Rainbow Cottage - Lake Tarawera Cottage

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


Rainbow Cottage is a 2 bedroom Lake Tarawera cottage sitting on an acre of land within a gated community with direct access to the lake. This is the ideal escape for boat and fly fishing enthusiasts!

This Lake Tarawera cottage is situated across from a permanent lakeside residence at Te Miro Point, Lake Tarawera. Rainbow Cottage catches the sun and is naturally warm in the winter, making it an ideal getaway for the keen fisherman. Wi-Fi is available too for all of your holiday snaps (please be aware that due to the remote location service can be erratic). The large Rainbow Trout in the lake are waiting for those looking to spend idyllic days on the water fishing.

As you enter Rainbow Cottage you will find yourself in an open-plan living and dining area. The dining area leads to the cosy kitchen. There is a small bench top oven, with a gas cooker on top and a BBQ is also available. The kitchen leads onto the master bedroom which is fitted with a queen bed. Bedroom 2 is situated next to bedroom 1 and is fitted with 2 single beds. Guests can also stay in the attached Studio Bedroom with external access.

Rainbow Cottage has direct access to Lady's Bay - a secluded sandy bay with jetty and mooring facilities. There's also kayaks and a dinghy available for your stay. Excellent fly fishing is available in the adjacent Waitangi Bay, providing trophy fish for the fly fishing enthusiast!

The property is family friendly with access to 2 safe swimming beaches, as well as a shared tennis court by arrangement. There is ample parking both for boats and vehicles.

Come and enjoy fantastic proximity to the lake at Lake Tarawera... For a refreshing lake holiday, Rainbow Cottage is a cute and cosy getaway!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Studio (Level 1): 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 2 Single 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 the Kayaks at this property are not available during the winter months of the year.

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

There are kayaks available to use during the summer months, but guests must bring their own life-jackets to gain access to these.

Please note that there is another property on site that is permanently tenanted.

Cell Phone coverage is limited in the area. Spark cover the northern end of Spencer Rd.

WiFi is available at this property through a Zenbu hotspot. Guests will be provided with a WiFi card for use during their stay. Only one device per card is able to connect to the internet at once.

Pets are welcome outside! Pets are not to be left inside.

Boat mooring in Lady's Bay: The jetty and fixed mooring are available at the property owner's discretion on a daily basis and subject to availability. Agreement for use of the fixed mooring and jetty can only be made with the property owner on Site. Use of the mooring and jetty cannot be pre-arranged.


  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (shared)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (electric)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Rainbow Cottage

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Stayed March 2022

We had a lovely weekend away. This property comfortably fit our family of 5 and there was plenty of room for our boat. Ngaire and Neil were wonderful hosts. The kitchen is compact, but had everything we needed. Will definitely be back again.

Stayed February 2022

Very peaceful retreat from everyday life. Lovely helpful owners on site. Well appointed and comfortable place to stay. I will return again. Lynda

Stayed December 2021

Wonderful friendly hosts. Beautiful location. Perfect accommodation. Going back in February with our boat.

Stayed November 2021

It was a perfect couple of days of R & R. Our hosts were awesome.

Stayed October 2021

Thank you so much Ngaire and Neil for a wonderful stay. Your property is in one of the most beautiful spots in New Zealand - it was perfect everyone love it

Stayed October 2021

Have no problems recommending this property to others, was a good atmosphere & tidy property. The small walk down to the lake was worth the walk.

Stayed December 2020

Very clean accomodation and an excellent location for those who love boating and the outdoors.

Stayed June 2020

Highly recommend this holiday home. It is comfortable and has everything needed for a great holiday. Great location for fishing,boating and lots of lovely walks on the lake and nearby. Thank you to the lovely owners who make you feel at home.

Stayed March 2020

Great venue and lovelyvarea

Stayed September 2019

great place, lovely owners, definitely recommend to all

Stayed September 2019

Very relaxing place to stay. Close to the lake and boat ramps.

Stayed September 2018

PERFECT GETAWAY! Neil and Ngaire were absolutely wonderful. The cottage was warm and very comfortable. It is set just a couple minutes walk from private water access. Will be back for sure.

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