Lakeside Maisonette - absolute lakefront

Cottage | Queenstown | #4710

9.9/10 (147 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Location 2013


“2013 Silver Winner Golden Piwa Awards" BEST IN LOCATION!

The Lakeside Maisonette is an idyllic holiday home secluded amongst native bush on the shores of Lake Wakatipu with magnificent views across the lake to the Remarkables, Cecil Peak, and Walter Peak. The property borders a Department of Conservation reserve, and there is a walking track along the lake shore immediately below the Maisonette.

Although it is only 6 km from Queenstown, the setting is beautiful and peaceful. You can hear the waves lapping on the lake shore.

The architecturally designed Maisonette is self-contained. Upstairs are a large living area with a small kitchen and a mezzanine platform. There is a wood burner for heating and the main window has a fly screen. A north-facing deck opens out from the living area. Downstairs are a bedroom with a queen sized bed and a bathroom with a washing machine. There is a heat pump in the bedroom and a fly screen on the bedroom window.

The house is perfect for a couple and is very popular as a honeymoon destination.

There is parking adjacent to the house. There is WiFi via a mobile Hotspot and this is user pays. There is no public transport to this location.

Special conditions:

I take bookings up to 6 months in advance.

There is a three night minimum stay, although a 2 night stay may be available - a small additional fee would be charged.

I am happy to offer early check in and late check out at no additional cost if my other bookings permit.

The house is perfect for a couple.

*****Please note: as there is no telephone line to the house, it is too far from us for a booster and the wiring does not allow netgeat, Wifi is via a mobile Hotspot which is prepaid ie guests pay for their usage. If you are not happy with this arrangement, please do not book the house.

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


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Microwave
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    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 (289)

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  • The cottage is perfect for two and a great base to explore...

    The cottage is perfect for two and a great base to explore the Queenstown area. We spent 4 nights and enjoyed the secluded feeling while being close enough to town. The views are just beautiful and the pictures can't show how beautiful it is in person. The reasons we did not give the cottage 5 stars is that I like to cook our meals rather than eat out and I found that while I could manage to make do, the cooking facilities and wares were a bit less than I'd like. The outdoor grill needs to be replaced as well. We found that the cottage does not have any shades or blinds (other than a light filtering shade in the bedroom which does not allow for a dark room to sleep in when the sun rises at 5am) so if your looking to cut the amount of sun shining in you cannot, making the upstairs very hot (there is only air conditioning in the bedroom), you cannot keep all of the windows and doors open for ventilation because there are not screens on all the windows (bugs). I want to stress that we had

    Joe M. Dec 2018

  • We spent three nights here and it was not nearly enough time,...

    We spent three nights here and it was not nearly enough time, the views from the house were spectacular, you could sit staring at it all day. We got married whilst here and had our ceremony on the jetty just in front of the house, it was so beautiful, could not have asked for anywhere more romantic. It isn’t too far out of the town and has lots of walking tracks near by, one goes from right in front of the house. Would buy this place if it was for sale!!

    Caitlin C. Dec 2018

  • The best place to stay visiting Queenstown area

    The best place to stay visiting Queenstown area. Best views of any rental in the area. They could use a little larger TV and normal wifi but the cell signal is strong there, so no problem for us with the unlimited International plan. You will spend most of your day just looking out the window anyway. Close to Queenstown but far enough away to be out of the tourist jam. Actually it's just perfect for 2 people.

    Jack L. Nov 2018

  • It is an amazing place to stay

    It is an amazing place to stay. We loved the view and the fireplace was perfect for the cold nights we experienced. I will definitely recommend the Lakeside Maisonette if you want to have a nice and relaxing break-away from the city.

    ChrystelV 100%|4x Nov 2018

  • A stunning location, with a beautiful view of the lake, the mountains...

    A stunning location, with a beautiful view of the lake, the mountains and the stars. Peacfully away from the bustle of Queenstown.

    anne-mareemi2 100%|4x Nov 2018

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