Stunning, 290 sq m minimalist designed lake house

Bach or holiday home | Lake Rotoiti | #6070

9.5/10 (16 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 11 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Expansive views from the front deck
  • Only a 30 second walk to a secluded private picnic lakeside area
  • Bach designed in a minimalist fashion for relaxed, holiday feel.

The Retreat is a 290 sq m architecturally designed house and was built in 2007 in a minimalistic, open plan style. It is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate 2 families. The lake house has a holiday ambiance so that you can feel relaxed and peaceful. A newly added games room will keep children and adults alike entertained.

It is perched on a bush clad hillside so you feel as if you are literally floating above magnificent Lake Rotoiti. The sunsets viewed from the large front deck will truly take your breath away. Direct access to the Lake (1 minute walk) to a private beach. Perfect for children as is shallow and generally protected from the prevailing wind.

Only a 20 mins drive from the many attractions of central Rotorua yet far enough away to feel you are in another world. Only a 7 min drive to Hell's Gate and 12 mins to the airport.

Special conditions: Smoking is allowed outside only. Same with pets - outside only please. We also have a 20% cancellation fee should you be unable to fulfill your confirmed booking.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Canoe(s)
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dinghy
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk Room

    5 x Bunk bed
    1 x King single bed

  • Guest Bedroom

    1 x Cot
    1 x Queen bed

  • Main Bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • Rumpus Room

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $60.00 per stay (required)
  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 5 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
First High Season
09-Dec-16 to 19-Dec-16
$325/night $325/night
2 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Year Tarrif
20-Dec-16 to 03-Jan-17
$395/night $395/night
4 night minimum stay
First High Season
04-Jan-17 to 09-Dec-17
$325/night $325/night
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (53)

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  • Superb spot and great house set up

    Superb spot and great house set up. Great dealing with Emily Jane.

    GarethK 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • Lovely property right on the Lake, awesome views

    Lovely property right on the Lake, awesome views. All the facilities required, warm and cosy. The 10 minute drive along the pot holed track was unfortunate but not a deal breaker. Would definitely consider staying again if in the area.

    HelenBa31 100%|1x Oct 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for lovely review. Unfortunately, the forestry road into the bach often suffers during the winter months due to the Rotorua rain!! It is due to be re-graded in the 2nd week of October so sadly, you did experience it at its very worst! Glad it hasn't put you off for another visit!

    Emily-Jane 100%|58x

  • Stunning views and loved the games room!!

    Stunning views and loved the games room!!

    Kerry97 100%|1x Aug 2016

  • Excellent set up for groups or families

    Excellent set up for groups or families. Not in town so 10-15 minute drive if you forget the milk, however we enjoyed the location and scenery (fabulous views of lake Rotoiti.) The games room is a bonus on rainy days, might pay to bring your own darts. We look forward to going back in the warmer months.

    Dianne Douglas 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • Great views, space and facilities

    Great views, space and facilities.

    jameld650 100%|3x Jun 2016

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