Rotorua lakeside luxury with beach and boats

House from lakeFRom deck to rightFrom deck to leftLakeside barbequeHouse from lake edge lawnOutlook from loungeView to the leftNew kitchenHouse in photo centreYou can sail this boat..You will meet Jemima..Lakeside barbequesanother lounge viewMaster bedroom view
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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 7
Per night $190 - $230
Per week $1,200 - $1,400
Type: Home
Description of the Rotorua vacation home rental
Our holiday home is on the edge of Lake Rotoiti, close to Rotorua. It has simply the most incredible view over the lake and surrounding hills. It is on two levels with upstairs comprising very large open plan living/dining/kitchen area plus the master bedroom with dressing room and fully tiled en suite bathroom.
Both Living area and upstairs bedroom have floor to ceiling, wall to wall glass- you can watch the sun rise over the lake and hills from your bed, and both open through sliding doors onto a large patio deck with BBQ and outdoor furniture.
Downstairs there are three further bedrooms and the main bathroom (includes a double indoor/outdoor jacuzzi bath with a great lake view) The house has a huge parking area and a big garage/workshop with table tennis, and it is set in a quarter acre fully landscaped garden of trees and lawns to the lake edge, where there is a shared jetty, private sandy beach and big BBQ area. On the beach are a 12 foot sailing catamaran and a 13 foot dinghy with oars and outboard motor for your use. Lifejackets and trout fishing gear are included- Lake Rotoiti is said to hold the biggest trophy trout in NZ (although my best so far was tiny at only 8lbs!)

Richard Amery

Area Info
Rotorua is the most popular destination for visitors in New Zealand, and a centre for exploring the central North Island of New Zealand.

The house is on the lake edge of the bay, facing north east into the morning sun with extensive lake views from the house and garden. The bay is almost completely surrounded by land- mostly hills, which makes it very warm and sheltered, especially from the prevailing wind.
There is a lot of bird life in the bay, particularly black swans and ducks, and as the middle of the bay is a designated water ski area- lots of boating activity to watch at the weekends.

The ducks, and possibly Winnie the Pukeko will probably call at the house for bread if you call to them. The black swans exprect to be fed their bread on the beach.

Okawa Bay Resort is a 3 minute stroll along the lake edge- an upmarket hotel with bar and restaurant. Double rooms are $350 night. A few minutes walk away is an excellent take-away shop and dairy which has most supplies- their chicken and chips are great.

The lake: is renowned for it's trophy trout and it's highest average catch rate, and average size is 3kg. A professional trout fishing guide is available through the hotel nearby, and they also do trips to the famous hot mineral pools which can only be reached by boat. There are numerous sandy beaches and bays, and jetties for your use at the lakeside hot thermal pools complex, which costs $5 per head and takes an hour to reach with the small boat and motor, if you don't want to take the much quicker organised trip from the hotel. Further details are in our compendium under the coffee table in the lounge.

Please feel free to use the stuff for petanque, fishing, games, DVD and video tapes and table tennis. You will find a gas BBQ on the deck (if you don't want to fire up the big wood burner one lakeside- (which is great for big family gatherings!) You will find a fish smoker in the garage for your catch. First catch your trout, then ring me for smoking instructions.
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 12 2014 Mar 31 2015 $230 $230 $1,400 - -
Jan 04 2016 Jan 12 2016 $190 $190 $1,200 - -
Check In: 12 a.m. Check Out: 12 a.m.
Lodging tax: nil
Deposits: 20% on booking, balance before arrival
Payment Options: Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, PayPal
Other Fees: Don't know why this site does not have NZ$ available! NZ$ rates are $250 per night 1st April to 1st December, and NZ$300 night December, January, February. Over four persons, an extra NZ$20 night per adult or child. Housekeeper also available at NZ$60 for a full clean including washing linen, if required and by prior arrangement.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The house is a few minutes walk along the lake edge from an upmarket hotel restaurant, a general store, and a take away food bar. It is ten minutes by taxi to Rotorua airport which is a one hour flight from Auckland airport. Bustling Rotorua city with it's cafes and many tourist attractions is 15 minutes away, and is the premier destination in New Zealand for visitors- lakes, forests, volcano cones, geysers, hot mineral pools and native Maori history- there is more to do and see than you can cope with! jet boating, bush walks, and ten minutes from our house you can raft over the highest raftable waterfall in the southern hemisphere (or just take a beautiful rain forest walk to watch!) If you get tired of Rotorua (impossible) you can head for beautiful beaches at the coast half an hour away, or 1 hour away is NZ's biggest lake, Taupo, with it's view of the snow capped mountains in the background. And yes, the house can be used as a base for a day's skiing on the mountain in Winter (July to November). this house can be used in conjunction with our apartment in Auckland.
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
P Padden

P Padden

Northern California, USA

Excellent rental experience

February 8, 2008

We enjoyed the recently remodeled house features and the stunning location.It is very well equipped. Rental questions were answered fully.It was nice to be a short distance (10-15 minutes)from the center of town for the quiet and lack of sulphur smell. It was perfect for entertaining our NZ relatives. We have no regrets over our choice.

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