Retreat at Lake Rotoma

Bach or holiday home | Lake Rotoma | #19734

9.7/10 (58 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Private setting in gardens, lawn and bush
  • Indoor / outdoor living in the summer
  • Warm and cosy in the winter

Need a break away from the hustle and bustle? Then grab the family and friends and head to the lake. Don’t forget that book and fishing rod too!

This delightful Lockwood home is set within ¾ acre of gardens, lawn and bush. It is on a no-exit road, away from the busy highway, and is fully fenced, making it very private and quiet. You will have a sense of being in a real retreat. There is a playground on the reserve 3 houses away if you bring little people with you.

Lake Rotoma is the best kept secret of all the lakes in the Rotorua District – its pristine waters offer excellent trout fishing all year round and great water sports in the summer (or all year round if you dare!). There is safe swimming on the main sandy beach with trees and tables for picnics. There are several water ski lanes around the lake. The nearest boat ramp is by the store, 1.5km away. When the water is a little too chilly or the muscles are aching, then take in the local soda springs and embrace its mineral qualities and warmth.

The house is fully furnished and comfortable. A wood burner makes the house cosy in the winter. The kitchen has a microwave, stove, frig and freezer etc and you can talk together as you do the dishes by hand (there is no dishwasher). There is a TV with DVD player (sorry, no freeview at the moment). There is a small stereo with an iPod dock, and wireless broadband for the internet.

Once you have recharged your body batteries, there are options for action in the large garage: table tennis, three kayaks and two adult bicycles. Life jackets and helmets provided.

There is plenty of space for parking a boat on the lawn.

When the hankering for a cappuccino gets bad, then head to the local café. They do nice meals – eat in or takeaway! The café is located 1.5km from the house and next to the local store which sells petrol and general items. Kawerau is about 20 minutes drive, Rotorua is 30 minutes and Whakatane about 40 minutes.

Special conditions: No smoking in the house - remove butts from outside.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Canoe(s)
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master bedroom with ensuite

    1 x Queen bed

  • Mezzanine

    Combined living/sleeping area,Pull out Sofa/bed

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Second large bedroom

    Double bed, cot and single narow bed

    1 x Cot
    1 x Queen bed

  • Third bedroom

    2 King single beds


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen.
  • Extras: extra occupants $15.00 per person (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 6 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (68)

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  • warm and homy

    warm and homy. we loved the arrangement/plan of the bach especially the wall and ceiling cladding and of course the expansive garden.

    JosephJeffreyT 100%|1x May 2018

  • This is a real gem

    This is a real gem. We had a brilliant stay. It was a perfect break for ourselves, 3 kids and my parents. Plenty of space for us to relax and the kids to have fun.

    CathyKo2 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • lovely quiet place to stay - will be staying there again

    lovely quiet place to stay - will be staying there again.

    LindaSt26 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Exactly what we were looking for

    Exactly what we were looking for... quiet and peaceful location, lots of space - indoor and outdoor. Not very modern but we don't mind that. Was clean, tidy and cosy. Had a huge range of board games, dvds and books which we took advantage of. Thank you Sandy :)

    NinaW525 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • everyone was really happy with the property, Rotoma is a lovely area

    everyone was really happy with the property, Rotoma is a lovely area.

    lindala11 87%|8x Mar 2018

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