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Places to stay in Lake Okareka

Places to stay in Lake Okareka
Our place is close to popular lakes and the Redwood forest - famous for its mountain biking and lovely walking tracks. We are just two to five minutes drive away. You’ll love my place because of its lovely lake setting. Relax and enjoy the sun on the deck, or go for a kayak on the lake. The spa is usually hot and available! Our place is good for couples and solo adventurers. Our section is lake edge so not so suitable for children under 5 years. We share our section with a lab and a cat.
Lake Okareka has a lovely gentle walk which is accessed just metres from our place. We are a 10 minute drive into Rotorua which has plenty of different eating places to enjoy.
  • Great place,great views.

    Michael2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • The view and access to the such a calm, lovely and lively lake The hospitality. Thank you!

    Josée2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • We had a very enjoyable stay. Kathy & Garry made us feel very welcome and the facilities were good, but it’s the location on the lake shore that make this so special. Definitely worth the wee extra drive to get there. Highly recommended, and we will definitely return.

    Diane2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Wow, what a magical setting. Spectacular lake views, glass of wine on the sunny deck in the evening was a perfect way to introduce my parents to NZ living! Just wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy a kayak out on the lake. Kathy was a welcoming host, and the breakfast spread was fab. Highly recommend! Thanks again x

    Cat2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • An awesome chance to share a dream place.

    Mark2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous location. We initially were worried about intruding, but Kathy and Gary genuinely welcome you into their home. BBQ and hot tub are not the usual B&B facilities even though we didn't use them - hot tub when it's 30 degrees is perhaps OTT. But sun beds and kayaks we did use. Recommend without question.

    John2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • One of the most beautiful airBNB experiences we ever had. Kathy's place was much nicer than we expected. We really appreciate her accommodation to our family

    Lua2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay and welcoming, friendly hosts. We also loved the delicious breakfast. The view was beautiful, overlooking the lake.

    Emma2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Okareka, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Enjoy all that a Waterfront holiday home at Lake Okareka can offer, perfect for large families wanting a lawn to lake aspect and a well catered for Escape. Features include: Jetty Boat mooring Dinghy with lifejackets Kayaks x2 Netfllix Wifi Hotel Quality Linen This property comfortably sleeps 12 but also has 2 trundle beds to sleep up to 14. Lake Okareka is 12 kms from Rotorua central.
    Waterfront Escape is a 5 Bedroom house with a large open plan living area leading out to the most fantastic deck with 180 degree lake views. Downstairs, you will find a full kitchen, lounge and dining room opening out onto the deck. From the other side of the kitchen, you have a second lounge to enjoy which can also be closed off from the rest of the living area in required. On the ground level, the house also has three bedrooms (on with en-suite bathroom) the main bathroom and the laundry and double garage. Upstairs, you will find the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a small private deck to sit and enjoy the lake view. There is also a fifth bedroom which has two single beds and an additional two trundler beds is required. The front deck leads out to your lawn and down to the lake where you have a private jetty. If you're bringing a boat, you can launch it at the ramp down the road and moor it at the front of the property for the duration of your stay. For even larger groups, there is also a separate unit on the property that can be booked out as well. Enquire about Okareka Escape which can accommodate another 2 guests.
    Lake Oakareka is a beautiful quiet lakeside community less than 15 minutes drive from the Rotorua CBD. The lake is well used for fishing and water activities such as swimming, water skiing and wakeboarding.
  • This is a wonderful place to stay, very private and tranquil. Wonderful sunrises and sunsets, great for star gazing too and the wildlife. I have to mention they do have a rodent problem in the kitchen only but it is being actively managed by the ‘owner managers’. It did not impact our stay, we were very vigilant not to leave any food out and wiped the services at night and morning with bleach. It was fine.

    Sheila2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • A view to die for. Peaceful and still very close to town. Lovely peace of earth.

    David2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great time at the house. Very quiet area, about 20-30 minutes from the town. Nice little lake area in the back of the house.

    Janny2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • I wonderful place. Nice view and very calm. No issues with the lake flies. However we saw a couple of rodents. So keep the food safe.

    Pablo2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • A spacious house with a beautiful view, relax and peaceful. Plenty of parking at the house and just outside at the corner. Good walking tracks, close boat ramp, great water activities in front of the house. Thanks for the kayak and dinghy. Very clean linen and towels, comfortable beds. Plenty of hot water, good showers. Wifi was good. Excellent location, 15 minutes to town, airport and most attractions. We love the area, quiet and relaxing. The house and the area more offer than we expected.

    Linda2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place!

    Adam2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place with perfect location. We really enjoyed! Thanks!

    Olli2019-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful house, loved the location. Nice quiet neighbourhood with ability to go out into the lake . Close to Rotorua only about a 20min drive to city centre . Really recommend this place.

    Nakalia2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Okareka, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Welcome to Okareka Lakestay. A comfortable newly renovated home. 2 bedroom's in the main home and a large sleep out in the garage. Only a minute walk to Lake Okareka jetty, and a few more minutes to the boat ramp and Boyes beach. The house is well equipped, there is an inside mountain bike storage area, a large garden with swings for the kids, fruit trees and plenty of off street parking. Enjoy Rotorua and the lakes with ease from Okareka Lakestay www.OkarekaLakestay.co.nz
    Close to everything!
  • Really cool place. No lake view but so close you can walk there in a couple of minutes. Really nicely renovated. Cool house with big yard and nice deck

    Adam2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Peaceful location, beautifully renovated space that made us all feel calm. The mattresses and sofas are excellent. Haven't had such a good night's sleep in quite some time! Wish we could've stayed longer.

    Suraya2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • It’s a great stay! especially for the cosy beddings. we have a warm and comfort holiday. Michelle is very accommodating and he guided us to know the house and surroundings. Kitchen stuff are very handy and plenty.

    Yi2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Okareka, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Yes, its all here, just waiting for you to come & soak up the lakefront ambiance & go home relaxed. All within approx. 12 minutes from Rotorua City.A modern home with hot Spa Pool, double glazed, fully insulated, new fire & heaters in all the bedrooms ensure a cozy stay during the cooler winter months. Catch a trout from the front lawn or sit on the spacious deck and watch the lake action unfold. Numerous tourist attractions are within 15 minutes drive.
    Our lakefront home is roomy and modern with lots of separate spaces. The kitchen is beautifully appointed. It has beautiful gardens. It is set in a very desirable are of Rotorua. It has ramped entry and exit to allow for those who find access difficult.
    Lake Okareka ia a Jewell in amongst other lakes. The lake has an open fishing season and is great for all water based activities. There are lots of walkig trails at the lake and a forest trail to get you to the Blue Lake which you can walk to from here. For Bird Lovers there are especially set up bird watching huts. The world renown Redwoods are approx. 10 minutes car journey and mountain bike track entry just up the road. Lake Okareka has an old fashioned sense of community and welcomes visitors.
  • Location location location!!! Such a beautiful home and location right by the like. Very quiet and relaxing, stunning views. Only few minutes away from Rotorua and other beautiful lakes in the area that are worth exploring. Would stay again and again!

    Emilia2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place next to tranquil lake, very private n nice.

    Calvin2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • So close to the water! My kid had a great time playing with ducks. It was absolutely divine waking up to that view & thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. We will definitely be back again!

