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Wanaka Cottages
Ranked #14 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Reviewed April 13, 2012

We stayed in the main house of Wanaka Cottages for 5 nights during Warbirds over Wanaka. This was a special trip for us, with teenage boys and extended family. The place is perfectly situated with easy access by short car or bike ride, to the lake (for jogging forays for the joggers and walkers amongst us), the township and supermarkets and the airfield. the house is situated for all day sun, with a beautiful courtyard/back garden that is sunny, green and private. Large doors open from both the sitting room and the dining room onto the verandah on on a sunny quiet day this gives the place a very special, peaceful atmosphere.
The audiovisual setup was top class, with very good, unlimited, internet access, and an interesting and varied supply of DVDs and CDs. the boys loved the surround sound in the main living room, and the super comfy chairs in the games room.
The kitchen was spotless and beautifully appointed with all the bits and pieces we needed (right down to glad wrap and alfoil) and a good range of small useful pantry extras. the dishwasher was easy to use. The kitchen is well set up to supply all the people able to be accommodated. The only down was that we could only find one teatowel! There was a good amount of fridge and freezer space.
The bedrooms were also beautifully done with extremely comfortable beds (how did they do it??). The water was hot and the bathrooms spotless and accessible with good shower and bathing facilities.
The Wanaka house is just a joy to be in and to look at. My brother is a well travelled professional and when he arrived there, first of us to do so, his text to me was "Have you stayed here before? This place has a serious WOW factor attached to it!"
Little things, like the secure key holder which allows family to come and go safely and at different times, and big things, like an early morning spa surrounded by lavender and looking out to the glowing peaks of the nearby mountains all have the feeling of quality. I just loved the way the home had been painted with a stunning selection of colours and finishes; a real unexpected pleasure to enjoy in the upstairs area.
If you ever want to treat yourself and your family to a special time in Wanaka, this is the place to do it. Often when you look at photos of a place, they look much better than what you find. Wanaka Cottages is different; lovely as the photos are, the reality of being there is just so much better.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Felicity M
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

we stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage for 5 nights during easter and loved arriving back each day to our beautiful home away from home- all the extra touches like the spa pool, muffins on arrival, pantry supplies,herb garden, wifi, home theatre system, fire ready to go(not that we needed it) were all appreciated, not to mention the amazing beds and mountain views. we loved the location a little away from the busy main town area. thanks Sharynne for the 5 star accommodation, we will recommend to our family and friends.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank shellsAuckland
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

Wanaka cottage is without doubt the best holiday home we have ever rented. Both bedrooms are luxuriously appointed, the beds are just bliss, they are soooooo comfortable. The quality of the cottage, the fixtures and the fittings are all of a very high standard. Its like walking into a cottage designer magazine, its just beautiful.

The cottage is 2.5km from Wanaka, we never did the walk and just drove but it was not an issue at all. Its in a quite location just off the road that goes to Cardarona.

The hot tob was great, although my preference was the french styled bath tub - very luxurious.
The cottage was immaculate when we arrived, the cleaner - Sandra, had done an amazing job. You would be hard pushed to find any dust or grime what-so-ever.

The House next door looked equally impressive and it would be great to rent both for a large party travelling together.

I would highly recommend this property and we very much look foreward to our next stay.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank snagMelbourne
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

I stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage with my fiance and another couple. From the moment we arrived we knew it was going to be an amazing stay. The cottage is unbelievably gorgeous - the master bedroom upstairs has a huge bed with views all the way to snow capped mountains. The bathroom is absolutely gorgeous with a luxurious french tub and beautiful amenities to top it off. The lounge has a fireplace, television with sky and blu-ray - perfect if you want a relaxing night in.



We spent an unbelievable amount of time soaking in the spa pool - absolute bliss.



The little finishing touches are really what makes this a standout property - the handmade soap and bath oils in the bathroom, the fresh muffins on arrival, the lights left on for our night time check in and free wifi for our stay made all the difference.



We can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Chantel N
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

We stayed in the house - the Cottage is next door with its own garden, facilities and totally separate - although I guess for large parties they could share the spaces available.
The house is amazing - there is everything imaginable from a totally equipped kitchen, large dining area, huge living room with large tv; dvd; hifi; opening doors to the outside, with outdoor table; easy chairs; sunloungers; umbrella; washing line and plenty of garden space. There are 4 bedrooms - 1 downstairs with an ensuite and dressing room, with opening doors to the garden. The other bedrooms are upstairs with a main bathroom. We didnt use the upstairs - as there was just the two of us, we didnt need to. The kitchen has a fridge/freezer; dishwasher; pantry; coffee machine..........everything you could possibly want on holiday and more than we could use!
This 5 star rated property is a credit to its owners and is certainly a home from home with more besides. We will be back. Thank you Sharynne, Robert and of course Sandra - who keeps the house in amazing order.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Fiona O
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

Wow! First we stayed in the cottage, a perfect 2 bedroom palace, open fires, spa on the private deck in private garden, just gorgeous. Quality everywhere.
Checked out the larger house next door with four bedrooms, same private luxury.
We will be back .

  • Stayed: March 2012
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5  Thank Qualityexpectation
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

We stayed in the cottage and the other family we were traveling with stayed in the main house -- perfect set up! The cottage was luxuriously quaint and immaculately maintained. The beds were so comfortable and the linens sublime. The information about the workings of the property were alphabetically itemized in a binder -- much appreciated. As the other reviewer pointed out, the muffins were a nice welcoming touch and delicious! Both the cottage and the house had spas (hot tubs) which hit the spot for the road weary travelers we were. After staying at so many hotels, the feeling of a lovely home and a yard for the kids was just what we needed.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank worldtraveler_1037
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Address: 11 Orchard Road, Wanaka 9381, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Price Range: $276 - $367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Wanaka Cottages 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gorgeous holiday home and cottage to stay for all seasons...Luxury 5 Star Wanaka accommodation providing peace and tranquility, views, quality, comfort, space and facilities. Wanaka Cottages offers a choice of either our 5 Star luxury Holiday House OR luxury Cottage Wanaka Accommodation. Wanaka Holiday Home (sleeps 8) Wanaka Cottage (sleeps 4). The cottage is perfect for couples and honeymoons and the house and cottage both fantastic Wanaka accommodation for skiing holidays. ... more   less 

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