Wairakei, Waikato, New Zealand Accommodations

Accommodations in Wairakei

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The SpaceYou can rent a room for $40 pp in " The Fat Pigeon"( a three bedroom self contained flat on the ground floor of our house. We live upstairs.) .There are two double rooms & the third room has 3 single beds. You can also rent the whole flat. Price on application. Great for a family or group of friends. Children are very welcome. We have a trampoline & some books & Lego to keep them happy. The flat 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. are no shops in this area, so you will need to bring all your own food & beverages including breakfast food, tea and coffee. At times, we will be away, but this can be an independent holiday experience with the key in a coded key box 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 advertised twice. This is because with Airbnb we need to advertise separately for the amount of rooms. On occasions we go away & rent out the top & bottom. This is a separate listing under "The Fat Pigeon Homestead" 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 Need at least 2 people or a $100 minimum. We can also take you rock jumping & swimming from the boat for a small fee eg $10. Can include a meal on the boat too. 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 AccessSometimes we are away so this is set up to be an independent holiday experience with the key in a coded box. Just go in & make yourselves at home. There is your own private access to the flat. There is a kitchen, lounge area with TV & DVDs, & outdoor eating area with a BBQ. Share laundry with us. Many lines to hang out your washing. Interaction with GuestsWe are usually here when guests stay & enjoy meeting them, but occasionally are off travelling & using Airbnb ourselves or are out on the boat or in town. However it is set up to be an independent stay and we dont need to be around. Just go in & make yourselves at home. This way it gives both us & you freedom to come & go as you please. We often have woofers staying with us; travellers who do 4 hours work for food & accommodation as a cultural exchange. The NeighborhoodA 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. Getting AroundThere is no public transport from Rotorua to Lake Tarawera. You will need your own car to get here. Other Things to NoteWhen driving here, don't just rely on your GPS as some people have problems with it. GPS usually gets you to the start of Spencer Road & often no further. Keep going right along Spencer Rd until you come to 444 Spencer Rd. It is about 10 minutes past the Buried Village & we have a sign saying "The Fat Pigeon" etc on the roadside.
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The SpaceNestled in the Oruanui Valley amid picturesque countryside, Minarapa Lodge is ideally located for an easy drive to many local attractions. Minarapa Lodge is a family orientated experience. We look forward to welcoming you to our home! Our family comprises of Shaun and Pep, our three young daughters and our menagarie of pets, including dogs, cat, chickens, guinea pig, minilop rabbit, piglets, suffolk sheep and cattle. Many other animals choose to inhabit the lodge too. Including pukeko, quail, tui, lorikeets and pheasants. Shaun is a fully qualified chef and together with Pep they successfully ran a top Taupo restaurant before selling it to start a family. For an extra fee, Shaun would love to prepare a 3 course dinner for you – using fresh and seasonal produce with top quality ingredients. Guest AccessOur spacious country home offers peace and character aplenty. While you are staying with us, we would love you to do whatever takes your fancy – play tennis, stroll around the grounds, engage in a game of ‘Klop’, or relax in our luxurious outdoor spa pool beneath the trees and soak away the busy day! Breakfast - Your choice of cooked and/or continental, prepared by Shaun who is a fully qualified chef. Continental includes fresh or preserved fruit, a tasty selection of cereals, pastries, delicious yoghurt, toast, fruit juice and tea or coffee. A hearty cooked breakfast may include crisp bacon, mushrooms, hash browns, tomatoes, eggs anyway you like. Gather round the dining table or relax al fresco on the spacious covered patio overlooking the garden. Downstairs Guest Lounge/Billiard Room – This large downstairs room features a full-sized billiard table, fooseball table and dartboard. Try a game of billiards, snooker or pool, relax on the couch, select a book from the extensive collection or maybe enjoy a game of cards or scrabble!
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The Space Nestled in the Oruanui Valley amid picturesque countryside, Minarapa Lodge is ideally located for an easy drive to many local attractions. 15 minutes to Taupo township Minarapa Lodge is a family orientated experience. We look forward to welcoming you to our home! Our family comprises of Shaun and Pep, our three young daughters and our menagarie of pets, including dogs, cat, chickens, guinea pig, minilop rabbit, piglets, suffolk sheep and cattle. Many other animals choose to inhabit the lodge too. Including pukeko, quail, tui, lorikeets and pheasants. Shaun is a fully qualified chef and together with Pep they successfully ran a top Taupo restaurant before selling it to start a family. For an extra fee, Shaun would love to prepare a 3 course dinner for you – using fresh and seasonal produce with top quality ingredients. Guest AccessOur spacious country home offers peace and character aplenty. While you are staying with us, we would love you to do whatever takes your fancy – play tennis, stroll around the grounds, engage in a game of ‘Klop’, or relax in our luxurious outdoor spa pool beneath the trees and soak away the busy day! Breakfast - Your choice of cooked and/or continental, prepared by Shaun who is a fully qualified chef. Continental includes fresh or preserved fruit, a tasty selection of cereals, pastries, delicious yoghurt, toast, fruit juice and tea or coffee. A hearty cooked breakfast may include crisp bacon, mushrooms, hash browns, tomatoes, eggs anyway you like. Gather round the dining table or relax al fresco on the spacious covered patio overlooking the garden. Downstairs Guest Lounge/Billiard Room – This large downstairs room features a full-sized billiard table, fooseball table and dartboard. Try a game of billiards, snooker or pool, relax on the couch, select a book from the extensive collection or maybe enjoy a game of cards or scrabble!