    Anmol2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • This was a fantastic stay! Beautiful house, exceptional view, quiet neighbourhood, ... Cathy was easy to communicate with. We would love to come here again! Thank you Cathy.

    Steven2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful spot literally on the lake. It was a pleasure to be able to walk straight out for a swim or pick a boat to take out for a paddle. We had a perfect stay. Mornings outside were more crisp than we were expecting, but the house stayed warm. Bathrooms were a little dated and no shower curtains, but nothing major. We’d love to come back.

    Sam2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Such a lovely place to stay, so comfortable, clean and easy. Beautiful spot close to Rotorua CBD. Would not hesitate to come back and stay again. Already missing the lake to wake up and swim in everyday.

    Blake2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful, peaceful location.

    Daniel2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • This house is much much more than what you can see in the pictures provided. The house is located close to Rotorua, about 10-15mins drive. There is also a shortcut if you drive pass the quarry. This is the best place to be without the smell from the sulfur, fresh air everyday. My wife love the fully equipped kitchen with spices available to whip up a good meal. We also enjoyed swimming and boating, there are plenty of boats to choose from. The ducks and swans are also a pleasant sight to see everyday. Those who wants a private lake and private time. This is it!

    Gilbert2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Okareka, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Enjoy the great views from this elevated position near the shores of Lake Okareka. The lake is only a 400m walk from the property where you can enjoy what the lake has to offer. For those wanting to head back into Rotorua it is only a 10 minute drive. The house has a hot tub and wood burner for relaxing into the clear star nights.
    . Walk around Acacia Bay to the Okareka Walkway; • Walk to the top of Summit Road for amazing views of Lake Okareka and Mount Tarawera; • Horse Riding for more amazing views of Lake Okareka and Lake Tarawera; • Short drive to Blue Lake for a lazy walk around the Lake; • 5 minute drive to Lake Tarawera for lunch or a coffee; • 10 minute drive to Rotorua Town Centre where you have world class mountain biking at the Redwoods or the endless tourist attractions to check out.
    it is such a beautiful and tranquil spot yet so close to everything. It is a gorgeous lake for swimming,fishing, kayaking or boating. Just 400m to the lovely Boyes Beach. 10 minutes drive and you are on the CBD hub of Rotorua With DVDs,books, games, SKY, pantry with lots of basic items, enough laundry provisions for at least a couple of washes, Nespresso machine, nutri ninja . . . Hopefully everything you will ever need for a fantastic stay. Just perfect Heating is by panel heaters in the downstairs rooms plus an additional heat pump in the main bedroom. Upstairs is heated by living room heat pump and there is also a wood burner. Firewood is not provided however and we do ask you clean out after use.
  • Peter and Fiona are great hosts - kind and helpful. Also, this airbnb was in such an amazing location where you get the perfect view of the lake with the sun rising behind the mountain. Every morning we got a spectacular view that made us want to wake up early. We found everything we needed while staying here and would highly recommend!

    Trinh2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • As super hosts we have high expectations and this property did not disappoint! Peter & Fiona are great communicators and everything was just as described. The house is secluded in native bush, elevated with absolutely stunning lake views, spacious enough for large groups but still has areas to remain private from your travel companions. Don’t be discouraged by the stairs as you will be rewarded! Classic Kiwi holiday home with extras and so much more!

    Frank & Chrys2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • The house was amazing and everything was perfect! Peter and Fiona are the perfect hosts

    Eloïse2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Gorgeous views, lovely house, plenty of parking and good communication. Thanks Peter and Fiona.

    Allister2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Okareka, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Stunning views from this substantial home on exclusive Acacia Peninsula, Lake Okareka. It has easy access to the lake and jetty, with ample off street parking. This is a modern open plan home with two lounges opening onto a wrap around deck. Lake Okareka is a beautiful Lake, ideal for swimming, sailing, boating and fishing. New Zealand's famous Mountain Bike park is on the door step. It is an easy 10 minute drive from Rotorua CBD and it's neighboring Blue, Green and Tarawera Lakes.
  • One of the best house with the best location!!

    Najam2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • Greta place and great location can get cold as really tall ceilings with not much for heat - tricky as we were out on the water a lot. Very tidy and can seat plenty comfortably.

    Tom2019-09-27T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time at Blair's house. The most gorgeous, quiet and peaceful location. Close to mountain bike trails, walking tracks, horse riding and of course Rotorua. Huge, well equipped house with a log burner. Will be back in the summer!

    Julie2019-07-10T00:00:00Z
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    10


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    5

    Lake Okareka, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Enjoy the lake, mountain biking & tramping. Self contained studio room over the road from the lake. Sleeps up to two people.
    Close to an access to a great swimming beach just across the road, a lake & mountain view, just 20 minutes from Rotorua and all its attractions.
    Lake Tarawera is a lovely small community situated close enough to Rotorua to be enjoy all the facilities that a small sized city offers but far enough away to be in a pristine & quiet environment of a bush & lake setting.
  • Convenient, clean and no fuss. Des is an easy going host and I had a good stay. Thanks!

    Fraser2019-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • This was one of my favourite air bnb places I’ve stayed at. Des is a nice guy, and tries to make sure that you have whatever you need to be comfortable, plus he helped me manage to get to a hike I really wanted to do. I’d gladly stay again.

    Audrey2018-04-16T00:00:00Z
  • Des was a great host, really helpful. Great location and very peacefull

    Dan2018-04-04T00:00:00Z
  • Des is a perfect host and has interesting stories to share. A 3min walk takes you to the lake with beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The right accommodation for all looking for a quiet place offside tourism.

    Matthias2018-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • Des’s place is adorable, perfect little space for a few days. The area and lake are gorgeous : ) Unfortunately we had to leave early due to family emergency - Des was very accommodating and flexible around it, very much appreciated!

    Leah2018-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • What a fantastic place! Scenic, peaceful, secure, like a dream! Really enjoyed staying at this place. Many thanks to Des - so thoughtful careful and communicative. Highly recommended.

    Lydia2018-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect stay for a couple of days while attending a family wedding at Lake Tarawera. Small space with everything you need for a relaxing time - being surrounded by native bush was awesome. The space was clean, tidy & comfortable for my daughter and I. There is a track down to the lake almost opposite - easy access for swimming. Everything as described and communication with Des was easy. Would stay again & recommend.

    Jan2018-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you for having me Des! I was relieved by such a smooth booking process, although I made the request rather last min. The location is only about 20min drive out from Rotorua township and yet felt like being in totally different area. Des gave me loads of tips for activities to do around his accommodation. The area offers so many things to do like swimming, walking, visiting further places by boat or even relaxing with coffee with stunning lake views. It's such a beautiful place with great opportunities for outdoor activities!!

    Hiromi2018-02-21T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Tarawera, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Overlooking beautiful Lake Okareka, this bright, airy room offers you the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring the lakes and Rotorua's many activities and attractions. The room opens onto our light-filled conservatory, the end of which you have to yourself, giving you some extra space to relax. Enjoy the peace and natural beauty of our idyllic rural setting, only a 15 minute drive from downtown Rotorua.
  • I have been very privileged to stay in Sandy's home.. Do not hesitate to choose this place.

