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Birch Cottage - Ngongotaha Bach

Waikuta Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua

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


Just a few steps from the sandy lakeside lies Birch Cottage, a holiday home with a charming old-fashioned feel, in a truly exceptional lakeside setting .

Birch Cottage offers easy access to the water, no more than a 1-minute walk to the lake, and is ideal for the family trip away including being pet-friendly. We mean it when we say the whole family can join in the holiday fun!

If you're planning a summer stay, make sure you take the kayaks out on the water and when you get home fire up the outdoor fireplace and BBQ for a classic summer kiwi dinner, al fresco. Or if the weather has you stuck indoors, Birch Cottage comes with a Smart TV and WiFi so you'll have something to help you stay relaxed until the sun comes back out.

Ngongotaha is a wonderful location for fun and adventure with world class fishing, boating and kayaking at your fingertips. With the lake beckoning, the nearby cycleway and the village just a stroll away, there's plenty to keep you busy. At the end of the day, kick back, relax and enjoy the gentle sound of the water lapping up on the shore nearby.

Lock in some family time and relaxation, Welcome to Birch Cottage!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 2 Single Bed, 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed

Bathroom Configuration

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

Pet Friendly

Yes Outside only.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $20 + GST 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 ‘Add-Ons’ 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.


  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (gas / electric)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Parking (on-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Birch Cottage

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Stayed March 2022

Place was nice, good layout and nice spot by the lake. Kayaks a bonus. Bathroom, kitchen and outdoor area a bit run down but overall had a lovely stay. Definitely pack your bug spray though.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback Olivia and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at this fabulous Cottage. The team will address the seasonal bug issue that occurs on occasion at these lakeside locations.

Stayed January 2022

House is average, but has everything you need. Couldn't utilize the deck as too many flying bugs attracted to the light, BBQ is really rustic and made of brick with a grill on top - not ideal for me though. House has WIFI but no one advised us of the password so we could use it, seeing as it was included when we booked the bach. We couldn't get hold of anyone at bachcare to assist us with it either. Cleanliness is a 5 out of 10. Overall, this place is less than a minutes walk to the Rotorua lake - catch the sunrise. 5min from the luge/gondola, 10min from Rotorua centre and 20min from Redwood, 30min from Blue lake. Recommend if your not too fussed about a rundown bathroom and not being able to contact bachcare during your stay.

Stayed December 2020

Excellent service, nice property worked well for our group, lovely location. Would stay again.

Stayed June 2020

LOCATION!!! My family and I could not believe how close the lake was to the house, less than a 2min walk with a breathtaking view. About 15mins away from the city centre, 4 Square and Countdown are also close by for groceries. The house itself is beautiful. Our fave room is the “kids room” - the room near the kitchen. The house is very open, spacious and warm at night. Good communication with the host and easy to contact. My family and I would defs stay again.

Stayed January 2020

The house had plenty of room for the family to spread out, bright and comfortable. Awesome location with the lake only a 2 mintue walk.

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