Availability / Bookings

The calendar below shows nights when The Doug is not currently available.  See our Rates and Terms below for more information.

Please fill in the form below to enquire about availability at other times (please note below our preference for weekly bookings during the ski season).

If The Doug isn’t available for the dates you’re interested in, you can check availability of some other Castle Hill rental houses on the Holiday Houses website, or see the list on John O’Malley‘s village website.


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SeasonPer night for 4 peopleExtra person
Off-peak (October-May)$200 (2 night minimum)$25
Peak (June-September)$220 (2 night minimum)$30
School/Public holidays and holiday weekends+$20 per night
Additional pre-school child+$10 per night
Child under 12 monthsFree
Linen (per person, per stay)$20
(Required if linen requested)

You can use the simple calculator below to provide an estimate of what your stay at The Doug might cost.

Terms & Conditions

A minimum stay of 2 nights is preferred (we reserve the right to politely decline single night bookings, especially at weekends); for accepted single-night bookings, there is a minimum charge of $250.

Pillows & duvets are included in the base rate for you to bring your own bed-linen.  Should you require sheets/pillow-cases/towels, these can be provided upon request for a fee of $20 per person per stay.

If we provide linen for your stay, we’ll also require (and will arrange) house cleaning on your behalf – this reflects the remote nature of Castle Hill village in terms of laundering linen, etc, since there is not a cleaner or laundry service in the village.

We enjoy sharing our house with guests and are grateful for your inquiries and bookings; however, we only take a certain number of bookings per season, and our rental terms are given here because we believe in being open and upfront in how we manage your inquiries and bookings.

Payment preferred by NZ bank transfer; on request we can accept Swift payments (transaction fee applies), or credit cards through PayPal (incurs 5% fee to cover PayPal charges).   

During the winter peak season preference will be given to weekly bookings; peak season weekend bookings are not normally accepted more than 3 weeks in advance.

Rental rates do not include cleaning which is the responsibility of the renter (we can arrange for cleaning on your behalf), although we’re generally happy if you leave the house as you find it.

We request a deposit of half the total rental charge to confirm the booking (although accepted single night bookings are invoiced for the full amount), at which time we’ll provide full information regarding the house and it’s facilities.  Any balance is generally requested 4 weeks in advance of your stay.

In case of cancellation, monies already paid are non-refundable if the house cannot be re-let; if the house can be re-let, a $100 re-booking fee will be deducted from any refund. We recommend travel insurance.

Sorry, no pets allowed on the property.

Smoking is not permitted inside The Doug.

It is a condition of your stay that you follow the departure instructions (e.g. turning off/draining water) for leaving the house which will be provided to you when your booking is confirmed.  Payment of the invoice indicates your acceptance of this condition.

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