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Amberley Retreat

From $150 NZD per night (5 Night Min)

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms

AMBERLEY RETREAT A SUMMARY:
Nestled in the mountains on lower Shotover River, Amberley Retreat is a modern day slice of alpine paradise. The contemporary home has been carefully crafted to maximise light, space and comfort, and with a single level layout it really is perfect for the whole family. Vacation heaven starts here.

LOCATION:
Amberley Retreat provides the peace and tranquillity of a rural setting that’s also close to ski fields, attractions such as Gibbston Valley (home of bungy) and Arrowtown, shopping and Queenstown’s airport. Heading to the mountain? Amberley puts you close to both Coronet Peak or the Remarkables skifields. You're also well placed to head Wanaka-way for Cardrona ski field and the Snow Farm (cross country skiing). Hiking or biking? Go from the front door! Skippers Canyon and Lake Hayes are also very close. Swimming or sports? Lakes Leisure indoor pool and gym/sports complex is a five-minute drive away. Wine and food? Set off to Gibbston Valley for the day.

ACCOMODATION DETAILS:
Furnished to holiday stay perfection, with a focus on clean, contemporary lines and colour without compromising on ease and comfort, walking into Amberley is a
breath of fresh air. The single- storey design means accessibility is easy for the whole family, with no stairs to worry about.

KITCHEN AND LIVING:
The kitchen and living area is one of the highlights of this home, the open plan layout amplifies the available space and is perfect for socialising with the whole family. Bathed in light and warmth, one can even relax in the afternoon after a busy morning exploring Queenstown by lounging with a book (we recommend Lord of the Rings) in the bay window.

OUTDOORS:
It would be doing a disservice to Amberley to not mention the incredible outdoor space, fit with a BBQ and outdoor dining future, dining alfresco in the courtyard and gazing across to Coronet Peak is the perfect night in. With a vast backyard garden and a trampoline for the kids, there is truly something for everyone.

ENTERTAINMENT:
The lounge is furnished with a large flat screen television and there is unlimited WIFI throughout.

GARAGE AND EXTRAS:
Parking isn’t an issue either, with one garage space plus room for two vehicles off-street. There is also a generous laundry and utilities room, perfect for cleaning off after a long day hiking or on the slopes.

BEDROOMS:
The three bedrooms are all comfortably and beautifully furnished, with the master bedroom being complete with an ensuite and opening up onto a private courtyard.
Master Bedroom: 1 Queen
Bedroom 2: 2 Singles
Bedroom 3: 2 Singles

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
- Spa hire available
- Unlimited WIFI
- BBQ
- Bay window
- Garage
- Off-street parking

RATES:
• Rates are a guide only & subject to change
• *Note special events and Christmas/New Years tariff subject to increased nightly rates and minimum stay
• Additional fees include pre-arrival inspection, house linens, towels and standard departure clean
• Please note that stays of 7+ nights may require mid-stay clean/linen change where additional charges may apply
• Prices are for up to 6 people. Additional beds & linen maybe available upon request – ask reservations
• Minimum age requirement 25 years or older for the leading group member (photo ID required)
• Bond $500

A copy of the guest’s photo ID (Drivers’ Licence and/or Passport) is required upon finalising of the booking.

PRIVACY ACT
The information requested from the guest is to enable Goodstays Ltd to assess the guest’s request to rent the property. The guest does not have to supply this information, but if the guest does not, then Goodstays is unable to rent the property out. The guest acknowledges that Goodstays will collect, hold and use the guest’s personal information for purposes related to the renting of the property and the provision of related customer services, including direct marketing and assessing customer satisfaction with products and se

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17 Reviews

Stayed 5 days ending 24 Jul 2018

  • (5/5) Property condition
  • (5/5) Location
  • (5/5) Cleanliness
  • (5/5) Services from rental manager

We arrived to a warm, clean house with all the amenities you could need.

The fireplace is gorgeous on a cold Queenstown night.

The beds are comfortable and warm, the linen is very clean.

The kitchen has all the appliances and utencils you need

The games cupboard is a huge bonus and the children love it.

The best part for sure, is the amazing views of the Shotover River and Coronet Peak.

I definately recommend this property.

GoodstaysAccommodation Nick GeneralManager v3

Nick at Goodstays replied…

Hi Erin, thank you for your review and great to hear your enjoyed your stay at Amberley Retreat. It is such a great property! Safe travels home and we look forward to hearing from you next time you choose to visit Queenstown or Wanaka. Best regards, Goodstays.

