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Sleeps 4 guests 2 1


Enjoy the convenient location of this two bedroom cottage which is within a two minute walk from the village centre.  Relax in the sunny living area while looking out on the gorgeous garden and mountain views.  Keep warm in the colder months with the warmth of a fireplace or heatpump and in summer time open the doors out onto the patio which also provides the perfect spot for checking out the night sky.

Choose to prepare your own meals in the fully equipped kitchen or talk a short track down to one of the local cafes and restaurants.   Two bedrooms make it perfect for small groups or family traveling together.  Take the opportunity to have fresh clean clothes on holiday with the use of the laundry facilities.  Rifugio has everything you need to enjoy time away in one of NZ’s most beautiful locations.


  1. Queen bed
  2. 2 single beds

Autumn SPECIAL: 20% discount for stays or 2 or more off-peak nights until the end of June 2024.

Standard nightly rates:

  • from $310 for 1-2 guests, depending on season.
  • plus $50 per extra guest
  • under 2 yrs free in a port-a-cot (available for hire)
  • linen, towels and cleaning included

2 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY – this may increase during peak periods. One night stay requests may be accepted depending on availability, and would incur a surcharge.

Discounts may be also available for extended or repeat stays. Enquire now >>

Accommodation Features

Clothes dryer
Coffee plunger
DVD Player
Dining area
Electric blankets
Fireplace (wood provided)
Free parking
Freeview TV
Heat pump
Hot water kettle
Linen provided
Living room
Outdoor furniture
Queen bed
Rice cooker
Single bed
Washing machine
Wireless internet (free)

Super central!

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Past guests say ...

Highly recommend this place if you’re staying in Tekapo. Beautiful view from the house, easy to walk to restaurants and the lake. House was well stocked with extra blankets, cooking implements, board games and movies. There’s even a washer and dryer which we used to do laundry.

Rebecca – Nov 2023

Awesome place, had everything we needed. Owners have made it very homely with little extras you don’t normally find – well recommended *****

Fay – Mar 2023

Great location, spacious and comfortable accommodation. Easy and direct access to the town centre through the garden route.

Mufaddal – Dec 2022

A lovely and beautifully place to stay! We spent 4 nights in this beautiful house with a lovely yard planted with kinds of flowers. It was really quiet and will able to watch full sky of stars at night.

Muxian – Nov 2022

This is a house where we could relax and catch our breath in a calm atmosphere-the warmth of the fire was especially nice. Plenty of homely 80’s style things around to make older folk feel at home. Everything a family of four would need to cook their own meals. The bath was really welcome.

Nancy – Oct 2022

Great place to stay! It had a nice homely feel, was clean and tidy and had everything we needed. Amazing view and great location. Would definitely stay again!

Mackenzie – July 2022