Kauri Cottage - Lake Rotoehu Holiday Home

Tombleson Road, Lake Rotoehu, Rotorua

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  • 7 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • Wifi
  • Pet Friendly Inside Welcome


Welcome to Kauri Cottage on Lake Rotoehu! This beautiful holiday home is perched on the lake’s edge overlooking Otautu Bay in a hidden corner of paradise.

Staying at Kauri Cottage will be no ordinary lake trip! Located just half an hour away from Rotorua surrounded by plenty of forests and the sea not being too far away as well, this home is perfectly placed to experience the full range of activities that New Zealand has to offer. At the same time, if you are looking for a conventional lake trip, Kauri Cottage will provide all that you may need from your holiday with plenty of comforts and amenities to keep you happy.

The home itself features 2 spacious bedrooms with Queen and double bunk beds in the main house plus a sleepout with an ensuite. The rooms seamlessly flow together from the bedrooms into the kitchen and living room. On sunny days, open up the sliding outdoors and step outside to enjoy the weather, stepping down to the outdoor garden. The lake’s edge is just touching distance away! Dress up in your swimwear, hang your towel up outside and simply stroll across the lawn into the lake!

Waitangi Soda Springs is just around the corner, with a great set of lakes to explore such as Lake Rotoma, Rotoiti and Rotorua. The surrounding mountains in the Rotorua area provide plenty of things to do such as seeing waterfalls, engaging in water sports and exploring the many hot water springs that are dotted around.

Kauri Cottage is a comfortable holiday home guaranteed to find your happy place!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Double Bunk
  • Bedroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Sleepout (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed, 1 Pull out bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Pet Friendly

Yes Inside.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $23 for up to two pets will apply.

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

As the property has direct access to the lake, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.

Please note that there is only intermittent mobile phone reception at this property due to the remote location.

Please note that pets are allowed inside the house but must stay off the beds and furniture.

Please note: Lake Rotoehu is not suitable for swimming during certain periods of the year. Water quality in the Rotorua Te Arawa lakes is monitored all year round. If levels of toxic algae are too high a health warning will be issued by the Rotorua Lakes Programme. The monitoring locations and latest results can be viewed at https://www.rotorualakes.co.nz/health-warnings. - please check before your trip.


  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Parking (on-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Kauri Cottage

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Stayed June 2022

Nice place, except no hot water in sleep out shower rendering the property only having one bathroom

Stayed April 2022

Great property for stay front of lake and I feel relax on my stay I love it

Stayed February 2022

average condition

Stayed January 2022

Awesome batch in a serene setting. Very comfortable. We loved our stay and will be back for sure!

Stayed January 2022

Fantastic Bach with easy access to the water and air conditioning to make things comfortable inside. Awesome to be allowed to bring a pet with secure fencing. Don’t expect mobile phone signal (but can get 2 bars within 100m walk) and couldn’t get wifi to work… but not a bad thing on holiday, mind you.

Stayed November 2021

Fabulous place to stay, the location and house are great, but be aware there is an alarm, make sure you get the code!

Stayed January 2021

Found the property very clean, well appointed and an excellent position on the lake. The only pity is that the algae bloom does affect being able to undertake water sports and swimming, but it is clearly noted on the website and Lake Rotoma is only a matter of minuted away.

Stayed December 2020

The place was exactly as the pictures showed, awesome place to stay!

Val Gyde
Stayed December 2020

Pros: the bathroom, kitchen were pleasant and usable, the bedroom we used was very comfortable and clean. Lake Rotoehu is a small but nice, quiet community and the proximity to the lake is great for people interested in fishing and boating. It is also not far from some of the top regional walks in the Bay of Plenty too. Cons: Although public wi-fi is available the service is quite hit-or-miss for mobile phone and TV coverage. The bach windows need a serious clean. The stove, and the back steps also need urgently replacing.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback Val. We are happy to report that the oven has been repaired and is in full working order and we have re-checked the back steps. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the location of the house and hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Stayed July 2020

Such a fantastic place to stay, great for family and friends it has great heating with a lovely fire or heat pump to warm you up, nice clean and tidy and such a comfortable stay with lovely beds, the lake has a nice walk or if you have a fishing license you can catch yourself some trout you won’t need to go anywhere!!

Stayed September 2020

This was an amazing stay!

Stayed March 2020

Absolutely amazing place - more than enough sleeping space and wonderfully peaceful.

Stayed February 2020

A lovely peaceful spot with lake views. The house was tastefully decorated and had the addition of a separately contained area which was great for teenagers. About 1/2 an hour drive from Rotorua, so take this into account when planning your stay.

Stayed January 2020

Lovely place, very peaceful

Stayed December 2019

Great location and a great house in lovely condition. There is no table of any sort in the house, so other than a bench with 3 bar stools there is nowhere to eat unless you sit on a couch (no coffee table either). Kitchen needs some more basics.

Bachcare replied

Thanks for your review Anna. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time at Kauri Cottage. We've passed on your feedback regarding the tabe (or lack thereof!) to the owner for review. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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