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Comfortable character home near Rotorua lakefront, fast Wifi, free Netflix!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Our home is located close to the Waiteti Stream and the Ngongotaha lakefront park. Access to Lake Rotorua is an easy 2 minute stroll around the corner. Our home was originally built in the 1930's and we have enjoyed refurbishing it during the time that we have been the owners, all the while being careful to maintain its charm. It features 3 bedrooms, 1 large modern bathroom as well as 2 lounge areas and a modern kitchen. Each lounge areas has separate heating with one of these being a log fireplace. The property is completely fenced with lawn at the front and rear of the house for kids to enjoy. The house also has a lock-up garage.

Gert Taljaard
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Gert Taljaard

As a couple we have worked in the hospitality industry all of our lives and we enjoy the opportunity to meet new people while sharing our character home and the amazing city of Rotorua with visitors.

Gert Taljaard purchased this house in 2008

Why Gert Taljaard chose Ngongotaha

This house had so much potential when we bought it and we fell in love with its charm and quirkiness. The location close to Lake Rotorua and the world famous Waiteti trout stream made this even more appealing.

What makes this house unique

We have modernised the interior over the years in order to provide our visitors with comfort, including additional heating as well as the modern bathroom and kitchen.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed staying at your property it was quiet, convenient and lovely to have a log fire.
Jul 2018
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Ngongotaha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please switch off all lights and heating before departing the property
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Comfortable character home near Rotorua lakefront, fast Wifi, free Netflix!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews

Great House right by the lake!

  • 5 of 5

The home by the lake was great for my girlfriend and I! It had everything we needed for cooking and was a short drive into the town as well a a very short walk to the lake which has beautiful views. Gert was also very helpful during the check in process and was always quick in addressing any questions. I would definitely recommend this place as well as stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lots of room

  • 4 of 5

Well appointed kitchen and bathroom, generous bedrooms and lovely garden areas; an excellent place for basing yourself out of for touring all around Rotorua which is mere minutes away.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

Tanya and her husband were excellent hosts meeting us on arrival and answering all our questions. The house is fantastic - luxurious bathroom with deep bath and great shower, soft comfortable blankets and beds, well appointed kitchen and we appreciated the dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer very much. The heat pump and fire with heat transfer system would be lovely in the colder months. The house has great indoor/outdoor flow with a front and back garden which is fully enclosed so we could let our two toddlers run around without issue. Highly recommend - exceptional value for money.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Rotorua Airport
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Lake Rotorua lakefront


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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