The Dacha is a luxury villa in a secluded location overlooking Lake Wanaka on New Zealand's South Island, an ideal base for families and private groups


The Dacha offers an exclusive private villa stay overlooking Lake Wanaka on New Zealand's South Island, about an hour's drive from Queenstown. Accommodating up to 14 guests in the main residence, the Dacha includes a generous Master Suite and two Guest Suites each featuring King beds, plus two Bunk Rooms that can be configured for up to four people. A stand-alone bedroom studio is also available for large groups needing additional accommodation. The Dacha offers indoor and outdoor communal spaces with spectacular lake and mountain views. Guests are welcome to make the most of the professional-grade kitchen, with customised gourmet meal hampers and private chefs able to be arranged. For year-round comfort, the residence features geothermal underfloor heating, a swimming pool and an outdoor spa. Its secluded lakeside location makes it an ideal retreat for families or private groups looking for privacy. The Dacha is only minutes away from the centre of Wanaka, with private transfer service available on request. Walk into Luxury can tailor your stay with private guides and activity options to suit your needs.

The Dacha Wanaka Verandah
The Dacha Wanaka Master Bed
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What's Included
  • Welcome and residence orientation on arrival
  • Luxury robes and slippers
  • Pantry and select breakfast provisions, plus tea and coffee-making amenities
  • Fruit bowl and fresh flowers
  • Mid-stay clean and linen change for bookings of five nights or more
  • Extra meal provisions, private chefs and drivers can also be arranged (fees apply)
3Getting here
Location & Access

The Dacha is located five minutes by road from Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island. Access from Wanaka airport (15 minutes by road) or Queenstown airport (just over an hour by road). Please enquire for private transfer options.

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What You Need to Know
Suitable For

Families, private and corporate groups

Best Nearby Walk

Rob Roy Glacier Walk is our favourite, or discover a scenic lakeside trail from the property

Best Nearby Park

Mt Aspiring National Park

Best Food & Wine Experience

A barbeque with Central Otago wines on the outdoor deck overlooking Lake Wanaka

Best Place for Relaxation

The spa with a glass or two of Pinot Noir


Year-round, subject to availability

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