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

Lake Okareka, Rotorua

9.7/10 (31 ratings) 61 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.

Better than many luxury lodges and at a fraction of what they charge.

Includes a private sandy beach, jetty for boats to park up, 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.

Std 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. Peaks rates apply on certain dates.Accommodation Info and Wedding Info PDF's available on request which outlines more info & FAQs.

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
  • Broadband Internet
  • Canoe(s)
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dinghy
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • 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.

  • 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 :)

Guest Comments (61)

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 What an amazing property. It was the perfect place to celebrate a family occasion with enough room to accommodate the whole family with varying ages of kids. Thank you! We will be back. 

 Fantastic spot, great place, they've thought of everything. Can't wait to return. 

 Great property in a great location and with excellent facilities and more than enough room for our three family groups. Bach was well presented, very clean and tidy and pretty much faultless as far as we were concerned. A most enjoyable 4 nights - the whole family group enjoyed themselves and will most certainly be back again soon! 

 Stunning location, private, beautiful gardens, lots of break out spaces, to relax if there are a large group of you. 

 Incredible position - private, tranquil and lovely views. The house is very spacious and able to accommodate multiple families easily. It is well stocked which is nice (s & p, glad wrap, tea towels, toilet paper etc.) and has plenty of heaters for the winter months which kept the house warm. We also enjoyed the fire with lots of fire wood. We loved our stay here and would highly recommend it to others looking to spend time in the Rotorua area. 

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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