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Lalapanzi - a secret lakeside spot.
Lalapanzi - a secret lakeside spot.
4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Sunny and secluded yet right on the lakefront at Kingston this 1970s holiday home is a great place to relax. Open plan and tastefully decorated in mid century modern furniture no need to go further than the beach and your private pad - enjoy.

The space

Situated on half an acre of landscaped native trees this house and garden has been designed for relaxation. The house is comfortable and unpretentious. Open plan studio like living this house is ideal for a couple, or small family. Or for friends who are willing to share the spare futons. New wood burner and heat pump.

Guest access

Kayak. Wifi. Stereo system. Outdoor furniture.

Fully furnished.

Interaction with guests

House is for guest complete use. Owner will not be there.

Other things to note

Please note the studio sleeping arrangement.... this actually means you sleep in the open plan lounge which is actually very nice and fun. If you are a couple you can have two double futons to share (one on top of the other). If the booking is for three or four people then the futons are separated so you get one for two people ... so you will need to be (URL HIDDEN) NZ we call it Marae styles. Perfect for holidays:)
Hi and Welcome to my home.

I hope you enjoy your stay in Kingston. Here is some info and a few house rules :)

The shop up the top by the main road is the only place to buy food and get a drink, but they close quite early.

The fire is easy to light but needs a bit of attention just to get it going.
Help yourself to wood outside. It is best to dry out any damp wood by the fire.
Please use the damper on the right side of fire once the fire is underway.

No footwear on inside please.

The house is built as a holiday home and is on tank water that is limited.
The water supply is not on mains pressure so your shower experience may be a little like a gentle rainfall. You need to turn the dial right around to its halfway into the hot (red) zone. At this point the hot water reaches the mixer. Please ensure the shower is not dripping when you turn it off. It takes a couple of nudges either side of the off arrow to work out this spot.

The heat pump is there if you need it.

The Kayak is a good quality sea kayak and there are a couple of lifejackets in the carport. The lake is beautiful but very cold so you will need to be careful if it turns rough.

This is not unlimited

The details are on the back of the modem on the sideboard.
Please respect this service as it is limited to 80g per month. please do not download.

The stove-top is gas operated. The bottle is fitted to the Oven via the tube in the laundry.
The oven is run by electricity. If there has been a power cut as is often the case in winter the numbers on the range will be flashing. You will need to re-set these using the buttons so that they stop flashing.

There is one in the house. Please DO NOT SMOKE INSIDE.

Please be respectful of the furniture and books, these are a life-time collection. There are coasters for drinks on top of the drinks cabinet. Please use them.
The alcohol in the drinks cabinet is not for consumption.

Please leave the sheets and towels in a pile in the laundry.
Leave house locked with key under the mat.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace

Extra people $25 NZD / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 19%
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House Rules

No Pets. No smoking inside. No Parties.


Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Claudio User Profile
February 2017
Nice place just outside of Queenstown, only complaint is that the hot water shower pressure is very low. Other than that, we enjoyed out stay.

Jill User Profile
July 2015
What a hidden gem! We loved our stay here and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a weekend private getaway. So cozy!

Stefan User Profile
February 2017
It is a little nice house with a beautiful landscape around. i have enjoyed the quiet place. The communication with Philippa is very good.

Fabio User Profile
January 2017
Communication with Philippa was very easy and uncomplicated. The house is exactly as it is described and located right on a beautiful river bank. We enjoyed our stay there!

Chris User Profile
November 2016
Great place by the lake for some peace and quiet. Would recommend for others looking to relax.

Nathan User Profile
March 2016
Awsome place, awsome host, awesome experience! Total tranquility on the shores of lake wakatipu. Great serene experience 30 min drive away from the bustle of queenstown.

Nadia User Profile
February 2016
We had a beautiful time in this adorable cabin. The place is really nicely set up and super comfortable. We spent hours chilling out in the garden which is just magical. The kitchen is fine for cooking - be prepared to cook as it is a bit of a drive from town and the local cafe was pretty terrible and over priced. The lake is stunning and we had some lovely swims. The water tank ran out of water which was a bit annoying but Philipa did everything she could to help and it worked out fine in the end. Big thank you!! We can't wait to come back....

Kingston, CanadaJoined in January 2015
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