BLACK HOUSE ON THE POINT - NZ's best Holiday House

Former fishing lodge built circa 1940 regarded by some as the BEST HOLIDAY HOUSE IN NEW ZEALAND.

9.8/10 (39 ratings) 69 Guest Comments

#9594 - Lake Okareka - Bach or holiday home - Listed Nov 2009


  • 19people (max)
  • 6bedrooms
  • 3bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • SLEEPS 15 PLUS!!

Former fishing lodge built circa 1940 regarded by some as the BEST HOLIDAY HOUSE IN NEW ZEALAND.

2014 Golden Piwa Awards finalist and Silver medal winner, for "best setting" in New Zealand.

Cheaper to book than Lake Okareka Lodge, the other amazing property on this lake. They charge $10,000 per night! Save your money and stay here!

Black House on the Point includes a private sandy beach, 2 jetties, diving board and pontoon. Large lawn areas meticulously managed that look more like golf greens plus park like grounds with native birds in abundance. Plenty of room to land and park your helicopter.

Has 6 large bedrooms with beds for 15, 2 lounges, big kitchen, decks out to both sides of the peninsula, modern interior, cosy and comfortable furniture.

Large wood fire exists in lounge, heating in all rooms plus 8 seater Hot Spring spa to relax & unwind in. Sitting by the fire looking out on the lake in winter is breath taking.

Guest numbers greater than 15 can be accommodated with stretcher beds or by tenting on one of the lawns by negotiation.

Comes with super tramp, swing for the kids, canadian canoe, dinghy, fishing rods etc.

The property is typically used for weekend getaways and special family occasions. Fantastic spot for creating fond memories! Kids love the place.

Great to stay at in both summer and winter.

Rate is $695/night for upto 6 people then $60/head after that. Kids 5 and under $5/head and kids 6-13 $30/head. Peak rates on specific dates apply. Accommodation Info PDF and Wedding & Function Info PDF available on request which outlines more details on the property & FAQs.

Black House on the Point holds a QUALMARK Holiday House rating of 4 star plus. 4 star plus = Excellent - consistently achieves high quality levels. Property also holds a QUALMARK Enviro Award.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Canoe(s)
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dinghy
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Spa pool
  • Special events venue
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Vehicle available
  • Washing machine


  • D/Stairs bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • D/Stairs bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Super king bed

  • U/Stairs bedroom 3

    1 x King bed

  • U/Stairs bedroom 4

    1 x King bed

  • U/Stairs bedroom 5

    1 x King bed
    1 x Single bed

  • U/Stairs bedroom 6 Master Bedroom

    1 x King bed

Service level

Linen: Linen supplied and included with rental.

Cleaning: Cleaning provided. Additional charge of $100.00 per stay applies.


Cleaning (Required, $100.00 per stay) ; Linen (Included) ; Duvets & mink blankets supplied to all beds (Optional, $100.00 per stay) ; Refundable damage bond (Required, $200.00 per stay) ;

Request a booking

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

  • 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights!

  • Free complimentary bottle of Tohu Sauvignon Blanc with every booking.

  • Free use of 12ft dinghy, canadian canoe, surf ski, adult and child lifejackets, spinning and fly fishing rods plus tyre tubes for floating around the lake in.

  • Baby / kids things avail for free on request include wooden cot, portacot, highchair, changing table, single or double mountain buggy, kids toys, little kids wetsuits (3).

Special conditions

For terms of rental, pricing information and FAQs please email a request for the Accommodation Info PDF :)

No pets allowed inside.

Guest Comments (69)

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 Absolutely beautiful. The view is so breathing and beautiful. The house was perfect for our large group. The house and facilities offered a lot! I highly recommend it. 

 We had 2 families with 4 young kids each and they never ran out of things to do. Plenty of room for them to disappear from us adults but still be in a very safe environment. The location and scenery is beautiful and the house was big so we could spread out and presented to the highest standard. Our overseas guests were taken back with everything this place had to offer and it made us proud to be kiwis and showcasing our country. Thanks again for allowing us to stay at your property. 

 An absolutely amazing property! Stunning view and beautiful property - the real wow factor! We had a brilliant time thanks. 

 Great location, well thought out, excellent facilities that are all in good working order. Great to deal with. 

 The natural setting was excellent, with direct access to the lake, a very picturesque location, and close proximity to a scenic walking trail. Our only regret was that we became so enamored of our environs that we forgot to take pictures (other than those of peopleless landscapes). Don't make the same mistake! A tip to non-entomologists traveling during summer: don't leave the windows open at night unless you'd like to invite insects into the house. We learned that the hard way... 

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$695+ NZD per night

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Things to do

  • Boat Hire
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Walks
  • Horse Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis