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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
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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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Very good - based on 38 reviews
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Pat J
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 5, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
person found this review helpful

What a wonderful house. We were 3 families with 6 children ranging from 3 to 14 and 6 adults including two oldies! This house is truly amazing; Kerry has thought of everything. The kitchen is fully equipped with all you could wish for; the bathrooms have shampoo, conditioner, shower gel; the linen cupboard has extra towels, sheets, pillows. There is...

Kathryn Q
Barcelona, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2014 for a stay in December 2014
person found this review helpful

Fabulous spacious house with a beautiful new kitchen. We had a fantastic stay at Kerry's house. There is plenty to do with lake swims, kayaking, spa pool, dinner on the deck with the amazing lake view. Followed by nightly movie nights. The house is very well stocked with towels, bedding and kitchen essentials. The house is spotlessly clean. We loved...

Auckland Central, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 7, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This was a great choice for our three night winter holiday with extended family (6 adults and 4 young kids). There was plenty of room for the kids to spread out, play hide and seek and generally have a fab time. They loved the spa and the incredible movie selection. On the downside, the staircase up to the 'kids' room...

Management response:

A completely new kitchen is being installed in early October with new appliances, the decks have been water blasted, and any chipped mugs have been replaced. The stairs are relatively steep and carpeted. I always advise guests to be careful and hold the rail descending the stairs and for any children who go to the large upstairs bedroom to be...


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • 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 Yard
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • 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
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
No loud parties other than family gatherings and celebrations. Be considerate of neighbours and reduce noise levels after 10.00pm.
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    5 Twins
    2 Queens
    1 Sofa
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  • Cleaning fee: $46 / stay - Fee
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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 neighborhood
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: 9.9 mi
Railway: N/A: 0.0 mi
Ferry: N/A: 0.0 mi
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: 44.7 mi.
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