Q by the Lake | Stunning Views and walk to town


Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

Short Description

4 bedrooms, Spectacular views, close to town


Q by the Lake is a stunning stand-alone home positioned above the shores of Lake Wakatipu and is walking distance to Queenstown's town centre. You can enjoy spectacular lake and mountain views throughout the house particularly from the balcony which provides generous spaces for alfresco dining during the summer months. The lush carpet, comfortable beds and internal elevator are an added bonus.
We use professional cleaners and hired linen to ensure our home is cleaned to the highest standards


Someone from The Butler will meet guests on arrival - so please provide travel details. Then we will be just a phone call away. Subject to COVID19 regulations the meet & greet may not be possible but we will advise in advance of any changes.


Q by the Lake is within close proximity to all local amenities including town centre, restaurants, water activities, gondola, adventure sports, golf courses, ski fields, walking/biking tracks and the International/Domestic Airport.
It is a short walk down to the lakefront from which you can walk into town or along the lakefront towards Frankton.
This property is located in a quiet residential area and not suited to parties.


There is a private pathway which takes you down to the waterfront where you can join the public walking track into Queenstown centre.
There is no parking outside of the garage. Tour buses/vans cannot pickup or drop off guests at the front door - they must do so at the top of the driveway.
We have had guests with mobility issues stay at the house - please enquire (measurements can be provided for doorways etc)


This beautiful appointed property is set out over 3 floors which can be accessed via stairs or the internal lift. There are two Master bedrooms featuring Walk-in-robes and large tiled ensuites plus an additional two bedrooms can be setup with 2 x Long Singles or a Superking bed. These bedrooms share a stylish adjoining bathroom.
Other features include: All bathrooms have a spa bath, The kitchen has a Butlers Pantry & Nespresso coffee machine, 2 feature gas fires, 2 new Smart TV's that are Netflix capable, TV in kitchen area has Sky Sports, Chromecast is on all 4 bedroom TV's. We have a great selection of board games and good internet. Large double garage, glass encased lift, large tiled laundry, large outdoor balcony with BBQ, dining table & lounge furniture, Port-a-cot & Highchair (on request).

NOTE: We have recently renovated - adding lush new carpet, painting walls, changing all the lounge furniture, new beds and redesigning the kitchen - it looks fantastic as you can see from the photos


In the winter the ski buses pickup and drop-off at the top of the driveway (less than 5 minute walk). It is a short taxi ride into the centre of town if you don't want to walk or you can catch a public bus from the road at top of the driveway.


This property is completely smoke free - including external areas and driveway.
There is parking in the garage only and it is for 2 vehicles. IMPORTANT: Please note the parking is for cars and SUV's only we DO NOT provide parking (even if only pickup and drop off) for vans or oversized vehicles. If you have any doubts please let us know what type of vehicle you plan to have and we can advise if it will fit in the garage.
Guests cannot have pickup or drop off services to the front door especially if in a van/bus this must be done at the top of the driveway.

House Rules

- Please be aware of our ‘House Rules’:
Only guests who are registered to stay at the property may stay.
Full names & ID need to be provided by all guests staying at the property.
There are to be No Loud Parties. To comply with council rules guest are not allowed use the balcony areas after 10pm.
On departure you are to leave the house locked up/appliances & lighting turned off, BBQ clean (if used) The house must be left tidy with dishes done and rubbish put in the big bins provided – our cleaners will take care of the rest.
Guest booking with small children need to be aware there are stairs in the property and we do not have stair guards.
No smoking anywhere inside or outside the property including balconies, driveways and neighbouring driveways. No spitting. No dropping cigarettes, rubbish or ash on the driveway or in the garden. We will charge a fee of NZ$500 if this rule is broken.
Absolutely no buses/van allowed down the driveway or outside the property.

Please do not use the balcony after 10pm and before 7am

No Drones to be used at this property.

Rubbish bins MUST be put out on the roadside at the top of the driveway on Monday night for Tuesday morning collection

Cancellation Policy

We will refund
100% of your total funds paid* less NZ$150 admin fee for all bookings cancelled over 90 days prior to your arrival date.
80% of your total funds paid* less NZ$150 admin fee for all bookings cancelled 61-90 days prior to your arrival date.
50% of your total funds paid* less NZ$150 admin fee for all bookings cancelled 30 - 60 days prior to your arrival date.
There will be no refund applicable for any bookings cancelled less than 30 days prior to your arrival date.

* excluding any credit card fees paid

** Note - Cancellations due to Covid-19 lockdown or Covid-19 border closures can change dates free of charge or cancel the booking for a 50% refund* & 50% house credit.  House credit valid for 1 year from date of original booking.


Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Air Filter
Indoor Fireplace
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Baby Travel Bed
Baby High Chair
CD/DVD Player
Board Games
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Hair Dryer
Crockery Cutlery
Pots Pans
Microwave / Oven
Water Kettle
Coffee Maker
Alarm System
Internet Wifi
Ipod Station
Steam Room
Safe Box
Smart Home
Ironing Facilities
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Has Buzzer
Has Cat
Has Dog
Has Other Pet
Hot Water
Cooking Basics
Has Surveillance
Linens Provided


Hot Tub
Free Parking
Balcony Terrasse
Sea View
Gated Property
Private Entrance
Deck / Patio


Basketball Court
Cinema Room
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Massage Room
Pool Table
Soccer Field
Has Tennis
Wine Cellar
Lock On Bedroom
Family Friendly
24 Checkin
Water Front
Lake Access
Beach Front
Ski-In Ski-Out
Carbon Monoxide Detector


Baby Bath
Baby Monitor
Window Guards
Changing Table
Children Books & Toys
Children Dinnerware
Fireplace Guards
Game Console
Outlet Covers
Pack & Play TravelCrib
Room Darkening Shades
Stair Gates
Table Corner Guards
Babysitter Recommendations

Availability calendar

The house was beautiful everything we expected, view was amazing!. Deborah was very helpful in organising our groceries and hire bike to giving us suggestions for restaurants and activities. One of the best hosts we have dealt with. Made our short getaway very easy and relaxing.

Excellent location just a short walk into Queenstown. The beds were very comfortable and it was lovely to have two lounge spaces for the kids. We would definitely rent this house again.

Magical. Stunning. Gorgeous. Perfection. I can't think of anywhere better you could possibly stay! This home has IT ALL and Deborah's hospitality made it even better!!!

We had a great stay in Queenstown. House was just like the pictures. The view from the balcony is stunning! An easy walk into town and to local restaurants - no need to hire a car. Local recommendations were helpful. Welcome gift on arrival made us feel right at home. Really enjoyed our stay.

Amazing location looking across the lake and mountains. Deb met us on arrival and thoroughly explained the features of the home. House was very spacious, has everything you could need, lovely and warm, easy access to town, you can pop straight down the stairs and onto the walking track. Very peaceful. Would highly recommend both the house and Deb!

Susie Forbes
We loved our stay at Q by the Lake. It had everything we needed and more for a family of 5. It’s in a great location for a lovely scenic walk into town or just a 5 min drive to town. We highly recommend this place and can’t wait to come back!

Perfect home for a large family or two families. There is a lovely symmetry with two main bedroom suites with private ensuites on either side and two twin rooms in the middle. The symmetry and capaciousness of the home is echoed on the upper level with two wonderful lounge rooms with their own fireplaces on each side meaning the adults and children can enjoy their spaces enjoying the incredible panoramic views across the lake and mountainscape. The location is ideal with a lovely easy walk into Queenstown central. Highly recommend and anticipate our family will be seeking further booking in the future.

Fantastic house and location. Beautiful lake and Mountain View’s. Great for family

Big and beautiful
特别特别好的房东,特别热情和细心!我们刚开始因为取车耽误了时间,房东也一直耐心等我们!房子不仅大而且很漂亮,风景也很好,很干净,房屋内的设施和设备也很齐全,开车到皇后镇不到10分钟,去超市和机场都很近!我们一家人在这里度过了非常愉快的假期!特别特别推荐,有机会再来还会选择这里! Translated (using google translate) Very special host, very enthusiastic and attentive! We just started to delay the time to pick up the car, the landlord has been waiting patiently for us! The house is not only big and beautiful, the scenery is also very good, very clean, the facilities and equipment in the house are also very complete, less than 10 minutes drive to Queenstown, close to the supermarket and airport! Our family had a very pleasant holiday here! Especially recommended, I will choose this place if I have the opportunity again!

Beautiful Place
Beautiful place with a great view. Would happily stay here again.

Great location
Great location. Facilities and Host is fantastic with timely and friendly advise

Astoundingly beautiful location
Astoundingly beautiful location and a home and service to match.

Great holiday
Great holiday, could not have asked for better. The house was pleasingly as advertised, the warm welcome and local advice was much appreciated. Keen to come back. Highly recommended

Stunning property
This was a stunning property to soak in the stunning Queenstown view. Beautifully appointed with everything you would expect. Very warm and comfortable. Multiple lounge areas, great for families. Deb our host was fantastic. Always responded quickly t any enquiry we had. Can’t wait to go back!

Deborah was a great host and very responsive to our queries in the lead up to and during our stay at Q by the Lake. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to our return to Q by the Lake which is a fantastically appointed house in a great location in Queenstown.