Absolute lakefront. Absolute bliss.

Bach or holiday home | Lake Hawea | #18949

9/10 (39 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


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.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$100.00 per stay); Linen (Required, NZ$60.00 per stay);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master suite

    1 x Queen bed

  • Orange room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Sleepout

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (45)

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  • Could do with some updating

    Could do with some updating.

    Emma new member Aug 2018

  • Excellent location quite area and beautiful lake views...

    Excellent location quite area and beautiful lake views . Beds were comfortable . Loved the fireplace . Overall had a good stay but need to mention a few things .I know it is advertised as a Shack but they definitely need to get better lounge funiture as the chairs were VERY uncomfortable !! They also need to replace some pans in the kitchen. Location rating 5 , comfort rating 3

    deriam522 100%|8x May 2018

  • 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

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