Welcome to Barn 8 Studio, our newly renovated historic barn. Our entirely private studio is fully self contained making it easy to stay for a relaxing nights get away or a longer holiday in the Central Otago region. We live in a peaceful rural setting where we run a small lifestyle block. It is the perfect place for star gazing in the outdoor bath or relaxing reading a book under the trees in the private garden area.
“A truly special place, clearly designed with lots of love. Jennie’s place felt like a (more stylish) home away from home, with everything we needed for a relaxing 5-night stay. We loved the thoughtful interior design, seamless indoor-to-outdoor transition (just fold the sliding doors all the way), and evenings on the BBQ! Thank you so much to Jennie for being such a responsive and helpful host – we had a great stay!”
Stunning mountain views from modern 2 bedroomed cottage, 15 minute drive to Wanaka, 40 min. to Cromwell, 1h 15m to Queenstown airport. Comfortable, modern, set in rural garden within easy driving distance to Hawea and Wanaka lakes, Cardrona and Treble Cone ski fields. Located close to Hawea River, local walking and biking tracks. Ideal base to explore Central Otago. Off street parking close to accommodation. Suitable for work base. Owners available on site to assist.
“This was by far the nicest place we stayed at during our 3 months of travel. The pictures don’t even begin to do it justice. And so many breakfast items to choose from in the morning too, including homemade jams. There were only 3 adults in our group, it the place was so spacious, modern furnishings and well equipped with a full size kitchen. Unfortunately we were only there overnight, but it was so comfortable it could serve as a good base for a much longer stay to explore the area more fully. I highly recommend this place to others.”
Our Luxury Apartment we call "the man cave" is a cozy haven a few minutes drive from the lake and Wanaka town. Completely separate from our main house with a beautiful outdoor area where you can relax and enjoy the mountain views. Clutha River bike tracks and stunning walking tracks are at our doorstep - we even have a couple of bikes you can borrow - and after all that exercise you can return home and relax by the open fire.
“We have travelled quite a fair bit and Airbnb has always been our go-to choice for accommodations, Brandon and Sharon are by far the kindest and most hospitable hosts we’ve met. The Mancave was simply amazing, the apartment looks exactly the same as portrayed on the pictures, it’s not hard to tell that Brandon and Sharon put a lot of efforts into designing it. Brandon and Sharon also kindly granted us access to the alfresco seating which offers a stunning view of the mountains. If you’re in Wanaka and are looking for an apartment with character and friendly hosts, be sure to give the Mancave a try.”