Oraka Lodge | views, outdoor fire and spa


Queenstown, Central Otago, New Zealand

Short Description

Modern 4 Bed 4 Bath home with spa and outdoor fireplace


This 4 bedroom 4 bathroom modern architecturally designed house has been well thought out with great indoor and outdoor living areas and spacious bedrooms each with their own bathroom. With two outdoor dining and lounge areas both with overhead heaters you are spoilt for choice as to which view you wish to enjoy at any part of the day as well as being warm and dry no matter what the season. If that isn't enough the house also boasts an outdoor spa pool with views of the Remarkable Mountains.


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.


Superbly located for year round activities including skiing, golfing, hiking, fishing, biking and water activities.
The Estate boasts a tennis court, Jetty, boat ramp, lakeside gas BBQs and tables for guest use.


Guests will have access to one half of the garage.
The wine cellar will be locked for the owners personal use.


The architect has really done their homework here to make sure the underfloor heating and feature gas fire make for a warm and cosy home in winter. While the polished concrete floors combine with the open plan flow of the outdoor areas help keep the house cool in summer.
If you love to cook you are going to enjoy this stylish kitchen with butlers pantry it has everything you need to create a superb meal while enjoying the local produce or if barbecuing is more your style we have you covered here too with a great outdoor BBQ area.

This property is situated just minutes from the base carpark to the Remarkables Ski Field and the prestigious Jacks Point Championship Golf Course.
You can even bring your canine friend with you (by prior arrangement only)

This property has the following features:-
Lake views and views of the Remarkable Mountains
4 bedrooms (1 King & 3 queen beds)
2 living areas and great dining area
Office if you need to work away from home
Indoor gas fire with feature schist rock surrounds,
Outdoor hot tub (spa)
Outdoor wood fire and separate outdoor fire pit (use of fire will be subject to the current fire hazard levels)
2 Outdoor dining areas
2 Outdoor Lounge areas with overhead heaters if the nights get chilly
Large lawn area
Underfloor heating
Chef’s kitchen with Butlers Pantry
Nespresso coffee machine
Netflix capable Flat screen TV’s & Sky channels
Indoor & Outdoor sound system (controlled by a tablet)
Tennis rackets and croquet set


Highly recommended to have a rental car or two for a group staying here. There is no public transport to the Estate. Taxi fare from Frankton airport approx $40.
5 minutes drive to Remarkables Ski turn off
2 minutes Drive to Jacks Point Golf Club
7 minutes drive to Queenstown Airport and Remarkables Park Shopping Centre
20 minutes drive to downtown Queenstown
20 minutes drive to Arrowtown


Dogs allowed on a case by case basis - please check with us first. No cats allowed sorry.
This house does not host weddings.

House Rules

This house is in a quiet residential neighbourhood - not suitable for parties or too much noise.
No smoking in any part of the house.
Dogs allowed (by prior approval only).
House would need to be left locked and tidy, with dishes done and rubbish in the big bins – our cleaners will take care of the rest.

No drones allowed at this property

Rubbish bins MUST be put out at the top of the driveway on Thursday night for Friday 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


Allows Pets
Children Not Allowed
Infant Not Allowed
Event Friendly
Allows Smoking


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

Pete Andrew
This is the second time we have stayed at Oraka Lodge for a week of skiing and we loved it just as much second time around. It is a top quality place with great views, super warm inside with under floor heating and a great spa for soak after a day up the slopes. Everything was perfect.

Hands down, this was the best airbnb we have stayed in. Amazing home and breathtaking views. Cosy and welcoming with every detail thought of. The whole process from start to finsh was easy and professional. 5stars all around. Perfect in every way. Thank you

All the bells and whistles
Excellent property with all the bells and whistles you would expect at this price point. The location offers a peaceful escape without being too far from places like grocery stores and coffee shops. The house is big enough to host a large group, with bedroom placements and number of bathrooms making it feel like each person/couple has their own space. Amenities in the house were fantastic, including the speaker system, spa, gas fireplace and automatic blinds. Heaps of different sitting areas meant we could enjoy the spectacular views from different perspectives. If you stay here, I recommend you take the short walk down to the waters edge and jetty. It’s truly peaceful. The house has clearly been designed to handle the colder weather with in-floor heating and outdoor heat bars, which allowed us to spend more time enjoying the location. Deb was also an awesome host, providing some useful tips during our stay and ensuring we felt comfortable interacting with the various features of the house. Bedding was also super comfortable with luxury linen. Overall we had an amazing stay and would highly recommend.

Beautiful location, surrounded on both sides by spectacular mountain ranges and, of course, the lake. Home beautifully appointed. Deborah was a fabulous host.

What an amazing part of the world! The home was absolutely perfect for our family holiday. It had everything you could want and a guestbook which detailed everything. Deborah was super helpful and a great communicator. We hope to come back for another stay!

Oraka Lodge is fantastic! Our group had the most amazng time. Lots of spaces to relax, 1 bathroom per room was a treat, the kitchen is well stocked, and we enjoyed the hot tub, fire places, inbuilt speakers connecting to spotify and outdoor heaters. This house is a gem and we couldn't get enough of the views. Deborah is wonderful. She met us on arrival, took the time to make sure we had all the info we needed at check in and very prompt with communication. We would love to stay again in the future.

We really loved our stay at the house, it is very spacious and warm with everything you could want. The spa pool and outdoor fireplace were wonderful and the views are spectacular. What a special place to come and stay!

From booking our stay right through to checking out Deborah was a fantastic host. The house is spectacular, views are amazing and location is great. Waking up to see snow capped mountains right outside every window was stunning. Also this home was so cosy and warm with under floor heating, and multiple fire places. We are a family of 6 and this home suited our large family perfectly. What was also an added bonus with this home is all the little extras, the kitchen had everything you could possibly need and more. Everything in this home has been well thought out. The thing I loved the most was how many indoor & outdoor beautiful spaces are in this home. Every space is beautiful.

Great Location
Really nice house in a great location

This place is magnificent!
'This place is magnificent! The views are impossible to describe or capture with photos. Stunning view of the Remarkables on one side, and the lake backdropped by more snow capped peaks on the other. And the house was gorgeous. Tall vaulted ceilings. Perfect indoor outdoor flow. Two huge outdoor areas. A fire pit. An outdoor fireplace. 4 extremely comfortable bedrooms. And even an office if you have to sneak away to work a bit. And to top it off, a lake packed with Chinook Salmon for the fisher-folks, which made for some delicious BBQs! A perfect holiday stay for two families with kids.'

Wow what a place to stay!
'Wow what a place to stay! The house is great!!! Views out of all the doors and windows. It’s a spacious house on quite a big section. We went with our two kids and there was plenty of space for our son to run around. The two outdoor fire places were great! The spa was hot and relaxing! We were lucky enough to have a spa while it snowed one day! The house is warm. We had cold temps when there but would never know if when inside the house. It has everything you need. The kitchen is super well stocked with table wear and appliances etc. the study has adults and kids board games and books. Outdoor games in the garage. Comfortable beds. I loved waking up in the morning, opening the curtains and seeing the mountains in front of me. There are so many areas to be in outside. It would be great in summer as well. It’s just a walk down to the lake. My son loved playing down there and you can go for a big walk with the lake right next to you. The host...Deborah was so quick to reply and organised everything we needed. Thanks for a great stay!!!'

Beautifully presented
Thanks so much for being so accommodating.  We've thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Please pass on to the property owners how well equipped and beautifully presented the house was.  We've recommended it on to quite a few people already.