Spacious living areaCoffee table and wood stacker made locally

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds

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About this listing

Just 40 minutes north of Queenstown we are situated in the mountains around Glenorchy with stunning views across to the Humboldts. Newly built and equipped with an amazing kitchen, spa, comfy beds, and a massive deck outside to take in the scenery.

The space

Tukuwaha is a new house built specifically for holiday rentals. It's very spacious with good indoor/outdoor living. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with shower and a second bathroom with bath for the other 2 bedrooms. The kitchen is stocked with basic cooking needs such as cooking oil, salt and pepper, tea and coffee (for coffeemaker) etc. Beautiful cotton and linen bedding. Portacot and bedding available. High quality fast internet, Netflix, Sonos surround sound, BBQ, outdoor eating, a large spa pool in the garden surrounded by stunning mountain views in a very sheltered spot.

Guest access

Guests have access to the whole house and spa. Fresh herbs grow close to the kitchen for guests keen to enjoy our beautiful new kitchen.

Interaction with guests

I'm available to meet you on your arrival. I live in Glenorchy 6km from the house and am available anytime to help with your needs while giving guests 100% privacy to enjoy their stay. Late checkout available depending on other bookings.

Other things to note

Glenorchy is a beautiful little lakeside town with several great cafes. It is the gateway to some of New Zealand's best walks, such as the Routeburn, Greenstone, Caples. Top 5 activities in Glenorchy - Dart River Jet, visit Paradise and Kinloch, great local cafes and Dumplings from Queenies, helicopter trips with Heli Glenorchy and sky diving. Feel free to ask for any activity suggestions.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 150
Weekly Discount: 12%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets

Strictly no smoking in the house. Otherwise all we ask of our guests is that they respect our new house, take care of it and love it as we do.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

14 Reviews

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David User Profile
May 2017
We traveled to Glenorchy with our two adult children in early May and were delighted with our stay at Trish's lovely vacation home. It was one of our best holidays ever! The home is designed to take advantage of the gorgeous scenery from every room and includes top of the line features in the kitchen, baths, and laundry area. We used this lovely home as a base for our day hikes in the area, including a fabulous hike along the Routeburn Track to the falls. After hiking all day, we relaxed in the hot tub and watched the stars appear. We cooked in each evening so the gourmet kitchen and gas grill were much appreciated. We sat by the fire in the evening and watched movies using the Netflix provided by the hosts or the TV's streaming apps. We are very fussy about housekeeping and can attest that this home is immaculate. Trish provided a welcoming bottle of wine and all the makings for a big breakfast of eggs, bacon, juice, and toast. Trish arranged for her husband to meet up with us in town so that we could follow him to the nearby property where he provided an introduction to the home's features. We were blessed with glorious weather for our 3-day stay and never saw a single bug. We felt like a good friend had loaned us their luxury home for our holiday. We made many wonderful memories at this stunning property and hope to return someday.
Trish User ProfileTrish is a superhost.
Response from Trish:
Thank you David for this wonderful indepth review - we're delighted you had such a good time at the Head of the Lake and in our house.
May 2017

Lee User Profile
March 2017
Perfect house, stunning location. Loved the hot tub.

Jane User ProfileJane is a superhost.
March 2017
This is a stunning house in a glorious setting. Views are incredible, and visible from the entire house. Super clean when we arrived, very well equipped kitchen & very comfy beds. Our kids loved the bunk beds. We loved our stay here! 5 star and a big thumbs up from us. Thank you Trish for hosting such a great place.

Jean User Profile
February 2017
Tukuwaha is a spotless house in a magical country setting, with all the mod cons anyone could ask for, and only a short drive to the Routeburn Track. Our family of 6 adults spent quality time together savouring the stunning views by day, and the amazing night sky. Trish stocked the fridge and pantry with basics, provided plenty of local information, and was very flexible with our check in and check out.

Susan User Profile
February 2017
You will love this place. Gorgeous views of the lake and mountains. Trish went out of her way to make us feel welcome. The house is lovely and comfortable. Don't miss it. Glenorchy is gateway to all NZ activities and this house is quite special.

Sandra User Profile
January 2017
The house and the view were even better than I had imagined. The location was ideal: close enough to the small town of Glenorchy to be convenient, but out of town far enough to be really rural and near the great tracks.

Quentin User Profile
January 2017
The house was beautiful and Trish was a great host. We loved our stay and hope to return one day. Quiet, warm, peaceful and very comfortable. A wonderful place to rest and relax.

Glenorchy, New ZealandJoined in January 2015
Trish User ProfileTrish is a superhost.

We have been living in Glenorchy for just over 10 years but holidaying here for around 20 years prior to that. We love it here - the easy access to the mountains enables us to lead a relatively healthy life. We always start the day with a coffee and read the paper before we get going and if we're not doing anything we spend Saturday night at the Cafe eating pizza. There is everything here that we need, the people are great and our cats love it!

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