Welcome to Waikuta Lakeside Retreat!!
Boutique Wedding Venue - for up to 30 guests
Luxury Holiday Home -
Accommodates 8 Adults
Memorable Meals by arrangement
Well appointed Conference Venue
Perfect for Anniversary Celebrations
The most beautiful and idyllic location to relax and unwind with so much more on offer than a place to sleep.
Situated on the shores of Lake Rotorua in a quiet cul de sac in Ngongotaha just 6 kilometres from Rotorua. is a small piece of heaven...far enough away from the sulphur smell but close enough to all the excitement and attractions that Rotorua has to offer.
Just off the main arterial road Waikuta Lakeside Retreat is less than 10 minute drive into the centre of Rotorua's shopping district.. We also have a smaller local shopping centre for convenience grocery items and a liquor store which opens until late. including some fabulous boutique cafes, ethnic food outlets and a post office and newsagency.
We are very happy to help in any way to find information on all the local activities, restaurants and attractions before your stay and also provide local maps and knowledge for an even more easy and enjoyable experience.
Private transport can be also arranged for a small charge depending on availability and the time of year.
A local bus service operates into Rotorua city centre from the bus stand nearby, just a short stroll away.
This newly built home was designed for great indoor/ outdoor living all year round.
We have incorporated to best options of the eco friendly clean, green concept in the house including solar power hot water and naturally sealed flooring.
We have a year round very productive vegetable garden which you are most welcome to harvest during your stay.
There is comfortable sleeping for 8 people over 4 bedrooms.
There are 3 spacious luxury bedrooms all with super king size beds made up with luxury linen and cosy duvets and a smaller queen bedroom with an adjoining full bathroom including a large keyhole bathtub.
All of our super king beds can be made into twin beds on request.
Each of the 4 bathrooms have complimentary toiletries, heated towel rails and hair dryers.
Downstairs is a large lounge with Sky TV, DVD and leather sofas for your ultimate relaxation.
There is a fully equipped kitchen and a BBQ and seating /dining area is available on the lakeside deck.
Relax in our 2 cosy window seat areas, curl up with a good book and lose yourself, feel free to choose one of our books from the shelves to read during your stay I'm sure we have something for every reader.
There is a roomy 6 person spa pool on the Lakeside deck where you can enjoy a glass of wine while gazing at the stars and the lake.
Extensive decks on both sides of the house are perfect for both rest & recreation, a perfect spot for Tai chi or Pilates at sunrise and sunset.
Our bedrooms and living areas have expansive sunny lakeside views from all the bedrooms and living areas. .
There is a single and double kayak (lifejackets supplied), golf clubs and mountain bikes provided for guests use at no charge.
10 steps are all you'll take to fly fish from the edge of the garden but if that's not enough there are great streams and fishing spots & mountain biking nearby.
Waikuta Lakeside Retreat is lovely location to relax, unwind and enjoy an Al fresco meal in the evening followed by a hot tub to soak away the strains of a days sight seeing.
As hosts we are here for your absolute pleasure and will aim to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible, we are only a phone call away and can be at the house in a flash.
An absolutely gorgeous house in an absolutely gorgeous setting a million miles from the stresses of the world
Waikuta Lakeside Retreat offers Hi Speed Wi Fi internet access at no charge and no data limits.
Sadly sorry no pets
Discount available for 3 nights or more
Other Things to Note
Children 3 years and under stay for FREE!
It was amazing! Karen is a wonderful host an the house was beyond beautiful! If I could on a scale from 1-5 stars, this place gets 10 stars!!! Karen was flexible and friendly and even offered to give us a tour around town. She is so passionate about what she does and the beautiful house and community. I could go on for 5 pages about how everything exceeded expectations and the pictures dont do the views justice but ill spare you all the reading. Do yourself a favor and book this house! It was the best part of our 2 week stay and built to make memories!
Karen was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I booked on behalf of my parents and grandparents and they were blown away by the house and of course Karen's hospitality. They even made a phone call from NZ to me in Australia to say how pleased they were with the house. Some of the things My Mum and Grandmother said we're: It has all the amenities you could want, an amazing kitchen, was spotlessly clean, glorious views and like I said before Karen was so friendly and helpful. My parents are already planning their next trip back! I would definitely recommend this property and for that matter any property that Karen runs. Thanks Karen!
This was a beautiful, beautiful spacious home with two decks, lots of books about the area, and a fully stocked kitchen (French press! Coffee! Olive oil, all the utensils you could desire, even sharp knives.) Karen was very helpful when we arrived and made us feel at home. Thanks so much!
What an amazing house - beautifully appointed in the most awesome location.
Waking up to the misty lake as the sun rises will stay with us forever.
Thank you so much Karen for collecting our food delivery and putting everything in the fridge for us. The hospitality you showed us was A1.
We will definitely recommend the house to our friends. Thanks
A delightful lakeside house with a well-informed and helpful hostess! Highly recommended!
Karen was a wonderful host ! Very welcoming and friendly.
Always sharing and helping in case of need.
The location was incredible.
I recommand !
Karen is a fantastic host. I wish I could give more than 5 stars. Our experience in Rotorua was fantastic. We could not have wished for anything more. We had great conversations and the house is awesome. The view is just stunning and the bedroom and the bathroom can compete with any 5 star hotel in the world. We wished we could have stayed longer and we hope to come back very soon. I would definetely recommend staying with Karen anytime.
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Warm, funny, educated, generous, well travelled, articulate woman in her 40's that loves meeting new people and learning about other peoples lives.
Australian born and raised now settled in the most beautiful place I've travelled in New Zealand.
I'm so thrilled to show you all the things I love about this clean, green corner of paradise and our All Blacks Rugby team are pretty good too.
Foodies most welcome and the wine rack will be waiting accompanied by all sorts of organic produce from our home gardens in season.
Please don't hesitate to ask if there's anything special you would like done or if you have a special desire while you are in Rotorua...magic happens in this gorgeous place all the time.
I am happy to come and pick you or your family/group up from the airport or bus station :)
My life's motto has always been...There are no strangers...just friends you haven't met yet!!!