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Modern warm house a few hundred meters from Lake Wanaka and an easy 2km walk along the lake edge to the Wanaka town center and restaurants/bars. You will have your own room with private access. It has a king bed, ensuite, walk-in-robe, and room for your car, bike, skis, etc.

The space

Hi there - awesome news you're thinking of visiting the beautiful Lake Wanaka. I may be biassed but it's definitely the best place in New Zealand, maybe even the world :)

I am Hilary (30-something, kiwi) and living with me is a good friend Karl. We are very pleased to welcome you to our home. Karl is a local wine maker and can keep you up half the night talking about the lovely Central Otago wines. Hilary is a resource consent planner so can put you to sleep in 10 seconds flat talking about the district council legislation. We are both from New Zealand but have lived and travelled in many countries and are always happy to meet and welcome new people.

Guest access

Your room has its own private access and can lock separately from the house. You have your own fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and tea and coffee facilities.

You are welcome to use the shared areas of the house kitchen (plus all utensils) and living rooms etc.

Interaction with guests

We are competely flexible throughout your stay. Happy to chat about your time in New Zealand over a glass of wine, or leave you in peace to come and go as you please.

Other things to note

Breakfast not included. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate etc in your room.

We are also located 200m from the Te Araroa trail and are particularly pleased to have hikers doing the trek come stay. We will give hikers a free hearty meal and you can go crazy with our shower, washing machine/dryer, sewing kits, insulation tape, band-aids, and other gear/body repair tools.

That's all about us. If you have any other questions please just email. Hilary will reply within a few hours.

Kind regards and happy travels.

Hilary and Karl

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 1PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 6 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 73 / night
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House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in time is 1PM - 12AM (midnight)



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

74 Reviews

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煜 User Profile
April 2017
Hilary is very nice and (URL HIDDEN) easy to check in,the room is very spacious and clean,you can find everything that you need,and Hilary share the kitchen with us,that was so generosity.

Lewis User Profile
March 2017
Spacious cosy room in a convenient spot.. real kiwi hospitality from Hillary and Karl.

Khiuk Fah User Profile
March 2017
We love this place and would highly recommend this place for the following reasons 1. Hillary is a great host and very resourceful and helpful 2. Private entrance. can come and go without disturbing others 3. You have a refrigerator, a microwave ,a water heater ,large walk in closet and a very comfortable bed 4. Good size bathroom and shower 5. 2 minutes drive to the tree of wanaka , 5 minutes to the city center. Good location Would stay there again and recommend this place to my friends

Haihong User Profile
March 2017
The privacy of the room is very good, has a separate entrance. The facilities in the home is very perfect, including excellent bathroom and kitchen facilities like toast, microwave oven, refrigerator, etc. Hillary is very sweet to provide a variety of tips to help us have a pleasant journey. Thanks a lot!By the way, the houses is close to the lake and lonely tree,you just need less than ten minutes walk.Perfect! If you want to come to Wanaka, I must recommend to live here!

Samuel & Michelle User Profile
February 2017
It's easy to see why Hilary is a super host. Her place is marvellous and our only regret is not staying longer. Everything you need can be found! Hilary left a note with great recommendations with details on what's around you for food, entertainment, etc. Absolutely clean, spacious and with lots of privacy and the bed was a comfortable sleep :) you can see stars out from the windows of the room.

Tatjana User Profile
February 2017
Everything was perfect! We wish we could have stayed longer. Hilary is such a lovely host and the room is great and has everything you need.

Anurag User Profile
February 2017
The room is very nice, spacious and very well ventilated. The room also has a micro wave, kettle etc. We had a very nice stay and Hilary was very promot and helpful.

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Otago, New ZealandJoined in August 2012
Hilary User ProfileHilary is a superhost.

My name is Hilary, i am a 30-something year old kiwi (New Zealander) recently moved back to NZ after 9 years working and travelling around the world. I love calling the beautiful town of Wanaka home and hope you can come visit to experience this piece of paradise.

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Response time: within an hour
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