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Fishtail Lodge B&B and Fly Fishing

Garden view Fishtail Lodge, country living in stunning Wairau Valley, Marlborough South Island
1 of 23Garden view Fishtail Lodge, country living in stunning Wairau Valley, Marlborough South Island
Private Room , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Marlborough Region, South Island
Country living at it's very best, close to Marlborough's many wineries. This private accommodation is a welcome retreat in stunning Wairau Valley. Beautiful gardens, walk the frog trail or watch the birds bathing in the pond, see the gold fish at the surface looking for their treat. Desmond our pet sheep likes the attention too, and is fond of carrots. Jump in the heated pool or relax in the swing chair looking at Mount Fishtail. The lodge is named after Mount Fishtail behind our lodge. The lodge has a lounge, dining table, and a specious bathroom. The bedroom has a queen size bed and 1 single bed. We have a second single bed available if needed. Mike's famous breakfast is a must have and we have Wi-Fi for our guests and a laundry facility. The Wairau Valley golf course is a 7 minutes walk and the oldest Marlborough tavern is... Read more
Listing #HL5885170
About the Owner
Mike and Mariette de Ruiter d
Languages spoken:German, English, Dutch
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2015
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We had a birthday party to attend locally and booked in for a night. Well appointed, comfortable quiet location & accommodation. Fabulous hosts who even indulged the birthday boy and his mate in their beautiful garden when they arrived unexpectedly. The night sky is amazing...More

Thank Neil C
Management response:Responded 12 February 2018

We really enjoyed your company and of your friends. We hope to see and welcome you back some day in our lodge.

Reviewed 28 December 2017

Mike and Marietta are wonderful hosts who give you the feeling that you are more than welcome in their lodge. The lodge is a spacious building next to their house that is surrounded by a large garden. The garden as well as a swimming pool...More

Thank Dutchtraveler2
Management response:Responded 29 December 2017

Thank you for your great review. We enjoyed having you in our lodge and we are glad that you have a good time at Fishtail Lodge B&B

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Large living area as well as an outdoor space. Everything clean and well maintained and a comfy bed. Mike is a very good host and his breakfast is a great start to the day. It’s all located in a tranquail setting. Pleased we found this.

Thank Peter H
Management response:Responded 6 November 2017

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again in the near future. Mariette & Mike

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Ask about smoking
    Check in: 2:00 AM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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About the neighbourhood
Wairau Valley is located between Renwick and St. Arnaud.
Country living close to the wineries. Wairau Valley is surrounded by Richmond National Forest Park, surrounded mountains, farmland, vineyards and wineries.
Wairau River is a braided river and only a 5 minutes drive from Fishtail Lodge. Fishing for rainbow and brown trout with Mike, your host and guide.

Explore the township of Wairau Valley and visit Wairau Valley Marlborough oldest Tavern, meals available.
Rosana's cafe and gallery, organic coffee and tea, baking, soup and snack, various artists work on display.
Leighvander Cottage, hundred varieties of lavender and special gifts.
The Rimu cottage, build in 1915, local arts and crafts.
Jeymar Soap Shop, handmade soaps and body products.
And for golf enthusiasts the Wairau Valle...
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How to get there
Airport: Blenheim: 20.0 km
Railway: Blenheim: 35.0 km
Ferry: Picton: 50.0 km
We are located just 30 minutes from Blenheim

From Blenheim, take State Highway 6 direction Nelson for 10 Kilometers, take the left hand turn just before Renwick onto State Highway 63 direction West Coast and enjoy the scenic drive through the numerous vineyards and farms until you reach the town of Wairau Valley.
Fishtail Lodge is on the right hand side of the road, 200 meters past the Wairau Tavern.
Look for the B&B sign and the big sign with the fishtail logo! at the entrance of the drive way.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 40.0 km.
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