Executive Retreat with Panoramic Views of Lake

Bach or holiday home | Lake Tarawera | #10955

9.6/10 (86 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
April School Holidays
30-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 28-Feb-18
$350/night $400/night
3 night minimum stay
01-Mar-18 to 22-Mar-18
$250/night $300/night
2 night minimum stay
April School Holidays
23-Mar-18 to 08-Apr-18
$275/night $300/night
3 night minimum stay
Regular Pricing
09-Apr-18 to 30-Apr-18
$225/night $250/night
2 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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (137)

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  • The location was beautiful

    The location was beautiful. The view of the lake was amazing. We paid extra for bedding however the beds were unmade, and we spent 30mins looking for bedding to use There was cockroach poo in the plate cupboard Mega spiderwebs inside (hasn't been cleaned properly for a while) There are no blinds in the bedrooms (in the guest book visitors have been mentioning this for years) You need to bring your own toilet paper Chess set was missing pieces Owner needs to spend some money to tidy up

    PaulN459 new member Apr 2017

  • Beautiful house and well equipped

    Beautiful house and well equipped. A little out of Rotorua but great surroundings and many walks to do. Zip line fast and fun, suggest not wearing jandals!!! New hottub added recently... no wood provided to heat this and no steps to get into it. Overall fantastic Bach, would recommend a visit!

    Fiona 28 new member Apr 2017

  • We live the place

    We live the place

    cimonej3 new member Mar 2017

  • Great stay at this fantastic location

    Great stay at this fantastic location. We had 6 adults and 3 children (10, 8 and 3) and this home catered to us very well. Probably should note that while it says there is plenty of room for boat turning, this was not the case if you have multiple cars for your group (or multiple boats). The oven door needs attention and some of the rooms would benefit from window coverings. Generally the house was clean, well equipped and very comfortable. Would happily recommend it to others.

    WartookMan 100%|2x Mar 2017

  • Such an awesome house and location, we absolutely loved our stay there

    Such an awesome house and location, we absolutely loved our stay there. The huge deck was amazing and the view from the deck was even more amazing. We loved sitting in the hot tub looking over the lake and listening to the kids enjoying the flying fox. The open plan living was very spacious and great size bedrooms. Can't wait to stay again!

    debad104 100%|23x Mar 2017

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