Mountain Cottage Retreat - peaceful setting, great views and children discounted

Cottage | Rotorua Township | #21366

9.8/10 (173 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Great location for those who want to have easy access to Rotorua attractions but prefer a semi-rural location-Situated on the slopes of Mt Ngongotaha.

From the large deck the views are across the city to the Whaka Forest (home of well-known mountain bike tracks) and takes in surrounding landscapes - including Mount Tarawera.

The property is set in approximately three quarters of an acre which is being gradually developed into gardens. A very peaceful setting with bush clad Mount Ngongotaha as a backdrop.

Children stay FREE. This applies to pre-school and school aged children belonging to the family staying. Only applies to families living in New Zealand. Children from families living outside New Zealand pay NZ$10.00 per night. Currently the booking system cannot show this discount when making a booking enquiry - you need to ask for this discount when making your enquiry which will then allow us to change your quote to reflect the child discount.

The Cottage is a 1960s original with comfortable furnishings.

In addition to the Cottage there is a double garage with an attached sleep out. This is has a double bed and armchairs and is perfect for additional guests or as a place to escape to unwind and read. For those who prefer activity - in the garage there is a table tennis table ready to use.

A portable cot is available for use if required.

The Cottage sits on the east side of Mt Ngongotaha. During the winter months the mountain casts its shadow over the Cottage by mid-afternoon. Nevertheless the Cottage remains warm and cosy with electric heating and a pellet fire. During summer months the Cottage enjoys all day sun.


Basic pricing is for two adults. Additional adults are NZ$20.00 per person per night. Two night minimum stay. Smoking allowed outside only

Linen (sheets, pillowcases and towels) is NOT included in basic rental price. Guests are encouraged to bring their own. However these can be provided by the owner for NZ$8.00 per person per stay. All other bedding IS provided as part of the basic rental.

Cleaning. Self Cleaning on departure is EXPECTED - everything needed for this is at the cottage. However if you require owner to clean there will be a charge of NZ$60.00. (Please advise us when you make a booking request if you require linen or the cleaning service)


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Main Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Sleepout

    1 x Double 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 (188)

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  • We really really liked this place

    We really really liked this place. Such a sweet little cottage with amazing views, and incredible garden and everything we needed in the house. The kids loved the tramp, toys, swings, basketball hoop and table tennis! We hope to come back on our next trip to Rotorua!

    Sinead L. Feb 2019

  • Roger is a great host and we found welcome gifts of flowers...

    Roger is a great host and we found welcome gifts of flowers and blueberries straight from their beautiful garden waiting for us on arrival! Comfy beds and plenty of space for little ones (who loved playing on the swings and trampoline in the garden). Fantastic view from the house and garden, nice and peaceful location while only being 5min drive out of town. Thoroughly recommended!

    Kerry L. Feb 2019

  • Lots of amenities to keep the kids happy, beautiful gardens

    Lots of amenities to keep the kids happy, beautiful gardens. Just far out of the hustle and bustle of Rotorua, but only 10 minute drive to most attractions.

    Louise H. Jan 2019

  • We had a great stay - the cottage was cosy and comfortable

    We had a great stay - the cottage was cosy and comfortable. The garden was amazing and so were the views. It was brilliant being able to see the steam rising from the geothermal areas / see the lake and the mountains and sunrises over town. There were heaps of things to do at the house although we spent a lot of time out and about. Our host was lovely and everything went very smoothly. Highly recommended!

    Michelle L. Jan 2019

  • We Absolutely loved this property and the owners! Everything was exactly as...

    We Absolutely loved this property and the owners! Everything was exactly as described with a few extra surprises of family and child entertainment. This property is maintained with love and care and the gardens were slices of heaven. A well built solid home that was warm and secure with everything you could possibly need and want. Thank you Roger for the warm, professional and quick communication to arrange a stay and the caring welcome on arrival. Can't express how much we loved our stay enough!

    sheryl m. Jan 2019

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