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  • "Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality. I had such a wonderful stay and enjoyed every moment, from the blazing fire, to the hot tub, to the cycle into town along those beautiful tracks."

    Jennifer, Pakistan

  • "Simply amazing lodge. Thanks so much for all the great hospitality. It made our trip."

    Troy, USA

  • "Congratulations on building such a wonderful place. You've put a lot of effort into the details and it makes the whole experience very special. Good luck with the place."

    Cam Adams, Melbourne, Australia

  • "Lush Place! To wake up with that view! Ride all day and great kiwi wines! Yeah tough to leave!"

    Kate Hamilton, Melbourne, Australia

  • "Thank you for a beautiful stay! We appreciate your kindness and hospitality. The hunters loved the port glasses (sippers)."

    Bill & Jackie, USA

  • "Thank you for everything!! You guys have a beautiful place. It was very relaxing and there were plenty of things to do. We will definitely be back."

    B. Lemre, USA

  • "Thank you so much for you spectacular hospitality this week. Here's to a stunning, successful new venture."

    Tina & Grant, Christchurch, NZ

  • "Thank you for a beautiful time. Your place is breath-taking, the beauty it has shines in both of you. I call you my friend, thanks for all you have done for us and if you ever come to the USA, please look us up. God bless you both and your beautiful country."

    Ranai & Greg, USA

  • "Had an awesome time! Great accommodation. We haven't stayed at any place with as much hospitality and welcoming us in like it was our own home. Good luck to Lime Tree Lodge and hope to re-visit you again."

    J. Johnson, USA

  • "We had a great time and the food and hospitality was wonderful. Thanks for all your kindness. We appreciated your help and thoughtfulness when I came off the mountain sick. Thanks for everything."

    Phil, USA

  • John, USA

  • "My partner and I plus 2 friends from Australia spent a few days at Mantells. Words cannot describe how spacious and luxurious the apartments are, or do justice to the many features of this special place. We ate gourmet food prepared in the fabulous kitchen and sipped local Pinot Noir by the roaring open fire at night. We then watched the mega screen projection TV in Apartment 1 and ended the day in the romantic upstairs bath with its ever changing light show and the flicker of candles. The apartment is so perfect and the views so stunning that you won't want to leave."

    Meredith & Roger, Melbourne, Australia

  • "Thank you again for your kind hospitality and the personal interest you showed in assisting us on our adventures - that's what made Riverrun special for us. We really appreciated your advice and guidance. As near as possible to paradise on earth!"

    Daniel, USA

  • "We loved it here! A perfect place for us. We really enjoyed your company."

    Peter & Julie, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

  • "This stay has been the highlight of our visit so far. Your hospitality, the accommodation and the breakfast were great. Thank you for making us feel at home. We wished we could have stayed longer. We will be back."

    June & Annie, Boston, MA

  • "A lovely place to stay in a lovely country. We hope to come back for longer. The breakfast was delicious, a perfect beginning to the day."

    Simonetta & Andrea, Siena, Italy

  • "We were so spoilt at Tiritiri that the rest of our honeymoon found it hard to compete. You made our time with you incredibly special, so that Tiritiri and Wanaka now hold a very special place in our hearts and memories. We look forward to being able to come back for a repeat visit. In the meantime, we're singing your praises to all our friends."

    Alex, BC, Canada

  • "10 days of magic! What an amazing house! We had a wonderful family Christmas in Wanaka. The architecture, beautiful views, luxury fittings throughout; the beds, the bathrooms, the furnishings and art - all lovely."

    Richards family, Australia

  • "A large family group of 16 persons, stayed at this wonderful holiday home. It's huge, clean and well equipped, not to mention the beautiful views looking out from living room and kitchen. All of us liked it very much!"

    Jonathon, UK

  • "The Brownstown Street property was perfect for 8 of us, very comfortable, beds excellent, and the location to town meant an easy walk. The staff at Release Wanaka are first class, there is nothing they can't do, but more important it is their attitude, always friendly, always willing to assist, nothing too small, great customer Service. We would use them again for sure."

