Peaceful, tranquil, cottage - rural outlook

Cottage | Rotorua Township | #8388

9.2/10 (19 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Only a very short walk from 4 major tourist attractions
  • Quiet, peaceful, rural outlook

Relax in our homely cottage in a great location. Enjoy a tranquil rural outlook whilst having the convenience of major tourist attractions and fast food outlets within easy walking distance.

Unwind in comfort and soak up the calm in our home away from home. French doors off both the lounge and bedroom allow for great indoor/outdoor living and the deck is great for kicking back and enjoying a spot of sun with your favourite drink (without the smell of sulphur)!

The Cottage Downstairs is situated close to Mitai (an awesome attraction highly recommended if you are looking to experience Maori culture), Rainbow Springs with The Big Splash, OGO, Glass blowing art Studio, and Skyline Skyrides (leave the car at home; stroll down the road to catch the gondola, luge down the mountain, wine and dine and walk home!). The Cottage Downstairs is also handy to a quality butcher, green grocer and dairy – not to mention several fast food outlets: Burger King, McDonalds, Wendy's and KFC, oh and not forgetting a convenient BP for all those Wild Bean Café Coffee lovers all within easy walking distance or a short car ride.

We live on the same block of land, in a cottage on the top level of the property, where there is parking space for only one vehicle for The Cottage Downstairs. You may see us as you come and go, otherwise it is private. There are a number of wide concrete steps (as the name suggests) leading down to The Cottage Downstairs on the lower level. This makes it unlikely to be suitable for anyone with mobility problems; or for people who travel with large heavy luggage.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Limited vehicle parking - one vehicle only. No wheelchair access. Maximum of 4 persons.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Lounge

    1 x Roll-away bed

  • Master Bedroom with Queen Size bed

    1 x Cot

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)

*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 (19)

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  • Nice private property

    Nice private property. Really enjoy our stays here

    LeanneCl1 100%|5x Apr 2015

  • Our family really enjoyed staying at "The Cottage Downstairs"

    Our family really enjoyed staying at "The Cottage Downstairs". It had everything we needed and was very clean and peaceful. Francina, Ian and family are super friendly and respectful of the space. The few minutes drive into Rotorua and the walking distance to Skyline was awesome for us. This is a practical spot for mountain bikers who want to ride Skyline! Definitely would recommend to friends and family.

    CarolineDe6 100%|3x Apr 2015

  • It was nice to come back on our return trip home

    It was nice to come back on our return trip home. Everything we needed and even some extra toys for the little one. Thank you very much.

    KerstinG 100%|6x Jan 2015

  • We enjoyed our stay in the cottage and had a good time

    We enjoyed our stay in the cottage and had a good time. Everything we needed was provided. We looked forward to coming back in the new year. Thank you very much!

    KerstinG 100%|6x Jan 2015

  • Lovely, very clean, comfortable house

    Lovely, very clean, comfortable house. Perfect for us and our toddler. Great location, off the State Highway but felt like a rural location. Within walking distance to the Skyline and Rainbow Springs. Short drive to shops and takeaways.

    sanden662 100%|10x Jan 2015

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