Gecko Cottage w/ Spa Access and Breakfast Hamper


Entire cottage hosted by Sinead

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Gecko Cottage is a part of Rainforest Retreat that tucked away in a secluded area in the heart of Franz Josef village with a wide range of activities nearby. It offers rustic accommodation with a modern twist hosting up to 2 people!

It’s a fantastic place to unwind, recharge, and discover!

Maximum occupancy – 2 people.

Spa Hours : 11am-8pm

The space
Located within the Gecko Village, a secluded area of Rainforest Retreat in a peaceful rainforest setting, our Gecko Cottages were used as a base for forestry workers in the 1940s. Given a modern makeover, you will find all the comforts to enjoy a relaxing and memorable holiday. The Gecko village has a private entrance, features several Gecko Cottages & House on its territory, and has a shared outdoor spa pool available exclusively for Gecko Village guests.

Inside the vacation home, you will feel comfortable with its warm and cozy interior. The cottage offers a king-size bed, a sitting area with a comfortable sofa & TV, a compact bathroom, a kitchenette with tea/coffee & breakfast making facilities (microwave, toaster, mini-fridge, dishes & silverware). Amenities like towels, linens, and toiletries are provided to our guests. Heating, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV are also included.
Our signature complimentary breakfast basket is provided to all Gecko Cottage guests on the day of arrival. In the morning enjoy a coffee outside of the cottage with incredible sight and the gentle sound of the forest. In the evening bliss out in a shared outdoor spa pool or treat yourself with a delicious meal in Moonsoon restaurant after a day of exploration.

Come and join us and we will make sure you have the best time in our little slice of paradise!

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Pets allowed
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.85 out of 5 stars from 349 reviews


Where you’ll be

West Coast, NZ

Rainforest is located in the heart of Franz Josef village and only minutes to the famous Franz Josef glacier. Rainforest is an ideal place to stay to explore the region.

Want to conquer glaciers? Go on some of the world’s best hiking tours? Franz Josef is filled with great activities. You can even jump out of a plane in one of the highest-ranked skydives in the world. For nature lovers and thrill-seekers, Franz Josef can’t be beaten!

The activities in the region include, but are not limited to:
Lagoon and Lake kayaking, guided glacier walks, heli-hikes, horse trekking, white heron tours, skydiving, kayaking, cross country quad biking, rafting, boat and fishing tours, hot pools, etc.

Grocery stores, souvenir shops, service stations, the coach stops, cafes & restaurants, and tour & sightseeing services are minutes away for our location.

Westland Tai Poutini National Park -10 minutes away.
Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools in a walking distance, a few minutes away.

Franz Glacier – 5km
Fox Glacier - 25km
Lake Mapourika -7km
Waiho River - 500m

Hosted by Sinead

  1. Joined in May 2018
  • 967 Reviews
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Hi, I'm Sinead from Rainforest Retreat, Franz Josef Glacier. I would love for you to come and stay at our little slice of paradise on the beautiful West Coast of the South Island. Myself and our team will ensure you have a fantastic stay. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Hi, I'm Sinead from Rainforest Retreat, Franz Josef Glacier. I would love for you to come and stay at our little slice of paradise on the beautiful West Coast of the South Island.…

During your stay

Reception hours are 8am - 8pm. The on site restaurant and bar stays open till late and can assist with most situations. There is an out of hours emergency number. Details are in the room.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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