Rotoiti Cottage - St Arnaud

Nelson Lakes, St Arnaud

8.6/10 (23 ratings) 133 Guest Comments

#4523 - St Arnaud - Bach or holiday home - Listed Jul 2007


  • 6people (max)
  • 3bedrooms
  • 1bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers

This cosy cottage is nestled in native bush just 5 minutes walk from beautiful Lake Rotoiti, a favorite spot for sailing, fishing, swimming and other watersports. The cottage has a sunroom which looks out to the St Arnaud range close by, rising to 6.000 feet and the lounge a log burner for keeping snug. There is an abundance of short walks and tramps, some of which offer spectacular views. Close by is one of New Zealand’s ‘Land Islands’, being an area where intensive predator control has resulted in an abundance of birdlife.
For the more energised, the park offers a wide range of tramping experience, ranging from short day trips to expeditions of several days with ample alpine experience for those who want it.
There are mountain bike trails, a gliding club, a golf course, and hunting opportunities, all nearby.
Lake Rotoiti is close to Rainbow skifield, the Marlborough wine region, and Nelson. It is under 2 hours drive to the Picton ferry, and under three to Westport airport.
While we allow pets, please note that these are forbidden from the adjacent National Park. The cottage is ‘winterised’ from April to October, requiring tenants to follow a clearly documented list of instructions on arriving and leaving, for draining the water system. There is a well equipped shop in the village, a short walk away.


  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Toddler safe
  • TV

Service level

Linen: Bring your own linen.

Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.



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Special conditions

Prices indicated are per night (for two adults). Children aged 15 or under - no cost. Added charge of $10.00 for each extra person aged 16 or over.
15% discount on stays of 5 nights or more.
Smoking outside only.

Guest Comments (133)

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 The property was a great kiwi bach. Loved the fire and DVD's :) 

 Thank you David and Prue, we had a lovely time at the Lakes again. Cottage is cosy and great for a wee family getaway. 

 Place was clean and tidy if a little rustic! Fireplace warms up whole house amazingly. Good base for getting out into bush or doing the Loop the Lake trail run. 

 It was in expensive, and would have been fine for a hunting or fishing camp. There was good hot water in the kitchen sink and shower. There is good hiking nearby. 

 An old and loved Kiwi bach with all you need. Well situated near to the lake and plenty pots and pans etc (and a smart new TV!) 

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$80-$90+ NZD per night

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Things to do

  • Boat Hire
  • Cafes/Restaurants
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Walks
  • Horse Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snow Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wineries