Bush House

16 Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

OFF-PEAK SPECIAL! 25% off the standard rate for off-peak stays of 2 or more nights before 23 Dec 2022. Bush House is a modern home with a spacious feel and wonderful flow to an outdoor deck with a BBQ. Nestled in native bush, it offers privacy within just a few minutes walk of the lake front. The central kitchen, dining and living area is warmed by a heatpump, and has Netflix, Sky TV and a music centre. The king bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, while the queen and twin bedrooms share a second bathroom with bathtub and shower. With a washing machine and clothes dryer, it has all you need while enjoying a break away. Just a short stroll to the lakefront and the Church of the Good Shepherd, Bush House offers seclusion in a location central to all Tekapo has to offer, including all local cafes & restaurants. The lakefront track accessed at the end of the driveway leads into the Lake Tekapo Regional Park, with a maze of fantastic walking and mountain biking tracks.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Sky TV
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 2 Single(s), 1 King(s)

Special Amenities

Private holiday home very close to lake

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Tekapo has a lot on offer whatever the season...skiing, boating, fishing, walking, tramping, mountain biking, photography, star-gazing, horse treks, scenic flights, ice-skating, golf, paddle boarding, 4WDing, hot pools...and more! Excellent base for a day trip to Mount Cook/Aoraki.


Average Rating: 4
3 total reviews

We just stayed one night, but would have loved to have stayed longer, the Bush House totally exceeded our expectations. The pictures on here do not do it justice. Clearly been done up recently, all the mod cons. The location is perfect, just across the road from the Church of the Good Shepherd and round the corner from the "CBD". Easy walking to town for restaurants etc. We were a family of five and it suited our purposes perfectly. If I had one negative thing to say it would be, no WIFI, but with all the scenery around who wants to be on the internet (it does have strong mobile coverage, so we just used mobile data). We will be back, as Arnold says...
Response from Owner
Lovely to hear you so enjoyed your stay, look forward to your return, hopefully for longer next time. Will see what we can do about the wifi and updating the photos!
Nice house but poorly managed. Booked the place for a visit from my parents, I was so embarrassed to let them stay at the Bush House. We arrived late afternoon to find dirty dishes in the dish washer, no dish washing granules and a few drops of dish washing liquid left for hand washing. We went out and bought dish washing granules at own expense. Ice trays in freezer but no ice, not very helpful if you looking forward to nice cool drink after a long day in the car. I found long black hairs on the bed linen; torn towels and to top it all off, no hot water - only lukewarm water in kitchen and shower. I've stayed at a number of places at Lake Tekapo over the past few years, this was by far the worst experience. It's a nice house, but so poorly maintained.
Response from Owner
We are mortified to hear these comments and strive to uphold strict cleaning standards at all times. We have had the hot water issues rectified. We appreciate your feedback.
A fabulous home away from home. Wonderful spot a stones throw from the Lake edge and a 5 minute walk to the township. Modern, clean and well appointed. We have stayed twice and will be bak again for sure.



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Mar - 14 Apr $199 / Night for 2 guests$302 Nights
18 Apr - 2 Jun $199 / Night for 2 guests$302 Nights
6 Jun - 22 Jun $199 / Night for 2 guests$302 Nights
26 Jun - 30 Jun $199 / Night for 2 guests$302 Nights
1 Oct - 20 Oct $233 / Night for 2 guests$302 Nights
24 Oct - 9 Nov $233 / Night for 2 guests$302 Nights
13 Nov - 22 Dec $233 / Night for 2 guests$302 Nights
23 Dec - 3 Jan $310 / Night for 2 guests$403 Nights
Rest of year$310 / Night for 2 guests$402 Nights
1 Mar - 14 Apr
$199 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
18 Apr - 2 Jun
$199 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
6 Jun - 22 Jun
$199 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
26 Jun - 30 Jun
$199 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Oct - 20 Oct
$233 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
24 Oct - 9 Nov
$233 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
13 Nov - 22 Dec
$233 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
23 Dec - 3 Jan
$310 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year
$310 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 2 Nights
Ask about our WINTER specials!

Rates shown are valid until 28 Feb 2023. Please enquire for later dates.

OFF-PEAK SPECIAL rates above apply to 1-2 people staying 2 or more off-peak nights before 23 Dec 2022 - excluding peak periods and statutory weekends. Additional $30/night for extra adults, $18.75/night for extra children (> 17 yrs).

Rest of year: $40/extra adult, $25/extra child (> 17 yrs)

Linen, towels and cleaning is included in the rate.

Check-in is at our Discover Tekapo office between 3-6 pm. Late arrivals possible by prior arrangement.

If you don't receive a response to an enquiry within 24 hours please call or email us as they sometimes go missing in action! info@discovertekapo.co.nz / 022 368 0600

Please note, the minimum night stay may increase during peak periods. One night stay requests may be accepted depending on availability, and incur a small surcharge.

Discounts may be available for extended stays. Please enquire :-)


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