    Brad, Melbourne, Australia

  • "What a truly magical place! 16 Thompson's spent a week here over New Year 2016/17, to celebrate our Papa Wal's 70th Birthday. We found everything we could ever want and more. An idyllic place, surrounded by nature, style and relaxed luxury. No one wanted to leave! Thank you for everything and sharing this magnificent property and thanks to your team for a very warm welcome and looking after us along the way." "Thankyou for sharing your magnificent house for our family celebrations and holiday. I like swimming in your pool and spa. See you next time - Neve Thompson, 7 years old" "Thank you NZ, thank you for having us - Esta, 5 years old"

    Pat, Loyd, Neve & Esta, Australia

  • "A perfect place to spend Christmas 2016, our families together. Thank you for sharing your home, it's utterly beautiful. We have enjoyed an idyllic four days and wish it were longer. One day we will be back"

    Families Britz and Buchanan, UK and USA

  • "Thank you for sharing your wonderfully well considered and beautiful property with our extended family for our Papa Wal's 70th Birthday celebrations. We had a magical week exploring the surrounds and sublime nature. We will be back! Best Wishes for 2017 for you all."

    Jimmy Thompson & Angie Borges Rodrigues,

  • "Release Wanaka were very professional and provided expert services plus excellent suggestions and advice. They provided a wealth of information on Wanaka and the environs and their local knowledge and superb organisation greatly facilitated the planning of our holiday. They also organised various events and private catering in addition to taking care of a myriad of details. Release Wanaka and their staff were very friendly and hospitable and kept in touch with us during or stay, checking up on things and providing information and suggestions on local activities, wineries and restaurants. I would have no hesitation in recommending Release Wanaka based on my experience of their services."

    Wally, Perth, Austarlia

  • "Modern new holiday retreat with all the amenties and with simply brilliant views. Wow, from the minute we walked in we knew we had landed in a very special place. We encountered a modern brand new holiday retreat with all the amenties and with simply brilliant views. We had 4 in our party, and were "swimming" in this spacious house. It can easily cater for a lot more with the 4 bedrooms. A lockup garage worked well for me as I could ride straight out and be on the mountain bike trails that are just 30 metres away behind the house. From there you could explore each valley on the extensive MTB trails. We cooked every second night in the well equiped kitchen and took in the brilliant views morning noon and evening. A special place that we would love to try to get back to soon."

    Andy L, Australia

  • "Modern and wonderfully styled house that is located in a wonderfully quiet and scenic part of Wanaka. Away from the bustle of town and placed in a quiet court that has ample parking for those travelling with a load. This house features possible the most amazing beds I have ever slept on as well as wonderfully modern fittings & bathrooms and well equipped kitchen! Upstairs boasts a gorgeous living area and heated balcony area that looks out over the local mountain ranges (best enjoyed at sunset). I would happily recommend this place to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Wanaka :)"

    Joshua,

  • "The Release Wanaka team were fantastic and made our stay very relaxed and easy to manage with a large group. The accommodation was first rate and would not hesitate to recommend Release Wanaka to others, although certainly take heed of the warning to book well in advance."

    Shaun, Australia

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - we were met by Andrea, who was lovely and provided us with great recommendations for places to eat in town and a wonderful welcome package! The apartment was clean, the kitchen was functional (and came with coffee!), and the views of the lake were spectacular."

    Shana, New Zealand

  • "We had a great time in Wanaka. Georgie & Nick were fantastic! The house in Infinity drive was superb. We really enjoyed our time there. All the activities that Georgie organised for us were amazing. It was great fun for us and the kids!"

    Alessandra, Switzerland

  • ".....The views were stunning and the property excellent and of a high calibre! A great place for a family group and loved the al fresco BBQ area as the kitchen area can be opened up to a great entertaining area! All the facilities were exceptional - spa etc and entertainment room ! The sound system was brilliant and it was clear that every box was ticked when designing this property . It was beautifully equipped and space and storage was superb ! ......"

    Tina & Richard, New Zealand

  • "Our family and friends loved the home we stayed in during our vacation in Wanaka, it was spacious, modern, clean and had all the supplies we needed. The team at Release Wanaka was the best, responded promptly to emails, met us at check in and provided us with recommendations around town. Will definitely work with them again when we come back!"

    Karen, New Zealand

  • "I can not say enough about how positive my experience was with Release Wanaka, the support I received from Andrea went well beyond what I expected. The accommodation was incredible and I would not hesitate to recommend Release Wanaka to anyone travelling to beautiful Wanaka."

