16 January 2018 | Written by Jessie Riley

Top 10 Rotorua Holiday Homes 2017

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We’ve put together our top 10 most popular Rotorua holiday homes from 2017. Recently named as one of the top destinations to visit for 2018 by the New York Times, Rotorua is a must visit! For local knowledge and tips on some of the best things to explore in the area, check out our Insiders Guide to Rotorua Central and Lakes here

1. Magic Tarawera – Lake Tarawera

Magic Tarawera, Lake Tarawera Holiday Homes

10+2 People | 4+1 Bedrooms | 3+1 Bathrooms | Wifi | Pet Friendly (Outdoor Only) | From $385 per night

Magic Tarawera has great views of Lake Tarawera and Tarawera Mountain. The house comfortably sleeps 10. The cottage (approximately 50 metres from the house) is able to be booked in addition to the main house and is able to accommodate a further 2 guests. This layout is ideal for 2 families to have their own space while holidaying together.

This home has all the modern conveniences to keep you entertained on those rainy days. Chill out with a DVD, or keep cosy in front of the fire. Enjoy a days Trout fishing in the crystal waters of Lake Tarawera, swim at the small beach alongside, and sunbathe on the jetty at the end of the day!

Launching facilities and boat hire are a short distance away at Boatshed Bay. Swimming and sunbathing can also be enjoyed at the long stretch of swimming beach between Rangiuru Bay and Stony Point. Or simply relax in the fantastic outdoor living area which includes a spa pool where you can relax and enjoy the views!

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2. Lakefront Escape – Lake Rotoiti

Lakefront Escape, Lake Rotoiti Holiday Home

6+4 People | 2+2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $445 per night

This bright and inviting holiday house enjoys a stunning lakefront position and includes a boat ramp and jetty. Relax lakeside and take in the peaceful vistas!

The warm and relaxed modern open plan living leads onto spacious decking where you can dine al fresco with a view. Enjoy the sunshine right on the lakes edge, or wander to the jetty.

When you are not relaxing lakeside you are just minutes from the local store for holiday supplies, and for the keen golfer you are an easy drive to the golf course. Everything you require for an amazing escape awaits at this tranquil holiday house!

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3. Lakeside Tranquility – Lake Rotoiti

Lakeside Tranquility, Lake Rotoiti Holiday Home

10+2 People | 3+2 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Pet Friendly (Outdoor Only) | From $200 per night

This peaceful lake escape boasts stunning lake views and is a perfect escape from reality.

A spacious 2 storey home which includes an open plan living downstairs with views out across the lake. This flows onto an ideal outdoor setup, offering the perfect spot to enjoy the stunning scenery!

Staying at Lakeside Tranquillity allows you to relax and soak in the peace and quiet from the deck as you take in the view. Or head out to enjoy all that Lake Rotoiti has to offer. This property has its own jetty just metres from the deck that is available for use during your stay.

This is an excellent lakefront base to explore the many activities within the Rotorua area or just to get away from it all and relax!

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4. Lakeside Stone Villa – Lake Rotorua

Lakeside Stone Villa, Lake Rotorua Holiday Home

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

Enjoying a prime lakefront position at this modern and spacious retreat, this is an excellent option for up to 14 guests.

This home includes well appointed open plan living downstairs. A second living area ensures ample room for your group. Stay toasty indoors by the gas fireplace and admire the views, or enjoy the patio for BBQ’s and uninterrupted lake views!

Everything you need for a refreshing lake escape is on hand… Relax on the patio and take in the scenery, enjoy walks around the lakefront, or head into town just a 10 minute drive from your door.

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5. Lakeside Hideaway – Lake Rotoiti

Lakeside Hideaway, Lake Rotoiti Holiday Home

6+6 People | 5+1 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Wifi | From $260 per night

Positioned just 80 metres from the lakefront, this well presented home is the perfect option for families and couples with everything you need for an ideal lake escape!

