Flat screen tv and great sound system. Our house in the background.The lovely spa area...

Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The Summer House is located in Rotorua, nestled in the private and secure back garden of our property in the peaceful neighbourhood of Tihi-O-Tonga.
5km to central city,1km to mountain bike tracks and geothermal attractions.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £14
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

The Summer House is a spacious (40 square metres) self-contained, architecturally designed studio with simple yet stylish décor.
During your stay, a self serve breakfast is provided in your kitchen for you to eat at a time that suits you. The studio also has a well equipped kitchen if you wish to cook your own meals or use of a bbq or weber. Rotorua has many good restaurants we can recommend, and most only a few minutes drive. Linen and towels are provided and also Wifi, tv and stereo and washing machine. The bed is a very comfortable queen size bed.There is a two seater sofa and an armchair for you to relax in.
The landscaped garden and private spa area is a lovely place to relax while listening to the tuis and other birds.
Our neighbourhood is quiet and safe and as we are situated on a hill and free from most of the sulphur smell! There is only one road in so there is also very little traffic.
Just a few meters down the road is the best view in Rotorua which overlooks Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. It is at the start of the Rotorua Tree Trust which is a huge area planted and landscaped with lovely walks.
Rotorua is a fantastic place to visit. There is so much to do and it is like no other place in New Zealand. Being in the central North Island it is also very well located to visit other areas.
If forests,beaches,mountains, lakes,tramping, biking, bushwalks,geothermal hot springs, luging, ziplining, experiencing maori culture, wildlife, wining and dining, skiing, rafting, relaxing (to name just a few!!!) sound like you then you better get here! (Most people find they need at least two whole days in Rotorua.)
Your hosts (Jess and Barry) are knowledgeable and passionate about our city and can help you select the excursions and locations which will help you make the most of your time here. We look forward to meeting you.
* special discounts for 5 nights or more please enquire.

Guest access

The spa area and back garden is solely yours while you are staying. You have a separate entry to the studio through a side gate.

Interaction with guests

We like to give our guests as much privacy as possible but we are available for a catch up or to help in any way.

The neighbourhood

Fantastic views out to Mokoia Island and Lake Rotorua. Great walks through the Rotorua Tree Trust. Peace and quiet with very little traffic. Lovely neighbourhood.

Getting around

We are on the local bus route.
Taxis into central city are approximately $20.
Plenty of off street parking.

Other things to note

Please avoid cooking with any strong smelling spices as this can make it unpleasant for the guests staying after you. You are welcome to cook this type of food on the bbq outside!
We keep our cleaning fee low (which covers linen hireage) but it is expected that you leave the studio as tidy as you have found it on your arrival, with dishes done and rubbish disposed of in provided bins thank you.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Check in time 1400hrs
Check out time 1100hrs
No excessive noise, spa pool use or guests after 10pm
No pets
Smoking outside only
Cooking of spicy strong smelling foods not allowed in the kitchen. Bbq ok.
Accommodation is not suitable for children



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

120 Reviews

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Nicola User Profile
April 2017
Wonderful peaceful spot for couples. Near to Rotorua but away from the tourism. What's not to like! Lovely host.

Anna User Profile
April 2017
What a treat, The Summer House was a great place to relax and unwind at the end of a big day. The outlook onto the garden was beautiful, the bed super comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed. It was clean and well presented, we loved the personal touches and to top it all off the spa was so good! Jessica was friendly, helpful and quick to reply to our questions. What a great place to stay.

Julie-Arsène User Profile
March 2017
Beautiful place with a lot of privacy and lovely spa surrounded by a garden. Very friendly hosts and quick-easy communication. Thanks Jess!

Jane User Profile
March 2017
Absolutely fantastic, exactly as described (actually even better). An oasis, I would move in if I could! Very spacious with all modern conveniences. The extra treats in the fridge were an added bonus and much appreciated. We wanted for nothing. A huge variety of things to do in the area as well. Having a rental car is helpful to get around.

Roland User Profile
March 2017
Jessica's place is absolutely fabulous. We truly enjoyed our 2-night stay here. Would return any time.

Michelle User Profile
March 2017
Stop looking and book this place!! Our stay at Jess' place was awesome. The indoor and outdoor living area is spacious, private, beautifully decorated, extremely comfortable and equipped with everything! Jess is very friendly and provided high-quality, delicious breakfast options (amongst other surprises!) in the fridge upon check in. We stayed three nights and wished we could have stayed longer!

Caitlin User Profile
March 2017
Jessica's place was great! The only reason I gave 4 out of 5 is because a part for the spa was being shipped from Australia so we were unable to use it, but that is not a reflection on Jess at all. The place itself is super fantastic, very clean, Jess is great with communication and instructions, it was easy to find, and the location was perfect! This place is basically 10-20 minutes from most of the tourist things to do in Rotorua! Thank you Jess for the delicious brownies and bottle of wine! We would definitely stay here again!

Rotorua, New Zealand · Joined in September 2013
Jessica User ProfileJessica is a superhost.

I live in a beautiful part of the country, in a beautiful part of the world with my husband Barry . I am an artist and in my spare time I love gardening, reading, cooking, watching movies and exploring new places.
I opened The Summer House because I think we have got something really special here . Our little piece of paradise...We love interaction with people but also aim to combine this with discretion and privacy so our guests can enjoy as much peace as possible.

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