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!
Make your stay an enjoyable and memorable experience utilising the generous areas, both internally and externally, providing ample room to relax and soak up your own space. Feel the stress melt away.
At night you can hear the soothing lake water lapping against the shoreline. All the mod cons you could ask for including unlimited free high-speed WiFi and Netflix for everyone's entertainment. Looking to entertain without a screen? There is a recessed area on the front deck with leaner and stools, a dart board and table tennis and air hockey tables in the garage and kayaks to use out on the lake!
The property also incorporates a separate bedsit with its own en-suite, mini fridge to provide additional privacy and space for extended family/friends. This fourth bedroom is located off the front covered deck which connects to the main house. Newly painted exterior, interior, new wooden flooring and renovated bathrooms as well as a log fire and gas water heating, roofed pergola over the front deck have been recent modifications/additions designed to enhance your comfort and pleasure.
Very conveniently positioned to Rotorua's attractions and facilities, shops and cafes without the sulphur smell! If you and the family are up for an adventure, nearby you will find Skyline Luge and Gondola, Rotorua Canopy Tours, Agrodome, Agroventures, ZORB, Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, Adventure Playground, OGO, Amazeme, Agrojet, Mitai Maori Village - just to name a few!
Escape to the lake and make your holiday a memorable one, at Parawai Lakehouse Sanctuary!
- Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Single Bed, 1 Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Double Bunk, 1 Bunk Bed
- Bedroom (Level 1): 1 King Size Bed
- Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
- Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
- Bathroom 3 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower over Bath, 1 Toilet
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.
As the property has unfenced access to the lake, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.
Please note that bedroom 4 is located in the detached bedsit outside the main house.
- Air conditioning
- Driveway (private)
- Family Friendly
- Fenced (fully)
- Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
- Fridge / Freezer
- Hair dryer
- Heat pump
- Heater (electric)
- Heater (wall)
- High chair
- Ironing board
- Mobile cellphone Reception
- Parking (off-street)
- Parking (on-street)
- Pool / Billiards table
- Rice cooker
- Washing machine
Guest reviews for Parawai Lake House Sanctuary / Absolute Lake HouseWe encourage reviews. Our review policy.
CatherineStayed October 2021
Our three families of 6 adults and 5 children aged 10-15, spent the most perfect weekend at The Lake House. Superb weather helped but the house itself provided ample and very comfortable accommodation for the 11 of us. The games room and the kayaks were a real bonus and the ease of using them all was welcomed- eg plenty of table tennis balls and bats, darts etc. All in all this house provided everything we needed and more. Location, space, comfort and facilities were excellent. We have such happy memories of our stay at Parawai.
GregStayed October 2021
Amazing Location on the lake. Quiet, private and and stunning views waking up to sunrises over the lake. Perfect setup for families or larger groups with plenty of space for all. Place is kitted out with kayaks, dartboard and games tables to keep both the adults and kids entertained. Surprisingly close to a lot of the local activities and just an ideal all round spot to stay. If we are ever back up Rotorua way we will definitely be booking this place again. Thanks again for providing the perfect stay for our holiday away.
raghdaStayed July 2021
We had a great stay .The view is amazing .The house is warm ,clean ,spacious and well maintained.The location is close to many attractions.We will definitely book again.
IvoStayed July 2021
A well set up home with plenty of space for our trip with three families. Amazing sunrise views over the lake and fell asleep listening to the waves on the shore.
SharnieStayed June 2021
Large spacious home ideal for groups/large families set down the end of a long tree lined driveway. The home was well heated even during colder nights with heaters in each room, heat pump and fireplace which was stacked with wood ready to go. Lake front view was spectacular and very relaxing. Playground/park near by and local four square was handy for supplies when arriving late.
TessStayed June 2021
Beautiful location and property I’ll definitely be back
NatashaStayed May 2021
Excellent property, views are amazing, right on the lake, lots of space, everything you need at the property, so clean, excellent check in check out. Lots of parking ... loved our stay and certainly will be back Thank you
KevinStayed May 2021
Quiet, perfectly located for privacy and right on the lake. The morning sunrise out of the windows is superb.
