Quiet location, tranquil with lake views

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2 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds
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Overview of Quiet location, tranquil with lake views

Entire home

Quiet location, tranquil with lake views

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Contactless check-out
Holdens Bay, Bay Of Plenty

Explore the area

  • AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)4 min drive
  • Popular LocationTamaki Maori Village11 min drive
  • Popular LocationPolynesian Spa12 min drive
  • Popular LocationGovernment Gardens13 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
78 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

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

Quiet location, tranquil with lake views

Lakefront Rotorua cottage in Holdens Bay with kitchen
Fresh, updated cottage with all the comforts of a home away from home and work with Ultrafast unlimited Wi-Fi Broadband (300mbps)

Warm and cosy, double glazed, two heat pumps, electric blankets on both queen sized beds. We include all linen plus pillows, duvets and blankets.

Tranquil and quiet setting, close to Lake Rotorua. Just walk in and relax.

Sunny deck and covered pergola for outdoor dining, with lake views.
Two hole Putt Putt mini golf - for the young (and not so young.) golfer

Light and airy modern bathroom with large shower and shower-dome.

There are 2 bedrooms each with Queen sized beds catering for a maximum of 4 people . Mattresses and pillows have fitted protectors. Quality linens and cosy microfleece sheets for winter.

The cottage has a full kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven, hobs, dishwasher, microwave oven, jug and toaster, and all utensils provided. In the pantry there is sugar, tea (including herbal) coffee, (including French Press plunger and Percolator) and jam/honey/marmite/vegemite etc

The modern bathroom has a large shower with shower-dome, toilet and vanity with mirror. A hair dryer and hair straighteners are available for guests to use.

The cottage is double glazed for winter warmth and summer cooling.
The living room heat pump is new with the latest set and forget technology for your comfort.
Second heat pump in main bedroom.

There is an ironing board and iron, smoke detectors, a fire extinguisher and first aid kit.

Our cottage is cleaned thoroughly after each guest for your protection. Masks and Gloves are provided in the First Aid Kit

Close to parks, reserves and the lake for quiet walks and fresh air. Attractions including Redwoods Forest mountain biking, Hells Gate, Okere Falls rafting, Buried Village and Lake Tarawera, Lake Okareka and the Blue Lake, all close by. Easy drive to city shops and restaurants.

For entertainment:
Apple TV
HMDI cable for laptops
DVD Player
Stereo with radio and CD player,
Library of books including fiction and non-fiction,
Assorted board games and cards ,
Outdoor set of draughts and chess to play on the deck. Picnic Hamper available for day trips to Rotorua 's lakes, parks and reserves

Laundry has washing machine, drier and laundry tub. Clotheslines outside and undercover clothesline area. Clothes airer for use inside or on the covered deck.

Undercover area with hose available for cleaning mountain bikes, cars and outdoor gear etc.

Parking provided off street near the front door. There is additional off street parking on the grassed area by the letterbox for larger vehicles. Bikes may be stored in the Laundry or the undercover area.

Children are welcome but be aware the property is not yet fully fenced and open to the cul-de-sac road. There is a gate to the lakeside property which should be kept closed at all times. There is no access to the lake through this property. Lake access is 50m away via the Holdens Bay reserve on Willow Avenue.

A porta cot and highchair are available for young ones.

Two minutes walk to Holdens Bay Reserve park or 5 mins walk to Hannahs Bay Reserve and beach with children's playground, wetlands boardwalk and walks with safe swimming areas in Lake Rotorua.

COVID 19 Update : Kapowai Cottage is thoroughly cleaned after each guest . Masks and Gloves are provided in the First Aid Kit. Be assured, your hosts and cleaners are double vaccinated and boosted.

******* COVID-19 peace of mind Cancellation Policy:
If COVID-19 restrictions affect your travel plans up to the day of your arrival, we will postpone the booking date at no extra fee. Additional nightly rates may apply.

**** Security Camera located outside cottage next to the security lights facing the front door. Permanently sensor activated. ****
Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Alison Haines



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


Contactless social distancing and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach towels


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

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


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


  • Breakfast available for a fee
  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo

Living spaces

  • Living room


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Music library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fully fenced
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat

Work spaces

  • Desk
  • Desk chair


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near a zoo
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf privileges
  • Golf on site
  • Hiking nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Horse riding nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Smartphone data usage (unlimited)
  • Unit size: 840 sq ft (78 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 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
Cots are available on request at the property

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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 carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Property registration number 7687472

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

About this area


Located on a lake, this cottage is in Holdens Bay, a neighbourhood in Rotorua. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Whakarewarewa Hot Springs and Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest, while Te Amorangi Museum and Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village are cultural highlights. Travelling with kids? Consider Skyline Rotorua and Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Eat Street - 10 min drive
  • Tamaki Maori Village - 11 min drive
  • Polynesian Spa - 12 min drive
  • Matariki Hangi & Maori Cultural Performance - 13 min drive
  • Government Gardens - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 4 min drive


  • Herbs & Spice Thai Restaurant - 9 min drive
  • Yamato Japanese Restaurant - 9 min drive
  • The Art Cafe - 9 min drive
  • Zippy Central - 9 min drive
  • Hennessys Irish Bar - 10 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 41 out of 45 reviews
5 - Excellent 91%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 45 reviews
4 - Good 9%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 45 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 45 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 45 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Winter trip
Excellent for our family stay. The kids loved the mini golf hole. A little way out of town but fine if you have your own transport and want to be away from the crowds but still close to activities.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Marvellous house
We have spent a lovely time in this house. Very clean, quiet and comfortable. Kapowai cottage is very fabulous and a perfect home. Alison and Marc are friendly and welcoming hosts. We hope to come back there on our next travel. I highly recommend this cottage.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Great Stay
This property is in a nice location and has everything you need. I would recommend this property as a place to stay!
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Lovely place
Very nice house comfortable and in a great spot . Hosts were amazing Highly recommended
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

A little gem
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - thoughtful touches throughout, from home baked biscuits, little chocolates to lovely snuggly throws for inside and out. A special place where the hosts still believe in the little extras. V quiet and comfortable. Highly recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022