Welcoming entrance floor. Your bathroom on this floor. Sleeping and living upstairs. Washing basket - happy to provide a laundry service when we are around. Comfortable and stylish sleeping area. Brand new queen mattress. Heat pump/air conditioning unit. .

Entire home/apt

3 Guests


1 Bed

Entire home/apt

3 Guests


1 Bed

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About this listing

A self-contained studio, just a stones throw away from the Redwoods Forest. Ideal for mountain bike enthusiasts, walkers, or tourists. A quiet, safe and secure property. Fresh continental breakfast supplied. TV and wifi (no data limits). Plenty of safe street free parking available outside the property.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $19 AUD / night after 2 guests


The space

This charming space is perfect for all adventure seekers ready to explore Rotorua's thermal wonderland. It's a fully self contained studio loft, only a two minute walk to the Redwoods Forest.
Lynmore is a beautiful neighbourhood, with a tennis club and the Redwoods shopping centre within a very easy walking distance. If traveling without a car, the local bus service is fantastic - buses into town every 10-15 minutes. Only ten minutes by car in the other direction is the fantastic Blue and Green Lakes and Lake Tarawera.
Flat screen TV and Wifi access (no data limits) to keep you in touch with home and help with your planning. There's a small self contained kitchenette with a two burner cook-top, microwave, fridge, tea and coffee facilities.
We supply bedding and towels to sink into after an adrenalin filled day out exploring the sights.
To keep you in total comfort throughout the seasons there is a reverse cycle heat pump/air conditioning unit. The loft is above a garage (though not in use) but has it's own entrance through a lovely cottage garden behind our home. You'll have all the privacy you could want, but we are only to happy to help you if you have any questions.
There is ample secure storage for your bikes.
If there's anything extra you need or something which might make your stay here better...just ask!

Guest access

Entire studio

Interaction with guests

We want you to enjoy your stay and we will respect your space and privacy.
However, if you have a question or need help with anything, we will be only to happy to help you.

The neighbourhood

We love Lynmore! It is green, lush and dedicated to outdoor living. Having the Redwoods and the Blue/Green lakes in the neighbourhood encourages us to get out and get active.

Getting around

Excellent bus service into town.
Parking included.

Other things to note

If there is a third guest this will be on the single mattress.
Portacot available on request
Children stay free!

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

As we live in a quiet residential neighbourhood, we ask that there is no excessively loud noise after 10pm.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay.
From Apr 26 - May 5, 2017 the minimum stay is 1 night.

307 Reviews

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Chrissy User Profile
April 2017
My sister and I stayed at "The Matchbox" for 3 nights, and it was our favorite of all the Airbnb places we've stayed at over the years! It's such a cozy loft with soft, comfy bed, sunlight streaming in through the windows, kitchenette perfect for a bit of light food prep, and nice, hot shower downstairs! The house is in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood, only a few minutes from the redwoods forest, and a short (5-10 min) car ride into town. It was a great location for us. Andy gave us lots of good recommendations about where to eat & drink, how to get around Rotorua, activities, etc. They have three incredibly cute kids, too! A really lovely family. We are Americans currently living in Australia, but had such a great time that now we want to move to New Zealand next year :) Thanks Andy and Chloe for sharing your gorgeous home with us!

Pamela User Profile
April 2017
This is a lovely quiet place to stay, so close to the beautiful Redwoods forest and with a bus into town running past the door.

We had a great time here. Everywhere was easily accessible by car. A cosy, quiet, and comfortable space. Andy gave some excellent suggestions on things to do, which were spot on. Great communication.

Edde User Profile
March 2017
Chloe and Andy were wonderful hosts, offering to suggest activities and places to see while we stayed in Rotorua. Their studio loft has a bathroom, kitchenette and is situated about 5-10 minutes drive from Rotorua in a nice, quiet neighbourhood. Recommended for couples.

Maya User Profile
March 2017
We have stayed with Chloe and Andy before and it was just lovely to see them again! It's a wonderful place, quiet, clean and very homy!

Sally User Profile
March 2017
“The matchbox” is just right for a weekend break in Rotorua. It’s very handy to the Redwoods. The bed is very comfortable, and everything is clean and tidy. The kitchenette was fine for us, and really appreciated the breakfast choices we had, lovely to have fresh fruit and milk already there. The room is large and well-lit, though the attic ceiling might be a problem for really tall people. Chloe and Andy were great to communicate with and around to help with anything we needed.

Jennifer User Profile
March 2017
We enjoyed our stay in Chloe and Andy's loft. Comfortable, clean and a bit different. A nice friendly couple, made us feel very welcome.

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Rotorua, New Zealand · Joined in February 2012
Chloe And Andy User ProfileChloe And Andy is a superhost.

Two easy going, laid back and friendly locals. We have been living in Rotorua for three years now. We LOVE the quality of life offered here.

We are a family of four and are the very proud parents of our two little boys.

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Response time: within an hour

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