Home away from home
I moved to Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti which is where my Maori grandmother, my kuia comes from. I am of Te Arawa descent. These are the Rotorua people. My koro on my father's side is from Northumberland and my kuia is from Ullapool, a McLean. I worked as an osteopath and naturopath for many years. I write about our wildlife in Aotearoa in order to bring it to one's consciousness so that we understand how to look after Papatuanuku - Mother Earth. I am a Maori Spiritual Warrior foremost. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and connections. I am currently renovating a tiny cabin and planning and designing a TINY HOUSE ON WHEELS.
candng815 purchased this House in 2016
Why candng815 chose Rotorua
I chose this property because my grandmother's people are from Rotorua. I wanted to be close to my family and my wider whanau. My great grandmother and great great grandmother were early pioneers in the Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village, just a block away. There I can cook my food (although I've not done it yet and have only tasted my neighbours - yummy) in the village's dedicated cooking hot pool. That food is incredible to taste. I really appreciate the way the GUIDES are so realistic and authentic when hosting our manuhiri, our visitors.
What makes this House unique
Pohutu Geyser, Whakarewarewa Maori Village, Te Puia a short walk away. Redwood Forest with a secret I would like you to find out. But you have to do it at night. GEOTHERMAL activity - Honey Pai Cottage is in close proximity to the famous Pohutu Geyser, which drifts across the road, so you will smell the sulphur for sure!. You can also see the plumes of steam rising up in the distance - a geothermal wonderland. FOUNDATIONS - Rotorua is a volcanic town and our homes and buildings are built on pumice. These are fine porous tiny little pebbles. They transmit vibrations readily so when a truck goes by, the house may shake. It's definitely not a quake, it's just a truck. So just hold on and enjoy the ride. Mauri ora!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Thank you so much, we had a lovely stay at Honey Pai Cottage. The cottage was very clean and welcoming and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The spa pool is great too. Candice is so friendly and nothing was too much trouble for her if we needed to txt or call her during our stay. We hope to stay again in the future.
Lovely house, very convenient location.
The house was very clean and nicely arranged.
Candice made the house very welcoming and answered texts very promptly.
Lovely house in a great location to Redwoods Forest
Well presented house in which the owner has put a lot of thought into making your stay as comfortable as possible.
Great location for riding in the redwoods forest and the secure under house storage was ideal for keeping the bikes in. The added luxury of the hot tub was wonderful after a day exploring Rotorua!
Only downside to the property is that it is close to a busy road and the passing trucks (which start pretty early) shake the whole house.
Otherwise we had a great stay in this property and would recommend it to others.
Enjoyed our stay in this well appointed property
Great location, close to the Redwood Forest
Great location, close to the Redwood Forest. It has a nice big fenced yard for the dogs. It was awesome to have a hot spa at the end of the day as well.