The Shack

State Highway 30, Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

WEEKEND RETREAT, SURPRISE ROMANTIC WEEKEND? GIRLS WEEKEND? FAMILY SUMMER HOLIDAY Lake front, beach, and own jetty. The shack is 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 beside the open fire, enjoy a hot pool (across the lake by boat) or swim in the soda springs (8 min drive). Sunset Cocktails or Breakfast on the boat shed 'drawbridge'. Plumbed outdoor bath for soaking in. Rowboat, stand up paddle board and 3 kayaks.(2 single and 1 double) available for use at your own risk. Some care is needed with small children due to the house being water front and like many Lake Rotoiti houses is alongside the state highway (there will be some rumbles early mornings from logging trucks passing through).The house though is fenced and gated from the road and the balcony has a 'stable' door designed to assist with keeping small children and toddlers in. A living area with open fire 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 winter and summer nights. The original kitchen has mostly new appliances (no dishwasher). 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 has its own verandah 'draw bridge' for summer play or sunset drinks on our lazybeans bean bags. Our Rotoiti based bach managers will greet and farewell you. The shack is an absolutely waterfront iconic family Bach.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen not provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Oil heaters

Bed layout

3 Double(s), 2 Single(s)


Average Rating: 5
8 total reviews

Angela hardy
Go and totally relax and enjoy this little slice of heaven.... Its an absolute treasure on the waters edge... you won't want to leave!!
Margi Williams
Absolutely loved staying at The Shack! Plenty of room for friends & family, beautiful views, peacefully surrounded by lake Rotoiti. We have booked again in June & will make it a regular holiday stay ☺️
Gretchen Fraser
Lovely spot by the lake. Such a cute house.
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
1 Dec - 1 May $250 / Night for 1 guest2 Nights
Rest of year$175 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
Rest of year$200 / Night for 3 guests2 Nights
1 Dec - 1 May
$250 / Night for 1 guest
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$175 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$200 / Night for 3 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
**SPECIAL** Rate for couples 1 May to 1December $175
Rates for 3 or more people 1 May to 1 December $200 Holiday weekends exempted.

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

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.

No extra charge per guest - flat rate of just $200 per night (winter) $250 summer.

Weekly rates are negotiable outside the summer peak. "Make an offer"


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