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Riverside Retreat

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2 bedrooms
TV, fireplace, DVD player, stereo
TV, fireplace, DVD player, stereo
2 bedrooms

Overview of Riverside Retreat

Riverside Retreat

4.8/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
Loburn, Canterbury

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPearson Park27 min drive
  • AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)37 min drive
  • Popular LocationHarewood Golf Club37 min drive
  • Popular LocationOrana Wildlife Park41 min drive

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About this area

North Loburn

Located in North Loburn, this farm stay is in a rural area and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Leithfield Beach and Amberley Beach. Fishing and swimming offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and horse riding nearby.

What's nearby

  • Pearson Park - 27 min drive
  • A and P Showgrounds - 29 min drive
  • International Antarctic Centre - 36 min drive
  • Harewood Golf Club - 37 min drive
  • Orana Wildlife Park - 41 min drive


  • Lemongrass - 10 min drive
  • The Station - 14 min drive
  • The John Roy - 14 min drive
  • Makks Roasts & Chinese Meals - 14 min drive
  • Coffee Culture - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Rangiora Station - 14 min drive
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 37 min drive

About this property

Riverside Retreat

Riverside Property with kitchen and fireplace
100% refund in a Covid Lockdown situation.
This is a gorgeous timber Riverside Retreat, simply Known as "The Shack".
It's off the grid and fully self contained with most of the comforts of home.
*Solar powered lights at the flick of a switch
*Coal range which heats your water
*Chrystal clear running water for drinking and showering and yes we do have flush loo's

Take a look at this video

The setting is Private, Peaceful and Relaxing.
The Shack is rustic and cozy.
This is as close as you will get to the 'outback' but only minutes away from the city.

Two rivers to enjoy! Both the Ashley and the Okuku for walking, swimming and fishing plus heaps of fun to be had for those with their own mountain bikes, motorbikes or horses.
Horse paddocks available @$20 per horse pn
Dogs welcome @$10 per night
Please mention when booking if you will be bringing any pets.

Can supply horses for guided One on One Horse Trekking thru trails and river crossings.
Clay Bird Trap Shooting experience with licensed operator.
Everything you need supplied. Contact property owner for details and pricing.

Just 10 mins to Rangiora Township for plenty of Cafes and Restaurants or head 20 mins north for a great selection of wineries.

COVID LOCKDOWNS - We have a no refund policy but in the case of a Covid Lockdown we will refund 100% of your booking.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to. Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/pillow cases)
Guest accommodation at this farm stay offers fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Corina McVinnie
Speaks English

Property amenities

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Smoke-free property
  • Stereo

Room amenities


  • Heating


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • DVD player
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining table
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Spices
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Fenced garden
  • Private porch


  • Fireplace

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit 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
Parties and events are allowed on site
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Riverside Villa Retreat Loburn
Riverside Villa Retreat Agritourism property
Riverside Villa Retreat Andquot;the Shackandquot;
Riverside Villa Retreat Agritourism property Loburn

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 13 reviews
5 - Excellent 77%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 13 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 13 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 13 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 13 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Amazing little get away place for someone just needing to have a quiet space.
Was a lovely relaxing time, only thing that I would say is loved the fact no internet but did not realize there would be no cell phone reception either so maybe that could be a wee bit clearer as you need to prepare family and friends who may get worried with no contact.

5/5 Excellent

great for an off grid break
had a lovely time away from the hustle and bustle. hosts are really helpful and friendly

5/5 Excellent

Lovey getaway
A great hideaway to reconnect. It rained the whole time but the cottage was warm and cosy and we annoyed all the games and books and even accomplished the border of the Carriage puzzle. We loved the coal range and have been inspired for our own simple and tiny living dreams.

5/5 Excellent

3 generation holiday.
Communication was excellent right from booking to departure. Corina went out of her way to provide the children with farm experieces and board games. Eveerything we needed was there and all 3 generations had a great stay.

4/5 Good

Time out
Great wee place to unwind and step off the rush of everyday life. Very friendly and helpful owner. Thanks for sharing your place with us, Corina.