The Lookout: Breathtaking views, Private Rainforest ★Walks to Waterfalls★

25 Lookout Road, Geraldine, Peel Forest
8
Max Guests
3
Bedrooms
1.5
Bathrooms

About this Holiday House

Three bedroom home set high in the tree tops with breathtaking views all the way to the ocean. Escape to the beautiful Peel Forest Scenic Reserve, home to countless native birds. The Lookout provides an excellent base for walking/hiking in Peel Forest. Maps and walking guides provided for Peel Forest scenic walks. Grab a map and head off into the rainforest. Surrounded by forest with walks to waterfalls, ancient trees and mountains on your doorstep. Secluded, private, warm, clean and comfy, our guests describe it as “a Dream”. Great for couples, families, and groups. 5 mins to The Green Man Cafe/Bar. Price includes luxury linen, organic coconut soap, cereals tea & coffee & exit clean. Free wifi and private parking. SPECIAL FEATURES The Lookout is a very special place. The property is located in Peel Forest Park - a beautiful protected native rainforest with flora and fauna of national significance. The house has been refurbished using natural timbers, plant based oils, handcrafted interiors and clay walls. -Relax and unwind, in total privacy -Walking tracks to waterfalls, ancient trees and mountains on your doorstep -See and hear many of NZ's beautiful birds up close: bellbirds, kereru, fantail, rifleman and other native birds are regular visitors near the house and around the property. -The property is set on over 1 hectare of private forest within the reserve -With no light pollution in Peel Forest you can stargaze at the brilliant night sky -Modern sunny and spacious living -Breakfast included: cereals, organic coffee, teas -Quality beds (very comfortable), spa towels and luxury linen -Free Wifi -Travel guides and local info -Luxury rainhead shower -Quality books, dvds and games -Ultra insulated home (very warm) with woodfire and heatpump -Electric blankets, extra pillows, blankets and linen -Setup for children includes games, books, portacot, highchair and stairgates (if required) -5 mins drive to The Green Man Peel Forest Cafe/Bar -15 mins drive to Geraldine township -Breathtaking views PRIVATE GARDENS / OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT -Large private gardens with walking tracks for guests to enjoy -Two foot bridges which cross over a beautiful stream -A rustic children's hut in the forest -Outdoor dining table, chairs and BBQ on main deck so you can enjoy the views nestled in the forest -Dining table and chairs on top viewing deck (off kitchen) so you're up high with the birdlife, can watch the sunrise and enjoy the dawn chorus -Enjoy exploring the unique rainforest flora and fauna -At different times of the year you will enjoy flowering plants, such as Kanuka (January), the NZ Tree Fuschia (Kotukutuku), Himilayan Lilies (December), Exotic Rhododendrons (Spring), . WALKING TRACKS -Peel Forest Reserve is renowned for it's magnificent scenery and walking tracks. -A map of the reserve and walking tracks (with details of these) are available to guests. -There are walks suitable for all levels of fitness - from flat easy walks to visit ancient trees, easy/medium walks to waterfalls, to longer walks up Mount Peel. LAYOUT -Private split level home (3 levels) -Top floor: fully equipped kitchen, dining room, top viewing deck with dining, and bedroom (queen bed) -Middle floor: lounge with woodfire leading to large outdoor deck with BBQ, master bedroom (queen bed) with private deck -Bottom floor: bedroom (1 double, 1 single), bathroom, two toilets KITCHEN -Fully equipped kitchen, including chefs knives and electric wok. -Well supplied pantry and fridge -Washing machine and ironing board -Extra linen (tea towels, wash cloths) and extra cleaning items -Complimentary laundry powder and other cleaners -Fire extinguisher and first aid kit BATHROOM -Luxury spa towels, with extra towels -Luxury rainhead shower over clawfoot bath -Complimentary organic soaps and shampoo/conditioner -Heated towel rail -Hand crafted bathroom interiors -Two toilets PEACE AND PRIVACY -Guests have total access to the property. We ensure you have complete privacy during your stay. We live 15 mins drive away, so we aren't far away if you need help with anything. -We're only too happy to help, we want to ensure your stay is a memorable one. PARKING There is plenty of private parking, enough room for campervans or a car and boat. WALKING TRACK TO HOUSE -There is a short, magical walk through the forest (2 minutes) from the private carpark to the house. It has a gentle incline plus steps on the steeper section. People with limited mobility will find it arduous and we recommend if you have large suitcases to leave them in the private carpark. TRAVELLING AROUND NZ -Christchurch Airport to Peel Forest 1 hour 45 minutes -Peel Forest to Lake Tekapo 1 hour 15 minutes -Peel Forest to Geraldine 15 minutes -The nearest supermarket is in Geraldine, open 7 days.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Features
BBQ
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Electric blankets
Fire place
Heat pump
Kitchen
Freezer
Fridge
High Chair
Microwave
Oven
Bathroom
Accessible Bathroom
Bath
Shower
Laundry
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Iron
Portacot
Washing Machine
Parking
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Basics
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
TV
Wifi
Other
Broadband
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
DVD
Electric heat
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Fridge/Freezer
Internet available
Outdoor furniture
Stereo
Toaster

