Wow, I could almost just cut and paste the review by Haylot! We also had problems with our booked accommodation and sought assistance from Iris and Peter (who also run Sails Ashore). The care and assistance provided were exceptional. My mother also headed off to church with Iris on the Sunday and enjoyed herself enormously. We had daily visits from the Kaka and enjoyed watching the tui play in the garden. It's a comfortable walk down to the central business area on halfmoon bay.
Kowhai Lane, which is owned by Iris and Peter's daughter Anne, is extremely comfortable and cosy. We also were fortunate to have the place to ourselves using two of the three rooms available. I wouldn't hesitate to stay at Kowhai Lane again it was great.
Kowhai Lane is packaged with Peter's tour of Ulva island, which we also enjoyed very much. You go across on their yacht Talisker which can handle any conditions that might blow up in the course of the day.
- 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