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceSoak up breath taking views of this tranquil lake from your deck chair. This modern, self contained two bedroom room unit is ideal for 2 to 4 people. The second bedroom - Lake View Room- is a sleeping space for families or friends travelling together. It has two single beds. The Lake View Room has the best view in the house, but no ensuite. Relax right on the lake edge. Stay as a BnB or a retreat and take advantage of Carol's Skills and book a relaxing massage or nourishing facial. Pick from your own vege garden beside the deck at your front door - fresh summer produce and culinary herbs. Ask Carol for a tour of her organic garden and working medicinal herb garden. In summer watch as Carol distills essential oils from the plants she grows, in order to make natural, fresh skin care products. Extra catering is available - a cooked breakfast and a home cooked evening meal, using our fresh garden produce. (After a tiring day spent driving to Rotorua, ordering an evening meal for your arrival lets you relax and feel looked after). Rotorua is a key tourist town, with an amazing number of options for all ages, interests and fitness levels. We are happy to advise on how best to use your time. New Zealanders are friendly, welcoming and well-travelled. You will not be disappointed if you allocated a week here as a base to see the North Island. (Yes, we have a weekly rate). At Careem BnB we are 15 minutes drive from the central city, so there is no characteristic sulphur smell. Just clean air, native trees and swans gliding through the lake. 2 kayaks are available for your use to explore the friendly & safe lake side community at a leisurely pace. Or hire mountain bikes and take on the challenging, world-class forest trails. If you love nature, this is exactly what your frazzled nerves need. Mike and Carol look forward to meeting you at our Lake Okareka paradise! Self contained facility with your own entrance / exit, located around the side of the house. Your separate accommodation is located under our home. You have complete privacy from our living space. Mike has recently retired and Carol works part time from home. Carol runs a small day spa & massage / beauty clinic with public access from the front courtyard upstairs. Downstairs your doors open onto a deck with direct access to the garden, lake edge and our jetty. Shared use of parking, lawn, garden area, lake edge and jetty. Please note that there are no fences between this property and that of our neighbours. Tempting as it may seem, please do not walk across or make use of our neighbours' property. You can have as much or as little interaction with your hosts as you desire. We will be pleased to help you book tours, provide you with pamphlets and advice about local attractions and where to go to find your special interests, where to shop, where to eat, show you the lake and help you plan your time to best advantage. We respect your privacy and you can be fully self contained and self-catering. You will find bread, butter, home made preserves, milk, cereal, yoghurt, fruit juice, tea & coffee in the cupboards for a self-serve breakfast. Or we will be happy to provide an additional breakfast menu (choice of 3, including vegan)- and evening meal - at additional cost - and catch up on the events of your day. The choice is yours. If you have already viewed the photos you will see why we believe we are living in paradise. Lake Okareka is a small semi-rural lakeside village of approximately 350 residences. Whilst there are many holiday homes in use during the summer, it is also a picturesque community for many families, professionals and retired people. A safe place to live and walk, there are beaches to be swum, views to be enjoyed, and a compelling lakeside walkway, all within 5 - 20 minutes easy walk. Downtown Rotorua is only 15 minutes by car, our local shopping centre is just 10 minutes away and Rotorua has many tourist attractions for all ages. You will need a car to get around as there is no public transport to Lake Okareka. If you're hiring a car, get a GPS for relaxed touring. In 2016, mobile phone coverage has, at last, been turned on at Lake Okareka. Laundry - you are welcome to do your own handwashing. Dry your laundry on the downstairs drying rack provided. Or we can wash and dry your clothes in our upstairs laundry. A laundry fee of $20 per wash applies. Or we can direct you to commercial laundries in Rotorua. Iron and ironing board supplied. Please note that the community is working to reduce the addition of pollutants into the lake. Therefore the use of chemicals such as soaps, shampoos or washing detergent in the lake is not permitted. Guest AccessSelf contained flat beneath our home, with separate guest access. Interaction with GuestsWe like to know that our guests are comfortable and having positive experiences with tourism sites and meals out. So a quick chat at the end of the day is a great way to catch up. Guests are free to choose how much they wish to interact and we respect this. The NeighborhoodA quiet, safe, small lakeside community that has a calming effect on your soul. Stunning scenery, close to walking & biking tracks that has a magic mix of lake vistas, lined with lush native bush and wild bird life. Trout fishing (licence needed) with a winter and a summer trout fishing competion. Getting AroundYou will need your own transport. Other Things to NoteLaundry - you are welcome to do your own handwashing. Dry your laundry on the downstairs drying rack provided. We can wash your clothes in our upstairs laundry. A small laundry fee applies. Or we can direct you to commercial laundries in Rotorua. Iron and ironing board supplied. Please note that the community is working to reduce the addition of pollutants into the lake. Therefore the use of chemicals such as soaps, shampoos or washing detergent in the lake is not permitted.
