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The Hawk House - Rangi Kahu - near Wanaka

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The Hawk House - Rangi Kahu - near Wanaka

6 guests3 bedrooms6 beds3 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Sparkling clean
10 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.

This special house, with stunning views, has just won the Master Builders Supreme House of the Year award for the southern region of NZ. Rangi Kahu (sky filled with hawks) gives magical time out to three couples or six friends (the King beds can split to six King singles or your combo) wanting a retreat 15 minutes drive from Wanaka or Cromwell.
The house and studio design are a tribute to Kahu (hawks) that ride the thermal waves. Eight can stay by booking the studio on a separate AirBnB listing.


Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported a carbon monoxide detector on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds


Step-free access to the bedroom
Step-free access to the bathroom



13 reviews
Stylish space
Sparkling clean
Quick responses
Karen User Profile
October 2019
Denise's house, Rangi Kahu, is probably one of the most beautiful places we've ever stayed at. My partner and I stayed there with friends (another couple), and it was an idyllic and magical experience - like something out of a New Zealand fairytale or creation myth. You truly…
Denise User Profile
Response from Denise:
Karen thank you. Am thrilled that you had a lovely time.
October 2019
Chad User Profile
July 2019
Great place to get away from it all. Stunning property with superb views.
Mark User Profile
May 2019
We had the most amazing time. Such an wonderful house, with spectacular views and privacy. Denise and Sarah were great hosts, we would love to come back again in the future!
Keith User Profile
December 2018
Wonderful stay at Rangi Kahu - by far our best yet. Beautiful home with spectacular views. We really enjoyed the smart design, comfort and flow of the house that is very well appointed, and the views of the mountains and the river are devine. Thanks for the wine, the local rose…
Denise User Profile
Response from Denise:
So glad you enjoyed your stay Keith. As a new listing of a brand new house, we value such positive feedback.
December 2018
Tessalo Hoff User Profile
Tessalo Hoff
November 2019
The house is amazing! The best ever! I highly recommend it!
Symond User Profile
October 2019
The most stylish and beautiful home I’ve ever stayed in. Everything is bespoke. An architecture marvel! Oh yes, View from the home was just unbelievable!
Denise User Profile
Response from Denise:
I’m so glad you and your family loved it.
October 2019
Simone User Profile
October 2019
We all absolutely loved staying at Denise’s house. The views are indescribable- we didn’t want to leave! The house was immaculately clean and so easy to live in. Although it was cold outside - 8deg, the house was toasty warm without heating. The main bedroom and the living/…
Denise User Profile
Response from Denise:
Simone, Wooing Tree is my favourite local rose. Glad you enjoyed it.
October 2019

Hosted by Denise

Wanaka, New ZealandJoined in December 2018
Denise User Profile
13 Reviews
Hello, we have just finished a beautiful house by an award-winning architect with stunning 180 degree views outside Wanaka. It’s set up for three couples or six friends (or 8 if you book the adjacent spacious studio) to have three nights or more away for a book group, foodie,…
Interaction with guests
The host for your stay is Sarah, who lives nearby. This friendly and knowledgable local will meet you at the property and show you how everything works. There is an information folder listing local wineries, shopping etc.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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About this place
When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying at someone’s place.
This is Denise’s place.
Sarah helps host.

The neighbourhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 3PM - 8PM
Checkout: 10AM
3PM - 8PM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events