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Vacation rentals with lake access in New Zealand

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Top-rated lake access rentals in New Zealand

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Cabin in Twizel
Skylark Cabin – Private Luxury Escape with Hot Tub
Skylark Cabin is a private, luxury escape, nestled serenely within the awe-inspiring landscape of the Mackenzie Region. Surrounded by soaring mountain ranges and the rugged, ethereal beauty of an expansive valley, this isn’t just a comfortable place to stay, it’s an experience in itself. Witness the mesmerising clarity of a starry night sky. Connect with nature and escape from the pace of daily life. Skylark Cabin is 10km to Twizel, 50-min to Mt Cook, 4hrs to Christchurch, & 3hrs to Queenstown.
May 13 – 20
$415 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 277 reviews
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Treehouse in Korito
The Treehouse: Off-grid Retreat
Shaded in a canopy of macrocarpa trees at the base of Mt Taranaki national park, The Treehouse is a grown-up childhood sanctuary. Built from recycled materials, a repurposed spiral staircase takes you up the multiple levels of The Treehouse to a secluded living space nestled between the trees. kick back in the canopy, swoop on the swings or shoot down the slide. This self-contained treehouse is powered by renewable energy and is only a short drive to New Plymouth, local beaches and the mountain.
Nov 14 – 21
$101 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 254 reviews
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Yurt in Te Anau
The O2 Yurt
Welcome to the O2 Yurt; brand-new, unique, five star accommodation in the heart of Fiordland in its own private, one-hectare meadow. The O2 is a designer, wool-insulated yurt and living complex; just for you two. Expect sustainable, high-end luxury; French linen, art, sculpture, heating, mood lighting, Italian shower room, decking, outdoor fire, BBQ ...and private outdoor bath. The unimpeded views of 1.2 million hectares of soaring mountains and giant wilderness lake is breathtaking.
Jun 24 – Jul 1
$171 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 320 reviews

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Lake access house rentals

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Home in Twizel
Mountain View Abode - Spectacular Views In Twizel
Oct 24 – 31
$249 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 105 reviews
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Home in Queenstown
Tom's House Queenstown. Award winning architecture
Aug 12 – 19
$464 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 154 reviews
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Home in Cromwell
Lakefront Tranquility Central Otago
Oct 24 – 31
$137 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 250 reviews
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Home in Wanaka
Te awa Lodge Riverside retreat
Jul 22 – 29
$250 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 103 reviews
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Home in Hamurana
Exit Lake Ridge view, Lux Villa 3bd2bth w/ HotTub
Oct 10 – 17
$440 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 115 reviews
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Home in Manapouri
The Bivy - Manapouri Lakefont
May 20 – 27
$69 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 282 reviews
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Home in Te Anau
Mountain Vista
Jul 28 – Aug 4
$156 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 114 reviews
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Home in Manapouri
Lakefront Luxury
Jul 30 – Aug 6
$178 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 115 reviews
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Home in Lake Tekapo
Designer Cabin | Lake Tekapo
May 23 – 30
$199 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 197 reviews
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Home in Mangawhai
Luxe at the Lake Mangawhai
Oct 4 – 11
$183 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 227 reviews
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Home in Lake Tekapo
Aldourie Lodge-Lake Tekapo, Boutique accommodation
May 5 – 12
$272 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 251 reviews
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Home in Hamurana
Stairway to Haven
Apr 21 – 28
$231 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 194 reviews

Lake access apartment rentals

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Apartment in Okere Falls
Tranquil Couples Retreat Rotorua- Okere Falls.
May 12 – 19
$131 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 390 reviews
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Apartment in Little River
SiloStay - one of it's kind in the world
Apr 28 – May 5
$108 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 266 reviews
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Apartment in Queenstown
Kikorangi |Free Parking|BBQ |AC
Feb 12 – 19
$298 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 167 reviews
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Apartment in Tekapo
Lakeview Tekapo
Aug 26 – 31
$217 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 302 reviews
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Apartment in Rotorua
Grandviews Apartment, Rotorua
Dec 17 – 24
$57 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 981 reviews
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Apartment in Lake Okareka
Lakeside - Loft by the Lake
Aug 12 – 19
$79 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 409 reviews
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Apartment in Taupo
Fantastic views, unique ambience, peaceful setting
May 31 – Jun 7
$104 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 287 reviews
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Apartment in Queenstown
Right on the Lake Front!
Jan 19 – 26
$427 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 105 reviews
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Apartment in Tikitere
At the Lake's Edge
Feb 4 – 11
$81 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 389 reviews
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Apartment in Queenstown
Lake front self-contained quality studio
Sep 24 – Oct 1
$150 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 370 reviews
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Apartment in Wanaka
A Little Piece of Paradise
May 25 – Jun 1
$171 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 133 reviews
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Apartment in Queenstown
Lucky #8 Penthouse
Jun 15 – 22
$380 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 587 reviews

Lake access cottage rentals

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Cottage in Okere Falls
The Love Shack Lake Rotoiti. Lake Edge Cottage.
Oct 26 – Nov 2
$170 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 348 reviews
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Cottage in Queenstown
Lakeside Maisonette - absolute lakefront
Aug 22 – 29
$213 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 214 reviews
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Cottage in Twizel
Kowhai Cottages - Rustic Charm & Stargazing Oasis
Sep 28 – Oct 5
$192 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 319 reviews
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Cottage in Ashburton
Lake Cottage , "Coniston" Ashburton
Jan 23 – 30
$54 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 607 reviews
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Cottage in Manapouri
Dusky Peaks Unit 2 (2 Bedroom)
Feb 4 – 11
$154 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 174 reviews
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Cottage in Kingston
Cottage on Wesney Terrace
May 8 – 15
$90 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 105 reviews
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Cottage in Taupo
Bach 63: Stunning Lake Views!
Jun 4 – 11
$128 per night
4.82 out of 5 average rating, 405 reviews
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Cottage in Kinloch
Whakaipo Cottage, tranquility, comfort and views
Nov 24 – Dec 1
$77 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 524 reviews
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Cottage in Queenstown
Karmalure lakefront cottage
Sep 22 – 29
$177 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 228 reviews
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Cottage in Ashwick Flat
Reopened 2023 - St Elmo's Cottage
May 20 – 27
$110 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 105 reviews
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Cottage in Lake Pukaki, Ben Ohau
Cosy Cottage Overlooking Lake Pukaki
Oct 3 – 10
$197 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 106 reviews
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Cottage in Te Anau
Thyme On The Terrace
Oct 3 – 10
$73 per night
4.84 out of 5 average rating, 547 reviews

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