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4br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceWelcome To The Fidgety Fantail - Set 5 mins walk from the pristine waters of Lake Tarawera, just 20 mins from Rotorua, The Fidgety Fantail is a fully self contained log house in a garden setting. For a virtual tour of the house and Lake Tarawera please search "Fidgety Fantail" in youtube. Your Accommodation Your accommodation features 2 bedrooms inside the main cabin, plus 2 (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)s close to the house. One (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) has a double bed and the other a set of bunks. There is also a cute semi outside bathroom between the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)s. (Just a quick note when looking at the pricing - the total cleaning fee is made up of a $30 cleaning fee plus $15 per person per stay for linen and towels. Currently this defaults to 6 people but if there are less than 6 staying, we will adjust this charge accordingly for you.) There are plenty of places to relax and there is also a verandah, large deck & carport in a garden setting. Mature fruit trees, grape vines, feijoas, rasberries are throughout the property. Kayaks & bikes are supplied supplied and there is also a heat pump for winter. There is even room for a boat! If you have children a portacot is available, along with plenty of board games, lego, cricket set etc to keep them entertained. The property has a large fenced area for safety for children (& dogs) Located next to a reserve (which has a new playground) & close to boat ramp and a good swimming beach, this is the perfect location for your next family holiday. Well behaved & house-trained dogs welcome! The Cheeky Tui holiday home right next door is also owned by us, making it ideal for 2 families who are friends to rent one each. Please see my other listing on Airbnb if you are interested in this option.
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Excellent
28 reviews
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The SpaceHello Entire Home/Private rooms/Bed and Breakfast available. Pukeko Retreat is a warm sunny home set amongst farmland and overlooking a large area of native bushland home to many NZ native birds and wildlife. The mainhouse has a fully equipped kitchen, dining and living area with 1 bedroom and attached bathroom. The living area opens out to a private sun-drenched garden providing easy indoor/outdoor flow. There is a gas bar-b-que conveniently placed in the garden. A heat pump in the living area, guarantees a very cosy environment during the cooler months. Separate to the mainhouse are 2 bedrooms, bathroom and separate toilet, with external and internal access. Laundry facilities are available. ** Option 1 ** Entire house @ NZD$300 per night, upto 7 guests. ** Full breakfast supplies for 1 night stays @ $15 pp ** Option 2 ** Private room @ NZD$140 per night including full breakfast for 2 guests. Perfect for family holidays or a weekend retreat. The home sleeps 6- 7 comfortably and is fully equipped with high quality amenities. There is ample parking for boats and trailers. It is situated just 10 minutes drive from Rotorua City, 45 minutes from Taupo and the Bay of Plenty coast, 1.5 hours to Hamilton and 3 hours to Auckland. Attractions in the area include walks, mountain bike trails, lakes, fishing and natural hot springs with an abundance of cafes and restaurants. - Rotorua Airport - 15-20 minutes. For boating enthusiasts, Lake Ohakuri is only a 15 minute drive.
