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Careem BnB

Facing east, enjoy sunrises with unobstructed views to farmland and Mt Tarawera in the distance
Main bedroom, queen sized slat bed, is so quiet that guests say they get a very sound sleep
A clear winters day, with crisp clean air and clear blue water
Pull out sofa in lounge. Makes up to a comfy spare bed
Sometimes we are treated to a tachnicolour sunrise like this!
View from your entrance. Relax on the deck, in the gardn or dip your feet in the lake from our jetty
We love to grow our own organic produce. Recent crop of strawberries.
1 of 7Facing east, enjoy sunrises with unobstructed views to farmland and Mt Tarawera in the distance
Private Room , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island
Careem BnB is located in a picturesque setting, privately located right on the waters edge of Lake Okareka. Only a 15 minute drive form the Rotorua City Centre.

The tranquil location of Careem BnB will have you feeling relaxed and leaving rejuvenated.

Careem BnB is a self contained apartment with a separate double bedroom and ensuite, as well as a lounge and kitchenette. If your reservation is for two people who do not share the same bed, please ask to have the comfortable pull out couch made up for you. For bookings of 3 or 4 people, you will have the second bedroom with twin beds, which is on the same level, but not attached to the main BnB. It is a “sleep out” (bedroom only, no bathroom) which is suitable for older children and adults.

Take a dip in the lake, borrow our kayakas for an unforgettable paddle through mirror-like water...
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About the Owner, Carol B
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Apr 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 9 reviews and 1 property
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in March 2018

Tim M
Camden, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

The welcome from Carol and Mike at Careem was a warm one. Facilities provided at Careem were comprehensive and the location was spectacular – with Lake Okareka a matter of metres away at the bottom of the garden. We arrived in New Zealand from Australia late in the afternoon and drove straight to Careem, phoning Carol to let her know...

Kirsten P
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017
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Just under 15 minutes from downtown Rotorua, this was a great find! We were a family of 4 adults traveling together and found Careem BnB a perfect place for us. It sits on a beautiful lake (much bigger than it appears in the photos). You can kayak into the inlets and caves or walk the walking paths and enjoy the...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    1 Sofa
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Default 2 nights
R 1 539
R 11 545
A$1 200
2 Apr 2018 -
31 Oct 2018
2 nights
R 1 587
1 Nov 2018 -
13 Dec 2018
2 nights
R 1 780
14 Dec 2018 -
6 Jan 2019
2 nights
R 1 876
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  • Cleaning fee: R 241 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Lake Okareka is one of four small lakes lying between Lake Rotorua and Lake Tarawera. Just 15 minutes form the popular tourist destination of Rotorua.

Lake Okareka is home to a charming lakeside community who enjoy the serenity of living 'out of town' surrounded by hills, farmland and native New Zealand bush.

The lake, forest, reserves and walking tracks offer a range of recreational opportunities for both local residents and visitors.
Anglers find good sport in the lake as well as recreational boaties and simmers during the summer months.

Borrow the free kayaks at Careem BnB and take and explore the lake at your own speed.

While staying on Lake Okareka you must do the Lake Okareka walkway, a gorgeous lakeside boardwalk (pram and wheel chair friendly) which starts right next...
Car recommended
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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