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Kapowai Cottage - tranquility near Lake Rotorua

Alison is a superhost.

Kapowai Cottage - tranquility near Lake Rotorua

4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the smartlock.
Sparkling clean
15 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Alison is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Freshly updated cottage.
Tranquil, double glazed, close to Lake Rotorua.

Sunny deck with bbq. Lake views.


Air conditioning
Ethernet connection

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed


Extra space around bed
Accessible-height bed



27 reviews
Rosa User Profile
December 2019
Alison’s Place is excellent. So clean and quiet, it’s the perfect spot to unwind after a day of activities. Alison and Marc provided a ton of info/tips for the area that we didn’t really have to do by further research on what to do whilst we were in Rotorua. We loved our stay in…
Adam User Profile
November 2019
The Kapowai Cottage was one of those places that is not only charming and cozy but also embodies the essence of Rotorua. Being right on the lakefront we could stare out on to the shimmering water and enjoy the breeze while getting whiffs of geothermal sulfur. Check-in was easy…
Alison User Profile
Response from Alison:
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. While we are not quite "right on the lakefront" there is only a small bach in front and it doesn't obscure the views from the living areas and patio so our guests can enjoy the lovely vista as you did. We do try and give our guests…
November 2019
Bruce User Profile
November 2019
Two days in Rotorua, and we were fortunate to find this wonderful spot within a short walk to the lake, yet quiet and relaxing outside the bustle of town. Alison's instructions and tips were very helpful, enjoying Wai-O-Tapo Termal Wonderland and the Redwoods Walk (day and…
Alison User Profile
Response from Alison:
Thank you Bruce for your review of Kapowai (Dragonfly) Cottage and love that you found all the wonderful gems of Rotorua in your two days. We love Rotorua and take great pleasure in hearing about travellers experiences.
November 2019
Leah User Profile
October 2019
What a view of the fast changing clouds and the lake— you might not ever leave the house! Clean with everything (plus extras) that you need for a comfortable stay. Ali and Marc care about their guests and it shows. Thanks!
Alison User Profile
Response from Alison:
Thank you Leah for your beautiful, descriptive review of Kapowai (Dragonfly) Cottage and we are so delighted you enjoyed your stay as we try to give every guest something extra. We especially appreciate your review given your extensive travel experience. Thanks
October 2019
Denise User Profile
September 2019
The lake view to this cottage is something out of a story book. I made sure to get front row seats every time I had a meal just to enjoy its beauty. Other than that, the hosts were very responsive via Airbnb’s app and provided a wealth of info in and out of Rotorua. The cottage…
Alison User Profile
Response from Alison:
We are humbled by your review and just so glad you enjoyed our kiwi hospitality. Thank you for being such fabulous guests. You all are a tribute to travellers all round the world. We would love to see you again one day.
September 2019
Richard User Profile
September 2019
Alison was super hospitable. This was my first Abnb experience that I booked and loved every moment of it. The home was lovely and the views were spectacular. The home was very clean and modern. Alison was also very helpful with travel tips on our trip!
Nic User Profile
August 2019
We loved our stay in Rotorau! This house was in a good location to ‘do it all’. We did a Maori Experience, a Mud Bath at Hell’s Gate, visited the Governments Gardens, walked in the Red Wood Forest, and found lots of places to eat. Coming ‘home’ was easy to find. With all of our…

Hosted by Alison

Rotorua, New ZealandJoined in October 2016
Alison User Profile
34 Reviews
Alison is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Marc and I are both born and bred Kiwis and enjoy sharing the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand. We are a well travelled couple within NZ and overseas and have stayed in various forms of accommodation. We are passionate about the environment and like to recycle whenever…
Interaction with guests
We live nearby and are happy to help or to answer any questions. We are happy to meet our guests over a glass of wine or a cuppa to share experiences and chat about travel.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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About this place
When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying at someone’s place.
This is Alison’s place.
Marc helps host.

The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 2PM - 10PM
Checkout: 10AM
Self check-in with smart lock
2PM - 10PM

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events