About this listing
Situated a mere 10 mins drive from the lakefront in a small semi rural community near Wanaka airport, we offer a comfy and relaxing stay with stunning mountain views. Each room is furnished with a queen bed, bar fridge,tea/coffee making facilities plus we supply a continental breakfast and free wifi.
Hi, We are Dave and Penny and we have a comfortable room, with a queen bed, which we would love to rent to you on your visit here to the very beautiful Lake Wanaka. This room accommodates two people only and if you need more than two people see our other listing.
Close to all that Central Otago has to offer and just 10 mins drive from Lake Wanaka lakefront is The Dell B&B/Homestay. We are situated on the edge of a small semi rural community called Luggate, near the airport with stunning mountain views in a relaxing and peaceful environment.
We have provided in the room tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and a hairdryer to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. There is also limited free Wifi available. Both bedrooms share the use of the guest bathroom and extra washroom which is located adjacent to the bedrooms. The living quarters consist of a family/dining, area and a separate lounge all of which you are welcome to use or join us and our beloved pets in.
Our peaceful, recently built, home sits on an acre and a half just 10 minutes from the Wanaka Lakefront. We are also 3 mins from the airport which has mainly recreational aircraft, but also has skydiving and flight seeing tours over the glaciers. The Warbirds over Wanaka airshow is held here every two years. From our home we can look out to the airport and watch the skydivers landing.......a remarkable sight! Also a great position to watch the 'Wanaka Warbirds' air show. Occasionally in the evenings in summer we can see aerial acrobatic displays being practiced.
For the ski bunnies or snow boarders our location is also handy for the Ski fields of Treble Cone, Cardrona and the Snow Farm. In the summer time, Wanaka is a superb holiday destination, great for walking, fishing, boating or just relaxing and the number one destination for many New Zealanders. Other lakes close by suitable for fishing and boating are Hawea (15 mins away) and Dunstan (30 mins away). The nearby Clutha River is also great for fishing or for just walking to and discovering some of the old Gold Panning Tailings that are there..
Nearby townships are Alexandra which annually has the Blossom Festival in the springtime and historic Cromwell which is on the banks of Lake Dunstan. Queenstown and Arrowtown are only a mere hours drive over the Crown range and from there onto the beautiful Milford Sound.............well worth the trip. Milford Sound is stunning in any weather and esp after the rains.
Vinyards abound in the area and are always worth a visit esp to the wine buffs amongst us.Wanaka is also the gateway to the West Coast of the South Island and the beautiful scenery and glaciers that are over there.
Closer to our home tho is a cosy pub just a 5 minute walk away serving great meals at a reasonable cost. Relax in our 'Dell' or for a quiet evening in you can enjoy our home theatre system which can show movies on the Big Screen.
For animal lovers, we have 2 very friendly dogs, very much loved members of our family.
We have good local knowledge. Wanaka is an amazingly scenic place and probably the best place to stay in New Zealand's South Island. We will do all we can to make your stay as memorable as possible and help out with tours and onward travel where we can. Originally from Christchurch we have much knowledge on that area too and what to see and do there.
We hope that our description is helpful to you in making your decision to come visit with us and we look forward to meeting you. We offer great rates, priced per room
Guests are welcome to join us in our family room or use the separate Guest Lounge to watch TV or DVDs or even do their email.
We also provide limited free Wifi and a free continental breakfast.
There is plenty of off street parking available close to the guest room.
This is a large property and guests are more than welcome to sit in the garden and enjoy the fabulous views, go down into the Dell where they can relax in a hammock or just sit at a table with a good book and a drink and listen to the nearby creek and chirping birds. The creek is also great for cooling off in on those extra hot summer days.
We can help with planning onward journeys, bookings for excursions, restaurants or even what to do and where to go here in the area.
Interaction with guests
We love meeting and getting to know people from different countries and cultures and as such are happy to spend as much or as little time with our guests as they wish. They are here for their relaxation and if they wish to keep us company of an evening or just be by themselves we will fit in with their wishes.
Our two full time staff members Ace (Security Officer) and Molly (Entertainments Officer) like to spend as much time as possible with guests and will greet all with a loud and tail wagging bark to announce your arrival.
There is plenty to do here with relaxing scenery, quiet locality and the ability to be able to have long or short walks around the area and enjoy the scenery at the same time. We are near a major river (the Clutha) and have a creek running through the bottom part of the garden which leads into the Clutha River. All things to enjoy while staying here with us
There is no public transport available here and so a car is a necessity to get about, see and enjoy all that Lake Wanaka has to offer
Other things to note
Lake Wanaka has a lot to offer the discerning traveler and we here at The Dell B&B/Homestay are no exception.
These rooms sleep only two people so more than two people travelling together need to book the other bedroom
We do not allow use of the kitchen
We look forward to meeting you and sharing our piece of 'Paradise' with you
We do not allow smoking in or on the property. We try to keep the house rules to a minimum. You are here to enjoy your stay. We simply ask for a little respect and courtesy, particularly when other guests would like to sleep later in the morning or go to bed early, which we in turn will extend to you. So far all our guests have been charming and courteous. Your stay should be peaceful and relaxing with as few rules as possible.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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Retired from the UK Nuclear power industry. Now have NZ citizenship.
Interests. My Dogs, Motorcycling, Flying, Voluntary Work and our motorhome.
Hello there I am Penny, Daves wife. I too am semi-retired although as a qualified hairdresser I also do some hairdressing at home. I love meeting people, hence opening our home up to Airbnb. We have 2 wonderful and absolutely pampered dogs that are very much part of our family.
If you like the look of our home, the close proximity to the beauty of Wanaka and surrounds then please make a booking as we would love to meet you and welcome you into our home. We have already met some very interesting and lovely people thru Airbnb and look forward to meeting you. We endeavour to make your stay with us comfortable and help you with sightseeing trips or onward bookings.
We have put a lot of effort and investment to make our home sustainable with improvements like led lighting. Solar hot water and solar PV panels. Your stay with us will have a minimal impact on our environment.