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Spectacular family friendly Holiday Home in Queenstown New Zealand

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Beds, 2 Baths, mountain lake views balconies open fire wifi

Our Home is suited to discerning guests, couples or families. It has been set up for our family and friends so is NOT the usual rental place. Even though it is a 3 bedroom home, the main living level has main bedroom so the downstairs area (with 2 bedrooms and study) can easily be separated off if not required so it is still very good for just 1 couple. All beds are luxuriously fitted with electric blankets and cosy duvets and the beds are comfy.

Floor to ceiling glass brings the view inside, so you only have to move from one chair to another to appreciate the beauty of our garden, the mountains and the lake. You don't even have to go outside on the balconies (which extend from every room) to appreciate Queenstown.

Relax in leather recliners in front of the TV with surround sound with an open fire burning, and still take in the sunset.

A reserve in front provides additional privacy and our trees and garden hide our home from the road, and minimise any noise. You can walk through the reserve to the town for a more scenic walk rather than down the hill.

The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances and perfect for gourmet cooking at home. We have a dishwasher, bread maker, blender, microwave, sandwich maker to name a few, and the crockery, glassware and cutlery is high standard. If you prefer, you can cook a barbecue in our entry courtyard and enjoy a casual meal in the solarium which is always warm and looks into our front garden.

The spa bath in the ensuite is a perfect way to unwind after a day out walking or skiing.

As we are set up for our own family we appreciate the needs of young children and have a cot, highchair, stroller and even car seats. Just ask if you would like any of these provided.

We have our Subaru available if required at minimal cost. It is well suited for around town and trips to Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Te Anau and Milford Sound so is great for sightseeing.

There is no other place like Queenstown. Uniquely spectacular, and combining all sorts of adventure and relaxation activity, beautiful scenery, and the wonder of the outdoors, with world class shopping, entertainment, restaurants and bars.

Four distinct seasons and four different appeals to the senses. Our Home has panoramic views over Lake Wakatipu and the mountains. It is a few minutes into the heart of Queenstown, and an ideal stepping off place for local sightseeing.

International visitors 'downunder' should do OZ and NZ in the one trip and marvel at the contrasts. Locals will know that Queenstown is the adventure capital of the Asia Pacific region, and is like the Swiss Alps just a few hours from home.

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More Details

Owner
Adelle
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Adelle

I am semi retired and move between Queenstown and Sydney, where my family live. I love scenery and gardens and find Queenstown an ideal place to enjoy with family and friends.

Adelle purchased this house in 2000

Why Adelle chose Otago

We fell in love with Queenstown after staying just one night in 1968. We love the location and after all this time, it is still beautiful. We have been able to share this with our family and friends and now open it to select guests.

What makes this house unique

Our Home is on the Queenstown Hill above the town where you can relax inside or outside on one of the numerous decks and enjoy the views and scenery.

We have modified our Home to make it comfortable and cosy and it is a pleasure to be in, regardless of the season.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Liz and Adelle,



I wanted to thank you for an absolutely wonderful stay in your beautiful house. It was so comfortable and lovely, we had such a special family vacation in it. And those views! It was hard leaving today. :) Everything was perfect.



Thank you again,

Susan
Apr 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Queenstown International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Monty's Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Frankton Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Botswana Butchery
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Coronet Peak
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Queenstown
Car: recommended

Bungy, Parapenting, Climbing, Jetboats, Whitewater etc

Amenities

Queenstown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • We would like you to treat our Home as you would your own.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shared between bedrooms 2 and 3 and can be locked off
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This is a separate toilet downstairs
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , This is a separate toilet near living area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , This ensuite bathroom for the main bedroom has a spa bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This is actually a superking bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This is a very large bedroom opening to the garden
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , These 2 king singles can be made up as super king
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , These are 2 single floor mattresses
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Main living area on one level with main bedroom. This looks onto gardens and extensive views. Downstairs has large second bedroom and third bedroom, laundry & study and opens into garden. Automatic Outback AWD Subaru can be included

Reviews

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Spectacular family friendly Holiday Home in Queenstown New Zealand
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Amazing house. Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This stunning house has all that you could imagine. Generous proportions, immaculately maintained and generously provisioned. The views are sensational. Quite difficult to tear yourself away from them. Our holiday was well organized and the owners charming to deal with. Couldn't have been more helpful. One of the best properties I have stayed at anywhere in the world. Jan Melbourne Australia

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Property was very well located; within an invigorating walking distance to the city centre. Kitchen was well equipped and living areas gave us much pleasure.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Most Excellent Queenstown property

  • 5 of 5

Our family found an extraordinary home here overlooking the town. So much room to come together and privacy when needed. T.he kitchen / dining area was totally complete and comfortable. And of course - the views kept changing throughout the day. Thank you for sharing such a special place & thanks to Julia for all her help.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the ever changing view as the mountains take on different shadows or when clouds rise from the lake . It's easy to sit back and relax at Home without even venturing outside if you prefer.
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Great house, amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly remarkable property, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a vacation house in the Queenstown area.

First, it's huge! Second, it's very well appointed with modern appliances, conveniences, dishware, etc. Third... and to us, most importantly... the view of the town and lake are simply outstanding.

Thank you so much, Ken & Adelle Alexander, for opening up your home to VRBO and to us.

We hope to be back, and we would love to stay here again.

A word about the location... it's up a pretty steep hill. This was no issue for us as we are from a very hilly area and are used to it. We were here to hike and climb (among other things) so the walk up to the house was just fine. But for those not prepared for it (or able to do it), you'll want to hire a taxi from town.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our Home is positioned for privacy even though it is on the Queenstown Hill. It is rare to find a place with a reserve in front. For those who like to walk to town there is access through the reserve for an easier, more scenic route.
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Fantastic home, views, location, and hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

WOW!! This home was spectacular and had everything we needed. Was very hard to leave.

Property manager Julia was extremely helpful as she met us at the property and provided a tour as well as suggestions on the essential things to do in Queenstown.

My father who is a homebuilder in the US even commented on the high quality work throughout the house, which he typically does not do. Huge windows and sliding doors throughout allow you to take in the gorgeous sunrises and views from the several decks unobstructed.

Thank you so much for sharing with us! If I make it back to Queenstown this house will be at the top of my list!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our Home is ideal for those who do not want stark, minimalistic modern decor. It is comfortably furnished and great for relaxing. It is architecturally designed to take in the views from every room and balcony and also to take advantage of the sun.
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Beautiful comfortable home in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a spectacular week in Queenstown in this lovely home. Perfect for 3 couples. You will never tire off the views. Kitchen is well equipped. Host is accessible and responsive.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Whether there are 3 couples or just 1 couple, our Home is perfect as unused bedrooms downstairs can be easily closed off. The main bedroom is on the same level as the living area with direct entry from the road, so any guests with walking difficulty don't need to use any steps.
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120

Rates are for maximum period of 12 mth ahead of current date and are subject to change. If your date is outside the 12 mth booking time, please contact me for a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.