Rotoiti Cottage - St Arnaud

Bach or holiday home | St Arnaud | #4523

8.5/10 (55 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 0 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok


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

Reviews (165)

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  • ChrissyCo6
    new member 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.
  • foodmgmt
    100%|2x Oct 2015

    Excellent location, within walking distance of everywhere @ Rotoiti. For our purposes it was great - winter, cold and the house heated up quickly with the good fire. Limitations for summer renting would be the lack of outdoor living area yet, though outdoor areas look as if they're under development. We liked the family atmosphere with the kids' drawings etc on the walls.
  • AnnieLo2
    100%|1x Sep 2015

    Handy to walks - close to Visitor Centre, nestled in the bush - giving a sense of privacy.
  • MaegenB7
    100%|1x Aug 2015

    great location next to lake, Visitors Centre and shop. the heating of the fire was awesome!
  • IslayT
    100%|2x Aug 2015

    We loved our stay here. It was a real kiwi batch. The fire heated the place up quickly and the kids loved sitting around playing games. It has everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Thanks very much.
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