Thoughts from Suzanne O. (Boise, United States)

Stayed 5 days ending 16 Jul 2018

  • (5/5) Property condition
  • (5/5) Location
  • (5/5) Cleanliness
  • (5/5) Services from rental manager

This house was perfect for our family of 6! Modern, comfortable, clean house in beautiful spot. The kids loved the trampoline and the space to roam!

GoodstaysAccommodation Nick GeneralManager v3

Nick at Goodstays replied…

Hi Suzanne, thank you for your review and great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Amberley Retreat. It really is great for a family with kids! Safe travels and we look forward to hearing from you next time you choose to visit Queenstown or Wanaka. Best regards, Goodstays.

Stayed 3 days ending 24 Jun 2018

  • (5/5) Property condition
  • (4/5) Location
  • (5/5) Cleanliness
  • (5/5) Services from rental manager

Lovely sunny home with superb outlook over the Shotover to the hills and mountains to the north. Had everything we needed, was spacious clean and warm. Would come back again.

GoodstaysAccommodation Nick GeneralManager v3

Nick at Goodstays replied…

Good Afternoon Ross, Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad that you enjoyed the property and the wonderful views. We would happily welcome you back! We look forward to hearing from you next time you plan a trip to Queenstown or Wanaka. Safe travels! Goodstays

Stayed 7 days ending 14 Apr 2018

  • (5/5) Property condition
  • (5/5) Location
  • (5/5) Cleanliness
  • (5/5) Services from rental manager

Had a great time

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Nick at Goodstays replied…

Hi Hilary, Thank you for your review :-) Glad to hear you had a great time in Amberley Retreat and Queenstown! We hope to host you again the next time you plan a trip to Queenstown or Wanaka. Kind regards, Goodstays

Stayed 3 days ending 02 Apr 2018

  • (5/5) Property condition
  • (5/5) Location
  • (5/5) Cleanliness
  • (4/5) Services from rental manager

Home away from home quiet and secluded just what we wanted would do it again...

GoodstaysAccommodation Nick GeneralManager v3

Nick at Goodstays replied…

Dear Naome, Thank you for your review and great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Amberley. We look forward to hearing from you next time you plan a visit to either Queenstown or Wanaka. Warm Regards, Goodstays

Thoughts from Kerry C. (Houston, United States)

Stayed 5 days ending 26 Dec 2017

  • (5/5) Property condition
  • (5/5) Location
  • (5/5) Cleanliness
  • (5/5) Services from rental manager

We loved the Amberley retreat. The house is beautiful and the views are fantastic. The house is very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed being outside of the city but also not far away. It was perfect for our family of 6. We also found Goodstays very pleasant to work with.

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Nick at Goodstays replied…

Dear Kerry, Thank you for your review and great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Amberley Retreat. We look forward to hearing from you next time you plan a visit to either Queenstown or Wanaka. Warm Regards, Goodstays

Stayed 5 days ending 22 Jul 2017

  • (4/5) Property condition
  • (3/5) Location
  • (4/5) Cleanliness
  • (2/5) Services from rental manager

I was unable to stay due to ill health. I was unable to cancel and paid the full amount. The bond was refunded but not the incidental charges like linen which would not have been used as we never went there
I would never be using a system that takes the full amount as a deposit ever again.
Its dumb frankly. Theres better systems out there and you should try and rethink your policy.

Stayed 7 days ending 03 Sep 2016

  • (4/5) Property condition
  • (4/5) Location
  • (4/5) Cleanliness
  • (1/5) Services from rental manager

Beautiful property with excellent views, the management at Goodstays let the team though.
The good:
- Great views of Shotover River and Coronet Peak
- Remote-feeling location but only 5 mins from Frankton and 10 mins from Queenstown
- Well-designed quite modern house
- Spacious, great for families
- Good dishwasher and laundry facilities
- Great kitchen which was well stocked for cooking
- Sky TV, with some kids toys, kids DVDs and books/magazines
The bad:
- We ran out of hot water on the last night of our stay. Called the property manager who was not very pleasant and quite rude, and told me "this is all in your compendium" (which it isn't, there is nothing in the compendium about hot water!). Told me on 1st call that it was gas hot water on bottles, and I needed to change to the 2nd bottle. Called him back as unable to rectify, he told me he wasn't sending anyone out, and to pour some "hot water" on the tap valve to help open it. When this didn't work and I realised both gas bottles were completely empty, I tried to call back, the phone had been put off the hook (unable to get through) so called the emergency assistance number (which was the same person!) - he was quite rude and said he had "already spoken to me twice about this tonight" and why was I ringing. I explained both gas bottles were empty, it was clear no-one had checked them recently, so he told me to hook up the gas bottle from the BBQ, which also ran out promptly within 3 minutes of hot water! No follow-up call at all, lucky it was our last night as no hot water in Queenstown in winter is not fun!
- Also Goodstays in general seemed a bit over the top. Only allowed to fill two garbage bags for our 7-night stay in a family 3 bedroom house, otherwise charged extra fees! Also asked for late check-out, informed we could check out 2 hours later for $80 + GST!! I've never come across such treatment for guests, particularly when paying this much per night.