    Toni, Auckland

  • "We would like to thank Release Wanaka very much for having the amazing house on Infinity Drive available for hire. The house was so perfect. Our daughter was married at the weekend and the house was homely, comfortably appointed and provided plenty of space for us all. The Master bedroom was an amazing spot for the bride dress pics and also the hall. The house was very clean and we greatly appreciated the little bottles of sauce, spices and extras that were available to use. The beds were super comfortable and bathrooms of a high quality. The views are outstanding and there is plenty of parking available. The lady that met us was extremely helpful and provided a lovely bag of goodies. Thanks so very much

    Sarah & Bill, New Zealand

  • "We would like to thank Release Wanaka very much for having the amazing house on Infinity Drive available for hire. The house was so perfect. Our daughter was married at the weekend and the house was homely, comfortably appointed and provided plenty of space for us all. The Master bedroom was an amazing spot for the bride dress pics and also the hall. The house was very clean and we greatly appreciated the little bottles of sauce, spices and extras that were available to use. The beds were super comfortable and bathrooms of a high quality. The views are outstanding and there is plenty of parking available. The lady that met us was extremely helpful and provided a lovely bag of goodies. Thanks so very much"

    Sarah & Bill, New Zealand

  • "I just wanted to say a special thank you for everything you have done to help our wedding and family time be so enjoyable and special. We all had such an amazing time at Horseshoe Bend (despite the rain) and no one wanted to go home! Thank you for helping things get set up and run so smoothly, you truly have made it so easy. Thank you for sharing in our excitement too!"

    Libby & Tom, New Zealand

  • "We had a great stay in Wanaka. Both houses were excellent as were the small touches like the bags of goodies, food etc in the fridges and your local insights. I expect that we will be back next year."

    James, Australia

  • "We had a great stay at our Release house in Wanaka. A modern place, a few minutes drive to Wanaka township. We were there over New Years, and Wanaka gets pretty busy for a week or two, but it was far enough away to escape traffic etc. The ‘Monkey Farm’ cafe/bar is a short walk, so I’d start my day over a coffee and chat to friendly locals. Great beds, great bathrooms, big modern kitchen, fireplace etc. Brilliant. Thanks to the Release team for great service, warm welcome and an easy check in."

    Graham, NZ

  • "The property was amazing! Those views made the trip! Loved the house and everything about it. Would definitely be back if we could justify the cost. We were particularly impressed by the range of properties you had and thought Georgie did a fantastic job of dealing with our booking and finding us suitable properties at late notice."

    Lesley, Australia

  • "The property was amazing! Those views made the trip! Loved the house and everything about it. Would definitely be back if we could justify the cost. We were particularly impressed by the range of properties you had and thought Georgie did a fantastic job of dealing with our booking and finding us suitable properties at late notice."

    Lesley, Australia

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Release Wanaka - Aurum, we felt welcome and very well looked after by you. We found your communication clear and always very friendly and we received any help we asked for. There is really nothing we can think of in terms of improvement potential. Thank you very much, we hope to see you again here in Wanaka in the future."

    Karl & Angela, Germany

  • "Exceptionally high quality places to stay, in terms of location, views, facilities, finish, and service. Would stay again."

    Ayo, USA

  • "Exceptionally high quality places to stay, in terms of location, views, facilities, finish, and service. Would stay again."

    Ayo, USA

  • "Exceptionally high quality places to stay, in terms of location, views, facilities, finish, and service. Would stay again."

    Ayo, USA

  • "What a brilliant stay we have had as a family here. The house worked perfectly for us and we have really enjoyed some unexpected skiing and all activities offering in Wanaka. Love, love, love the house and will consider coming again if we cannot go overseas next year. It was the best Plan B we could ever think of. Please thank the owners for sharing their beautiful house with us."

    Bev, New Zealand

  • "The stay, as always was amazing. Such a great house with perfect features in a truly amazing location."

    Dan, New Zealand

  • "We loved staying here, it is close to town, the open plan living/kitchen area is great for small groups or large. A real cook’s kitchen with HEAPS of storage and bench space and top notch appliances. The bedrooms are so nicely furnished and super comfortable. The house is easy to heat and also warmed by the sun. Outdoor spaces and furniture is generous & there's plenty of parking. The views are expansive and ever changing. Handy to walking tracks. Walk to town, no problem. Great smart TVs. It has everything you need for a relaxing stay."