    Mark2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • There are not enough accolades to give to the host(s) and their magical space! The views are stunning, the amenities spacious and incredibly comfortable. The personal touches, generously delicious breakfast and human interaction is unparalleled. For us, to stay just outside of Rotorua proper, allowed us to appreciate the area even more. Now we will always stay here when visiting again. Not just for the space, but also for the friendship gained.

    Joli2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Honestly the best Airbnb I’ve ever stayed in. Sandy and Max’s house is beautiful, with an amazing view of the lake below. Included breakfast was great, and Sandy was a pleasure to talk with each day. She even took us to a secret glowworm grotto!! I can’t recommend this place enough and hope to go back soon.

    Charlie2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Sandy is a fantastic host, providing great hospitality, local knowledge and a great spot with a million dollar view.

    Billy2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • My partner and I have just returned from a 3 night stay with Sandy...You can expect everything you could wish for and...MORE!...do not hesitate to stay. Though I would rather it was our secret🤣

    Tony2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • We had the most wonderful stay at the Lake. Sandy and Max were so kind and welcoming, the space was very comfortable, and the view was even better than we expected. Such a wonderful experience! Highly recommend.

    Tim And Bec2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Sandy and Max are both such wonderful people. They are kind and welcoming from the time you step inside to the moment you leave! They are accommodating and go above and beyond for their guests! And the view is breathtaking! Highly recommend!

    Alana2019-12-11T00:00:00Z
  • We had an excellent stay at Sandy and Max's home. They made us feel very welcome in their home. We had a great breakfast served in their porch with amazing views. I would highly recommend staying here!

    Amy Xiaohui2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Okareka, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

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    Nestled in the Bush overlooking Lake Okareka this spacious and modern 3 bedroom home is the perfect getaway for the family of just a couple. Wake to the sound of birdsong and enjoy the sounds of nature, no traffic or noise of the city.
  • Fantastic 2 night stay- wish we could have stayed longer. Amazing green outlook surrounding the property and beautiful lake at the end of the road. 100% recommend staying here!

    Lauren2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle (and aroma!) of Rotorua. House offers a large open plan space downstairs, perfect for families or couples. Would definitely return.

    Glen2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Used this house to get ready before my wedding. Great space, great spot for photos lots of windows and light.

    Erin2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great location. Lovely home. Very clean, and a perfect spot few a few days. Not too far from town.

    Michael2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely spacious house in a beautiful setting. Well insulated and well equipped kitchen & facilities for kids. We had a lovely stay however hot water limited with 3 adults showering in the morning. Would definitely like to stay again

    Lisa2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • The location of the house is great with lush bush in the back yard. The views are fantastic and the house is designed to make the most of the setting. A very relaxing stay overall. Well worth the visit.

    Vanessa2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful, tranquil, cosy, comfortable, well equipped, we couldn’t have asked for more. The perfect deck to stargaze, or wake to morning views of the mountains and lake. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend.

    Lyndsay2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, so spacious, very clean. You’ve got great views and it’s nice feeling like you’re in the forest. Hosts are very quick to respond.

    Michael2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Okareka, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Arguably the finest lake-edge property in the Lake Okareka, Rotorua district. You’ll love everything because of the comfort and tastefulness of a beautiful home. The lake, the beach, the tennis court, the trampoline, the gardens and the large lawn and the fully equipped kitchen are all yours.... The cleaning is complimentary.
    A lovingly restored 1930's family villa on the shores of Lake Okareka, one of the most pristine of the Rotorua Lakes.
    Visit Rotorua NZ.com Capture the Spirit of Rotorua. Activities include: Thermal areas and hot pools; Maori culture and hangi; Fishing and Kayaking; White water rafting and Jet boating; Float plane and helicopter flights; Skydiving; Gondola and the Luge; Walks and 4WD Safaris; Horse Riding and Mountain biking; Wildlife parks and Farm shows; Rotorua Museum; Golfing and more….
  • Charming, quiet and peaceful.

    Nathan2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great house with many amenities good for family. On the edge of the lake with a little sandy beach.

    Lynne2019-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • We feeling so lucky can lived this wonderful and incredible view house. Everything is perfect .. we will back again..... thanks again Martin...

    Maggie2019-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely vacation house for young and old. We enjoyed the place with our young kids and found the hosts to be accommodating and hospitable. We recommend the place as a choice place for a family break.

    Bich2018-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • What an incredible house and spot on the lake. A truely memorable family trip!

    Lauren2018-04-22T00:00:00Z
  • Best place I’ve stay in New Zealand so far! The house is marvelous I love the Victorian’s interior with warm wooden wall and the cozy fireplate! Especially the feel of home by Martin’s personal collective decorations. It will be a shame not to mention the view, the most valueable thing about this land is its lake view that I love to wake up to in the morning. The place is definitely a photogenic spot to take pictures, everywhere you sit it will be a frame of an interior magazine! Thank you for a good experience Martin!

    Hồng Trang2018-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • great location and friendly advice from Martin the owner ,this is the sort of home airbnb does well

    Paul2017-11-02T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful home and property. Very helpful host.

    Gabrielle2017-10-29T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Okareka, Rotorua,, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Just a quick 2 minute walk to the lake! This large 'chalet' like home is NOT 4 or 5 star but a good old fashioned humble kiwi bach/home that is loved by many. If you have high posh standards then PLEASE do not book!! It is 3 levels with spiral stairs that might not suit everyone, the house is known by the locals as the Gingerbread House. 3km to Blue Lake, 9 min drive to Rotorua. Guests to bring linen , see extra details below. Linen (basic) can be provided for extra charge on request
    This accommodation provides the basics, in a setting of 'rustic charm'. It WOULD NOT BE SUITABLE for those groups requiring a 4-5 star hotel environment! It is however, perfect for groups to enjoy each others company and to get away from the 'rat-race' for a peaceful break. It's a great central meeting place, will accommodate 2 families /large groups. NOTE: a refundable deposit may be requested occasionally from speciifc parties that book There's parking and easy access for a boat - let me know if you're bringing a boat and I'll give you access instructions. World class locations for Boating, Kayaking , Mountain-biking, Water-skiing, etc are literally just minutes away!......or if its 'time out' you're after, relax on the deck, or check out the many cafe/dining options available in nearby Rotorua. In keeping with the peaceful setting, we ask that noise is kept to an absolute minimum after 10pm. Please provide ALL OWN LINEN, including sheets, pillow cases, towels, bath mats and tea-towels. Duvets/Pillows/Blankets are provided.
    Quiet small friendly neighbourhood, no shops
  • As I’ve said to Anne, no this isn’t a golden palace but this was everything we as a family needed. Very spacious, clean and great place to unplug and unwind. We will be returning for sure.

    Tangiwai2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • We absolutely loved our stay and will definitely be back. The batch was exactly what we needed with plenty of space and well set up to relax in the sun or pop down to the lake which is only a minutes walk away. Anne was also very fast to respond to any queries.

    Macaela2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful home with plenty of beds for big groups and at a great value. Truly enjoyed our stay!

    Dan2019-09-19T00:00:00Z
  • Nice little chalet!

    Félix2019-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • Great value for money - awesome location. Will go back!

    Dylan2019-07-19T00:00:00Z
  • Unbelievable, amazing. We loved it.

