Where should I STAY in Queenstown?

If you are looking for beautiful accommodation with lake and mountain views close to Queenstown centre... STAY. You will be located in the heart of Queenstown's most established residential area.
STAY is boutique accommodation made up of eight sophisticated, high end, self-contained private suites located strolling distance from the historic town centre and the beaches of Lake Wakatipu. 
This modern,  boutique accommodation is locally owned and operated by Ingrid and The Stay of Queenstown team. Sharing Queenstown's beautiful environment and unique experiences with our guests is our passion. We love helping our guests experience the absolute best of this region with luxurious accommodation and top notch customer service. The team at Stay of Queenstown are committed to providing an experience that is second to none.
Where can I can stay in Queenstown for a romantic weekend away? Where can I stay in Queenstown near the lake or walking trails, close to eateries - here at Stay. Every suite looks out from its garden setting onto magnificent lake and mountain landscapes. STAY suites are each designed to capture the essence of Queenstown and bridge the gap between the great outdoors and relaxation.
Each one or two bedroom suite has been meticulously designed with your comfort in mind.  Every suite is fitted out with a luxurious Bellagio bed, the highest quality linen, a Nespresso machine, a private living area with free WI-FI, a smart TV, a microwave, electric fry pan, tea and coffee, a dining table, a blue tooth speaker, a private bathroom complete with heated towel rails and complimentary NZ made Real World body products and finished off with it's own private outdoor seating area.

STAY suites are designed to enjoy the best of every season, cosy and warm in the winter with heat pumps or fireplaces, and with windows and doors to throw open to the view in the warmer months.  Each suite has its own private outdoor sitting area, and there are gorgeous communal outdoor areas perfect for sharing the region's bounty of superb wines and cheeses. 

Each afternoon fresh local bread, jams, fruit and cereal will be delivered for you to create your breakfast the following morning. In summer, these deliveries will include seasonal fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables from our onsite organic garden.   

You may not need a car this close to the Queenstown action, but there is a dedicated car park for each suite along with other facilities such as washer dryers.  

At STAY, the essence is the privacy and intimacy of your suite which is located a five to ten minute walk to the restaurants, cafes and excitement that is Queenstown. 

Chat to us by email or phone if you would like to know more, or if we can help with arrangement of additional services or recommendations.  At STAY, creating luxury accommodation for a memorable stay is our business. 

Please take a short tour of the exterior of our property below:

Stay of Queenstown property tour.



At Stay of Queenstown we tread carefully on the land.

KAITIAKITANGA is a Maori term that means guardianship of the land. We never take our stunning environment for granted and are committed to preserving our 'slice or paradise' here in Queenstown, New Zealand - we do everything we can to reduce our footprint on the environment.

If you as our guest notice anywhere we can reduce our carbon footprint on the environment, please email We would appreciate your knowledge, feedback and ideas.

We are proactive towards the environment by:

Proactive recycling

Provide recycling bins in each suite for guest use

Donating all goods from our suites to the local hospice store whenever anything is replaced or updated

Buying local to reduce freight.

No paper or plastic utensils. 

LED, energy saving bulbs used throughout our premises.

All of our bags are home compostable

We provide our guests with 100% compostable slippers 

Food scraps and waste are put into our onsite compost to create zero food waste.

Our suites are all double glazed and fully insulated to contain heat, reducing the energy resources we consume.

No single use plastic bottles in our bathrooms, everything is refilled with local NZ natural product  (the large 5L bottles are sent back for refilling - creating zero plastic waste into our land fill)

Plant base cleaning products and a colour coded cloth system for each cleaning purpose .

All of our beds are nationally made.

Furniture is wooden and purchased in NZ.

Fresh organic grown seasonal vegetables, fruits and flowers on site.

All of our condiments are in glass jars and breakfast treat bags are served in brown paper.

Locally made honey and Wanaka chocolate is our treat of choice for our guests.

Where can i stay if in Queenstown if I want to go hiking? We are close to town and lake tracks. Making it easy for our guests of all physical abilities to enjoy the outdoors, the parks, gardens, small or long hikes and local cuisine.

Where should we stay in Queenstown if we want to support a local business?Stay. We have joined a new local initiative, Bee the Change NZ, whereby we have sponsored a bee hive to be placed in our Queenstown Gardens. This will help our local bee population thrive and aid in the pollination of our beautiful plant life here in Queenstown.

We have chosen the Southland hospice to be our charity of choice where staff will volunteer in store and an annual donation will be given to the hospice.  Thanks to you, our guests.

The Tiaki Promise is a nation-wide commitment from both visitors and locals to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations. It encompasses three elements:

Caring for land, sea and nature by treading lightly and leaving no trace.

Travelling safely, by showing care and consideration for all. Finally, respecting culture by travelling with an open heart and mind. We encourage our visitors to embrace the Tiaki Promise as we do ourselves within The Stay of Queenstown team.



In Maori culture, Manaakitanga is a traditional value that is central to society, and inspires the way that travellers are made to feel welcome. Ingrid and the team at Stay of Queenstown are extremely proud to host our guests and showcase beautiful Queenstown, and we aim to embody this value in everything we do. Providing safe and peaceful accommodation, recommending the best things to do in the region, to going above and beyond to ensure your stay is one to remember. This is reflected in our TripAdvisor reviews for Stay of Queenstown.

Stay in the heart of Queenstown.
Stay in luxury.
Stay at Stay.