    Alison, NZ

  • "We had the pleasure of staying 3 nights in Lakeshore which is beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. The place is spacious, homely, has amazing views and is very close to town. We wish we could have stayed a lot longer and will be back. Thanks for also making the check-in process and everything so easy."

    Kacey, NZ

  • "We have just had a marvellous stay at Stackbrae. This truly was luxurious and every single thing we needed! The house is brand new, modern & extremely private. The spa pool was an amazing bonus to our extremely comfortable stay. The linen was amazing, and the house was all set up for our arrival. We highly recommend a stay in this amazing property! 10/10! Thank you Release."

    Rachael, NZ

  • “We stayed at Lakeshore in August for 6 nights for our family skiing holiday. As soon as you walk in it was 'wow this place is gorgeous'. We loved the fact that we could walk to town in less than 2 minutes and the playground across the road was also a hit. The kitchen has everything you need and you can’t beat the views from the main bedroom. The beds were so big and comfy and the kids loved the spa bath in the main ensuite. The balcony has fantastic views to sit out on and watch the action on the water. After a hard day skiing it was so easy to put the skis and boots into the drying room in the garage. I would recommend this place to both couples and families. We can’t wait to have another holiday back here again!”

    Katie & Jaime, NZ

  • “We absolutely loved our stay at the luxurious Lake Edge apartment. We are a family of 6 and it was spacious and beautiful. The view of the lake from the master bedroom is nothing short of magic. Thank you.”

    Kent & Anna, NZ

  • “We have stayed in this lovely house many times. It has everything you need for a great get away to Wanaka. The views of the lake and mountains are surreal. Bedrooms are all oversized and generous and the kitchen and lounge are perfect as a central point for the everyone to gather on holiday. My favourite item has to be the spa – especially in Winter under the stars after a long day skiing!”

    Glenn, Australia

  • "Spectacular location, incredible design and good company. A glass of local pinot noir while watching the sun duck behind the Alps is good living! Feels like I'm staying in a modern art and design museum! Top notch!"

    Sven Brunso, Durango, Colorado, USA

  • "What a wonderful property. Beautifully positioned overlooking Lake Wanaka and with stunning mountain views. If you're after some privacy, get away from it all and completely relax, then look no further. The house is gorgeous and very comfy. I would highly recommend this place to everyone and will certainly be returning one day."

    Jim & Barbara, Austin, TX

  • "Trish and I would like to express our thanks to you and Andrea for making our stay in Barley Fields a fabulous one. We thoroughly enjoyed the location and the facilities that were available to us. We would certainly use Barley Fields again on our next adventure down to lovely Wanaka."

    Butler Family, Auckland

  • "We had the most perfect Xmas thanks to you and the gorgeous Villa. Never seen views or bed linen like it. Happy New Year to you and Andrea. Love Jeanne."

    Jeanne, Brisbane, Australia

  • "We had a lovely stay in Wanaka and loved the house!!!"

    Rosaria, Dunedin

  • "We all had a great stay and the views from the house everyday were outstanding.....Nick and his team did a fabulous job to make our stay memorable....Thanks again!"

    Noel, Australia

  • "Everything was just perfect in the villa, we enjoyed the whole stay. Only one thing we would upgrade in the villa: after hiking day sauna would be a good option.........We will recommend the villa to our friends for sure!"

    Roman, Slovakia

  • "Many thanks, has been a glorious stay."

    Ben, England

  • "An absolutely fabulous house! We really enjoyed staying at your beautiful home - everything was a delight - from the hot tub to the cosy fire in the living room. We all felt perfectly at home and also wrapped in luxury. Thank you!"

    Alison, USA

  • "We are coming back, family friendly! Great location, great amenities, clean, fresh and all round fabulous place. It had everything we needed plus more and we will be coming back."

    Chomp E, Australia

  • 2017 NZ Master Builder Awards for the Southern region in the $1.0M to $2.0M category

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  • "We are also very proud to have had the Dacha recognized as a winner in the recent Southern Architecture Awards. As reported: Views don't come any better than this – and you could get to enjoy it yourself. The Dacha House, a lodge designed by Wanaka architect Eliska Lewis was one of the winners in the Housing category of the NZIA Southern Architecture Awards announced on Friday, June 9 2017. In announcing the awards, the jury described it as "a generous house designed to take full advantage of an amazing view". "The Wanaka house captures the magnificent landscape from every room, and throughout the architect has handled scale thoughtfully and with careful attention to details and materiality.""

