JUST OPENED OCTOBER 2013.
The Summer House is located in Rotorua, nestled in the private and secure back garden of our property in the peaceful neighbourhood of Tihi-O-Tonga.
It's only 5km from central city,1km from the best mountain bike tracks in the country, and 1/2 km from Te Puia and the Whakarewarewa geothermal area.
The Summer House is a spacious, self-contained, architecturally designed studio with simple yet stylish décor.
During your stay, a self serve continental breakfast is provided in your kitchen, including home made cereal, baking, breads, yogurt , fruits, fresh coffee, juice and a selection of teas. The studio also has a well equipped kitchen if you wish to cook your own meals or use of a bbq or weber.Rotorua also has many good restaurants we can recommend, and most only a few minutes drive.
All linen and towels are provided and also internet, phone, tv and stereo. The bed is a very comfortable and a new (purchased earlier this year) queen size bed. There is a two seater sofa and also a very comfortable moonpod armchair for you to relax in.
The landscaped garden and private spa area is a lovely place to relax while listening to the tuis and other birds.Our neighbourhood is quiet and safe and as we are situated on a hill, free from the sulphur smell! There is only one road in so there is also very little traffic. We are also on the local bus route.
Just a few meters down the road is the best view in Rotorua which overlooks Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. It is at the start of the Rotorua Tree Trust which is a huge area planted and landscaped with lovely walks.
Rotorua is a fantastic place to visit. There is so much to do and it is like no other place in New Zealand. Being in the central North Island it is also very well located to visit other areas. If forests,beaches,mountains, lakes,tramping, biking, bushwalks,geothermal hot springs, luging, ziplining, experiencing maori culture, wildlife, wining and dining, skiing, rafting, relaxing (to name just a few!!!) sound like you then you better get here! (Most people find they need at least two whole days in Rotorua.)
Your hosts (Jess and Barry) are very knowledgeable and passionate about our city and can help you select the excursions and locations which will help you make the most of your time here. We look forward to meeting you.
* The Summer House will be closed from May to end of September. Bookings for October onwards will be taken from then.
The location was excellent in their garden and with great privacy. The Summerhouse is a delightful place to stay with first class facilities, with comfortable chairs and bed, everything about the place was great. We were supplied with all we could wish for in the fridge for breakfast and we also were supplied with delicious homemade cakes each day by Jessica. Altogether an excellent experience.
This is just a great property. It is new, clean, exceptionally well-appointed, private, user-friendly. We had a chance to meet our hosts and they were just great. If you visit, make it a point to meet them.
We cooked in the kitchen each night, did many of the Rotorura sights, relaxed in the hot tub and enjoyed many fine NZ wines.
We are touring NZ, staying in 4 different AIrbnb places: what a way to start our trip. It was exceptional.
This is an absolutely fabulous place to stay. The facilities, comfort privacy and design are all top notch. Better than any 5 star hotel. There can be no better place to stay in the region. It is really close to eveything you need to see/do in Rotorua. Jessica makes you feel right at home from the minute you arrive
The Summer House is a perfect place to stay, it is immaculate and very comfortable and Jessica has thought of everything one could possibly need. The food supplied was both tasty and plentiful, The hot tub is an added bonus in a lovely private garden. It is ideally situated, all the major attractions in Roturua are close by. Jessica and Barry were very friendly and helpful, we can't recommend it highly enough, it is excellent value for money. We wish there
were hosts and accommodation like this in every resort.
We stayed in the summer house for two nights and it was absolutely fantastic. In fact, I would go so far as to say that I don't believe there can be a better place to stay in Rotorua. It is in a very convenient location but away from any of the sulphur smell! The accommodation is delightful, beautifully furnished with every conceivable amenity. The outlook is lovely and we enjoyed breakfast on the patio, overlooking the garden on both days. Perhaps the highlight of the stay was the hot tub! We used it both evenings and it was delicious after a busy day seeing the sights. Jessica and Barry were the perfect hosts, so kind and friendly. I couldn't believe it when I opened the fridge door and saw all the goodies they had provided! We hope to return to NZ in the future and the summerhouse will definitely be on our list. Thank you both so much.
Jessica's studio was absolutely amazing! Even though it was in their backyard, it was very private, with a beautiful garden, and a hot tub to be used. Jessica made sure that we were fed each morning, with absolutely delicious food. It was absolutely the best way to end our 2 month tour of Australia and New Zealand, and we would definitely recommend them to everyone!
This is simply one of the best places you'll stay on Airbnb. We stayed here for 5 nights and throughly enjoyed it. The apartment is clean, spacious, very comfortable and well equipped. The breakfast was absolutely delicious, fulfilling and a wonderful surprise each evening when Jessica dropped it at our door. The apartment is surrounded by a lovely garden with a great sense of privacy and an awesome hot tub to relax in at the end of the day. The hosts were welcoming and friendly and really made us feel at home. Stop looking, stay here.
Jessica and Barry are wonderful hosts and they've created an amazing backyard oasis. The Summer House has everything you'll need to be very comfortable including a spa! Some might wonder if you feel too close to the house in the backyard, but you really don't and Jessica goes out of her way to make sure you have the privacy you need. The location is also fantastic, just a few minutes from the town center and all the other local attractions. Jessica's food in particular is amazing and some of the best we had in Bed and Breakfasts while staying in NZ.
Très belle chambre, propre et spacieuse. Je regrette juste de n'avoir pas pu rencontrer les propriétaires qui ont du s'absenter. Nous avons garder le contacte durant leur absence et eu la visite de la famille pour voir si tout aller bien. Tout est fait pour se sentir bien, carte de bienvenue, petit déjeuner extra, et à disposition un book des meilleurs restaurants et lieux à visiter. Je recommande
The Summer House B&B is absolutely fabulous! The house is immaculate and well appointed. Very modern with the fridge groaning with delicious homemade delicacies. It has a secluded garden with a welcoming hot tub that was great after a long day out - of course with a glass of wine in hand! The bed was the best! It was the most comfy we had had in our first 2 weeks in NZ! Plus, the shower water pressure gets 5 stars!! It too was the best we had experienced in NZ! Jessica and Barry are fabulous hosts! Great for a chat and had lots of tips for us on things to do/see and places to eat. We would have loved to have stayed longer but unfortunately we had to move on. We will definitely share this amazing find with our friends and family back home. On our next visit to NZ…the Summer House will be on the top of our list of accommodations! Thanks for everything Jessica!