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Excellent
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The SpaceYou can rent a room for $40 pp in " The Fat Pigeon"( a three bedroom self contained flat on the ground floor of our house. We live upstairs.) .There are two double rooms & the third room has 3 single beds. You can also rent the whole flat. Price on application. Great for a family or group of friends. Children are very welcome. We have a trampoline & some books & Lego to keep them happy. The flat 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. At times, we will be away, but this can be an independent holiday experience with the key in a coded key box 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 advertised twice. This is because with Airbnb we need to advertise separately for the amount of rooms. On occasions we go away & rent out the top & bottom. This is a separate listing under "The Fat Pigeon Homestead" 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 Need at least 2 people or a $100 minimum. We can also take you rock jumping & swimming from the boat for a small fee eg $10. Can include a meal on the boat too. 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. Sometimes we are away so this is set up to be an independent holiday experience with the key in a coded box. Just go in & make yourselves at home. There is your own private access to the flat. We are usually here when guests stay & enjoy meeting them, but occasionally are off travelling & using Airbnb ourselves or are out on the boat or in town. However it is set up to be an independent stay and we dont need to be around. Just go in & make yourselves at home. This way it gives both us & you freedom to come & go as you please. We often have woofers staying with us; travellers who do 4 hours work for food & accommodation as a cultural exchange. 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. There is no public transport from Rotorua to Lake Tarawera. You will need your own car to get here. Two nights minimum unless it's for a group We do not supply breakfast but there is a kitchen & fridge. Guest AccessSometimes we are away so this is set up to be an independent holiday experience with the key in a coded box. Just go in & make yourselves at home. There is your own private access to the flat. Interaction with GuestsWe are usually here when guests stay & enjoy meeting them, but occasionally are off travelling & using Airbnb ourselves or are out on the boat or in town. However it is set up to be an independent stay and we dont need to be around. Just go in & make yourselves at home. This way it gives both us & you freedom to come & go as you please. We often have woofers staying with us; travellers who do 4 hours work for food & accommodation as a cultural exchange. The NeighborhoodA 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. Getting AroundThere is no public transport from Rotorua to Lake Tarawera. You will need your own car to get here. Other Things to NoteWhen driving here, don't just rely on your GPS as some people have problems with it. GPS usually gets you to the start of Spencer Road & often no further. Keep going right along Spencer Rd until you come to 444 Spencer Rd. It is about 10 minutes past the Buried Village & we have a sign saying "The Fat Pigeon" etc on the roadside.
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3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceWelcome To The Cheeky Tui - Set 5 mins walk from the pristine waters of Lake Tarawera, just 20 mins from Rotorua, The Cheeky Tui is a fully self contained log house in a garden setting. We even provide the free use of Kayaks and bikes to fully enjoy the wonderful surroundings and lake. For a virtual tour please visit youtube and type in "The Cheeky Tui" or iFvQktNNVM0 in the search field. Your Accommodation Your accommodation features 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 6 people. There are 3 bedrooms; one with a double bed, a twin room & one with a set of bunks. (Just a quick note when looking at the pricing - the total cleaning fee is made up of a $30 cleaning fee plus $15 per person per stay for linen and towels. Currently this defaults to 6 people but if there are less than 6 staying, we will adjust this charge accordingly for you.) The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave oven etc. The dining room opens onto a cobblestoned courtyard with an outdoor eating area with a bbq & brazier. There is also a kent fire & heat pump for winter so is lovely & warm. If you have children a portacot is available, along with plenty of board games, lego, cricket set etc to keep them entertained. The property has a large fenced area for safety for children (& dogs). Located next to a reserve (which has a new playground) & close to boat ramp and a good swimming beach, this is the perfect location for your next family holiday. Well behaved & housetrained dogs are welcome and there is even room for a boat! The Fidgety Fantail holiday home,(also owned by us) is located next door making it perfect for 2 families or friends to rent one each. Please see my other listing on Airbnb if you are interested in this option.
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This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceAultmore Country Cottage is a fully equipped self catering cottage adjacent to our main house in our 5 acre riverside garden. It has a bedroom with queen bed, ensuite shower & toilet. There is a fully equipped kitchen with full size range, microwave & fridge/freezer. The open plan living room has TV, DVD & video players. There is also a single bed here. Heating is electric & gas with electric blankets on the beds. All linen included. Aultmore makes a wonderful base for exploring the geothermal wonders of the region, which are all nearby. The river is safe for swimming and is surprisingly warm. There is a lovely river lido just at the bottom of the garden. Fishing is excellent and available all year round. Our 4 cats live here with us so we do not accept guest pets and, sorry, but no children either as we have a number of ponds, streams and other water features in our gardens, plus the river. Guest AccessWiFi, satellite TV (Freeview, not Sky though), full use of our gardens, spa pool and direct access to the river for swimming & fishing. Interaction with GuestsWe live on site with the greatest respect for your peace & privacy. Always available for advice on local attractions etc. The NeighborhoodVery central to all the main sights & attractions. @ of the best geothermal areas are within 20 minutes of Aultmore. Getting AroundNo local public transport. You will need your own wheels to make the most of a stay at Aultmore. Other Things to NoteThe tariff of $95/night is for 2 occupants. For 3 (the max) it is NZ$110/night, All linen etc included, just need to bring your own food (& drink)
