Back of Beyond Cottage - Lake Rotoehu Holiday Home

Pongakawa Valley Road, Lake Rotoehu, Rotorua

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  • 6 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi
  • Pet Friendly Outdoor Only


Resting among the hills and only a minutes walk to the tranquillity of Lake Rotoehu, you can almost hear rainbow trout jumping in the water at sunrise - Welcome to Back of Beyond Cottage. Set in a quiet residential community this is the perfect getaway for a couple or small family.

There's nothing better than arriving home from a day of exploring to a subtly lit and peaceful space. Imagine lighting a fire and settling into the cosy couches, unwinding from the hustle and bustle of life and recharging those batteries.

In the morning wake up to the dawn chorus of native birds, take advantage of how close you are to the lake and head out early for some fishing. Better yet, sleep for as long as you need to, and take the chance to replenish your reserves.

The home features comfortable double beds, the second bedroom of which can be split into 2 singles, to accommodate family groups.

The Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, decks and fully fenced large yard. You'll have use of the must-have BBQ for classic kiwi dinners fresh off the grill and of course, WiFi is on hand to keep you connected.

It is a very peaceful area, great for Trout fishing, swimming or water skiing - plus, this Lake Rotoehu accommodation is a mere 10-minute walk from natural hot springs!

Enjoy the lake and make this holiday count - Back of Beyond awaits!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Double Bed
  • Sleepout (Level 1): 1 Pull out bed, 1 Double Bed

Bathroom Configuration

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

Pet Friendly

Yes Outside only.
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

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

All guests should take extra care on the deck as there is no barrier to prevent falls. Children should be supervised in this area.

Please be aware the sleepout at this property is accessed externally and the bathroom is inside the main dwelling.

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 - please check before your trip.


  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Back of Beyond Cottage

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Stayed June 2022

Wonderful cottage for a very relaxing stay. Great having the fenced space for the dogs - such a bonus. The fire was particularly useful as the weather was very cold. Very comfortable beds. Very well equipped. However we had a power cut (the whole road) which highlighted the need for an alternative cooking medium as the cottage is fairly remote. We hoped to use the BBQ however it was filthy and appeared not to have been cleaned at all and in fact the gas had run out too and we were not in a position to get anymore. The power did return and all was well but something needs to be considered. The wall heater in the second bedroom also did not work just so you know. We had a great time and hope to go back but please address our comments. Many thanks.

Stayed April 2022

Great little cottage.

Stayed January 2022

This property was perfect for us! It was clean, cosy and the section was perfect for our dogs and 1.5 year old (completely fenced and secure). Lake Rotoehu is just there, and also only a stones throw from Lake Rotoma which is stunning.

Stayed November 2021

Couldn’t possibly find anything positive to say except for platoon.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback about your recent stay, Wayne. We are so pleased you enjoyed the location but apologise that your experience on this occasion was not as we would have liked for you.

Adrienne Joy
Stayed April 2021

The holiday Bach was clean and tidy and very comfortable. Having the internet was a great bonus. The setting is beautiful and we could see the lake from the verandah.

Stayed March 2021

Cute little cottage. Just right for a couple or small family. We were very impressed with the number of power points available. Easy to charge up phones, etc. Lovely bathroom.

Stayed January 2021

Perfect little hide away to explore the Lake District.

Stayed November 2020

We really enjoyed our stay in this classic Kiwi bach. Beautiful remote location, handy to the soda hot springs down the road. Clean and tidy, the kids enjoyed it which makes for a smooth stay! Would recommend to others.

Stayed September 2020

We had a lovely time. Older style bach with the simplicity we were after. Warm and cosy with the fire going. Spacious yard nestled in the trees

Stayed July 2020

A really nice house that was quiet and warm. Loved the fire place. The yard was fenced in which was great for our dog. The Soda Springs hot pools down the road were awesome!

Stayed January 2020

We enjoyed our stay in that very quiet place.

Stayed November 2019

Perfect for if you’re wanting to get away for some peace and quiet

Stayed October 2019

Great contact by Bachcare, property exceeded expectations. Manager met onsite to go through everything. Fantastic location also. Definitely recommend

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