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About Staysouth

What We Do


From penthouse apartments on the doorstep to town, hillside chalet-style villas with extraordinary views, to lakefront townhouses on Wakatipu’s shoreline - Staysouth are Queenstown's specialists in luxury apartment & villa holiday rentals and property management.  

A modern-day matchmaker of sorts, Andy Salek - long-term local, heli-ski guide, film producer and apartment owner - founded Staysouth way back in 2006 as a way to bring together empty luxury apartments and villas with discerning holidaymakers. Creating one beautiful holiday experience after another.

What started as a modest outfit with two properties, Staysouth has grown to manage over 50 different villas and apartments in Queentown’s most popular locations.

Whether it's your annual family ski retreat or an intimate getaway for two. Maybe it’s an adventure weekend to rival any watercooler chat or a bit of rancho relaxo (conveniently) close to wine country, Staysouth offers an extensive selection of accommodation possibilities to suit any Queenstown holiday.


Why Stay with Staysouth?

We know that where you stay can make or break a holiday, which is why Staysouth is passionate about providing outstanding accommodation in Queenstown’s most desirable locations.

But it's not just the place and the properties that make us stand out – it's the people and the service. For our guests, we go the extra mile.

Taking a behind-the-scenes approach to guest services – from small gestures to larger requests – our team ensures that while your unique holiday needs are met, you’re left with maximum privacy to enjoy an unforgettable holiday with Staysouth.

Because every holiday leaves an impression, let us help you write one for the storybooks.


Concierge Service

Because no one knows a town quite like the locals do, our dedicated concierge service is committed to offering unparalleled knowledge, local expertise and up-to-date insider tips.

You name it - we can either recommend it, book it, or simply talk you through it.

Whether it’s adventure activities like local hiking tracks, biking trails and heliskiing, or luxury activities such as flights to Milford Sound, a world-class fine dining experience or a winery tour and degustation lunch, we can source the best option for your appetite.

It might be as simple as a guide to shopping locally, a rundown of the nightlife hot spots, or even finding somewhere to park, Staysouth’s concierge team are on hand to help when you need them. As long-term locals who have been active in all aspects of tourism, we have both the experience and knowledge to ensure your time in Queenstown is unique to you. 

Email in advance to get all the information before your arrival or simply reach out to us once you have settled into your home away from home. Staysouth’s concierge services are completely free of charge. Our only aim is to ensure you make the most of your time in our backyard.  



Property Owners

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Meet Our Team

Staysouth in the Community

Staysouth is an active member of the local Queenstown Community providing ongoing support for fundraising initiatives in the areas of education, medical, mental health and charity.

As locals with children who are all current or graduates of the local schools we see it as our duty to contribute to children's education in the Wakatipu.

We also support fundraising further afield for causes that we feel strongly about and have made significant contributions to I Am Hope Foundation, Starship Hospital, NZ Brain Cancer Trust, Autism NZ, to name a few.

Staysouth in the community

Sustainability & Eco Practice

We at Staysouth have a dedicated social and environmental conscience and we are continuously evaluating our operations to minimize the impact we have on our beautiful Queenstown.

We have simplified our practices. By only using select biosafe EcoLab products for all property cleaning, and replacing bathroom amenities with Body Zone products – a sustainable and socially responsible choice – we are committed to making our properties environmentally friendly whilst minimizing waste and pollution.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Staysouth

All apartment and check-in details are emailed to each guest ahead of time, meaning there is no need to visit our head office.

All of our apartments are equipped with either digital keypads or lockboxes, meaning keys do not need to be collected. Your access details will be sent to you on the day of check-in (guaranteed by 3 pm).

Luggage storage can be provided either in the apartment itself or alternatively in our office; whichever option works best for both our guests and our team.

Typically, we release the door code for the apartments as soon as they are ready. If this cannot be guaranteed until 3 pm in the instance of back to back bookings, we can assist with luggage storage either at the property itself (as the housekeeping team will likely be on-site) or in our head office.

Late check-out can be offered for an additional cost if there is no back to back booking in place. Please simply contact our friendly reservations team if this is the case.

Feedback on all aspects of our guest's stay is paramount in continuing to provide the best possible service. Feedback cards are available in all of our rooms and we encourage and actively respond to all online reviews.