Rotoiti Cottage - St Arnaud

Bach or holiday home | St Arnaud | #4523

8.9/10 (130 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


This cosy cottage is nestled in native bush just 5 minutes walk from beautiful Lake Rotoiti, a favorite spot for sailing, fishing, swimming and other watersports. The cottage has a sunroom which looks out to the St Arnaud range close by, rising to 6.000 feet and the lounge a log burner for keeping snug. There is an abundance of short walks and tramps, some of which offer spectacular views. Close by is one of New Zealand’s ‘Land Islands’, being an area where intensive predator control has resulted in an abundance of birdlife.

For the more energised, the park offers a wide range of tramping experience, ranging from short day trips to expeditions of several days with ample alpine experience for those who want it.

There are mountain bike trails, a gliding club, a golf course, and hunting opportunities, all nearby.

Lake Rotoiti is close to Rainbow skifield, the Marlborough wine region, and Nelson. It is under 2 hours drive to the Picton ferry, and under three to Westport airport.

While we allow pets, please note that these are forbidden from the adjacent National Park. The cottage is ‘winterised’ from April to October, requiring guests to follow a clearly documented list of instructions on arriving and leaving, for draining the water system. There is a well equipped shop in the village, a short walk away.

Special conditions: Prices indicated are per night (for two adults). Children aged 15 or under - no cost. Added charge of $10.00 for each extra person aged 16 or over. 15% discount on stays of 5 nights or more. Smoking outside only.


  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Toddler safe
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Main bedroom

    1 x Queen bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Small bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Sunroom

    Combined living/sleeping area

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low Season
22-Aug-17 to 14-Dec-17
$85+/night $85+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night;
High Season
15-Dec-17 to 28-Feb-18
$95+/night $95+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night;
Low Season
01-Mar-18 to 22-Nov-18
$85+/night $85+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night;

*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 (240)

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  • Very basic but so peaceful

    Very basic but so peaceful. It was SO cosy by the fire, such a relaxing stay.

    AlexandraKr2 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • A fabulous rustic cottage , really wonderful location near the lake...

    A fabulous rustic cottage , really wonderful location near the lake.

    GillianDr1 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • Lovely wee cottage, beautiful warm log burner

    Lovely wee cottage, beautiful warm log burner. Great selection of puzzles and games available. Will definitely stay again.

    SandraSa7 100%|1x Jul 2017

  • Lovely cosy bach

    Lovely cosy bach

    lindth291 100%|2x Jul 2017

  • Thanks for an amazing stay

    Thanks for an amazing stay. Loved the cottage, super cosy with lots of character. Worked out perfectly as a place ego stay before heading into the hills.

    BenHowell 100%|2x Jul 2017

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