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Rainbow Cottage - Lake Tarawera Cottage

Lake Tarawera accommodation with kitchen

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Lake Tarawera, Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
  • Lovely setting with direct lake access. Owners lovely people.

    Sep 30, 2019

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  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Parking available
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Bed sheets provided

What’s around

  • Lake Tarawera - 1 min walk
  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs - 3.6 mi / 5.7 km
  • Buried Village - 4 mi / 6.5 km
  • Lake Rotokakahi - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Lake Tikitapu - 6.7 mi / 10.8 km
  • Lake Okareka - 8.1 mi / 13.1 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Twin Bed and 1 Double Bed

Bedroom 2

2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 3

1 Queen Bed

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About this cottage

Rainbow Cottage is a 2 bedroom Lake Tarawera cottage sitting on an acre of land within a gated community with direct access to the lake. This is the ideal escape for boat and fly fishing enthusiasts!

This Lake Tarawera cottage is situated across from a permanent lakeside residence at Te Miro Point, Lake Tarawera. Rainbow Cottage catches the sun and is naturally warm in the winter, making it an ideal getaway for the keen fisherman. Wi-Fi is available too for all of your holiday snaps (please be aware that due to the remote location service can be erratic). The large Rainbow Trout in the lake are waiting for those looking to spend idyllic days on the water fishing.

As you enter Rainbow Cottage you will find yourself in an open-plan living and dining area. The dining area leads to the cosy kitchen. There is a small bench top oven, with a gas cooker on top and a BBQ is also available. The kitchen leads onto the master bedroom which is fitted with a queen bed. Bedroom 2 is situated next to bedroom 1 and is fitted with 2 single beds. Guests can also stay in the attached Studio Bedroom with external access.

Rainbow Cottage has direct access to Lady's Bay - a secluded sandy bay with jetty and mooring facilities. There's also kayaks and a dinghy available for your stay. Excellent fly fishing is available in the adjacent Waitangi Bay, providing trophy fish for the fly fishing enthusiast!

The property is family friendly with access to 2 safe swimming beaches, as well as a shared tennis court by arrangement. There is ample parking both for boats and vehicles.

Come and enjoy fantastic proximity to the lake at Lake Tarawera... For a refreshing lake holiday, Rainbow Cottage is a cute and cosy getaway!

Great news – Bachcare provides cleaning and linen services for all HomeAway bookings. The total price for your booking will include Bachcare’s cleaning and linen service fee, which will be paid as part of your booking. Check out the “owners fees” on your booking summary for details of these fees.

Other things to note: Please note that the Kayaks at this property are not available during the winter months of the year.

As the property has unfenced access to the lake, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.

There are kayaks available to use during the summer months, but guests must bring their own life-jackets to gain access to these.

Please note that there is another property on site that is permanently tenanted.

Cell Phone coverage is limited in the area. Spark cover the northern end of Spencer Rd.

WiFi is available at this property through a Zenbu hotspot. Guests will be provided with a WiFi card for use during their stay. Only one device per card is able to connect to the internet at once.

Pets are welcome outside! Pets are not to be left inside.

Boat mooring in Lady's Bay: The jetty and fixed mooring are available at the property owner's discretion on a daily basis and subject to availability. Agreement for use of the fixed mooring and jetty can only be made with the property owner on Site. Use of the mooring and jetty cannot be pre-arranged.

What’s around


  • Lake Tarawera - 1 min walk
  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs - 3.6 mi / 5.7 km
  • Buried Village - 4 mi / 6.5 km
  • Lake Rotokakahi - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Lake Tikitapu - 6.7 mi / 10.8 km
  • Lake Okareka - 8.1 mi / 13.1 km
  • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest - 9.7 mi / 15.6 km
  • Polynesian Spa - 13.4 mi / 21.5 km
  • Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village - 13 mi / 20.9 km
  • Rotorua Golf Club - 13.2 mi / 21.2 km
  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve - 13.2 mi / 21.2 km

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 31 min drive
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Lake Tarawera, Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand

The cottage

Key facts

  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 double bed and 1 twin/single bed
  • Bedroom three -2 twin/single beds
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV


  • Barbecue grill

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 6

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 13

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed


  • Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Also known as

  • Rainbow Lake Tarawera
  • Rainbow Cottage - Lake Tarawera Cottage Cottage
  • Rainbow Cottage - Lake Tarawera Cottage Lake Tarawera
  • Rainbow Cottage - Lake Tarawera Cottage Cottage Lake Tarawera
  • 1029243


  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Landing (3.5 mi) and Air Stream Café (6.7 mi).