Lakeside holiday house

Lakeside holiday house


Feb 2013

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our holiday house is a comfortable home with spectacular views of Lake Tarawera and Mt Tarawera.
We are adjacent to the lake famed for trout fishing and water activities with stairs leading down to our own jetty. Trout fishing is enjoyed all year round at our doorstep along with lots of walks and outdoor activities. A single and double canoe and life jackets are available for your use.

Rotorua is often referred to as a thermal wonderland and is twenty minutes drive away. It is a small city with shopping, cafes, gardens, museum, art gallery and many natural hot pools. To the east, one hours drive takes you to sunny seaside Mt Maunganui and Tauranga. South of Rotorua is Lake Taupo with walks, shopping, cafes and boating. Taupo is just an hour and a half away and is the gateway to the ski slopes of Mt Ruapehu and the mountains in the centre of the North Island.

Our holiday house is four hours drive from our everyday home therefore we are often unable to clean and wash linen following swaps. A local housekeeper at a reasonable charge can make your departure efficient and stress free.

We also have our home in New Plymouth, Taranaki ("Gracious home on tree lined street") available as an alternative to this property.

Please note that we have a cat which we take to our vacation home so neither property is completely cat hair free.


Gillian's reviews

As a host (7)

More about us

  1. We are a couple heading towards retirement who always like to have two future holidays planned in advance. We are open to tempting offers.

  2. Wayne is a surgeon and Gill is a nurse/receptionist. We have three adult children living in New Plymouth, Calgary and Brisbane, and three young grandchildren.

  3. We love exploring new places, walking and hiking, cycling and boating, good food and coffee and experiencing different cultures.

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Atticus Finch, Rotorua
Cozy cafés
Lime, Rotorua, Terrace Kitchen, Rotorua
Bit of culture
Whakarewarewa - the living thermal village
Walks in the park
Walk around Blue Lake and the track along Tarawera lakefront
Spot of exercise
Mountain bike in the Redwood forest, kayaking from our jetty
Day tripping
Rotorua and environs - so much to do! Waimangu Volcanic Valley, boat trip to hot Water beach and Tarawera Falls are our favourites.

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