    Arcitecture Awards, Wanaka

  • "To Andrea and the Release Wanaka team: Thank you so much for your assistance in making our visit to New Zealand a dream come true. The house was beautiful and a perfect retreat for my family of 4. The lake/mountain views were incredible and pristine. Andrea was incredibly response throughout the planning phase, helping to facilitate everything from lift tickets to a surprise selection of craft beers for my husband (in the refrigerator upon our arrival). The Release gift bag was really a special treat. We thoroughly enjoyed the local wine, chocolate, eggs and fresh bread. It was such a special gift and it was obvious that you all take a lot of pride in being a part of the Wanaka community. Your company is truly special. Your unique brand of customer service is unmatched — if only there was a Release in every city in the world! Thanks again for all of your help — we hope to return to Wanaka one day soon! Raven, Ryan, Dylan and Haden Dreibelbis"

    Raven, Ryan, australia

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Banya – thanks for turning the wonderful weather on for us so we could sit on those decks and take in the fabulous views in the sunshine! The Banya is almost perfect for a couple for a long weekend. Lovely setting, lovely interiors and we felt very well looked after by the Release Wanaka team"

    Wendy, New Zealand

  • "We had a lovely stay ,thank you! The property was very comfortable and well appointed. Beautiful views and very quiet. Great service from the Release Wanaka team. Many thanks."

    S.Hausmann, New Zealand

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Release Wanaka - Aurum, we felt welcome and very well looked after by you. We found your communication clear and always very friendly and we received any help we asked for. There is really nothing we can think of in terms of improvement potential. Thank you very much, we hope to see you again here in Wanaka in the future."

    Karl & Angela, Germany

  • Thanks for once again for helping to make my visit to Wanaka a great experience. I have rented beautiful homes from you the past two years and they have been perfect in every way. From your staff meeting me at the property to show me how everything works, to the welcome gift basket with breads and wine, a well stocked kitchen, all the toiletries, bathrobes — I immediately felt comfortable and at home. It's really nice to know that from 8000 miles away I can contact Release Wanaka and you will take care of me and I don’t have to worry about a thing. 5-Stars!! I look forward to doing it again next year. Thanks again. Michael Z

    Michael Z, USA

  • We had amazing feedback from all the guests who were blown away by the Release Wanaka villas. It was a huge added value to the overall experience in Central Otago. Dealing with Georgie and then Andrea has been smooth and they both have been very helpful. Thanks a lot for everything ! Julie

    Cloudy Bay Wines, New Zealand

  • "We were married at the incredible Horseshoe Bend estate on 23rd March 2019. Wow what an incredible venue and the staff at release were fantastic in helping us check in - we loved our gift basket upon arrival not to mention the incredibly detailed tour of the accommodation and facilities. A big shout out to Andrea who took us through each and every detail of the property - she was amazing! Planning a New Zealand wedding from Australia can be difficult but the release team gave me a list of vendors and their communication was impeccable. My husband and I look forward to staying at horseshoe bend again and booking through the team at release wanaka!"

    Katie, Australia

  • "We had the most incredible time in Wanaka, on our day and at our Release rental. It was beyond what we imagined and we made the most of it by eating breakfast and dinner in front of those amazing windows all three days! I was absolutely gutted to leave on Saturday morning....... It was great to meet you and thank you so much for being so responsive and amazing during the planning process. You made it a no brainer to book with you guys and we are stoked that we did."

    Gabby, Australia

  • "Wanted to pass along this feedback on the Beacon Point home, our stay in Wanaka, and the service provided by Release Wanaka … all were A+. The Beacon Point home was fully equipped, beautifully maintained, had amazing views, and – as avid tennis players – we loved the tennis court. Wanaka proved to be a great home base for lots of outdoor activities – we were in NZ for 2 weeks, and staying in Wanaka half the time worked out great. Finally, the service provided by you all was excellent – helpful choosing the property (as well as finding a 2nd property for a shorter stay closer to Queenstown), answering questions, scheduling some activities for us… all in all, great stuff. Thank you."

    Stephen, USA

  • "Excellent location. House is beautiful with fabulous views. The little things like all the products provided make this house the perfect choice . Will definitely be back."

