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Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
We provide two luxury accommodation options: The 2 bedroom luxury Villa and Private Spa including sauna, hot tub, workout room and massage room (breakfast included). The Villa is private and romantic and set in one of the world's most picturesque locations. Meal options available; The 2 bedroom Pukaki Homestead where you will enjoy hosted bed and breakfast accommodation (breakfast included) with unsurpassed views and warm kiwi hospitality. Meal options available.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Mountain View
Great View
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Wow! Kaye and Luke have an incredible piece of the world to share and it was such a glorious experience. We stayed in the homestead; a separate wing of their house. We felt very welcome and felt at ease to use the common areas of the house, such as the lounge. We chose a bottle
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We can’t say enough good things about Luke and Kaye. They are truly extraordinary people and have created an extraordinary retreat. The serenity of the cottage starts with the view and is only enhanced when darkness falls. We chose to allow the Chef to showcase the local fair
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Response from Kaye_Luke, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat
Responded 3 Jan 2019
Thank you for the wonderful feedback! Moraine Lodge (the new wedding venue) is almost complete and we are looking forward to showing you the progress next time you are here. Thank you Warm wishes Kaye and Luke, Mt Cook Estate & Retreat.
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Mt Cook Lakeside retreat was truly an unforgettable experience!!! It's located within the bounds of Mt Cook/Aoraki national park, less than an hour from many great hikes! The villa is just out of this world! You arrive down the private road and are greeted by Luke and Kaye who
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Response from Kaye_Luke, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat
Responded 3 Jan 2019
Thank you for the superb recommendation Allison, it was lovely to meet you both. We agree Lake Pukaki with it ever-changing colours and intense glacial blue framed by the mountains is a stunning lake. We are so pleased that you could celebrate your honeymoon here. Congratulations! Warm wishes Kaye and Luke, Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat.
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This review is long overdue; we stayed over Valentines 2018! I have been having trouble putting how incredible this place is into words. Rather than list everything that contributed to our stay being phenomenal, I will just tell you to go. Reading this review because you’re on
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Response from Kaye_Luke, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat
Responded 3 Jan 2019
Thanks for your great review Steph and Dave, it is never too slow! We do hope you make it back to see us, we loved having you here for such a special time. Warm wishes Kaye and Luke, Owners Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat.
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What can I say but that our 3 day stay was close to paradise. Location is stunning, facilities first class and food to die for. Also the serenity needs to be experienced. Do go if you want a once in a lifetime experience. I promise you will enjoy.
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Response from Kaye_Luke, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat
Responded 3 Jan 2019
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We agree, it is hard to find such a serene piece of paradise where you can just be for a few days. It was lovely to meet you and hope you will make this a 'twice in a lifetime' experience one day. Warm wishes Kaye and Luke, Mt Cook Estate & Retreat
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View from the loung looking over Lake Pukaki towards Aoraki
"Furniture and fittings, beds, bathroom, common area, all well matched and comfortable"
"You can stay with the hosts in their beautiful house or in the separate villa, depends what's available and what you prefer."
"The Lakeside Villa has amazing views!"
"Just one espectacular house"
"Easy; there's only one villa"
US$1,022 - US$2,159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictPukaki
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