A trampoline to entertain the children
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The flat has its own kitchen, bathroom, toilet, lounge & dining area. It also has a BBQ & outdoor eating area.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people $30 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit $113
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules

Welcome to "The Fat Pigeon". We hope you enjoy your stay.
You will need to bring your own food & supplies, including breakfast, tea, coffee & milk as there are no shops at Lake Tarawera .

Rotorua city is approx 25 minutes away

BOAT RAMP The closest is either on Bay Road towards the end of road, or at Stoney Point

SWIMMING A great swimming spot is at Cliff Rd ; there’s also a nice little “beach” there for children.

We have recycling bins. There is a compost bin in kichen for food scraps, & compost bins ouside by the clotheslines.

HEAT PUMPS Please conserve energy, & only use the heat pumps if really cold or until the fire is lit.. Shut doors of rooms that you’re not using. Please switch them off as soon as you’re warm!!!! Don’t leave on overnight or when you leave the house.

MOBILE PHONES can work on the lake, or at the end of Spencer Rd , which is a few minutes drive away.

PHONE We have a plan that enables us to ring landlines NZ wide. Please use a phone card for calls to mobile phones or overseas. The phone number here is (phone number hidden)
Enjoy this beautiful area, the lake, the walks & the bird life. There are many wood pigeons, tuis, fantails (piwakawakas), pukekos, and the occasional kingfisher & at night you can often hear moreporks.
No smoking please.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

78 Reviews

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Robert User Profile
May 2017
We stayed at The Fat Pigeon for three nights and really were able to put the place to the test as the first day it was raining cats and dogs. We had plenty of room as there were no other guests staying at the time. Liz & Mike are wonderful hosts and they made sure we had everything we needed during our stay. Also, they do make for good and interesting conversations! The Fat Pigeon is very comfortable to stay at, with a warm and cozy living room, all you need for cooking meals in the kitchen, etc. Overall a great experience we can recommend to anyone who wants to visit the general area, which has a lot to offer.

Maike User Profile
March 2017
Gorgeous surroundings, cosy and comfortable stay. Liz' fresh herbs made our meals extra tasty!

Felicity User Profile
March 2017
Liz and Mikes homestead is great and in one of the most stunning locations around Rotorua. We particulalry liked the set up of the shared facilities and the nice wee personal touches as well as all the tourist information which they display for visitors. A really homely and comfortable place to stay and hope to return someday :)

Andreas User ProfileAndreas is a superhost.
March 2017
Liz and Mike's place is in a secluded and quiet place, great for relaxing and unwinding. Ideally positioned to explore Lake Tarawera. We only briefly spoke to Liz and Mike, but they were helpful and very accommodating. Highly recommend.

Joel User Profile
March 2017
Beautiful house in a great location off the beaten path.

Alison User Profile
February 2017
Great hosts who gave advice on local area, picked me up from Hot Water Beach at the end of my hike and went out of their way to make sure guests had a good look around. Real bonus having kayaks to use. Accommodation was shared with own bedroom. Very clean and tidy and well equipped. Highly recommend this place. Great value for money. Gorgeous quiet location with lake just over the road.

Arash User Profile
February 2017
Its a wonderful place. Liz & Mike are great hosts.

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Liz & Mike User Profile

Come and explore the Bay of Plenty. We live locally and enjoy meeting the different guests we have come to stay. We have hosted people for many years; we have travellers on a cultural exchange as well as own & run holiday homes. We travel extensively & just this year we used Airbnb in Europe & loved it. Cant wait to use it again. It also gives us an insight to what travellers need & like.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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