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Frances User Profile


7 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1.5 baths
7 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Sparkling clean
10 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

Hidden valley lodge is tucked inside the rainforest overlooking beautiful Lake Poerua.Listen to birdsong,kayak,fish for trout.Perfect base for exploring the West Coast .Free use of kayaks to explore the lake and hidden lagoon .Soak in a wood fired hot tub beside the stream, look for freshwater crayfish by torchlight and visit your own glow worm cave at night .Watch our flightless birds cheeky wekas play.The price is for two people . Extras $35,children under 2 years free


Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported a carbon monoxide detector on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed,1 bunk bed



25 reviews
Outstanding hospitality
Quick responses
Amazing amenities
Meghan User Profile
January 2020
This place is amazing! We had terrible weather, but still loved our stay. We have 3 kids and found it perfect for a family. Glow worms, hot tub, gold panning, cows, wekas and hikes. The house was so cozy and warm with the fire. I wish we lived closer as we would love to come stay…
Svetlana User Profile
January 2020
Mind blowing eco retreat!!! Fireplace and candles! This is an impressive nicely restored church in a middle of working farm. Best view ever to meditate all day long. Cave with glow warms. Free kayaks, short walk to the lake. Hot tab hited by wood. Great hosts. Fully equipped…
Julian User Profile
December 2019
Great place to chill for a few nights, lake, hot tub, forest and cool building - converted church
Chris User Profile
November 2019
The host canceled this reservation 110 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Esther Lisa User Profile
Esther Lisa
November 2019
Enjoyed our stay at Frances’s place. The hot tub, kayaks and fishing really make this place unique. We loved seeing the glow worms and even saw some crayfish!
Jonathan User Profile
November 2019
Absolutely amazing place. Really enjoyed our stay, plenty of things to do in this hidden wonderland. Kids loved exploring, playing in the streams and looking for glow worms. Highly recommended!!
Zina User Profile
October 2019
Amazing! Didn’t want to leave.

Hosted by Frances

New Zealand, New ZealandJoined in May 2018
Frances User Profile
25 Reviews
I live in the South Island and have provided tourist accommodation on our farm since 1996. I enjoy sailing , four wheel driving and travelling to remote areas .I am a semi retired physio.
Interaction with guests
We live nearby in the bush and are happy to answer any queries but do respect your privacy.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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The neighbourhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
After 2:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events