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3br cabin
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Set 5 mins walk from the pristine waters of Lake Tarawera, just 20 mins from Rotorua, The Cheeky Tui is a fully self contained log house in a garden setting. We even provide a couple of Kayaks and bikes to enable you to fully enjoy the beautiful lake and surroundings. The accommodation features 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 7 people. There are 3 bedrooms; one with a double bed, a twin room & one with a set of bunks and a single. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave oven etc. The dining room opens onto a cobblestoned courtyard with an outdoor eating area with a bbq & brazier. There is also a kent fire & heat pump for winter so is lovely & warm. If you have children a portacot is available, along with plenty of board games, lego, cricket set etc to keep them entertained. The property has a large fenced area for safety for children (& dogs). Located next to a reserve (which has a new playground) & close to boat ramp and a good swimming beach, this is the perfect location for your next family holiday. Well behaved & house-trained dogs are welcome and there is even room for a boat! The 4 bedroom, Fidgety Fantail holiday cottage,(also owned by us) is located next door making it perfect for 2 families or friends to rent one each. Please contact us if you are interested in this option. See our video of the property and surroundings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6dpOPKUPHk ** Note; If less than 6 guests the linen rate will be reduced accordingly** Surrounded by native bush, forrest and wildlife, the pristine lake environment of Tarawera is great for trout fishing, swimming, watersports, bush walks and generally just relaxing. The house is 20 Minutes from the thermal wonderland of Rotorua with it's extreme sports, New Zealand cultural experiences, shopping and thermal activity. Tragedy shaped this remarkably beautiful lake into the broad, branching lake it is today. The 1886 Tarawera eruption raised the lake by 12 meters, drowning a small valley between lava flows. A very interesting visitors attraction, Te Wairoa or the Buried Village, lies close by the southwest shore. Over 100 years later the landscape around the fiery mountain, Tarawera, is lush, green and blissfully peaceful. Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve is an excellent spot for fishing, boating, bush walking, picnicking and mountain biking. Tarawera Landing, eight kilometres from Rotorua, is where scenic boat trips depart from and is a short walk from an archeological site of Maori cave drawings. These are an important part of New Zealand’s history and must be respected as such. There are a number of incredible walks through native bush to spectacular waterfalls that burst from fissures in the rock face in the area. One of NZ's Great Walks is currently being constructed around Lake Tarawera. The first leg from The Buried Village to Hotwater Beach is now completed. Our friends can do pick ups & drop offs with their boat "THE FAT PIGEON TOO". There are many other walks as well; eg to The Tarawera Falls & to Lake Rotomahana to see where the pink & white terraces used to be.
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4br house
  • Pets Allowed
Magic Tarawera is a fantastic 4 bedroom Lake Tarawera Holiday House with great views of Lake Tarawera and Tarawera Mountain. This Tarawera holiday house is a multilevel home located high above the lake and has 4 bedrooms. Magic Tarawera comfortably sleeps 10. The cottage is able to be booked in addition to the main house and is able to accommodate a further 2 guests. This layout is ideal for 2 families to have their own space while holidaying together. Magic Tarawera holiday house has all the modern conveniences to keep you entertained on those rainy days - DVD, Video, TV, or keep cosy in front of the fire. There are electric blankets on all the beds, and electric heaters throughout the house. This Lake Tarawera accommodation is well maintained, offering a comfortable base to relax after exploring the outdoors... Enjoy a days Trout fishing in the crystal waters of Lake Tarawera, swim at the small beach alongside, and sunbathe on the jetty at the end of the day! In addition to this lovely house, the cottage is approximately 50 metres from the house, down towards the lake. It is perfectly positioned near the water, and comes with its own bathroom and kitchenette. This is perfect for a couple who don't wish to be in the main house! Launching facilities, boat hire and water taxi services are a short distance away at Boatshed Bay. Swimming and sunbathing can also be enjoyed at the long stretch of swimming beach between Rangiuru Bay and Stony Point... There is a private steep track from the house through bushland to the lake and this is a 4 minute walk from the home. Those who find this too challenging can use the footpath to Boatshed Bay! Magic Tarawera has a fantastic outdoor living area including a spa pool where you can relax and enjoy the views! Please note that the outdoor fire is an ornamental feature and not available for guest use. Magic Tarawera is a great place to holiday, where you can relax and unwind, and enjoy the tranquility that makes this area truly Magic! Review from recent guest (Aug 2013): We had a marvelous time. Everything was close to perfect and very enjoyable. Plenty of room offered and the amenities and all appliances were first class. Comfortable sleeping. Most fantastic was the beautiful and well-maintained spa pool. Everyone of our children and grandchildren loved this entertainment. A superb coffeemachine for our multi-use of cups of terrific espresso's. Not to forget to mention is the unbelievable view over the Tarawera's a dream, unforgettable for our son, wife and children, on visit from the Netherlands. Also, we enjoyed a great help from the caretaker (sic holiday manager), who made a fine introduction to our stay. There was only one comment given and that was:..... "too short time for such a great place!"..... We can all recommend it for 100%. View our standard terms & conditions Special Conditions Firewood supplied for indoor fireplace only. No mobile coverage. There is a new TV with 1 USB port. Additional Payments This property is subject to Additional Payments. Additional payments may apply depending on the number of guests. Sleepout available at additional $100 per night. Additional amenities include: toast sandwich maker, sky TV (sports), spa pool/hot tub, food processor, port-a-cot, deck chairs, coffee machine, child's games / toys, sky TV (basic), stove / cookware, video, heated towel rails, heater (gas), bbq table, wood supplies, fireplace (closed / pot belly).
