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Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate and Luxury Villa Collection

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86 Mt Cook Road Lake Pukaki, Pukaki 7944 New Zealand
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Conference facilities
Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Yoga classes
Sauna
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Skiing
Tennis court
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Meeting rooms
Spa
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
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Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
iPod docking station
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
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Sofa
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Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Minibar
Electric kettle
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Complimentary toiletries
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D P wrote a review Aug 2020
Wellington, New Zealand6,270 contributions582 helpful votes
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Fantastic stay at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate & Luxury Villa Collection. We stayed in the prime villa, the Ashley Mackenzie villa which has clear unobstructed views overlooking Lake Pukaki and Mt Cook. The 2 bedroom villa was vast and very well appointed furnishings and fittings. This Villa has its own fully functioning kitchen if you want to be self contained however the food which is bought to your room each night is fantastic. No need to dress up and go out for dinner as it’ll be delivered right to your table. A full 3 delicious course meal made onsite with locally sourced produce. This villa also has two full en-suite and a massive dinning & open plan lounge area with commanding views of the lake and a big open fire. Breakfast is DIY but again the raw
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Kaye Paardekooper, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate and Luxury Villa Collection
Responded 9 Dec 2020
What a wonderful review, thank you. We are so pleased that you loved your stay at the Ashley Mackenzie Villa. The estate has 66ha so is perfect if you are looking to escape to the high country and just relax with fresh food, relaxing activities and beautiful surroundings. The observatory experience is 10 billion star!! Thanks for coming, and we hope you are able to return again one day. Nga Mihi, Kaye, Luke and the team.
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Becky H wrote a review Aug 2020
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Wow, mt cook lakeside retreat exceeded our expectations. What a special place this is, from the down to earth warm friendly owners to the meals cooked from scratch and delivered to our villa by the chef, everything was perfect! We enjoyed 2 amazing nights in the ashley mackenzie villa, it is so nice and cozy with underfloor heating. The open fireplace is so welcoming and lovely to spend evenings in front of playing a selection of boardgames. We absolutely LOVED the hot tub under the stars.. it really was special. The detail that was put into our stay was so lovely and something we will remember. Thankyou so much for having us and we would love to return one day. If you are looking for somewhere special, this is it!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Kaye Paardekooper, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate and Luxury Villa Collection
Responded 9 Dec 2020
Thank you for your superb review, we appreciate you taking time to do this. We agree the outdoor hot tubs are an amazing place to view the stars. As we are in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky reserve, there is no light pollution which means we have the most incredible starry night skies. We loved having you to stay and hope you can make it back to see us again. Nga Mihi, Kaye and Luke and the team
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Sandy W wrote a review Aug 2020
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From the friendly personal attention to the taste of the pure water to the star gazing it was all beyond our expectations. Having a chef deliver cuisine to our dining room while the fire crackled was a treat. Not that underfloor heating did not already have us feeling cosy. So much to see and do and absorb that three days were not enough. Hope to come again soon.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Kaye Paardekooper, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate and Luxury Villa Collection
Responded 18 Nov 2020
Thank you for this lovely review. We loved having you to stay and experience the warmth of the villa, pure water, stargazing and chef's cuisine. The Retreat is a unique destination with so many onsite and local activities. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Nga Mihi, Kaye, Luke and the team.
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Neil Bailey wrote a review Jun 2020
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From the moment we arrived we felt so welcome, and knew we were in for a special experience. We weren't disappointed. The accommodation is so comfortable and beautiful, the setting and views are superb, even on an overcast day, and then there was the most amazing food delivered to our villa each day. Every one of the staff were so friendly and accommodating. It was all so good we booked an additional night! We really enjoyed the outdoor hot tub on the cold nights, gazing up at an incredible starry sky, and also loved taking the owners 2 Springer Spaniels for a walk on the numerous tracks. All in all, just perfect really, we couldn't fault it, and will be back for sure! This place is a credit to the NZ travel industry.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from Kaye Paardekooper, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate and Luxury Villa Collection
Responded 18 Nov 2020
An amazing review thank you. We really enjoyed meeting you and making sure your stay was a unique luxury experience. Max and Meg (the springer spaniels) loved their walks!! We think they have the most glorious life living here and meeting so many wonderful guests. We are looking forward to welcoming you back. Nga Mihi, Kaye, Luke and the team
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Anick992 wrote a review Jun 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand17 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I recently had two incredible days here. The accommodation is beautifully decorated and well kept. The views of the lake and Mt Cook stunning. The location is glorious. It is the service of the staff that makes this accommodation so perfect. Nothing is a problem for the staff. They are extremely attentive and so friendly. Our privacy was at the forefront of their minds and they made sure we did not want for anything. Every little detail was considered. The owner of the accommodation greeted us upon arrival and showed us around and the general manager was in touch with us before and after our visit. I cannot recommend this destination enough, if you want luxury, privacy, a beautiful and romantic setting and service that is five star this is the place to visit in
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from Kaye Paardekooper, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate and Luxury Villa Collection
Responded 18 Nov 2020
What a superb review and recommendation, thank you. We love making sure our guests experience authentic luxury during your stay, from the accommodation and setting to every little service detail. The Retreat is set on 66ha of rural land and offers guests privacy and a peaceful setting for your stay. We hope you will visit us again when you are venturing to the Mackenzie and the South Island. Nga Mihi, Kaye, Luke, Anna and the team
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PRICE RANGE
US$595 - US$1,058 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat - Ashley Mackenzie Villa
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictPukaki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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