Hermione Cottage

5 Bay View Road, Lake Tarawera, R.D.5 Tarawera
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Level entrance to level section on lake-level lakefront : ) Christmas at Hermione Cottage! **December 23rd till December 27th, 2022 available** *Enjoy a mellow May escape for swimming, fishing, skiing, walking the track from the Buried Village, kicking a ball round the adjacent reserve, biking through to the Redwood Forest, the Redwoods Treewalk, or just relax with a book and soak in the beauty of Lake Tarawera. Rates include cleaning. Your 7th night free of charge. A family favourite... relaxing and cosy Hermione Cottage. Loads of easy level access and parking and wide views from relaxed lake-level, lake-edge comfortable cottage. 2 kayaks; Our jetty is usually available to berth your boat too...just enquire. Free unlimited wifi and MySky, comfortable beds and seating , log fire and plenty of firewood for your snug winter getaway. Perfect for a refreshing year-round escape.Check school hols . A safe sandy beach a hop, skip and jump from the door, breathtaking starry skies, bush walks, fishing for rainbow trout, water sports and hot water beach across the lake by boat. Hermione Cottage's lawn is continuous with a large grassy reserve-perfect for cricket, soccer,kubb, cornhole...picnics,sunbathing etc. The boat ramp is just a few metres from the front gate. Peace and quiet ...all in a friendly community! Kereru, tui, bellbirds, fantails and aquatic birds abound. Just 20 scenic minutes from The Redwoods Treewalk! Hermione Cottage has an all mod cons kitchen, 2 modern bathrooms, log fire and oil-filled heaters, decking front and back through French doors, to covered seating and bbq ,all overlooking the sunny garden and short path to the charming A-frame chalet. So many guests return year after year regarding it as their home away from home..."Just perfect and enjoying a lay-in and watching the lake right out the window is heavenly!" Hermione Cottage is a peaceful(or adventurous) retreat year-round. Minimum Stay-------------------------------2 nights Minimum Stay public holiday weekends---3 nights Minimum stay Easter Weekend-----------4 nights Waking up to Lake Tarawera on your doorstep, going for a dip in the lake and enjoying the vast grounds, trout fishing, water sports, sitting down with a great glass of wine. A stunning romantic getaway and also superb for the children.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen: please enquire
No smoking
Sky TV
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Food processor
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Queen(s), 4 Single(s)

Special Amenities

* a quick hop, skip and jump to the clear water's edge and sandy beach *right next to boat ramp *great swimming and also the park for cricket, kite-flying,kubb etc * Nespresso coffee maker * Outdoor fish cleaning bench * a birdwatcher's paradise...both forest birds and rare aquatic varieties *Meg Lipscombe, top awarded photographer 2 doors away....http://www.meglipscombe.co.nz/...takes commissions *Bluetooth sound dock* **Free WiFi ** *2 kayaks for your use with your life jackets *MySkyHDi…watch and record your favourites in high definition *all mod cons in kitchen,including Nespresso machine *2nd fridge/freezer for drinks in garage *fish smoker

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Hermione Cottage is just 20 scenic minutes from Rotorua, via Buried Village, Green and Blue Lakes, native New Zealand forest and Rotorua's famous Redwood Forest...wonderful for walking and biking. http://www.treewalk.co.nz/en_US/ Don't miss Rotorua's fabulous gondola and Goverment Gardens! ....and some of our feedback! Hello Jennifer, Just a quick thank you for a most magnificent stay. We loved the beautiful care and attention to the place and garden also. Very inspiring. Also thanks for the welcome vino! Wow! Most kind. Kind regards Melissa The neighbours were fantastic too. Talked to a few of them, friendly and help out without even asking. The section is flat, the view is great, the boatramp a stones throw away (so I can leave my wife the car when I'm out fishing) the house is warm, comfortable, single story, a great selection of books and cd's, the fireplace is amazing and has a kiddy guard, the beds are comfortable, the lounge suite to die for (gotta love the recliner chairs), the crockery first class, the vaccuum cleaner is even flash!, there's plenty of firewood, boat jetty to tie up to, fish smoker, bbq, decks to relax on, quiet street for the kids to play, etc etc... all of these things add up to a relaxing enjoyable stay and the best we have ever experienced. And to top it off, even though the fishing was hard, I managed to work out what the trout were taking and landed 10 trout with my 5 yr old son helping out. So its smoked trout for tea tomorrow. I had a couple of friends call in who were staying down the road and friends from Taupo drop in for a coffee and they all want to book it now, hence us booking ahead for next year. Thanks very much for the effort you've gone to with the holiday home."


Average Rating: 5
21 total reviews

Andrea Lloyd
Lovely cottage on the lakefront with lots of room to play on the reserve next door and plenty of parking. Right next to a boat ramp and safe lagoon to anchor boats overnight. Thank you for hosting us and we hope to come and stay again next year!
Matt Allen
Great stay, cosy, good amenities and ideal for fishing in lake. Would love to stay again. Thx so much!
Response from Owner
Thanks Matt and Denise, We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Hermione Cottage and appreciate your feedback. We look forward to hearing from you again : )) Jennifer and Dean
Leah Mills
What a fabulous spot! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hermoine Cottage and will definitely be back again. The cottage itself is very comfortable, well-equipped and very cosy! Having the use of the jetty was a real bonus for us. Thank you!
Response from Owner
Thanks so much for your generous feedback Leah. We're delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay at Hermione Cottage :))
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
20 Apr - 30 Sep $350 / Night for 8 guests2 Nights
1 Oct - 10 Apr $470 / Night for 8 guests2 Nights
1 Oct - 19 Apr $450 / Night for 8 guests2 Nights
Rest of year$450 / Night for 8 guests2 Nights
20 Apr - 30 Sep
$350 / Night for 8 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Oct - 10 Apr
$470 / Night for 8 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Oct - 19 Apr
$450 / Night for 8 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$450 / Night for 8 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
7 nights' stay for 6 night's tariff
Linen is available for hire.
Bedroom I , queen bed and ensuite bathroom.
Bedroom II, queen bed and 2 single beds.
A frame chalet , 2 single beds.

Public Holiday Weekends...minimum 3-night stay.

Easter Weekend..............minimum 4-night stay.


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