Absolute lakefront. Absolute bliss.

Bach or holiday home | Lake Hawea | #18949

9.2/10 (37 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Gorgeous sunny lakeside cottage nestled amongst native trees
  • World class mountain and lake views
  • Close to ski fields, golf course, Hawea river, mountain bike tracks, fishing and walks

It doesn’t get more idyllic than this. With only a 2 mins drive from Lake Hawea village or 15mins drive to Wanaka township – you can enjoy easy access to shops and your daily flat white but then quickly be back in paradise relaxing and enjoying nature.

It's also a magical venue for your office Christmas party, team bonding session, boutique wedding or niche event.

This is a unique slice of paradise. There are not many cottages available to rent in such an idyllic spot. You can hear the birds every morning and the water of Lake Hawea lapping the shore just below the cottage. You truly feel renewed and invigorated after a stay here.

Surrounded by native trees, nestled in a corner nook of the lake, John's Creek has its own microclimate. There is open space for kids and adults to run around and bike. It's easy to get your boat in at the marina at Hawea township or with a 4WD directly outside the cottage.

Come nightfall, you can crank up the BBQ and braziers then have a soak in the firebath beneath the Southern stars.

Special conditions: Rates effective 31/12/2011, includes NZ GST @ 15% Please enquire for seasonal dates to confirm your rate. Children and disabled access information available on request. Discounts may be available for multi-night stays. A valid credit card is required to secure your booking. Check-in time is 3pm Check-out time is 10am Additional Linen charge: $30 Cleaning fee: $80 Pets allowed with prior approval High chairs, pushchairs etc available on request.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Special events venue
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master suite

    1 x Queen bed

  • Orange room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Sleepout

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $100.00 per stay (required); Linen $60.00 per stay (required)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 14 nights

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (43)

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  • The Black Shack was a fine little place

    The Black Shack was a fine little place. Great for two people - could be tight for four. The end of summer found this a bit over grown - the driveway was nearly covered with bushes as was the front walkway. No issues with any of the equipment or water or whatever - though we did find that the evening brought thousands of little black insects - so we had to leave all the windows and doors closed - and there was no fan!!! Overall - the location, the seclusion was terrific - but a bit rustic.

    Rwoody4 new member Feb 2018

  • Top location, scenic spot and views!

    Top location, scenic spot and views!

    SOFIACB 100%|4x Jan 2018

  • Fabulous location was just gorgeous

    Fabulous location was just gorgeous...quiet private location...great, traditional kiwi bach just perfect to get away

    cateb314 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • We had a truly wonderful time in the Black Shack

    We had a truly wonderful time in the Black Shack. We felt like Lake Hawea was ours..living and breathing the stupendous views in every waking moment, sleeping like babies, very cosy and instantly our own home. Gordon was very responsive to all queries and it is quite simply a magical place to find real peace.

    MichaM95 100%|3x Dec 2017

  • Great place great location

    Great place great location

    RebeccaRe20 100%|3x Dec 2017

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