New luxury villa collection launched in New Zealand

Luxury Villas of New Zealand is a new collection of outstanding private properties in spectacular landscapes throughout New Zealand. 

Vineyard House at The Landing, Bay of Islands
From a romantic couple’s hideaway to expansive multi-bedroom alpine retreats, these beautiful, luxe homes each tell a story of architecture, contemporary design and sustainability ethics, supported with full in-house service to provide the ultimate private luxury experience.

Every one of the 12 properties included in the launch collection ranks as a multi-night destination. Diverse landscapes, experiences and facilities range from an award-winning one-bedroom waterside haven to magnificent six-bedroom high country residences with full-service kitchens, heated swimming pools and hot tubs, helipads, home offices, private chefs, dedicated butlers, professional activity guides and more.
The Collection, created by Luxury Lodges of New Zealand, is a new category of exclusive accommodation that must meet the same criteria, high standards and exceptional hospitality of New Zealand’s top luxury lodges.

Luxury Villas of New Zealand – South Island

The Dacha, Wānaka: Situated on a secluded property in the picturesque lakeside town of Wānaka, The Dacha boasts uninterrupted vistas of glimmering Lake Wānaka and the snow dusted peaks of the Southern Alps. Six guest suites comfortably accommodate up to 16 guests. Natural materials, contemporary aesthetics, multiple indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces, luxurious facilities and amenities, make The Dacha perfect for gatherings of family and friends, with all the leisure diversions of the South Island’s Southern Lakes region on the doorstep.  

Cairnbrae, Queenstown: This striking contemporary residence sits in a beautiful alpine landscape. Superbly designed living spaces open to patios and a heated swimming pool, wine cellar tasting room, spa pool and a spectacular covered loggia entertaining area around an outdoor fireplace. Five guest rooms accommodate up to 10 guests. Close by, Arrowtown and Gibbston Valley offer restaurants and wineries, and the resort and adventure hub of Queenstown is just a little further away.

Piwakawaka Point Estate, Lake Wānaka:  This 134-hectare (330 acre) property offers ultimate privacy as it extends over the southern end of a peninsula on the shores of Lake Wānaka. Filled with incredible art, this grand stone and timber villa accommodates up to 14 guests. Activities include a tennis court, 10km of private walking and biking trails, lake access for kayak, paddle boarding and fishing, full gym with sauna, and a home orchard.  Piwakawaka Point is a significant conservation project with over 1 million trees and shrubs including many rare species. Guests can be assured their stay is also carbon clear.  

Seascape and Scrubby Bay at Annandale, Banks Peninsula: These remote, ultra-modern coastal retreats are hidden away on a 4000-acre working farm above the Banks Peninsula that’s just a short heli-hop from Christchurch International Airport.  Seascape is a romantic gem for two, with a turf roof, stone walls, and glass façade right beside the water. Meanwhile Scrubby Bay is a larger, spacious four-bedroom villa with accommodation for 14 guests. It has a private pool and uninterrupted access and views of the sea.  These architecturally award-winning retreats offer the ultimate in peace and privacy and a myriad of authentic nature and wildlife experiences.
Falcon Brae Villa, Abel Tasman: Supremely located and cantilevered over a hilltop high above the Abel Tasman region of New Zealand’s north-western South Island, Falcon Brae commands breath-taking 360-degree views towards the coastal national park and the majestic Motueka River - a fly-fishing mecca.  Along with award-winning contemporary architecture, Falcon Brae holds an exceptional collection of New Zealand art.  With accommodation for six adults and four children, facilities include several indoor/outdoor lounge and dining areas, multimedia spaces, infinity pool, outdoor spa and absolute privacy.

Luxury Villas of New Zealand – North Island

Blake House, Poronui, Taupō: On the remote 16,000-acre Poronui high country station in the central North Island, Blake House offers luxurious accommodation for 16 guests. Designed to reflect New Zealand’s pioneer farming past, the villa has expansive views over the Taharua River and is a great base for active wilderness adventures or a relaxed country stay. Renowned for its exceptional fly-fishing experiences, Poronui lies in close proximity to several outstanding wild, trout-filled rivers. Other experiences include hiking through forests, mountain biking and horse riding across the extensive trails or relaxing with a wine in the underground wine cellar.
Te Arai Lodge, Mangawhai: An hour’s drive north of Auckland, Te Arai Lodge is surrounded by 20 acres of ancient podocarp forest, and sits on an elevated ridge with panoramic views across rolling hills to the lovely beaches and islands of the Mangawhai Coast. The Lodge accommodates 10 guests, in four luxury suites and a bunk room. Facilities include a 20-meter heated lap pool, cedar hot tub, infra-red sauna and yoga studio. On the doorstep there are world famous links golf courses, some of New Zealand best walks, surfing, fishing, cycling, and vineyards.
Rahimoana at Eagles Nest, Bay of Islands: On a 44-acre private headland above the sparkling Bay of Islands, Rahimoana at Eagles Nest provides contemporary, architect-designed accommodation for eight guests in four generous double suites. The villa’s dramatic floating aerofoil copper roof sits atop sliding glass doors with breath-taking views of the surrounding coastline. Smooth granite balconies seamlessly merge onto landscaped lawns and a 25-metre infinity swimming pool, and lead down to a private beach and a deep water mooring beyond. 
The Landing, Bay of Islands: One of Oceania’s outstanding luxury destinations, The Landing comprises four exclusive Residences in an incredible coastal setting on the edge of the Bay of Islands. This historic 1000-acre property witnessed the arrival of New Zealand’s earliest European settlers, their meeting with Māori and the beginnings of the story of modern New Zealand. It now includes an award-winning vineyard, six private beaches, a private jetty and a network of walking trails through native bush, wetlands and along the coastline. Experiences include a wine tasting and tour of The Landing vineyard, a kiwi spotting walk, guided conservation and cultural walks and a sightseeing boat charter.

The sweeping five-suite Cooper Residence accommodates 10 guests. The villa is home to an important collection of Māori taonga (treasures), historic artefacts, and contemporary New Zealand art, and facilities include a grand wine cellar, a library, outdoor fireplace, and observatory tower deck.  

The Gabriel Residence is a modern take on a traditional hunting and fishing lodge with a seamless flow of timber-lined living, entertaining and recreation areas. There are four suites. Nestled amongst the vines, the Vineyard Villa is a sumptuous haven crafted in timber and stone, with three guest rooms. The outlook is of rolling pastures, vines and wetlands inhabited by native kiwi who often come out at night. 

Right on the waterfront, The Boathouse epitomizes casual luxury in a coastal setting offering generous family living where barn-style glass doors slide back between central living spaces and a large, covered dining area with outdoor fireplace and pizza oven, comfortably hosting up to 20 guests. Accommodation for four is in an airy mezzanine master suite, and a downstairs twin bedroom. 

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