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No 16 Motu-Au Close Cottage, Fiordland

Open Plan Living/Dining Area
Very good
41 reviews
Open Plan Living/Dining Area
Dining Area
Master bedroom with ensuite
2nd Bedroom
Deck off Master bedroom
The Monument, Lake Manapouri
Pearl Harbour, Doubtful Sound departure point, Manapouri
Wilmot Pass looking into Doubtful Sound
Waiau River, Manapouri
Tui feeding on flax flowers
Lake Manapouri from Scenic Circle Track
Fur Seals Doubtful Sound
Fiordland Crested Penguins, Doubtful Sound
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Manapouri, Southland Region, South Island
A new luxury 2 bedroomed cottage located at beautiful Lake Manapouri, the starting point for visiting Doubtful Sound and for basing yourself for the many activiites in Fiordland National Park. 16 Motu-Au Close Cottage has an open plan living/dining area with full ktichen which includes dishwasher, oven, cooktop and microwave. A full laundry includes washing machine, dryer as well as outside clothes line, washing powder is provided.

16 Motu-Au Close is located on its own section with outdoor living areas which include wooden decks for indoor/outdoor flow and a seperate cobbled BBQ area. Gas BBQ is provided along with off street parking and a double garage.

Unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi.

Located in a quiet cul-de-sac this cottage is a real home away from home with kitchen basics such as a range of teas and coffees (plunger coffee an...
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About the Owner
Jessie H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Interaction with guests
We live 1.5km from the property on our Alpaca Farm and our contact details are in the information folder in the cottage. Guests are welcome to contact us during their stay with any questions and also come along to our farm during their stay. We have a key safe at the property and details are forwarded to guests upon confirmation of booking.
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Very good - based on 41 reviews
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Brian P
Westbury, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Clean and tidy with good facilities. Very well placed for Doubtful Sound. One suggestion would be to add some shelving or drawer space as for those staying a few days it is nice to have the opportunity to unpack and re-arrange for the on-going journey. We met Jessie, when we reported a minor issue, who seemed very pleasant.

Management response:

Thanks for taking the time to give feedback Brian and we note your suggestion of how to improve the experience for longer term stays. We appreciated you bringing the slow drip to our attention as these can cause damage overtime and we have now retified this.


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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Perfect and extremely well-appointed cottage within easy walking distance of Lake Manapouri and Doubtful Sound tours. We stayed for four nights and could not have found more delightful accommodation. Jessie made us feel very welcome; a visit to her Alpaca farm is a must as is a night spent under warm Alpaca doonas! Would definitely stay here again.

Management response:

Thanks for your great feedback and we enjoyed meeting both of you and so did our alpacas. Love to have you back one day in the future.


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Ethna H
Shanghai, China
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Very clean and nicely appointed 2 bedroom cottage; perfect location for exploring Doubtful and Milford Sound. Ideal for a family a family. My children especially liked the plush robes and board games. Thank You!

Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we appreciate your great feedback - Many thanks:)


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Guests are expected to leave the cottage tidy, put away books, games etc that have been taken out and put any furniture moved back to orginal place. Place the last of the dishes...
    2 Full baths
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 1 night
R 2 172
R 9 124
1 May 2018 -
30 Sep 2018
2 nights
R 1 511
R 9 068
1 Oct 2018 -
31 Oct 2018
1 night
R 1 747
R 10 485
A$1 110
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
Manapouri Village is located on the shores of Lake Manapouri which is the centgre of Fiordland National Park, one of the worlds largest World Heritiage Parks. Lake Manapouri is New Zealands most beautiful lake being island studded with many arms. Lake Manapouri was the site of the beginning of conservation in New Zealand so is steeped in Conservation history and is the pride of many New Zealanders who stood up to a government and big business in the 1960's in the 'Save Lake Manapouri' campaign and won.

Lake Manapouri is the departure point to Doubtful Sound. The Manapouri Village is located on the edge of Lake Manapouri with forest margin seperating any buildings from the Lake so access is readily available for everyone to enjoy. Watch the sunset go down over Lake Manapo...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Queenstown: 160.0 km
Lake Manapouri is an easy 1.75hours drive from the Queenstown Airport through magnificent scenery.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.2 km.
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