    Andrea, New Zealand

  • "The house felt like home and we couldn’t believe how well equipped it is. It was perfect for our needs. We all felt at home and loved staying there."

    Bev, Australia

  • "Great stay at wonderful property which has been fitted out to tip top standard. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and take pleasure in recommending it to discerning travellers......Release Wanaka agency were most obliging as we chopped and changed our requirements- nothing was too much trouble and they made our stay hassle free. Great suggestions of guides and chef.....172 is a fabulous place to stay. We give it seven stars"

    Andrew, UK

  • "We have had a fabulous time :) the wedding on Saturday was amazing !! and the house added to it and was probably one of the best ‘Airbnb’s any of us have ever stayed in: - not only the location and the exquisite views; - but also the standard to which the house had been set up and provisioned (by you and your team). THANKYOU."

    Nick, NZ

  • "We had such a lovely stay - beautiful house with the most stunning views! Was hard to leave on Sunday! Thank you so much to your team for all the goodies on arrival. I loved how easy it was to book and stay using you guys. We will be back again next year and will definately look you up first!"

    Jane, NZ

  • "We loved the house and had an extremely restful stay, thank you. It was a real treat."

    Matt, NZ

  • "This is a beautiful home and we had a great stay here. Release make sure you have everything you need, and they were quick to respond to any queries. We loved the spa, which felt like a real treat."

    Nicola, NZ

  • "Beautiful stylish spacious brand new house with everything you need - great spa, large kitchen, comfy beds, high quality linens, great media room with PlayStation and large TV! Very close to center (a few mins drive or 25mins easy walk). We had a lovely stay and highly recommended!!"

    Irene, NZ

  • "Easy to communicate, the house is very new and clean. If we return to Wanaka, we will definitely to stay there again."

    Nina, NZ

  • "Thanks for the fantastic Wanaka getaway! From the stunning accommodation to the co-ordination of activities the whole experience was first class. The attention to detail combined with your easy-going style made what was expected to be a bit of an outdoors boy's weekend into a five star experience. Packing the glacier light plane flight, mountain motorbike tour, trout fishing, hiking, clay bird shooting etc. etc. into a four night stay topped off with the private chef was a great escape experience. I will have no hesitation in highly recommending Release and look forward to getting back there sometime soon."

    Mark Williams, VIC, Australia

  • "I can tell you that our group wish we booked to stay in Wanaka for longer than 7 nights! We absolutely loved our week at Buchanan - the house was gorgeous and so were the views! We also loved the Welcome Pack - we even went out to buy more of that milk. We are already planning our trip for next year so you'll hear from us again soon!"

    Joanna, Sydney

  • "Great location, excellent house. Suited our needs perfectly, and came with a few additional features like mountain bikes we could use which were quite handy. When we had a problem with the heater, we had a solution within a couple of hours. Highly recommended."

    Peter, Sydney

  • "I can't possibly say enough about the experience and support providing by Release Wanaka, which greatly exceeded our expectations. I spent almost 6 months researching and planning for this trip and without any prior knowledge about New Zealand. Andrea and anyone covering when she wasn't available, made us feel like visiting family, both during my endless emails and phone calls, as well as the arrival and during the visit. I really appreciated Andrea's patience with my endless questions and uncertainty about the activities initially thought to be well outside of our budget. From helping persuade me to convince my parents to enjoy their first helicopter ride, to restaurants recommendations, arrival gifts, home walk through, etc. We really appreciated the awesome celebration of my parent's 50th wedding anniversary After a brief negative experience in Queenstown. Our Wanaka adventures were truly the highlight of our 13 days away. The wine, bread, jam, and chocolates truly enhanced the short time we had to visit Wanaka, to the point my mother made a statement, "I'm ready to sell my car to be able to come back again!" Andrea surprised my parents, during afternoon shopping, while my brother & I were enjoying some Oxbow activities, providing a restaurant recommendation, which was our best dinner in Wanaka. After leaving Wanaka, we spent a night in a nice hotel in Auckland and 4 days in Sydney, at the Four Seasons, and really missed the Wanaka luxury home experience. Anyone asking about our trip will receive the highest recommendation to only talk to Release Wanaka when considering a visit."

    Mike, New Mexico

  • "I’d like to extend my deep gratitude for providing the most incredible vacation we’ve had in years. A special shout out to Andrea Beryl. With her help I was able to arrange a host of amazing excursions and secure the house for the week. She did an outstanding job. Also the house at Faulk Terrace was amazing, the views incredible and perfectly located for our needs"

    S.Palmer, Kansas, USA

  • ".....thank you so much for organizing the lovely house (Bullock Creek Chalet) on 28/12-4/1/18. We (everyone and those who came from UK) brothers and sister they are so grateful to find themselves in such a beautiful house with the fantastic view right in our front the garden. The lavender in the front just divine. We felt so welcome once we step in the house with all the fine details. Welcome pack and the nice scent all around the house. Once again thank you for preparing the beautiful, comfy house for our stay."

    Sinne, Australia

  • "I just wanted to say a special thank you for everything you have done to help our wedding and family time be so enjoyable and special. We all had such an amazing time at Horseshoe Bend (despite the rain) and no one wanted to go home! Thank you for helping things get set up and run so smoothly, you truly have made it so easy. Thank you for sharing in our excitement too!"

    Libby & Tom, New Zealand

  • "Thank you for the lovely moment! It was great and so wonderful! Love it!!"

    Nadine, Indonesia

  • We had a great stay at our Release house in Wanaka. A modern place, a few minutes drive to Wanaka township. We were there over New Years, and Wanaka gets pretty busy for a week or two, but it was far enough away to escape traffic etc. The ‘Monkey Farm’ cafe/bar is a short walk, so I’d start my day over a coffee and chat to friendly locals. Great beds, great bathrooms, big modern kitchen, fireplace etc. Brilliant. Thanks to the Release team for great service, warm welcome and an easy check in.

    Graham, NZ

  • "A beautifully designed, maintained and appointed house. Perfect for multiple families"

    Damien, Australia

  • "A great place to stay with plenty of space and easy access to Wanaka township. Will definitely recommend"

    Wayne, PNG

  • "We just wanted to express how much we enjoyed our stay at Te Kahu. It truly lived up to, and exceeded, our expectations in every way. We really appreciated your help in making it happen Kirsty, and the professional way in which it was all handled. Thank you so much."

    Caroline, NZ

  • "Great luxurious base for Wanaka, exceptional comfort and style."

    Fiona, NZ

  • "Excellent service. Great house with a lovely view. Couldn’t fault anything. Very happy with Release. We would use them again."

    Sharon, New Zealand

  • "Thankfully the 11 guests of this gorgeous place are all well although I am feeling a little bruised and sore from falling over too often yesterday at Snow Farm. Sadly, the packing up has started and we farewell these gorgeous mountain views and serenity! I know you couldn't have organized the weather but we've been incredibly lucky this week able to go out and get a good sense of this area...I think one by one we'll all be back in this land of The Lord of the Rings! Thank you for your chocolates and you never know a summer holiday here might just callout to us. This space was just perfect for our large number for our get together and the 60th birthday dinner at Bistro Gentil was more than wonderful - ambience, food and wine (most of it brought by us) and the service was excellent too. Fond memories we all have as one by one we take off on our various flights. We are looking forward to home after 2 months wanderings. All the best in your endeavors and pass on our appreciation to the friendly Sue too won't you?"

    Ann & Kelly family, USA

  • "A touch of paradise! Don't want to leave!"

    Carl & Alison, Auckland

  • "Buchanan Lodge was fantastic and secluded. I can't fault anything with the house. The house fit the setting nicely and will encourage you into exploring the surroundings....."

    George, Christchurch

  • "This was the holiday of a lifetime. Our family group of 10 adults and 6 grandchildren spent a wonderful week in these magical surroundings while we holidayed, relaxed and celebrated a wonderful family event over the New Year period. The estate is huge, superbly maintained and has a wide range of sporting and entertaining areas. The accommodation is excellent, incorporating architecturally designed villas, state of the art equipment, thoughtful design and luxury finishes. All of these features plus the natural setting come together to provide the ultimate luxury holiday, with privacy, relaxation and sporting facilities. Thank you for sharing this magnificent property with us and for your wonderful hospitality. It was a magical experience, which we will always remember. Wanaka is a remarkable place. If it is not on your bucket list, then put it on the list……..and also add Horseshoe Bend Estate!"

    Wally, Perth, Australia

  • "We had an amazing time staying in Faulks Terrace. It felt like a home away from a home and everything inside the house felt fresh and vibrant. The house itself had everything and made my partner and I dream of our future house together. The location was perfect and we want to stay again very soon"

    E.Rowland, Australia

  • "Thank you Andrea and team Release for arranging such a great trip, magical place, amazing views and all the activities were great"

    Theakston Family, New Zealand

  • "We had a wonderful time staying at Aurum in Wanaka. The property was beautiful and the view is unmatched. We enjoyed the spacious rooms and the outdoor space. The front garden is gorgeous. Lori at Release Wanaka was fabulous to work with and she had the house ready with some really thoughtful touches when we arrived. We would love to return!"

    Dee Ann, USA

  • "Incredible location with the MOST amazing views. Immaculately presented property - luxurious with all the comforts of home. Easy five minute walk to town. The team at Release Wanaka were fantastic to deal with. Highly recommend. Loved it so much we have booked our next holiday at the same property :)"

    Tracey, NZ

  • "Thanks for a great stay. We loved it!!"

    The Doogues, Auckland / Wellington

  • "A perfect place to spend Christmas 2016, our families together. Thank you for sharing your home, it's utterly beautiful. We have enjoyed an idyllic four days and wish it were longer. One day we will be back"

    Families Britz and Buchanan, UK and USA

  • "Thanks we loved staying at the house, great location and lovely and quiet."

    Damian, Australia

  • "Wonderful property, good for family / larger groups because of layout - spacious, great views, close to town but also far enough away"

    Nicola, NZ

  • "Our family had a great stay and would absolutely recommend this place to others. The views turned out to be even better than expected even with a major construction project going on directly down the hill. The project actually provided daily entertainment for our children with all the heavy machinery moving about. The walk to town is a bit steep, but the proximity was excellent. We were met at the house by Kirsty from Release and she was very helpful in walking us through all of the special features of the place. The house was also cleaned to a higher standard than we’ve seen at most Airbnb, probably due to being managed by a professional company. This is a duplex style building and the unit is on the upper floor. The neighbors below weren’t around at all during our stay, but the unit seemed very private all the same."

    Liz, USA

  • "A stunning location and beautiful house. Very comfortable, well equipped and easy"

    Mary, UK

  • "Paradise and heaven all rolled into one. Loved every minute. Thanks so much!"

    Ange, Sydney

  • "Thank you for sharing your wonderfully well considered and beautiful property with our extended family for our Papa Wal's 70th Birthday celebrations. We had a magical week exploring the surrounds and sublime nature. We will be back! Best Wishes for 2017 for you all."

    Jimmy Thompson & Angie Borges Rodrigues, Austrailia

  • "Thank you for having the house and garden looking so good for us. The weather has been kind to us and we’ve enjoyed our stay tremendously. "

    Jill, NZ

  • "What a truly magical place! 16 Thompson's spent a week here over New Year 2016/17, to celebrate our Papa Wal's 70th Birthday. We found everything we could ever want and more. An idyllic place, surrounded by nature, style and relaxed luxury. No one wanted to leave! Thank you for everything and sharing this magnificent property and thanks to your team for a very warm welcome and looking after us along the way." "Thankyou for sharing your magnificent house for our family celebrations and holiday. I like swimming in your pool and spa. See you next time - Neve Thompson, 7 years old" "Thank you NZ, thank you for having us - Esta, 5 years old"

    Pat, Loyd, Neve & Esta, Australia

  • "Stunning property. Great for a family. Lake view is amazing! Throughly enjoyed our holiday."

    Jamie, NZ

  • "Thank you for organising our booking @ Horseshoe Bend Estate. The place has been everything we have dream of and more. Everyone had a great time staying there and the guest were blown away with the property."

    Will & Gill, Japan

  • "The property was absolutely stunning and we will definitely be staying there again upon our return in the future"

    Ryan, Australia

  • "We had a great time at Horseshoe Bend, such a gorgeous estate and catered perfectly to our group of 12 with all the different spaces to spend time in. A highlight was definitely relaxing poolside in the sun"

    Nicola, NZ

  • "I cannot fault your service, 10/10. Stunning house, location and a welcome gift to boot. Spotlessly clean, warm and inviting. We had a slight hiccup with gas cooker top and it was fixed almost instantly. We will definitely be using Release Wanaka for our next stay. All the staff are very friendly, helpful and just on to it. Thanks guys you made our stay the best ever."

    Shirl, NZ