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Ribbonwood Retreat Franz Josef Waiho rooms

Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Julie And Jonathan
3 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 private bath
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The spacious Waiho Rooms has views of garden, mountains and the forests of Westland National Park. Both rooms have ranch slider doors that open out to a private deck where you can enjoy the sunset.
A fully cooked breakfast is included. Enjoy locally sourced and home made food as well as fruit and vegetables from the garden. We are Kiwis that have lived in the area for many years running our bed and breakfast. We love to share our wide knowledge of the attractions of the Glacier Region.

The space
The Waiho Rooms are located on the second floor of the house - where your party have the exclusive use of the top floor of the house.
This includes two rooms for a double, twin, or a group of three traveling together. The roomy Waiho master bedroom (a huge 35 sq m space) has a king bed and a single bed with views of the glaciers and mountains. It includes a desk, walk in wardrobe and sofa.
The smaller Waiho bedroom (12 sq m) has a queen bed. Both rooms share the bathroom.
Not suitable for children due to stairs and balcony.

Guest access
Guests can enjoy the privacy of the top floor of the house, a vast garden area to roam, a secluded deck and free parking. There is no guest kitchen however drink making facilities are always available.

Other things to note
Franz Josef Glacier area has some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. Just 10 minutes drive from our place, Franz Josef Glacier descends from the tops of the Southern Alps into rainforest close to sea level. This provides a very rare opportunity to experience a dynamic glacier in a temperate environment, within easy driving and walking distance from the main highway.
Franz Josef village is surrounded by lush rainforest with the high snow-capped Alps above. The buzz of helicopters all day drove us to seek a quieter refuge just 5 minutes and 5 kms away from the village where we are close but just far away enough to enjoy tranquility and views of the National Park.
Within a short distance of the village are a number of options for taking in the natural attractions including a cycleway, walks of varying length, guided walks, kayaking, and action adventures like rafting or skydiving. You can take a visit to the white heron colony or the world’s rarest kiwi.
Two minutes drive North of us is the beautiful Lake Mapourika, a great place for swimming, fishing, birdwatching and kayaking.
Ōkārito Lagoon New Zealand’s largest estuarine lagoon is a 20-minute drive north. It is well known for its walks and coastal birdlife, including the white heron (kōtuku).
The spacious Waiho Rooms has views of garden, mountains and the forests of Westland National Park. Both rooms have ranch slider doors that open out to a private deck where you can enjoy the sunset.
A fully cooked breakfast is included. Enjoy locally sourced and home made food as well as fruit and vegetables from the garden. We are Kiwis that have lived in the area for many years running our bed and breakfast. We love to share our wide knowledge of the attractions of the Glacier Region.

The space
The Waiho Rooms are located on the second floor of the house - where your party have the exclusive use of the top floor of the house.
This includes two rooms for a double, twin, or a group of three traveling together. The roomy Waiho master bedroom (a huge 35 sq m space) has a king bed and a single bed with views of the glaciers and mountains. It includes a desk, walk in wardrobe and sofa.
The smaller Waiho bedroom (12 sq m) has a queen bed. Both rooms share the bathroom.
Not suitable for children due to stairs and balcony.

Guest access
Guests can enjoy the privacy of the top floor of the house, a vast garden area to roam, a secluded deck and free parking. There is no guest kitchen…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

Amenities

Breakfast
Hair dryer
Laptop-friendly workspace
TV
Wi-Fi
Iron
Private living room
Essentials
Heating
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand

Set 5 km north of Franz Josef, our home, Ribbonwood Retreat is located in verdant farmland framed by the forests of the national park. Spacious lawns, gardens and native trees surround our Cottage and home, attracting a large variety of birdlife.

Top places nearby

Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools
3.8 km
SnakeBite Brewery
4.2 km
Okarito Kayaks
14.8 km

Mount Cook
27.4 km
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
27.4 km

Hosted by Julie And Jonathan

Joined in February 2016
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During your stay
Hosts Julie or Jonathan offer informed advice of the activities and attractions the Glacier Region has to offer. Julie is a primary teacher and Jonathan a former conservation ranger in the nearby Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary and Westland National Park.
Hosts Julie or Jonathan offer informed advice of the activities and attractions the Glacier Region has to offer. Julie is a primary teacher and Jonathan a former conservation range…
Julie And Jonathan is a Superhost
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    Things to know

    House rules
    Check-in: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Checkout: 10:00 am
    Not suitable for children and infants
    No smoking
    No pets
    No parties or events
    Health & safety
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