Apple Tree Cottage


Queenstown, Central Otago, New Zealand

Short Description

Great house in quiet suburb just minutes shops


This lovely 4 bed 2 bath home is located in the quiet suburb of Quail Rise not far from Queenstown Central Shopping Centre. No matter the season from our warm summers to winters white with snow you can enjoy beautiful walks along the river, mountain bike trails, ski fields, day trips to Arrowtown or Lake Wanaka and starry night skies or you may just wish to sit back and enjoy the view of the Remarkable Mountains with a local Central Otago wine.


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.


Quail Rise is a quiet residential area. Although you feel like you are away from it all you are so close to shops, restaurants, ski fields and the airport. You also have access to a variety of walking and biking tracks. Less than a 10 minute walk away is the Shotover River and the historic old bridge.
There's even a children's play park, neighbourhood tennis court and basketball hoop within easy walking distance of the house.


You have access to the whole house except the garage which will be locked.


The open plan living area of the house boasts a sunny lounge and dining table which allows you to sit and relax while taking in the views of the Remarkable Mountains. The house has a lovely fully equipped modern kitchen. The wood fire is yelling at you to grab a good book and a drink (wine or coffee depending on the time of day) and making yourself comfortable on the couch - you may never want to leave.

The fully equipped kitchen is a great place to prepare some fantastic local foods for your family or group. Can't you just imagine the smells you could come home to after a days skiing or exploring if you put the slow cooker on before you headed out for the day. We also have a rice cooker, air fryer and sandwich press to give you a variety of cooking options.

There is a cosy TV room featuring a flat screen smart TV which has Free 2 Air and is Netflix capable. We also have a Playstation 4

There are four bedrooms to choose from
Bedroom 1 = King bed with Ensuite
Bedroom 2 = Queen bed
Bedroom 3 = Queen bed
Bedroom 4 = 1 Single bed with the addition of a trundle to make it 2 singles if required

The large backyard is the perfect place for families, couples, friends and large groups. There are two separate outdoor areas including a BBQ and wall hung herb garden. The lush lawns are perfect for the kids to run around on in the long Otago summers.


5 minutes to Five Mile & Queenstown Central Shopping Centre
7 minutes to Queenstown Airport
Less than 15 minutes to downtown Queenstown
15 - 20 minutes drive to the local ski fields
Arrowtown is a pleasant 15 minute drive away
And if you are looking at tasting some of the local wines then some of the wineries are less than 10 minutes away.
(note times mentioned are subject to traffic)

If you wish to take a bus into town the closest stop is less than an 8 minute walk away.


Linen, towels and wifi are included in the price.
We use professional cleaners and hired linen to ensure our home is cleaned to the highest standards
A port-a-cot and high chair are available for hire if required - please ask.
The garage is not available for guests to use.

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. House must be left locked with lights & appliances turned off. BBQ clean (if used)

The house should be tidy, with dishes done and rubbish in the big bins provided – our cleaners will take care of the rest. Please do not use the balcony/deck areas after 10pm and before 7am

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 letters "Amazing" don't quite do justice to the homely, welcoming and warm feeling that apple tree cottage gave us from the moment we entered . bedrooms and common areas are spacious, kitchen is well stocked with all equipment, pots and pans, accomodation is well maintained and squeaky clean, hosts are super responsive , accommodating and gracious. nestled in a scenic location, this cottage makes you feel close to the best that nature has to offer . a fabulous home away from home which I would surely look at booking if the opportunity presented itself for a family holiday yet again in Queenstown! six stars if I could give it !

Excellent property in very nice suburb queit but close to evrything..very well equiped kitchen..spacious house and excellent backyard..highly recommed..

Soderberg Family
So close to everything
"Our family of four just spent a week at Apple Tree Cottage and couldn’t fault any aspect of our stay. The location is ideal being close to Queenstown and Arrowtown without the issues of parking and traffic we have previously had staying right in Queenstown. The most spectacular mountain scenery from the living room (which would be super cosy in winter with the fireplace going) as well as the bedrooms and the outdoor areas. My kids loved the local playground and free tennis/basketball court just 5 mins walk as well as the indoor local recreation centre with waterslides and indoor heated pool which is a 5-10 minute drive. We loved being able to walk 10 mins down to the Shotover River and walk, hike or bike along the river in either direction for miles. We explored Wanaka, Glenorchy, Arrowtown, Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, Moke Lake and more each day and loved coming home to this beautifully appointed cottage to relax. Everything was so fresh, clean and lovely and with an eco focus. Super comfy beds and quality linen, lovely throw rugs on the sofas, quality knives, pots and glassware."

Rowena Maclean Shona Clarke
Apple Tree Cottage Quail Rise Queenstown
Warm and Clean. Several items required in the kitchen, were missing. Neglected gardens with difficult car access. Grossly expensive

Nick Letica
Enjoyed our stay and the position suited us House was good however grounds were very ordinary and required maintenance and upgrade from the outside to be useable Also didn't have a microwave

Fabulous and restful mountain retreat
Great house, fabulous location, amazing mountain views, Family dog was also invited. Really nicely decked out, Home away from home. thankyou

Fab house, great location, stunning mountain views. Peace and quiet whilst been close to everything.