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Stella's Retreat

  • 8 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi


With a backdrop of the majestic mountain scenery and in the heart of the peaceful township of Hanmer Springs, Stella's Retreat waits to host your getaway.

Head to this holiday home for the perfect departure point for your adventures. Wake up in the morning, use the Nespresso machine to brew your morning cup of coffee, make a plan for the day with your choice of some of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand or simply start recharging your batteries and enjoy unwinding in this lovely newly built home. Listen to the Chatterton River gently burbling nearby.

Stella's Retreat comes equipped with all the must-haves for a relaxing holiday including air conditioning, a heat pump and fireplace to set the ideal temperature during summer or winter, a BBQ and outdoor dining area for those classic kiwi dinners fresh off the grill and WiFi to keep you connected.

This is a perfect family choice, with 4 comfortable bedrooms and a Port-A-Cot available.

Stay on site and marvel at the stunning views streaming in from the large ranch sliders, take a stroll along the near by river walking tracks along Chatterton River or head into town, just 15-20 minute walk into the heart of Hanmer Springs. Hanmer Springs offers a fantastic year-round getaway - enjoy hiking and cycling within minutes from your door, indulge at the thermal pools and spa, enjoy boutique shopping, cafes, and restaurants, or get into golfing and skiing.

For a slice of Hanmer Springs magic - Welcome to Stella's Retreat!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 King Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Pull out bed, 1 King Single Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Pull out bed, 1 King Single Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 King Size Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.

Special Conditions

Please note the spa is not available for guest use.

Please note that there is a maximum of 6 adults allowed at this property at all times.


  • Air conditioning
  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (gas / electric)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (electric)
  • Iron
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Port-A-Cot
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Stella's Retreat

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Stayed December 2021

An amazing place to stay,very well equipped ,great kitchen and super comfortable bed.A beautiful view and very quiet setting.

Stayed November 2021

Really lovely home had a great time with family

Stayed June 2021

Gorgeous house, photos don’t do it justice. Spacious and well laid out, gorgeous views of the mountains. Super clean, we will be coming back :)

Stayed April 2021

Lovely house, very comfortable and practical for our family.

Stayed March 2021

This is a great house to stay in and booking it was super easy. We did a late booking one day before we arrived and Bachcare responded fantastically. Professional and helpful.

Stayed January 2021

The outdoor area at this property is great, sunny with a great unobstructed view towards the Lewis Pass. We loved watching our toddler run around on the lawn from the comfort of the outdoor sofa knowing the fully fenced section kept him in place. The walkway close by to the Chatterton River was a hit as well to wander down and throw stones in the water. WiFi and Netflix kept the kids entertained on a rainy morning. We did have some reservations with the suitability of features advertised as provided for babies but have given feedback based on this.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your lovely review Mikayla. We're glad to hear you had such a wonderful time and have taken your comments and feedback onboard. We hope to see you again in the future.

Stayed December 2020

This property is very well designed for two couples, the only thing that let the place down was lack of kitchen utensils. I definitely would stay agin but just hope that the owner adds a few more things to the home.

Stayed October 2020

Stella's Retreat is a lovely holiday home - modern, warm and with a great layout that is perfect for families. We also really enjoyed the location on the "outskirts" of Hanmer. Close enough to wander into town, but far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet, and superb alpine views from the deck. We loved our stay, the perfect base for our Mountain Biking adventures.

Stayed October 2020

Beautiful house with amazing views. Really enjoyed our stay.

Stayed January 2020

Modern beautiful private home. Great views, nice outdoor area and a perfect layout for 2 families with the master bedroom on the other side of the home.

Stayed November 2019

Stella's Retreat is a great house to rent for the weekend.It was clean and warm with a lovely view.

Stayed September 2019

Stunning views of the mountains. Modern and clean. The lounge was warm but the bedrooms were cold. Lovely hosts at Bachcare.

Bachcare replied

You will be pleased to know that the bedroom heaters have been upgraded, so all rooms should be toastie warm.

Stayed September 2019

Lovely views and location. Quiet and great place to relax.

Stayed August 2019

Warm, comfy house with beautiful views! We loved our stay & will 100% be back another time.

Stayed August 2019

Great house, perfect for a joint family holiday. We had snow and the house was toasty and warm!

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