The Dacha

The living area of The Dacha main lodge consists of an open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge area. This 177 sqm living area features a soaring 4.8 metre vaulted ceiling and clerestory window to create a sense of space and light enhancing the view before you.

The lounge has an impressive schist clad fireplace which in winter casts an ambient glow over the comfortable lounging options with the mountains dominating the horizon across the lake. A perfect environment for guests to relax and share stories with a drink in hand by firelight.

In summer the wall of glass bi-fold doors can be opened, allowing the inside of the home to flow seamlessly out onto the large outside deck giving stunning 180 degree views of Lake Wanaka and the mountains beyond.

The extensive decking to enjoy the scenery is complemented by The Lookout, a schist paved outdoor social area with seating giving guests panoramic views of the lake and mountains. The Lookout will quickly become the natural meeting spot for morning coffee, wine and cheese afternoons or cocktail hour.

The Dacha living areas feature:

  • A professional grade kitchen equipped with Miele appliances and fully resourced galley
  • A dining area seating up to twelve for a formal dinner
  • A  completely covered outdoor room with large commercial grade stainless steel BBQ. Dependent on weather conditions, this room can be turned “alfresco” via the large glass sliding doors. When fully enclosed it offers a spacious second living area with a comfortable lounge suite, large open fire place and pizza oven
  • A design to ensure all access points, corridors and internal/external doors are fully wheelchair accessible

Facilities include:

  • Heated swimming pool in summer
  • Spa with jet massage
  • Geothermal underfloor heating 
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi and broadband internet access
  • Sonos sound system and docking station
  • Fully equipped laundry
  • Drying room with heated boot rack (for tramping or skiing)
  • Library, DVD collection and board games
  • Extensive private gardens
  • Covered outdoor parking 
  • International art collection

Lounge & DIning

Outdoor Room

Master Suite

The master suite is located in the east wing of the house with a king-size bed facing out over the lake.

The suite comprises a generous sized bedroom complemented by a full walk-in wardrobe leading through to the spacious marble and tile ensuite.

The bathroom features a large, deep bathtub, with complimentary Nellie Tier aromatherapy bath products and separate his and her vanities. There is also a large separate walk-in shower complete with powerful rain head that opens onto an enclosed courtyard garden.

For those needing to mix business with pleasure, there is a separate office area to allow you to work in peace, complete with printer and complimentary high speed wi-fi.

Master Suite

Master Bathroom

The Guest Wing

The guest wing is found at the Western end of The Dacha, with four bedrooms and a central living area. It provides a perfect hideaway space for guests, friends travelling together, or younger family members to have their own oasis.

Two identical King ensuite guest rooms, “The Charlotte” & “The Georgia”, are beautifully appointed with large stylish bathrooms and spacious walk-in wardrobes.

Two further bunk rooms provide a range of sleeping configurations to suit your party’s needs. Each room contains two sleeping platforms which can be configured to provide either a total of four King Single beds, or alternatively two Super King beds. These bunkrooms share a gorgeous bathroom and private separate shower.

All bedrooms are all dressed in luxury linens and sumptuous duvets and pillows.
All bathrooms contain heated towel rails, complimentary Nellie Tier toiletries, hairdryer and fluffy white bathrobes.

Guest Lounge

Bunkroom (1 of 2 identical rooms)

Guestroom #1 – “The Georgia”

The Georgia boasts its own panoramic vista over the Lake, and features a king-size bed with luxury ensuite, complemented by walk-in wardrobe, a writing desk and reading chair.


Guestroom #1 – “The Georgia”

Guestroom #2 – “The Charlotte”

The Charlotte mirrors Guest Bedroom #1, and too boasts its own panoramic vista over the Lake. The Charlotte also features a king-size bed with luxury ensuite, complemented by walk-in wardrobe, a writing desk and reading chair.

Guestroom #2 – “The Charlotte”

In the guest wing there are four bedrooms clustered around a cosy snug – The Georgia, The Charlotte, and 2x Bunkrooms. This wing has its own private entry, and the Guestrooms can be made available as separate accommodation.