16 August 2018 | Written by Scott Martin

10 Ski Escapes That Won’t Break The Bank – Wanaka

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We’re having a cracker of a Ski Season this Winter. With a month of solid snow still left, we want to make sure you hit the slopes this year before the snow melts away into Spring.

We’ve devised a list of some of our most visited Wanaka properties, to inspire you to get to the snow and enjoy all that the region has to offer!

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1) Lakeside Escape – Wanaka Holiday Bach

Lakeside Escape - Wanaka Holiday Bach

5 People | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | From $165 per night

Lakeside Escape is a 3 bedroom 1 bathroom Wanaka holiday bach. In a great location just metres from the lake this cosy bach is just the ticket for any family looking for their next lake getaway.

Head out to the sundeck and take in the amazing views of Lake Wanaka. This bach is perfectly situated, no more than 30 metres from the lakefront, and with a BBQ equipped the sundeck will be a popular hangout during warmer months for hosting classic Kiwi BBQ’s.

View the full listing for Lakeside Escape here


2) Bull Ridge Retreat – Wanaka Holiday Home

Bull Ridge Retreat - Wanaka Holiday Home

8 People | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $495 per night

Unwind in this immaculately presented house 5 minutes drive from the town centre. Soak up the lovely mountain views from the spa, relax in the sauna, or set out on adventure – there is plenty to explore nearby for those keen to keep active! There are 2 mountain bikes on site you are welcome to use with easy access to biking tracks, or take a scenic 40 minute lakefront walk to town. Alternatively, hit the slopes for days in the snow!

View the full listing for Bull Ridge Retreat here


3) Kirimoko Retreat – Wanaka Holiday Home

Kirimoko Retreat - Wanaka Holiday Home

8 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $235 per night

Kirimoko Retreat is a 3-bedroom 2-bathroom Wanaka holiday home with Wi-Fi. This beautifully presented, modern house offers an ideal spot to unwind in comfort, or step out for local cafes, shops, and adventure!

This Wanaka holiday home includes well-appointed open plan living, with everything you need for a relaxed holiday haven. The spacious kitchen and breakfast bar lend themselves well to family brunches, or snuggle up by the gas fireplace and watch TV or chat about the days events… The BBQ makes a perfect addition to your summer stay.

View the full listing for Kirimoko Retreat here


4) Wanaka Haven – Wanaka Holiday Home

Wanaka Haven - Wanaka Holiday Home

7 People | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $260 per night

Wanaka Haven is a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom Wanaka holiday home with Wi-Fi. Enjoying fantastic indoor/outdoor living with peaceful mountain vistas, this modern home away form home is an ideal base for a Queenstown Lakes escape!

This Wanaka holiday home includes well presented open plan living. The fireplace is perfect for romantic winter hideaways, and easy outdoor flow ensures relaxed al fresco summers… The private, fully fenced section offers an ideal set up for BBQ’s with your group – keep cool in the shade, or soak up the sun!

View the full listing for Wanaka Haven here


5) Stonebrook Haven – Wanaka Holiday Home

Stonebrook Haven - Wanaka Holiday Home

4+4 People | 4 Bedrooms | 2+1 Bathrooms | From $225 per night

Wanaka’s lakefront is less than a 5 minutes stroll away, and further 10 minutes along the lake’s edge you’ll find yourself at the famous “That Wanaka Tree” for that picture perfect snap. Spend the day on the slopes, with Cadrona just an 11 minute drive away, and Treble Cone only 25 minutes away. This convenient location makes Stonebrooke Haven the perfect base for your group’s next ski adventure!

View the full listing for Stonebrook Haven here


6) Willowridge Escape – Wanaka Holiday Home

Willowridge Escape - Wanaka Holiday Home

8 People | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | From $285 per night

Positioned to capture stunning mountain views, step through the front door to bright open plan living and modern kitchen, including all the essentials. With carpet under your feet throughout and plenty of heating your group can relax indoors all year round. Set yourself up at the breakfast bar with your favourite cuppa or step through the sliding doors onto the sun drenched patio, fire up the BBQ and enjoy al fresco dining.

View the full listing for Willowridge Escape here


7) Lakeview Heights – Wanaka Holiday Home

Lakeview Heights - Wanaka Holiday Home

10 People | 5 Bedrooms | 4+1 Bathrooms | From $360 per night

This multi-level home includes well appointed open plan living as you enter the home on the upper level and 5 spacious bedrooms, with everything you need on hand for a comfortable stay. Unwind indoors with ample heating available to keep you warm in the winter months, or enjoy the seamless indoor/outdoor flow onto the large sun filled deck in the warmer months. This is an excellent spot to fire up the BBQ and dine alfresco while taking in the peaceful lake and mountain setting.

View the full listing for Lakeview Heights here


8) Albert Town Oasis – Only 5 Minutes From Wanaka

Albert Town Oasis - Only 5 Minutes From Wanaka

6+1 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathroom | From $200 per night

Boasting 3 spacious and fully carpeted bedrooms, this new house will ensure your group stays cosy all year round. In addition the master bedroom has a walk-in-wardrobe for those longer stays. The open plan living area includes a modern and stylish interior, and the breakfast bar looking out to the surrounding mountain views is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee.

View the full listing for Albert Town Oasis here


9) Central Sweetie – Wanaka Holiday Home

Central Sweetie - Wanaka Holiday Home

6 People | 3+1 Bedrooms | 1+1 Bathrooms | From $175 per night

This Wanaka holiday home includes a warm and welcoming lounge room, including a wood-burning fireplace for romantic winter hideaways. The spacious kitchen and dining area are ideal for a self-catered stay, while the well-equipped patio is the perfect option for sunny al fresco afternoons!

View the full listing for Central Sweetie here


10) Picture Perfect – Wanaka Holiday Home

Picture Perfect - Wanaka Holiday Home

8 People | 4 Bedrooms | 2+1 Bathrooms | From $285 per night

Upstairs at this Wanaka accommodation, bedroom 1 enjoys stunning views and is fitted with a king bed. Bedroom 2 has a king single bed. Downstairs, bedroom 3 includes a queen bed plus a king single. Bedroom 4 is fitted with a double bunk set with a single on top, as well as a king single bed. For comfortable holiday living, there is a bathroom on each floor at Picture Perfect.

View the full listing for Picture Perfect here


Plan your next ski holiday before the ski season is over!

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