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Wanaka, Otago





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Property ID: 1812

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Short drive to a river
  • Short drive to a lake
  • Located in mountain ranges
  • Short drive to snow fields
  • Short drive to a small village / town
  • Short drive to a golf course

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
64 KM

The location shown on this map is an approximate location, not the actual address of the property.

About us

Member ID: 2575

Amanda is 47 and Randall 57, and we have a 4.5 yr old son named Dexter. Randall is a mountain and ski guide, outdoor educator, and licensed skipper. We own Mountain Spirit Ltd, an experiential education retreat centre, and Lake Wanaka Yacht Charters. Randall is an ex-pat from the U.S who has a varied background from professional musician and photographer to running corporate team-buidling seminars on the east coast of the U.S. Amanda is a homeopath and has worked for Lexmark and Auckland University in Project Management, and for DOC as a wilderness hut warden here in Mt. Aspiring National Park.

Our Dream Locations

Some locations we are interested in visiting

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Nelson / Golden Bay
Nelson Central City
Curio Bay
Stewart Island
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Property description and facilities

Located 15 minutes from Wanaka on 8 acres overlooking the Hawea and Wanaka valleys with spectacular views of Lake Hawea. Although small, the wooden frame house has recently been rennovated, The two sleepouts provide additional room from sleeping, art, music or writing space, We're off the grid, with a stout set of solar panels and new batteries which practically provide a maintenance free living experience. Water is gravity-fed from the spring above, and there is internet and phone. The master bedroom upstairs is an open plan with a small bedroom adjacent. The newly renovated larger sleepout has a double bed and futon with great views and privacy as well. While we've entered "Main Residence" which it indeed is, for those with larger homes, it might be more considered a holiday home or bach. It is however well appointed with a newly remodeled bathroom, and 6 burner cooker etc. Note: We will be adding more interior images of our house soon. We just don't have many at present.

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Bikes available
  • Boat Parking
  • Deck / Patio
  • Firewood available
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Kids outdoor playground
  • Life Jackets
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Tank water
  • Trampoline
  • Vegetable garden
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

Wanaka and Hawea have Mt. Aspiring National Park, Lake Wanaka, Lake Hawea, with lots of outdoor activities, restaurants, music venues and cultural activities. There are wonderful walks, and mountain bike options just near our property, and rock climbing, skiing and water sports not far, plus other activities.

Facilities close by:

  • Archery
  • Art gallery
  • Ballooning
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Canoeing
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Horseriding
  • Jet skiing
  • Kids playground
  • Lakes
  • Lawn bowling
  • Museum
  • Night clubs
  • Paddle boarding
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • Rafting
  • Restaurants
  • River
  • Rock climbing
  • Rock pools
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Skate park
  • Snorkelling
  • Snow skiing
  • Snowfields
  • Swimming beach
  • Tennis
  • Theatre
  • Waterfalls
  • Weekend farmers markets
  • Windsurfing

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