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Reviewed August 14, 2011

This turned out to be an ideal setting for a vacation stay. The location was fantastic. This unique straw bale cottage was in a very quiet setting, just a 5 min. walk to Lake Hayes, a 20 min drive to Queenstown (nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown) and about a 15 min. drive to Arrowtown. The cottage contained a bedroom with a very comfortable queen size bed, sofa, tv, decent size bathroom with shower (no tub), large combination living area with sofa,coffee table, tv, stereo equip. and small fully equipped kitchen. I found the cottage to be very well equipped and also appreciated the eggs, milk and wonderful cookies that were provided by Lee and Jaap. Both Lee and Jaap were very welcoming and helpful in providing recommendations for the area. The cottage feels very private even though it is next door to the main house as it is separated by a large hedge. The wifi was somewhat spotty. I had better luck with it if I was sitting outside.
There is a small patio area outside the cottage, unfortunately we were unable to use it as it had spider webs and was quite dirty. Despite that, I would still highly recommend Tussock cottage.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tpolisher
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Reviewed October 15, 2009

We would recommend this lovely cottage to anyone who loves nature. It is an idylic situation with a wonderful walk round the lake. Lee and Jaap are great hosts and we were really looked after. The accommodation was comfortable and clean with everything you need. We just wished we could have stayed longer.
Thanks very much Lee with love from Ross, Janet and Heather (from Scotland)
Sorry its taken me so long to get round to writing this! We are busy running a similar business and its taken a broken ankle for me to catch up!!
Hope to see you again Lee and Jaap. You are doing a fantastic job.

Stayed: February 2009, travelled with family
Thank jennyhall
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Reviewed August 2, 2009

Enjoyed a fantastic week, excellent spot with the lake right on your doorstep. Lovely cottage- better than the website pictures. Great hosts with thoughtful extras (enjoyed the free range eggs & shortbread). Would strongly recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank CaptainsAuckland
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Reviewed March 28, 2009

Jaap and Lee have created a most interesting and comfortable cottage. Every possible need had been catered for ,including coming in to fresh produce from their garden. The delightful surrounds of the garden and driftwood sculptures were a reflection of Lee and Jaap's creative abilities.We thrived on their exceptionally warm hospitality and rapport. They were always open in sharing their local knowledge and experiences. We enjoyed a very happy evening dining with them but at all times our privacy was respected. The situation of the cottage by the lake was perfect .The whole experience made our stay there one of the most unique holidays we have had, either in NZ or anywhere else in the world. We look forward to returning as soon as we know our dates.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed February 22, 2009

My husband and I stayed at Tussock Cottage in Nov - and will be back. Normally on our visits to Queenstown we would stay in the town but friends recommended we stay at Tussock Cottage. It is an absolutely gorgeous wee place in a fantastic location. Really close to the lake so we were able to walk to the lake for a swim . Minutes drive away from Millbrook (the world famous golf resort) so we were also able to easily enjoy the facilities here and of Arrowtown. Lee and Jaap the hosts were extremely welcoming - nothing was too much trouble and their local knowledge is second to none. The cottage had the most comfortable bed and the linen was devine and beleive me I am fussy about linen!!! Cottage has a separate lounge with TV etc and a wee kitchenette. There is also a private outdoor area for the summer months. We looking forward to going back for a winter stay as cottage is ideally located to ski coronet peak and Cadrona

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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