The Retreat

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Waikuta Lakeside Retreat offers luxury accommodation for smaller groups of discerning and free independent travellers.

Well suited for short term holidays, small families holidaying together, small groups of friends, family reunions and private celebrations,

The Retreat is very tastefully decorated in modern tones and furnishings, warm and comfortable couches and beds with the accent on rest and relaxation is the theme here in a stunning lakeside setting.

Just walk off the back deck across the grass and you are at the lake edge which is a very safe and shallow depth for children and nervous swimmers.

Large front and rear decks, comfortable and intimate lounge spaces with direct views to the lake, comfortable window seats in alcove spaces, The Retreat has been designed for open plan living to emphasise the stunning location and setting. very suitable for all ages and abilities with a spa pool on the lakeside deck.

The Retreat offers 4 luxury bedrooms offering private space with individual bathrooms for each bedroom.

We offer 2 x flat screen TV’s, One with SKY Digital and One a DVD player only. High speed Wi-Fi is included at no charge.

All bedrooms in the Retreat have double glazed windows, electric blankets, warm and cosy duvets, luxury pillows, comfortable beds and bedside lamps.

The Retreat has double glazed windows to capture the all-day sun and warmth as it moves around the property.

A large flued gas heater and smaller individual heaters provide both larger area heating and bedroom heating to you preference and individual requirements.

A fully stocked kitchen with a gas cooking hob and under bench electric oven, dishwasher, microwave and kitchen mod cons provide a wonderful kitchen away from your home kitchen experience.

A lakeside BBQ on the deck offers great options for outside cooking and catering at the Retreat .

Large bench spaces, plenty of platters, serving ware and extra crockery, cutlery and glassware make it so easy to enjoy a home away from home meal and culinary option for holidays, private celebrations, reunions, an additional indoor dining table and chairs can be made available.

On the lakeside deck there is a large dining setting  for eight with a shade umbrella to enjoy the outdoors and lazy lakeside BBQ’s.

At the Retreat the emphasis is on relaxed indoor and outdoor activities, DVD’s and CD’s, Board games and a generous book collection, adult and children’s kayaks and lifejackets and a lakeside spa are all inclusive for your  personal use, there is also secure storage space if you bring your own equipment, bikes and toys, no noisy jet skis please.

The Retreat is situated in a very quiet and secluded location with excellent trout fishing nearby, entertaining resident ducks on the lake, mountains, local attractions, mountain biking, walking and hiking, local markets, sporting and cultural events, Maori culture and wonderful restaurants catering to all tastes are all within a short distance away from the Retreat and the choice of  13 different lakes in the Rotorua Lakes district to explore and enjoy.

We are happy to arrange pantry fillers of your personal grocery order ready for when you arrive, airport transfers, daily and mid stay housekeeping services, in house chef or pre-prepared catering and late check outs are all available on request and at an additional charge.

Packages and prices are negotiable on request, our only requirement and stipulation is as this is a very quiet and private residential location that a 10pm outside noise curfew applies.

We ask that you agree to these conditions before you arrive and comply with them during your stay here at the Retreat.

In turn we also ensure your peaceful enjoyment of the property is our main concern and you have the holiday you’ll remember for a very long time.

We can supply baby goods on request– Porta cot, High Chair and change table.

Children 3 years of age and under stay for FREE.

Our past guests have kindly given us some very positive reviews calling the Retreat an exceptional space to enjoy independent activities on the lake.

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First Floor

  • Entryway from private parking on the property
  • Lakeside deck with outdoor setting for 8
  • Courtyard dining for 6 with a lovely flowing water feature and secluded garden space.
  • Large lounge room with comfortable leather couches, Flat screen TV and Sky digital with surround sound.
  • Open plan kitchen with all the mod cons with two separate window seat areas overlooking the lake and the courtyard – dining indoors with an extending table for up to 8 guests.
  • Large spa pool on the lakeside deck.
  • Master bedroom with Super King sized bed, ensuite bathroom with large shower, walk in wardrobe, ranch slider onto spa pool area and deck.

Second Floor

  • 2 large King Size bed/bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms and lake views with ranch slider access to the balcony with separate table and chairs for each room.
  • 3rd bedroom has a queen size bed/bedroom with lovely rural views and is located beside the main bathroom.
  • Main bathroom with a large bathtub, shower over the bath, basin, toilet and heated towel rail

The Policies

  • Smoking is not permitted inside Waikuta Lakeside Lodge and Retreat
  • Pets are permitted under prior arrangement
  • Reservation holders and all guests agree not to hold the Waikuta Lakeside Lodge and Retreat liable for any injury or for the damage or loss of personal property during their stay.
  • Strictly no outside noise or celebrations or any other activities which could cause disruption to our neighbours after 10pm – Failing to do so will result in a fine or immediate termination of your booking.


Check in – 2pm until late

Check out – 10am Late check out available by prior arrangement

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