Rainbow Retreat, Lake Tarawera

Bach is at the peaceful end of Spencer Road

8.2/10 (17 ratings) 100 Guest Comments

#6127 - Lake Tarawera - Bach or holiday home - Listed Apr 2008


  • 11people (max)
  • 4bedrooms
  • 3bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • Enjoy one of the most spectacular, uninterrupted views of Lake and Mount Tarawera
  • Pool table, darts and impressive Kauri 'Lava Bar'
  • Two separate living areas in the house

Our very well appointed and extremely peaceful bach has the most breathtaking views of Mount and Lake Tarawera, which is situated at the quiet end of the lake approximately 20 minutes from Rotorua. Surrounded by mature bush & native birdlife you can simply relax amidst the natural beauty that is uniquely Tarawera or for those seeking that trophy trout our excellent boat access, dry boatshed, and close proximity to launching is sure to appeal.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll enjoy unwinding over a drink at the Retreat’s very own “Lava Bar” with a billiards/pool table and dart board. For the more energetic, the Retreat offers badminton, boules, croquet and use of our ¾ tennis court with equipment supplied. Children can occupy themselves outside for ages with sporting activities or hide and seek in the massive garden or inside with the expansive set of board games!

Enjoy the spectacular views whilst using the bbq on the very large deck. Lots of comfortable outdoor furniture supplied to soak up the scenery. Inside, there’s a log burner (wood supplied) and the two living areas offer lots of space for the family to spread out. Add on the well equipped kitchen with high chair for toddlers, stereo, TV/Freeview, DVD/video [Sky is installed bring your own decoder], laundry and you really have a home away from home.

This really is a slice of heaven. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Please note the bedroom with 2 single bunk beds is under the house and does not get used as often as the other bedrooms. Therefore it needs to be aired out on arrival as it smells musty. There is a dehumidifer provided and there are doors and windows to open.

Our bach is an older home and comes complete with a water tank so guests need to be water wise. The bach is not to be confused with a modern, sleek and upmarket home - its a comfortable place with everything provided.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • TV


  • Bedroom #1 Main House

    1 x Cot
    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom #2 Main House

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

  • Bedroom #3 Sleepout

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom #4 Under House

    2 x Bunk bed

Service level

Linen: Bring your own linen.

Cleaning: Cleaning provided. Additional charge of $60.00 per stay applies.


Cleaning (Required, $60.00 per stay) ;

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Owner/Manager contact details will be provided by Bookabach once you've made a booking request.

  • Stay for 4 nights and pay for 3 nights! Not valid for periods where last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes public holidays. Book a four night stay and only pay for three nights!. The free night excludes public holidays and long weekends.

Special conditions

Prices for up to 8 people. Each additional person $20 extra per night. Two night minimum stay.
Bond required for each stay, refunded after inspection.
Pets on request please.
Linen service available - POA.
No smoking anywhere.

**Please note: No last minute bookings**

***Prefer family bookings or very responsible adult groups with good feedback***

Guest Comments (100)

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 Location was fantastic and the views were fabulous. The house was roomy and warm with plenty to do to keep everyone busy. We are coming back! :) 

 great view, pool table, but otherwise the house is tired and needs renovation. but we enjoyed our stay and that what matters 

 The location was very nice, the views were stunning and the setup was perfect for our three families to stay together. 

 Quiet cosy location with spectacular views. Lots to do. We had a great time. 

 We loved the batch, we wanted somewhere for our 4 generation extended family - this was great. A great selection of games meant fun for all ages. Since some of the previous reports parts of the batch have been nicely modernised. The sleepout with the ensuite bathroom was greatly appreciated by our 80 year old. We had a great time. 

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$175-$300 NZD per night

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Things to do

  • Boat Hire
  • Cafes/Restaurants
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Walks
  • Historical Sites
  • Hot Pools
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis