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Charming Holiday Hideaway near the Lake

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TV, DVD player, books, video library
TV, DVD player, books, video library
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Charming Holiday Hideaway near the Lake

Charming Holiday Hideaway near the Lake

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire apartment

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
Lake Okareka, Bay of Plenty Region

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Okareka8 min walk
  • Popular LocationLake Tikitapu4 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Rotokakahi7 min drive
  • AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)17 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Common area
    1 sofa bed

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Charming Holiday Hideaway near the Lake

Family-friendly apartments in Lake Okareka
Lovely ground floor holiday apartment in the beautiful lakeside village of Okareka. Surrounded by bush-clad hills, relax to the sound of Tui and other native birds.
Environmentally Friendly - Complimentary toiletries made with natural NZ ingredients and supporting NZ Forest and Bird.
A short stroll to the lakeside reserve with it's boat ramp, swimming beach and picnic area, or a short drive to Boyes Beach (very popular with the locals!)
Loads of great walking and mountainbike tracks on your doorstep and the famous Blue Lake just down the road with all of its sporting events.
A 10 minute drive to Rotorua with all of its attractions and great places to eat out.
Great fishing on Lake Okareka or a 10 minute drive the other way will take you to Lake Tarawera, with its stunning scenery and world famous trout fishing.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;
Air-conditioned accommodation at this apartment offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage
  • Car required

Family friendly

  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Spices


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf privileges
  • Kayaking on site
  • Hiking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Hunting nearby

Safety features

  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 6

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

About this area

Lake Okareka

Located in Lake Okareka, this apartment is in a rural area. Buried Village and Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Rotorua Golf Club and Government Gardens Golf. Consider Matariki Hangi & Maori Cultural Performance for a night out or Skyline Rotorua if you're travelling with kids. Jet skiing and waterskiing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hunting and mountain biking nearby. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Lake Okareka - 8 min walk
  • Lake Tikitapu - 4 min drive
  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs - 4 min drive
  • Lake Rotokakahi - 7 min drive
  • Buried Village - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 17 min drive


  • Sequoia Eatery - 11 min drive
  • Oppies Fish & Chips - 13 min drive
  • Urbano Bistro - 14 min drive
  • Yamato Japanese Restaurant - 14 min drive
  • Amazing Thai - 14 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 49 out of 55 reviews
5 - Excellent 89%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 55 reviews
4 - Good 9%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 55 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 55 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 55 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Peaceful and great location.
Warm and cosy little place to stay. Has everything you need and lovely little touches to make you feel welcome. A nice peaceful location of Rotorua. Would definitely stay here again next time we want to stay in Rotorua.

5/5 Excellent

Cosy Lakeside Getaway
The property was a warm cosy retreat. Good lighting to the entrance and off street parking. Well stocked kitchen in terms of appliances and plates and cups etc. Situated in the basement under the main house with separate entranceway from main house. Helpful and thoughtful hosts. Comfortable warm beds. Extra bedding provided. Selection of games, books and DVDs. No need to get bored. Close to the lake where there is a lovely walk, about 5km return, although further from the house though. Quiet and peaceful street with neighbours near by,

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Lovely quiet place, out the way of the hustle of the town. Everything you need, and nothing you don’t. It’s an ideal bolt hole if you’re ever in the area
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

amazing stay! great place 👌