- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
24 Customer Review(s)
“Beautiful property, very comfortable place to stay.”
Loved being able to head down the lawn to the lake for a swim and how quiet and peaceful it was. Thank you for having us, we will be back!
Loved being able to head down the lawn to the lake for a swim and how quiet and peaceful it was. Thank you for having us, we will be back!- Rachel, February 2024
“It was a delight to meet Ngaire and we thouroughly enjoy the stay at this lovely property.”- Karen, September 2023
“Wonderful stay at beautifully presented, comfortable property in a great location.”- Greg, July 2023
“Great house and superb location.”
Warm and a homely setup. Would have been nicer to have more privacy from the owner (who lives in the house right beside with no fence in between) as we felt as though we were bring monitored and couldn't relax. Oven is very small so can't cook much in there, sandwich press stopped working and BBQ ran out of gas. Other than that, a pretty cool spot.- Hemi, June 2023
“Excellent place to stay.”
Comfortable, clean & tidy, quiet. Loved it. Ngaire is a darling and a wonderful hostess. Would stay again in a heartbeat. Thank you Ngaire.- Cheryl, April 2023
“The property was amazing.”
Ngaire, thank you so much for your hospitality and for opening up your wonderful paradise to me and my little family. We really enjoyed our time away. THANK YOU. We will be sure to visit again. Bachcare - very disappointed with your lack of service, misrepresentation and follow up after our stay. Your advertisement says pets allowed, we paid a supplement pet charge and linen hire. I checked a couple of days prior to ensure our dog could come with us, only to be advised via email the day before that unfortunately this particular property doesn't allow pets. We also arrived and there was no linen or towels available. I attempted to call however no answer. Since staying I've called Bachcare numerous times, to which I haven't had an answer. My emails haven't been answered either. We won't use Bachcare again. Disappointing.- Victoria, April 2023
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay. You will be pleased to know we are currently addressing the issue you raised and we apologise for any inconvenience that occurred. Thanks again Bachcare
“Our family of 5 absolutely loved our stay at the cottage.”
It was homely and cosy with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The host was friendly and helpful. Everything was clean and tidy. We would highly recommend!- Kris, March 2023
“A tranquil and beautiful location in a private area of Lake Tarawera.”
Rainbow Cottage is the most well appointed rental accommodation we have ever stayed in with every comfort provided and lovely welcoming touches in all the rooms.. Ngaire, our hostess, is truly delightful and made our stay very special. We would love to return one day to spend a longer period enjoying the cottage and the beautiful gardens and to take time to explore the surrounding area.- Alison, March 2023
“We had such a great holiday here and would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family.”
It has everything you need, the location is perfect and the hosts were delightful and so accommodating.- Chantal, January 2023
“We loved the place and the owner, definitely we will be coming back.”- Pilar, December 2022
“My family and I had a wonderful two-night stay at Rainbow Cottage.”
The cottage was spotless, the beds we comfortable, and we had a lovely time meeting the cottage owners. I'd like to extend our thanks to Ngaire and Neil, on behalf of myself and my family, for such a hospitable stay.- Veronica, December 2022
“Beautifully decorated and sumptuously comfortable, this was the kind of holiday home you dream of.”
The beds were lovely and soft and everything we needed was there. The lake was at the end of the private road the bach is on, so we were tempted to swim in mid winter. We loved it, thank you!- Rose, July 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.- Sian, March 2022
“Very peaceful retreat from everyday life.”
Lovely helpful owners on site. Well appointed and comfortable place to stay. I will return again. Lynda- Lynda, February 2022
“Wonderful friendly hosts.”
Beautiful location. Perfect accommodation. Going back in February with our boat.- Leigh, December 2021
“It was a perfect couple of days of R & R.”
Our hosts were awesome.- Peter, November 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- Gaye, 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.- Warren, October 2021
“Very clean accomodation and an excellent location for those who love boating and the outdoors.”- David, December 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.- Lynda, June 2020
“Great venue and lovelyvarea”- Tim, March 2020
“Great place, lovely owners, definitely recommend to all”- Richard, September 2019
“Very relaxing place to stay.”
Close to the lake and boat ramps.- Barry, September 2019
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.- Drake, September 2018
- Bedroom 1: Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom 2: 2 x Single Beds
- Studio: Double Bed, Single Bed
- Bathroom 1: Shower, Hand Basin, Toilet, Towel Rail
- Living, Dining
- Oven, Hobs, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Toaster, Kettle
- TV, DVD Player, Wi-Fi
- Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer
- Sorry, no smoking
Our linen service will provide all sheets, pillowcases, towels, bath mats, and tea towels for your stay. We’ll also make up the beds for you prior to arrival and strip them down after your departure. Pillows and duvets are provided at the property.
Te Miro 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. Te Miro 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 Te Miro 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. Te Miro Cottage has direct access to Lady's Bay - a secluded sandy bay with jetty and mooring facilities. There are 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 for both boats and vehicles. Come and enjoy the fantastic proximity to the lake at Lake Tarawera... For a refreshing lake holiday, Te Miro Cottage is a cute and cosy getaway!
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. Please note that the wifi is intermittent due to the location.
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 the use of the fixed mooring and jetty can only be made with the property owner on Site. The use of the mooring and jetty cannot be pre-arranged.
"Please note a bond may be charged at certain times of the year. One of our team members will contact you if this is required for your booking."
About the location
A 20 minute drive from Rotorua will take you to the stunning landscape of Lake Tarawera. Former home to the pink and white terraces before the Tarawera Eruption, Lake Tarawera has an interesting geography explorable by boat and foot. The lake is well known as an excellent fishing spot for trout, as well as being perfect for boating activities and walking tracks. All of our Lake Tarawera holiday homes are pre-inspected prior to your arrival and are ready for instant online booking.