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.
- 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