Rotoiti Cottage - St Arnaud

Bach or holiday home | St Arnaud | #4523

8.6/10 (69 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
High Season
15-Feb-16 to 28-Feb-16
$90+/night $90+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night;
Low Season
29-Feb-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
$90+/night $90+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night;

Reviews (179)

Stayed here? Add a Review

  • robertla3
    100%|1x Feb 2016

  • ZeeanBr1
    100%|3x Feb 2016

    Our second stay in this bach, cozy but comfortable with everything we need. We'll be back in the winter to catch some snow!
  • janell22
    100%|6x Jan 2016

    great little bach. older but very tidy with great services and fantastic location. very peaceful plus visit from local weka a huge bonus :)
  • DavidLa10
    100%|2x Jan 2016

    The property had all we needed for our second holiday at this bach. The area is my favourite place so we hope to be back again.
  • NicholasGr2
    100%|2x Jan 2016

    Close to the lake, easy to get to on foot. Well provisioned bach. Very charming and authentic older holiday home with many modern comforts. Plenty of sleeping acommodation. Would stay again.
From $80 NZD per night
Select your dates for a quote

About the Owner/Manager, davirk855

Member since Jul 2007

Profile image
View profile