Boutique Strawbale Cottage

Cottage | Wanaka | #33477

9.8/10 (17 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Stunning mountain views and short walk to the Clutha river footpaths.
  • Rural outlook but only 5 minutes drive into Wanaka town
  • Strawbale cottage with thick character filled walls, make an incredibly warm and snug retreat.

Beautiful newly built Strawbale Cottage set on a 11 acre block on the same prestigious road as Wanaka Haven, Riverrun Lodge and Cedar Lodge. Stunning 180 degree mountain views and only a short walk down the road to the Clutha River and multiple foot and cycle paths that lead along the water to Albert town and Lake Hawea.

All modern conveniences with a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities with brand new appliances complemented by a character filled and rustic country styled interior. This is a fantastic cottage in both Winter and Summer as the strawbale acts as a natural insulation keeping it cool in the summer when large sliding doors provide great indoor and outdoor flow to shaded outdoor patios and then in winter thick wallskeep you feeling cosy and snug while you relax in front of a roaring log burner and look out at snow capped mountains.

Large double bedroom with ample storage and a luxurious bathroom with rain head shower and a deep bathtub for soaking in.

A special one of a kind retreat which offers a great functional base combining privacy and stunning views with a close proximity to the lake and ski fields.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Pets may be allowed with prior approval.


  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Toddler safe
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Living room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Cot
    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 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]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak season
23-Mar-17 to 31-Mar-17
$300/night $300/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Apr-17 to 07-Jul-17
$250+/night $250+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
School Holiday ski season
08-Jul-17 to 23-Jul-17
$300+/night $300+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
3 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
24-Jul-17 to 23-Jun-18
$250+/night $250+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay

*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 (17)

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  • I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Straw Cottage

    I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Straw Cottage. It's a beautifully decorated house in a spectacular location only a few minutes drive from Wanaka town center. It exceeded my expectations. I would definitely like to stay there again next time I am in Wanaka.

    PaulC127 100%|4x Mar 2017

  • A beautiful sunny property, well appointed with everything you might need (except...

    A beautiful sunny property, well appointed with everything you might need (except milk, but we'd brought our own). Garden a little open, and not so private at this stage (trees and shrubs still growing), but it's a quiet road, so no drama. Loved the place, really cool floor plan. Could have stayed for weeks.

    GeorgeBa4 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Amazing straw bale cottage

    Amazing straw bale cottage. Impressed with the quality finishes from the linen to the appliances. Really makes the stay more luxurious. The views were amazing. House decorated very impressively. Enjoyed our stay here. Would be great for winter or summer it was so cosy and relaxing. Also had tea/coffee/small food goods available which really makes the stay easier when your dying for a coffee. Defiantly one of the best holiday houses I've stayed in and is defiantly luxury!

    SerenaSm2 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • This is a wonderful place to stay, private, tastefully done (to the...

    This is a wonderful place to stay, private, tastefully done (to the point that my partner started trying to source some of the items) with a sense of peace thatwe both found refreshing during a busy family time. It is close enough to Wanaka to make getting supplies easy, has all the needed amenitis, and was warm even on cool nights. I think it is six stars: it is far better than most five star hotels.

    chrisga26 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • The Straw Cottage was fantastic

    The Straw Cottage was fantastic. We stayed for four nights over the 16/17 new years. Emily and Wes were really accommodating. The house was amazing and the kitchen was very well equipped and we were using the BBQ every day. It's handy being only a few minutes drive to Wanaka town centre. I would recommend this accommodation to anyone wanting a boutique and comfortable getaway in Wanaka. Would happily stay here again when I return.

    TEDcomms 100%|2x Jan 2017

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