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Lakeside Maisonette - absolute lakefront

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, DVD player, books, stereo
Fridge, microwave, hob, coffee/tea maker
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Lakeside Maisonette - absolute lakefront

Lakeside Maisonette - absolute lakefront

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
Closeburn, Otago

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Wakatipu20 min walk
  • Popular LocationBob's Peak20 min drive
  • Popular LocationSkyline Queenstown20 min drive
  • AirportQueenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.)23 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Lakeside Maisonette - absolute lakefront

Lakefront Cottage with kitchen and patio
“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);
Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Christine Byrch
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Spices


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake

Things to do

  • Winery tours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Golf nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 2
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Lakeside Maisonette absolute lakefront
Lakeside Maisonette - Absolute Lakefront Cottage
Lakeside Maisonette - Absolute Lakefront Closeburn
Lakeside Maisonette - Absolute Lakefront Cottage Closeburn

About this area


Located in Closeburn, this cottage is on a lake. Toi o Tahuna and Queenstown Arts Centre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include St Josephs Parish and Williams Cottage. CaddyShack City Mini Golf and Kiwi and Birdlife Park are also worth visiting. Fishing and swimming offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and horse riding nearby. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Lake Wakatipu - 20 min walk
  • Steamer Wharf - 8 min drive
  • TSS Earnslaw Steamship - 9 min drive
  • Bob's Peak - 20 min drive
  • Skyline Queenstown - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 23 min drive


  • Vknow - 7 min drive
  • Finz Seafood and Grill - 8 min drive
  • Public Kitchen & Bar - 8 min drive
  • Lombardi - 8 min drive
  • Fergburger - 8 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 17 out of 19 reviews
5 - Excellent 89%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 19 reviews
4 - Good 11%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 19 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 19 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 19 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Best place ever!!!
Such a lovely location. Very nice house. Perfect for two. Close to town yet away from everything. Will hopefully have the opportunity to go back one day.

5/5 Excellent

Once again an amazing stay. Fabulous private location. Will definitely stay again.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely propert
Very nice property, secured and private with great views.

5/5 Excellent

Magical Place On The Water
Wonderful experience. If you're looking for a real getaway this is the place. Located just outside Queenstown, you're away from the traffic and crowds but close enough if you need anything. Uber was able to find us and it was quick ride into town. Amazing place!

5/5 Excellent

Highly recommend this place. The views are to die for and the peaceful serene location is worth it. 6 mins from queenstown but you feel like your tucked away. Beds comfy and shower is wonderful. Owners are lovely and have some great advice on what and where to visit. Nothing negative at all about this place.