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Spacious lakefront home commanding prime position on the shores of Lake Rotorua

Family-friendly Ngongotaha vacation home with fireplace and kitchen

  • Free WiFi

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Rotorua, 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
  • 11 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

What’s around

  • In Ngongotaha
  • Agroventures - 30 min walk
  • Ogo - 36 min walk
  • Mitai Maori Village - 40 min walk
  • Agrodome - 41 min walk
  • Zorb - 41 min walk

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Double Bed

Bedroom 2

1 King Bed

Bedroom 3

2 Twin Bunk Beds

Bedroom 4

1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Bedroom 5

1 Double Futon

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About this home

Welcome to Parawai Lake House - where memories of a lifetime are made! This spacious, private home commands prime lakefront position on the shores of Lake Rotorua. With spectacular lake views from inside and out, you will fall in love the minute you arrive. Situated in the peaceful village of Ngongotaha and only 10 minutes to the heart of Rotorua City, you'll find everything you need here and more. Relaxation and adventure await you here at Parawai Lake House.

The main house is spacious and accommodating. With a generously sized living room, a separate sitting room with extra sofas and a dining room that seats 8-10- there is ample space for large groups to spread out and enjoy.

The lake views from the master king bedroom are something special - especially in the morning at sunrise. The ensuite adjoined to here comes equipped with a bath tub, perfect for unwinding at the end of the day!

The second bedroom in the main house has a double bed as well as a single sleeping three guests altogether. The bunk room is always a favourite with children. This accommodates five guests as one set of bunks has a double bed on the bottom.

For larger groups or guests wanting their own space, there is also a detached sleepout, accessed from across the deck. This comes complete with a comfortable double bed and a newly renovated bathroom.

There is no shortage of entertainment at Parawai Lake House. With a single garage sized games room featuring table tennis, fuse ball and air hockey tables, the kids (of all ages!) will have hours of fun. If you're wanting to explore the lake itself, there are four exclusive use kayaks and life jackets in a range of sizes.

For those needing to stay connected, there is complimentary high speed internet (unlimited), as well as a smart TV with Netflix.

The kitchen is large and well equipped with everything you might need for entertaining. There is a second fridge/freezer in the laundry too, which comes in handy for long stays or larger groups.

Parawai Lake House caters for guests at all times of the year, no matter the season. It is warm and cosy in winter - with a fireplace and heat pump in the living room (wood supplied), heaters in every bedroom and plenty of spare blankets. To help cool down in summer we have fans in every room, and there's always the lake at the doorstep for a quick plunge!

Fresh commercial linen is provided your stay and includes pressed sheets, pillowcases, bath mats, hand towels, tea towels, face cloths and one bath towel per guest. The cost of this is incorporated into the cleaning rate.

Parawai Lake House is located in Ngongotaha Village, just 10 minutes from the heart of Rotorua City. There are a range of convenience stores in the village, including a Four Square supermarket, several takeaway stores, a bottle shop, chemist and cafe.

A cycle trail begins at the end of the road, which leads into town and beyond. The redwood forest is a 15 minute drive away, with world class mountain biking trails and walking trails to suit people of all abilities.

There is no shortage of attractions in Rotorua, from thermal hot pools, luging, adventure parks and the Zorb, treetop walks, canopy tours and many more! Make Parawai Lake House your base for all your Rotorua adventures. You won't regret it!

This is a much loved family home, so please keep this in mind when booking and be respectful of this

when staying. The house is located in a quiet residential area, with permanent neighbours. We have a strict no party policy in place and quiet hours are between 10pm-7am.

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

What’s around


  • In Ngongotaha
  • Agroventures - 30 min walk
  • Ogo - 36 min walk
  • Mitai Maori Village - 40 min walk
  • Agrodome - 41 min walk
  • Zorb - 41 min walk
  • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park - 41 min walk
  • Skyline Rotorua - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Volcanic Hills Winery - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Polynesian Spa - 5.7 mi / 9.1 km

Getting around

  • Tauranga (TRG) - 56 min drive
  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 25 min drive
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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand

The home

Key facts

  • Garage
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 double bed
  • Bedroom two - 2 bunk beds
  • Bedroom three -1 king bed
  • Bedroom four - 1 double bed and 1 twin/single bed
  • Studio - 1 sleep sofa/futon
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom three - 1 shower/tub combination and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Freezer


  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • Smart TV
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • Arcade/game room
  • Table tennis table
  • Foosball table
  • Games
  • Kayak on site
  • Fishing nearby
  • Cycling nearby


  • Deck
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace
  • Beach loungers
  • Travel crib

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 11

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

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets not allowed


  • 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 and contactless check-out are available.

Also known as

  • Parawai Lake House Sanctuary Rotorua
  • Parawai Lake House Sanctuary Private vacation home
  • Parawai Lake House Sanctuary Private vacation home Rotorua


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Onsite parking options include a garage.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Factory Smokehouse & Grill (4.7 mi), Terrace kitchen (4.7 mi), and Brew (4.9 mi).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and fishing. Enjoy amenities like an arcade and a garden.