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Excellent
2 reviews
4br house
    The Tree Hut is a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom Lake Tarawera holiday house with unlimited WiFi included! Nestled high amongst the native bush, this Tarawera hideaway enjoys spectacular panoramic views overlooking the Otumutu Lagoon and Lake Tarawera! This Lake Tarawera holiday house includes spacious open plan living set across 3 levels, each with gorgeous views and easy indoor/outdoor living onto decking. The main living area is located on the middle floor, including a generous lounge, kitchen, and dining area. Bedroom 1 at this Lake Tarawera accommodation is situated upstairs, and is fitted with a queen bed. On the middle floor, bedroom 2 includes a double bed, while bedroom 3 has a queen bed. For additional space, a self-contained 1 bedroom apartment with a queen bed is located on the lower level, including a kitchen, lounge, and dining area. To complete your convenient holiday set up, each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. The Tree Hut is a perfect retreat to escape to a private, tranquil and relaxing environment... find your favourite vantage point and unwind with peaceful bush and lake views! Plus, you will be a short walk across the reserve to the lake, or a 20 minute scenic drive to Rotorua. Also in the neighbourhood is the brand new Airstream Cafe for a quick coffee or a muffin! Everything you need for a refreshing getaway awaits... for your ultimate escape, make your way to Lake Tarawera and enjoy The Tree Hut! A recent comment from the guest after staying at The Tree Hut: "Thank you for the most wonderful bach care holiday. We loved the Tree Hut at Lake Tarawera and your organisation and support was excellent. Many thanks for a memorable weekend." View our standard terms & conditions Special Conditions *Please note that the driveway and stairs at this property are very steep. There are 60 steps up to the house. *Boat parking available at the bottom of the section, behind the gate. *There is a rear open deck set into the hillside on the middle level. This deck does not have a rail. *Limited cellphone coverage in this area. *The heat pump is located in the 1 bedroom apartment. Additional amenities include: heat pump, boat parking (over 7m), cd / stereo, heater (electric), coffee plunger, electric blankets, coffee machine, stove / cookware, clothesline, ensuite, parking (off-street), internet (wireless), heated towel rails, wood supplies, outdoor table / chairs, driveway (private), bath, deck chairs, freeview, fireplace (closed / pot belly), ironing board.
    b&b
    Excellent
    3 reviews
    1br b&b
      Careem BnB is located in a picturesque setting, privately located right on the waters edge of Lake Okareka. Only a 15 minute drive form the Rotorua City Centre. The tranquil location of Careem BnB will have you feeling relaxed and leaving rejuvenated. Careem BnB is a self contained apartment with a separate bedroom, bathroom, as well as a lounge and kitchenette. We are about to add another bedroom, with twin beds and your own TV, so that you can bring family or friends. Available from November 2105. Take a dip in the lake, borrow our kayakas for an unforgettable paddle through mirror-like water, or go for a scenic stroll. There are plenty to choose from nearby - Lake Okareka, Blue Lake are easy walkswith stunning views. Lake Tarawera Trail and parts of the Redwood forest are more challenging. Rotorua hosts an increasing number of international Mountain Bike events and bikes can be hired at the start of the forest trails. The nearby Blue Lake is frequent venue for multsport events. After you have been out and about, take advantage of Carols wellness spa onsite, which offers everything from therapeutic massage to natural remedies and complete day spa packages. Breakfast cereal, bread and milk is included. If you would like additional catering, Carol will be happy provide her home cooked breakfasts for $15 each or a three course evening meal, using seasonal garden produce, for $55 each, BYO wine. Please enquire when booking. Please contact Carol today to enquire about your stay at Careem BnB on Lake Okareka. Lake Okareka is one of four small lakes lying between Lake Rotorua and Lake Tarawera. Just 15 minutes form the popular tourist destination of Rotorua. Lake Okareka is home to a charming lakeside community who enjoy the serenity of living 'out of town' surrounded by hills, farmland and native New Zealand bush. The lake, forest, reserves and walking tracks offer a range of recreational opportunities for both local residents and visitors. Anglers find good sport in the lake as well as recreational boaties and simmers during the summer months. Borrow the free kayaks at Careem BnB and take and explore the lake at your own speed. While staying on Lake Okareka you must do the Lake Okareka walkway, a gorgeous lakeside boardwalk (pram and wheel chair friendly) which starts right next door to Careem BnB. The return walk of about an hour and a half features native vegetation, farmland, beach, lake and wetland scenery, expansive views and wildlife.
