About Us

Queenstown Holiday Homes


Queenstown Apartments and Holiday Homes - Phillipa and Bill

We are Phillipa and Bill Cook and have both lived in Queenstown for over 30 years and for over 20 of those years we have lived on the sunny Kelvin Heights Peninsula. We love it here, it’s relatively flat for Queenstown, it’s close to the lake and walking/biking trails and yet only 20 minutes drive from the hub of Queenstown.

We have both always worked in the tourism and hospitality industry here in Queenstown where Bill is in the Jet boat industry (yes, he was a cool Shotover Jet Boat driver when we first met) and for over 20 years I have been a marriage celebrant and have had various roles in between.

Our beautiful daughter, who was born in Queenstown, is currently living in Dunedin teaching at an Early Childhood Centre and we love it when she and her partner can make it home for the weekend.

Our love of meeting new people and sharing one of the most beautiful places in the world led us to hosting guests in 2016 in our favourite part of Queenstown, the Kelvin Heights Peninsula. It’s just the 2 of us and because we love to travel we know what travellers need when staying for a few days and if there’s something we have forgotten, we are happy to help and only minutes away.

We love being in the outdoors wherever possible, whether it’s walking, biking, fishing or picnicking and when we are inside we’re probably planning our next adventure, yes we love adventures too!

Queenstown Apartments and Holiday Homes - Phillipa and Bill bike riding
Every year we offer a week at the Mountain View 3 bedroom home to the Otago branch of Cancer Society to give to a family in need.

Guest Reviews

“Greetings from Singapore! We love the warmth and hospitality from Phillipa. The garden is lovely and makes the stay a joyful one! Love the mountain view and the short drive to town. 🙂 Cheers! We hope to see the hosts soon in Singapore too!”

Daniel, Amanda, Lian, William and Vin

“Honoured to be the first guests to write here.
Thanks for having us in this awesome stylish apartment of yours. Too bad we only stayed for 2 nights.
Highly recommended!”


“Simple and Lovely.
Thank you for aloowing us to stay in this lovely apartment in such a stunning space. The views are amazing.”

Nicole, Elly, Ruichard and Howard from the UK