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Off Grid Sheperd's Hut

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1 bedroom, bed sheets
Fridge, hob, coffee/tea maker, electric kettle
Fridge, hob, coffee/tea maker, electric kettle
Bathtub, towels, soap, shampoo
Bathtub, towels, soap, shampoo

Overview of Off Grid Sheperd's Hut

Off Grid Sheperd's Hut

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cabin

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Rerewhakaaitu, Bay of Plenty Region

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRedwoods Whakarewarewa Forest29 min drive
  • AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)33 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Rotoiti43 min drive
  • Popular LocationHuka Falls45 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

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

Off Grid Sheperd's Hut

Lakefront Cabin with kitchen and fireplace
Our off grid Shepard's Hut is located in Rerewhakaaitu , close proximity to Rotorua and Taupo. Take a break from the internet and unplug, as we have no WIFI but you can access a network through your phone if you need.
Lake Rerewhakaaitu is 2 mins drive away, with all year trout fishing, our location offers you a great base for cycling, fishing tramping, hunting swimming all all within a 30 minute radius of the hut. Room for the boat!
Guest accommodation at this cabin offers fireplaces. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, kitchenware and utensils and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a bath.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Property is kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Breakfast available for a fee
  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine


  • No pets allowed


  • Designated smoking areas

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Fishing nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 2
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 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

This property welcomes adults only

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 fire extinguisher, 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

Property is also known as

Shepards hut
Rerewhakaaitu Sheperd's Hut
Off Grid Sheperd's Hut Cabin
Off Grid Sheperd's Hut Rerewhakaaitu
Off Grid Sheperd's Hut Cabin Rerewhakaaitu

About this area


Located in Rerewhakaaitu, this cabin is in a rural area and on a lake. Rotorua Golf Club and Springfield Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lake Rerewhakaaitu and Mount Tarawera. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Lake Rerewhakaaitu - 9 min drive
  • Lake Rotomahana - 25 min drive
  • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest - 29 min drive
  • Lake Rotoiti - 43 min drive
  • Huka Falls - 45 min drive

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 33 min drive


  • Cafe - 9 min drive
  • Geyser Café - 13 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 9 out of 10 reviews
5 - Excellent 90%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 10 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 10 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 10 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 10 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Awesome place to stay
Perfect spot for a getaway. Fantastic outdoor fireplace and unique hand crafted fit out of the hut and utility building. Definitely recommend

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was perfect. Owners made it feel very homey. A lot of effort was put into our arrival. All the handcrafted items made the experience very unique. Very happy with our stay :).
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Super hosts
Easy going relaxed stay in the country with accommodating friendly couple Shona and Scott. They were very helpful with keeping the fire going and had nibbles and bath bombs ready!

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous quirky cottage
Shona and Scott are wonderfully warm and welcoming people who have put a lot of effort into this accommodation. It was built by them with recycled or found timber and other items. And all in a quirky kiwi style with lots of nice touches. We stayed in June when the temps were very cold but loved snuggling under the down duvet on the super comfortable bed. You will love it. We biked there and back from Rotorua along the Te Ara Ahi seeing Te Puia and Waimunga thermal areas en route. A nice 2 days.

5/5 Excellent

Great quiet spot for a catch up.