A lovely renovated home with a great kitchen, gorgeous gardens, 100 meters from the lakefront and 25 minutes from the Remarkables Ski Fields, 40 minutes to Queenstown and perfectly situated for outings to Milford or Doubtful Sound. Fantastic views of the lake and mountains with easy access to biking & hiking trails, fishing and kayaking. Warm, inviting, relaxing.
This lovely restored '70s home has been freshly redesigned to create a wonderful weekend or week away by the lake. Nestled in the southern tip of Lake Wakatipu, the Boathouse is ideally placed to give you stunning views of both mountains and lake. The old Rimu wood floor and fireplace creates a warm atmosphere surrounded by a new kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking on a large 90cm gas cooker with three distinct ovens (the owner is a chef), accompanied by plenty of bench top space to prepare your meal by the water. The bathroom is newly refurbished with a large shower and a lovely vanity, well lit and ventilated. The dining room suits 4 people and the living supports a restive afternoon reading by the lake or chatting with friends. The bedroom looks out over the lake and grounds where our garden is also at your disposal to eat whatever's growing at the time.
With a short 100 meter walk to the lake, you can fish for trout and salmon (fishing license required) or take your kayak for a spin. We supply bikes for 2 if you want to venture into the newly designed bike track from Kingston to the south or you could venture up the Shirt Tale Track for stunning views over the lake. If you want to head into Queenstown or Arrowtown, you're only 40 minutes by car or 30 minutes to the Remarkables Snow fields or Frankton's shopping centre.
This home is ideal for a romantic getaway or a solitary creative weekend of writing or just reading a great book in peace and quiet. Patrick & Emma-Kate live next door in a newly built extension but are committed to your privacy and peace in every way.
There is a driveway and parking both on the property and on the street if you have a larger camper van for instance. You will have your own private entrances (from and back doors) and keys to access the home when you like.
We are 100 meters from the Lake Wakatipu waterfront. Also, a short five minute walk to the scenic Shirttail track with gorgeous views over the lake and region. We are also five minutes away from the newly opened Around The Mountains Cycle trail.
We live next door in a newly built extension and are glad to say hi, share a drink or meal if you like but otherwise will leave you to yourselves. We do a lot of work (photography/ cooking / art) in the region which has us travelling a lot. We are available by phone any time you need and may see you upon arrival or departure.
You will have access to seasonal produce from our garden, quail eggs if they're laying and a pantry full of the basics (seasonings, dried goods, flour...) for any cooking needs.
Please note: Maximum 2 people only
This is our home and we'd like you to treat it kindly, like your grandma's place.
We are both creative types. Patrick is a chef, writer, photographer and has recently finished his cookbook (The Kitchen Sink) which was produced at The Boathouse. Emma-Kate is an illustrator, maker, designer and a poet. We both love the dramatic scenery and weather around the Queenstown Lakes and have been to over 30 countries around the world enjoying other cultures, their food and spaces.
We both enjoy proper hospitality. The kind where you get to prepare a space, or a meal that adds wonder to the moment - whether that's when guests first enter our home (The Boathouse), or finish their traveling day on the large bed with NZ wool underneath and feathers on top, with a home made quilt finishing the experience. The little touches inside all matched with fabulous environments outside (the dramatic lake, gorgeous mountains) make our 'job' of hosting a beautiful thing.