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Te Whare Rakau

10 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 bathrooms
Nestled onto a tranquil street across from Lake Wanaka, this villa’s modern, cubic architecture—designed by Auckland-based Julian Guthrie—is complemented by its wood-paneled façade. Sumptuous furnishings in the open-concept space encourage complete relaxation with a fuzzy bean bag and fur-draped chaise. Explore the natural landscape, inhaling the crisp fresh air and feeling the warmth of the sun.
Fully retractable glass doors and soaring windows create a seamless transition between the alpine-inspired interior and the outdoor area. Charcoal-hued tiles flow through the entryway; hardwood floors take over in the rest of the abode. Enjoy the peacefulness of the daylight-drenched terrace as you sip your morning coffee. The bubbling hot tub is situated in the front yard; it’s the most spectacular spot to watch the vivid sunset disappearing behind the horizon. In the evening, the living room’s sumptuous sectional sofa invites you to curl up in front of the wood-burning fireplace—and perhaps uncork a bottle of the region’s most flavorful wine. After dark, the property is illuminated by softly glowing pot lights. 
Cast into the crystal clear waters with Aspiring Fly Fishing, strategically spotting and landing trout. Sticky Forest features dramatic vistas with lake views and various winding hiking and biking trails. A short walk lands you at the Wanaka Fine Art Gallery and the region’s War Memorial. Just a 3-minute drive away, you can be teeing off on the Wanaka Golf Course fairway in no time at all. Chill out with a favourite flick on the plump couch in the media room. 
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  • Bedroom 1: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Dual vanity, Television, Air conditioning, Heating, Mountain view
  • Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Air conditioning, Heating, Mountain view
  • Bedroom 3: 2 Twin over double bunk beds, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Air conditioning, Heating, Mountain view
  • Formal dining area with seating for 8
  • Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Ice maker
  • Wine fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Nespresso machine
  • Media room
  • Smart TV
  • Sonos sound system
  • Wi-Fi
  • Ping-pong table
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Gas barbecue
  • Hot tub - heating included
  • Outdoor seating
  • Parking - 2 spaces
  • Concierge service
Extra Cost (advance notice may be required):
  • Housekeeping
  • Chef service
  • Villa pre-stocking
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting services
  • Activities and excursions
Points of Interest:
  • 2 minute walk to Wanaka War Memorial
  • 8 minute walk to Wanaka Fine Art Gallery
  • 7 minute drive to Aspiring Fly Fishing
  • 8 minute drive to Sticky Forest
  • 6.8 km to Wanaka tree
Golf Access:
  • 3 minute drive to Wanaka Golf Course
  • 63 km to Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3

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Gas barbecue
Hot tub
Ping pong table
Media room
Sonos sound system
Wine storage
Wood-burning fireplace
Smart TV
Air conditioning
Washing machine
Driveway parking
Nespresso machine
+ 3 more
Wanaka, New Zealand
Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
60 min drive
Wanaka Golf Course
2 min drive
Points of Interest
Wanaka War Memorial
6 min walking
Aspiring Fly Fishing
6 min drive
Wanaka Fine Art Gallery
8 min walking
Sticky Forest
10 min drive
The Wanaka Tree
19 min drive
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