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Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages
Ranked #9 of 52 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 1 December 2011

Arriving at the Homestead, my husband and I exchanged glances: "awesome!" The Homestead is a beautiful home, with welcoming hosts, Carol, Ed and a sweet dog called Douglas. We stayed in a room overlooking the beautiful green lawn, bordered by a weeping willow, and with stairs leading to Station Park, which is another wonderful Wanaka green space bordering the lake. We felt completely spoiled the moment we walked in to the Homestead. We picked up some tea and cookies from the sideboard, and then relaxed by the lawn. Since the Homestead isn't very large, it is easy to find a quiet corner to yourself. Yet everyone we met at the Homestead was extremely friendly, and we enjoyed chatting with other visitors over breakfast (which one morning included delicious rhubarb fresh from the garden). Carol and Ed are extremely friendly and generous hosts, and they went out of their way to make our stay easy and enjoyable, and had excellent suggestions for Wanaka activities. Not only did they suggest hikes in the area, but they went out of their way to make sure that these plans became a reality! The Wanaka area is beautiful, and very peaceful and relaxing. Spending time here was truly a highlight of our trip.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

I recently stayed here again during a climbing trip. The facilities are still excellent and I was again warmly welcomed by Ed, Carol and Douglas. Nothing seemed to hard for them to accommodate upon request. I look forward to being able to take my family there and have them experience the facilities on offer at the Homestead and Wanaka's surrounds. Thanks again Ed and Carol. I will be back.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

The moment you pull up to the Homestead you will be blown away. The place is absolutely beautiful from the outside in. The accommodations are high end and extremely comfortable. From the large bedrooms, free laundry, hot tub, inclusive bikes, cookies and amazing fruit salad....you will honestly be sad when the day comes you have to check out.

We happened to be in town for The All Blacks Rugby World Cup Championship match against France and ran into Ed and Carol at the HQ Sports Bar. The welcomed my wife and i to their table of friends and we spent the night laughing and telling stories over drinks.....celebrating a NZ victory!

It's no coincidence that everyone in the bar chatted it up w/ Ed and Carol. They are just good fun loving people whom people are drawn to.

-Gregg & Jenn

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

We were two couples travelling together and chose the two bedroom cottage but were upgraded to the three bedroom cottage. We instantly relaxed in the very beautiful and comfortable cottage. We went skiing on the second day we were there and were happy to come back and relax there.The heated floors were awesome. It's only a short walk through a beautiful park and gardens to reach Lake Wanaka, where you can walk along the lake in either direction for beautiful and peaceful views. Only a short walk to town too.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

the lodge is situated close to lake wanaka, 1.5 km from wanaka town. rooms are comfortable and luxurious, and the hosts very friendly. continental breakfast was ok too. great stay!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

Stayed at the Lodge overnight in early spring. Great hosts and wonderful place to stay in fantastic surroundings. We would thoroughly recommend

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

My partner, mother and I recently stayed at Wanaka Homestead and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Ed and Carol are the perfect hosts; and the property is well appointed with all the facilities you would expect from a luxury guest house. Well located, with beautiful Wanaka district views and landscaped gardens, we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages
Address: 1 Homestead Close, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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