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Tussock Cottage

48 Rutherford Road | Lake Hayes RD1, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This is a charming, well appointed, very clean cottage, in excellent condition. We fell in love with the unusual adobe style architecture, with rich furnishings and interesting works of art. Total privacy, very attentive host, we didn't want for anything! The bike trails are amazing-- and two great bikes were provided. A highlight of our month-long adventure in New Zealand.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Thank you Jaap and Lee for another unforgettable stay at Tussock Cottage. This little haven is so special and we love staying there. Quiet, comfortable and charming this little piece of paradise is made extra special by the lovely hosts! They are quite simply experts in providing caring and helpful assistance. This place is a gem!! Thank you Jaap for... More

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Le Tampon, Reunion Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

December 2013 - January 2014 This is our third long stay in Tussock Cottage and we always receive the warmest welcome from Lee and Jaap who are the most friendly, helpful and generous people we have ever met. Everything has already been said about the idyllic location of the cottage, ideal for a quiet and resourceful holiday and yet very... More

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Santa Rosa, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

An absolute gem only 20 min. from Queenstown but worlds away from the busy energy of the city. Two minute walk to Lake Hayes and a beautiful track around the lake. The cottage was cozy, comfortable, and beautifully decorated, and the hosts were delightful and helpful. We would certainly stay there again if we were in the Queenstown area.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

What a wonderful relaxing cosy cottage to come down to after a hard days skiing. Underfloor heating throughout large drying room and the most comfortable bed. The linen smells devine and beautiful . Our hosts are truly hospitable. Will definately come back actually we didnt want to leave.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We have stayed at Tussock Cottage on numerous occasions and we love it. Cosy in winter (with underfloor heating) and cool in a hot Central Otago summer, this is the perfect year round holiday home. The straw bale construction and the added touches of home grown honey and eggs (in season) along with home baked cookies, cool water and milk... More

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Alexandra, New Zealand
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
76 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

We booked two nights into the Tussock Cottage and could have happily stayed longer. The cottage setting is excellent, tucked away from traffic and noise with peaceful country outlook. The cottage is mud brick and therefore was very cosy in spite of the cool weather. It is nicely furnished with plenty of space for two. The bed was comfortable with... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

We have just come back from 3 weeks stay in Tussock Cottage & quite simply it was a superb rental, having everything we could need. Lee and Japp could not have been more kind and helpful throughout our stay & my wife and I would like to wish them all the very best for the future. Tussock cottage is situated... More

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Lee and Jaap were the perfect hosts here for a wonderful two day stay in very comfortable and spacious accommodation - nothing was too much trouble and they were a mine of information on local attractions as well as ideas for the next stage of our holiday in New Zealand. Nearby Lake Hayes is picture postcard, and Arrowtown only 5... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

This turned out to be an ideal setting for a vacation stay. The location was fantastic. This unique straw bale cottage was in a very quiet setting, just a 5 min. walk to Lake Hayes, a 20 min drive to Queenstown (nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown) and about a 15 min. drive to Arrowtown.... More

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Additional Information about Tussock Cottage

Address: 48 Rutherford Road | Lake Hayes RD1, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 76 Specialty lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tussock Cottage is located at beautiful Lake Hayes, close to both Arrowtown and Queenstown. The setting is private and tranquil and offers stunning lake and mountain views. The cottage is self contained with a queen size bedroom and a separate large living area with dining and cooking facilities. The lake is great for fishing, kayaking and swimming . Golf courses, skifields, wineries,restaurants , great shopping, it's all on your doorstep when staying at Tussock Cottage! ... more   less 

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