Waterfront Escape

Waterfront Escape

Enjoy all that a Waterfront Holiday Home at Lake Okareka can offer.  Waterfront Escape is perfect for large families wanting a lawn to lake aspect and a well catered for Escape.

The house features five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a wonderful deck to relax on looking straight out to the Lake.  You have the use of a private jetty as well as a dingy down by the water to row around in and explore the lake itself.  Bring a fishing rod and tow a lure around to get your exercise in for the day and put something on the table for dinner.

Waterfront Escape is situated right next to the Okareka Reserve and Walkway featuring a lovely boardwalk and bird watching huts.  Come and experience it for yourself and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

  • Lake Front – Lake Okareka
  • Dingy & Life Jackets
  • Private Jetty
  • Kayaks x 2
  • TV – with Netflix
  • Wifi
  • Linens & Towels
  • Full Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lots of off-street Parking
  • Wood Burner

Lake Okareka is situated 13km from the Rotorua CBD.  It is one of the smaller lakes in the area but is well used for waterskiing, wakeboarding and fishing.  Lake Okareka is also one of the only lakes in Rotorua that you can fish on all year round (with fishing license).  It is a spectacular part of Rotorua and so close to town, come and see for yourself.

40m – Lake Okareka Walkway 

3.1km – Tikitapu (The Blue Lake)

5.1km – Western Okataina Walkway

6.8km – The Buried Village

Tomos
TomosMacau
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"Wonderful place in an amazing location, sunrise is a must!! So much bird life and natural wonder, place was clean, warm and comfortable. We will be back for sure!"
Alexandra
Alexandra
Cremorne Point, Australia
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"Such an amazing location. We loved being right on the lake and the kids had amazing adventures in the dingy. Lots of space. Divine view. Great location to explore Rotorua and surrounds. We had an awesome time. Highly recommend for 2+ families, groups."
Dawn
Dawn
Auckland, NZ
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"Stunning views and the home was perfect for a special family get away, great communal spaces but also a real sense of own space when needed - could happily go back every weekend!"
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Willowwood Retreat

Willowwood Retreat

Willowwood Retreat is a lodge style home situated in a fantastic lakeside neighbourhood on the western shores of Lake Rotorua. This is the perfect place for kids and adults alike, with plenty of room to move and explore. Bring your family or friends and come and enjoy this special property. Set well back from the road, it is a great spot for the whole family.

The house is a spacious five bedroom property with two bathrooms, a huge lounge, dining and kitchen for entertaining and a great social deck flowing out to the garden.

The property also has Willowmere Cottage at the front so lake access is shared with this house also but you can book both to house an extended group or ensure total privacy for your family.

  • Lake Access – Lake Rotorua
  • Wifi
  • Sky (Cable) TV
  • High Chair
  • Portable Cot
  • Linens & Towels
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lots of off-street Parking
  • Wood Burner

Willowwood Retreat is situated in Parawai Road, Ngongotaha which is known for its high quality lakeside residences.  The area is far enough away from the CBD for you to feel like you’re away from it all but close enough to easily enjoy all that the city has to offer.  Where else can you have your own private beach?

1.2km – Ngongotaha Village (shops & cafes)

3.3km – Agrodome

3.8km – Skyline – Gondolas, Luge & Mountain Bike Park

3.8km – Rainbow Springs Nature Park

8km – Rotorua CBD

Rebecca
RebeccaAuckland, NZ
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"This house is a fantastic, large home in a great spot. Thank you very much!"
Christine
ChristineAustralia
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"Willow Wood is a large house. Kitchen and bathrooms modern and well equipped. We only used the two double rooms and the beds were very comfy, clean and linen and towels supplied were high quality."
Rex & Terri
Rex & TerriAuckland, NZ
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"It is a spacious house by the lake. Very good for a big group. We have enjoyed the house and lake views."
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Willowmere Cottage

Willowmere Cottage

Willowmere Cottage is situated on the Western shores of Lake Rotorua approximately 8kms from Rotorua City. The cottage is set right at the front of this lakeside property in an acre of park like grounds provides.  There is plenty of off-road secure parking, and plenty of space for children to play. A safe sandy beach, kayaks, dinghies and fishing tackle make this an ideal holiday retreat.

The cottage is spacious, well equiped and comfortable. It has full kitchen facilities and looks straight out to Lake Rotorua.

Wanting to accommodate a larger group…3-4 families? See our other property –  Willowwood Retreat. Maybe the two houses combined will suit your holiday needs…

  • Lakefront – Lake Rotorua
  • Kayaks & Life Jackets
  • Dingy Boat
  • Sky (Cable) TV
  • Wifi
  • DVD / CD Player
  • BBQ & Fish Smoker
  • Linens & Towels
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lots of off-street Parking
  • Wood Burner

Willowmere Cottage is situated in Parawai Road, Ngongotaha which is known for its high quality lakeside residences.  The area is far enough away from the CBD for you to feel like you’re away from it all but close enough to easily enjoy all that the city has to offer.  Where else can you have your own private beach?

