Parawai Lake House Sanctuary / Absolute Lake House - Rotorua Holiday Home

  • 12 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi


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!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • 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 Configuration

  • 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.

Special Conditions

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
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (electric)
  • Heater (wall)
  • High chair
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Parking (on-street)
  • Pool / Billiards table
  • Port-A-Cot
  • Rice cooker
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Parawai Lake House Sanctuary / Absolute Lake House

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Stayed 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.

Stayed 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.

Stayed 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.

Stayed 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.

Stayed 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.

Stayed June 2021

Beautiful location and property I’ll definitely be back

Stayed 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

Stayed May 2021

Quiet, perfectly located for privacy and right on the lake. The morning sunrise out of the windows is superb.

Stayed March 2021

Excellent location, perfect size for our group of 6 friends, everything we needed and more

Stayed February 2021

Very happy with stay. Location is great..

Stayed 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!

Stayed December 2020

Nice time out house with lake at your door step.& things to do.

Stayed December 2020

Great view of lake and amazing accommodation for our big family.

Stayed September 2020

We'll be back

Stayed May 2020

Great host, beautiful location plenty of space for family to unwind and relax

Stayed December 2019

A lovely property. The children loved the kayaks. Would love to come back.

Stayed 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.

Stayed November 2019

Great location, clean and welcoming, enjoyed our stay

Stayed 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

Stayed 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.

Stayed September 2019

Fabulous location,quiet and private,plenty of space for the whole family,we loved our stay.

Stayed 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!!

Stayed September 2019

Great views and a great place

Stayed 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!

Stayed 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.

Stayed 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.

Stayed June 2019

Excellent place to stay

Stayed June 2019

Lovely property, stunning location very helpful assistance will stay again

Stayed 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.

Stayed April 2019

Fabulous house in an amazing lakeside position. The best equipped kitchen I’ve stayed at. Great kayaking in the beautiful autumn sunshine

Stayed 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.

Stayed 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.

Stayed 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

Stayed 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.

Stayed 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.

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