Luxury Rentals

New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Luxury Rental Homes are providers of short term luxury accommodation in and around the Queenstown area.

Our portfolio comprises a select range of properties providing a unique and unforgettable accommodation option for the discerning traveler. Whether you are visiting with family or friends, or organising a small corporate retreat, we provide a year round premium service on accommodation requirements.

We will help you discover the ideal home, villa, apartment or small boutique lodge giving you full privacy and comfort.

The division is managed by Sarena Glass and Sarah McBride who have both worked for New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty intermittingly since its inception. Sarena and Sarah bring extensive experience in both residential and commercial property management combined with backgrounds in luxury tourism and hospitality.

Based in Queenstown, we are a dedicated team delivering a friendly, personalised service to meet all your needs and make your stay forever memorable.

Sarena Harper

Sarena Glass
Manager - BCom Valuation and Property Management

Sarena returned to New Zealand Sothebys International Realty to develop the Luxury Rental Homes division in 2012 after completing her OE in Europe and Japan. Sarena is a former New Zealand Ski Racer who grew up in the Southern Lakes.

Married to Simon and a mother of two, Sarena has a strong family presence and network in the region.  She brings a background in residential sales, commercial property management and valuation combined with experience in luxury tourism and hospitality.

Sarena manages the luxury rental homes division. She provides a great
eye for detail, strong communication skills and a professional demeanor
for her clients. She is extremely passionate about exceeding client
expectations and driving business sales.

Sarah McBride

Sarah McBride
Manager - BA Diploma in Business Studies

Having worked with the New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty team over the last 10 years, Sarah joined the Luxury Rental Homes team in 2013.

Originally from the North Island, Sarah has travelled extensively before settling in Queenstown for the last 12 years. Married to Tim, she is a mother of three children and passionate about what Queenstown has to offer.

With a background in tourism and corporate account management, Sarah
has a sound knowledge of the local property industry having also worked
in residential sales, marketing and administration.

She is committed to providing excellence in service to clients and stands
by a high level of professionalism, honesty and integrity.

Michelle Arona

Michelle Arona

Having spent the last 20 years in Queenstown, Michelle joined New Zealand Sothebys International Realty in 2016 to contribute her extensive experience in luxury tourism and customer service with utmost professionalism, courtesy and attention to detail. She became very familiar with the entire spectrum of upmarket visitor accommodation in Queenstown as well as nationwide by running New Zealand's first internet-based custom itinerary planning service for discerning overseas visitors.

As a true "local," she has vast first-hand knowledge of the area. Michelle has had a passion
for customer service throughout her diverse career and always strives to exceed expectations.

She has been active in the community and has three teenagers born/raised in Queenstown.
Michelle appreciates the international character and outdoor lifestyle here. She is delighted to share her
enthusiasm and experience with visitors and property owners.

Julie Brown

Julie Brown
Marketing and Administration Manager - BA Hons Marketing and Tourism

Julie brings a wealth of knowledge to the Luxury Rental Homes team with a background in management and tourism marketing.

Originally from Northern Ireland, she moved to New Zealand in 1997 where she met her husband Julian. 

Julie has three children and enjoys running and adventure racing. 

Julie is passionate about her work and has a perfectionist attitude with everything she does.


Contact Us:

New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Luxury Rental Homes

Phone: +64 3 450 0489 (if calling from a mobile or overseas)

Or 0800 LUXRENT (0800 589 7368) (if calling from a New Zealand landline)

Email us.

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty

2nd Floor Mountaineer Building,
Cnr Shotover & Rees Streets,
PO Box 1595,
Queenstown 9348,
New Zealand