Winstone Cottage - charming large lakeside bach

Bach or holiday home | Lake Tarawera | #2405

9.1/10 (37 ratings)
  • 12 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 8 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • lake side with large reserve and appealing clay tennis court, spa on deck, fabulous walks sleeps 12
  • broadband, 4 big double bedrooms, main bedroom ensuite, bunk room sleeps4 including cot facility.
  • top fishing spot, lake side, tennis court rackets balls provided, logfireplace, 20 mins from Rotorua

Winstone Cottage, Rangiuru Bay, exactly 4 kilometres from the Buried Village is a much-loved and charmingly renovated spacious family bach on the lakeside Rangiuru Bay. Cool and airy in summer, wonderful dining on large deck with lake views and easy access, charmingly cosy in winter with large log fire which can be closed for safety if off on lake or walking. Make special memories as we always have. Delightful cosy cabins for children or visitors, great lawn with play John Deere tractor, spa if required ( special conditions apply) great walks, tennis court, well equipped with books, board games etc, Close to Rotorua with all its associated attractions, and superb lakeside walks in both directions. Brilliant to bring your own boat and fishing to die for.

superbly equiped kitchen

jetty and own buoy

table tennis for outdoor use

superb lakeside walks

excellent kids playground two minutes walk away

safe swimming beach

high chair, push chair

games/books etc

20 minutes easy drive to Rotorua

It has all comforts with a wooden, character kitchen, 10 seating dining table, polished floors and rugs. The large log fire place can be open or closed. The large deck with spa has a full set of Devon furniture, a large umbrella and chaises-longues.

Nestled in bush with tui, bell-bird and wood-pigeon and a wonderful dawn chorus, it is a haven for those wanting peace and privacy or water sports, bush walks, fishing and lake activities only 15 minutes from Rotorua. Can be rented for 2 nights or the tarrif is negotiable for a stay of 7 nights or more ( especially outside the "high" season).

Natural clay tennis court for bay's use, jetty and mooring bouy. Great reserve for children and wonderful playground 2 min walk away on Stoney Point reserve.

The price quoted above is for 6 people. We charge additional $20 - $30 per person per night depending on the season. Do email and ask!

Special conditions: NOTE Cost of spa is $150 and not included in the overall pricing, and specifics re care apply. Final check and cleaning charge is $80.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Spa pool
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom Two

    1 x Queen bed

  • Cabin One

    4 x King single bed

  • Cabin Three

    1 x Queen bed

  • Cabin Two

    1 x Queen bed

  • Ensuite Bedroom

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen $25.00 per person (optional); Spa pool $150.00 per stay (optional)
  • Last minute bookings: 20% off for stays over the next 7 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low Season
20-Aug-17 to 20-Nov-18
$350+/night $350+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay

*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 (40)

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  • Bach is in a great location and was perfect for our large...

    Bach is in a great location and was perfect for our large mixed group, met all our needs. Would recommend and would happily stay again.

    bellad 100%|2x Jul 2017

  • Awesome location

    Awesome location. Right on the lake. Gorgeous cottage. Homely fire.

    ellaas537 100%|3x Jul 2017

  • Fabulous location, lovely accommodation

    Fabulous location, lovely accommodation. Would stay again

    Ruffells 100%|2x May 2017

  • We had a lovely 3 nights here during the Easter holidays

    We had a lovely 3 nights here during the Easter holidays. The house is charming, warm and well equipped with good living space and a larger than average kitchen for a bach. Loved the spa & tennis court! The main house has 2 dble bedrooms (one with ensuite) inside and then 3 bedrooms (2 dbles & a 4 bed bunkroom) in a cabin just out of the back door of the main house. The cabin rooms all have their own doors to the outside and share a bathroom that is accessed from outside the main house.

    AndreaJNZ 100%|1x May 2017

  • Such a gorgeous family home, we only left once to go for...

    Such a gorgeous family home, we only left once to go for a bike ride and spent the rest of our time playing in the water, on the tennis courts, relaxing in the spa and just enjoying the ambience of the location. A very special place, if you stay, you will want to go back!

    MauriceH 100%|4x May 2017

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