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Parkbrae Estate

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Sealy Street, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights on a recent driving holiday. We were installed in Mary Macs Cottage which is an original cottage right on the lake front. It was a 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom cottage. It was well equipped but would need a coffee plunger and ice trays to make the experience complete. It is a quiet and pleasant... More 

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Lennik, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We stayed 2 nights in the Opera House. The Opera house has 2 floors. Downstairs you can find 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a space with a washing machine, upstairs another bathroom and master bedroom (with view) and a spacious living room, from which you have an amazing view on the lake and the statue of the dog, with kitchen.... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We stayed in The Opera House, which was very well appointed and comfortable. The staff member in reception was very friendly and had good local knowledge. The views were great. Loved it. It was a short walk to local shops and restaurants. Parking was very convenient.

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Been there fore 2 times and never disappointed. Opera house is lovely and provide a very good view. Living room with a fireplace is nice. Main bedroom is lovely. Very short walk to the church. Strongly recommend to all travelers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Amazing location right on the lakefront across the road from the Church of St John and the statue of the dog. Very cute little cottage with everything you could possibly need. We had such an enjoyable stay. Our visitors from Japan were suitably impressed. Everyone we dealt with at the Estate was friendly and helpful and took the time to... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband and I took both of our parents to New Zealand for a family trip and spent 2 nights in Tekapo. We're so lucky to choose Parkbrae Estate as our accommodation in this heaven like small town. We stayed in Aldourie Lodge which is an elegant old-fashioned beautiful house with huge spaces. My mother and mother-in-law loved the giant... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We arrived in excitement to our booked night in the Garden cottage and whilst I was lighting the fire, my husband and kids spotted a rat or mouse on the kitchen bench. We promptly threw water on the fire, locked up and left. Management gave refund but no assistance given to find accommodation. Would not recommend or book again. Very... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed in the Church House for 3 nights for our Lake Tekapo wedding, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Graeme was a fun, friendly and helpful host. The property has lovely gardens and enjoys spectacular views of the lake and the church. The house was very clean and comfortable (two bedrooms with closets, living/dining combo, kitchen,... More 

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Patricia B, Manager at Parkbrae Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We are delighted you had a wonderful stay and were able to fully enjoy your special moment... as the weather was trying to play tricks on you! Graeme is surely one of a kind! Very generous and thoughtful. We are truly blessed in his company! We... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon Parkbrae while we were looking for an accommodation at Tekapo. What a find it was! It was a house that had history written on it. A little aged but still very much a charmer. Check in was a breeze even though nobody was around. The house was well equipped with whatever you will need for a comfortable... More 

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Patricia B, Manager at Parkbrae Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Mary Macs is our most recent property and we love it too! You are absolutely right as it is quite charming and it belonged to a well respected family in Lake Tekapo. The rock where it's embedded is from distant times and it gives such solidity to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I booked the holiday house at the last minute, but Patricia is very helpful and gave all the help we needed. The house is clean and tidy with all different themes with only a minutes walk to the lake takepo and the famous church. Love this place and will recommend to friends.

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Patricia B, Manager at Parkbrae Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Doctor's Retreat is truly a gorgeous property! We are so fortunate to have such amazing properties with the best location! Thank you so much for your appreciation. Make sure you come and visit again. All the best for 2015!... More 

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