Te Weta Bay Bach, Okere Falls, Lake Rotoiti

Cottage | Okere Falls | #2187

9.3/10 (22 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


New stylish plywood lined, corrugated iron clad bach. Located on the Te Akau peninsula at Okere Falls the bach works as well for a couple or a family.

The bach, deck and lawn have a nice combination of bush and lake outlook. Inside is a lounge, master bedroom with a queen bed, a second room with three single beds, kitchenette, and bathroom. Outside is a large deck, outdoor table and under a covered pergola is a hooded BBQ with a side gas element for cooking. There is also a single element benchtop hob and sandwich press in the kitchenette. There is no oven and we cook primarily on the bbq.

Inside the decor is plywood with a mix of colours on the doors, light fittings and furnishings.

The Te Weta Bay reserve is three houses away (less than 100 metres) for swimming, kayaking and boating. Use of a jetty and two sit on kayaks is included. The jetty is in a sheltered bay and you can leave your boat tied up at the jetty when staying without having to drive to a ramp to put it in and out of the lake each time you use it.

The renowned Okere Falls store is 30 minutes walk away or a short drive for a morning coffee or an afternoon beer.

This is a brand new bach. It is well insulated and double glazed so is easy to get and keep warm over winter. There is a selection of extra blankets in case you need them at night or when enjoying an evening drink under the stars out on the deck and a heater inside.

We have intentionally kept the bach simple with no TV or WiFi. There is a selection of books, games and cards for passing time in the evenings or rainy days.

The drive has a corner in it and the parking area doesnt allow for turning a trailer around easily which means that larger boat trailers may need to be parked in the drive or on a roadside grass verge nearby. We leave our 5 metre boat in the water at the jetty when staying at the bach and have the empty trailer only on the bach section.

Sorry as the bach is new we don't allow dogs.

Special conditions:

Minimum stay 2 Nights, Long weekends Minimum stay 3 Nights, Easter Minimum stay 4 nights. Some other peak times (e.g.Xmas/Easter) may be subject to longer minimum stay.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)

Bed layouts

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Triple room

    3 x Single bed


Maybe booked

*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 (31)

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  • House is clean and tidy and warm

    House is clean and tidy and warm. Kitchen is small but you make things work on holiday. The kayaks were great and good lake access. I wish I had read the amenities better before booking. I assumed a lot that only realised reading reviews that I missed the no oven, no microwave, no TV, no freezer space. The bbq was fine for cooking but not so pleasant when it rained. I would recommend the place if you want a relaxing get away.

    Paula R. Jan 2019

  • Loved this place

    Loved this place. Gorgeous view from the deck so enjoyed long BBQ dinners, and peaceful coffees in the morning. The place is very simple but so well thought through with everything you need, and everything beautifully designed.

    Charlotte B. Jan 2019

  • Love the concept, but the unit wasnt big enough for 5 adults

    Love the concept, but the unit wasnt big enough for 5 adults. However that would have been different if the weather had been better, we would have spent more time on the deck. Loved the fact we could use the Jetty and tie up the boat. the neighbours were very friendly, and of course the lake was fantastic.

    Kerry C. Dec 2018

  • Nice modern double glazed batch

    Nice modern double glazed batch. We thought no wifi, TV etc would be a problem but we had more fun without all that. Good bbq, nice area. Great for relaxing.

    Kyn D. Dec 2018

  • This was a very peaceful place to stay

    This was a very peaceful place to stay.. Lovely with the birds singing and only the very occasional car going past. The Bach is almost new, is very clean and nicely decorated.the small kitchen is well equipped and the hotplates work well once you have worked out how to operate them. Instructions are in the kitchen drawer. No microwave or oven available. The view from the deck is lovely with a bit of the lake and lots of trees hiding other houses. The rest of the deck looks at the old empty Bach and the main bedroom unexpectedly had a view of the water tanks which we soon got used to. Beds are comfortable although the queen size is a bit sensitive to movement. It was wonderful having the two kayaks to use, really worthwhile going out on them as it is a particularly beautiful part of the lake by the jetty. There are a variety of life jackets including a couple of children ones. The owners were lovely to deal with and readily/promptly replied to a couple of questions while we were there.

    Katherine R. Dec 2018

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