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Flat-screen TV, fireplace, DVD player
Flat-screen TV, fireplace, DVD player
Full-sized fridge, microwave, oven, hob

Guest reviews

4.0 out of 5 Very good
4 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in


Explore the area

Popular LocationCowans Hill Walkway12 min walk
Popular LocationChurch of the Good Shepherd16 min walk
Popular LocationSheepdog Statue17 min walk
AirportMount Cook (MON)71 min drive

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  • House, 5 Bedrooms, Lake View

    Room amenities

    • 180 sq m
    • 5 bedrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 9
    • 3 King Beds and 3 Single Beds
    More detailsHouse, 5 Bedrooms, Lake View

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Macaulay House

3.5-star holiday home near Lake Tekapo
This smoke-free holiday home features a fireplace at reception, free self-parking and free WiFi in public areas. The holiday home has 5 bedrooms and offers free WiFi and a DVD player. A kitchen comes with a fridge and an oven, and guests will also find upscale touches, such as a fireplace and a deep soaking tub.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Accommodation at this 3.5-star property has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking
  • Carport
  • Off-street parking


  • Fridge (full size)
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 5 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area


  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Terrace


  • Washer/dryer


  • Heating


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • No lifts
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Luggage storage
  • Fireplace in reception

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • In a village



Check-in between 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Book Tekapo Holiday Homes office, 4 Simpson Lane, Lake Tekapo.
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; access will be through a private entrance
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Private entrance


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Macaulay House Lake Tekapo
Macaulay Lake Tekapo
Macaulay House Lake Tekapo
Macaulay House Private vacation home
Macaulay House Private vacation home Lake Tekapo

About this area

Lake Tekapo

Located in Lake Tekapo, this holiday home is in a rural location. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Tekapo and local attractions include Tekapo Springs and Dark Sky Project.
Visit our Lake Tekapo travel guide
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cowans Hill Walkway - 12 min walk
  • Church of the Good Shepherd - 16 min walk
  • Sheepdog Statue - 17 min walk
  • Dark Sky Project - 18 min walk
  • Tekapo Springs - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 161 min drive


  • Gardens Courtyard - 13 min walk
  • Jade Palace Chinese Restaurant - 15 min walk
  • Mackensies café - bar - grill - 16 min walk
  • Kohan Japanese Restaurant - 16 min walk
  • Thai Tekapo - 16 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Macaulay House and receive a full refund?
Yes, Macaulay House offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Macaulay House cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Macaulay House?
As of 25 Oct 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Macaulay House on 26 Oct 2020 start from NZ$248, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Macaulay House pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Macaulay House?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Macaulay House?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Macaulay House?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Macaulay House located?
Situated in a rural location, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Cowans Hill Walkway, Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd. Tekapo Springs is 2 mi (3.2 km) away.
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Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Room comfort
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
Perfect location.... not very clean
Good points.......Lovely place with plenty of space for the 8 of us and a lovely location. Equipped with everything you could need for a short or long stay. Bad points.....wasn't very clean.... under the beds there was fluff, tissues , sweet wrappers where it hadn't been clean and we had to wash all the crockery and cutlery before we could eat as it was filthy. Check time was a bit early at 10, a lot of places now check out at 11 and this could be something to consider
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family and small children
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
The house is ok, enough room and beds. The only issue is the master room, we found quite number of “live” black spot insects moving on the floor of the bathroom. And even in the bedsheet, on the wall. We checked all other rooms and beds and noticed another 3 live black spots in the another queen bed. it makes me sleepless whole night. Feel it might moves on my body. all other single beds are ok.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Love it! Too huge in fact for our family of 6 but we were spoilt for choices on the rooms available to sleep in. And we are able to stargaze just outside the house and the view is fantastic. The insects too :p
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

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