Rotoiti Cottage - St Arnaud

Bach or holiday home | St Arnaud | #4523

8.6/10 (78 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
30-Apr-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 30-Jul-17
$80+/night $80+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night;

Reviews (188)

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  • Bregjev4
    new member Apr 2016

    Lovely cozy hideaway, with a good wood stove to keep warm in colder months. Close to walks, shop and information center.
  • sarahpowell
    0%|1x Apr 2016

    Quiet location near ski fields.lovely cottage with good amenities.great wooden features and furniture. Great electric blankets....a little bit of effort to sort out water etc but otherwise very positive.great price too
  • paulin798
    100%|6x Apr 2016

    A quintessential NZ bach. Very cosy and quaint with lots of history.
  • melier991
    100%|2x Mar 2016

    Fantastic kiwi Bach, great location, will definitely stay again
  • AnthonyHo9
    100%|1x Mar 2016

    Great spot. Easy to get around town and the lake front.
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