About this listing
Lake Rotoroa is the Jewel in the crown of the Nelson Lakes National Park.The lake is an untamed Natural wilderness area.
The Genuine old Kiwi Bach is iconic of many Kiwi holiday homes that existed in the past. To make it more comfortable however, we have installed electricity.The Bathroom has a shower over a tub, ,linen, bedding. towels are (website hidden) dining area is roomy and has gas hob 4 burner ,also electric oven .
We are Situated only approx 1 hour from Nelson City, 2 hours from Picton and the interislander and 2 hours to Westport. We are also 1.5 hours from Blenheim (wineries).During your stay you should feel very relaxed as this is an easy care enviroment .Short walks or long tramps are at your doorstep .you may like to visit the Department of Conservation website to see some of the activities that you may do in the Nelson lakes park (Lake Rotoroa )
The Settlement at Lake Rotoroa is as small one,with approx 8 perminent residents ,This number however increases over the holiday periods.Many tourists also hire Holiday houses (Bachs)or camp in the camping area.
The world famous Lake Rotoroa Trout fishing Lodge is also at the Lake
There are no shops or services available apart from a water Taxi ,so it pays to have your food supplies etc pre purchased before arriving .
This setting makes it an idyllic stay for those who love the outdoors. Tramping (Hiking), Trout Fishing, Mountain Biking, Photography, Kyaking, Rafting, Astromony , and numerous other activities.
The Scenery is just Marvelous,its about fun and relaxing,so you make the rules.Just sit down pour a glass or three of wine,light a cigar,and take in the atmosphere of this quirky little retreat.
Closed During.Months of June & July- August 18th Weather to cold Bach not insulated.
Many thanks to all those that have stayed Michelle and Nev wish you all very happy and safe travels wherever you maybe
Inclusions and Amenities:
Family and Child Friendly
Other Things to Note
It may take a we while for us to get back to you as we don't have an Ipad ,We only have Satelite for the computer .Our cell phone coverage is intermitent so please be patient ,Have a glass of wine or count sheep ,And we will get back to you
asp ,Thankyou for being patient
Im not ya mother. so cooking. cleaning .Bed making and general daily duties all yours unless by special request.
So light the fire ,pour a glass or two of wine,smoke a cigar .just shut up and enjoy .Marvelous.
Please Vacate property by 10am on day of leave thank you:
Due to the nature of our country response time to your enquiry,may take a few hours .The reason being some areas do not receive cell phone coverage.But we will endeavour to respond as soon as possable. Thank you. Check out time By 10am Thank you.
We spent just a night here and were perfectly comfortable. Everything we needed was there just as it would be in a B&B - and a lot else, which made us smile. We just had to bring food. It is basic in appearance but everything was clean, the bed was comfortable and the surroundings were delightful. The house is proofed against sand flies by netting doors and round the verandah but fly repellant is absolutely essential for going outside. Neville is easy to communicate with and very helpful but you need to give him time to respond. I think the proof of a good air bnb is whether you would recommend it and whether you would go back. The answer would be yes.
Neville was very communitive and provided everything we needed to know before arrival. The Bach was very cool, tidy, well kept, and fully stocked. It was also very rustic, don't expect any fluff here.
We did not meet Neville but the communication was perfect and so we enjoyed our stay in that very manly surrounding ;-) For those who love country life. Everything like described but much bigger, space for 7 people! 400 m to the lake. Many sandflies.
The Bach was not clean enough. The carpets in the bedrooms were really dirty and there were loads of flies . The Hoover needed an extension plug in order to reach the carpet to clean it. overall the whole place was very substandard and unappealing .
I think this revue is very critical.If people want 5 star accommodation then im sorry but you will not get it in New Zealand for the price that you payed for the bach As you were anxious to leave you could have, there was other accommodation available. for example motels less than 20 kms away .This is advertised as a genuine old kiwi Bach .That is exactly what it is .People book it for the experience of staying there.This is rural NZ and the bells and whistles of the city are not available in this Old Bach.I make no apoligies what you see is what you (website hidden) is vacuumed and swept and cleaned after every customer.Sure if the windows are left opened the flies and midges are going to come in with temperatures in the 30s.Fly spray was also supplied for you.
I had a really fantastic time here. The description is really accurate - only think I would say is that the place is a bit bigger than I expected! The home is in an incredible location - very close to a lot of walks and beautiful places. The house has a fantastic wood fire, and all the basic amenities we needed. Neville was very prompt in communicating and provided all the information we needed. I would highly recommend this to everyone!
This is a typical NZ hunting Bach, filled with eccentric New Zealand memorabilia covering all the walls. We enjoyed the experience and adventure! The surrounding landscape is incredible and less touristy than other areas in Nelson Lakes.
If your looking for an adventure this place is it! Be prepared for the sandflys and don't trust your GPS or google maps to get you to the Bach!