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Lake edge luxury, The Willows, Rotorua New Zealand

Aerial view - Spring 2016
Very good
38 reviews
Aerial view - Spring 2016
Aerial view - Spring 2016
Aerial view - Spring 2016
Aerial view of the house - 2010
View from the lake
Front view from lake edge
Master bedroom has ensuite and walk in wardrobe, great views of the lake and access to the rear deck
Ensuite to master bedroom
Bedroom 2 - King bed, adjacent to the main bathroom and toilet.
Bedroom 3 - two single beds
Bedroom 4 (upstairs) - 1 x Queen, 3 x Single and 1 x Trundle bed.
Dining and Kitchen area
Kitchen view - gas cook top
Another kitchen view
Main bathroom is fully tiled and has bath, shower, toilet and bidet.
Conversation lounge through to dining area. There are two log fires and gas central heating.
Conversation lounge with one of two log fires in the house.
TV lounge and some of the DVDs
Another view of the TV lounge.
View from TV lounge
Outdoor BBQ area
Entrance and TV area with a selection of kids DVDs.
Spa and BBQ deck at rear of house
Garden love seat
Kayaks and dinghy
Garden and lake view
Spring (November) colour in the garden
Another view from the lake
View from front steps
Lake edge view
Another view from the lake edge
More spring colour
Front right side of the house
Front left view of the house
Winter morning view from house over Lake Rotorua to Rotorua City
Widescreen view from the top of the driveway over Lake Rotorua
Kawaha Point, Rotorua - view from the Skyline Skyrides gondolas on Mt Ngongotaha
A view of the city from the forest - showing the location of Kawaha Pt
Kuirau Park - geothermal activity can be viewed free of charge in the centre of the city
Kuirau Park - geothermal activity can be viewed free of charge in the centre of the city
The Lakeland Queen on Lake Rotorua
Mountain biking in the Redwoods
Widescreen view of Rotorua from the Gondolas
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island
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 The...
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About the Owner, Kerry S
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 64 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2011
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 38 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
I like to meet guests on arrival and make sure they are settled and comfortable. Then I leave them to enjoy the property. I live 25 minutes away at Lake Tarawera but I am easily contactable and available if needed for assistance.
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Perth Hills, Australia
Reviewed 28 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Management response:

Thanks for the lovely review Katherine. Hope to see you back one day. Kerry.


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Reviewed 26 December 2016 for a stay in December 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 the spa. A nice touch is the grocery items that are left in the pantry...

Management response:

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


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Reviewed 22 October 2016 for a stay in October 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. there's two large living areas, a dining area off the large kitchen and bedrooms aplenty....

Management response:

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


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Gym
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
No loud parties other than family gatherings and celebrations. Be considerate of neighbours and reduce noise levels after 10.00pm.
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  • Cleaning fee: £35 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Costs are shown in AUD only because TripAdvisor will not provide a New Zealand currency option. Costs are charged in New Zealand dollars on NZ websites. All prices are inclusive of NZ Goods & Services Tax. A premium rate (minimum booking 7 nights for up to 12 guests) applies from the week before Christmas to the First week of February. Shorter bookings between these bookings or longer bookings will be accepted subject to negotiation. Though there is a 2 night minimum stay, I will take 1 night bookings from Sunday to Thursday outside of public or school holiday periods. A 3 night minimum booking applies for holiday weekends and a 4 night minimum booking applies at Easter.
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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...
Getting around
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.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Rotorua: 16.0 km
Railway: N/A: 0.0 km
Ferry: N/A: 0.0 km
Arriving from the north: follow the signs to Rotorua. Turn left at the traffic lights for Kawaha Point Road, the first major intersection after the tourist enterprises of Skyline Skyrides and Rainbow Springs. Follow Kawaha Point Road to its intersection with Koutu Road and turn left at the shops. Take the first turn on the right (where the road becomes Kawaha Point Road again) and the property is the first driveway on the right after the Pah Road sign. The address is 163 Kawaha Point Road.

Arriving from the south: follow Old Taupo Road and Fairy Springs Road, turn right at the traffic lights intersection with Kawaha Point Road then follow the same directions above.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 72.0 km.
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