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

Lake Okareka, Rotorua

9.8/10 (26 ratings)

#9594 - Lake Okareka - Bach or holiday home - Listed Nov 2009 - Shortlisted by 696 members


  • 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".

"No.1" ranked property in New Zealand on Bookabach.

This property is better than many luxury lodges in New Zealand 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.

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. Accommodation Info Guide and Wedding Info PDF available on request which outlines more details on the property & FAQs.

Black House on the Point has a QUALMARK Holiday House rating of 4 star plus, assessed as at 1 Nov 2012. 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) ;

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

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  •  Amazing property and location. Highly recommended! 

  •  awesome place for family reunion, highly recommended. 

  •  Location and facilities superb. Little disappointed with cleanliness on arrival in one or two areas. Overall a great venue. 

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Things to do

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