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Queenstown, Otago





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Car Available

Pets Possilbe

Property ID: 1993

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Located in mountain ranges
  • Short drive to snow fields
  • Short drive to a golf course

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Families

Swap periods available

  • School Holidays
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Summer Holidays

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
5 KM

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

About us

Member ID: 9207

Both Fran and I are primary school teachers who love to get our three boys outside doing stuff, hence we live in Queenstown! We lived in Auckland for a few years and loved it there, but our heart was always set to be near the snow and the ski fields. We emigrated from Guernsey, Channel Islands 8 years ago and since our move we have had the motivation to explore New Zealand and enjoy this beautiful country.

Our Dream Locations

Some locations we are interested in visiting

Wellington / Wairarapa
All locations in this region
Nelson / Golden Bay
All locations in this region

Property description and facilities

Our home is only a year old and nestled under 'The Remarkables' in the lovely community of Shotover Country. The house was built by Stonewood homes and has all the mods you would expect including a fantastic heating system that reaches the entire house, particularly useful during our cold winters.

We designed the house to have an open plan feel as we always eat together at meal times hence the large breakfast bar and dining table. As we have three boys, we have all the 'boys' things such as SkyTV (with movies) and Netflix etc - plenty of Lego too!

We have a wrap around garden with a great deck to enjoy during the stunning Spring and Summer evenings in the Wakatipu region. The house is located close to the Shotover River and there are tracks close to the house where you can jump on bikes or shoes which take you on trails as far as Arrowtown if you want - perfect for families who want to get out there and explore without getting in the car.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bath
  • Bikes available
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Games console
  • Heatpump/underflloor heating
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Kids toys available
  • Lock-up garage
  • Mains water
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Sky TV
  • Sky TV Movies
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi

Location description and facilities

Where do we start - it's Queenstown! We are 15 mins away from most tourist attractions, we were heartedly recommend the ski fields in winter. We would recommend the trails around Shotover as they can lead you almost anywhere. The local vineyards are within biking or short car ride distance. Graze is the local cafe in Lake Hayes (2.5 km) and serves wonderful coffee and has a great family menu. There is also a dairy attached to it.

Facilities close by:

  • Art gallery
  • Ballooning
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Canoeing
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Go-carting
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Horseriding
  • Ice skating
  • 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
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Skate park
  • Snow skiing
  • Snowfields
  • Tennis
  • Ten-pin bowling
  • Water slides
  • Waterfalls

Pets to care for at this property

There may be pets to care for on this property.

We have a grumpy cat called Pixel who you will not see much but please could you feed her! She has a cat flap and is very independent.

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