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 (47 ratings) 77 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.

  • Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • 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 (77)

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 Stunning vista, perfect accommodation for our family function. A really enjoyable stay. 

 A beautiful house in a stunning location, with picture-perfect views of the lake and surrounding area. The house is spacious. We enjoyed relaxing by the roaring fire, and cooking and eating dinner together at the large dining room table. The hot tub was fantastic and very relaxing. We also enjoyed doing the 5.5km return walk on the boardwalk around Lake Okareka, with the amazing bird life and views. Close to the airport and town too, and mountain biking in the redwood forest. 

 One of the top bach of NZ. Would love the opportunity to come back in summer! 

 Great location right on the lake, spacious property with good facilities 

 Don't think you could find a better location for a holiday home by a lake. The facilities are superb and the position breathtaking. Fabulous for a get away winter or summer. 

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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