Reviews

 

Idyllic Winter Wedding

"We had a great rapport built up with Luke and Kaye before we even arrived as they did all they could prior to our stay to make sure we had all we needed and that nothing was missing for our big day. So when we arrived we felt like we'd known each other for ages and we were initially welcomed into their own house first for a drink and chat before being taken down to the villa for a personal walk through of the setup. 

Seeing it with your own eyes is so much better than any photo can describe and it truly is a spectacular retreat with amazing views and a touch of class in every fixture and fitting. We immediately felt comfortable and settled in with a glass of champagne and some canapés made fresh for our arrival.

The whole villa was refreshed and cleaned after breakfast and as we had booked for a wedding both the bedrooms were made available for us to get ready separately. All of us being at the same location was perfect as both our parents could also be together and look after our new-born daughter without us crossing paths in the lead up to the ceremony.

We had the ceremony on site as well and with a back drop from the lawn many would give their eye teeth for we still had abundant space with plenty of parking and room for our 25 or so immediate family guests before and after the ceremony. Direction signs and instructions from the main road were also added and professionally laid out. Signing tables and chairs as well as a Bluetooth sound system for your wedding music are all available and nothing was too much for Luke and Kaye if requested.  

I cannot recommend this venue highly enough for an all in one experience many other places would struggle to deliver.

We woke to perfect weather and perfect views right from our bed and we will certainly stay here again if we get half the chance and never forget the way we started our married life together. Many thanks Luke, Kaye…and the dogs!"

Jeff  

Right Choice for Honeymoon

The facilities of the villa are just perfect! You can enjoy the hot tub, massage and sauna at the same time during your stay!! The view of the villa is so beautiful and amazing with the Pukiki Lake and Mt Cook!
No regret and so glad to choose this villa to stay! 
Thanks for the householders Luke and Kaye who are so kind and friendly!

Charissa

Our New Zealand Wedding!

I couldn't have asked for a more special place for our wedding! Kaye and Luke are extraordinary hosts; kind and welcoming. The villa is private with every comfort you could imagine. Even though it was summer, we enjoyed the fireplace on one cooler night. The grounds are immaculate and we loved the dry sauna and fabulous 2-person jacuzzi facing the lake. There is even an observatory where Kaye and Luke take you for a personal tour of the southern skies! The views of Mt Cook and Lake Pukaki are breath taking!!

Rebecca and Patrick

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! Our hosts, Luke and Kaye were the most welcoming and warm people we met along our route. The arrangements were private with all the amenities one could only hope for in a retreat Private gym/yoga cottage, private dry sauna, private massage parlor, and a perfect little two person hot tub to view the beautiful unpolluted southern hemisphere. The cottage was elegant in every way! The cuisine superb! The view...Breathtaking! The experience... "PERFECT!" Well, except for having the in-laws tagging along.

All humor aside. I couldn't consider a better place for a wedding than on the lawn with that turquoise lake and Mt. Cook in the background. Thank you for the personal tour of the southern sky in your observatory/wine cellar! WOW!!!
Thank you for making our wedding so amazing!

Patrick and Rebecca