    Scott2019-07-14T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect venue for our annual family winter gathering. We will be back!

    Phillippa2019-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • Like it says on the tin. Perfect for large groups that aren't looking for 5 stars but in a 5 star location. Wonderfully kitted with kitchen equipment.

    Sandra2019-04-28T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Okareka, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Featuring stunning views, lots of beds and even a hot tub - welcome to Kiwiana Bach, the perfect place for your classic kiwi holiday. Sleeping up to 9 people, bring your family and friends to enjoy this place for a memorable holiday by the stunning Lake Tarawera. Perched upon the hillside the home opens up with large doors, where you’ll be able to enjoy your evenings out on the decking admiring the natural scenery with a glass of wine in hand. Cook up a delicious meal on the barbecue and spend time with everyone all together. At the end of the day, you’ll find plenty of bedrooms with King, Queen and Single sized beds to suit everyone. If you fancy going for a swim, you’ll only be a 3-minute walk from the lake’s edge and you’ll find many fishing spots all around the lake. The home is only a half hour’s drive away from Rotorua city where you’ll find plenty of shops, cafes, supermarkets and restaurants. Enjoy a fun-filled holiday right from Kiwiana Bach!
    This is spacious 4 bedroom property. Please note, the bedding configuration for this property includes a King Bed in Bedroom 1, a Single Bed, a Single Bunk Bed in Bedroom 2, a Queen Bed in Bedroom 3 and two Single Beds in Bedroom 4.
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    Lake Tarawera, Rotorua, New Zealand

    This exquisite lake front home has stunning 180 deg. views across the crystal clear lake to the mighty Mt Tarawera. The large spacious house sleeps 6 comfortably but more guests can be accommodated on request. A private stairway takes you directly to the lake front, where a 30 second walk leads you to a beautiful secluded bay only know to us locals. A 1 minute walk in the opposite direction takes you to Stony Point Reserve which boasts a lovely children’s playground and of course a boat ramp.
    This beautiful house has a large lounge, massive decking for relaxing and entertaining. The spa/ hot tub is available for your private use and there is an outside fire should you want to enjoy its ambience. Outside seating is plentiful and you can dine either at the inside or outside table ( or both). The lounge is large and inviting with rustic lake ambiance, the fire however is only decorative currently as I solve the problem of smoke coming out of the fire rather than going up. The kitchen is brand new and a feature of this home, with a massive black mirror splash back so you can by cooking on the stove and still admire the view out chat to people behind you. For the ladies the large black fridge we have named Skinny Fridge as the reflection in its doors make you look much thinner than any other mirror I have seen. I am convinced this is the only mirror that reflects my true shape. The upstairs master suite is very large and has even better views of the lake and you can even watch the keen early rises putting their boats in at Stony Point boat ramp. The bathroom has a double headed extra large shower made for two. This house is my dream home and I’m sure you will call it your dream holiday home as soon as you lay eyes on it. Available are 3 kayaks and a paddle board with life jackets during your stay. Apart from the paddles and life jackets they are at lake level for ease of use.
    The Rotorua area is a fantastic area to experience Maori culture, thermal areas and natural hot pools. There are world class mountain biking and walking trails in the Red Woods 15 minutes from this location. There are many good restaurants in Rotorua particularly in ‘Eat Street’ which is in Tutanekai Street. About 7 minutes drive from here is the Landing Cafe that is on the lake edge where you can eat and enjoy watching the lake life. From there you can get the water taxi to Hot Water Beach which has natural hot springs and is delightful. For the fitter people amount you there is a hiking trail that leaves from close to the Buried Village and goes to Hot Water Beach but I am told it takes 6 hours each way. The Buried Village is not quite Pompeii but is lovely and an interesting insight into what happed here when Mt Tarawera erupted some 130 odd years ago. Their caffe is also very nice, serving the usual fare but my personal favourite is their Carrot cake. The Polynesian Pools in Rotorua City is a great place for a hot soak.
  • Awesome location, Beautiful views, nice big house, really clean and tidy. The spa was a great, so relaxing! Thank you 😊

    Erin2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • The house is great! The scenery is charming, the galaxy is seen at night; the owner is very nice, and her pets are very cute; there are two children on this journey, they are very satisfied with the boating and playground near the house!

    2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • I really like this villa and let our 2 family members have a happy Spring Festival. I hope to have a chance to come again in the future.

    Yidong2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely home with great views.

    Gae2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful views. Clean and relaxing stay. Liz was extremely helpful and accommodating.

    Ruth2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location and facilities

    Carol2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing newly renovated home with an amazing view right on the lake. This was by far the best Airbnb home we have stayed at and we have rented a lot over the years. The house is located right on the lake with a private access stair (long) to a secluded cove. The owner has 3 sit on kayaks and a paddle board to use which was the best way to experience the lake. The house opens up to a magnificent view of the lake and mountain with large sliding doors from the kitchen and lounge. The deck is expansive and great for relaxing and entertaining, with a nice exterior lounge and spa. The kitchen is beautifully renovated and very well stocked, with a nice big stove, French door refrigerator and heaps of pantry space. All the rooms were very comfortable and the beds were quite comfy. The master bedroom was very large and opened to the lake with a small balcony. It has a number of pull out sofas from what I could tell and a very generous shower. Overall highly recommended. Minor note: there was no clothes dryer as listed, also pay attention to extra per person charges.

    Christopher2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Liz has a fabulous house and is a great host. We loved the house and the overall area. Absolutely top-notch! Highly recommend it!

    Denis2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Tarawera, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Panoramic views of Lake Okareka and Mount Tarawera 15mins to town and 10mins from the redwood centre plenty of activities including walks around Lake Okareka and Blue Lake Panoramic views of beautiful Lake Okareka and Mount Tarawera, relax and unwind in native bush after a long day on the lake, perfect for a family barbeque or a get away with friends.
    Plenty of off street parking with enough room to park a boat. Abundant native bird life and close to the redwoods center. Short bike or drive to the no 1. mountain biking location in New Zealand. Rotorua town and all desired amenities only 10-15 min away including Rotorua's newest Motion Entertainment facility for rainy days (5 min away). The boat ramp is 500m down the road along with plenty of walks around Lake Okareka and Blue Lake.
  • Fantastic place to stay. Comfy beds, kitchen had all the things. Would definitely stay here again.

    Michelle2017-12-26T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Okareka, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Creative cottage over the road from the lake. Sleeps up to four people.
    Fully self contained with all kitchen facilities, lounge & eating area etc. Nestled in a lovely bush setting with wood carvings & artworks dotted around. Awake to birdsong.
    Lake Tarawera is a lovely small community situated close enough to Rotorua to be enjoy all the facilities that a small sized city offers but far enough away to be in a pristine & quiet environment of a bush & lake setting.
  • Thank you for having us in your space, des! Was lovely meeting you

    Nicole2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, I highly recommend.

    Rachel2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Des was an amazing host. Promt to reply to messages and very understanding of personal circumstances beyond our control.

    Jayne2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • it's a fun house in a great location with an amazing view over the lake.

    Kenn2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay in Tarawera. Des’s house was very comfortable and full of interesting art, artefacts and memorabilia. It was in the most beautiful setting with amazing views of Lake Tarawera with the volcano behind. Des was extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful.

