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“A great Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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48 Rutherford Road | Lake Hayes RD1, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand   |  
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Renfreshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“A great Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2009

We would recommend this lovely cottage to anyone who loves nature. It is an idylic situation with a wonderful walk round the lake. Lee and Jaap are great hosts and we were really looked after. The accommodation was comfortable and clean with everything you need. We just wished we could have stayed longer.
Thanks very much Lee with love from Ross, Janet and Heather (from Scotland)
Sorry its taken me so long to get round to writing this! We are busy running a similar business and its taken a broken ankle for me to catch up!!
Hope to see you again Lee and Jaap. You are doing a fantastic job.

Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2009

Enjoyed a fantastic week, excellent spot with the lake right on your doorstep. Lovely cottage- better than the website pictures. Great hosts with thoughtful extras (enjoyed the free range eggs & shortbread). Would strongly recommend.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2009

Jaap and Lee have created a most interesting and comfortable cottage. Every possible need had been catered for ,including coming in to fresh produce from their garden. The delightful surrounds of the garden and driftwood sculptures were a reflection of Lee and Jaap's creative abilities.We thrived on their exceptionally warm hospitality and rapport. They were always open in sharing their local knowledge and experiences. We enjoyed a very happy evening dining with them but at all times our privacy was respected. The situation of the cottage by the lake was perfect .The whole experience made our stay there one of the most unique holidays we have had, either in NZ or anywhere else in the world. We look forward to returning as soon as we know our dates.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2009

My husband and I stayed at Tussock Cottage in Nov - and will be back. Normally on our visits to Queenstown we would stay in the town but friends recommended we stay at Tussock Cottage. It is an absolutely gorgeous wee place in a fantastic location. Really close to the lake so we were able to walk to the lake for a swim . Minutes drive away from Millbrook (the world famous golf resort) so we were also able to easily enjoy the facilities here and of Arrowtown. Lee and Jaap the hosts were extremely welcoming - nothing was too much trouble and their local knowledge is second to none. The cottage had the most comfortable bed and the linen was devine and beleive me I am fussy about linen!!! Cottage has a separate lounge with TV etc and a wee kitchenette. There is also a private outdoor area for the summer months. We looking forward to going back for a winter stay as cottage is ideally located to ski coronet peak and Cadrona

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2009

I have stayed in Tussock Cottage on two occasions, once for one month in August 2007 and again in November of the same year. On both occasions my hosts Lee and Jaap Van Der Geest could not have been more welcoming, inviting me to have dinner with them on several occasions, but at the same time allowing me privacy if I wanted it. The cottage itself has to be seen to be believed, the photos do not do it justice. It has every possible convenience that one requires and is the perfect haven after a days skiing. Its decor is surperb ,a testament of Lees skills in that field. I would more than recommend it as a perfect place, whether it be summer of winter to stay. It is situated by Lake Hayes and the 8km walk around the lake is a perfect chance to walk off all the excesses. The cottage itself is situated far enough away from the main house to allow one privacy. As mentioned previously I stayed one visit of one month then another week. This shortened visit the second time was only due to it not being available longer. It is close enough to Arrowtown and Queenstown to make it an easy trip in in a car, but far enough away from the hussle and bussle of the town. I would give it five out of five every time.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Address: 48 Rutherford Road | Lake Hayes RD1, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 81 Specialty Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
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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