The Cactus Gardens - Brand new to market!

Bach or holiday home | Rotorua Township | #39167

5.5/10 (6 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


This is a newly-redecorated older property, on the site of a former cactus and succulent nursery. Uniquely, the gardens are the remnants of the nursery's impressive display specimens. In fact, it's still undergoing the final renovations, which is why there are currently so few photos.

New everything - furniture, soft furnishings, appliances, fittings - this is a cosy home-away from-home. Drink your morning tea or coffee at the bistro table, have a barbeque in the outdoor living area or chat around the fire pit, play sports on the artificial sports surface, curl up with a book or DVD from the selection available or play one of the board games. And that's without leaving the property to take advantage of all that Rotorua has to offer!

Leave the car behind and stroll across the road and walk or bike through the Redwoods, past thermal activity. A few minutes' walk (shorter by road) will bring you to the Whakarewarewa living Maori Village and a few more to Te Puia Pohutu Geyser.

Practically around the corner is the Redwoods Centre and new Motion Entertainment Centre.

Lockable double garage for storage of mountain bikes. Fully-fenced, back section, away from the road. Pets negotiable with prior arrangement.

Check-in and out are flexible unless another there is another booking immediately before/after yours. If that is the case, checkout is 11am and check-in is 3pm to allow for cleaning between guests. Please communicate your intentions clearly.

Special conditions:

Books, games and sports equipment more suitable for older children, teenagers and adults.

No extra guests (other than those booked) without prior approval.

No smoking, drugs or illegal activities.

By not choosing the cleaning surcharge, you are undertaking to clean the place yourself, leaving the premises as found.

Extras: Cleaning fee if not self-cleaning (Required, NZ$65.00 per stay); Linen (included); BBQ cleaning if not self-cleaning (Optional, NZ$10.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


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

Bed layouts

  • The Indonesian Room

    1 x Queen bed

  • The London Room

    2 x Single bed

  • The Silver Room

    1 x Queen 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 (6)

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  • This is obviously still a work in progress

    This is obviously still a work in progress. The property still needs a lot of work done both inside and out. The condition of the back door was atrocious. We had difficulty locking the bathroom sliding door. The (shared) driveway in and out was a nightmare and a large dog from one of the neighbouring properties roamed in and around the property. The location of the property was ideal for Redwoods forest, town and the mountain bike park

    KerrenF4 new member Jul 2018

  • Great location for biking in the Redwoods

    Great location for biking in the Redwoods. House and garden much more suited to families with older children. Comfy beds!

    ruthay998 100%|7x Jan 2018

  • Centrally located, with plenty of room for a family, very clean and...

    Centrally located, with plenty of room for a family, very clean and well equipped, but the huge garden area is beyond a work in progress- concrete blocks and remnants of the home's former purpose as a succulent nursery were everywhere. Our kids couldn't play out there safely. The home is quite drafty, and hot water was sporadic (water heater leaked into the kitchen on the 1st night). Garage door kept being found open, making me wonder if someone was accessing the property when we were out.

    ChristineGV1 new member Jan 2018

  • Great Location

    Great Location. Loved the way are beds were made up hotel style and very welcoming. This place will just get better as the little reno projects are completed.

    NinaP189 100%|8x Apr 2017

  • Pretty average

    Pretty average. Not kid friendly.

    granng122 100%|4x Apr 2017

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