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“Fabulous views and comfy spacious house”
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Tree Top Balcony
Large treetop balcony
View of dining/living
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Tree Top Balcony
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Main Bedroom
View of Lake Hawea
Lake Hawea
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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Lake Hawea, Otago Region, South Island

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Merran C
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous views and comfy spacious house”
Reviewed 29 March 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We had a wonderful extended family holiday staying at Waitoa Holiday House over Christmas 2015. The view over the lake and mountains is gorgeous. One evening we were all transfixed by the moon rising above the mountains. The lakefront is just down at the bottom of the garden. There are lots of beautiful walks nearby around Lake Hawea, and it is also very easy with a car to get to walks around Wanaka - we had a lovely time on the Diamond Lake Walk and Rob Roy Glacier Walk. There was plenty of space for everyone in the house, lots of beds. It was lovely to return to the house after a day out exploring the area. The house and kitchen were well equipped with everything we needed. Great open plan living area with big comfy sofas, lovely big table. Booking the house was very easy. The owner was very prompt and helpful in responding to all our queries.

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Liked best: The view and the location.
Liked least: Leaving! We had a week there and would have loved to stay longer.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
6 Apr 2016
Thank you for your lovely review. Waitoa is a great base to explore the area and is away from the hustle and bustle. Waitoa is a relaxing house which also helps make a great holiday. We hope to see you again.
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Karen A
Washington, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
254 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Absolutely perfect. Would highly recommend ”
Reviewed 2 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

After a long drive we opened the lounge curtains and WOW what a view!

Large veranda deck from the lounge means even on a really hot day you get air inside. Good quality bbq and solid furniture and loads of pans, crockery, glasses etc.

We had a baby and two very well behaved dogs and four adults. We didn't even use one bedroom. The downstairs veranda is shaded and ideal for dogs and the downstairs bedrooms cooler for a baby.

Having a washer and dishwasher was also great and the inside and outside tables meant there was plenty of room when relatives called around.

Walks, cycling, lake at the bottom of the lovely mature garden.

Can't be positive enough. Thank you Sarah and Richard.

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Management Response
3 Jan 2016
Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a great stay. It is a great house for family holidays and we are glad you enjoyed you stay. We hope to see you again another time!
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Carol D
Hood River, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Comfort and beauty at its best!”
Reviewed 22 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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This large home rental is located in a premium area and directly on Lake Hawea. The views of the lake are spectacular from the large deck, just off of the living room. The sliding living room doors open up to the deck and on a nice day brings the outside in. Basically and extension to the room. The deck has a Propane BBQ and we could dine in privacy all while enjoying the views.. The kitchen is very well stocked with just about every appliance one could imagine. .
If you choose to eat out or need basic grocery items there is a general Store, Post Office, Restaurant, Cafe and Pub with in a 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the house. The next town, Wanaka /Lake Wanaka is about a 10 minute drive away and has lots of restaurant options, shops, banks and two
large grocery stores.
This house is immaculate, and the beds and and down linens very comfortable. Lots of walking/ biking trails ( tracks) directly accessible from this location which boarder the lake.
Home away from home but better.

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Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: Comfort and the views
Liked least: That Fact that I had to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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