This 3 level Lake Rotoiti holiday home includes generous open plan living. There is ample room for your group to relax and unwind, with a fireplace for toasty winter retreats. Enjoy views to the lake from indoors, or set yourself up on the deck for cruisy summer living. A second lounge and fireplace on level 3 ensure an excellent option for your group to enjoy space and comfort!

Set among native bush, this lake haven offers the ultimate in peace and privacy. Enjoy easy indoor / outdoor living with a BBQ for classic kiwi summers. For days on the lake you are mere moments from the waters edge, or head into Rotorua City a 20 minute drive away.

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6. Havana Lakeside – Lake Rotoiti

Havana Lakeside, Lake Rotoiti Holiday Home

6+6 People | 3+1 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Wifi | Pet Friendly (Outdoor Only) | From $290 per night

Enjoying a brilliant lakefront position, Havana Lakeside is a 3 bedroom Lake Rotoiti holiday home plus a studio. This fun lake base is perfect for a range of different groups, with sleeping for up to 12 guests!

This Lake Rotoiti holiday home includes bright and funky open plan living in the main house, with peaceful lakefront views. Stay snug indoors and relax by the fire, or set yourself up outdoors for fantastic kiwi summers by the lake. The waters edge is just moments from your door for days on the lake! You can fish, swim, water-ski, or simply admire the scenery!

Everything you need for a refreshing Lake Rotoiti escape is on hand.

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7. Lakefront Getaway – Lake Rotorua

Lakefront Getaway, Lake Rotorua Holiday Home

3+4 People | 3+1 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Wifi | From $185 per night

Enjoying an absolute lakefront position, this low key getaway is an awesome option for your next Rotorua holiday!

This Rotorua holiday home enjoys laid back open plan living with views to the lake. Stay cosy indoors and admire the views, or relax on the deck with peaceful surrounds and uninterrupted lake scenery!

This is a relaxed, tranquil setting for your lakefront stay, including a thermal hot tub. Plus, you are right in the heart of Rotorua, making this an easy option for exploring everything on offer at Lake Rotorua.

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8. Piece of Paradise – Lake Rotorua

Piece of Paradise, Lake Rotorua Holiday Home

10+4 People | 4+3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Wifi | From $285 per night

Piece of Paradise is a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom absolute lakefront holiday home which includes a private beach and 2 bedroom self contained unit. Offering stunning views with easy indoor/outdoor, this home is ideally situated, close to the Luge and Paradise Springs.

The open plan living, dining, and kitchen area in the main house are situated downstairs, with french doors opening onto generous decking… Relax outdoors with gorgeous lakefront vistas!

There is plenty of room to relax and unwind at this lakefront home; Laze on the deck soaking up the sun and gazing at the views, or head out for days on the lake. For more activities, you’re 5-10 minutes away from Rainbow Springs and other activities!

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9. Western Panorama – Rotorua City

Western Panorama, Rotorua City Holiday Home

10+2 People | 7 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Wifi | From $285 per night

Enjoying an elevated position to capture town and lake views, this spacious lake base is the perfect option for extended family groups.

There is plenty of room to unwind indoors with spacious open plan living. A heat pumps ensures year round comfort. The living area flows onto the deck for summer weather, which offers an ideal spot to admire the panoramic views.

Everything you need for a comfortable home away from home awaits at this Rotorua holiday home.

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10. Grand Vue – Lake Rotorua

Grand Vue, Lake Rotorua Holiday Home

6+9 People | 3+2 Bedrooms | 2+1 Bathrooms | Pet Friendly (Outdoor Only) | From $180 per night

With sleeping for up to 15 guests, this is an ideal base for a large group holidaying together!

This Kawaha Point holiday home has a spacious lounge upstairs that opens to the kitchen and dining area. There is ample room for your group to relax, including light and sunny living spaces with a view to the lake!

Enjoy the close proximity to local amenities and attractions, or simply relax with your group at home.

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