About this listing
Welcome To The Cheeky Tui -
Set 5 mins walk from the pristine waters of Lake Tarawera, just 20 mins from Rotorua, The Cheeky Tui is a fully self contained log house in a garden setting. We even provide the free use of Kayaks and bikes to fully enjoy the wonderful surroundings and lake.
For a virtual tour please visit youtube and type in "The Cheeky Tui" or iFvQktNNVM0 in the search field.
Your accommodation features 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 6 people. There are 3 bedrooms; one with a double bed, a twin room & one with a set of bunks.
(Just a quick note when looking at the pricing - the total cleaning fee is made up of a $30 cleaning fee plus $15 per person per stay for linen and towels. Currently this defaults to 6 people but if there are less than 6 staying, we will adjust this charge accordingly for you.)
The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave oven etc. The dining room opens onto a cobblestoned courtyard with an outdoor eating area with a bbq & brazier. There is also a kent fire & heat pump for winter so is lovely & warm.
If you have children a portacot is available, along with plenty of board games, lego, cricket set etc to keep them entertained. The property has a large fenced area for safety for children (& dogs).
Located next to a reserve (which has a new playground) & close to boat ramp and a good swimming beach, this is the perfect location for your next family holiday. Well behaved & housetrained dogs are welcome and there is even room for a boat!
The Fidgety Fantail holiday home,(also owned by us) is located next door making it perfect for 2 families or friends to rent one each. Please see my other listing on Airbnb if you are interested in this option.
Please note that the total cleaning fee is made up of a $30 cleaning fee plus $15 per person per stay for linen and towels. Currently this defaults to 6 people but if there are less than 6 staying, we will adjust this charge accordingly for you.
TOILETRIES Please bring your own; eg soap,shampoo,toilet paper etc (we supply a few toilet rolls)
A cute and simple cabin-style accomodation located in a very rural setting, Martin was excellent at giving us clear and concise instructions on how to get there and how to get in. Once inside there was plenty of further information as to what we could do locally and how everything in the home operated. The place was well stocked with everything we could have possibly needed, cooker, dishwasher, washing machine etc, and a wood burner that was already laid for our arrival - thank you very much. The area is very pretty, close to a lake, but as Martin did say it is very remote, a good ten minute drive down a long windy road to get there from the main town of Rotorua. If you're looking for a rural getaway, more likely in the summer, this is definitely the place but if you're looking for a base to explore the Rotorua area, then possibly you'll need something for accessible to the town.
Cheeky Tui was a lovely place to stay. Our only problem was not enough time to do all the things you can do. Didn't get to mountain biking and kayaking but loved the lake the landing and surrounding attractions.
Awesome cottage and location. We were there for 2 nights with the kids and things could not have been better. Caution - pls carry the instructions with you since the cottage has no WiFi or phone signal given it is a bit remote.
We loved our stay as a family in the Cheeky Tui Cabin. It is a very unique place with a lovely family atmosphere and great possibilities for family activities. We also loved Kayaking on the lake and walking in the nature around. Highly recommended! especially great for families with kids and offers great privacy for an ideal vacation.
Great property. We have spent 4 great days in this amazing and comfortable house by our host. Our family from Europe feels like at home even if it is their furst kiwi experiences. Very generous host and very good explanation inside the house about the activities nearby. We recommend this property to everyone eho wsnts visit bay of plenty region from all over the world!!!
Loved how the host provided kayaks. We have a wonderful time at the lake. Comfortable and cosy place.
It was a lovely experience indeed. Lovely place for family. We tried their bbq and it was great! Great environment! Overall great experience. Highly recommended for everyone!!
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About the Host, Martin
Hi Everyone, I’d like to take the opportunity to introduce ourselves. My Wife Caroline and I are originally from the UK and were first introduced to the pristine area around Lake Tarawera when we visited New Zealand in 1999. Now, many years later, we live in Auckland and along with our children, Andrew, Michael and Juliet. It’s wonderful to have our own spot by he lake to visit and enjoy with our children, friends and family!
It would be wonderful to be able to share our slice of paradise with you - we also have another cabin next door called the Cheeky Tui for extended groups of travellers.
Kind regards, Martin, Caroline, Andrew and Mikey