We really fell on our feet when we booked Kowhai Lane for our 3 nights on Stewart Island. The property consists of 4 bedrooms with en-suites along with a very large communal space of Dining Room, Kitchen and Lounge. We tend to like meeting and chatting with other people so we were a bit unfortunate as when we stayed there we were the only guests but it did have the advantage that we had the whole place to ourselves. The accommodation is fully equipped in every way. There is even a nice flatscreen TV and DVD player with a large collection of DVDs showing local wildlife and social history of Stewart Island and Ulva (ideal for a wet day). Peter and Iris are the perfect hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. They are so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the Islands. We went with Peter to visit Ulva and it was a brilliant day. We went to Ulva on his yacht, a start to the day that made you feel a million dollars. While there we also went out for an evening with Phillip Smith looking for Kiwis on the beach. Again a fantastic trip on which we saw 5 Kiwis. A truly magical experience. This has to be the place to stay when in Stewart Island as I can't imagine anything more perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kowhai Lane modern house offering en-suite rooms with a modern self catering kitchen and extensive guest lounge. It overlooks Halfmoon Bay, is only 4 minutes stroll from the waterfront and an ideal base from which to explore Stewart Island. Kowhai Lane is fully centrally heated and newly refurnished and decorated. Kowhai Lane's managers are professional guides and happy to assist guests enjoy the peace and beauty of Stewart Island. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kowhai Lane Holiday Home Stewart Island, South Island, New Zealand