Executive Retreat with Panoramic Views of Lake

Bach or holiday home | Lake Tarawera | #10955

9.7/10 (81 ratings)
  • 10 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Completely private, modern home with panoramic views of Lake Tarawera
  • Flying Fox,Tire swing and walkie talkies for the kids!
  • Large deck out front with comfy deck furniture, perfect for afternoon nibbles and wine

This executive house is completely private and has fabulous views of Lake Tarawera. If you are looking for peace, privacy and tranquility this is it! We have a large, open plan living area, quality furnishings, a huge sunny deck out front, 2 1/2 acres of bush and plenty of parking. You can even turn your boat in the drive without unhooking. There are walkways on our land, a rope swing and an abseiling rope into the ravine where there are glow worms.

Check out our brand new 60 meter Flying Fox on You Tube under "Lake House Uber Fox"

There is a TV, a DVD and projector for viewing movies. We have a collection of dvds for your use or you can bring your own. You can also plug in your own Ipod.

It's a peaceful place as we have no landline telephone. It allows more time for games, conversation, adventures and good food. You can drive further down Spencer Road just a minute or two to Cliff Road, a lovely local place to swim. The put-in for boats at Stoney Point Reserve is just a few minutes drive (about 2.8 kms) back towards Rotorua on Spencer Road where there is also a good playground.

If you want to venture out for a day, a short drive will take you to the popular Blue Lake or Whakarewarewa Forest, (a redwood forest) for some world-class mountain biking or walking trails. It's also a short 20 minute drive into Rotorua with a huge variety of indoor and outdoor pursuits and cafes etc.. Chill out, go hiking, swim, fish, explore, enjoy the hot pools, bike, play cards, read, or hit the town!

We have (almost) no cellphone coverage at the house. There is coverage at the end of Spencer Road.

A linen service is available on request at an extra charge of $10 per person. Duvets, pillows and extra blankets are supplied.

There is also a cleaning fee of $50.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • XBox ®

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bunk Room

    Other sleeping area,Please be aware that the single bunk is ideally meant for children. There is an air mattress as well.

    2 x Bunk bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning $50.00 per stay (required); Linen $15.00 per person (optional)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Mates rates: 10% off for members with 8 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
26-Feb-17 to 28-Feb-17
$300/night $350/night
2 night minimum stay
Regular Pricing
01-Mar-17 to 07-Apr-17
$225/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
April School Holidays
08-Apr-17 to 12-Apr-17
$275/night $300/night
3 night minimum stay
13-Apr-17 to 17-Apr-17
$375/night $375/night
4 night minimum stay
April School Holidays
18-Apr-17 to 30-Apr-17
$275/night $300/night
3 night minimum stay
Regular Pricing
01-May-17 to 01-Jun-17
$225/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
April School Holidays
02-Jun-17 to 06-Jun-17
$275/night $300/night
3 night minimum stay
Regular Pricing
07-Jun-17 to 06-Jul-17
$225/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
April School Holidays
07-Jul-17 to 23-Jul-17
$275/night $300/night
3 night minimum stay
Regular Pricing
24-Jul-17 to 28-Sep-17
$225/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
April School Holidays
29-Sep-17 to 15-Oct-17
$275/night $300/night
3 night minimum stay
Regular Pricing
16-Oct-17 to 21-Dec-17
$225/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
22-Dec-17 to 14-Jan-18
$425/night $450/night
3 night minimum stay
15-Jan-18 to 26-Feb-18
$350/night $400/night
3 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (132)

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  • Loved the property

    Loved the property. Went as a large family holiday. Heaps to keep the kids occupied (flying fox, swing tyre, glow worms, large balcony for trikes etc. Large kitchen dining area and good sized bedrooms. Downfall no curtains in bedrooms so that you can have a long deserved lie in. Not far to the boat ramp and a trip across the lake to Hot Water beach. The only downfall was the gravel driveway that we had difficulty towing the boat up as it kept on skidding.

    judyie701 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • Great house in a beautiful location overlooking the Lake

    Great house in a beautiful location overlooking the Lake. House was well equipped and very comfortable. Great front terrace to enjoy the outdoors

    TimB2917 new member Jan 2017

  • What a fantastic spot - we loved staying at your holiday home

    What a fantastic spot - we loved staying at your holiday home. A beautiful view of the lake from the deck, lots of space throughout the house with a huge living area. The rope swing & flying fox provided lots of entertainment for the kids. We ventured out after dark & although we didn't find a yellow rope, we did get into the ravine & see the glow worms. A great additional experience for the kids. Thank you!

    Cadzows 100%|3x Jan 2017

  • Lovely and peaceful, beautiful night sky

    Lovely and peaceful, beautiful night sky.

    KathleenWi5 new member Jan 2017

  • Great place to get away beautiful views beautiful house very relaxing highly...

    Great place to get away beautiful views beautiful house very relaxing highly recommend

    darrre992 100%|3x Dec 2016

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