1.2km – Ngongotaha Village (shops & cafes)

3.3km – Agrodome

3.8km – Skyline – Gondolas, Luge & Mountain Bike Park

3.8km – Rainbow Springs Nature Park

8km – Rotorua CBD

Moninya
MoninyaAuckland, NZ
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"Excellent location, picture perfect on the Lake. A well stocked wood pile with loads of kindling. Perfect for our needs. Thanks."
Melissa
MelissaAuckland, NZ
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"Beautiful spot. Great place to stay with friends and family."
Jocelyn
JocelynGuest
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"This is a fabulous stay, a very well appointed house right on the edge of the lake. It is the perfect location, if peace and quiet is what you are looking for, but if you want a bit more life, it is just a short drive to town. Watch the black swans swimming majestically past your bedroom as you enjoy your morning cuppa in bed. Heaven!"
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Waitawa Retreat

Waitawa Retreat

Waitawa Retreat is situated in the popular suburb of Lynmore on the eastern side of Rotorua.  The area is sought after for its access to the Redwoods Forest, great cafe’s and eateries and of course it’s close proximity to our amazing lakes – Lake Okareka, The Blue Lake and Lake Tarawera.

The house is a very comfortable three bedroom property with a great deck to relax on and ejoy a cold beverage after a hard day on the trails or enjoying the sights. 

It’s easy to keep comfortable once you are there with air-conditioners / heat-pumps to heat or cool as you require.

If you are looking for a great base to come back to on your Rotorua holiday, look no further and hit the book button!

  • Wifi
  • TV
  • High Chair
  • Portable Cot
  • Linens & Towels
  • Full Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lockable Garage for Bikes & Toys
  • Lots of off-street Parking

Waitawa Retreat is located in Lynmore on the east side of Rotorua.  The area is well known for it’s close proximity to the incredible Whakarewarewa (Redwoods) Forest where you can experience some of the best mountain biking and walking trails in the country.  In addition to this, we have the incredibly tasty Mistress of Cakes, the Good Eastern Tap House a number of other cafes and shops all within a short drive or walk of the house.  

350m – Motion Entertainment Centre – Ten Pin Bowling, Laser Strike & More

2.6km – Redwoods Tree Walk

4.5km – Rotorua CBD

7.5km – The Blue Lake

Portia
PortiaAustralia
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"Very cosy place to stay in Rotorua, close to most attractions. The house is clean and very warm especially in this cold winter night. Will definitely recommend this place to everyone that wanted to stay on Rotorua."
Nicole
NicoleAustralia
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"A great base for exploring Rotorua. The house had everything we needed, even an undercover clothesline which was great as it was raining during our stay. A comfortable house to return to after a busy day of sightseeing. Thanks!"
Deirdre
DeirdreAuckland, NZ
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"This is a great home base for families visiting Rotorua. It’s location by the Redwoods is perfect for anyone who loves to mountain bike or go for walks and the Motion entertainment hub is just across the road, with excellent options of the weather isn’t good. The house was very clean and tidy with comfortable beds, and lots of blankets. The heating system works really well - you won’t be cold here in winter."
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Thistle Do

Thistle Do

Thistle Do is the perfect spot for your Rotorua visit! This lovely detached studio is located close to all the attractions, backing onto a picturesque stream within a 2 min walk of the lake.

Thistle Do has been furnished with great attention to detail, with a high-quality mattress, linens, tv and a small well equipped kitchenette. Everything has been provided to ensure your comfort.

A secluded spot in the beautiful garden is all set up for you to relax with a glass of wine and a good book. All the amenities of a first-class motel, but with the added appeal of warmth, charm and an unbeatable location.

  • Wifi
  • TV
  • Private Garden Area
  • Linens & Towels
  • Kitchenette
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heaps of Local Knowledge from Home Owners on-site
  • Off-street Parking

Thistle Do is located in the Kawaha Point area on the western side of Lake Rotorua. This location could not be better for those out to sample all the attractions and adventures of Rotorua, or a comfortable haven for those travelling for work. Situated on the banks of the Waiowhiro Stream you are just two minutes’ walk to Lake Rotorua – a great spot for trout fishing, kayaking, swimming or SUP.

