8 Luxury Stays in Queenstown & Wanaka

24th April 2023

Our experienced team of accommodation specialists have a knack for finding stunning, luxury holiday rentals all throughout New Zealand.

Both Queenstown, Wanaka and their surrounding areas are immensely popular destinations due to year round activities including golf, hiking, skiing, wine tasting and a plethora of options for adrenaline junkies. Of course, the beautiful mountain scenes and expansive lakes are another huge draw to the region. Many of our homes are cleverly intertwined into the landscape, offering you an unforgettable vista of postcard worthy views.

Wanaka isn’t very far from Queenstown. If you have a vehicle you can enjoy a quick scenic drive over the Crown Range with a stop at the famous Cardrona Hotel or mosey through the Kawarau Gorge on State Hwy 6 through to Cromwell. Either of these journeys has amazing views and some super special photo opportunities for all to enjoy.

Our portfolio of accommodation can cater to many preferences of travel. From the hustle and bustle of towns, to the peaceful serenity of the hills. A private villa to treat as your own, or a fully hosted lodge experience. However you’d like to vacation, we are well versed with it all.

Mahu Whenua, Eco Sanctuary – Wanaka

Tucked away on 136,000 acres of private land with a strong ethos surrounding conservation and rejuvenation, this luxury hosted lodge provides an unforgettable, exclusive experience. With meals prepared by the inhouse chef, and hosts to ensure everything runs perfectly, relaxation has never been so easy. 

Romantic picnics at a mountaintop lake, Heli-biking, sunrise yoga or guided hikes … this is just a taste of the experiences that you can choose from.

The Dacha – Wanaka

With expansive views of Lake Wanaka and beyond, The Dacha provides a spectacular backdrop for your luxury vacation. 

Finished to an outstanding standard with warm wooden tones, this home oozes elegance and comfort. A fabulous indoor-outdoor dining space leading out onto the deck and swimming pool makes for effortless entertaining. 

A short wander through the garden and you’ll stumble upon The Bayna – a 1 bedroom self-contained unit. This is perfect those travelling with extended family or those looking for a little extra privacy.

Horseshoe Bend – Wanaka

This property is an absolute paradise that you will never want to leave. 

Beautifully light and airy inside with all the home comforts that you should want for and with multiple outdoor lounge spaces, you’re spoilt for choice. 

On those crisp winter evenings get the fire roaring and curl up with a glass of red, or chill out in the steam room for an extra boost of warmth. 

In summertime you can get the BBQ cranking whilst the kids play in the pool, chill out in the poolside cabana or hit the tennis court for a game or two. 

With large lawns surrounding the property, you feel a million miles away in your own little slice of heaven, but still just a short drive into town if you do want to venture out and explore!

Mt Isthmus – Wanaka

Whether you opt to drive in or fly and land on the lawn, the journey to Mt Isthmus is spectacular. Sweeping, uninterrupted views of Lake Hawea make for a wash of blues and greens outside. 

Step inside and experience this stylish yet comfortable property, with a personal chef and host. Unique architectural designs keep you intrigued at every turn – it’s certainly a showstopper if you’re looking to celebrate a special event. 

With your own private walking track on Mt Isthmus & views down to Hunters Valley, this is a great home for those who love to explore the outdoors before heading back for a relaxing dip in the spa pool.

 38 Edinburgh – Queenstown

Right in the heart of Queenstown, 38 Edinburgh is a dream for any group or family looking to make the most of it all. Perched up on Queenstown Hill, you benefit from panoramic views of the mountain ranges and Lake Wakatipu – this is the perfect spot to catch those epic Otago sunsets from the deck. 

Luxury living with all the those extra goodies to make this a perfect stay, whether you want to hit the sauna after a day on the slopes or spend the summer evenings sipping cocktails in the garden.

Bloxham House – Queenstown

Located in Bendemeer Estate, Bloxham house offers exclusivity and privacy with plenty of space to stretch out and relax.

This is a great home for families wanting to explore local historic Arrowtown and ever expanding Queenstown. The large outdoor entertaining space is perfect for those summer days, soaking in the peace and tranquillity. With high quality finishes throughout, this warm and inviting home makes for a wonderful retreat at the end of each day.

Aroha Homestead – Arrowtown

Picking plums in the orchard, playing petanque on the lawn or curling up by the fire with your loved ones – whatever it may be, this home really does encompass all of the ingredients for an unforgettable holiday. Sleeping up to 12, this home is great for trips away with extended family. 

Being positioned right on the doorstep of prestigious Millbrook Golf Course, and minutes away from Arrowtown, this is a highly sought after home for those who love walking trails, art galleries, boutique shopping or fine wines. 

The Homestead at Lake Hayes – Queenstown

Heading down the tree lined entrance and emerging out on the banks of Lake Hayes, you can’t help but be pulled into the beauty of this place. 

Spend your days wandering through the wildflower meadow, lounging by the pool or kayaking on the lake. 

Styled with a wonderful collection of artwork, novelty secret doors, butler’s pantry, library and more… Lake Hayes Homestead is a showstopper.

Personally, we found it too tricky to choose any ”favourites”.  So instead we opted to showcase a selection of stunning homes to you, that are special for all sorts of reasons. 

A broader selection of luxury holiday rentals can be found on our website, or even better – reach out to our specialist team and they will be happy to match you to your dream holiday.

Your next big trip is just around the corner! 

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