The Dell B&B Homestay near Wanaka

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Church Rd, Luggate, Otago 9383, New Zealand
Dave And Penny
Your host, Dave And Penny
18 Reviews
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The Space

Hi, Dave and Penny here, we have two comfortable rooms,both with a queen bed, which we would love to rent to you on your visit here to the very beautiful Lake Wanaka. Both bedrooms share the use of the guest bathroom which is located adjacent to the bedrooms.

We have provided in the room tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. There is also free Wifi available. 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. 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' aerial show which is held every two years. Occasionally in the evenings in summer we can see aerial acrobatic displays being practised.

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 (email hidden) 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

Guest Access

Facilities for the guest to use are as follows: A guest lounge, shared bathroom with one other bedroom, use of the grounds for relaxing in and off street parking for the use of our guests.

Interaction with Guests

We like to interact with our guests as much or as little as they would like. 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

The Neighborhood

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

Getting around

There is no public transport available here and so a private car or motor bike is necessary or alternatively a taxi service is available fronmWanaka.

Other Things to Note

These rooms sleep only two people so more than two people travelling together need to book the other bedroom

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $714 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • From the start we felt at home at the Dell B&B. Penny was very welcoming and the dogs were beautiful and very friendly. One loved scratches behind the ears and the other loved to fetch thrown toys. the location of the B&B was perfect for us due to its proximity to Warbirds Over Wanaka, the biannual air show. Our room was tastefully furnished with an extremely comfortable bed and the location was very quiet. Penny was always there being hospitable and looking after us including making dinner bookings for us before we even arrived. The shower was the best we have ever experienced and we now want to get one for ourselves. The breakfast was continental and plentiful with lovely home made stewed fruit and jams.Thanks Penny and Dave for a wonderful stay and we hope to see you and the dogs again.

    April 2014
    Dave And Penny
    Response from Dave And Penny:

    Thank you sonya for that review which we appreciate. We loved having you both here and it was especially lovely that we got to spend some time with you on the saturday while Steve was working. Love to see you both back here again sometime

    April 2014
  • Dave and Penny were very hospitable, and made us feel right at home from the very beginning. Our stay which begun with a walk to the local pub for a drink with neighbours (it was Friday night!) was very friendly and we felt very much part of it all. Their very affectionate dogs Ace and Molly quickly became chummy with us eventhough, at first, I was rather scared of them. A very informal atmosphere in the very best surroundings. The bed and room were very comfortable, excellent continental breakfast and a huge bathroom all to ourselves. Everything spotless. Penny even folded our laundry! A++ service, kindness and friendliness, strongly recommended to stay there rather than in the very touristy Wanaka... Less than 15 minutes away!

    February 2014
    Dave And Penny
    Response from Dave And Penny:

    Thank you so much for that very lovely review. We also enjoyed meeting you both and sincerely hope that we again can host you here. Have a wonderful time on the rest of your tour over here and safe journeys back home (website hidden) wishes from us both

    February 2014
  • Notre saut de puce à Luggate fut mémorable. Dave et Penny nous ont accueilli comme si nous étions de l'entourage de William et Kate! Nous nous sommes sentis gâtés par les petites attentions et le confort de nos chambres. Le petit déjeuner fut plantureux et délicieux. Et que dire de Molly la joueuse! Ce chien fait craquer n'importe quel ami des bêtes. Encore un séjour trop court...

    :) Anik

    January 2014
  • This has been an absolutely wonderful place to stay in. My sister and I had such a wonderful time playing with Molly and Ace. Penny was very approachable and helpful and her breakfast spread was very impressive! We had the apricot jam that she made the day before and it was very lovely. I would really recommend staying with Dave and Penny and we really felt at home over there! Thank you :)

    January 2014
    Dave And Penny
    Response from Dave And Penny:

    Thank you Junie for that review. It was a pleasure having both you and Laura hee with us and if ever you are over here again you will be most welcome to stay again. As a matter of interst too my sister came to visit recently and wanted to go horse riding so I took her up to the place you both went and I also went riding with her. Debbie who runs the place remembered you both (website hidden) wishes to you both

    January 2014
  • My partner and I had an amazing stay at Dave and Penny's. Their house is immaculate, super comfortable with a stunning backdrop of the mountains. Penny and Dave were great hosts, very welcoming and attentive, and great to talk to. We can't recommend this place enough!

    January 2014
    Dave And Penny
    Response from Dave And Penny:

    Thank you Julia for that lovely review and it is very much appreciated. we really enjoyed meeting you both altho it was for a short time. Do come again as we would love to see you both (website hidden) wishes to you both
    Penny and Dave

    January 2014
  • Thank you very much. It was awesome to (email hidden). We felt like at home. Thank you for your hospitality!!! Highly recommended.

    December 2013
    Dave And Penny
    Response from Dave And Penny:

    Thank you Saha for that lovely review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you, your parents and wee baby stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again sometime and meeting your husband as well.

    December 2013
  • We really enjoyed staying at Dave and Penny's. They are very warm people and they have two lovely dogs.
    Our room was cozy and we enjoyed the great bathroom with an amazing shower; )

    Thanks for your hospitality!

    September 2013
    Dave And Penny
    Response from Dave And Penny:

    Thank you Jessica for that lovely review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you visit with us and would love to have you both back again should you ever get back here again. Ace and Molly had fun here with you too (as you know). We hope there were no problems getting back into Australia and that Pete had the passport tucked safely away for when he needed it.

    September 2013
  • Great host, lovely house and friendly dogs, highly recommend it to other guests :)

    August 2013
    Dave And Penny
    Response from Dave And Penny:

    Thank you Lana for the review. We hope that you both enjoy the rest of your time here in NZ and that you have a safe journey back home

    August 2013
  • Dave and Penny were very welcoming and their home has simply stunning views of the surrounding mountains. We loved the laidback country feeling althoough only being a short stroll into luggate. Their dogs Molly and Ace provided many entertaining moments and were so friendly, we would definately consider another stay there (if only to spend more time with the doggies!). Our breakfast was better than a hotel buffet! Their house was lovely and warm and perfect for entertaining guests. They were knowledgeable on the area and were happy chatting over a glass of wine. Thanks so much Dave and Penny for your wonderful hospitality and hopefully we will see you again soon. Give Molly and Ace a nice big pat from us!

    August 2013
    Dave And Penny
    Response from Dave And Penny:

    Hi Lucy, many thanks for that review and it was a pleasure having you both here in our home. As you know Molly and ace also enjoyed your company too. We would love to see you both here again and have you visit with us again as well. Take care and many thanks for choosing to stay with us.

    August 2013
  • We had a relaxing time staying at Dave and Penny's place. Dave and Penny are wonderful hosts and have a beautiful home with stunning views of the mountains. They're very helpful and easy to talk to. Highly recommended.

    May 2013
    Dave And Penny
    Response from Dave And Penny:

    Hi John. Thanks for the great review. It was a pleasure having you stay. Hope to see you back again some time.


    May 2013
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Retired from the UK Nuclear power industry. Now settled in NZ involved in Electrical and IT industries. Currently working with Academy New Zealand. Interests. My Dogs, Motorcycling, Flying, Voluntary Work. Hello there I am Penny, Daves wife. I am not retired as I work fulltime as a hairdresser in a Retirement Village. 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 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.
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