- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
17 Customer Review(s)
“Awesome place and location for extended family stay ❤️”- Robyn, December 2023
“A few days before arrival I changed the booking from 4 people to 5 but unfortunately on arrival there was only 4 beds made up.”
I could not contact anyone then about this as the property manager contact information in the compendium at the house was incorrect - when I phoned “Racheal” she said she had not worked for Bachcare for 3 years. She did give me the number of another person who she thought was the current property manager but on phoning her she had not worked for Bachcare for a year. This was all before 5pm and I could not get any answer from the 0800 number for Bachcare. Not good enough. After the first night I did eventually manage to get hold of an answer service for Bachcare and they said they would contact Bachcare for me. Eventually at the end of that day I got a phone message the extra linen would be delivered the next day so 2 nights with bedding only for 4 people. The answer service for Bachcare would not give me the number for the current property manager for “privacy” reasons which is ridiculous as that should be available in the compendium. I have already emailed Bachcare about all of this but have not had even the courtesy of reply. The house was fine but our stay was tainted by the unsatisfactory circumstances as described above. I don’t think you will want this feedback? You can call me on 022 354 2014 to discuss if you want to.- Tony, February 2023
Thank you for taking the time to review the poor communication you had experienced regarding your booking, Tony. We are sorry that you had trouble getting through to us and would like to offer that this falls short of our standard. A guest should be able to reach our main office through 0800 42 22 42 and will be responded to within the next business day for non-emergency queries. The contact details for our local manager will be updated at the property. Regardless, the linen supplied did not reflect the updated guest numbers which indicates a system issue, which will be looked into. These issues have been raised internally for investigation so we can prevent this happening in future. Property Owner
“A great house for our 2 families.”
A peaceful and relaxing setting nice and close to the river and walkways. We would love to come back another time.- Jacqui, January 2023
“Perfect place for a family with young kids.”
Tidy, all the amenities you need, spacious, close to attractions, arrowtown shops, walkways are awesome, lots of playgrounds near by, quick trip into Queenstown. Overall loved your place. Only 2 negatives - Shower pressure in main bathroom was merely a dribble so would advise only to shower in ensuite. Also a tad annoying you only get one towel each for an 8 night stay given we paid $300 for 6 people for linen and there is no dryer so was hard to get towels washed and dried during our stay.- Morgan, November 2022
“Exactly what we needed.”- Dave, November 2022
“Great property and location, perfect for two families holidaying together.”
Thank you for providing comfortable, accommodation, a shame the gas fire wasn't working, it would have been lovely the first night we arrived after the snow. The property was well equiped with panel heaters and heat pump.- Alita, October 2022
“The property was perfect for our group.”
It was warm and contained everything we needed to cook. The kids discovered Risk and really enjoyed it. The house is not far from the river and it was perfect to walk the trail along it to go to town- Maguy, July 2022
“Tidy, warm functional house.”
Further away from the main street than other properties, but great location beside river and easy access to bike track into town. Worked well for two families. Would have been even nicer if the gas fire was operational.- Mark, April 2021
Beautiful location- Colette, January 2021
“Lovely spot next to reserve.”
Quiet and private with plenty of room for the family. Clean and tidy.- James, December 2020
“Property location was easy to find, not too far from town with plenty of parking and excellent facilities.”- Ruth, December 2019
“Lovely property in a great location.”
Thank u.- Sue, November 2019
“A very well set up house for a family and friends/grandparents.”
A beautiful & peaceful outlook with access straight onto the Arrow river reserve and riverside paths. The house was warm and cosy and had everything you needed and more! Thanks we loved it!- Kris, September 2019
“Stayed at Sawmillers Retreat over Queens Birthday weekend whilst at the SI Masters Rowing Regatta.”
Large living area and kitchen were great for a group of eight. There was plenty of hot water and the house was very warm. We had an excellent stay. Would highly recommend.- Joy, May 2019
“Nice place, well equipped.”- frank, January 2019
“What a great bach!”
Lovely gave big, practical, excellent location and comfy. We'll be back!- David, January 2019
“Nice property, lovely spot for a few days away.”- Adam, November 2018
- Bedroom 1: Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom 2: Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom 3: 2 King Single Beds
- Bedroom 4: 1 King Single Bed, 1 Set Single Bunk Beds, 1 Pull Out Bed
- 1 Cot
- Bathroom 1: Toilet, Shower, Hand Basin
- Bathroom 2: Toilet, Shower, Hand Basin
- Wi-Fi, TV
- Heat Pump, Air Conditioning
- Fridge, Freezer, Toaster
- Washing Machine
- Sorry, no smoking
Our linen service will provide all sheets, pillowcases, towels, bath mats, and tea towels for your stay. We’ll also make up the beds for you prior to arrival and strip them down after your departure. Pillows and duvets are provided at the property.
Sawmillers Retreat is a spacious, sunny 4 bedroom 2 bathroom Arrowtown holiday home. With peaceful surrounds and easy outdoor living, this holiday home is an excellent base for your next Arrowtown escape! This Arrowtown holiday home includes comfortable open plan living. Head onto the patio and dine alfresco with stunning views, or relax inside with a smart TV. The outdoor area opens directly onto the Arrow river reserve, with plenty of options for swimming, walking and biking. There are 4 bedrooms at this Arrowtown holiday home. Bedroom 1 includes an ensuite bathroom, opens outdoors for summer stays, and is fitted with a queen bed. Bedroom 2 is fitted with a queen bed, bedroom 3 is fitted with 2 king single beds, and bedroom 4 has 1 king single bed, one set of single bunk beds and 1 rollaway. This is an ideal set up for a family getaway! Within a five minute drive of your front door, walk up the literally breath-taking Tobin’s Track or join up with the 120k Queenstown Trail network providing cycling or hiking/running across the region. Central Arrowtown is less than a five minute drive away. The local Four Square is within a ten minute walk, or the Five Mile shopping development is a fifteen minute drive for access to two major supermarkets as well as a wide range of shops. The Queenstown Airport is a twenty minute drive away, and Queenstown CBD twenty five minutes. If you’re staying in winter, Coronet Peak ski area is a 30 minute drive and the Remarkables and Cardrona 45 minutes away. Head out to explore everything on offer in Arrowtown, or simply sit back and take in the scenery... Sawmillers Retreat has you covered for your amazing escape!
Please note that the trundler bed is not suitable for adults to use comfortably.
As the property has access to the river in the council reserve, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water
Given that this property is located in a low density residential zone, please note that there is an outside curfew of 10 PM.
Please remember to bring your Nespresso-compatible pods for a delicious coffee fix in the morning from the Nespresso machine!
Freeview is accessible on the Smart TV.
Please note a bond may be charged at certain times of the year. One of our team members will contact you if this is required for your booking.
About the location
Nestled on the banks of the Arrow River, this gem of an old gold mining town provides your character filled HQ for your next holiday, with plenty to explore. Beautiful heritage buildings, over 100 kilometres of scenic walking tracks and an array of fine eateries to stumble across in the evening make this a delightful location, that's just a short drive to the ski fields, wineries and Queenstown. All of our Arrowtown holiday homes are pre-inspected prior to your arrival and are ready for instant online booking.