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WELCOME TO LAKE HAWEA VIEW

Enclosed by the grandeur of the Southern Alps and discreetly tucked away surrounded by native gardens. Even a brief stay here instills a sense of calm and inspiration.

Lake Hāwea View, an exquisite 25-acre property nestled in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, offers a breathtaking vantage point over the shimmering waters of Lake Hāwea. This architecturally designed homestead, clad in stone and cedar, is artfully crafted to capture stunning vistas of both the lake and mountains from its kitchen, dining, and outdoor living spaces. A stay at this unique retreat promises an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones.

The property features an inviting open-plan living area equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including a beautiful stacked stone fireplace both indoors and outdoors. Expansive sliding cedar doors open from the dining room onto immaculate lawns, a BBQ and spa area, all offering panoramic views of the lake and mountains. Relax in the luxurious comfort of leather lounge suites and soft natural furnishings or unwind in the afternoon sun on the elevated day bed. The main kitchen area boasts large granite countertops and a built-in espresso machine. For the ultimate relaxation, enjoy a traditional outdoor Canadian Red Cedar barrel sauna with panoramic viewing window that can accommodate up to eight people and an ice bath that can accommodate up to four people.

An additional guest house complements the main dwelling, featuring three bedrooms, bathroom and a second kitchen and dining area.

Located in a serene and private setting, shielded from prevailing winds and elements, the property can comfortably accommodate up to 12 overnight guests. For special events, it can host up to 80 guests.

Main Lodge // sleeps up to 8

The main lodge has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, offering ample space for guests.

On the upper level, you’ll find an ensuite master bedroom suite, featuring a Californian King size bed. The suite comes with its own balcony providing stunning views of the lake and a walk-in wardrobe. Adjacent to this master suite is a smaller room equipped with two single beds — perfect for children or additional guests.

Descending to the main house’s eastern wing, you’ll find two generously sized bedrooms, each furnished with Super King beds that can be split into two king singles based on your needs. Both rooms feature Rimu French doors that open onto the lawn and built-in wardrobes. The larger room houses a sofa bed, suitable for an extra child, and is also the ideal size for a porta-cot.

Adjacent to these two bedrooms is a well-appointed main bathroom.

Towards the main kitchen and living area downstairs, there’s an additional bathroom equipped with a shower and toilet, conveniently connected to the laundry. This bathroom is accessible to all guests and is ideally located for everyday use.

The main house features underfloor heating, maintaining a comfortable temperature of 19-21 degrees year-round, ensuring a cosy stay regardless of the season.

The Guesthouse - sleeping provisions for 4

The guesthouse is a self-contained unit adjoined to the main lodge featuring its own kitchen, bathroom and three additional bedrooms.

Upstairs, the first bedroom, with a stunning lake view, has its own private balcony and a Super King bed that can be split into two king singles upon request.

The second bedroom features a built-in wardrobe and two single beds which can be joined to form a king bed if needed.

The third bedroom has a queen bed and built in wardrobe.

These three bedrooms share a main bathroom located downstairs next to the kitchen.

For your comfort, the guesthouse is heated by a heat pump and a log burner, with each room also equipped with a wall heater.

Adjacent to the kitchen, you’ll find a single garage that houses a sauna.

Additionally, there is an extra room often used as a playroom for children, outfitted with a TV, bean bags, and plenty of games. 

Room Gallery

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Main LODGE

SISTER STAYS

For those needing additional accommodation beyond what Lake Hāwea View can host (14 guests), there are three sister stays available. The Earth Cottage, located just 100 meters down the access road from Lake Hāwea View, can accommodate up to 6 people (3 couples) and offers stunning lake and mountain views. Te Awa Riverside Retreat, a 7-minute drive towards Wanaka, is perfect for larger groups, hosting up to 20 people with direct river access. For a luxurious experience, Waiti Couples Retreat is a lakeside property in Dublin Bay, just a 10-minute drive towards Lake Wānaka, accommodating up to 6 people (3 couples).

Please see more information about each sister stay below and contact us if you are interested in booking one or more of these properties.

The Earth Cottage

Perched 134 meters above Hawea township, Lake View Earth Cottage offers breathtaking 180° views of Lake Hāwea and the surrounding mountains.
This hand-crafted earth home, nestled in native New Zealand bush, features rustic wooden beams throughout, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The cottage boasts three spacious bedrooms and an open-plan living and dining area, ideal for families or groups. Enjoy outdoor dining with a BBQ setup while soaking in the stunning vistas. Modern amenities such as free WiFi, Sky Movies, Sky Sport, and a fully equipped kitchen ensure your stay is as comfortable as it is scenic. Tucked away up a rural gravel road, this secluded retreat provides the perfect escape from urban life while still offering convenient access to numerous activities.
Only a 15-minute drive to Wanaka township and just 45-60 minutes to popular ski fields, with numerous outdoor adventures right at your doorstep, Lake View Earth Cottage is more than just a place to stay—it’s an experience that will make you say “WOW.”

Book your stay today and immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of this extraordinary retreat.

Te Awa Riverside Retreat

Welcome to your summer oasis by the Hawea River – the perfect getaway for the whole family set upon 4 hectares of parklike grounds with direct access to the pristine Hawea River and natural swimming hole. Experience unparalleled privacy and ample space – an ideal destination for families to gather, relax and create memories. Expansive lawns, private courtyards and sheltered entertaining areas make this property the ultimate summer enjoyment. Can sleep up to 20pax across 8 bedrooms.

This spacious and thoughtfully designed property offers a variety of comfortable sleeping arrangements to suit families or groups of friends, ensuring everyone has their own space to relax and unwind.

The Main House

Master Suite (King Bed)

Features an en-suite bathroom for ultimate privacy and convenience.

Second King Bedroom

Located next to a toilet, making it easy to access during the night.

Third King Bedroom

Situated directly across from a bathroom for added comfort.

East Wing

Upstairs

Queen Bed + Single Bed with En-Suite 

(Downstairs)

Large Kids’ Room

  • Accommodates up to four guests with:
  •  Single-size bunk bed
  •   King single bed 
  •   Single trundle bed beneath


Small Kids’ Room

  • Single bunk bed perfect for up to two guests.

The Main House

Downstairs

  • King Bed with En-Suite


Upstairs

  • Queen Bed + Single Bed with En-Suite

Waiti Lakeside Couples Retreat

Discover the epitome of tranquillity at this stunning property, perched above serene Lake Wānaka. Meticulously designed to seamlessly blend with its natural landscape, Waiti Retreat offers the ultimate getaway for those seeking peace, wellness and rejuvenation. Three exquisite King en-suite bedrooms ensure all guests have their own private space and stunning outlook. From the moment you arrive at Waiti Retreat, rest assured you will have everything you need to truly let go,  relax and enjoy.

Guest House GAllery

Eco Stay

We want generations after us to thrive and enjoy our beautiful surrounds. We make choices to minimise our impact.

We aim to: