Presenting The Rees Lakeside Residences

Wayfarer x The Rees promotion

by James Wilkinson

The Rees Lakeside Residences are superbly positioned just a stone’s throw from the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu and are adjacent to but separate from The Rees Hotel Queenstown’s main building, offering seclusion and privacy in a magical setting.

The one hundred and sixty-four square metre 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, air-conditioned villas offer immediate lake and mountain views, and an ideal setting for families and multi-generational groups looking for private accommodation with space and independence.

Unlike any other hotel in New Zealand, The Rees Residences offer the services of your very own ‘Luxury Travel Curator’. From the moment you check availability to the moment you depart Queenstown, your personal curator will be with you every step of the way, to ensure your New Zealand experience is designed specially to suit your needs and exceed your expectations.

A spacious outdoor terrace, adjacent to the living area, boasting lake and mountain views is the perfect setting to effortlessly entertain your guests. Your lower level terrace is home to a generously sized spa pool and an all-weather Bose sound system.


Richard Arnold, along with his team, will be available 24 hours a day to fulfil any requirements or requests during your stay. As an experienced Duty Manager, Richard is dedicated to ensuring your experience is memorable and enjoyable.


Your personal Travel Curator is on hand to meet you at the airport in one of our luxury European vehicles, available for your private use throughout your stay. As your 24/7 contact, your Curator will be on hand to provide every luxury to you including welcome drinks, amenities and linen, fresh fruit, flowers and bottled water, evening turndown service, and daily servicing of your villa.

We can also offer additional services and facilities which include in-villa spa treatments, personal shopping and provisioning of your villa, personal trainers, jet boat transfers, and much, much more.


From exclusive heli-wine tasting tours, private special events and luxury transfers, we have dedicated suppliers that will curate an experience to suit your time and activity preferences while in Queenstown and New Zealand. For example, check out some of the packaged tours that we can arrange for you to the 8th wonder of the world, Milford Sound here.


Gourmet breakfast provisions are on offer to you including house-made bread and muesli, fresh pastries, local spreads, and artisan meats and cheeses – replenished daily.

During your stay, our Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury and his True South team are on-hand to spoil you and can offer you a private dining experience like no other.

A specially designed menu of your choice, including freshly caught fish, local venison, lamb or pork can be arranged as well as our Resident Sommelier who can match the perfect wines to complement your menu. The True South team will prepare your meal in the comfort of your villa, giving you the chance to take in your incredible lakefront views, while enjoying your choice or wines from our exceptional Bordeau Wine Cellar.

The Rees Residences: surround yourself with bespoke luxury with a unique, True South, New Zealand flavour and a breath-taking Queenstown location.