Lynmore Lockwood - the forest on your doorstep

Bach or holiday home | Rotorua Township | #30350

9.6/10 (195 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Welcome to Lynmore Lockwood, a three-bedroom open-plan home with timber walls and high ceilings. I live in a separate cottage on the same property. Lynmore Lockwood has two bathrooms/toilets, and a woodburner and two heatpumps (dining and master bedroom) for heating. Portacot and highchair are supplied for young guests

The beauty of staying here is having the forest so close – it's only 150 metres from the house to the start of well-maintained tracks through the trees and ferns. Wake up early and open the window or sit on the deck and enjoy the birdsong. It's mountainbiking paradise; ride from the house through forest to the start of NZ's best mountainbiking tracks - hundreds of kms of trails. The Redwoods Visitors Centre and redwood forest is a short walk or ride away. The house is right by a bus stop to town, and a block and a half away there’s a big park and kids’ playground. Motion Entertainment, a new indoor entertainment complex, is 15 minutes' walk away. Four lovely lakes, Okareka, Blue, Green and Tarawera, are 10-30 minutes' drive - swimming and picnics.

All included, unless I'm away, is my homemade fresh bread and coffee beans for you to grind - I'll leave them at the back door each morning. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking and baking, and the dining area opens onto a large sunny deck with gas barbecue. There is a wide variety of takeaways/restaurants nearby at the Redwood Shopping Centre and Lynmore Junction. For entertainment there's a home theatre system, a fairly eclectic selection of books, internet (free unlimited fibre WiFi and computer) and some classic board games. Secure garage, tools, bikestand, air compressor for your mountainbikes. The garden’s one of my hobbies; visit at the right time and you'll get tree-ripened fruit. Linen’s supplied and the beds have decent mattresses.

You're welcome to pop by my place for info, or if you’ve forgotten supplies I can help out. Otherwise, I’ll be unobtrusive, just using the garage occasionally.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$60.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom Three

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom Two

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


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*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 (196)

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  • House requires some remedial work under floor to remove creaks

    House requires some remedial work under floor to remove creaks. Locationperfect for mountain bikers as is house.

    WarrenSt6 100%|1x Nov 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Lockwood houses built before the 1980s are well-known for their creaking and cracking sounds as they warm up and cool down, due to expansion/contraction. It's entirely normal - they're some of the strongest houses around, very earthquake-resistant. I make a note of it in the welcome sheet just so people aren't alarmed. All part of the Lockwood experience!

    mark W 100%|194x

  • Great host, awesome house, great location, thank you

    Great host, awesome house, great location, thank you

    AaronTitter 100%|1x Oct 2018

  • Extra treat fresh bread and coffee each morning

    Extra treat fresh bread and coffee each morning.

    Briar W. Oct 2018

  • The cottage is conveniently situated on the edge of Rotorua, very close...

    The cottage is conveniently situated on the edge of Rotorua, very close to a majestic forrest. Rotorua is a city that has much to offer and we were sorry to leave and we hope to have the opporunity to return one day soon.

    LindaBr27 100%|1x Oct 2018

  • Perfect location for redwoods (recommend the night-time canopy walk)

    Perfect location for redwoods (recommend the night-time canopy walk). Quiet, pleasant neighbourhood with local dairy close by. The house was very comfortable, roomy and well equipped. Loved the sunny deck area and quiet garden (apart from all the birdsong :) Shower pressure in en-suite was brilliant. A really pleasant venue, perfect for our family get-together. Definitely recommended

    JaniceWa5 100%|2x Aug 2018

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