Family-Friendly Cottage Rental on the Shore of Lake Okareka, North Island

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Rotorua, North Island (New Zealand)
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1 unit
6 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Private Barbecue

This family-friendly home rental is located in Rotorua, North Island, on the shore of Lake Okareka, and can accommodate six guests. There are four bedrooms and a full bathroom. The first bedroom has a queen-size bed. The second bedroom has a full-size double bed. The third bedroom has two twin beds. The fourth bedroom has a set of twin bunk beds and in the bathroom, guests will find a toilet, a hand basin, and a bathtub/shower combo. Luxury 100% thread Egyptian cotton linens and towels are provided.

In the formal living and dining room, guests can relax in plush couches in front of the open wood-burning fireplace or enjoy a meal together in the dining area. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with a refrigerator, a stove, an oven, a dishwasher, a microwave, a toaster, and a coffeemaker. Other amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, SKY TV with basic channels, streaming and Chrome-cast for Netflix and Lightbox, two kayaks, a trampoline, lego, a petanque set, a washer and dryer, a DVD player, a CD player, a heat pump, and fireplaces. A high chair and a portacot are also available.

Outside, there are spectacular lake views, a grill, a tennis court, a trampoline, a sheltered veranda and deck, and a gorgeous private beach that is safe for swimming, boating, and fly fishing. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Electricity
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Queen-size bed
  • Double bed
  • Bunk bed
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Deck/Patio
  • Coffeemaker
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Private Barbecue
  • Fireplace
  • Iron
  • Washer
  • Dining table
  • Air conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • Stove
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Television
  • BR/DVD player
  • Sound system

For those looking to get away and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this cottage rental is a perfect choice. Guests can curl up by the fire inside, share a bottle of local wine on the verandah, play petanque on the expansive lawn, challenge each other to a game of tennis on their private court, jump on the trampoline, or swim at their private beach. There are even two kayaks that come with this rental. Complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a washer and dryer round out the amenities in this extraordinary getaway.

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Guest Services

Complimentary cleaning is offered.

Location + Surroundings

  • Forest
    distance: 1 kilometers
  • Hot springs
    distance: 11 kilometers
  • Supermarket
    distance: 11 kilometers
  • Health facility
    distance: 11 kilometers
  • Town/City
    distance: 10 kilometers
  • Tourism office
    distance: 10 kilometers
  • Fuel station
    distance: 11 kilometers
  • Airport
    distance: 12 kilometers
  • Amusement park
  • Bowling
  • Movie theater
  • Museums
  • Shopping
  • Clubs/Nightclubs/Bars

This family-friendly rental home is located on a private half-acre property that features an expansive lawn, mature trees, beautiful gardens, a tennis court, and a private beach on North Island's Lake Okareka. Guests can sit on the veranda and watch the water gently lap up on the shore. The Lake Okareka Walkway is right down the road and provides the rare opportunity to walk through the wetlands and observe native wildlife closeup.

The region is rich with beauty, boasting lush, verdant vegetation, rivers, hot springs, and 16 major lakes. Rotorua is less than 10 minutes away and is home to the nearest international airport as well as spas, restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and opportunities for more outdoor adventures on and around Lake Rotorua. Read More


  • Bird watching
  • Swimming
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Yoga
  • Wine tasting
  • Feeding animals
  • Horseback riding
  • Winter sports
  • Tennis
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Biking
  • Water sports
  • Stand-up paddleboarding

This exquisite property will keep even the most active guests entertained. The sheltered, calm nature of the lake make the private beach perfect for swimming, fishing, and boating. Glampers can explore the lake by kayak, visit the glowworm caves at night, get a closer view of native wildlife, or just enjoy the peace and quiet that comes from being out on the water. Those who own a small boat can launch it nearby and park it on the beach. The trampoline, lawn games, tennis court, and nearby hiking trails add to the well-rounded options for those who love to explore the outdoors.

Nearby Rotorua, the seat of Maori culture, is known for geothermal natural wonders including bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs, lush forests, and a pristine lake. Glampers should be sure to check out the Redwood Forest, Kuirau Park, Government Gardens, mountain bike trails, and forest walks, which are all free to visitors! To experience Maori culture, attending a full Hangi, a traditional Maori meal, is recommended.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in:
    2 p.m.
  • Check-out:
    5 p.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 30 days prior to check in.
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Additional Information

For the comfort of all guests, no smoking is allowed.

Pets are not permitted.

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