The Most Luxurious Kiwi Air BnBs To Visit In Winter
Wake up in the lap of luxury at one of these princely estates
Whether you’re in need of a week-long sojourn or a weekend of solitude, look to one of the country’s most luxurious Air BnBs to make all your winter escape dreams come true.
Situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Jack’s Point Lake House offers unadulterated views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The pristine, four bedroom residence capitalizes on this, with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. From thoughtfully considered boutique amenities, through to the sprawling outdoor entertaining area complete with a wood fire and hot tub, consider this tranquil estate the perfect winter escape for up to eight people.
Nothing says ‘winter’ like a weekend in Queenstown, and we’ve found the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a day on the slopes. This stylish and modern villa is a quick five-minute drive from central Queenstown, and boasts five bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate up to 12 people. Warm your cockles at the indoor sauna, sip champagne from the outdoor spa, or request a private chef come cook for you and your nearest in the grand kitchen.
You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d arrived at a ski chalet in Aspen when stepping inside Kohara Luxury Lodge. The environmentally designed villa offers uninterrupted views of the Shotover River and Coronet Peak, and looks to an open fire and ceiling-height schist stone to create a cozy atmosphere during the cooler months. Snuggle up with a glass of red wine in one of their leather arm chairs, or soak away the day in one of the three bathtubs.
Set amongst 50 acres of tussock in one of the most beautiful locales in the country, this well-appointed, luxury villa blends beautifully with its natural environment. Ideal for six adults, the villa looks to an eclectic mix of New Zealand art as well as objects and furniture collected from across the globe. Relax in the award-winning lounge room with a glass of Merlot, or cuddle up by the fire with your S.O.
Adventure junkies will enjoy welcome reprieve from the day’s adrenaline by unwinding at Rotorua’s premiere accommodation, Tihi Retreat. Expansive windows make easy work of taking in the property’s spectacular view of the city, lake, forestry, and steaming geothermal activity below. All three bedrooms have en suites, making it the perfect couples retreat.
Sitting proudly on 92 acres of immaculately manicured grounds, Te Hihi Estate is the jewel in Karaka’s crown. The estate sleeps up to 14 guests, and provides total tranquility for those in need of a break. Work up a sweat in the gym, and take a refreshing dip in the pool to ease tired muscles afterwards. Play a round of golf at their on premise nine-hole golf course, or make yourself a cuppa and sit lakeside for the afternoon with your favourite book.
This one’s for you, wine lovers. Located at the top of Mudbrick Vineyard on beautiful Waiheke Island, the view from The Lodge spans from Auckland to the Coromandel. Boasting luxurious finishing touches at every turn, The Lodge draws inspiration from French Colonial times to inform its décor. Wander down a private path and treat yourself to a dinner at the stunning Mudbrick restaurant, or enjoy a tipple or two at their tasting room.
For a more out-of-the-box experience, secure your stay 10 metres high in the air amongst a 100-year-old Kanuka grove. Unwind in a bubble bath while you take in the view of Kaikoura’s most prestigious mountain range, or light the in-room brassiere and cozy down for a romantic evening.