Peaceful, Tranquil & Luxury on the Riverbank

Bach or holiday home | Wanaka | #24084

9.8/10 (82 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Please note : Christmas bookings is a 2 night minimum 22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018Enjoy the open spaces, the rural aspects and a charming and comfortable, yet spacious well appointed studio. Semi attached on 1/2 an acre, Bridget and her 3 labradors welcome you. Hawkshead is surrounded by grazing land and a 2minute walk across the farmland to the Makarora River. Wake to a mountain view all around and the early morning sun. You have your own private entrance and outdoor seating area. The ‘hawkshead’ culture is a very relaxed one. Ideally located 1 hour from the West Coast at the head of Lake Wanaka makes perfect for an overnight stay. There is so much on offer in this valley from hiking, jet boating to scenic flights or simply just to relax , listen to the birds, read book under the shady trees. Travelling takes a lot of energy, so why not take a break and spoil yourself and recharge. Self catering with cooking facilities. In the event that Bridget is not on the property when you arrive, your studio will be clean and ready for your arrival. Please enter through the gates and your studio ranch slider will be unlocked with the key on the inside door, where you will see a welcome note from Bridget. Your host enjoys meeting you on arrival but sometimes this is not possible. Guests have use of the entire studio and have their own patio and parking right outside their room. 2 minute walk across the paddocks to the river for a walk or swim, all day sun and mountain views. The large garden is also for guests to enjoy.

Special conditions:

Portable 2 burner stove, toaster, kettle, bar fridge,

Outdoor bbq recommended for meats

Washing Machine and Dryer use in main house

Smoking outside only

Bridget will provide a drop off and pick up service to the start and end of your tramp

Breakfast and dinner can be arranged prior to arrival if you have no self catering

There are 2 fuel facilities in Makarora

Breakfast, lunch and dinner available in our local cafe

Daily coach transfers to and from the valley

Bridget's branding is Hawkshead

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


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Queen Suite

    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 (87)

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  • Super nice property matched by super friendly host

    Super nice property matched by super friendly host. Our room has such a lovely alpine feel to it. I love it's surround, where you have the river closeby, the snow-capped mountains & Bridget's Rhodo Dell! I love the nicknacks our host included in the room & the hand-picked Rodo flowers! We had such a comfortable stay @ Hawkeshead and definitely feel very welcome by our host. Definitely hope to escape to the Makarora country again, especially now that we have landed back in Jafa-land!

    CiciOne 100%|1x Sep 2014

  • The most stunning location and an even more stunning host! The suite...

    The most stunning location and an even more stunning host! The suite was well equipped and very comfortable with gorgeous views of the mountains and surroundings. The icing on the cake for this quiet escape was being invited into Bridget's home for a lovely meal in front of the fire and meeting the dogs. Couldn't have asked for warmer welcome or a more perfect place. Will definitely be back.

    PreeyaPrak 100%|1x Sep 2014

  • The property is nestled in a beautiful valley surrounded by spectacular mountains and...

    The property is nestled in a beautiful valley surrounded by spectacular mountains and with a clear water stream available for guests to walk along. The room is very well fitted out with lovely furnishings and all guests needs catered for. No detail is missed!

    VanessaMi1 100%|1x Jul 2014

  • We have stayed here for 2 nights

    We have stayed here for 2 nights. The ensuite room is clean and tidy. Charming and peaceful environment. A short walk away from the river. Most beautiful homestay we ever stayed. Highly recommended!

    PixieT33 100%|1x May 2014

  • We stayed 6 nights and had a fantastic time

    We stayed 6 nights and had a fantastic time. The river, the mountains, the darkness and the stars were amazing. Bridget is lovely and we enjoyed our time with her and the 'girls'. Lovely relaxing (and quiet) place to stay, away from the madness of our regular lives. Bridget has an extensive local knowledge, is friendly and it was a pleasure staying with her.

    ShonaSm1 100%|1x Apr 2014

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