#0598: New Zealand, Rotorua

home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotura
home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotura
home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotura
home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotura
home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotura
home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotura
home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotorua
home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotorua
home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotorua
home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotorua
home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotorua
home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotorua
home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotorua
home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotorua
home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotorua
home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotorua
home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotorua
home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotorua
home exchange #0598: New Zealand, Rotorua

    Description

    Our holiday home exchange is at Okawa Bay, on the edge of Lake Rotoiti, close to Rotorua. 

    If you paste 334 SH 33, Mourea, Rotorua 3074‎ into google maps at http://maps.google.co.nz/maps it will take you there- you can then get directions from anywhere.

    It has simply the most incredible view over a sheltered bay of the lake and surrounding hills. It is on two levels with upstairs comprising very large open plan living/dining/kitchen area with high quality furniture and a new granite kitchen. Phone fax and fast satellite Internet for your notebook computer. On this level also is the master bedroom with king size bed, dressing room and TV. The fully tiled en suite bathroom has a walk in shower with a great lake view. Lounge has gas fire, blue ray home theatre setup, "Sky" satellite TV plus books and games, and a heating/air conditioning unit.

    The open plan Kitchen has stove, microwave, dishwasher, and fridge/freezer, as well as all usual minor appliances, and has a glass breakfast conservatory adjoining. Dining table seats eight. Both Living area and upstairs bedroom have floor to ceiling, wall to wall glass so that you can watch the sun rise over the lake and hills from your bed, and both open onto a large patio deck with outdoor furniture and BBQ. Also on this level is a second living room/ fifth bedroom complex with lounge suite, study and en suite bathroom which sleeps two in a queen size folding bed settee. An additional 36 inch TV and Sky TV with 30 channels. 

    Downstairs there are three further bedrooms and the main bathroom (includes a double indoor/outdoor jacuzzi bath with a great lake view plus a shower, handbasin and toilet) Bathroom plus main large downstairs bedroom (super king size double or two single beds) look out over lake. One other bedroom has a double bed, and the fourth tiny bedroom has a pair of bunks.. There is a full length terrace here with furniture, and a pair of kayaks hang here. The house has a huge parking area and a big garage/workshop with table tennis, and it is set in a quarter acre fully landscaped garden of trees and lawns to the lake edge, where there is a jetty, private sandy beach and big fire pit/BBQ area. On the beach are a 12 foot sailing catamaran and a 13 foot dinghy with oars and outboard motor for your use. There are also two kayaks. Life jackets and trout fishing gear are included- Lake Rotoiti is said to hold the biggest trophy trout in NZ (although my best so far was tiny at only 8lbs!)

    Location

    Car needed no
    Car useful yes
    Car available Negotiable
    Extra credits for car none

    The house is a few minutes walk along the lake edge from an upmarket hotel restaurant, a general store/take away food bar. Bustling Rotorua city with it's cafes and many tourist attractions is 15 minutes away, and is the premier destination in New Zealand for visitors- lakes, forests, volcano cones, geysers, hot mineral pools and native Maori history- there is more to do and see than you can cope with! jet boating, bush walks, and ten minutes from our house you can raft over the highest raftable waterfall in the southern hemisphere (or just take a beautiful rain forest walk to watch!) If you get tired of Rotorua (impossible) you can head for beautiful beaches at the coast half an hour away, or 1 hour away is NZ's biggest lake, Taupo, with it's view of the snow capped mountains in the background. And yes, the house can be used as a base for a day's skiing on the mountain 1.5 hours away in Winter (July to November).

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x king double

    bedroom 2: 1 x queen double

    bedroom 3: 1 x single

    bedroom 4: 2 x single

    bedroom 5: 1 x bunk bed

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, jacuzzi, toilet

    shower 2: shower, toilet, Ensuite to master bedroom

    bathroom 3: bath with overhead shower, shower, toilet

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 20
    Cleaning included yes

    No Smoking inside

    Pets considered

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming (on site)

    Fishing (on site)

    Downhillskiing (90 minutes drive)

    Golf (10 minutes walk)

    Sailing (on site)

    Snorkeling (on site)

    Hiking / Walking (on site)

    Bicycling (on site)

    Canoe/Kayaking (on site)

    Boating /Sailing (on site)

    Other

    Shops (10 minutes walk)

    Restaurants (10 minutes walk)

    Gym / Health Club (10 minutes walk)

    Wildlife Viewing (on site)

    Beach (30 minutes drive)

    Town (15 minutes drive)

    Getting there

    Ten minutes by taxi to Rotorua airport which is a one hour flight from Auckland airport.

    Incredible view of Lake Rotoiti and surrounding hi...

    Rotoiti lake side luxury family home with beach and boats

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (vacation home)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange, Direct Swaps
    Credits 20 per week
    Bedrooms 5
    Guests 8
    Min stay 7 days
    Desired Destinations open to offers
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    property verified
    photo id verified
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