Winstone Cottage - charming large lakeside bach

Bach or holiday home | Lake Tarawera | #2405

9.1/10 (41 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

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $100.00 per stay (required); 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
16-Dec-17 to 01-Dec-18
$350+/night $350+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
High Season
02-Dec-18 to 31-Dec-18
$350+/night $350+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Jan-19 to 16-Mar-19
$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 (44)

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  • Perfect location and very comfortable cottage for our family stay

    Perfect location and very comfortable cottage for our family stay.

    janenn467 new member Dec 2017

  • Fantastic location, beautiful lake front position

    Fantastic location, beautiful lake front position. The property is very homely and has everything you need for a holiday stay. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

    karean478 100%|2x Nov 2017

  • Perfect location

    Perfect location

    ValR8326 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • What a beautiful spot to have a holiday in! We had 3...

    What a beautiful spot to have a holiday in! We had 3 x generations enjoying a family get-together and were able to have a wonderful time with ample space and activities for everyone. Really felt privileged to be able to enjoy somebody else's private paradise that they clearly love. Thanks Rosie!

    Dalena?reR new member Aug 2017

  • 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

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