11 December 2018 | Written by Scott Martin

Our Top 10 – Lakefront Holiday Homes of 2018

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New Zealand is home to some spectacular lakes in both the North & South Islands.

We have compromised a list of our Top 10 Lakeside Holiday Homes that not only boost some magnificent views, but also have everything you need to enjoy a blissful holiday by the water.

1. The Lakehouse – Rotorua

8+2 People | 5 Bedrooms | 4+1 Bathrooms | From $600 per night

The Lakehouse is a 5 bedroom 5 bathroom Lake Rotorua holiday home. Positioned on the lakefront with direct access to the lake at Holdens Bay, this spacious and well appointed holiday home is the perfect option for family stays, with a spa pool, games room, and uninterrupted lake views!

View the full listing for The Lakehouse here

2. 32 The Point – Whakamoenga

9 People | 2+2 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | From $540 per night

32 The Point is a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom Acacia Bay holiday home. Enjoying an amazing position with stunning bush, lake, and mountain views, this unique holiday home offers a peaceful and private escape at the lake! Unwind in comfort and admire the stunning outlook from the living area, or set yourself up on the deck for BBQ’s with tranquil bush and lake scenery. This a truly magical spot to soak up the sun and views.

View the full listing for 32 The Point here

3. Lakeside Stone Villa – Kawaha

10+4 People | 6 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $420 per night

Lakeside Stone Villa is an upmarket 6 bedroom, 2 bathroom Lake Rotorua holiday home at Kawaha Point. Enjoying a prime lakefront position plus free Wi-Fi, this modern and spacious retreat is an excellent option for up to 14 guests. This is a fantastic option for couples and families, with a bathroom on each floor to complete your holiday set up.

View the full listing for Lakeside Stone Villa here

4. Havana Lakeside – Lake Rotoiti

6+6 People | 3+1 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | From $290 per night

Located in the main house at this Lake Rotoiti accommodation, bedroom 1 has a queen bed. Bedrooms 2 and 3 both have 2 single bunk sets each. For larger groups, the self-contained studio is an ideal option with a king bed – enjoy lake views from bed! To complete your cruisy holiday set up, there is 1 bathroom plus an additional shower room and toilet in the main house, and 1 bathroom in the studio.

View the full listing for Havana Lakeside here

5. Lakefront Villa – Queenstown

2+2 People | 1+1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | From $270 per night

Enjoying stunning lake and mountain views, Lakefront Villa is a 1 bedroom Queenstown lakefront holiday home with Wi-Fi. This modern, well-appointed haven is just the ticket for a self-catered Queenstown hideaway, only 1.5 km walk into town!

View the full listing for Lakefront Villa here

6. Parawai Lakehouse Sanctuary – Rotorua

6+6 People | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | From $265 per night

At the end of the rambling driveway, you will find unobstructed views of the lake creating a lovely sanctuary on Lake Rotorua water’s edge! Warm and well heated, spacious and accommodating, Parawai Lakehouse Sanctuary will make your holiday one to remember!

View the full listing for Parawai Lakehouse Sanctuary here

7. Waipapa Cottage – Kuratau

4+2 People | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | From $285 per night

Waipapa Cottage is a holiday home dreams are made of! Enjoy a luxury Kurutau stay with Wi-Fi and breathtaking lakefront views over the majestic Kaimanawa Ranges. Waipapa Cottage has been newly renovated and boasts a designer kitchen, open plan living, luxury bathroom, heated outdoor shower, sunny deck and a state-of-the-art saltwater spa pool.

View the full listing for Waipapa Cottage here

8. Tarawera Lakefront – Lake Tarawera

8 People | 2+1 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $510 per night

This Lake Tarawera holiday home includes bright and well appointed open plan living in the main house… Unwind by the fire and admire the uninterrupted lake vistas, or set yourself up on the deck for al fresco living when the weather is warmer. Everything you need for a refreshing and comfortable stay is on hand!

View the full listing for Tarawera Lakefront here

9. Laze by the Lake – Lakefront Rotoiti

8+4 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2+1 Bathrooms | From $190 per night

The minimalist and trendy open plan living faces the main attraction – the panoramic view of sparkling Lake Rotoiti will take your breath away! Living and dining at Laze by the Lake is a free-flowing area with huge bi-fold doors opening out to the expansive deck overlooking the lake – a magic place for sundowners. You’ll love having your very own picnic table for summer breakfasts, lunches and dinners, before heading out for hours of fun on the water.

View the full listing for Laze by the Lake here

10. Lakeside Spa Estate – Rainbow Point

6+6 People | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | From $410 per night

This upmarket Rainbow Point holiday house includes modern open plan living, with ample room to relax, unwind, and admire the pristine vistas. Two heat pumps plus a gas fireplace are on hand for toasty winter retreats, or make the most of the well-appointed outdoor living areas for ideal summer stays.

The living area flows onto the front deck where you can soak up the sun and lake views, or step onto the rear deck where a BBQ, a second gas fireplace and a spa pool with a view of the lake complete your al fresco set up!

View the full listing for Lakeside Spa Estate here




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