Bush backdrop - Home and Income
This elaborately packaged Lake Tarawera property is an exceptional retreat cocooned in nature. On flat land surrounded by native bush reserve, this private sanctuary carved into the hillside is the perfect reprieve from the 24-7 world. Wake to bird song, sit back and relax, enjoy the moment and live the dream. The two-storey dwelling is superbly configured for two families, or home and boutique accommodation. The double glazed upper level contains three bedrooms, an ensuite and family bathroom, and warm open living. A covered alfresco off the kitchen is a favourite dining spot. A further three bedrooms feature in the self-contained flat downstairs, which has successfully operated as The Fat Pigeon to the accommodation market. Various heating sources, including a fire and heat pumps, keep the interior ambient while 26 solar panels ensure clean, renewable and cost-effective energy. The property has its own UV filter system water supply, double garaging, carports, off-street parking, and caravan plug. A large boat shed in Otumutu Lagoon is a fabulous bonus. Lake and beach are across the road. Surrounded by pristine rainforest and famed for being a deep, clean lake full of rainbow trout, picturesque Lake Tarawera is sought for its fishing, kayaking, boating, water skiing, swimming and hot pools. One of New Zealand's largest lakes, it has a rich history, awe-inspiring beauty and wonderful nature trails. A range of popular outdoor leisure pursuits feature in the area, which lies some 20 minutes from Rotorua's CBD and airport.