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Glendhu Homestead & Cottage

From $650 NZD per night (2 Night Min)

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms

Where history, charm and majestic mountain vistas collide, Glendhu Station Homestead and the nearby self contained Cottage provides not only a stay but an experience. Nestled on a private leafy plot, only a short scenic drive from the centre of Wanaka, the property is a rustic mountain oasis with room for the whole family.

Situated in Glendhu bay, a small settlement on the shores of Lake Wanaka, the properties provide a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the town centre, with the convenience of being mere a 15-minute drive away from world-class eateries and shopping. If hiking is your thing, you can be at the start of the legendary Roy’s Peak track within minutes. Or if you prefer mountain biking, the Glendhu Bay trail offers spectacular mountain and lake views.

More than just a property, Glendhu Station homestead is a historical landmark that has been thoughtfully adapted into a rustic yet refined space that instantly makes you feel welcome. The front lounge of the Homestead was originally the post office and general store built in 1894. This served those working on the original Wanaka Station Run which at that time included, Alpha Burn Station, West Wanaka Station and what is now Glendhu Station. The homestead itself includes four bedrooms, a large bunk room and play area, two bathrooms, a formal dining and lounge, TV room and a large kitchen and informal dining. The nearby Musterer’s Cottage is the perfect getaway for couples, take a break from it all and immerse yourself in nature. Glendhu Station is one of Wanaka’s most popular and beautiful wedding venues. The bride and groom often stay at the Musterer’s Cottage while the rest of the bridal party stays down at the Glendhu Station Homestead.

The generous character-packed kitchen is every entertainer’s dream, with all the modern amenities one could need to whip up a gourmet meal. With two dining tables and two living areas to choose from, you are really spoilt for choice on where to dine. On a cold night, snuggle up on the couch with a hot chocolate in front of one of two wood burning fires. And on a sunny day, lay in the bay window and bathe in the light with your favourite book. The Cottage is equipped with a kitchenette, ideal for a morning up of coffee before meeting up with the rest of the group a the Homestead.

One of the highlights of the homestead are the mature gardens, which have been well manicured into a lush green space, complete with a tennis court, offering a peaceful surround in which to retreat after an action-packed day. The homestead living areas open up to a generous courtyard with a plethora of outdoor furniture and a BBQ, an idyllic spot to dine alfresco with your whole group. Only a short distance away sits the Miner’s Cottage, offering panoramic mountain and lake views.

This is also a great spot if you've come to Glendhu to ride some trails at the local bike park:

There is plenty of room for everyone, with four spacious bedrooms filled with old school charm and comfortable furnishings. The rich history of the property is evident in some of the vintage touches, such as the light fittings and etched glass windows.

Master bedroom: 1 x King (Does Not Split)
Bedroom 2: 1 x Queen
Bedroom 3: 1 x Queen
Bedroom 4: 1 x Queen

1 x Queen Bed

- Off-street parking
- Bathtub
- Espresso Maker
- Heated towel rails
- Double shower
- Cot room (available on request)
- 2 x living areas
- 2 x dining areas
- Tennis court
- Expansive gardens
- TV
- Outdoor area
- Kitchenette


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1 Reviews

Thoughts from HOLIDAY HOUSES (Wellington, New Zealand)

Stayed 7 days ending 18 Jul 2020

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

Perfect for a group of 10, warm and well catered


Nick at Goodstays replied…

Thanks for your review, Justin! We are glad you enjoyed your time here. We wish you safe travels to your next destination. Kind regards, the Goodstays Team.