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Lake Tarawera. The Fat Pigeon Homestead sleeps 12

Entire house hosted by Liz
12 guests6 bedrooms10 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Indoor fireplace
This is one of a few places in the area that has this feature.
Great communication
95% of recent guests rated Liz 5-star in communication.
Rent the entire home.. upstairs and downstairs. There are 3 bedrooms downstairs , and 3 upstairs with large living areas. Lake & mountain views and a dream kitchen which opens to a covered outdoor eating area. Bikes & kayaks free. Warm in winter; 4 heat pumps. Grid connected solar power. Minimum 4 nights

The space
Great for a family goup or group of friends. Children are very welcome. We have a trampoline & some books & Lego to keep them happy. We also have a portacot and a highchair.

Upstairs has a large living area with a huge L shaped leather lounge suite and overlooks the lake & mountain. The large dining table and area seats many people and spills out to the outdoor eating area. There is a large luxury bathroom with 2 handbasins, a shower & bath. There is a separate toilet. The two double bedrooms open up to a patio and are private & comfotable.

The flat downstairs has its own kitchen, bathroom, toilet, lounge & dining area. It also has a BBQ & outdoor eating area.
There is wireless internet, TV & selection of DVDs. We have many mountain bikers stay with us & use the famous Redwood Forest tracks. We have room for you to store your own bikes on our property.

There are no shops in this area, so you will need to bring all your own food & beverages including breakfast food, tea and coffee.

This is an independent holiday experience with keys in two coded key boxes etc.

We use grid connected solar power for our electricity and try to live as sustainably as possible with recycling, composting facilities & even have a solar oven guests can use.

There is no public transport from Rotorua to Lake Tarawera. You will need your own car to get here.

You will notice that "The Fat Pigeon" is also listed. This is for rooms in the downstairs accommodation. If you book this... "The FatPigeon Homestead" you have the WHOLE property and are the only guests upstairs and down.

We have a covered luxury pontoon boat that we use to explore the lake & guests particularly enjoy the trip to hotwater beach & a secluded hot pool only accessible by boat or a 3 to 4 hr wolk. We give a big discount to guests for a 2 & 1/2 hr trip .

Around this area you can swim, fish or hike. Bikes & kayaks for guests to use. Awake to bird song. This is a renowned area for native birds. The fat pigeons are the big, native pigeons which are becoming threatened in N.Z. However Lake Tarawera has an abundance of them. The Fat Pigeon is a great base to explore the lakes & Rotorua.

Guest access
You have access to upstairs & downstairs areas and the whole property. There is a delightful & challenging 10 minute walk up the hill behind the house with steps built. A great daily workout for those of you who like to keep fit.

Other things to note
There is no public transport from Rotorua to Lake Tarawera. You will need your own car to get here.

Five nights minimum.. from 20th December to 31st January minimum is 7 nights Linen $20 pp per stay.
Rent the entire home.. upstairs and downstairs. There are 3 bedrooms downstairs , and 3 upstairs with large living areas. Lake & mountain views and a dream kitchen which opens to a covered outdoor eating area. Bikes & kayaks free. Warm in winter; 4 heat pumps. Grid connected solar power. Minimum 4 nights

The space
Great for a family goup or group of friends. Children are very welcome. We ha…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed, 1 bunk bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
1 double bed
Bedroom 6
3 single beds

Amenities

Washing machine
Essentials
Air conditioning
TV
Indoor fireplace
Fire extinguisher
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hangers
Bathtub
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Lake Tarawera,, Bay Of Plenty,, New Zealand

A quiet, safe area in a close knit neighbourhood.
Experience lake activities, hiking, biking, kayaking. The Fat Pigeon will particularly suit people who are interested in living sustainably & are interested in the natural beauty of the area. Lake Tarawera is a beautiful fresh water lake 25 mins from the centre of Rotorua. Beautiful, native forest surrounds this pristine lake with Mt Tarawera, an extinct volcano, providing a dramatic backdrop. The lake is beautiful to swim in in summer & we are right across the road from a lovely sandy beach.Plenty of room to park boats.
A quiet, safe area in a close knit neighbourhood.
Experience lake activities, hiking, biking, kayaking. The Fat Pigeon will particularly suit people who are interested in living sustainably & are interest…

Hosted by Liz

Joined in July 2012
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We live at stunning Lake Tarawera , New Zealand and enjoy meeting different guests we have come to stay. We have hosted people for many years; we also have travellers on a cultural exchange & run holiday homes here and on the Coromandel & in Darwin, Australia . We travel extensively & have used Airbnb ourselves in Europe and many parts of the world. Cant wait to use it again. It gives us an insight to what travellers need & like and we strive to provide our guests with the same facilities that we enjoy.
We live at stunning Lake Tarawera , New Zealand and enjoy meeting different guests we have come to stay. We have hosted people for many years; we also have travellers on a cultural…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $200

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