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4 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Des is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Indoor fireplace
This is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

Creative cottage over the road from the lake. Sleeps up to four people.


Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 12AM (midnight)


55 Reviews

Ceels User Profile
December 2018
This is Des’s private space and every wall tells a story! Beautifully nestled in the trees with stunning vistas of Tarawera. The Lockwood house is warm, dry and comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed chilling out here and Des was a fabulous and friendly host.
Des User Profile
Response from Des:
So sorry about that Ceels I knew something had been broke still don’t know what it was ithought I would have removed any other glass when I vacuumed please accept my apologies Des
December 2018
Juliette User Profile
November 2018
We had a great stay at Des' place in the middle of nature, with an amazing view on the lake and a warm welcoming from Des, we definitely recommand it!
Liz User Profile
November 2018
Probably one of my favorite Airbnb's I've ever stayed in - Des is a legend, I'd come back in a heartbeat! Such a cool way to experience the amazing scenery and history around Rotorua, thoroughly recommend :)
Des User Profile
Response from Des:
Come back anytime Liz
November 2018
Ramya User Profile
October 2018
We had a great time at your place. we loved the stay. Very peaceful place with awesome view. Des is very friendly and welcoming. He also gave us details of places to go around. Thanks for being a great host . we will definitely come back. :) Regards, Ramya
Kathryn User Profile
October 2018
A place full of character overlooking Lake Tarawera. Des was the perfect balance of being helpful and available if needed while leaving us to it to enjoy our stay.
蓝 User Profile
November 2018
A tidy, cozy house near Lake Tarawera. Would recommend my friends to stay there during their trip.
Matthew User Profile
November 2018
Des has a lovely home with a world class view. Would absolutely stay here again!

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Joined in December 2016
Des User Profile
72 Reviews
Des is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within an hour
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