The Fat Pigeon

444 Spencer Rd, Lake Tarawera, Rotorua
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Welcome to the "Fat Pigeon" boutique accommodation at beautiful Lake Tarawera, near Rotorua in North Island. RING LIZ AND MIKE, 073628608, 0210481251 or EMAIL for bookings. It's on the bottom level of our own home, but is completely private and self contained with its own carpark and outdoor area. There are three bedrooms: two double rooms and the third has three single beds. Bring your own sheets, pillowslips and towels or at $20pp per stay we can supply them. Duvets, duvet covers and pillows are supplied. There is a well stocked small kitchen and a dining/living area. The house is nestled on a hillside; surrounded by native forest and with an abundance of native birds. Awake to the orchestra of birdsong. The lake & beach are just across the road from The Fat Pigeon. It's a deep, clean lake surrounded by pristine rainforest. It's perfect for kayaking, boating, skiing etc, swimming and fishing. There are also many walks in the area. We have kayaks and bikes available for you to use free of charge. Great for families. We have a portacot, highchair, lego & duplo, board games & some books. A big plus is our trampoline right next to the picnic area. Covered area to store your own bikes. THINGS TO DO - SWIMMING -HIKING and BIKING AROUND HERE AS AS IN THE FAMOUS REDWOOD FOREST. -BOATING AND VISITING HOT POOLS ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE LAKE -KAYAKING -BIKING, (2 BIKES AVAILABLE) BOARD GAMES, PETANQUE AND JUST HANGING OUT -WIRELESS INTERNET AVAILABLE. We use grid connected solar power for our electricity and try to live as sustainably as possible with recycling, composting facilities & even have a solar oven guests can use. We have a covered in luxury pontoon boat that we use to explore the lake & guests particularly enjoy the trip to hotwater beach & a secluded hot pool only accessible by boat or a 3 to 4 hr walk. Wonderful to swim from the boat in summer. We give a discount to guests for a 2 & 1/2 hr trip. Some reviews from Alana "Lovely spot, very well set up with everything we needed! All was very clean and exactly as described online. Liz and Mike were lovely hosts, came to say hello & briefly chat then left us to it. Our 2 year old loved the trampoline, the books & pictures of birds in the house, and especially the beach across the road! It was our first visit to Tarawera and we were there for a wedding so didn’t get to experience everything on offer, we will definitely be back! COME AND ENJOY A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE at The Fat Pigeon." And from Marcela "Beautiful and totally enjoyable place, amazing location and the most lovely and welcoming hosts. Second time here and we're planning our return." Come and join us at this stunning location. Occasionally we rent the whole house....6 bedrooms, both levels. Minimum of 6 days for whole house and during peak times ( 20th December to 31st January) preference given to those who want a week or more. Contact us for more information, price & availability.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet friendly
Linen: please enquire
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Electric blankets
Heat pump
High Chair
Accessible Bathroom
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Double(s), 1 Bunk(s), 1 King single(s)


Average Rating: 5
1 total review

Great spot for multifamily get-together. The perfect set-up. Loved the use of the kayaks.



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
20 Dec - 31 Jan $140 / Night for 4 guests$204 Nights
Rest of year$130 / Night for 4 guests$152 Nights
20 Dec - 31 Jan
$140 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 4 Nights
Rest of year
$130 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
Preference given to booking enquires of a week or more during peak season from 20th Dec to 31st January.

Duvets, covers & pillows are provided. Please BYO sheets, pillowcases & towels. Or they can be hired for $20pp per stay.

This is not a house for parties. Please leave it tidy for the next guests or if you'd prefer pay a $100 cleaning fee.


Rent Self Contained Flat.
If you want to rent just the bottom level. it is $120 for 4 people & $15pp extra people. BYO linen & towels. This has 3 bedrooms, small kitchen, toilet & bathroom, living area & outdoor area with BBQ. After 12th the whole house is available.
Available all year


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