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10 Best Mountain-View Airbnbs in Queenstown

Queenstown is located on the Southern Island of New Zealand and is a wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts or even those who like to admire it all from afar. Lake Wakatipu, along with mammoth mountain range The Remarkables, are iconic landmarks of the town. Folks come here to ski in the winter, hike in the summer, or to enjoy the fruits of the vineyards during any season. But one thing everyone comes to Queenstown for is those striking mountain views, and these Airbnbs offer the best glimpses.

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Alpine Village - Lake Edge Apartment B

Right off the bedroom of this suite is a wide balcony for observing the natural landscape. The see-through glass allows travelers to gaze from the bed! More spacious than a hotel room, there’s a sitting area and wet bar in addition to the polished bathroom. Walking to the lake is fairly easy and relaxing, just watch your step as you get close to the water.

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Lucky #8 Penthouse

Three bedrooms and two baths comprise this pleasantly modern apartment with an open concept plan that connects the luxurious kitchen and living space. Downtown is less than a 10-minute walk from the penthouse haven, so you could grab some wine and cheese and come back to lounge on the breathtaking stone patio.

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Tinyhouse lovers rejoice

Size clearly doesn’t matter when you have gigantic mountain views, as this tiny wood cabin with a small carbon footprint can attest. Climb up the ladder and snuggle in the warm loft after enjoying dinner prepared in your small kitchen. Windows could almost be mistaken for paintings as the setting is so surreal, and going outside will take your breath away.

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Remarkables Escape

Beautifully designed and ready to welcome four guests, the apartment has windows everywhere so travelers can take full advantage of being so close to Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables. Everything has a high-end touch, which is incredibly fitting for the jaw-dropping area. Enjoy a nearby hike, dive into the markets of Queenstown and just vacation like you never have before.

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Modbox Rua

Every deck seems to outdo the last, and at this dwelling it’s the first thing you notice. Spacious enough to host a dinner party, yet understated enough to be a subtle extension of the indoors, it’s flawless for viewing the mountains. Moody lighting gives the kitchen and living room loads of ambiance, and the bedrooms have touches like forests wall backdrops.

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Sunny Cottage with Water Views

A seamless balance of both tradition and modernity can be found here, and four guests can comfortably come to enjoy it. Spend the day in the living room with plenty of points to peer out to the mountains, or meander onto the large deck to soak up some sun. Even better, open the doors to connect them both.

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3 Bedroom Sunny and Spacious

A refreshing blend of wood, subway tiles and a light color pattern suite the apartment excellently, and the gentle a-frame roofing made way for optimal windows in the living room. Either from the couch or kitchen, the sites are gorgeous. Five guests can easily spread out amongst the three bedrooms.

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Awesomely Wakatipu Queenstown Home

If one word could describe this top-level apartment, it would be “panoramic “. Every way you look, there’s windows, mountains and beautiful lake waters. Even the kitchen is well decked out with plenty of views. The hot tub is a lovely spot to take it all in as well, with a glass of wine in hand.

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Private Pod at Remarkable Views

Private, snug and not over the top, taking in the mountains from this little pod may be just what you are looking for. A minimalist’s dream, the focus will be on the floor to ceiling windows that frame the landscape. The property offers a king bed and a pull-out couch.

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Luxe House with Magnificent View

Traveling with family? This enormous newly built home on the lake can meet your needs. With dedicated play spaces, separating adult enjoyment from the chaos is easy. The design is very luxurious and contemporary, which compliments The Remarkable’s dramatic peaks quite well.

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