      guest house
      Excellent
      5 reviews
      2br guest house
        Architecturally designed Rototaha Lodge is only 30mins from Rotorua in New Zealands North Island. Built specifically to cater for guests who enjoy privacy and natural beauty. Although not close enough to see or hear them your hosts Hugh and Mandy Collins can arrange everything you might require from a three course meal or a picnic on the lake to fly fishing and scenic helicopter flights. Ask Mandy to prepare your meals for you (she will endeavour to use produce grown from her own extensive gardens or sourced from local farmers and growers) or head out into the gardens to pick your own herbs and seasonal vegetable to cook your own. For an extra fee meals and excursions can be arranged before or during your stay. Just let us know what you would like and we'll do our best to accommodate you. Rototaha Lodge is well located about half-way between Rotorua and Taupo. Lake Ohakuri is one of around 17 lakes within the region. It is surrounded by rural agricultural farming and forestry, and is very peaceful and tranquil. It is easy to access local tourism attractions, (spa facilities, mountain biking, and much more) from a few minutes to a half-hour drive, or simply relax and enjoy the natural surroundings, with trout fishing on the doorstep. Enjoying the breathtaking views Have a picnic by the lake Set out for some bird watching Sit on the verandah & soak up the sun or watch the night sky uninterrupted by the city lights. Curl up by an open fire with a good book Sleep in luxury linen, wake up to nature. Private luxury lakeside residence with views over the Lake Ohakuri, a nature lovers paradise.
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        4br house
        • Pets Allowed
        This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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        4br house
          This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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          3br house
          This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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          The Spacete 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. Guest AccessWe have a choice of four "whare" or suites available depending on your personal needs and preferences. "whare Aroha" is our premier honeymoon suite, "whare Xia" and "whare Coco" are separate units that share a common bathroom, and "whare Riko" is a self contained one bedroom apartment with separate lounge and kitchenette. Interaction with GuestsWe interact as much or as little as our quests prefer. We respect their privacy but are here at all times to enlighten them about the beautiful and culture-rich environment they are in. Getting AroundUnfortunately there is no public transport, however, please key us know any travel requirements since we will be able to arrange this for you. Other Things to NoteWe can accommodate up to 5 guests in your choice of four separate "whare" or suites
          Home/Apartment
          6br Home/Apartment
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          The SpaceGreat for a family goup or group of friends. Children are very welcome. We have a trampoline & some books & Lego to keep them happy. 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 Need at least 2 people or a $100 minimum. We can also take you rock jumping & swimming from the boat for a small fee eg $10. Can include a meal on the boat too. 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 AccessYou 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. Interaction with GuestsFrom time to time we may pop in to do some gardening etc. The NeighborhoodA 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. Getting AroundPlenty of parking at our section for boats & cars..unusual to have this at Lake Tarawera as many homes are built on hills & banks Other Things to NoteThere is no public transport from Rotorua to Lake Tarawera. You will need your own car to get here. Two nights minimum.. Linen $10 pp per stay.
          Home/Apartment
          Excellent
          6 reviews
          4br Home/Apartment
          • Wifi
          • Smoking Allowed
          • Parking
          This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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          The SpaceIt is $80 for the room for one or two people. Guest AccessIts just Mike & I living here. We have our own ensuite. Unless we have friends or family staying no one else will be using the bathroom & toilet. You are welcome to use our kitchen, (or the kitchen in the flat beliw)!BBQ & outdoor areas. Breakfast is not supplied, you will have your own fridge & there is space in kitchen for any of your food etc.
