Rotoiti Cottage - St Arnaud

Bach or holiday home | St Arnaud | #4523

8.4/10 (59 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 0 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 - Telecom
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Toddler safe
  • TV

Bed layouts

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
01-Dec-15 to 14-Dec-15
$80+/night $80+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night;

Reviews (169)

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    100%|1x Nov 2015

    Peace and quiet. A perfect place to retreat to and enjoy the pristine beauty of our country. Birdsong was huge at sunrise.
  • ZeeanBr1
    100%|3x Nov 2015

    A cute / cozy cottage (it warmed up real fast with the fire in the evening) with everything we needed right down to pen and paper for keeping track of the dart's score. Will be back over the winter for some snow and skiing!
  • slader23
    100%|1x Oct 2015

    Loved the rustic charm of the place a real kiwi bach , loved waking up to the birds singing easy walk to the lake. If you want a place to just get away from it all this was it.
  • dazyndara
    100%|1x Oct 2015

    This cottage is the perfect kiwi bach! Fire was nice and toasty, beds comfy, and in such a great location we could walk down to the lake or up to the Peninsula walk. Heaps of birds, and amazing stars. Definitely recommend for a Rotoiti getaway! :D
  • ChrissyCo6
    100%|3x Oct 2015

    Loved the stay here in this 'historic' cottage. After booking we received a rather ominous set of instructions, however when followed, all made sense. A wonderful place to stay with plenty of firewood and a fantastic hot shower.
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