2.3km – Skyline – Gondolas, Luge & Mountain Bike Park

2.3km – Rainbow Springs Nature Park

2.5km – Mitai Maori Village

4.8km – Rotorua CBD

Nic
NicAustralia
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"Super friendly hosts and full of local knowledge, location was perfect with skyline bike park and backed into a short walk away from lake Rotorua, 100% would recommend"
Jemma
JemmaAustralia
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"A cute private room within walking distance to Lake Rotorua. Very clean and tidy room suitable for couples. Free parking access and only a 5 min drive into the city centre. The gorgeous hosts Karl and Mary Anne were delightful and very accommodating."
Danni
DanniAustralia
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"Walking distance from the lake and in a pretty street, this is a cosy little place with a comfy bed and lovely little touches (think cheese, bickies and sparkling)! The hosts are absolutely lovely. Thank you both!"
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Thermal Adventure Retreat

Thermal Adventure Retreat

Welcome to Thermal Adventure Retreat! Absolutely the best base for your stay in Rotorua.

A newly redecorated five bedroom, three bathroom home in a lovely neighbourhood close to all the attractions. Spacious, stylish, and a great location – this home ticks all the boxes!

Up to 11 people can be warmly and comfortably accommodated in 2 large king rooms, 1 queen room, 2 single bunk rooms and a sofa bed in a shared space.

A second living area, and an enormous main lounge mean that adults and kids can enjoy separate spaces. The house has thermal heating throughout, which means it is toasty even on the coldest days. There are large French doors that open from the living areas to the deck and private garden area. Outside there is a large thermally heated plunge pool to ease your worries away. Enjoy balmy evenings with a BBQ on one of the two decks, while the kids play on the lawn. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the thermal drying room – perfect for getting your kit dry while you sleep. Make the most of your Rotorua escape at Thermal Adventure Retreat.

**Please note the thermal bore at this property is currently undergoing repairs and as such, the pool is not currently heated. It is however fine to swim in to cool off during these hot days :-)**

  • Thermally Heated Plunge Pool
  • 2 x Mountain Bikes & Helmets
  • Children’s Games & DVDs
  • BBQ
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV – with Netflix
  • Thermal Drying Room
  • Linens & Towels
  • Full Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lots of off-street Parking
  • Thermal Heating throughout

Thermal Adventure Retreat is located in the popular area of Springfield situated between the CBD and the world famous Redwoods Forest where you can experience some of the best mountain biking and walking trails in the country.  You will also be within walking distance of a number of convenience shops and eateries and two world class golf courses.  

750m – Springfield Golf Club

1.6km – Te Puia

2km – Rotorua Golf Club (Arikikapakapa)

3.8km – Redwoods Forest (Waipa)

 

 

Elizabeth
ElizabethPalmerston North, NZ
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"An excellent place to stay. Nicely decorated and lots of space. Really good for extended family to stay together."
Steven
StevenWellington, NZ
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"Awesome Airbnb. Huge house, toasty warm, great location, and super comfortable. Perfect!"
Charvi
CharviIndia
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"It is a beautiful place. Very comfortable and exactly as described. The cleanliness was up to the mark. The interiors were very well done. The linen, cutlery and everything was well provided. Overall an amazing and wonderful stay."
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Te Waerenga Retreat

Te Waerenga Retreat

Situated right across the road from Lake Rotorua, this Hamurana holiday home is perfect for family groups, with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

It boasts comfortable open plan living with a fireplace and heat pump for relaxed winter stays… when the weather is warmer, head outdoors for alfresco dining with the gas BBQ and tranquil views across to the lake!

There is plenty of room to bring the boat or jet ski with a boat ramp just a hop skip and a jump up the road.

  • Wifi
  • TV
  • High Chair
  • Portable Cot
  • Linens & Towels
  • Full Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lots of off-street Parking
  • Wood Burner

Te Waerenga Retreat is situated on the north side of Lake Rotorua in the Hamurana area.  The house itself is 18km from the Rotorua CBD or 54km from Tauranga.  It is within a small cluster of houses in a lovely lakeside community.  The lake is just across the road for a swim or a paddle during the Summer months.

400m – Hamurana Springs

400m – Boat Ramp – Lake Rotorua

410m – Hamurana Golf Resort

1.8km – Hamurana Store

Paula
PaulaAustralia
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"Beautiful views, well equipped, good location accessible to - but not in the heart of - Rotorua. Very clean, modern facilities, easy check in."
Rai
RaiUSA
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"A hidden gem around Lake Rotorua. Near to a lot of tourist destinations such as Agrodome, Te Puia, Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland, and of course right in front of Lake Rotorua. An hour away Hobitton Movie set. Ideal for large families with kids, and the house is so clean. After a tiring day touring around, this place feels like your own home. Highly recommended."
Evan
EvanTuakau, NZ
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"Perfect for our group. We had 6 adults n 5 kids. Definitely recommend for large groups or big families. Cant fault the house at all."
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Robertson Retreat

Robertson Retreat

This charming holiday home catches the sun all day and is perfect for relaxing. Newly refurbished, this bright and warm home offers all the comforts you need for a great holiday.

