The Shack - Boatshed and Bach

State Highway 30, Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua
8
Max Guests
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathroom

About this Holiday House

Lake front Bach with boatshed and own jetty. An original 1920's Kauri fishing lodge that whilst retaining its character and atmosphere has been quietly updated with small touches. Summer, sleep on the balcony with the windows folded back, kayak along the lakefront to the local store or relax on the small private beach or boatshed veranda while your children play or master the kayaks or rowboat. Winter, laze on the balcony bed, read or play cards beside the open fire, or soak in the plumbed outdoor bath. Sunset Cocktails or Breakfast on the boat shed 'drawbridge' deck. A living area with open fire (wood supplied but bring or chop your own kindling and firestarters) opens out onto the balcony room with bifolding windows over the lake. The 3 bedrooms are small but well appointed with quality duvets, bedside lamps, electric blankets etc. The balcony bed is sought after for starlit summer nights. ( It could be a bit chilly winter nights- we recommend maximum 6 guests because of this but it’s up to you). The original kitchen has a stove, fridge/freezer and microwave (no dishwasher). There is a 2nd fridge/freezer in the boatshed. Separate laundry, toilet and shower. Boat launching 2-3 km's away at either Gisborne Point or Hinehopu, The Shack has its own jetty for overnight mooring. There is parking for cars, boat/trailor but you will need to be able to "5 point turn". The boat shed and it’s verandah 'draw bridge' is fully available for your use - along with the rowboat, stand up paddle board and 4 kayaks (3 singles & 1 double). Bean bags, sofa, and chairs ready for sunset drinks, lakeside lunches or dinners in the boatshed. Unfortunately we discourage preschoolers staying. The shack is fenced from the road but definitely not child or pet proofed. There are also concerns with the jetty, boatshed deck and open fire with preschoolers. The shack like many Lake Rotoiti houses is alongside the state highway and there will be early morning rumbles especially on weekday mornings. (Our rates are reflective of this). Our Rotoiti based bach manager may meet you on arrival and collect your key as you depart. $80 cleaning fee per stay - tidy, do dishes, remove rubbish & close up boatshed but leave the vacuuming and wiping to our cleaner! You will need to take all your rubbish and recycling with you. There is kerbside rubbish collection Monday mornings (so ok if you leave Sundays) but no recycling. (What you bring in you need to take out with you - like boating or tramping. We refill our chilly bins - others bring their recycling bins from home). The shack is an absolutely waterfront family Bach.

Details and amenities

Kids: please enquire
Pet: please enquire
Linen not provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Features
BBQ
Dinghy
Kayak(s)
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Kitchen
Freezer
Fridge
Microwave
Oven
Bathroom
Bath
Shower
Laundry
Dryer
Extra Bedding
Iron
Washing Machine
Parking
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Other
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Fridge/Freezer
Oil heaters
Toaster

Bed layout

3 Double(s), 2 Single(s)

Reviews

Average Rating: 5
11 total reviews

Georgina
I can honestly say that this is one of the most unique and special places I’ve ever stayed, it has an amazing vibe and you won’t want to leave! Paddle boarding and drinks during sunset, toasting marshmallows over the open fire and listening to records - if you need a relaxing getaway this is it!
Boris Sokratov
We've now stayed at the Shack 4 times. What more needs to be said? To be completely candid it's a privilege Lucy and her family let other people share this idyllic piece of paradise. The place is outstanding. Tastefully refurbished. Everything you need to be comfortable you'll find at The Shack. The Boat shed is a gem and having your own private jetty and lake access is extra special.
Dave Gray
The Shack is a wonderful place to chill out after a hard year. Great views over the lake, with kayaks, a paddle board and a dinghy provided. The back as quaint with a wonderful sunroom area that looks out over the lake - a great place to have an early morning breakfast. Key spots are the day bed in the sunroom and the large couch in the living room for reading. The Shack has a boat house with a small deck and bean bags - a great place to relax after a days fishing with a few beers. The Shack is well equipped and Lucy a great to deal with and very helpful. There is also plenty of bush walk and sites of interest in the area. Rotorua is not far away and there is the Redwoods, Lake Tarawera and the Blue and Green lakes nearby. This is our third visit to the Shack and we will definitely be back. It is a great spot to relax.
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Availability

Rates

Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Oct - 1 May $300 / Night for 4 guests$202 Nights
20 Dec - 9 Feb $350 / Night for 4 guests$207 Nights
Rest of year$250 / Night for 4 guests$202 Nights
1 Oct - 1 May
$300 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
20 Dec - 9 Feb
$350 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 7 Nights
Rest of year
$250 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
$80 cleaning fee per stay - leave the house tidy, dishes done, rubbish removed, boatshed sorted but leave the vacuuming and wiping to our cleaner.

Winter rate 1 May- 1 November 250 per night for 4 people- $20 each extra person per night. 2 night minimum. (Labour week, Queen bday Easter at summer rate below). Note we recommend 6 people maximum over winter due to the balcony bed being chilly mid winter - but it’s up to you.

Summer 1 Nov-1 May $300 for 4 people- $20 each extra person per night. 2 night minimum.

Summer Peak - 20 Dec - 9 Feb $350 up to 4 people. $20 per person extra. Minimum stay 7 nights. (Unless it fits a gap in the calendar).

I usually reply to enquiries within 24 hours so check your junk folder if there is no reply after 1-2 days.

Sorry we are unable to supply linen.
Minimum of 2 nights stay except over summer holidays/Easter when minimum is 7 nights over summer holidays (unless it fits a gap in the calendar), Easter 4 nights minimum, holiday weekends 3 nights minimum. Priority over summer and school holidays will be given for longer stays.

You will need to take all your rubbish and recycling with you. There is kerbside rubbish collection Monday mornings ( ok if you leave Sundays) but no recycling. What you bring in you need to take out with you - like boating or tramping. We refill our chilly bins - others bring their recycling bins from home.

Location

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