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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Check in time 1400hrs
Check out time 1100hrs
No excessive noise, spa pool use or guests after 10pm
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.
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.