A brand new and well equipped kitchen combined with a spacious dining area, will delight the entertainers.

There is plenty of room to store your toys with a double garage. The back yard is fully fenced and safe for children. Warmth from the central gas heating is ducted to each room welcoming in all seasons.

  • Wifi
  • TV
  • High Chair
  • Portable Cot
  • Linens & Towels
  • Full Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Off-street Parking (Double Garage)
  • BBQ

Robertson Retreat is located in a quiet residential neighbourhood in a very central Rotorua location.  The house is just a short drive to the CBD or any number of attractions.

1.8km – Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village

2.0km – Te Puia

4.2km – Redwoods Forest

Spoil yourself at Urbano Bistro which is an easy 280m walk away to work up an appetite for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Ingrid
IngridAuckland
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"We really enjoyed staying in the house, it was clean and tidy and the beds were very comfortable. It was also great to have the garage for the car and the laundry facility meant that we could maintain clean clothes for any occasion that be-conned our company while in Rororua. "
Gary
GaryAuckland
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"Central location, clean and tidy, lovely and quiet and close enough to MTB into the Forrest or walk into town."
Robyn
RobynAustralia
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"What a perfect base for our week of holidaying in Rotorua! Quiet and convenient location, comfortable, kitchen was very well appointed, heating was just right... Grandpa loved the fast WiFi, Mum and Dad loved their spacious room, and baby loved that there was a portacot and high chair! Double lock-up garage linked to house was a big plus on rainy days :-)"
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Ridge Retreat

Ridge Retreat

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.

Ridge Retreat is a very spacious three bedroom home with two bathrooms and fantastic bush views of the surrounding area.  Come and treat yourself to some true rest and relaxation time.

  • Spa Bath
  • BBQ
  • Wifi
  • TV
  • Linens & Towels
  • Full Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • High Chair
  • Portable Cot
  • Off-street Parking
  • Wood Burner

Lake Okareka is situated 13km from the Rotorua CBD.  It is one of the smaller lakes in the area but is well used for waterskiing, wakeboarding and fishing.  Lake Okareka is also one of the only lakes in Rotorua that you can fish on all year round (with fishing license).  It is a spectacular part of Rotorua and so close to town, come and see for yourself.

1.5km – Lake Okareka Walkway 

3.0km – Tikitapu (The Blue Lake)

4.0km – Western Okataina Walkway

7.0km – The Buried Village

Naz
NazNew York
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"About a 15 min drive from "main" Rotorua so you will need a car. However it's worth it as the views are phenomenal, it's very tranquil. If you're into stargazing or astrophotography, you can do it right off the balcony - the skies are that dark here. "
Hannah
HannahMelbourne
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"Rain, hail or shine, this is the perfect house. The setting and views are truly magnificent. The house is beautifully designed to maximise the light and fresh air. Clean, plenty of towels, washing facilities, high chair for kids, decked out kitchen. We loved our stay!"
Joost
JoostNetherlands
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"What a lovely place: location is fab.. and the birds abound in the trees in the garden and make a sit on one of the terraces around the house a joy. Whirlpool, plenty sitting spaces etc. We loved our stay and felt sad to leave. Please do not forget to do the Lake Okareka walkway and bring your binos as the bird life is prolific"
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Paradise Valley Retreat

Paradise Valley Retreat

Located just minutes from central Rotorua, you will be amazed at how fast you can forget the city in this picturesque retreat. Set in a large garden at the foot of Mt Ngongotaha, this really is a kiwi slice of heaven.

Sunny fully fenced grounds surround the house, with mature fruit trees and plenty of space. Inside is packed with charming features, as well as a large fireplace and updated bathroom and kitchen. The perfect retreat for adventures or to disappear!

  • Huge Back Yard & Garden
  • BBQ
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Linens & Towels
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Chair & Port-a-Cot
  • Lots of off-street Parking
  • Wood Burner

Paradise Valley is a picturesque location situated on the northern side of Mt Ngongotaha.  The area is just on the fringe of the city but close to a number of Rotorua’s popular attractions.

You’ll feel like you’re in the country but in reality, you’re an easy drive to the city.

1.3km – Agrodome

3.2km – Zorb

3.9km – Skyline Gondola, Luge & MTB Park

9.0km – Rotorua CBD 

Erin
ErinAuckland, NZ
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"Located outside the hustle & bustle, this accommodation is perfect for a quiet retreat whilst convenient enough to access central Rotorua within ~15 mins drive"
Phil
PhilAuckland, NZ
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"Great location with a country feel but only minutes from Rotorua and all the attractions. Very comfortable and warm with everything you need. We would stay again."
Catherine
CatherineAustralia
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"Great house for a young family. Was very home like. Lots of things there that we needed i.e. washing powder, utensils, scissors. It was very relaxing there & response rate from property managers was instant"
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