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Romantic shepherds hut with lake and mountain views

Adults-only Lake Tarawera cabin with fireplace and kitchen

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Lake Tarawera, Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 2 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bed
  • 1 bathroom
  • Parking available
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • In a rural location
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

What’s around

  • Lake Tarawera - 3 min walk
  • Buried Village - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km
  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km
  • Lake Rotokakahi - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Lake Tikitapu - 5.3 mi / 8.6 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests

About this cabin

Welcome to the original Jack's Hut! A Lake Tarawera stay like no other and a piece of NZ history. Initially built for a South Otago farm in the 1930s, by Jack himself, this heritage hut is now perched on a hill in Lake Tarawera just 20 minutes from Rotorua. Boasting some stunning views of the surrounding native bush and the lake itself. This glamping hut oozes rustic charm and simple pleasures, from the swing chair under the covered deck looking out over the views to the cedar hot tub bath filled with spring water. Jack's Hut is split between two huts - the main hut has a very comfy queen bed, a small table and chairs and a fireplace. The second hut is a kitchenette and comes equipped with kitchen essentials including a fridge, kettle, plenty of pot, pans, a single halogen hob and utensils. A separate toilet adjoins. On the deck, there is outdoor seating for summer and a BBQ plus a fire pit to toast marsh mallows. Lastly, at the end of the deck, there is a hot outdoor shower, which is sheltered and private. A four-minute walk will have you at Stoney Point beach and stunning nature walk along the lakefront. There is also a tennis court, and great fishing off the wharf - bring the catch of the day home to cook for dinner! If you love outdoor activities and nature then this is the perfect getaway. The Tarawera Water Taxi is available to take you for a trip across the lake to the start of the Tarawera falls walk which leads to one of the most impressive waterfalls in New Zealand. The Water Taxi will also take you to hot water beach for a soak in the lake where the water is heated by the volcano. Also, one of the oldest mountain bike networks in the country is just 20 minutes drive away at The Redwoods. Master crafted trails, unbeatable riding surfaces with well-drained volcanic soils. With varying topography and fantastic scenery, it's no wonder mountain bikers regard it as a premier riding destination. You can hire bikes or bring your own. Charming, simple and definitely one of a kind - Jack's Hut awaits!

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Lake Tarawera - 3 min walk
  • Buried Village - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km
  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km
  • Lake Rotokakahi - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Lake Tikitapu - 5.3 mi / 8.6 km
  • Lake Okareka - 6.8 mi / 10.9 km
  • Polynesian Spa - 12 mi / 19.3 km
  • Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village - 11.6 mi / 18.7 km
  • Rotorua Central Mall - 11.8 mi / 18.9 km
  • Rotorua Golf Club - 11.8 mi / 19 km

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 25 min drive
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Lake Tarawera, Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand

The manager

Angela and David Mackay

Speaks: English

The cabin

Key facts

  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Pets allowed
  • Note from host: Outside only. Please do not leave butts.

Bedrooms

  • 1 bedroom
  • Bedroom - 1 queen bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Entertainment and recreation

  • Kayak on site
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Powerboating nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Pool/spa

  • Access to spa tub

Outside

  • Deck
  • Barbecue grill

Other amenities

  • Fireplace

Things to know

House rules

  • Caters to adults only
  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 2

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 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

Travelling with others

  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Note from host: 1 dog. Stock friendly as sheep and deer on site.

Policies

  • For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

Also known as

  • Romantic shepherds hut with lake mountain views
  • Romantic Shepherds hut With Lake and Mountain Views Cabin

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Landing (2.1 mi) and Air Stream Café (5.4 mi).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, fishing, and hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks, birdwatching, and ecotours. Romantic shepherds hut with lake and mountain views also has a spa tub.