Rotoiti Cottage - St Arnaud

Bach or holiday home | St Arnaud | #4523

8.9/10 (193 ratings)
  • 8 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 favourite spot for sailing, fishing, swimming and other water-sports. The cottage has a sunroom, which looks out to the St Arnaud range close by rising to over 1,800m and the lounge has 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 less than 1 ½ hours to Nelson and Blenheim airports.

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. Extra adults are charged $20 per person per night.

15% discount on stays of 5 nights or more.

Smoking outside only.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels)


  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 3

  • Main bedroom

    2 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Small bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Sunroom

    2 x Narrow single 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 (307)

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  • Older style family bach

    Older style family bach. More than adequate for our needs. Was clean and tidy. Excellent contact with owner with house instructions.

    Jude E. Jan 2019

  • Cosy Bach

    Cosy Bach. Loved the location. Lots of trees and birds. The Bach has everything needed for a comfortable stay. Close to the lake and the visitors centre. It’s a wonderful area to explore and I hope to be back sometime.

    AnnaS891 100%|4x Jan 2019

  • Great stay in typical turn of the century bach

    Great stay in typical turn of the century bach.

    hansen 100%|4x Jan 2019

  • Great house close to the lake

    Great house close to the lake

    michox530 100%|2x Dec 2018

  • Wonderful waking to the morning bird song

    Wonderful waking to the morning bird song. The cottage is like stepping back into the past. Memory of days gone by. Tidy and comfortable. Everything you need. Secluded yet sunny. Enjoyed our stay. Thanks Bernie & Hugh

    Bernadette L. Dec 2018

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