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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Trout Pool Cottage

 Lovely little cottage having a spa was a bonus. Would defiantly come back. 

Lake retreat -  holiday getaway

 Roomy, well equipped, good family holiday home 

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Okere Falls Lake House

 Really liked the modern kitchen. Overall we liked staying here 

Quaint hillside cottage, great lake views

 We had a great time at the cottage. Its right by the famous Okere store, really good food and has a real german beer garden! We swam off the jetty which is just across the road. Great views of the lake from the house, and which was clean and tidy, and had everything we needed. Try the walk to the trout pools, the kids loved watching the kayakers go over the water falls. Nice to park up the car for a couple of days and just enjoy the Lake Rotoiti and the falls, we would love to go back. 

Okere Falls- Lake Front-Lake Rotoiti-Rotorua-Jetty

 This is a fantastic property. Simple yet with a bit of luxury. Private, with own water access, yet in walking distance to a cozy cafe and beer garden. We loved it and will cherish the memories of a family weekend spent here for a long time. Thank you! 

'The Kaituna' Lake Bach - Perfectly priced

 Great location, and modern clean and tidy, with everything you need. Loved the Beer Garden and The Store just 2 doors up. And if you have a boat, it was easy to get to the hot pools on Lake Rotoiti.