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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Excellent location, quiet, above town noise. Spacious, clean, modern. All the amenities you could want. Spent lots of time on the balcony enjoying the view. Request a unit on lower side of property, as the view is unobstructed. Walking trail to Queenstown Hill is right around the corner. This accommodation has to be one of the best in town. Only addition would be fans in each bedroom as the unit could get warm during the summer day. Management quickly brought more upon request. Perfect spot for multiple day stay. Also, trash capacity and some kitchen utensils were lacking. Coffee makers would be good addition. Had to boil water and make with French Press. Not a tragedy.

Room Tip: request unit on lower side of property. Views are spectacular and unobstructed
Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Thank srex67
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StaysouthManager, Manager at Commonage Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Hi Srex

Thanks for your lovely feedback.
We are continually looking at ways to improve the villas and use owners feedback forums as a valuable tool as how to upgrade amenities at the Commonage Villas.
This year Queenstown experienced a massive heatwave which started in October and heat records dating back to the early 1900's were surpassed. As a result fans became impossible to purchase and it became a constant juggling act to keep the temps down.
As a result of this we are going to recommend to all our owners of Commonage Villas (they are privately owned with the vast majority Managed by Staysouth.com) that we purchase and install heat exchange units which will provide airconditioning in the summer time.
If all is approved we would look to install these in May.
Thanks again

Kind regards
Andy and the Staysouth team

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Spacious, luxury accommodation. Peaceful, yet only 10 /15 minute walk from town centre. Fabulous spot to watch the sun set over Lake Wakatipu. Our daughters - 19 and 13 - reckon it was the best family holiday we've had.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
Thank zaracaro
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StaysouthManager, Front Office Manager at Commonage Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Dear zaracaro, thank you commenting on your stay at Commonage Villas.
So pleasing to read that your stay was the best family holiday you've had - wow!.
Many guests return because of the gorgeous views, and peace and quiet.
We provide complimentary daily return taxi vouchers to mitigate the hill for those who would rather not walk.
We appreciate all and any feedback as this assists future visitors and gives us valuable feedback so we may update where possible any of our services.
We hope you choose to stay with us again on your next visit.
Kind regards

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This review is for Villa 3 and our stay was perfect which is a really big call for me to make. Villa 3 (and Villa 11) are managed by Sotheby’s and they have thought of literally everything. Queenstown can get a little rowdy and crowded over the Christmas break so being just that little bit out of town (5 minute walk downhill) was excellent. Another thing to mention is that, for once, the pictures online of the property match the reality. The Christmas tree was a lovely touch and very much appreciated. If I was able to pack this Villa up & take it with me, I would have. I run an interiors IG page and am SUPER fussy and some might even rudely say, hard to please so take this review as a mega endorsement. If you can afford it (and all things considered, it’s not too pricey as the Villa comfortably sleeps 6), I highly recommend a stay here so call Michelle at Sotheby’s to book yourself in. Immediately.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We were so pleasantly surprised by everything about this accommodation. The quality of the entire villa was outstanding we even had an internal elevator going from the garage to each of the three floors. The views from each floor over the lake could not be better. One piece of advice is the need for a car. The Villas are situated high on a hill so while going down into Queenstown is easy not so the return trip, it is a very steep climb

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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StaysouthManager, Manager at Commonage Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Dear Jack
Thanks for your 5 star review and we are glad that you were pleasantly surprised by the outstanding qualities of the villas.
Regarding the access we do also provide 1 x complimentary return taxi fare into Queenstown for each day of your stay via Green Cabs so if you prefer not to drive yourself or walk then you do have the taxi option.
Thanks again and we hope to have you come and stay again with us.

Kind regards
Andy and the team from Staysouth

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

As others have mentioned, the villas and furnishing are of extremely high quality. The views are gorgeous. A friend who has stayed at and visited multiple apartments in Queenstown said they didn't get any better than this. I have stayed at Four Seasons Residences, Marriott apartments etc and the standards are similar except for the lack of air-conditioning and a reception counter. The apartment had 3 levels with the master bedroom on the top level, the living/dining areas at the second level and 2 bedrooms at the lowest level. The top floor could get very warm in the day and while it generally cooled off by the evening, there was a night when we had to move the standing fan (there was one in the garage) into the master bedroom to use it. There are no staff on site and while they state that staff are always contactable via phone between 8am and 8pm, you often had to leave voice messages. Air-conditioning at least on the top floor in the summer heat would have been greatly appreciated but otherwise, this apartment was near perfect.

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StaysouthManager, Front Office Manager at Commonage Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Dear Anya77, thank you for commenting on your recent stay at Commonage Villas.
Thrilled to hear your recent stay was near perfect and of an extremely high quality.
Many guests come for regular return visits because of the gorgeous views, complimentary daily return taxi voucher and easy keyless entry to the villas.
We have had an extraordinarily hot start to our summer here in Queenstown and have had to provision all our properties right across the board with additional fans - and with difficulty as the suppliers have been inundated across most of lower NZ and struggled to meet the demand.
Apologies for the issues you experienced with regards telephone support and can only guess that we could not identify who the message was received from so could not reply.
We appreciate all and any feedback which assists future visitors as well as allows us to monitor and update where possible any of our services.
We hope you choose to stay with us again on your next visit.
Kind regards

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