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Lake Tekapo Holiday Homes

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#1 of 16 limited service properties in Lake Tekapo
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Emily and Jared Simcox manage Lake Tekapo Holiday homes which has over 50 properties in stunning Lake Tekapo. We have a range of fully self-contained houses and apartments with something for every group and every price range. All of our houses are professionally cleaned and all linen is provided for you.
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Diane wrote a review Feb 2024
Tauranga, New Zealand5 contributions
We rented a home for two nights through this company. Extremely well organised in that the office is in the town and they were expecting us. House was very clean and convenient. Great to be able to do laundry. However, This home did not have a heat pump which we would have used to cool the place down as it was very hot from being closed up. Even three hours after opening every door and window it was still very hot! Also the windows can’t be left open as there are only two possibilities. Open very wide or closed! Mosquitoes invade at dusk even with lights off. No fly spray provided😢 Despite these irritations we enjoyed our stay in beautiful Tekapo 😊
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pralinka10 wrote a review Nov 2023
Perth, Australia450 contributions296 helpful votes
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Cairnsmore Apartment (Lake Tekapo) Positives: - Spacious and modern with separate bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom and patio - Location: on top of the hill, with nice views of the town - Kitchen well equipped - Bathroom clean and modern (toiletries provided) - Electric blankets on the bed and reverse cycle AC in the living room - Free WiFi - Netflix - Washing machine and dryer (washing powder provided) Negatives: - You can only pick up keys between 2-5pm, otherwise you will be slugged with $50 fee - Service fee of NZ$15 is added at the time of booking - 2.7% credit card surcharge, so bring cash
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Andrea N wrote a review Aug 2023
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We had the best stay. We were upgraded to a house from our originally booked apartment due to the room not being cleaned properly and a description difference from original booking (no lake view). The house was really comfortable and the location amazing. Looked out straight onto the lake. We were also given a meal voucher as an apology. Cannot fault anything about this trip to Tekapo. Even the weather was amazing. Thank you Lake Tekapo Holiday Homes for making our trip so memorable.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jorien W wrote a review Dec 2022
Bussum, The Netherlands29 contributions5 helpful votes
The views of the lake are wonderful at this campsite. Kitchen is small but sufficient and the shower/toilet block is new and clean. Showers have a timer of 6 minutes so don’t fuss about, be efficient and you’ll have plenty of time. The track to the observatory starts from here as well. It’s about 10 minute walk to the village.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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gills432 wrote a review Nov 2022
Pewsey, United Kingdom61 contributions29 helpful votes
Gorgeous location, lakeside, with super views. However. Felt like site was still under construction, no grass, dirt roads, diggers, piles of earth etc. Motorhome pitches a bit crammed in together, but in my humble opinion far too many to be comfortable. Facilities good, modern, clean….but far too few for number of pitches. Waste baskets were overflowing, plus no loo roll in some cubicles. Showers are frustrating.. six minutes, then a 3 minute wait for more hot water. Plus queues at all of them. All well and good, but can’t do one in/one out very easily when there is no hot water! Nice kitchen, helpful Yorkshire chap on reception, good recycling. But at $58 for two for one night a bit pricey to be putting up with a slightly 2nd rate stop.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nathan wrote a review Jul 2022
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We had an awesome stay in this lovely Lockwood home. Nice views and close to town. The house was cozy and warm. I would definitely stay here again and have already book my next trip with Tekapo Holiday Homes.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Lesley wrote a review Jul 2022
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I booked Smithy's place through Lake Tekapo Holiday homes. So happy, I did. The house was spacious, had a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, and felt like a home away from home. It was immaculately clean and, very importantly, so warm and cosy. It was an easy 10-minute walk to the village and had a lovely view from the master bedroom of the lake. The folks at Lake Tekapo Holiday homes were welcoming, and checking in and out was effortless. I would absolutely use Smithy's house and Lake Tekapo Holiday homes again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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kiwi4753 wrote a review Apr 2021
Katikati, New Zealand42 contributions16 helpful votes
Askray on Rankin is a 2 bedroom apartment under a private home. It was clean, warm and with a great view. Would stay again. The office person administering the various homes rented out was friendly and efficient.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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JBL O wrote a review Aug 2020
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We stayed at Aotea property and it was perfect, there were 10 of us and there was plenty of room and facilities. we had a great time and the service and friendliness of the team at the holiday homes was awesome, brilliant followup and pre arrival emails were brilliant, well organised and easy key pick up. Very friendly.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Levi Utting wrote a review Mar 2020
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My wife and I stayed in the stargazers retreat for our honeymoon. We found that although some of it was quite nice, there were a few things which dampened our experience. The website made us believe this house was somewhat private, but it was right where all the tourists could see and it was right next door to another house. The bed was supposed to be a king but felt more like a double and was very uncomfortable, and the pillows were horrible. It looked to be styled very nicely but was a weird mix of old and new styes. The oven was hard to use and you had no idea what temperature it was at. There was no PS4 and the smart tv kept crashing. They said you could see the stars while in bed but there were just two little skylights which you couldn't see through while lying down. The couch was very uncomfortable and there is no separation of the bedroom and living spaces. The flowers we got were nice and the view is amazing, and the bathroom was quite nice, but overall we felt it wasn't worth it for the price.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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$233 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictLake Tekapo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Tekapo Holiday Homes
Which popular attractions are close to Lake Tekapo Holiday Homes?
Nearby attractions include Lake Tekapo (1.2 km), The Church of the Good Shepherd (0.7 km), and Mackenzie Sheep Dog Statue (0.7 km).
Is parking available at Lake Tekapo Holiday Homes?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lake Tekapo Holiday Homes?
Conveniently located restaurants include TLV Restaurant & Bar, The Greedy Cow Ltd, and Blue Lake Eatery & Bar.
Is Lake Tekapo Holiday Homes located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Lake Tekapo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lake Tekapo Holiday Homes?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Filipino.