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.
Based in Queenstown, we are a dedicated team delivering a friendly, personalised service to meet all your needs and make your stay forever memorable.
Luxury Rental Homes General Manager
With the growth of the Luxury Rental Homes division, Katie Scholes has taken on the newly created role of General Manager. With over 10 years’ experience as a General Manager for leading hotels in Australia and New Zealand, Katie has a wealth of experience across all areas of hotel management that is very closely aligned with the Luxury Rental Homes business model.
Originally from England, Katie moved to the South Island in 1995 with family to finish her education in Christchurch. Katie then moved to Australia in 2011 and recently returned home to New Zealand and is enjoying her new lifestyle in Queenstown.
With a very strong personal brand in the hotel industry, Katie is highly regarded for her professional approach and has a very keen eye for detail to ensure the overall brand and guest experience is to a very high standard.
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.
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. She is passionate about her work and has a perfectionist attitude with everything she does.
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)
New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty
2nd Floor Mountaineer Building,
Cnr Shotover & Rees Streets,
PO Box 1595,