Experience "rural peace" on a 25 acre working farm with panoramic views over lake Rotorua. Meet the animals. View clear night skies. Wake to spectacular sunrises and birdsong in the trees. Only 15 mins drive to the city. Enjoy the privacy of a 2 bedroom cottage with a piano and all the amenities of home. Just 6 mins drive to Hamurana springs, lakeshore walks or Ngongataha village with all services and some of Rotorua's major tourist attractions - Agrodome, Zorb, Mitai Village, Skyline Skyrides.
Guests live completely independently in their own 2 bedroom, self catering home during their stay.
Your hosts are available for friendly advice, fellowship and assistance in the neighbouring house only a few metres away. Guests have their own fully equiped Kitchen with fridge and freezer. There is a cold water washing machine and clothes line. 2 bedrooms, one with Queen sized bed and extensive lake views, the other a twin bedroom with 2 single beds. A dining area and lounge with colour TV, DVD. player and Piano. The cottage is heated by a Heat pump and for those guests who enjoy the romance, a wood burning stove.
This is a rural property and farm with gardens and fields for our guests to explore.
We have quiet rural roads at our gate or the lakeshore for running, jogging and walking.
The cottage is private and solely for the use of the guests who book it.
There is a BBQ if required and possibly free range eggs from the farm.
Interaction with guests
We are experienced travelers who spend 4 months a year cycling and boating throughout Europe. We know that at times guests just like to stop, relax and be themselves. Your hosts have 24 years of tourism experience in Rotorua and are available to pass on local knowledge when required.
Other things to note
We can help plan your stay during or before your arrival.
This is a rural property 16 Kms from Rotorua city.
It is 6 minutes drive to Ngongataha village where there are all services that you could need. Guests will require their own transport to stay at our property.
This is self catering accommodation and available for the exclusive use of the guests who book the Cottage. All bedding is provided.
Remember to stock up on food items before you arrive. Last shops are in Ngongataha village.
This is a private home where everyone respects each others privacy.
Friendship and courtesy is offered to all guests.
Sorry no parties. Alcohol consumption in moderation please.
Accommodation for Children under 2 years at the time of stay should be requested prior to booking. Well behaved children are welcome, however this is a farm and peaceful family home. For safety reasons children should be accompanied by an adult if out and about on the property.
This is not a place for noisy children to explore and roam on their own.
All children 2 years and older at the time of stay are chargeable and should be entered on the booking as additional guests.
Sorry we do not allow pets.
Please consider future guest use when deciding what food to cook. Strong spicy or fishy smells can remain long after guest departure.
Future guests do not appreciate lingering past cooking odours.
Smoking is not permitted indoors or near the main house.
We have recently retired after owning a busy camping ground in Rotorua for 24 years. We still enjoy camping and bicycling throughout Europe every summer. We have bicycled and walked thousands of kilometers to experience the best of Europe. We would like to welcome guests to our piece of paradise in New Zealand and help them to enjoy the best of this region. Here you will find true peace, no traffic noise with a wonderful night sky.