          Home/Apartment
          4br Home/Apartment
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          • Parking
          The SpaceAbsolute fabulous 180 degree views over Lake Tarawera and to Mount Tarawera from the upstairs and downstairs of the house and from the large wrap around decks upstairs off the lounge and also the downstairs. The lake and jetty are at the bottom of the property. This a large house that easily accommodates 8 people. Heating for winter: There is ample heating for the house for the winter, an air conditioning unit for the downstairs and 3 nite storage heaters for the upstairs plus another heater if still needed. Guest AccessThe access is down a concreted drive and some 7 steps from the car parking area into the house. The house has a large L shaped deep water jetty at the bottom of the property that can be used for sunbathing on and swimming around in the sandy bay. Its about 60 steps down to the jetty. The jetty is deep and can hold a boat overnight and is pretty much protected from the prevailing Southerly and South westerly wind Interaction with GuestsI won't interact. I do not live at the house. The NeighborhoodThe lake is fabulously clear, great water quality, the area is pretty much private and it is very quite except for the sound of the native birds that play around in front of the house. The lake is well renowned for trophy trout and used for water skiing /wakeboarding. There is the Landing cafe just down the road for meals and a beer and some limited groceries in emergencies Getting AroundThere is no public transport. The house is 15 minutes drive from Rotorua City approximately. Other Things to NoteThe Rotorua area is a fantastic area to experience Maori culture, thermal areas and hot pools and great mountain biking tracks in the Redwood forest and walks. There are many restaurants at the Lake end of Tutanekai Street in Rotorua City- its called Eat Street by the locals Thursday night starting about 6 pm , there is a night Market towards the lake end of Tutanekai Street which sells a range of great food for dinner. Note:If its bad weather it will be cancelled. At Lake Tarawera there is the Landing cafe about 5 minutes drive from the house- check its hours in winter- its fabulous spot for meals etc right on the lake. The Polynesian pools in Rotorua city is a great place for a hot pool bathing- they have an upmarket outdoor pool area Other hot pool spots are Waikite hot pools about 20 minutes from town . Check out Kerosine creek for natural stream pool about 25 minutes from town-(Note: it wont be hot after heavy cold winter rain- the hot water gets cooled down too much) Do ask me for more information on these natural hot pools as there are others I know about also. The Redwood forest is fabulous for great forest walks and can be accessed from Long Mike Road which is off Tarawera Road- there is an information center there also with details of various walks that you can do. The mountain biking is also in the Redwoods but you need to drive south from Rotorua City to Eight Mile Gate Road- this road is on the left just as you head south out of Rotorua city- its the road sign posted as turnoff to the Waipa Sawmill turnoff- about 3 minutes from town. 400metres up the road on the left is the start to the mountain bike trails- bikes can be hired there- coffee and food is available- and maps are available. The many bike shops in the city hire bikes also.
          Home/Apartment
          2br Home/Apartment
          • Pets Allowed
          • Parking
          Guest AccessThe farm is accessible only with permission. Large parking area. Interaction with GuestsI can be contacted anytime during your stay by cell phone The NeighborhoodQuiet country roads perfect for walking, running and cycling. Situated close to the Whirinaki forest mountain biking and walking tracks, Horomanga River and lake Aniwhenua. Situated within 1 hours drive of Rotorua, Whakatane and Taupo. Getting AroundDue to be a country area no public transport is available
          Home/Apartment
          4br Home/Apartment
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          • Parking
          The SpacePutting Green with equipment on rear lawns. Sundecks front and rear. Plenty of parking for several cars/boats. Outdoor furniture. . Guest AccessGuests will have complete access to the ground floor except the garage. Back and front gardens and lawns. Interaction with GuestsWe will be onsite unless advised to the contrary. We have our own separate accommodation in a cottage at the rear of the property. The NeighborhoodAcross the road is a large public reserve including a kid's playground, jetty, boat launching ramp and walking tracks around the lake edge. A large safe swimming beach with soft sand borders the reserve. See a short video that shows our location here - (URL HIDDEN) Getting AroundThere is no public transport in this area. We strongly recommend that guests have their own transport. We are almost 20kms from (URL HIDDEN) there are no shopping facilities at Lake Tarawera we suggest that you bring food supplies with you.The is a small cafe (Airstream Cafe) about 2 kms further around the lake and the Landing Cafe at the landing 4 kms back towards Rotorua from our house. Other Things to NoteFairly steep drive which is no problem for cars and trailers. There is ample parking for large boats and large motor homes on the reserve across the road.
          Home/Apartment
          Excellent
          3 reviews
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          • Breakfast
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          The SpaceBellvue Farmstay is located on 384 hectare dairy farm and is a lovely place to get a feel of the country life. The studio house is an extension of the farm house garage that extends out into the beautiful garden. The studio has its own private courtyard with table and chairs and garden. Inside the house there is plenty of space boasting a kitchen, super king bed, dining area, lounge area, spacious bathroom and walk in wardrobe. The super king bed has an electric blanket and top quality bedding. If need be, we have a single trundler bed that we can put in the room. Guest AccessAccess to the farm is permitted if you are with an authorised person only. Interaction with GuestsWe are more than happy to assist you during your time at Bellvue however, the nature of farming means that we may not be around the house at all times. The NeighborhoodReporoa is a very unique place and its wonders are relatively unknown to the rest of the world. Within a 5 minute drive from the farmstay there is... * Rainbow mountain (Maunga Kakaramea). This is about a 1 hour 30 minute walk to the submit with spectacular views of the valley. * Wai O tapu Wonderland. The best geothermal park in all of New Zealand where you can view geysers, mud pools beautiful geothermal formations and lakes. * Natural hot pools. We can give you directions to find the local hot pools hidden in the bushes around the valley. * Waikite hot pools. A relaxing soak in many different pristine hot pools all of different temperatures. You also have the option to hire your own private spa. From here you can travel 25 minutes to Rotorua and 30 minutes to Taupo here there are many activities that you can choose from.