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Rotorua Homestay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $125 to $197 per couple
Only 1.9 klms from Te Puia and 5 klms from Rotorua Central.
Phone: 027 5522044
Mobile (and SMS): 0274 74 5004
Address: 17 Kerswell Terrace
Hosts: Shami & Dave McRae
Directions: 17 Kerswell Terrace, Rotorua 3015. Take Mokia Drive (at the Te Puia end) off State Highway 5, known as the Thermal Explorer Highway or Old Taupo Road. Go up the hill, turning right into Sloane Avenue and then right into Kerswell Terrace.
This boutique homestay offers a tranquil stay in a spacious garden setting, with petanque and croquet courts, outdoor seating and BBQ facilities. Relax anytime in the spa pool accompanied with its breath taking view down the valley overlooking the geysers or enjoy a refreshing drink on the deck capturing the last of the sun.
Your hosts, Shami and Dave, are a married couple who have lived in Rotorua for over 12 years. Prior to that, they balanced their time between Auckland and California (USA). Both are passionate about meeting and hosting people. They have six children and ten grandchildren spread across the globe, and really enjoy travelling abroad whenever they get the chance.
Shami loves cooking. If you are fortunate enough to book an evening meal with Shami, you are in for a gourmet delight served with a glass of their finest wine. Breakfasts are an extra but always available. You have the option of continental or Shami's famous homestyle cooked breakfast. Other meals including fine dining can be available on request.
Dave loves a good chat. He knows Rotorua like the back of his hand and works in tourism, so if you are wanting to know the best things to do, he would be more than happy to provide recommendations.
Places nearby are Tree Trust Walk, Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village, Te Puia, Kuirau Park, Skyline, Mitai Maori Cultural Evening, Redwoods, Polynesian Spa and our panoramic Lake Rotorua.