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Alpaca Farmstay - Kepler Mountain View Cottage, Manapouri, Fiordland – Home 3600732 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

Alpaca Farmstay - Kepler Mountain View Cottage, Manapouri, Fiordland – Home 3600732

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 mi
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Kepler Mountain View Alpaca Cottage is a fully self contained one bedroom holiday cottage located in a rural setting at our Alpaca Farm on the outskirts of Lake Manapouri township taking in breathtaking views of Fiordland National Parks Kepler, Hunter and Takitimu Mountains inside or outside the cottage.

Kepler Mountain View Alpaca Cottage is in a private setting with outdoor area with gas BBQ and outdoor Hot Tub overlooking gardens looking out onto the Kepler and Hunter Mountains in Fiordland National Park. Guests are welcome to wander around the rural property enjoying the views from many different perspectives and interact with our friendly alpacas. Join us at feeding time to hand feed the alpacas and visit Wild Wool Gallery where Jessies fibre art crafted from alpaca fleece is displayed along with a range of other alpaca goodies.

Kepler Mountain View Alpaca Cottage is fully self contained with kitchen including dishwasher and a seperate laundry with washing machine and dryer, complimentary laundry powder provided. Kitchen basics are included in the cottage including fresh coffee beans and herbal teas.

Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi provided.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
  • 1 Full bath

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Mountain Views
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Staffed property
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The best way to explore Fiordland is to have your own vehicle. There is no public transport apart from one taxi in the area.

Interaction with guest

We live onsite and are greet our guests upon arrival and show them around the cottage and general area and answer any questions. We are available to our guests during their stay but respect their privacy and leave them to enjoy this beautiful space with the knowledge that we are available if they wish to talk with us. Guests are invited to join us feeding alpacas on our farm each evening if they wish.

Policies

Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

This is a working alpaca farm and guests are invited to join us in hand feeding the alpacas during their stay but no entering into paddocks without our permission. We supply some alpaca nuts so guests can feed alpacas over the fence at their leisure.

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About the owner

Jessie H.
Calendar last updated:
28 Feb 2024
Years listed:
13
Based in:
New Zealand
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Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
26 reviews

Excellent
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Very Good
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“Best hosts- amazing place- great way to unwind”

Reviewed 12 Mar 2022

The cabin was very comfy and had everything including an outdoor hot tub. Immaculate and well laid out. The alpacas were amazing and we spent a lot of time with them- they are so well cared for- they… More

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Response from the owner Thanks for your lovely feedback and it was wonderful to host you both:)

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“Arcadian Bliss”

Reviewed 11 Feb 2022

We stayed for a few nights because we wanted to be close to Manapouri and Te Anau, experience a farm stay and find out more about alpacas, which intrigue us Jessie and Ray are excellent hosts and we t… More

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Response from the owner Thank you for staying with us and we enjoyed hosting you and introducing you to our 4 legged "kids".

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“Beautiful place to stay”

Reviewed 2 Jan 2020

After showing our room (even with a hot tub outside), we immediately get a tour around the alpaca farm. The lady was very kind. It is really nice to get to know something more about alpacas. In the ev… More

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“Wonderful place”

Reviewed 11 Nov 2018

We had a wonderful stay at the kepler mountain view cottage. Ray and Jessie have so much passion about Alpacas that they love to explain everyone about the Alpacas how they live and about the wool. Je… More

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“Wonderful cottage with many beautiful new Alpaca friends”

Reviewed 29 Apr 2018

This was a great experience. The cottage is super clean and very roomy. All the kitchen necessities are there if you want to cook your own meals. I was super excited about the Alpacas, and my hus… More

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Response from the owner Thanks for your great feedback Teri and we would love to have you back anytime.

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“A wonderful Stay”

Reviewed 4 Apr 2018

We stayed here before and after our Doubtful Sound overnight cruise (which was superb). The cottage is simple but very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Jessie and Ray are the perfect hosts and it was… More

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Response from the owner Thanks for your lovely feedback Malcolm and it was a pleasure to have you stay in our cottage:)

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“Perfect base for Routeburn track”

Reviewed 12 Feb 2017

An incredible location with stunning surrounding views of the mountains. We were made to feel very welcome by Jessie and Ray and even had a personal introduction to the very friendly alpaca's. Ma… More

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Response from the owner Many thanks for your great feedback, we appreciate knowing how our guests are finding their experience staying with us and its great to know that you enjoyed your time with us. See you back again one day for another of Fiordlands Great Walks:)

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“Excellent accommodation with mountain views”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2017

Excellent, well equipped accommodation with mountain views. Very friendly hosts who were happy to help us get to know the local area. Meeting Max and the other alpacas was an added bonus!!

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Response from the owner Thanks for posting your feedback and we look forward to having you stay again sometime.

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“Amazing Place!!!”

Reviewed 30 Mar 2016

This was an amazing place - the house itself was very nice and very well equipped - kitchen with everything you can think off, laundry room, bedroom - excellent. And the location - unbelievable. Close… More

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Response from the owner Thanks for your great feedback. Lake Manapouri is New Zealand most scenic and beautiful lake valued by all NZERS but still a quiet secret.

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“The best motel experience ever had”

Reviewed 12 Jan 2016

Very immaculate place with attention to detail. Great hosts-very accommodating and helpful. Manapouri place is beautiful with excellent lake to walking distance to this place. I would think this pla… More

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Response from the owner Thanks for your feedback, we totally have to agree - Manapouri is an unspoilt paradise and is the place to stay when visiting Fiordland.

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Jessie (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Jessie (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Jessie (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Jessie the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Jessie (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Jessie (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Jessie (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Jessie (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Jessie (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Jessie (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Jessie (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Jessie (the owner) a message.

If Jessie (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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