Welcome to Matariki
Matariki: the start of the Maori New year. A time of remembrance of the past, celebrating of the present, and looking to the future – everything this stunning private villa stands for.
Perched on Queenstown Hill, only a 7 minute drive from Queenstown Airport and a 2 minute drive or 8 minute walk from the heart of Queenstown, Matariki is an entertainer’s heaven.
Pull up at Matariki and take advantage of the double garage and double park driveway – perfect for a group of friends or a large family travelling together.
Space to sleep up to 12 guests
Spread across three main floors, Matariki offers space and privacy for up to 12 guests. Through the front door and up the first flight of stairs lies six king bedroom suites. Three of the bedroom’s suites are lake facing, including one master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. On waking up, guests are treated to dreamy lake and mountain views giving the feeling like they're living in a water colour painting. The remaining three bedrooms, including the second master with ensuite bathroom are rear facing, opening out to a private adjoining terrace laced in native flora and fauna. Beyond the two master ensuite bathrooms, the remaining four bedrooms share two bathrooms, with an additional powder room on the top floor.
An entertainer’s heaven
Continuing up to the second floor, the large open plan dining area, kitchen, and two lounge areas offer the perfect setting to entertain guests. Finished with beautiful natural tones and soothing blue and green hues that reflect the mountain and lake views, this property feels at home in its surroundings. With panoramic windows stretching the length of the villa, it makes the front lounge the perfect spot to curl up with a book or simply get lost in Queenstown landscape.
Adjacent to the front lounge is the formal dining area complete with side bar – perfect for those pre-dinner or digestif cocktails following a private chef dinner. Only a few stairs away lies a large open kitchen complete with a floating breakfast bar. Perfect for enjoying that morning espresso.
To the right of the kitchen, guests will be fooled by what looks like a large pantry. Through this secret door lies a hidden media room offering the ultimate hideaway for the kids to relax with a movie after an adventurous day in Queenstown. Or even a space for adults to retreat to for a Netflix binge.
In front of the kitchen and back-to-back with the front lounge – separated by an indoor fireplace, lies the second lounge. This lounge is rear facing and features large retractable doors leading to a second outdoor terrace. Complete with Schist stonework fireplace and outdoor seating, it offers the perfect slice of privacy on Queenstown Hill.
Wine, dine, and discover Queenstown
The location of Matariki means Queenstown’s finest bars, restaurants, cocktail bars, boutique stores, and adventure activities really are on your doorstep. We’d recommend leaving the cars parked at home in the double garage and taking the leisurely stroll into town – we can also provide a private chauffeur or transfer to your chosen destination.
Let our travel designers and our little black book of expert local guides show you the best that Queenstown has to offer. From private wine tours to meeting the makers or perhaps even a remote mountain top picnic or bespoke guided hike, Touch of Spice can make ‘it’ happen.
Bedroom 1 - King Bed with Ensuite Bathroom (lake views)
Bedroom 2 - King Bed with Ensuite Bathroom (private terrace)
Bedroom 3 - King Bed with Shared Bathroom (lake views)
Bedroom 4 - King Bed with Shared Bathroom (lake views)
Bedroom 5 - King Bed with Shared Bathroom (private terrace)
Bedroom 6 - King Bed with Shared Bathroom (private terrace)
***Rate based on 12 guests. Season dates, rates and minimum night stay requirements may apply. Please contact one of our team for accurate availability and quotes***
Features & Amenities
- Cinema/media room
- Indoor Fire
- Outdoor Fire
- Outdoor Seating
- Laundry Facilities
- Coffee Machine
- Ski Storage
- Air Conditioning
- Underfloor Heating
- Garage Parking
- Central Location
- Lake & Mountain Views
Arrival cheese platter & wine
Welcome basket including fresh local produce
Tea & coffee
Robes & slippers
Bathroom lotions & potions
Mid-stay clean and linen change on stays of 5 nights or more
Daily servicing available at additional cost