"We had a wonderful time during our stay at Highview Retreat. As the name suggests the views are amazing, and the house is well placed halfway between Frankton and Queenstown. It was ideal for our large family group, comprising 2 units that join together in a well designed way to make one large well appointed, warm, comfortable home. We were 4 couples with 6 children, and the house could not have been any more perfect. With its 2 large kitchen/dining areas (each with 8-10 seat dining setting) and spacious, comfortable lounges it had more than enough room to accommodate us all. There are lots of en-suites, shared bathrooms and laundries so there was never any pressure on the facilities. An outdoor setting, BBQ, spa tub and open fire were great little extras on top. Overall we found it a perfect place to stay during our Queenstown adventure!" Matt April 2019
"An amazing location - we had a lot of family visit from the UK for mine and my partner's wedding and this house was perfect in every way. Enough room for us not to be treading on each other's toes - INCREDIBLE views AND a hot tub! Loved the fact that there were two large kitchen areas and the bedrooms were all of good size. We maxed the house out numbers wise and it was still more than comfortable. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend." Rebecca B Feb 2018
"This property is absolutely stunning. The location and size was absolutely perfect for the group of people we had. Have already booked it again we loved it so much!" Alana N Nov 2017
"Fantastic place for extended families to stay together. Everyone had their own space. Kitchen was well equipped, plenty of firewood, lovely spa and comfortable beds. Far enough out of the busyness of the city but also extremely close to all amenities. Amazing views from most of the rooms. Lovely and warm. Great." M Cooper Aug 2017
"Great property for big groups. 7 bedrooms but also lots of living areas to spread out in as well. Each ensuite room was spacious and seemed private and insulated from general noise. Nice wood fire in winter and spa with a view." V Lau July 2017
"Really close to both the airport and town. A lovely view. Perfect for 9 of us girls who were having a weekend away." Natalie B June 2017
"Amazing amazing amazing! Excellent location and catered to all of our needs. Would highly recommend we had a wonderful stay" Shandi W May 2017
"Everything was exactly as expected and our group had a great time." Tim I May 2017
"This house is amazing. A beautiful property that is very well thought out and what incredible views!!! We hired both apartments for a big family holiday to make it into one big house. It was very spacious and fitted all of us in very comfortably (17 of us). We never felt on top of each other. We thoroughly recommend this property and would very much love to visit again one day in the future." Rosie G. January 2017
"Loved the place, perfect fore a large group. Couldn't have asked for a better place". Ryan C. December 2016
"Highview Retreat house was so nice, clean and can accommodate big group like ours. The house is overlooking Lake Wakatipu. Complete amenities like bbq/ grill, spa pool, washing machine and dryer among others. Me and my friends had a lovely stay." Anna A. December 2016
"Spacious property, warm secure, bright and wonderful views of Lake Whakapitu. Kitchen's well plenished, lounge and dining room seating very adequate. Highly recommended location." Lynne M. Nov 2016
"Absolutely fabulous home, location is spectacular and Fiona was always prompt and very helpful. We will be recommending this property and we will be back soon !! Thank you :))" Elena G. July 16
"Fantastic location and amenities, warm, well appointed, amazing views and the spa pool! Was great having 7 couples altogether as opposed to being separated if we had booked hotel rooms". Priscilla B. June 2016
"Fantastic place to stay, we had 5 families (17 people). Highview is a great set up for a big group. Having the 2 Kitchens and Lounges gives everyone a bit of space. Great facilities and the outdoor spa pool was magic. Thank you." Fi H. May 2016
"What an amazing house! Very clean, good communication from manager and a view to die for! My friends and I loved staying here and wish we could stay on longer- will be back!! Luxury at it's best!!" Namrata P, April 2016
"The house is well set up with amazing views. There were 14 of us staying ranging in ages from 4 to 84 years and there was room for us all to relax and enjoy ourselves. Everyone had a great time. " Debbie D March 2016
"Highview Retreat deserves the five stars rating I'm giving it. We were a group of 12 and rented both sections of the property. We used six of the seven bedrooms, all of which were in excellent condition. The whole property has a feeling of light and spaciousness, and exceeded our expectation. In addition, I must compliment the handling of the booking by Fiona. All aspects of the administration were handled quickly, and professionally. My only regret was that our stay was only for two days... we wished we'd been able to stay longer! Overall, very happy to recommend Highview Retreat to others." Mark Portlock, Feb 2016
"Highview Retreat is a beautiful home which suited our holiday needs perfectly! Perfect position, well presented, very contemporary and spotlessly clean! I also found Fiona very obliging and helpful with any concerns I had!
I certainly would recommend Highview Retreat to my friends in the future!" Yvette Brown Oct 2015
"The house really was spot on, with so many family members having the ability to spend so much time together being all in the same area versus being in a hotel and having to have meeting spots etc, it worked perfectly !" Garry Burgess,Sept 2015
"Thank you for such a wonderful stay in your gorgeous property, and for all your help with the esky and cooler bag. It was such a big help. We'll be sure to recommend Highview to all our friends as we often travel together in large groups for ski trips!" Jacqueline P, Sept 2015
"Such a great house for a large group - very comfortable and well equipped, with plenty of living space to have some "quiet time" if you need it! Location was good, out of the busy town center but close enough for a quick drive into town if needed. And waking up to the spectacular view across the lake to the Remarkables each morning is reason enough alone to book Highview Retreat :) Fiona was a pleasure to deal with throughout the booking process and the stay itself. Definitely recommend for anyone looking to house a large group in Queenstown." Em Pearce,Sept 2015
"Beautiful property in a prime location with 180 degree magnificent views over Lake Wakatipu. Would highly recommend to families to share for quality time together." Marilyn Sayers, February 2015
"A huge thankyou for letting us stay in this slice of luxury!!! Everyone in our group (16 of us) fell in love with the place and didn't want to leave. A perfect place for a group of this size - we will be back :)"
Natalie B, Southland, December 2014
"We recently celebrated our Fathers 70th at Highview and it was fantastic weekend. As a family of 12 spanning 4 generations, Highview provided us a very cost effective option and allowed us to enjoy a more personal, family oriented weekend – including our birthday celebration meal at the house. We were all able to comfortably share the house while still having our privacy and space when needed. The view over the lake and mountains was amazing – one you wish you could wake up to every day! We would highly recommend Highview for groups of family or friends who might want their own space but to also come together under the same roof to celebrate – it has the perfect setup."
Ganley Family, Auckland, December 2014
"Thank you so much Fiona and Peter for allowing our team to stay at your beautiful home. The views were amazing. We were in Awe of the setting."
Ellyna Fidow, Auckland, December 2014.
"Fantastic house in Queenstown!!!!We stayed for our first family holiday and it more than comfortably took 12 people. Every family had their own bathroom and the kids(and the adults) all had room to relax and play without disturbing each other. I highly recommend this house and will definitely be back for another visit with friends."
Sonia Robinson, Australia, August 2014
"We really loved our stay at Highview Retreat! It is such a great house for large groups - top quality, beautiful view and great location" Lara Charles, Wellington,August 2014