    Robert2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, very cosy and warm with the lovely fire. Beautiful views and close to lake. Des is very friendly and easy to communicate with.

    Carolyn2019-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • Very cosy spot right across the street from the lake. Des was a warm and personable host-- took great care of us. The house was warm and comfortable.

    Timothy2019-04-26T00:00:00Z
  • Good place and good host. This is the 2nd time we stay here. Nothing but great

    Max2019-04-20T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Tarawera, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    We're so excited to offer this stunning house for your next holiday. We're open and we're good to go!! Casual living in stylish surroundings with contemporary furnishings. The 3 levels of decks for you enjoy outdoor living at it's best, the lofty views from the Spa pool is world class magic. Sweeping views from every bedroom with mod cons for miles throughout the house. There's plenty of storage space for bikes and toys for adventures in the best fun place in Rotorua.
    Holiday awesomeness doesn't come better than this. We call it "The Gasp" every turn is another Oh my God how cool is this house. We can't wait for you to see it too. The top level offers an executive Parents Retreat with a Master Bedroom and bathroom with expansive views across the Lake from 3 angles. A kitchenette and media room complete the Parents escape in style. The lower level offers 2 Bedrooms with a family bathroom in a double bedroom and 2 x bunk bed configuration. The small alcove is the perfect space for children to enjoy gaming and indoor playing. The main liviing/dining/kitcnen space is open plan heavenly, everything leads to the retractable doors and the deck side living space is made 100% for entertaining and relaxation. Take a break, Stay here, You deserve it!!
    The elevation and seclusion offered here at Sweeping Views leaves everything open to your imagination of how you choose to spend you holiday on your own terms. The Lake edge is an easy stroll away, the Landing Cafe is less than 5 minutes away by car or bike, Rotorua City is only 20 minutes from your front door.
  • Amazing space. Breathtaking views. Everything you could need all in one place!

    Bailee2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Was fantastic

    Dominic2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This stay was really nice. The view is something else and the house is very nice and comfortable. The spa tub was so nice. This was without a doubt the best stay of our vacation.

    Jonathan2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing views, interesting space. Cool area! Host was a little rude on check out

    Dylan2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Tarawera, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    te Whare - "terraces in the long white cloud" is a truly unique indigenous boutique bed & breakfast experience. Absolutely stunning views over Lake Tarawera to the dormant volcano from an award winning resort style home environment.
    te Whare is a truly unique expression of contemporary Maori architecture at its best. The ""whare" or suites are individual eco units with solar power and integrated passive solar design.
  • Wonderful hosts and stunning place, we had a great honeymoon. Looking forward to visiting again during our next trip to NZ.

    Gilles2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely place to stay with amazing views

    Anne2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful property in an amazing location! Thank you Lamees and Fred - we will be back!

    Kate2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place to stay and great hospitality

    Dean2019-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • What an amazing weekend getaway. The views are as listed “spectacular”. The hosts are very welcoming and extremely house proud which is what you would expect with a gem like this. Loved every minute

    Ben2019-03-31T00:00:00Z
  • Can't believe this place is real. It's like Santorini among the trees. Yes there are a multitude of steps but once you ascend, each flat part provides an opportunity to appreciate the view and architecture. Loved the space itself - comfy bed, cool shower, felt like a grown-up treehouse! The view of the lake is incredible. Lamees and Fred are wonderful and thoughtful hosts. I injured myself earlier that day and Fred helped us carry our bags to the room.

    Josh2019-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Sadly, I only was able to stay one night and I wish I could’ve stayed longer because the space was beautiful and I would’ve loved to explore. The house is located along the lake and has beautiful views from the suite! Even when I had trouble finding the place, Lamees and Fred helped out greatly (even with my bad cell reception). The place was clean, modern and stylish with a profound sense of nature surrounding you. Would definitely recommend for anyone to stay here!

    Sarah2019-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • The host is very warm and considerate, the house is beautiful! The hostess’s mother is actually a neighbor to me in China, so it’s good! Recommended to stay!

    Rivera2019-02-21T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Tarawera, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    The quintessential kiwi bach, simple and functional, set in complete privacy within our farm on a stunning site high above all else. Originally hunting huts, this unique holiday home is actually four separate buildings that are linked by a large outdoor deck. We replaced roofing, renewed the decking and renovated the insides to create a unique holiday home that has a special character all its own. The front two pods are the living spaces: kitchen/dining and lounge each with stacker doors which open up onto the central deck. The two rear pods are identical in configuration, each split into a double room and a bunk room with internal access to each other, perfect for one family per pod. The bathroom adjoins the lounge and has a shower over a bath, a toilet and a double vanity. The utility room has washer, dryer and laundry tub and a second toilet. The outdoor shower on the northern deck is a completely open showering experience! Both double bedrooms enjoy the unequalled lake views and you'll wake to see the sun rising over Mount Tarawera. A genuine Stoked Hot Tub sits under a pohutukawa on the edge of the front lawn and is a perfect way to relax and enjoy the vista by day and the famous starfilled lake Tarawera sky by night. The lake bach is ideally suited for... ROMANTIC ESCAPES Think fluffy white towels, crisp sheets on a plush super king bed, relaxing together with the stunning lake and mountain backdrop, long soaks in the luxurious Stoked hot tub and cheeky outdoor shower all set in complete privacy and solitude. Ask us about our two guest special pricing! FAMILY FUN Each of the two separate sleeping pods are split into a double room and a bunk room with internal access between, so it's perfect for one or two families to holiday together. TIME OUT WITH FRIENDS Whether it's relaxing and spending time with friends or exploring all that the region has to offer, the lake bach is a great place to base yourself. Two adults mountain bikes available for complimentary guest use. Char-Broil barbecue Bbq and outdoor gas patio heater provided.
    The landing cafe for lunch or dinner. Airstream trailer at Lake Tikitapu blue lake for great coffee, and great food. Hop on the water taxi and experience the beauty of the lake. Discover the natural thermal pools. Hike the Tarawera trail to hot water beach, catch the water taxi home. Hike to the Tarawera falls. Or just enjoy the walks around the lake edge. World renowned Whakarerewa Forest for mountain biking, walking and horseriding is a 5 minute drive. Hire mountain bikes, regular or electric or bring your own, get a shuttle up to higher spots to spend more time downhill. Horse trekking at Lake Okareka is a 5minute drive. The birthplace of tourism in New Zealand, learn more at The Buried Village just a few kilometres up the road. Walks around the beautiful blue and green lakes. And of course all that Rotorua offers just 20 minutes back in town.
  • We really enjoyed our stay here. Views are amazing, the hot tub is situated perfectly and the lounge and kitchen were stunning. One small thing that we got over quickly was having to come outside in the cold to go to the bathroom which is connected to the main lounge and behind the kitchen. This place would be even better in summer so hopefully we can make another trip then.