Thoughts from Graeme C. (Auckland, New Zealand)

Stayed 6 days ending 17 Jul 2016

  • (5/5) Property condition
  • (5/5) Location
  • (5/5) Cleanliness
  • (5/5) Services from rental manager

Warm house, very nice for a family. Picturesque location.

GoodstaysAccommodation Nick GeneralManager v3

Nick at Goodstays replied…

Dear Graeme, Thank you for completing a review for your stay at Amberley Retreat. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and that picturesque location! We look forward to hearing from you again in the near future. Best regards, Goodstays

Thoughts from Roger W. (Chicago, United States)

Stayed 14 days ending 15 Feb 2016

  • (5/5) Property condition
  • (5/5) Location
  • (5/5) Cleanliness
  • (5/5) Services from rental manager

Property was as described. Beautiful view. Excellent amenities. Clean. We used the house as our base for many outdoor activities in the Queenstown area. Wine tasting, excellent restaurants, whitewater rafting, jet boating, hiking. Barbecue also provided opportunity to cook good meals at home. Grocery stores conveniently located nearby. Only suggestion: leave instruction manuals for us foreigners to figure out how to work the NZ appliances!

Thoughts from Stephen C. (Lincoln, New Zealand)

Stayed 3 days ending 20 Jan 2016

  • (5/5) Property condition
  • (5/5) Location
  • (5/5) Cleanliness
  • (5/5) Services from rental manager

Really excellent
House great, in a beautiful location
Very well set up and managed
Would definitely use again

Stayed 7 days ending 19 Sep 2015

  • (5/5) Property condition
  • (5/5) Location
  • (5/5) Cleanliness
  • (5/5) Services from rental manager

A beautiful home with everything you could possibly need and more. Very warm and cosy, beautiful views of the Shotover and Coronet. Stay up late to see endless shooting stars. Tranquil, safe yard for kids with sheep, llama/alpaca and golden retrievers keeping the kids amused. Layout of the house allowed for room to move and privacy with good separation for two small families traveling together. Communication with Goodstays was really good. Definitely would choose this home next time we are back in Queenstown.

Stayed 7 days ending 24 Oct 2014

  • (5/5) Property condition
  • (5/5) Location
  • (5/5) Cleanliness
  • (5/5) Services from rental manager

Beautiful location with everything that we needed!! Loved waking up to the view every morning and sitting in front of the fire place watching movies at night :)

Stayed 6 days ending 04 Jul 2014

  • (5/5) Property condition
  • (5/5) Location
  • (5/5) Cleanliness
  • (4/5) Services from rental manager

This accommodation exceeded our expectations. The view was INCREDIBLE! Waking up to see the sun touching the tip of Coronet Peak was magical. The facilities within the house were perfectly adequate - a great big kitchen and the bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and spacious. The gas fireplace was awesome. We loved every minute of our stay and nothing was lacking.

Stayed 10 days ending 05 Oct 2013

  • (5/5) Property condition
  • (5/5) Location
  • (5/5) Cleanliness
  • (5/5) Services from rental manager

Beautiful house in stunning location. House very well designed and appointed. Heating worked brilliantly. Spa was gorgeous. Wifi strength was strong and consistent. A very pleasant stay

Stayed 6 days ending 21 Dec 2012

  • (4/5) Property condition
  • (4/5) Location
  • (4/5) Cleanliness
  • (5/5) Services from rental manager

No glitch, would definitely use service of Goodstay in the future. Thank you

Stayed 4 days ending 06 Nov 2012

  • (5/5) Property condition
  • (5/5) Location
  • (4/5) Cleanliness
  • (2/5) Services from rental manager

Very nice home with great views, felt homely without a heap of 'nic-naks' that make a parent nervous. A quiet and restful location with friendly neighbours

GoodstaysAccommodation Nick GeneralManager v3

Nick at Goodstays replied…

We agree - this is great property especially for a family. When you look at the map it seems to be quite a way out of town which is disceptive - you're still a 5 mintue drive into Frankton for shopping and just as close to both skifield access roads as you are in the centre of town without the traffic hassles- plenty of living space and all year round sun which is a real bonus for Queenstown

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