JaneStayed March 2021
Excellent location, perfect size for our group of 6 friends, everything we needed and more
MichaelStayed February 2021
Very happy with stay. Location is great..
CassandraStayed January 2021
A beautifully situated home away from home. Located conveniently close to all the local tourist attractions but far away enough from the hustle and bustle of city life to ensure a good nights sleep!
LeeStayed December 2020
Nice time out house with lake at your door step.& things to do.
JuniorStayed December 2020
Great view of lake and amazing accommodation for our big family.
raviStayed September 2020
We'll be back
AnnaStayed May 2020
Great host, beautiful location plenty of space for family to unwind and relax
GlennisStayed December 2019
A lovely property. The children loved the kayaks. Would love to come back.
NicholasStayed December 2019
Great venue with kayaks, games and activities available to entertain all ages. Great location with good accessibility to local attractions and a private and peaceful lakefront setting.
TracyStayed November 2019
Great location, clean and welcoming, enjoyed our stay
KarleneStayed October 2019
Down the end of a long drive right next to the amazing Lake Rotorua hides a beautiful place called the Parawai Lakehouse Sanctuary. Our stay was awesome and the beds and "added on" linen was perfect and clean. We went away for a girls trips and the outside areas were perfect places to catch up. I would highly recommend this place to friends
Anne-MarieStayed October 2019
A lovely house in a stunning location with great facilities to keep all members of the family happy. Would happily go back for another stay.
SusaStayed September 2019
Fabulous location,quiet and private,plenty of space for the whole family,we loved our stay.
MichelleStayed September 2019
This is a very family friendly property. A huge house with tons of room an amazing games room and the kayaks were used by our whole group!!
CushlaStayed September 2019
Great views and a great place
JacintaStayed August 2019
We had a great time staying at this property, it was perfect, so peaceful and our kids loved the games room and kayaks. We would definitely look to stay here again if we were coming back to Rotorua. Its worth the money so much better than staying in a hotel/motel/holiday park. We definitely miss waking up to that beautiful lake each morning!
HelenStayed August 2019
Very spacious and well laid out house. Fabulous fire for our winter visit and great waterfront location. Linen we hired was good quality Overall, highly recommend.
PetraStayed July 2019
We lived our stay. It had everything we needed travelling with children. It had lots of space and so much to keep everything entertained. Great location too.
JarredStayed June 2019
Excellent place to stay
SueStayed June 2019
Lovely property, stunning location very helpful assistance will stay again
JulieStayed June 2019
An amazing place to stay. Loved being able to get up in the morning and have breakfast by the water. It was so clean and everything the website said about this place was spot on. Will definitely be coming back.
JosieStayed April 2019
Fabulous house in an amazing lakeside position. The best equipped kitchen I’ve stayed at. Great kayaking in the beautiful autumn sunshine
AaronStayed March 2019
Amazing house, beautiful views loved by all of our group which ranged in age from 46 to 3 years old. Kayaks are a bonus.
kristineStayed January 2019
Was really a sanctuary. Very private, and wonderful being so close to the lakefront. very safe for the children as the lake is very shallow for a long way out. We enjoyed the kayaks. A wonderful stay for our extended family and heaps of room. Thank you for sharing your special place. The children loved the wildlife.
LizStayed November 2018
This place was as lovely as it appeared in the photos and fully worth the price. well equipped and maintained in absolutely beautiful natural surroundings, completely hassle-free check in and check out procedures, made for an absolutely wonderful holiday just wish we could have stayed longer. My only caution is that only two of the bedrooms are suitable for older people
JulieStayed October 2018
The property was perfect for our stay, it provided plenty of outdoor shelter, plenty of beds, lots of fun activities and the setting was idyllic. We all thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful spacious home and would be keen to do it again soon. Thanks so much.
LesleyStayed October 2018
Great spot right on lake front. 8 adults 2 boys all enjoyed the kayaks and games tables. House was lovely had everything we needed.