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Clean & tidy guest house with lake access

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James-Victoria

Clean & tidy guest house with lake access

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Loved by travelers from United States100% of guests from United States who stayed here recently gave this home a 5-star rating.
James-Victoria is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

We'd love to host you in our peaceful, fully self-contained guest cottage at Lake Rotorua! This light & airy holiday house ('bach' in kiwi-speak) has everything you need including washing machine, full cooking facilities (stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge all utensils), all linen and free wifi (no cleaning or linen fee). It's less than 10 minutes into Rotorua and all the geo-thermal and other tourist attractions. Note: this neighbourhood does NOT have the famous Rotorua sulphur smell :)

Amenities

Cable TV
Essentials
Heating
TV
Washer
Wifi

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 bunk beds
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 11PM
Check out by 10AM

Availability

90 Reviews

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Shane User Profile
Shane
July 2018
This place is spotlessly clean and very nice. The bunk beds are great for kids and the queen bed is super comfy. Location is great and you will have access to the lakefront on the other side of the main house. The next time I go to Rotorua, I'll probably stay here again.
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Response from James-Victoria:
Thanks! We'd totally love to see you guys again if you're coming back this way (especially our little guy who is asking if you'll be back in the school holidays lol). Super-happy you found the bed so comfortable - we think it's a great mix of support and softness and have one similar for ourselves :)
July 2018
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Kelly
April 2018
The cottage is a lovely place to stay in Rotorua. Nice and secluded on the lake but close to restaurants, shops and the geysers at Te Puia. Victoria was close at hand for anything we needed and had advice on sightseeing and places to shop and eat.
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Response from James-Victoria:
Thank you Kelly - we enjoyed meeting y'all and were happy you got to see so many things nearby during your stay with us!
April 2018
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Susan
April 2018
James and Victoria were lovely and gracious hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cozy and well-maintained lake cottage, and would absolutely stay there again. Lake Rotorua was a very short walk around the main house from our deck, and we loved seeing the beauty of the la…
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Response from James-Victoria:
Thank you Susan for your detailed review - I'm glad the little house worked out so well for you, it was a blessing to meet y'all and we are happy that you had such a fun time here in Rotorua. Thank you for the tea that you left for us too - best wishes for your trip home and we hope Springtime comes soon to Idaho.
April 2018
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David
March 2018
Victoria was very outgoing and gracious. She made our stay very enjoyable. She helped us make decisions about what to do in the Rotorua area. We shared stories about our similar experiences. That was fun. The location was great for our visit. We enjoyed the views of the beautiful…
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Response from James-Victoria:
We enjoyed meeting you and maybe we'll see Susan and her husband sometime before they leave NZ in August. Glad that you appreciated all our pre-arrival tips - I felt like I knew you before you even arrived! Safe travels home to Michigan.
March 2018
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Carrie
February 2018
Victoria and James were amazing hosts! Very friendly and communicative. The space is comfortable, clean, and a beautiful place to relax. The drive into downtown Rotorua is about 10 minutes. I wish we could have stayed here longer, the Airbnb and the city are so much fun. There ar…
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Response from James-Victoria:
Thank you Carrie and Jason for visiting our little cottage - I am so glad that it worked out so well for you and that you found the little local shops and takeaways nearby! It was nice that you got to spend time relaxing by the lake and slept so soundly in the comfy bed! Best wishes for the rest of your vacation : )
February 2018
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Frank
December 2017
What a great stay! Victoria and her family were amazing hosts, and we immediately felt like we were staying with old friends. My son spent time playing with her boys in the lake and around the property, and he talked about it the whole way to our next destination. The guest ho…
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Response from James-Victoria:
So nice to meet you guys and delightful to hear of your son's great time too - especially the lake swimming! Our boys really enjoyed sharing the trampoline and having fun with him. Thanks again for leaving the place with half my work done (laundry removed from beds and washed; dishwasher run and recycling lined up ready to go) - I hope you enjoyed your time at the Waitomo Caves and best wishes for the rest of the journey and back home : )
December 2017
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Annie
December 2017
This review is for reservations I made for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary trip. I cannot say enough good things about my communications with Victoria, and my parents felt the same way. They absolutely loved the rental, the access to the lake, and were grateful for the respi…
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Response from James-Victoria:
It was fun meeting your parents and chatting with fellow Mid-Westerners! Annie obviously put a lot of care and attention to planning her parents' busy trip and we were very glad to welcome them despite their exhausted state and give them some great New Zealand hospitality and care. They had two days of relaxation and good food in the local restaurants and were ready for the next part of their journey! We had a lot of great communication via the Airbnb app from Annie before, during and after the stay and we'd be delighted to meet her sometime (maybe for a spot of lake fishing?!)
December 2017

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Rotorua, New ZealandJoined in December 2016
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James-Victoria is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We are an AmeriKiwi couple who recently moved from Michigan, USA (where Jamie is from) to Victoria's homeland of New Zealand. We love to travel and meet other like-minded people so we'd love to host you in our self-contained guest cottage. We are loving living in this special cor…
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