Taumata Maruapo - Resting Place of Dreams

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About this Holiday House

Welcome to Taumata Maruapo (Resting Place of Dreams). A large 1990's build family holiday home that holds a special place in the hearts of those who stay from a night to a week. A peaceful sanctuary nestled in amongst 50 hectares of sub-alpine beech forest. A two-storey wooden home with a covered wrap-around verandah on three sides. Two bathrooms - upstairs toilet and shower, and downstairs toilet and bath. Open chimney log burner which heats the entire space and firewood supplied for those cold winter nights and for keeping the family warm. Washing machine, dryer, microwave, oven/stove, hot-water, and clean fresh and filtered alpine rainwater for the house's water supply. The property is forest-clad, surrounded by sub-alpine native beech forest, with wonderful bird life and adjacent to Nelson Lakes National Park (and Lake Rotoiti) and significant conservation and recreation areas. A private and easily accessible creek (via two walking tracks) is located just 50m from the house for quiet reflection or a VERY crisp dip (for those brave enough!!). Located 7km from St Arnaud Village (and Lake Rotoiti - Kerr Bay), 50 minutes to Nelson, one hour to Blenheim, 25 minutes to Rainbow Valley Skifield.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen not provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Fire place
High Chair
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Laundry Tub
Wood stove

Bed layout

4 Single(s), 4 Bunk(s), 2 Double(s)

Special Amenities

Wonderful two-storey house surrounded on all sides by beautiful native beech forest which attracts bountiful Bellbirds, Tui, and Robins. Also the occasional Weka and flocks of Kaka have been seen and witnessed on the property, even via the view and comfort of the Kitchen window looking out into the backyard and to the tops of the majestic beech trees.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Rainbow Ski-field for skiing and snowboarding, Lake Rotoiti (hiking and walking tracks, also has a population of wild Kiwi), and Nelson Lakes National Park, T-total recreational area (mountain bike tracks and walks), naturally frozen ice-skating pond (in Winter), local hunting and trout-fishing, Molesworth 4wd track, Murchison, Wairoa valley/Wairoa Gorge


Average Rating: 4
14 total reviews

This was a lovely spot, relaxed and secluded in the bush. The house is cosy and has a great kitchen for cooking. Jen kindly let us stay an extra night after we missed our first night due to ferry cancellations. Would recommend to all.
The house was great. Had everything you need for a cosy getaway. More than enough beds, a fireplace and a large kitchen. The best part is the location in the middle of the bush - was so quiet and lovely. Not too far away from Lake Rotoiti, we did a nice day walk to Coldwater Hut and back to the comfort of the house. Jen from St Arnaud Holiday Houses was very accommodating and communication was great. Expect a typical kiwi bach in a lovely location.
channa rajasuriya
It was bad from booking confirmation itself, They charged a cleaning fee, but later informed we have to clean fully if not pay $100 for professional cleaning. We always clean the bach no need to mislead, however, we cleaned the place (As always), left it better than it was. However, the place is very rustic not well maintained, OK for us trampers just for 9 hours stay, not sure about families, not my choice.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
15 Jun - 1 Oct $140 / Night for 4 guests$272 Nights
15 Dec - 15 Jan $175 / Night for 4 guests$332 Nights
Rest of year$150 / Night for 4 guests$272 Nights
Rest of year$180 / Night for 4 guests$271 Night
Rest of year$930 / Week for 4 guests$1101 Week
15 Jun - 1 Oct
$140 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $27Min. stay: 2 Nights
15 Dec - 15 Jan
$175 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $33Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$150 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $27Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$180 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $27Min. stay: 1 Night
Rest of year
$930 / Week for 4 guests
Extra guests: $110Min. stay: 1 Week
We will accept bookings for 1 night only but the rate is $180 per night for up to 4 people and $27 pp above that.
Standard rate is $150 per night for up to 4 people with a minimum of 2 nights, $27 per person per night above 4 guests.
Peak summer rate increases to $175/night for up to 4 guests then $32.50 per extra guest - minimum 2 night stay.
Ski season special rate at $140/night up to 4 guests and $27 per extra guest - minimum 2 night stay.

Linen: Bring your own linen
Cleaning: You are expected to clean the property on the morning of your departure. A cleaning fee of $100 can be paid additionally if you wish to have us clean on your departure.




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