Mountain Cottage Retreat - peaceful setting, great views and children discounted

Cottage | Rotorua Township | #21366

9.8/10 (172 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Great location for those who want to have easy access to Rotorua attractions but prefer a semi-rural location-Situated on the slopes of Mt Ngongotaha.

From the large deck the views are across the city to the Whaka Forest (home of well-known mountain bike tracks) and takes in surrounding landscapes - including Mount Tarawera.

The property is set in approximately three quarters of an acre which is being gradually developed into gardens. A very peaceful setting with bush clad Mount Ngongotaha as a backdrop.

Children stay FREE. This applies to pre-school and school aged children belonging to the family staying. Only applies to families living in New Zealand. Children from families living outside New Zealand pay NZ$10.00 per night. Currently the booking system cannot show this discount when making a booking enquiry - you need to ask for this discount when making your enquiry which will then allow us to change your quote to reflect the child discount.

The Cottage is a 1960s original with comfortable furnishings.

In addition to the Cottage there is a double garage with an attached sleep out. This is has a double bed and armchairs and is perfect for additional guests or as a place to escape to unwind and read. For those who prefer activity - in the garage there is a table tennis table ready to use.

A portable cot is available for use if required.

The Cottage sits on the east side of Mt Ngongotaha. During the winter months the mountain casts its shadow over the Cottage by mid-afternoon. Nevertheless the Cottage remains warm and cosy with electric heating and a pellet fire. During summer months the Cottage enjoys all day sun.


Basic pricing is for two adults. Additional adults are NZ$20.00 per person per night. Two night minimum stay. Smoking allowed outside only

Linen (sheets, pillowcases and towels) is NOT included in basic rental price. Guests are encouraged to bring their own. However these can be provided by the owner for NZ$8.00 per person per stay. All other bedding IS provided as part of the basic rental.

Cleaning. Self Cleaning on departure is EXPECTED - everything needed for this is at the cottage. However if you require owner to clean there will be a charge of NZ$60.00. (Please advise us when you make a booking request if you require linen or the cleaning service)


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Main Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Sleepout

    1 x Double bed


Maybe booked

*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.

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  • The place is Super cute and very well maintained - not to...

    The place is Super cute and very well maintained - not to mention clean - at such a great rental fee! The view was our absolute favourite as the place is on an uphill you can get an amazing view of Rotorua from the living room& the deck. Much recommended for groups to travel, and seemed very kid friendly too

    rina83chae 100%|1x Oct 2018

  • What a lovely place to stay, it has a beautiful view and...

    What a lovely place to stay, it has a beautiful view and is very warm and cosy. Lovely garden as well.

    KateO131 100%|4x Aug 2018

  • Our second visit to this home away from home

    Our second visit to this home away from home. Warm and comfortable with everything you could need including a wonderful sleepout, a garage and a table tennis table for a family fun tournament. Close to town but feels like your in the country with fantastic views of Rotorua and beautiful gardens.

    wendis587 100%|3x Aug 2018

  • Great cottage, clean tidy and everything available, great location, thanks

    Great cottage, clean tidy and everything available, great location, thanks

    tracysu1 100%|10x Jul 2018

  • The property was so homely

    The property was so homely..Definitely felt like a home away from home.. The location was so beautiful, with the best views ever..

    CheriLa1 100%|1x Jul 2018

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