Rotoiti Cottage - St Arnaud

Bach or holiday home | St Arnaud | #4523

8.7/10 (86 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
27-Jul-16 to 14-Dec-16
$80+/night $80+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night;
High Season
15-Dec-16 to 28-Feb-17
$95+/night $95+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night;
Low Season
01-Mar-17 to 27-Oct-17
$80+/night $80+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night;

Reviews (196)

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  • Cute, quirky Bach, cosy and comfortable, thank you very much

    Cute, quirky Bach, cosy and comfortable, thank you very much.

    rebeccawh10 new member Jul 2016

  • Lovely wee bach

    Lovely wee bach. The fire did a nice job of keeping it warm. Great to have a place that we could take the dog.

    RikiS619 new member Jul 2016

  • Great to stay in an original kiwi bach

    Great to stay in an original kiwi bach. Cozy warm with excellent fire and plenty of wood. Everything available for a relaxing few days.

    CateW397 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • Great location , lovely cottage

    Great location , lovely cottage

    JanC7975 100%|2x Jun 2016

  • Great wee bach in lovely location

    Great wee bach in lovely location. Fire warmed house and kept us cosy all weekend. TV, games, puzzles and books allowed us all to have a lovely relaxing time. Lots of beds, warm blankets and hotties! We had a relaxing time with a few walks, sliding on the ice, watching the eels. Really enjoyed being able to take our dog with us, as he doesnt get to come on holiday often. David was also great checking in with us via text that we had made it and everything was ok. Super house and super service.

    RebeccaK13 100%|2x Jun 2016

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