    Kavinesh2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • We had such a lovely weekend at this magical house! Beautiful views over the lake either from the outdoor tub or lounges. Nice dark cozy rooms and lots of towels in the bathroom which is always a bonus! The amazing hot tub was welcomed by our tender muscles after the walk. We didn't really use the outside as it was winter but I imagine this place is even better in summer :)

    CaseyJo2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • We were a large group of friends down for a weekend and this place was great, everyone loved it! while not a huge space it was cosy rather then crammed and the views were stunning. The hot tub overlooking the lake was the highlight here - and Glenn was very quick to fix our hot water outage when the gas ran out. The location is great, you feel like you're somewhere totally remote while still only being 20min from central Rotorua (though I would recommend downloading the directions before as there is pretty much no reception out there). All in all a fabulous weekend away with everyone asking when we're going to do it again.

    Magdalena2019-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • This place was really nice and stylish! Although the layout was pretty cool, after staying there a couple of nights and it was raining it become a little annoying having to go from one building to the next as there was no cover and you would get wet. Especially when needing the toilet in the middle of the night. But we could see how amazing this would be in the summer time!! Glenn was a great host and made sure everything was ready for us on arrival. We would defiantly recommend staying here!

    Zo2019-07-26T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay at Glenn and Shelley’s place. It was lovely and clean and warm with everything we needed for a weekend away with friends. The views are spectacular! We would definitely stay again. Thanks

    Nicky2019-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • Just such a beautiful spot - peaceful, with amazing views. Despite the rain we loved our stay, and want to come back again in summer.

    Jaala2019-07-16T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful two nights stay at the lake Bach, we didn't want to leave. The views are spectacular, especially from the hot tub. We were able to cook our meals there which we really enjoyed, although they are separate living spaces, it feels very homely. We also felt warm even though it was winter. The beds are very comfortable and our daughter enjoyed playing with the puzzles and blocks. Wifi was good and we liked that it was out of the Rotorua town. It was so quiet and peaceful. We hope that we can return again one day!

    Sonita2019-07-12T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing spot with fantastic views over Lake Tarawera! A great place to relax and unwind looking out at the lake view during the day and at the stars at night. Clean, comfortable and warm, the lake bach is well setup. It works really well for 2 families, 2 separate sleeping huts and the added bonus of a trampoline and hot tub.

    Kate2019-07-08T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Tarawera, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Lakeside Escape is a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom Lake Tarawera holiday home with an amazing set up for your next lake holiday. Including Wi-Fi and a hot tub, this well equipped home enjoys a perfect position just moments from the waters edge, or less than a 20 minute drive into Rotorua! The front section of the house is fully fenced for the safety of pets and the youngest members of the family. This Lake Tarawera holiday home includes comfortable open plan living, with easy outdoor flow onto the deck... This is the perfect spot to dine alfresco with a pizza oven and outdoor heater on hand, plus spectacular lake views. For indoor days, stay toasty by the fire and admire the scenery from the comfort of the couch. A foosball and table tennis table, as well as the extensive DVD library and children's games are all great additions when the weather doesn't lend itself well to exploring the lake! The modern kitchen boasts a Nespresso machine as well! This Lake Tarawera holiday home offers the perfect setting for two families. Bedroom 1 at this Lake Tarawera accommodation includes an ensuite bathroom and is fitted with a queen bed. Bedroom 2 also has a queen bed. Bedroom 3 includes a double bunk set, while bedroom 4 has 2 single beds. There is also a port-a-cot on site, making this an excellent family option. When you feel like exploring, you can enjoy easy access to a safe swimming beach. Tempt a trophy trout or paddle the sea kayaks. Everything you need for a low key or adventure-filled getaway is on hand at this family friendly holiday home. Relax and unwind with uninterrupted lake views, or explore everything on offer at this fantastic Lake Tarawera location... Your Lakeside Escape awaits!
    This is spacious 4 bedroom property. Please note, the bedding configuration for this property includes a Queen Bed in Bedroom 1, a Queen Bed in Bedroom 2, two Single Beds in Bedroom 3 and a Double Bunk Bed in Bedroom 4.
  • Gorgeous view! The kids (and adults) loved the entertainment room. We felt very at home in the lake house. The hosts were also very understanding when I made a mistake with the booking and helped resolve it with no fuss. We especially loved discovering the glow worms on our last night. Thank you for having us.

    Fiona2019-10-12T00:00:00Z
  • The house is fantastic and has a stunning view of the lake. We were a group of 2 families and didn't feel like we were cramped for room at all. Lots of things to keep the children interested as well; we were there for 4 nights and didn't turn the TV on once. I'd stay here again in a heart beat.

    Chris2018-03-26T00:00:00Z
  • We spent three nights here and exjoyed it very much. The children (aged 12, 10 and 7) loved the air hockey, table tennis and foosball, as well as board games and running around in the garden (when it wasnt raining!). We took the double kayak for a paddle but had to carry it down the hill (needs 2 adults) as the strap on wheels were flat and wouldnt stay on - no big deal but something to be aware of (in hindsight we could have tried the wheels from the other two kayaks but didnt want to muck around too much!). The hot tub is great but does take a long time, and a lot of firewood, to heat up initially - once its warm it just needs a boost every now and then to keep it warm. After filling the hot tub the water stopped completely - no big deal once you realise its controlled by a pump in the garage & just needs restarting by pushing a button. The fireplace is great, best to load it up gradually as it can make the room very warm! The veiw is amazing, can never get tired of it and took many great photographs of Mt. Tarawerah from the kitchen and deck. While staying there we highly recommend contacting Totally Tarawerah who operate the local water taxi, and taking the guided tour of the hot pool and beach, one of the highlights of our stay!

    Julie2017-10-28T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Tarawera, Rotorua, New Zealand

    Quietly tucked away 3-minutes walk from the lakefront, FlaxWater Bach is an absolutely stunning holiday home, perfect for a couples or family getaway! Following a modern contemporary design with a seamless indoor/outdoor flow and creating an inviting and peaceful atmosphere - you'll instantly fall in love with this home. Sit back, relax and delight in glimpses of the lake, lush bush views and the enchanting birdlife as you enjoy a glass of wine on the deck. Take a break from reality, and lose yourself in a good book out on the hammock while soaking in the summer rays or enjoy some of your favourite tv shows on the Smart TV - everything you need to forget the day-to-day hustle & bustle and be at one with nature and the ones closest to you. From hopping on a cruise to Hot Water Beach and taking in the scenic views, to enjoying a romantic picnic on the lakeside, or taking a 7-minute drive and learning about New Zealand's history at the Buried Village of Te Wairoa, Lake Tarawera brings together New Zealand's stunning nature and charm in an untouched fashion. For a magical lake escape, book a stay at FlaxWater Bach!
    This is spacious 2 bedroom property. Please note, the bedding configuration for this property includes a King Bed in Bedroom 1 and a Single Bed, a Double Bunk Bed in Bedroom 2.
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    Lake Tarawera, Rotorua, New Zealand

