Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Guests can feel free to wander in the large garden or laze in the hammock under the weeping cheery tree and use the large deck off the main house.
Please note that there is no smoking in the Kottage at all times ( outside okay) …see more
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Distance approx 0.75 miles from Hamurana Show on Map
Beautiful view, very well kept grounds, and appreciated the kayak by the lake. Little further from Rotorua activities than we'd like, but preferred the amazing view over the further out location. Th… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 60 km; Great for children of all ages ;
*Expansive views over Lake Rotorua to Mokoia Island with stunning sunrises worth waking up for*Very quiet location, peaceful and private with no traffic noise and clear starry skies at night*Large section for boats with plenty of off street parking and room for kids Cof …see more
31 Aug 2015
"Wonderful vacation home with an awesome view"
My husband, son and I had the most wonderful time in this beautiful home. Carey and David are excellent hosts and made us feel welcome and warm right from the start.
The house is very comfortable, s… More
Thank you for your valued feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our neck of the woods. It was lovely to have you here and we were sorry we couldn't wave you goodbye on the day you left. The house, garden and the view will be waiting whenever you can make it back to visit us. Thank you for choosing our house for your holiday. Best wishes, Carey and David
7 Jan 2015
"A fantastic place to stay"
Great location a few minutes out of Rotorua with space for the kids to play. A most amazing view out over Lake Rotorua. Lovely little cottage with very nice furnishings.… More
Thank you so much for your valued feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us :-)
4 Jun 2014
"really nice location"
A really nice spacious house with a million dollar view. Very private but close to amenities and short drive from the city.… More
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again some day.
"Nice House, Great Property, Some Issues for some folks"
My wife & I are 63 and we stayed a week here with our son, new grandson (8 months) and our lovely daughter in law. First I must say that we are Americans and are used to.. ok, spoiled by American prop… More
We booked this place through Bachcare.co.nz We had a great time here. Arrived to the most amazing view of the sun setting over the lake.
It was beautiful and clean and had absolutely everything w… More
We enjoyed our stay at this cozy B&B. There is only one unit...but you do have plenty of privacy and quiet. The hosts are lovely people and the breakfasts were ample and very yummy. We had fun playin… More
We stayed at Millhaven for a week and were blessed with a gracious hostess. She took time to walk through her gardens, which were still quite impressive in the winter. She talked to us about names o… More
8 Jul 2013
"Great vacation rental!"
The cottage was cute and clean and has all of the modern amenities you could want. The owner, Janice, was super friendly and you can tell she and her husband take a lot of pride in their property and… More
Thank you for your kind comments, Natalie. We enjoyed meeting you too! Hope you have a great time travelling through New Zealand. Regards, Janice and Emanuel.
26 Feb 2014
"A dream hideaway"
Wonderful hosts, living their dream and generously sharing it with others. Quaint cottage with all amenities, awe inspiring gardens and impressive river along the backyard. A retreat to relax and insp… More
We enjoyed our stay here very much. About 10 min. drive from downtown which was fine for us. Right on the shores of the lake, the kids enjoyed paddling and kayaking and was super safe as the water is … More
28 Nov 2015
"Beautiful oasis overlooking Rotorua across the Lake."
This was a very comfortable place to stay and the owners have gone to great lengths to try and help their guests. The owners live upstairs and it is totally seperated so you have your own space. The l… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
If your looking for lots of activites to do and a great base to do them from this is the place for you. The holiday home is completely equipped with everything you would need with extra items like the wavewalk kayak. The location is excellent right on the lakefront. …see more
Distance approx 6.71 miles from Hamurana Show on Map
We booked the place for three nights hoping to have a short and relaxing holiday, however the house is situated very very close to a busy road and the planes landing at Rotorua airport go just above … More
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Sleeping up to 8 people, Aorangi Peak House is a 2 story cottage with 4 bedrooms that includes 2 en-suite rooms, separate toilets, showers, a lounge, and a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. …see more
2 Jan 2015
"Qwerky with a brilliant view"
Stayed here at the beginning of May with two girlfriends. It was expensive, but ok split between the three of us. Fabulous views made this place worthwhile, especially the sunrise. But it did need som… More
14 Dec 2015
"The view makes this place!"
The view is the reason to stay here! We stayed as a family and overall enjoyed our stay!
It certainly is an INTERESTING place, when we arrived there was no one to let us in, but the owner was keen … More
23 Dec 2015
"Million dollars view..."
We stayed at this property overnight as a part of the family tour, all of us agreed that the view from the property is incredible...you cannot get it from anywhere else in the area.
Sadly, just lik… More
Our first stay in NZ was one the Best. Mountain biking retreat wow what a cozy place. Perfect kitchen hall dining linen facilities and location and instructions. .Would go again and stay
Here agai… More
23 Jan 2016
The house was not quite as clean and fresh as it appeared in the photos.
We arrived to full and smelly rubbish bins and the floor was not adequately vacuumed. The couch had crumbs - I assume from pr… More
"Perfect, everything we needed was provided and the location was a bonus"
The communicaton was excellent from the start with the owner, Jason. The key pick up instructions were perfect and communication leading up to and during our stay was perfect and very mind settling wh… More
8 Apr 2015
Our family consisted of 5 adults and a pre school aged child. The rooms were excellent in size, storage and functionality.
Both bathrooms were clean and tidy, the main bathroom had a bath as well.
30 Mar 2014
"Perfect for Redwoods fun"
Stayed at this house on Lynmore Ave just 200m from Redwoods forest visitor centre entrance. Shorter even if u duck in at the top of the road! So superb location. The house was nice and roomy. Good siz… More
Tihi Retreat is by far the best place that I have ever stayed. It has amazing views over all of Rotorua and is equipped with the newest and smartest equipment that I have ever seen. Steve has gone to … More
2 Dec 2014
"This could be Richard Bransons pad!"
Perched on a hill top with 270 degrees unobstructed views of the lake and mountains in a quiet residential cul de sac, this is a true relax and rejuvenate retreat. With piped music all over the house … More
A lovely place with a warm and welcoming host. A short distance from all the main Rotorua attractions (geysers, Maori village, Redwood forest, blue and green lake) and a worthy location of itself. The… More
20 May 2015
There are two things I miss the most when I travel: a home-cooked meal and a good hot shower. Carol offers both and much more. The facility is perfect. It feels very self-contained and private. Th… More
Thank you for your review! We love hosting people, and hearing about their travels and their lives. Making you feel at home with some "real food" and a warm welcome is simply a pleasure!
Between the 4 of us the house was more than enough it felf like we literally had a floor to ourselves. The place was exactly how it was advertised but the view, was amazing overlooking the lake, we c… More
We're glad you enjoyed your stay, the views really are terrific!
For holiday rentals book this home through Bachcare.
9 Jun 2014
"Up in the Trees"
Spectacular views. Fantastic house. Has all you need for a large group.
We went down for the Rotorua Marathon with two families (3 young kids).
Huge house with plenty of room for 8+ people.
Magic Tarawera is a fantastic place to holiday. We stayed 1 week with family and friends. Plenty of room for everyone to spread out. We also booked the self contained cottage at the end of the pr… More
Hi there, thanks so much for your feedback. We are glad you had a great holiday at Magic Tarawera, it really is a fantastic property!
We appreciate the feedback provided regarding cleaning cloths, and will ensure some are supplied for future guests. We will also pass on your feedback regarding pots/pans/utensils for the cottage.
5 Jan 2016
"Lives up to its name"
We had a perfect Christmas at this place. It really is magical.
The house is so well suited for an extended family holiday, it was homely and well stocked, we just walked in and relaxed.
The view is… More