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Lake edge luxury, The Willows, Rotorua New Zealand

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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
12 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Affordable luxury at Kawaha Point. Lovely, generously appointed two level, 4 bedroom home in a stunning setting - the perfect lake edge family holiday location. The house sleeps up to 12 comfortably so is ideal for two or three families wanting to share a holiday experience and costs. It is also ideal for family reunions, team building weekends, responsible sports groups and business get-togethers. No large, noisy gatherings exceeding 15 people. Please keep noise down after 10 pm in consideration of neighbours. The property features an open plan design with two lounges and access to three separate deck areas. The large deck adjacent to the new kitchen (installed October 2014) has magnificent views over Lake Rotorua and Rotorua City. The rear deck includes a mains gas BBQ area and sp...Affordable luxury at Kawaha Point. Lovely, generously appointed two level, 4 bedroom home in a stunning setting - the perfect lake edge family holiday location. The house sleeps up to 12 comfortably so is ideal for two or three families wanting to share a holiday experience and costs. It is also ideal for family reunions, team building weekends, responsible sports groups and business get-togethers. No large, noisy gatherings exceeding 15 people. Please keep noise down after 10 pm in consideration of neighbours. The property features an open plan design with two lounges and access to three separate deck areas. The large deck adjacent to the new kitchen (installed October 2014) has magnificent views over Lake Rotorua and Rotorua City. The rear deck includes a mains gas BBQ area and spa pool. The garage has gym equipment. The Home Theatre lounge has 65' TV and over 1000 DVD movies. There is a separate conversation lounge or kids lounge with TV and DVD player (with dozens of kids DVDs). The property is private and secluded with beautiful gardens, yet only 3 kms from the central city. It is a short walk to the local dairy and bus stop, about 1000 metres to the gondolas and Skyline Skyrides and approx. 5kms to Whakarewarewa/Te Puia (geothermal attraction). The property has under floor gas central heating and two cosy log fires with wood supplied during winter. All linen, towels and cooking essentials are provided. The house can be fully serviced weekly by arrangement. The house has two car garaging, if needed, and plenty of secure, off road parking. Boat ramps are close by and there is room to park the jet ski or a small boat. A dinghy and kayaks are provided for the use of guests. Wireless ultra speed broadband internet is also provided free of charge for guests. Self contained apartment above garage with internal access has king bed in bedsit/lounge/kitchenette area, separate single bedroom, separate shower and toilet, and is available for an additional NZ$150 per night.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No loud parties other than family gatherings and celebrations. Be considerate of neighbours and reduce noise levels after 10.00pm.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Kerry S
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2011
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

We stayed at the property for a week and found it to be peaceful well kept with plenty of room. There is a canoe that can be used on the lake for the adventurous. The drive way down to the house is quite steep and...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank 668antonys
Reviewed November 19, 2019

We stayed here November 2019, with 2 children and 4 adults, there was so much room with an expansive kitchen, two living areas, dining room and two bathrooms. It was so spacious. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The spa was beautiful, it is situated...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank Flyer525683
Reviewed May 9, 2019

Such a lovely home away from home. Perfect for my large family annual Easter holiday. Thank you Kerry for your lovely home. So much to do and the amenities are endless. The highlights for the kids are the Kayaks in the beautiful Lake Rotorua. Lovely...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank PinoyNewZealand
Reviewed March 17, 2019

Thank you Kerry, We were a mixed group and the sleeping arrangements were perfect to accomodate us all. The 10 runners were over the moon upon arriving. They were out kayaking on the lake, relaxing in your beautiful gardens, and easing away aches and pains...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Shelley-PeaceRun
707KerryS, VR Owner at Lake edge luxury, The Willows, Rotorua New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2019

It was my pleasure to help out.

Reviewed December 4, 2018

This house has plenty of space and is well equipped with everything you could possibly need including over 1000 DVDs. The location with lake frontage is magical and the gardens are superb. It was lovely to meet our host Kerry who met us on arrival...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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707KerryS, VR Owner at Lake edge luxury, The Willows, Rotorua New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thanks for the lovely review, Julie. Hope to see you back in NZ one day. Have a great Christmas and festive season! Kerry

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Reviewed February 28, 2017

Date of stay: February 2017
707KerryS, VR Owner at Lake edge luxury, The Willows, Rotorua New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2017

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Reviewed December 26, 2016

Five adults, one toddler and a baby stayed in the house for a week. The two lounge areas allowed for we grandparents to escape for some quiet time. The great kitchen that overlooked the lake made cooking dinner a delight. We appreciated the BBQ and...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank Rarebreaks
707KerryS, VR Owner at Lake edge luxury, The Willows, Rotorua New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2017

Thanks for the lovely words, guys. Hope to see you back in Rotorualc one day. Cheers Kerry

Reviewed October 22, 2016

there were three of us, stopping in rotorua for a couple of nights on a slow drive from auckland to wellington. the willows more than accommodated our needs. the house itself is huge and would be the perfect spot for a family or even families....More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Capt_Funkelicious
707KerryS, VR Owner at Lake edge luxury, The Willows, Rotorua New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2016

Thanks for the lovely treview guys. Hope to see you back one day. Cheers Kerry

Reviewed February 29, 2016

It was a fabulous place for families with children, by the lake. Our grandchildren had a great time.the kitchen was great, it was new. The bathroom was a bit dated. We would stay there again with family. The DVDs collection was huge. The view of...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank 738holiday
Reviewed September 24, 2015

Kerry thanks for a great stay. What a place. Kids loved the DVD selection. Plenty of room for our group of 8. Great location and easy access to north and south roads. Would we ever stay here again. YES. I wouldn't ever bother looking for...More

Date of stay: September 2015
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707KerryS, VR Owner at Lake edge luxury, The Willows, Rotorua New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2015

Thanks for the great review guys. I'd love to see you back in Rotorua one day. All the best. Kerry

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Gym
Hairdryer
Highchair
Housekeeping Optional
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Ping Pong Table
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
An international tourism icon, Rotorua is renowned as the heartland of Maori culture and is a geothermal wonderland. The Rotorua district has a multi-cultural population of approximately 70,000 people. Rotorua city is located on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua, while the district includes a number of rural and lakeside communities. There are 16 lakes in the vicinity of Rotorua, many of which are fishable lakes packed with rainbow and brown trout. The lakes are a popular attraction for many water-based activities. From the moment visitors enter Rotorua they know they're somewhere quite different. Located in the central North Island, Rotorua is well connected to the rest of New Zealand, and the world, through a network of air and road links. The city is a leisurely three-hour dri...
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You will require a vehicle to get around the city and its environs. The house is on a bus route but it is a little far to walk to town.
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