    Step into your picture perfect lakeside family holiday home next to the sparkling waters of beautiful Lake Tarawera. This newly built modern home boasts all the comforts and amenities needed for enjoying time with family and friends. Wifi, state of the art coffee machine, feature gas flame fireplace and smart TV. Open plan living with multiple entertaining areas from the privacy of the courtyard with gas barbeque, the deck facing the lake with outdoor lounge suite and the huge breakfast bar and dining area inside. The floor to ceiling glass doors front and back slide wide open to let the outside in. Plenty of toys, books and board games for indoor entertainment when required. The main house has 2 large bedrooms with king beds in each plus another room with 2 single click clack sofa beds. 2 large bathrooms, one with a spa bath. There is another bedroom with king bed and en suite bathroom across the courtyard. Plenty of room directly off the road for boat parking and vehicles. You are only a few minutes walk from the best swimming beach at the lake, playground, public tennis courts and boat launch. There are kayaks and bikes available to use or why not take a water taxi ride across the lake to hot water beach or the drop off point for the Tarawera Falls walk. Enjoy mountain biking, walking tracks, fishing, swimming, boating or just lazing around. All this and you’re only 20 minutes drive from Rotorua and all it has to offer.
    This is spacious 3 bedroom property. Please note, the bedding configuration for this property includes a King Bed in Bedroom 1, a King Bed in Bedroom 2, a King Bed in Bedroom 3 and two Sofa Beds in Lounge 1.
  • Very nice house, beautiful scenery

    松泽2019-02-27T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Tarawera, Rotorua, New Zealand

    Large spacious family friendly house. Great outdoor spaces and spectular views. Springfree Trampoline, Kayaks, Games and Toys. Free Wifi. Selection of Family DVDs. Beautiful sandy beach (cliff road), best on the lake only 300 metres away. Private, desks back and front. BBQ under cover all year round.
    The house has open plan living, kitchen and dinning with areas with two lounge spaces. Living space open to front deck for views and relaxing and open to the back deck to a covered outdoor dining and BBQ area with access to back garden and bush gully.
    Safe and spectacular local beach (Cliff Road Reserve) only 300 metres way. Best assessible beach at the Lake. Quiet end of Spencer Road, safe for walking, close to park, and excellent fishing locations (summer and winter). Fish smoker provided. Close to boat ramps. Bush gully for older kids to explore. Glow worms at night. Fishing, boating, swimming, walking, history – Tarawera has it all. New Tarawera Walkway is a 15km bush walk ending at Hot Water beach with water taxi service to get you back again. Rotorua a short drive away provides plenty of things to do, including mountain biking, The Luge, Geo-thermal sites and much more. Close to Blue Lake and Lake Okareka and their many events, Rowing, Canoeing, Power Boats, Xterra, Triathalon, Multi-sport, Nduro, 3D Multisport festival etc. Rotorua events including Marathon, 100k Flyer Cycle, National 7s, Walking Festival, Mountain Biking,2W, W4, 3D, Tough Guy and Gal, Cycling, Half-ironman, Rotorua Bike Festival, Crankworxs.
  • Fantastic location, roomy with a great layout for several family groups. Enough personal space to keep young and older ones happy.

    Nic2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed our stay at Richards. The house has great views across the lake and lots of space. Thanks.

    Cate2019-10-02T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our weekend. The house is large and relaxed. Easy to have three generations. Even toys for the kids. Magnificent location. Thank you so much!

    Jackie2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Large house, perfect for families, and well set up with everything we needed. Beautiful view from the generous living room and front deck. Highly recommend this property, and would stay again.

    Daniel2019-06-04T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place, with huge space for all. Ideal for a big group of friends or a couple of family’s

    John2019-03-31T00:00:00Z
  • Great retreat for families, and young children. Everything you need (plus more) is provided for. Lots of living spaces for all to enjoy. Private and quiet location but close to so many beautiful lake sites. Fabulous.

    Lorena2019-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful house in a wonderful setting. Really could ask for no more.

    John2018-12-19T00:00:00Z
  • beautiful place in a great location. turned out to be much better than the photos. so happy with our stay.

    Garth2018-12-16T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Tarawera, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Old-school glamour meets location, location, location at The Lakeview Chalet! This sunny 4-bedroom home with Wi-Fi sits just minutes from the edge of Lake Tarawera and boasts wondrous views. It also has a games room that is perfect for rainy days. You can feel the love poured into this barn style home, which has been stylishly revamped and modernised. From the polished wood and high ceilings to the colour pops of teal and bottle green throughout, The Lakeview Chalet is a magical find. Enjoy a morning coffee on the sun-dappled deck, before cooking up a classic Kiwi big brekkie to enjoy at the breakfast bar. With fuel for the day ahead, Lake Tarawera and the local sights are calling! The Lakeview Chalet sits down a private driveway with a sunny deck and large lawn - plenty of room to play and soak up the sun. Perfect for families, bring the boat along and park onsite, and furry friends are welcome too! Take your dog to nearby Stoney Point Reserve and Rangiuru Bay, and try fishing for a famous Lake Tarawera rainbow trout to cook on the BBQ! At the end of the day, delight in old-school glamour with a soak in the claw foot bath; while gazing out the stained glass window towards picturesque lake and mountain views. Make your next trip to Lake Tarawera something special at The Lakeview Chalet.
    This is spacious 4 bedroom property. Please note, the bedding configuration for this property includes a Queen Bed in Bedroom 1, two Single Bunk Beds in Bedroom 2, a King Bed in Bedroom 3 and a Double Bunk Bed in Bedroom 4.
  • The environment is elegant and quiet, and the lawn at the door is suitable for children to play.

    Yaoyao2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Location is amazing! It´s worthy to drive the 17km to Rotorua and stay in this house. Very clean, close to the lake, well equipped. I would recommend it to my friends. Perfect for a family.

    Rafael2019-03-28T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Tarawera, Rotorua, New Zealand

    This family friendly half acre section looks out over the beautiful and serene Lake Okareka to the slopes of Mount Tarawera. The house is a stylish 70s Lockwood with a modern kitchen and open plan living area. Decking wraps around most of the house giving views and a place to sit and listen to the abundant native bird life of the area. World class mountain biking is a 5 minute drive away at Whakarewarewa. The lake is a mere 200m walk with 3 other lakes only minutes by car.
  • Great house and property with lovely outlook and view. Very clean and accommodating. Hosts great to deal with. Would stay again.

    Sam2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Okareka, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Spencer Spa Lodge is a 4 bedroom 5 bathroom Lake Tarawera holiday house nestled in 35 acres of farmland, landscaped gardens, and native New Zealand bush. Set amongst tranquil and private grounds, this gorgeous holiday home enjoys the perfect position to capture panoramic views of the lake and the mountain beyond! This Lake Tarawera holiday home includes spacious, well appointed living with stunning views from the lounge and mezzanine area. There is both an indoor and outdoor fireplace is perfect for winter stays or colder nights... or discover your favourite vantage point outdoors and gaze at the sparkling, pristine water of Lake Tarawera! There is also a large outdoor spa with changing rooms where you can enjoy a relaxing soak whilst taking in the stunning views across Lake Tarawera or if you prefer the sauna, this is located right next to the spa pool. Each of the 4 bedrooms at this Lake Tarawera accommodation is located upstairs with spectacular views. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, a king size bed, a music system and underfloor heating. Each bedroom and the lounge has a smart TV. The house also has a chrome cast audio throughout. For your convenience there are 5 bathrooms plus an additional toilet downstairs. With ample room to relax both indoors and out, this is an amazing venue for the break of a lifetime. Guests are guaranteed privacy, as the lodge has a private driveway and is situated well back from the road... stay on site and admire the scenery, or head out to explore the area with a range of activities to keep you busy during your stay. The lodge is ideally situated whether you want to experience local culture, enjoy spectacular scenery, or take part in any of the huge range of activities on offer in the area. Everything you require for a refreshing escape is on hand at Spencer Spa Lodge... welcome to Lake Tarawera!
    This is spacious 4 bedroom property. Please note, the bedding configuration for this property includes a King Bed in Bedroom 1, a King Bed in Bedroom 2, a King Bed in Bedroom 3 and a King Bed in Bedroom 4.
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    Lake Tarawera, Rotorua, New Zealand

    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
    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.
    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.
  • Beautiful spot to relax. Great views. Easy access to the attractions locally. Well organized host.

