Yours for $10k-a-night


A jaw-dropping Queenstown super home has joined the five-figure-a-night luxury market.

Jagged Edge, which cost a whopping $10 million to build, has been launched as a $10,000-a-night holiday villa.

The minimum booking is five nights.

Jessica Kirkpatrick, boss of high-end holiday accommodation agent Luxe Houses, says guests are from all walks of life.

“Both local and international families, wealthy expats … CEOs, bankers to actors.”

The Glenorchy Road property sleeps six people but don’t worry if your party is bigger - the nearby guesthouse sleeps another 10 for $5k-a-night.

Wealthy visitors with bigger wallets have other Queenstown options.

Aspen Grove’s The Copper House was the first to quote stratospheric prices. The $20k-a-night six-bedroom property sleeps 16.

Lodge at The Hills, at Sir Michael Hill’s Arrowtown golf course, recently price-matched The Copper House - joining the $20k-a-night club. It sleeps 12 guests.

And Eichardt’s Private Hotel will soon offer New Zealand’s first $10k-a-night hotel suite.

Recent guests to The Copper House include Arabian prince Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, United Arab Emirates’ minister of foreign affairs.

Sheikh Abdullah was in the resort last month - reportedly buying a Doubtful Sound landscape painting from artist Tim Wilson for a record $575,000.

Kirkpatrick says: “Queenstown holds a lot of interest for travellers from the skifields to the jaw-dropping Lord of the Rings scenery and bustling foodies’ heaven restaurant scene.

“It is as adventurous or as laid-back as you want it to be.”

Jagged Edge, with three mezzanine bedrooms in a whopping 575sq m house, was built for Julian McPike and completed in 2011.

Its roof is held up by 10 tension cables anchored into a schist-rock cliff and its mezzanine floors are encased in 22mm-thick green-tinted glass, giving spectacular 270-degree views of the mountains and lake.

It features an infinity pool, grand piano, media room and wine cellar.

Luxe arranges everything from charter jets to celebrity chefs.