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Escape the roar and rush of city life with nature in the Down Time House, Lake Ohau, in Canterbury. As the name suggests this house is the perfect gateway to enjoy the downtime that one needs from the intense life in today’s world. A quaint skip in the serene surroundings of Lake Ohau is the perfect excuse to stay at this beautiful piece of property. The homeliness of the Down Time House can easily be harnessed as the unique selling point of this house for the hordes of guests that flock here to book their stays. The house is a simple one against the glitzy glamour of the extravagant villas.
The simplicity and the rustic charm of the place tempt ones to spend some peaceful days in nature’s embrace. With a harmonious combination of mass and void (in this case glass), this property consists of three delightful bedrooms. The master bedroom is a sweet space with a plain queen sized wooden bed and some basic furniture for the bare necessities. The head-turner factor of this otherwise elementary room is the huge glass wall overlooking the entrance porch and having a direct view only access to the surroundings right from the bed. The second bedroom is again a simple affair with a queen size bed dominating the decor along with some ordinary but cozy settings. The third bedroom consists of one bunk bed and a single bed. There are two bathrooms, one attached to the master bedroom. The other is the common one that is essentially a family bathroom.
The porch of the house provides an idle space with garden furniture in order to enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings. The backyard gives an unadulterated view of one of the smaller lakes of the area. The small picnic bench just completes the beauty of the space and fits the frame like a glove.
The simple home has quite an arty-crafty indoor area. It can be easily segregated into two different sections: one is the lounge and the other one is the dinning cum kitchen area with a kitchen island in between. This island defines each enclosure. The bifurcation of the lounge and the kitchen is well done by means of flooring. While the lounge area is aptly carpeted, the kitchen cum dining area proudly boasts of a solid hardwood floor. The lounge has a similar view of the entry porch just like the master bedroom. Besides, it is also well equipped with plush marshmallow soft couches and a giant television. The kitchen and the dining area provide a perfect space to have a peaceful meal.
Since the property is just a holiday home, it does not have any in-house staff. However, the services and the amenities are one of the best in the market. The kitchen has all the weapons required to cook up a delicious meal. There is an effective laundry room to take care of the clothes. The property is well secured as well. Other basic amenities are readily available.
The location of the property is ideal for fun activities. Lake Ohau is just five minutes’ walk away. Mt. Cook and Mt. Tekapo are literally forty minutes’ drive far. Stargazing is another thing that the guests can enjoy in the light pollution free nights. Many walking trails exist nearby the property in Ruataniwha National Park or Mt. Cook. If one is exploratory, then they can also try the Cycle Trail named ‘Alps to Ocean’. A lazy walk by the riverside or lakeside is equally enticing as the other options.
|period||Minimum stay||3 bedrooms|
|16/05/2020 01/02/2021||Low season||2 nights||USD $ 288|