Tarawera Home Retreat. Wonderful place to unwind!

Bach or holiday home | Lake Tarawera | #12932

8.7/10 (7 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Stunning Lake & Mountain Views from large decks surrounding the house. Spacious, warm & cosy
  • Homely living dining and kitchen areas. Renovated bathroom plus complete double glazing, Heatpump
  • Peaceful and quiet with local bird-life sharing the property with you

This is our family's holiday home which we have owned for over 30 years, and kept up to an immaculate standard.

There is a cosy lounge with open fire and a bookcase full of interesting books, games and toys for the younger set. The spacious kitchen is set up for catering and entertaining for large groups and we often cook for 20 or more guests. The stove top is gas with a new dual electric oven. (We replaced this in October 2015).

The master bedroom looks out over the lake and has an ensuite bathroom attached. The second bedroom has a sleeping loft and 2 single beds above, which makes it for a family of 4 to share. Just nearby there is a newly renovated bathroom with bath and a large separate shower, as well as a separate toilet. The third bedroom has a pair of single beds. There is further sleeping accommodation in the garage rumpus room with a bunk set- ideal for teenagers. However please note this area does not have natural light. In this area there is the laundry / bathroom with a toilet and shower.

We have a sky dish Freeview and a flat screen TV. You can also bring your sky decoder if you want extra channels above what Freeview offers. There is also as DVD player and stereo in the house. In addition there is wifi for our guests to use.

Special conditions: Families Preferred. Smoking outside only. Deck can be closed off so small children are safe. Just a 100 metre walk down to the best safest beach on the lake.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • A Master with Ensuite

    1 x Queen bed

  • Basement Rumpus

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Family Double with loft

    1 x Queen bed

  • Twin bedroom

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $65.00 per stay (optional)
  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 5 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 2 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
15-Dec-17 to 22-Dec-17
$225+/night $245+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
23-Dec-17 to 15-Jun-18
$295+/night $295+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/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 (14)

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  • Lovely house

    Lovely house. It was very comfortable and heaters were supplied for when it got cold at night!

    LucyS994 100%|3x May 2016

  • Fantastic location for family getaway - lovely views of the lake, swimming...

    Fantastic location for family getaway - lovely views of the lake, swimming beach just across the road, Rotorua only 15 minutes away. Spacious and comfy. Well-fitted kitchen. Plenty of room for our group of 2 adults and 4 teens.

    Annabelle_RossS 100%|3x Apr 2016

  • Big, old comfortable bach

    Big, old comfortable bach. Great location and fantastic view. Would definitely stay here again.

    nigeer975 new member Jan 2016

  • great house for a relaxed stay at the lake

    great house for a relaxed stay at the lake. plenty of space for everyone, boys enjoyed the 'bunk lair' in the basement. we had a really good time, thank you.

    gabyas489 100%|28x Jan 2015

  • Had a fabulous Christmas here, would definitely recommend this place to others...

    Had a fabulous Christmas here, would definitely recommend this place to others and would stay here again. Many thanks!

    2furrydogs 100%|4x Jan 2015

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