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469 Spencer Road
Lake Tarawera
New Zealand

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“Such a great place, we felt at home right away. Love being at Lake Tarawera - so much to do or the choice to do absolutely nothing.”
Jenny, October 2020

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Barmy Bellbird - Lake Tarawera Rotorua accommodation

About this place

The Balmy-Barmy Bellbird - a charming haven to escape and enjoy a well-earned break. An idyllic Holiday House at beautiful Lake Tarawera. If your soul needs a little soothing after a tough year, come and relax at the Balmy-Barmy. Enjoy beautiful New Zealand wine and cheeses, boating, fishing, swimming, walks and picnics by the lake. Rent the whole house or for people travelling by themselves, or couples, just rent the Butterfly Suite. Ideal accommodation for Girl-Trips - especially Wine & Foodies re-kindling connections. Perfect location for enjoying and exploring Lake Tarawera - lots to do for the "active relaxer", or do nothing at all. Great for guests coming to walk the Lake Tarawera Trail, take an Eco-tour or explore the Buried Village. A good swimming beach is just a few minutes walk away for spending long, lazy days by the water's edge. Sit on top kayaks are all part of the package. There is an easy to access boat ramp about 700 metres down the road for boaties. Walking trails are on your doorstep and The Barmy Bellbird is itself set in a beautiful garden. This property is deliciously warm in winter and guests can enjoy a huge deck with a covered Pergola upstairs year round. Just perfect for long summer nights laughing with friends and family. The Barmy has three very comfortable guest rooms and two bathrooms downstairs, and a well equipped kitchen, entertaining area and another bathroom upstairs. This delightful country-feel Holiday House is perfect for relaxed holidays and so homely you'll settle right in. Gwen and Mario are experienced hosts who really care about their guests. Between them, they have an incredible knowledge of the local area and nearby Lake Okataina. Gwen has lots of local knowledge for walking in the area and Mario is a keen hunter and fisherman. If three rooms is not enough, you can rent the place next door as well - which is super handy for a lovely gaggle of girls coming for a few days away or for family occasions.


Ask By arrangement Cooked breakfast Cooked dinner Help yourself breakfast Help yourself dinner NZ cuisine Organic produce Self-catering Tea and coffee available

Our accommodation best suits

Conference attendance Couples Grandparents/parents with children Job relocation Motorhomes Patients undergoing treatment Single travellers Solo parent and child

Car parking

Off-street Yes

Motorhome parking

Off-street Yes


Guest lounge Host lounge (shared TV) Yes

Sky TV

Flat screenFreeview Freeview Guest lounge Host lounge (shared TV with SKY)x Not available Yes


Board games DVD collection Library/books available Lake Tarawera Trail and Eco-tour. Swimming, fishing, kayaking

Internet access

Broadband Wireless

Kitchen facilities

Ask Host kitchen by arrangement Yes - fully self-contained


Home heating Yes

Washing machine / dryer

Washing machine - no charge Yes


Bed linen and towels

Hobbies and Interests

Arts, Craft & Literature Astronomy Beach, Lakes & Rivers Brewing Camping Crafts Cuisine/cooking Cycling Eco-friendly Entertaining Family Friendly Family time Fishing Gardening Grandchildren Hunting Mountain biking Music Photography Reading Rugby Running/fitness Sports Swimming Tramping Travel Walking Water sports Wine & Food Writing Yoga

Special Features

Ideal accommodation for walking the Lake Tarawera Trail and Eco-tour.
Wonderful hosts! Great Holiday House, terrific value
Lake access for swimming, kayaking, bushwalks
Wonderful covered in deck for all round outdoor enjoyment
Property Details
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Child friendly Ask
Smokers x
Pets ok x
Pick ups
Has pets x
Barmy Bellbird - Whole House

Beautiful property with three guest rooms downstairs and upstairs living. Now available selected dates in January and February 2021

Room Type Bathroom Type Single rate Couple rate Extra Adult Extra Adult
Whole House - Three Guest rooms One ensuite (with Master) and two bathrooms $200.00 $220.00 $40.00 $20.00
Butterfly Suite

The beautiful Butterfly Suite is a guest room looking out to the garden. Warm, cosy and comfy with it's own bathroom. Quality linen and mattress.

Room Type Bathroom Type Single rate Couple rate Extra Adult Extra Adult
Queen Guest bathroom $70.00 $90.00 $0.00 $0.00