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"Mark of Superiority and Distinction"  Having traveled the North and South Islands, staying at several accommodations, none compared to our stay at Mt. Cook's Lakeside retreat!

Nestled on the clifftop overlooking the spectacular blue waters of Lake Pukaki towards Aoraki Mt Cook, the Ashley Mackenzie Villa is set in one of the world's most picturesque locations.  Inspiring and romantic, the villa is a private space dedicated to your stay.  It is a place to relax and rejuvenate.

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Two large double bedrooms have been designed in the style of a european farmhouse with thick 600mm walls, high wood ceilings, Italian sandstone flooring, lead light windows and double glazing. Named The Mackenzie Room and The Ashley Room, they are located at opposite ends of the villa.  Decorated in soft Tuscan white with neutral velvet and linens and good quality bedding. Restful and light filled, the bedrooms are romantically elegant. Lead light double glazed french doors and windows frame the magnificent views from these rooms. The french doors open out onto the patio and lawn and one of New Zealand's most iconic and panoramic views over Lake Pukaki to Mt Cook (Aoraki). The super king beds can be reconfigured into two king single beds for twin share.  



Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom designed in Edwardian style with tiled walls and a tesselated French Winkelmann tile floor.  To add to the sense of elegance, the bathrooms are fitted out with exclusive Perrin and Rowe tapware produced by English craftsmen with a passion for authentic design, quality and durability.  You can bathe at leisure in the bath with hand shower with views to a private garden. Or revive under the rain and hand showers.

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A beautiful open plan drawing room connects The Mackenzie and Ashley bedrooms. Featuring a high ceiling, an open fireplace, polished wood dining table, deep comfortable leather furnishings and antique furniture. Original paintings and images by New Zealand artists decorate the walls. The french doors at one end open out to the lawn and deep angled windows light the room.


Hosted boutique lodge accommodation in a luxury 195 square meter Villa with Private Spa.

The Villa has two bedrooms, each with it's own large en suite bathroom and a central Drawing Room.

The Fantail Spa is your private spa and includes a workout room, massage room, sauna and outside hot tub/bath (perfect for soaking under the dark sky reserve)!

Natural wooden timbers on the ceiling, soft Italian sandstone flooring.

Well appointed furnishings create a luxurious space to retreat into.

Free access to the Retreat's private forest walkways and tennis court.

Bathroom amenities including hairdryer, spa / bathrobe and slippers.

A large open fire and central heating.


Luxury Accommodation 

Free and private use of the Fantail Spa.

Fresh Seasonal Fruit Platter (replenished daily).

Gourmet breakfast provisions (replenished daily) home-grown and local produce is provided.

High Quality Nibbles platter(replenished daily)

2 course meal each day including a bottle of New Zealand wine chosen from our onsite wine cellar.

Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access.

Free use of the tennis court, petanque, croquet, and curling rink (in winter)

Bathroom Amenities and Pamper pack.

Cycle trail bicycles (by arrangement).

Tea and coffee making facilities.

Free onsite parking.

Daily Servicing of Villa.


Onsite observatory and wine cellar experience.

Onsite beauty and massage treatments are available by arrangement.

Private Chef

Laundry services.

Local tours and packages.

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