**Wytchwood Lake House - Where Time Stands Still**

Wytchwood Lake House is only steps away from the lake edge, just follow the wide garden path down to the water. This is a large house, comfortably furnished, with a warm, cosy fire in winter and doors opening onto both front and back decks for summer.

• The house offers you the master bedroom and ensuite, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, study and laundry, as well as a single carport. There are other rooms which are private.
• The sheltered back deck overlooking the garden is great for outdoor dining, while the expansive front deck overlooks Lake Rotorua, giving you great sunsets and night views of the city lights.
• You will have the house to yourself as we do not live there.
• A simple breakfast is provided for your first morning.
• Walk down the garden path to the lake and swim, kayak, or just sit and enjoy the view.
• The property is down a shared driveway and a 20 min drive from the city.

Usual Price: $190 per night

LiveLocal Price: $165 per night ✔️

On LiveLocal, a Kiwi run website, we have lower rates for guests because of lower commissions and no extra, hidden fees - just honest, all inclusive pricing.

Reviews From Kiwi Guests:

Lydia ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
October 2021
"Wytchwood Lake House is the full package. Incredible location, perfectly cosy and the most glorious welcome we've ever had to an AirBnB - soft music playing, a few treats, the fire going and a beautiful sunset! It had all the comforts of home and we couldn't speak more highly of this AirBnB and Geraldine's hospitality :)"

Michelle ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
July 2021
" Wytchwood is magical! From the moment you step through the doors you feel welcome and at home. The views to the lake are gorgeous. It's easy to get lost in all that nature offers here. The fire was cosy with plenty of wood to keep it going on a chilly winter night. The bed was comfortable and there were extra blankets if you needed but we found we didn't need them. The touches of fresh flowers was lovely and smell of spring flowers wafting through the bedroom was divine. Breakfast was plentiful, with fresh farm eggs adding to a warming start to the day. Geraldine is a wonderful host, so kind & thoughtful. We loved every moment and can't wait to return."

Derick ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
October 2020
"What a memorable stay, imprinted in our hearts and memories forever. What a special place and special space. Anyone looking for peace and quiet, a break from the norm, seeking inspiration or a new perspective, Wytchwood cottage will not disappoint. Rustic charm decorated with pieces that spark interesting conversations, if you find yourself suffering from writer's block you will be cured. This very special place will allow you to rejuvenate, be at one with nature and soak up Mother natures healing vibes. Geraldine is an outstanding host with so many thoughtful touches left for us to enjoy. Simply put, a place to experience "hygge", comfortable conviviality and all things cozy! Oh and time does stand still at Wytchwood cottage."

Sophie ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
March 2020
"What a fabulous cottage right on the lake edge! The cottage is in a beautiful, quiet, private & away from the road location over looking Lake Rotorua. We walked to the lake edge with our morning cuppa & soaked up the gorgeous view & sipped wine while the sun set from the lakeside bench seat. Bliss! The cottage is spacious & clean yet decorated in a cosy style, with great outside seating front & back. The bedroom was spacious too & the bed was really firm & comfortable. Lots of fluffy towels were provided as well as some yummy goodies such as cookies, croissants, eggs, bacon, milk. Kind use of cupboard staples such as oil, salt, pepper, jam, tea bags meant we had all the basics. Use of the kayaks was also awesome & we paddled along the lake edge on a hot sunny afternoon. After using our own mountain bikes in the Redwoods Forest we were recommended to use the Secret Spot Hot Tubs which was a perfect end to a hard afternoon riding! We’d definitely recommend this cottage - a perfect spot!"

Janet ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
April 2018
"Geraldine was an outstanding host. The cottage on Lake Rotorua was exactly as described. The interior is beautifully decorated, warm and inviting. The extra touches included a well stocked fridge and pantry. Loads of delicious food, including homemade cookies and toasted crudités to eat with Brie cheese... plenty more delicious breakfast treats along with fresh fruit. It was the glorious smelling roses in the bedroom that was a surprise. It’s always lovely to have beautiful linen and towels provided. A fireplace loaded with wood, ready to start.... If you are looking for a special few days away in a quiet location with luxuries of a 6 star hotel then this is the spot to visit. We would return if visiting Rotorua again. The drive in and out of the town is about 20 minutes so not far or difficult and worth the effort. We stayed for four nights."

Type of Accommodation:
Short Term (up to 27 days)
Long Term (28 days +)
We accept bookings through:
Direct Bank Transfer
Hosts Private Website
Guests: 2
Beds: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Property Type: House
Types of beds: Queen
Basic Amenities:
Self check-in
Private bathroom
Breakfast included
Free parking
Air conditioning
Washing machine
Extra Amenities:
Private entrance
Outdoor space
Hair dryer
Bed linen
Extra pillows
Extra towels
Laundry detergent
Clothes hangers
Indoor fireplace
Conventional oven
Coffee maker
Kettle or Jug
Hob or Cooktop
Dishes and cutlery
Pots and pans
Freeview TV
Sky TV
House Rules:
Quiet hours after 10pm
Strictly no pets
Strictly no parties
Strictly no smoking
Not suitable for kids or infants
Must not exceed maximum occupancy
Visitors welcome but not overnight
Visitors by prior approval only
No cooking of strong smelling food
Home Safety:
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector (mandatory)
Carbon monoxide detector
Digital security safe
Things to note:
Must climb stairs
Potential for noise
Pet(s) live on property
No parking on property
Some spaces are shared
Surveillance or recording devices on property
During your stay: Expect to have your own space, with help over the phone
Minimum Nights Stay: 2
Check-in time: After 3:00 pm
Checkout time: 11:00 am
The neighbourhood: There is a store 3 minutes down the road which sells essential items and a local village shopping area 10 minutes away at Ngongotaha, where there is a doctor, pharmacy, petrol station, post office, grocery store, hairdresser, etc. Hamurana Springs and Golf Course are 2 minutes down the road as is the local jetty and a great fly fishing spot. Okere Falls Store and Cafe is about 7 minutes away at Lake Rotoiti and has a fabulous range of foods and craft beers. There are many tourist attractions in the area, too many to mention, so just come and visit and see for yourself.
Details of pets on property: None
Details of surveillance on property: Motion-sensored cameras focussed on the driveway