Queenstown Villa 605
One of New Zealand's most private and serene vacation retreats. Nestled among bush on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, just 10 minutes drive from Queenstown, this lodge offers absolute comfort as well as stunning panoramic views.
The Lodge and its adjoining villas are luxuriously appointed and have been designed to be in harmony with the lakefront environment and surrounding bush. The 9 acre property is fully landscaped with rolling lawns, a meandering stream, native New Zealand plants, and surrounding pine forest which create an atmosphere of supreme privacy and enjoyment.
The Lodge is unique ... the first luxury lodge to open in the new Millennium in arguably the world's finest destination resort, Queenstown.
The claim to the most spectacular views in a country such as New Zealand is not made lightly, and to offer that view from every room in the Lodge is an absolute treat.
A Unique Retreat, appreciating the pleasures of life and healthy rejuvenation are at the very core of what makes this lodge such a unique vacation retreat.
Guests can enjoy a variety of facilities including the Spa Pavilion with sauna, outdoor hot tub, massage and beauty therapy room, and exercise room. Moments of peace and quiet may be found in a stroll along the lake, reading a good book in the library, or simply listening to the sounds of waves lapping at the shore. Birdsong, and the gentle whisper of a breeze rustles through the leaves. Fresh clean mountain air and breathtaking beauty complete this ideal recipe for relaxation.
Guests from around the world visit the Lodge for its distinctly beautiful and dramatic vistas of Lake Wakatipu. The pure waters of Lake Wakatipu are fed by pristine rivers and quiet streams while sheltered bays and coves line the 140 kilometres of shoreline. Amid towering mountain peaks and edged by native New Zealand bush and high country pasture, the lake environs provide a natural haven for an abundance of trout, bird and wildlife. Private walkways from the Lodge lead directly to the lakeshore and provide easy access to a scenic walking track.
Relax and enjoy the lodge surroundings in the Formal Lounge, Summer Room, Atrium or Dining Room. All of these rooms have open fires for your comfort. You'll also find a fully stocked Wine Cellar and a comprehensive Library. Outside, take in the panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains from the Viewing Deck. Or relax in the Spa Pavilion with cedar hot tub. You can also try out the sauna and exercise room. Also available are a barbecue area, golf driving net, petanque and croquet lawn.
The lodge is finished throughout in fine native Beech timber and pure wool carpets and display local art works for an unmistakably natural New Zealand appeal. The 4 Villas and 3 Suites feature a combination of spacious lounges with comfortable sofas and chairs, king size beds, fireplaces and extra large bathrooms which are luxuriously fitted with two person baths, tiled under-floor heating, and shuttered windows.
Each Villa and Suite has its own private garden terrace that looks out to mountain and lake views, and each is complete with every modern convenience, including; television with teletext, double phone lines, CD player, hair dryer, electric blankets, bar, fridge, and tea and coffee making facilities.
Also taking in the panoramic views are the extra large bathrooms featuring twin vanities, double showers, heated towel rails and extra large spa baths. King-size twin set beds are furnished with the finest quality linen and feather and down pillows. Under floor heating and reverse cycle air conditioning ensure total comfort for all seasons.
The three Suites are within the main Lodge building with an additional studio suite to accommodate nanny or staff. All suites include under-floor heating and reverse cycle air conditioning to ensure total comfort for all seasons. King-size twin set beds are furnished with the finest quality linen and feather and down pillows. Private outdoor terraces offer panoramic views of the lake and mountains.
This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite includes an additional separate toilet, 2 terraces and an extra large lounge with uninterrupted views from the Remarkables Mountain Range to Walter Peak. The main bedroom ensuite includes double shower, twin vanities and two-person spa bath.
This upstairs suite features a separate lounge, ceiling-high picture windows and views from Cecil to Walter Peak. The spacious private terrace opens on to landscaped native bush gardens and croquet lawn. The large bedroom overlooks the terrace with a separate bathroom, shower and deep two-person bath.
Adjoining Studio Suite
Adjoins Suite 2 and has its own separate entrance, ideal for accompanying nanny or staff. The Lounge/Bedroom with ensuite has views over the landscaped gardens. Queen-sized twin set bed plus 2 additional single lofted beds.
This ground floor suite with Eastern and Western courtyards catches the first and last of the day's sun. Has a separate lounge and bathroom with extensive views of Cecil Peak.
A short walk through native bush from the main lodge, the 700 square foot Villas offer the ultimate in space and privacy. A separate lounge with open log fire, large window seat and private outdoor terrace enjoy 180 degree panoramic views of the lake and mountains.
Experience Queenstown, Just 10 minutes drive from the lodge lays vibrant Queenstown - "The Adventure Capital of the World."
Whether it's bungy jumping, white-water rafting, heli-skiing, fly fishing, hang gliding, horse riding, jet boating or scenic flights, visitors to Queenstown find thrills and excitement in every way imaginable. Meanwhile, other activities such as touring local vineyards, exploring historic Arrowtown, scenic walks, shopping, galleries, cafes, and an exciting nightlife mean that there is something for everyone, all year round.
Queenstown is an ideal all year round destination, with a variety of attractions and activities to suit any season.
* Spring (September - November) is a wonderful time to hike or picnic in the mountains, enjoying the wild flowers. The lake is at its most pristine, glacial blue and you can't go far without seeing a newborn lamb or fawn. Temperatures range from the low to mid teens °C (50-60°F).
* In Summer (December - February), long summer evenings with the sun setting at around 10pm provide the perfect opportunity for a leisurely stroll after dinner or casting a line into the deep blue lake. Temperatures average in the high 20's°C (80's°F) with zero humidity.
* The balmy days of Autumn (March - May) see the first of the grapes harvested. Take a horse drawn carriage ride around the lake's edge and enjoy the golden tones of this picturesque time of year. Temperatures average in the 20's°C (68-70°F).
* The deep blue skies and clear crisp air of winter (June - August) provide the backdrop for a skiing holiday to remember. Spend evenings beside a crackling fire recounting the day's discoveries. Temperatures range between 5-10°C (40-50°F) in town, while they drop when you hit the fresh dry powder.
The staff at the lodge are knowledgeable and keen to assist guests in planning activities and adventures. Any necessary bookings may be made directly through the Lodge.
Queenstown Villa 605
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