Willowmere cottage. Absolute lake edge.

Bach or holiday home | Ngongotaha | #6697

8/10 (12 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Our cottage, on the Western shores of Lake Rotorua, is only 8kms from Rotorua City and it's attractions. An acre of park like grounds provides plenty of off road secure parking and plenty of space for children to play. A safe sandy beach, kayaks, dinghies and fishing tackle make this an ideal holiday retreat. The cottage is spacious, well equipped and comfortable. It has a modern bathroom, full kitchen facilities including two fridges/freezers and microwave, a walk-in store room, wood burning fire, T.V. VCR, DVD, Sky TV, CD player, washing machine, gas BBQ, fish smoker and free wifi.

Wanting to accommodate a larger group...3-4 families? See our advertisement for Willowwood Retreat. Maybe the two houses combined will suit your holiday needs...

Ngongotaha village is 5 mins away. It has a post office, wine shops, a supermarket, a hardware shop, bakeries and dairies, a service station, a tavern etc.

Local attractions are plentiful... trout fishing, Agrodome, Agroventures, Zorb, Rainbow Springs, Horse riding, Fish and Game Trout Hatchery, Wingspan, golf courses, mountain bike trails, etc.

Special conditions:

In place of a bond, we require credit card details prior to your stay. The card will be verified and then held securely until after your stay and no charges will be made to your card without advising you by phone or email.

Professionally laundered hotel standard linen and towels provided.

Please note that use of the sleepout is on request only.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$90.00 per stay); Linen (included); Wifi (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Attached lounge

    1 x Narrow single bed

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x King bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (13)

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  • Perfect location, wonderful sun

    Perfect location, wonderful sun. Rooms are a good size with fantastic flow from living areas to backyard and lake. A slight negative is the low hot water pressure in the sleepout shower. We had a wonderful time and would love to go back again.

    vinosh186 100%|7x Apr 2018

  • Loved the location (just over 10 minutes to the city) loved the...

    Loved the location (just over 10 minutes to the city) loved the privacy and having our own bit of lake front (kayaks everyday despite the dodgy weather), the house was comfortable and had everything we needed. The only negative was we were a bit put off by ants in a couple of internal walls and a dampness problem in the sleep out.

    DavidDo7 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • So lovely to stay on the lake

    So lovely to stay on the lake. Weather wasn't fabulous for our visit but we did manage to get out on the lake for a paddle in the kayaks provided. Really pleased we decided to stay here instead of in the town. We were only 5 or 6 minutes drive away from Rotorua but it felt like we were far from a city. Probably should have stayed longer to get all that the area has to offer. Would definitely stay again. Girls loved being in the sleep out section and everything was set up very nicely for us

    JacquiRo13 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Loved the accommodation, close to water, had everything we needed! Definitely be back

    Loved the accommodation, close to water, had everything we needed! Definitely be back

    ShelleyBl6 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • The houses location is very great – privat access to the lake...

    The houses location is very great – privat access to the lake and stunning view over lake Rotorua. You can get to Rotorua within 15 minutes of driving. The house itself is old and needs a bit of maintenance here and there but overall it’s a great holiday accommodation ! Highly recommend it!

    MiraW411 100%|3x Jan 2018

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