Winstone Cottage - charming large lakeside bach

Bach or holiday home | Lake Tarawera | #2405

9.1/10 (48 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 $100.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Canoe(s)
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • 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


Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen.
  • Extras: Cleaning $140.00 per stay (required); Spa pool $200.00 per stay (optional)
  • Last minute bookings: 20% off for stays over the next 7 nights

*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 (51)

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  • The house itself is very nice and cosy

    The house itself is very nice and cosy. Everything we need is there. The view and distance from the lake are to die for. We would love to come back in the summer to enjoy the lake. The only BUT for us is that the place is hard to find especially during the night. Most of us have to really drive from house to house to find the right house number; a more obvious signage should fix this or unique landmark.

    RheaV813 100%|2x Jun 2018

  • Lovely location and comfortable home with lots of character and everything you...

    Lovely location and comfortable home with lots of character and everything you need to hand. The kids were comfortable in the three cabin rooms and the adults got to have the main house to themselves to relax after they had gone to bed - in the comfy sofas by lovely fireplace. Great views. Only hesitation was surprised to have to go outside for (very nice) bathroom - the inside en-suite is only really accessible for one bedroom during the night. Wasn't a problem for our group.

    marier43 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • Nice property,great location had a great family holiday

    Nice property,great location had a great family holiday.

    FayeW749 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • Beautiful cottage very roomy and perfect location

    Beautiful cottage very roomy and perfect location

    KellieMa3 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • Beautiful spot had a wonderful time

    Beautiful spot had a wonderful time

    stepll551 100%|3x Feb 2018

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