Quality, Lake Front Accommodation "new to this site"
Cynthia and Joe Kouwenhoven
- english, mandarin
About Cynthia and Joe Kouwenhoven
Moving to Rotorua in July 2017 was an awesome lifestyle change for our family. Having three young kids, 4, 6 and 8, a girl and two boys, it has allowed us to enjoy more outdorr activities like Mountain biking, water activities on the lakes and only a few hours to the ski fields to name just a few. An absolute change for the better.
Cynthia and Joe Kouwenhoven purchased this Chalet in 2016
Why Cynthia and Joe Kouwenhoven chose Kawaha Point
Location, Location, Location. It seems that everything is only 5 - 10 minutes from our property to virtually anything in Rotorua.
What makes this Chalet unique
Formally Owned by famous NZ Movie star Temuera Morrison 8850 sq metres of lakeside property with impressive Views, Grotto style pool, fountains running into the pool, poolhouse and entertainment area opening up on to decks that look out onto Lake Rotorua and across to Mokia Island, it is incredible!! Paradise next to Lake Rotorua where you can launch you water toys, and boat directly off our beach Fire pit for that evening camp fire feel with friends, family and kids Peaceful surroundings that at night are stunningly and quiet and peaceful Big open flat land that you can play on with everyone or extend that play out onto the reserve Picnic area with amazing views all located on our property And so much more ........
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
No Shoes Inside please
No Cooking of strong smelling foods
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very clean and cozy.
Quick stay at a great location
Must get back in the summer time. The spa was great. My daughter made me have a dip in the pool.... Middle of winter... Freezing!
A lovely retreat
We stayed here in July and had a lovely time. I travelled with my mum, daughter and husband and the layout was perfect for us with the two bathrooms and extra toilet too.
The bedrooms were comfortable with nice linens.
My daughter loved the giant spa in the cabana and the host families animals.
The hosts were lovely.
We look forward to staying again.
Absolutely beautiful place
The house was immaculate, and the property was just gorgeous. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful pool with us - just had to take a dip even though it wasn't really warm enough for it! The double glazing, smart tv, pod coffee machine (with pods provided), and the welcome basket were all icing on the cake! The king size bed was a little too firm for our tastes, but the singles were so comfortable and all the linen was so snuggly. The owners were completely respectful of our privacy, but very warm and welcoming. Thank you for hosting us!!
Amazing hospitality, beautiful location
We had the most fabulous stay at Gemini Lodge and our only wish was that it could have been longer. From the moment we arrived the welcome was perfect and the little touches for the kids made them feel special and at ease. Joe, Cynthia and their family provided such a high level of hospitality that we all felt completely at home.
The lodge is incredibly comfortable, very well equipped and tastefully decorated. So many little extras, often missing when travelling, were all there including cooking spices, a fully stocked pod coffee machine, dishwasher/washing powder.
The lake views, spa pool and swimming pool are stunning and although the swimming pool was a bit chilly at this time of year it was still enjoyed!
My eldest daughter felt it was a slice of paradise and now wants to emigrate!
We found loads to do to keep us occupied in Rotorua and could have easily spent longer. We loved the Tree walk, the Luge and visiting Eat Street.
There was an option to pay to do an exclusive boat trip to visit the hot pools at Lake Rotoiti which was an amazing experience and great fun, Joe was a fabulous host.
Would highly recommend staying here and we hope to do so again in the future.
We had an absolutely amazing time at Joe's and Cynthia's property last week. What a remarkable place and gracious hosts! The house was absolutely perfect: clean, comfortable and with all the amenities one may need. Cynthia and Joe were so welcoming, we had unrestricted access to the entire property, pool, hot tub, and the lake shore (where every morning you could encounter black swans who gladly swim to the shore to be fed). Joe and Cynthia even welcomed us with a basket full of snacks and a bottle of wine. It was also a great experience for our kids, who enjoyed playing with Samantha, Daniel, Jacob and their doggie Piper – they particularly enjoyed jumping on the trampoline and the bone fire evening with s’mores. The place is worth every penny! Would love to come back again and visit in the future : )