The Castle Bach Queenstown

Bach or holiday home | Frankton | #3888

8.8/10 (154 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables
  • Family accommodation close to all major amenities and public transport
  • Classic New Zealand bach filled with 'Kiwiana'

Our family bach commands stunning views of the Frankton Arm of Lake Wakatipu and Queenstowns 'Remarkables'. It's a true bach, rich in history and full of memorabilia. Most of the furnishings are from a previous generation although the beds and appliances are near new for a relaxed stay. The bach is in 'Old Frankton', a five minute drive (or a five minute walk from public transport) to the heart of Queenstown. Close to all Queenstowns attractions but away from the crowds. It's a 10 minute walk from the airport so you can fly in and not need a rental car. YES the planes do fly over head and watching them is really cool, especially for kids. It's only a 15 minute walk to a supermarket and major shopping center. The bach and section are child friendly (not fully child-proof) with childproof locks on cupboards containing cleaners, a fireguard, a high chair, cot, kids DVDs and a toy box. There are lots of books, with a focus on the stories and history of Central Otago. A large park, indoor swimming pool with hydroslides, lakeside walking trails, golf course, the Queenstown event center and the lake itself (full of trout and salmon) are all within 10 minutes walk.

Queenstown is the perfect place for either a restful break or full-on adventure holiday. Leisurely walks, vineyard lunches, jet boating, bungy jumping, gold panning, horse trecking, four major ski fields and two internationally acclaimed golf course all nearby and last but not least its Lord of the Rings country with tours to suit everyone. We can supply you with a list of family friendly things you can do for free and our favouite cafes.

The bach is warm with 2 nightstore heaters, radiant heaters in each room and an open fire.

The Castle is the perfect base for your lakes holiday. Close to Arrowtown and an easy drive to Clyde, Roxborough, Wanaka and Hawea. It's even used as a base for the Otago rail trail.

Obviously we love the place but so do our visitors, just check out the guest book...

Special conditions: Suitable for 4 adults only. Guests must leave bach TIDY. You do NOT need to clean or launder linen but we DO expect you to do your own dishes! No access to locked cupboards or to seperate garage.


  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x King single bed

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area

    2 x Roll-away bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)

*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 (272)

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  • The views from the front rooms of this rustic home are spectacular

    The views from the front rooms of this rustic home are spectacular. Each morning presented a new surprise with clouds and colors.. The property was well-situated to so much. The suggested walk to Queenstown was a big plus (as was the joy of removing shoes that evening)! The Hub made for easy transportation to and from the Queenstown “CBD”; local shops were handy, too. Just know the airport is close as are the planes — but that’s part of the charm..

    MaryW939 100%|5x May 2018

  • Such a great place to stay - lovely lake views, a well...

    Such a great place to stay - lovely lake views, a well maintained property, and everything we needed for our short stay. We loved reading the history of the property, and how much care had been taken to keep it stylised as it was - the character really shone through and we loved this!

    CathHa15 100%|2x May 2018

  • good location, nice warm house, beautiful view

    good location, nice warm house, beautiful view

    LindaN75 100%|5x Apr 2018

  • Cottage is a traditional kiwi Bach and has a beautiful classic look...

    Cottage is a traditional kiwi Bach and has a beautiful classic look inside. Really loved the wood fire and the hatch through to the kitchen. The house has everything you would need for a comfortable stay, great shower, comfy beds well supplied kitchen. It was a perfect spot for watching the planes leave the airport (they fly right overhead) but they were never a bother because of the airport curfew.

    CharlotteDu9 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Great bach

    Great bach. Great location. Views of lake are beautiful and uninterrupted. Everything that you need, even for little ones. Welcoming day beds in idyllic locations around the house beckon for an afternoon nap. Planes overhead are no issue. Highly recommend.

    LoraP862 100%|1x Mar 2018

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