100% Pure New Zealand Magic
Thanks to a renovation in our own home we had the privilege of enjoying the Cottage (the House is right next door and they can be used independently or together) for 7 glorious weeks. Having stayed in many places around the world we know that the true test of a property is how it meets the expectations of an extended stay. The Cottage truly became our home away from home.
The moment you turn the key of the stable style front door you know this place is going to be special. The ambience is realised with the charming décor and unique knick knacks, with views of the mountains (which you can see from bed as you sip a latte from your coffee machine), and with the romance of an open fire and a deep claw bath. All the enchantment is here for a memorable stay.
The extended length of our stay meant that the ease of living and practicalities were as important as the ambience. We were not disappointed.
Wanaka’s cafes, restaurants and shops are a short walk or drive away but the Cottage itself is set in a peaceful and private semi-rural environment. There is ample parking close to the front door, WiFi that actually works and a kitchen with everything from a garlic press to a knife block of sharp knives. The appliances are easy to use and the beds deliciously comfortable. On cooler days under floor heating makes The Cottage warm as toast and on a sunny day the generous folding courtyard doors can be thrown open to overlook the courtyard with its outside furniture, barbeque and spa.
On the rare occasions they can, the friendly hosts Sharynne and Robert use this as their holiday house too. It shows in their attention to detail, program of continual improvement and genuine love for the area.
As we locked the front door of the Cottage and fare welled our second home it is one of the few occasions that we have wished that a renovation had gone over deadline!
- 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