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Contemporary villa overlooking mountains and lake

12 guests · 6 bedrooms · 5.5 baths
Find a warm welcome amid breathtaking scenery at The Dacha. This South Island, New Zealand, vacation rental, whose name translates to “second home,” is a haven of modern design set in the rugged mountains around Wanaka. It’s an incredible spot to chase outdoor adventure with friends—or simply to take in the views and reconnect with family.
Looking out over the lake and mountains, you might feel like the only people for miles. Relish the feeling from very private outdoor living areas with a swimming pool, hot tub and barbecue. The villa also features a TV, Wi-Fi and fireplace, as well as hidden touches of luxury such as underfloor heating. Your holiday here includes a fruit bowl and fresh flowers upon arrival, plus pantry essentials like coffee and tea.
The contemporary architecture of The Dacha pairs local Otago schist stonework with warm wood paneling to stunning effect. But it has substance as well as style; the living area, dining area and fully equipped kitchen in the main great room are thoughtfully placed next to an outdoor room with sitting and dining areas, so you can easily move between the two in warmer weather.
The villa’s main house has three bedrooms with king beds and en-suite bathrooms, and two bedrooms with two bunk beds each that share a bathroom. Guests can also opt to reserve The Banya, a pavilion with its own double bed, en-suite bathroom, living area and kitchenette. With its separate entrance and mountain views, it’s wonderful for couples seeking honeymoon-style privacy.
The Wanaka area is an amazing base for outdoor activities of all kinds—and it’s practically at the doorstep of The Dacha. It’s a short drive to the charming downtown, where you can arrange a kayaking trip, fishing excursion or even a jet-boat ride. Ski on the slopes of Treble Cone or Cardrona Alpine Resort, explore Mount Aspiring National Park or, for a tamer activity, visit the nearby Wanaka Lavender Farm.
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BEDROOM & BATHROOM
Main House
  • Bedroom 1 - Master: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Dual Vanity, Walk-in Closet, Television, Safe, View of Lake Wanaka and mountains, Direct access to back patio
  • Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Walk-in Closet, Lounge area, Fireplace, Television
  • Bedroom 3: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, View of Lake Wanaka and mountains
  • Bedroom 4: 2 Bunk beds, Bathroom shared with Bedroom 5 with stand-alone shower
  • Bedroom 5: 2   Bunk beds, Bathroom shared with Bedroom 4 with stand-alone shower
Banya (seperate pavilion)
  • Bedroom 6: Double size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Lounge area, Television, Kitchenette, View of Lake Wanaka and mountains
FEATURES & AMENITIES
  • Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Formal dining area with seating for 10
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Underfloor heating
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Ceiling fans
  • Television
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Wi-Fi
OUTDOOR FEATURES
  • Swimming Pool - heated (summer months only)
  • Hot tub (heating included)
  • Barbeque
  • Parking
STAFF & SERVICES
Included
  • Basic pantry provisions
  • Bottled water in bedrooms
  • Fruit bowl & fresh flowers (upon arrival)
  • Mid stay clean (bookings of 5 nights and over)
  • Nespresso coffee & a selection of premium teas
Extra cost (advance notice may be required):
  • Chef
  • Housekeeper
  • Driving service
  • Airport transfer
  • Villa pre-stocking
  • Babysitting Service
  • Activities and excursions
LOCATION
Points of Interest
  • 5.8 km to Wanaka Town
  • 8.6 km to Wanaka Lavender Farm
  • 60 km to Mount Aspiring National Park
Ski Access
  • 28 km to Treble Cone
  • 40 km to Cardrona Alpine Resort
Airport
  • 68 km to Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom
Ensuite bathroom, King bed, TV
Bedroom 2
Ensuite bathroom, King bed, TV
Bedroom 3
Ensuite bathroom, King bed, TV
Bedroom 5
Double bed, Ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

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Amenities
Outdoor
Pool
BBQ grill
Hot tub
Fire pit
Indoor
Dining area for 10 people
TV
Breakfast bar
Chef's kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Essentials
Wifi
Heated floors
Washer
Dryer
Parking
Heating
Ceiling fan
Iron
+ 2 more
Wanaka, New Zealand
Airport
Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
69 min(s) drive
Skiing
Cardrona
26 min(s) drive
Treble Cone
32 min(s) drive
Points of Interest
Wanaka Town
9 min(s) drive
Wanaka Lavender Farm
11 min(s) drive
Mount Aspiring National Park
58 min(s) drive
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Cancellation Policy and House Rules
Cancel up to 60 days before your trip and only pay 50% of the total accommodation fees for the reservation. If you cancel within 60 days of the trip, the reservation is non-refundable.