Rotoiti Cottage - St Arnaud

Nelson Lakes, St Arnaud

8.5/10 (46 ratings) 156 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 (156)

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 Stayed only the one night out of the two booked nights due to the horrendous amount of dust. I have stayed in cheap accomodation and expect what I pay for. But the dust was extreme and caused myself and my husband to get clogged up and his hay fever to rear it's ugly head in winter. The owners need to give this place a good spring clean. They did not seem too bothered when I spoke to them re this issue. Definitely would not recommend to my family or friends. 

  •  We are sorry these guests had a bad experience and my wife, who has an injured foot, explained that our regular trip to the cottage was delayed until this Tuesday after her ‘moon boot’ comes off. The budget rate we offer is reliant on cleaning by guests when they leave, although we try to visit regularly to check the cottage. 

 Location was perfect. Cabin was rustic but cozy. It housed 4 kids, 2 adults and 2 dogs without a problem. Loved the fact that we were allowed to keep the dogs inside with us. Kept everything tidy and clean despite kids and dogs abound. Cabin was cold when we arrived, but it had a good fireplace, lots of firewood, and once we got the fire going, it kept the place warm the whole time. 

 Our thanks to the Clark family, we really enjoyed our stay and it was a lovely cosy & central place to stay. Greatly appreciated we could take our outside dogs (x2) also. A friend has also inquired of the bach, thinking it sounded ideal! 

 You pay for what you get, very old dusty house, unfortunately for our children who both have mild eczema had serve allergies in the old beds. 

 Great start to our South Island adventure. 

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$80+ 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