The Turrets

95 Frentz Rd, Orepuki, Riverton 9881
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Have you ever wanted to stay in a Palace? Now is your chance. The Turret House at Monkey Island is an Icon of the South Coast, and an historic Homestead. In its hay day at the turn of the Century, It was built out of Native Timber by the wealthy whaler and trader, Valentine-Printz. This is one of the few turret houses that remains intact. With a commanding view over the surrounding countryside, Fiordland, and the Southern Ocean, the ambiance of this home and property is very unique. With 3 large double bedrooms, and comfortably sleeping 8 people, this large home would be perfect for a couple of families to join together on holiday.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen not provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Heat pump
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Off Street Parking
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Fire wood supplied
Laundry Tub
Outdoor Shower

Bed layout

1 King(s), 1 Queen(s), 1 Double(s), 2 Stretcher(s)

Special Amenities

Monkey Island beach is a hop skip and a jump away. This is a safe swimming beach for the family, with handy diving, fishing, and surf as well. The Fiordland mountains opposite make a stunning scenic backdrop. Close by, The Orepuki Beach cafe offers award winning snacks, coffee and lunches during the day, and In the evening unwind at the friendly Orepuki Tavern, with your hosts Alister and Gaylene- or go further afield to The Colac Bay Tavern or close by Tuatapere. There is excellent dining at restaurants in Riverton, just 20 minutes away. Invercargill, The Catlins, and Stewart Island are day trips from this property.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

This is the perfect spot for a family or group of friends to gather in preparation to walk the Hump Ridge Track. The Hump Ridge is a 3 day walking track, accessed from close by Tuatapere, so this makes an ideal pre and post walk Base. If you fancy horse riding , then Orepuki Horsetreks , hosted by Elfi will cater for you with a beach ride. I can help facilitate this as I also have horses.


Average Rating: 5
2 total reviews

This very comfortable & quirky historic house has amazing views out over the coastline, Longwood forest hills and out west to Fiordland. We stayed for three days (three grown-ups and one school age kid) and did beach walks & excursions each day to the fabulous locations nearby - although had some difficulty getting the crew out of the house as it was so relaxing and has loads of space (three bedrooms + two lounges, and verandahs facing out on to the scenery/farmland). There is even a cute orchard out the back, and we made some great meals in the well appointed kitchen. And as it was typical windy Southland on a sunny day, we were able to use the excellent wash house facilties to do holiday laundry & get it dry on the rotary clothes line by lunchtime ;) Having said that, the house is sheltered from the worst of the wind by amazing mature trees & we made good use of the electric blankets when it got cool at night. I highly recommend the Turrrets for a stay in this part of the south coast, this was a highlight of our summer holiday and Jenny was super helpful
Seldom do you have the opportunity to holiday in such an auspicious home! We marvelled at the turrets and how unique that they have stood the test of time! We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay at the Turrets. We went horse trekking through spectacular bush and Orepuki beach with the fabulous Monkey Island. We met the friendliest locals whilst wondering around the beautiful bays and enjoyed the local cuisine - yummy fresh Blue Cod at the local! Highly recommend a stay at the Turrets :)



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Dec - 28 Feb $250 / Night for 4 guests$302 Nights
20 Dec - 9 Jan $300 / Night for 4 guests$302 Nights
Rest of year$200 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
1 Dec - 28 Feb
$250 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
20 Dec - 9 Jan
$300 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$200 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
Labour Weekend, Easter, and all other public Holidays---
Same Rates as 1 Dec- 28 Feb
.ie $250 per night, and $30 per person for extra Guests.


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