    Kristin2019-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • Really awesome set up, beautiful Bach. Plenty of room inside and out. Hosts responded promptly and gave us privacy.

    Clare2018-04-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great house, lots of space and very well equipped for families.

    Ruth2018-04-02T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely Amazing Stay! I can't even begin to express how amazing Liz and Mike are not only with our stay and recommendations for things to do around the area but in general. So My group of 14 arrived a night early. I thought I reserved their place for 3 nights but I only did 2 nights. Instead of saying too bad at 8pm they said no problem we will make it work and put all 14 of us up for the night out of the kindness of their hearts. I really don't know what we would have done that night we probably would have sleep in the cars. The next day while we are out and about they finished setting up their place for our actual reservation dates. Mike also took us out on their pontoon for a few hours to hot water beach and hot pool it was outstanding! They really made us feel at home! There place was clean, huge house great for big group (people got lost in it), with a great view, and comfy beds. I would highly recommend you book their place outside of Rotoura!

    Heather2018-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful family stay at the Fat Pigeon. Beautiful garden and plenty of space to hang out together, or skive off separately. Nice and spacious yet safe for our smaller family members. We enjoyed the short walk to lake which was a perfect spot for picnicking and swimming. Good wifi and Netflix were greatly appreciated, as were the heat pumps. I hope to come back one day soon.

    Liv2018-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Lots of space, lovely birdlife . Great for our big group attending a wedding. Great comminication.

    Sue2017-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely home, great for a large group and such easy check in and check out.

    Kelly2017-11-12T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place for our group of 13 people (3 families) We love Tarawera! Good communication and helpful advice from our hosts

    Maguy2017-10-23T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Tarawera,, Bay Of Plenty,, New Zealand

    A perfect house for a break with family and friends at beautiful Lake Tarawera. Large open plan kitchen, dining & lounge with river stone fire place. A second lounge in case the children want some space of their own. Fantastic views of the lake & mountain. Sprawling gardens and a short walking track to the edge of the lake at Waitangi Bay where the water is clear and 22 degrees throughout the summer months. Perfect for swimming, fishing and kayaking. Plenty of room for boat parking.
    5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 10 Guests Bedroom 1, 1x King Size Bed, Ensuite Bathroom, Wardrobe, Television, Heating, Exit to patio / deck / garden Bedroom 2, 1x Double Bed, Television, Heating, Exit to patio / deck / garden, Wardrobe Bedroom 3, 1x Queen Size Bed, Wardrobe, Exit to patio / deck / garden, Heating Bedroom 4, 2x Twin Single Bed, Wardrobe, Heating Bedroom 5, 1x Queen Size Bed, Ensuite Bathroom, Wardrobe, Exit to patio / deck / garden, Heating, Television, Self contained with kitchette Outdoor deck with barbecue Water taxi service to hot water beach and private hot pool Fishing guides available Walking tracks Close to numerous attractions A short stroll to the lake The lake is a warm 22 degrees in summer
  • Great house!

    Jeremy2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Tarawera, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Authentic Lake Tarawera house, sleeps 8 adults comfortably, with an additional bunk room in the basement that sleeps 4 children.
    True kiwi bach, with north facing front deck overlooking the lake. Plenty of space for bringing a boat onto the property. Three inside double bedrooms, comfortably sleeps 6 adults and an additional downstairs bunk room, sleeps 4 children. An outside bedroom comfortably sleeps 2 adults and has a bathroom.
    Perfectly located on North facing slopes overlooking Stoney Point. All day sunshine
  • The house was lovely and in a great location. Wonderfully clean and great layout. Definitely great value and I would definitely recommend highly.

    Jessie2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • A great house to stay with nice view, good off road parking and easy walking access to the lake. Would recommend.

    Anne2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • The place was a decent size for 7 adults to spread out in their spare time, close to good boat ramp, nice deck space, and lovely view. Lovely location and would book again.

    Ninia2019-04-26T00:00:00Z
  • Very easy wonderful stay for our extended family Thankyou

    Rebekah2019-04-07T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome spot massive deck to soak up the sun close to lake access that takes you to awesome jetty’s house offers everything you need plus more

    Ashley2019-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • We absolutely loved our stay here! Incredible spot with lake access just across the road. Accommodative hosts who were very helpful to our numerous requests in changing the booking. Would definitely stay again.

    Sam2019-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • This place was just fantastic! We just loved staying here. Super close to the lake with short 2 min walk to the boat ramp or lake access across the road! Big enough for us all to spread out and have our own space but also some amazing entertainment space. Sharon and Gretchen were amazing hosts with getting back to me with all my silly questions super quickly! Would 100% book this place again.

    Lisha2018-04-02T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing spot!

    Katie2018-03-21T00:00:00Z
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    Lake Tarawera, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Tucked away amongst tranquil native bush and surrounded by iconic Ponga trees (the NZ silver fern), sits Ponga Forest Lodge, a charming Lake Tarawera retreat. Sleeping 15 across four bedrooms and a sleepout, this is the perfect place for the extended family to kick back and relax. There's plenty of room for everyone to enjoy their own space, whether you're kicking a ball around the garden, cooking up a family feast on the BBQ or catching up on some holiday reading surrounded by the treetops.
    Ponga Forest Lodge catches all day sun and is just 200m walk to the lake front reserve and boat ramp in the sheltered Otumutu Lagoon. Here you can go waterskiing, splash around in the water or launch your boat for some famous trout fishing. You're also just 10 minutes drive to the Blue Lake entrance to the mountain bike tracks adjoining the Redwoods mountain bike park. Enjoy scenic bush walks around the lake or walk to the natural hot pools and rock ledges to swim and jump into the clear lake waters. Slip into full relaxation mode at your own private retreat, secluded from the main road and surrounded with abundant birdlife as Tui's and Kereru fly overhead. If you fancy some adrenaline-filled adventures and a great meal, cruise over to Rotorua just 20-minutes drive away. Ponga Forest Lodge is a special find for the whole family, and is waiting to welcome you today!
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    5

    Lake Tarawera, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    A quiet holiday home surrounded by trees with a short 2 minute walk to a private bay at Lake Tarawera. Beautiful walks, swimming, water sports. Close to the Redwoods for fantastic mountain biking and walking. Close to the Blue Lake and Lake Okereka. Restaurant at the Tarawera Landing.
    The lake house has a big sunroom/living area with a fireplace and bbq to use for cooking. It is a tranquil place to stay and unwind surrounded by nature.
    Our lakehouse is a gated community shared with five other families. We have a shared tennis court for guests to use. There is a beautiful walk around the lake front which takes you to a playground at Stoney Point.
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    Lake Tarawera, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

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