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Ode to Holidays

A passion for holistic Kiwi experiences has led Rebecca Freeman to develop Tahuna Hideaway – a dynamic property management and hospitality business that celebrates everything Queenstown.

“I started my journey at Queenstown Resort College (QRC) and began my career working in hotels before moving into property management. I wanted to incorporate all these skills from the service industry into my own business to provide the best accommodation experience with an all Kiwi, eco-friendly theme.”

Originally from Hawkes Bay Rebecca moved to Queenstown for her studies and immediately fell in love with the resort.

“There is no secret that Queenstown is New Zealand’s biggest tourism destination so it was a no brainer to build my business around this beautiful area.”

Establishing Tahuna Hideaway during the Covid-19 lock down was opportune timing. allowing her to progress ideas quickly to get the venture up and running.

“My first listings were the result of many relationships developed over the years in Queenstown and four months on from launching  the business I now manage twelve local properties that range from cosy family hideaways to luxury lakefront gems.”

She says creating stress-free holiday experiences with an efficient booking system is key.

“Our customers want a hassle-free stay with amenities and services to suit their individual needs. Whether it’s a 21stbirthday, family holiday or romantic getaway they generally want something tailored so I focus on personalised experience for every stay.”

“Booking direct is the way forward –we cannot emphasise this enough so we can provide the very best rates and special deals direct. Our holiday homes are also available on multiple online portals such as Airbnb, and  to ensure maximum exposure.”

Rebecca says property owners are kept well informed and success has come quickly.

“Building personal relationships and fostering an easy, enjoyable experience helps to deliver results for our owners. Taking a modern approach to business marketing has definitely contributed to our early success and with many positive reviews and word of mouth endorsements the business is starting to reach the next level which is exciting.”