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 1 Single(s), 1 Double(s), 1 Trundler bed(s)

Special Amenities

Wonderful views from the forest all the way to the ocean. Private and peaceful, set on 1 hectare of native forest, part of the wider Peel Forest Scenic Reserve. Guests have access to the entire property of over 1 hectare. The house is well equipped for families with books, DVD's, games, toys, forest tracks, and a rustic forest hut for kids to play in. Stair gates available on request for toddlers (3 level home). We ensure you have complete privacy during your stay - we won't bother you unless you'd like our help with something. We're only too happy to help, we want to ensure your stay is a memorable one. From the carpark there is a magical walk up-hill through the forest to the house (including steps). Elderly and those with low mobility will find this arduous. There is plenty of off-street private parking - room to park a jet boat, trailer or campervan.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Stunning Peel Forest walking/hiking tracks to waterfalls, mountains and ancient trees all on your doorstep. Mount Peel walking track entrance 5 minutes walk away. Horse trekking, white water rafting, and fantastic Cafe/Bar (The Green Man at Peel Forest) all close by. 5 mins drive to the cafe/licensed restaurant, often has fantastic live music on the weekends. 20 mins drive to Geraldine township, a picturesque town with boutique stores. Very friendly community.

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Rates

Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
9 Jan - 28 Feb $325 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
9 Jan - 28 Feb (Weekends)$325 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
1 Mar - 30 Apr $295 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
1 Mar - 30 Apr (Weekends)$325 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
1 May - 30 Jun $295 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
1 May - 30 Jun (Weekends)$325 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
1 Jul - 31 Jul $295 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
1 Jul - 31 Jul (Weekends)$325 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
1 Aug - 30 Nov $295 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
1 Aug - 30 Nov (Weekends)$325 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
1 Dec - 24 Dec $325 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
1 Dec - 24 Dec (Weekends)$365 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
24 Dec - 9 Jan $395 / Night for 4 guests$505 Nights
Rest of year$295 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
Rest of year (Weekends)$325 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
9 Jan - 28 Feb
$325 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
9 Jan - 28 Feb (Weekends)
$325 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Mar - 30 Apr
$295 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Mar - 30 Apr (Weekends)
$325 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 May - 30 Jun
$295 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 May - 30 Jun (Weekends)
$325 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Jul - 31 Jul
$295 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Jul - 31 Jul (Weekends)
$325 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Aug - 30 Nov
$295 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Aug - 30 Nov (Weekends)
$325 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Dec - 24 Dec
$325 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Dec - 24 Dec (Weekends)
$365 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
24 Dec - 9 Jan
$395 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 5 Nights
Rest of year
$295 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year (Weekends)
$325 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
2 night minimum stay.
A 3 night minimum may apply on long weekends.
Enquiries for long term rates are welcome.

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