"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!

Moraine Villas, Matariki and Tautoru, have mountain views towards the magnificent Ben Ohau ranges and the tawny landscape of the Mackenzie.


Each Villa has two large double bedrooms designed in the style of a European farmhouse with thick 600mm walls, high wood ceilings, Italian sandstone flooring, lead light windows and double glazing. The bedrooms are located at opposite ends of the villa and linked with a central drawing room.  

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 the Ben Ohau Ranges and tawny farmscape. The super king beds can be reconfigured into two king single beds for twin share.  

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Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom designed in Edwardian style with tiled walls and floors.  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 shower under the rain and hand showers with views towards the Ben Ohau ranges.

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

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Luxury accommodation in a luxury 165 square meter Villa.

Mountain views over the Ben Ohau ranges and Mackenzie farmscape.

Each Villa has two bedrooms, each with it's own large ensuite bathroom and a central Drawing Room.

An outside artesian water 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 

Complimentary bottle of New Zealand wine from our wine cellar on arrival.

Fresh Seasonal Fruit Platter (replenished daily).

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

3 course meal each day prepared by Chef and brought to your Villa for private dining.

Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access.

Free use of the tennis court, petanque, and croquet.

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 and are subject to availability.

Private Chef service.

Laundry service.

Local tours and packages.

Paradise Found 

'My husband booked Mount Cook Lakeside Estate as a surprise weekend away for my 60th birthday.  The location is idyllic with lots of outdoor activities on offer should you be inclined. The accommodation is luxurious, spotlessly clean, warm and welcoming. The food prepared by chef Tom is simply delicious. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients cooked to your individual tastes and delivered to your dining table. Luke, Kaye and staff could not have done any more to make this a perfect stay.'  

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