Kowhai Cottage Pukawa - Pet friendly at the lake

Bach or holiday home | Pukawa Bay | #3405

9.5/10 (59 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Finalist Golden Piwas 2014 - Best Pet Friendly Bach - Abundant native bird life

Relaxing, rural retreat set in one acre of gardens, with resident tui, kereru and bellbird. Beautifully presented two bedroom cottage with glimpses of Lake Taupo through the trees. Perfect for couples, small families and pets (by arrangement). Covered, secure deck area for pets during the day, and 1 acre of grounds to explore.

Just minutes from Tokanuu thermal pools, Pukawa beach and Kauratau boat ramp. Swimming areas, fishing spots, hiking, kayaking, horse riding and hunting trails are all close by. 10 minutes to Lake House restaurant at Waihi Village, 2 minutes to Oreti Restaurant, 12 minutes to Turangi, 40 mins to Whakapapa skifield.

Cosy log fire, fully equipped kitchen (incl. dishwasher), dining areas outside and inside, family games, toys, DVD, TV, stereo. Shower, bath. Expansive decks for sun and views of surrounding countryside.

King bed, and single over double bunk beds. Day bed in lounge. Extra squabs and portacot for kids. Electric blankets, pillows, blankets provided. Linen (sheets, towels) and cleaning service available on request (extra charge).

The grounds provide plenty of space for parking and for play. The garden is planted with fruit, native and exotic trees for shade and autumn colour, two ponds and plantings attracting bird life - native bush nearby is home to tui, bellbird and wood pigeon that can be seen at close range in the trees from the elevated cottage.

A truly magical place and base for adventure for you next stay at the lake or visit to the mountains.

Special conditions:

- High season rates (no discounts) applies to all public holidays, plus minimum stay period (4 nights) over Christmas, New Year and Easter.

- Smoking allowed outside only.

- Pets by arrangement.

Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$80.00 per stay/week); Linen (Optional, NZ$25.00 per person);


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

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    1 x Cot
    1 x Double bed
    2 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master bedroom (King)

    1 x King 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.

Reviews (112)

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  • Beautifully maintained cottage, simplicity yet really functional

    Beautifully maintained cottage, simplicity yet really functional. Indoor outdoor living, sun in the morning for breakfast on the deck, shade in the evening for drinks and dinner. The deck is a great secure space for the dog - ours has allergy/skin issues so didn’t get to make the most of the properties paddock, pond etc but he chilled as much as we did. No wifi, but no worries, great cellphone coverage- store up your data if that’s how you want to spend your time ?? Well equipped kitchen and laundry, good size bathroom. Everything was clean. Perfect cottage for our ten days r and r. Thank you.

    Jane M. Jan 2019

  • Exactly what we needed

    Exactly what we needed. If you are after a cosy cottage where your dogs are spoilt then look no further. Fully fenced, good size yard allows your dogs to safely wander around outside. Plus heaps of nearby dog friendly walks and activities to keep everyone occupied. House had everything we needed, it was clean and well maintained. High rating accurate and deserved.

    SteveKa2 100%|6x May 2018

  • Great little cottage on a big property

    Great little cottage on a big property. Nice to be able to bring our dog on holiday with us and know she was safe in a fenced property. Our boys loved the bunk bed and running around outside. Would definitely stay again.

    kathth321 100%|4x May 2018

  • A lovely place to stay and perfect for my dog

    A lovely place to stay and perfect for my dog.

    JacintaWa1 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • Lovely rural outlook, good house facilities for adults and children, and good...

    Lovely rural outlook, good house facilities for adults and children, and good people to deal with. We had a relaxing time thanks!

    stepov30 100%|4x Feb 2018

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