Panoramic views, jetty & top class accommodation!

Bach or holiday home | Lake Tarawera | #25398

9.7/10 (33 ratings)
  • 9 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Sit out on the shaded deck or in the lounge or lie on one of the beds in the two main bedrooms and soak up the magnificent views of Lake and Mount Tarawera that stretch out in front of you.

If you have a boat, launch it at the nearby Stoney Point Reserve boat ramp and tie it up at our private jetty at the foot of the property. There is a dedicated boat trailer park on the property.

The main house has an upstairs master bedroom with lake views and an en-suite. Downstairs there are two bedrooms - one with a queen bed that looks out to the lake and a second bedroom that has twin bunks. There is a separate bathroom and toilet downstairs.

In the lounge there is a flat screen TV with Sky decoder and a DVD player. On the mezzanine floor there is a pool table, a selection of board games and a well stocked library.

The house has a modern kitchen with a Westinghouse oven, microwave, Ikon grill, slow cooker and dishwasher. It also has a separate laundry with washing machine and dryer.

For outdoor cooking there is a choice of a four burner 'Beefeater' BBQ or a 6 burner BBQ with gas supplied. There is also a fish smoker.

In addition, there is a separate cottage containing a queen and single bed with a well equipped kitchenette, separate shower and toilet, TV with Freeview and a DVD player.

Pillows, duvets and duvet covers are provided on each bed. The only linen you will need to bring is sheets, pillow cases, towels and tea towels. (We can provide this linen for an additional charge).

The property is also an ideal winter location for some quality R & R. Just pack up some warm clothes for those bracing lakeside walks along with a stack of books, magazines and DVDs. Inside you will be as warm as toast with the choice of a heat pump or roaring open fire.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1 (master suite)

    View of lake, with ensuite (shower, toilet and vanity) and walk-in wardrobr

    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom 2

    View of lake, double wardrobe and sliding french door that leads out to deck with views of Lake and Mount Tarawera

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3

    Comfortable single bunk beds, chest of drawers and double wardrobe

    1 x Bunk bed

  • The Cottage

    Combined living/sleeping area,Spacious, light room with queen and single beds, kitchenette with fridge and microwave and separate bathroom with shower and vanity and separate toilet.

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $75.00 per stay (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low season
22-Aug-17 to 28-Sep-17
$250/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
Trout season opening
29-Sep-17 to 30-Sep-17
$400/night $400/night
2 night minimum stay
Low season
01-Oct-17 to 19-Oct-17
$250/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
Labour Day weekend
20-Oct-17 to 22-Oct-17
$400/night $400/night
3 night minimum stay
Low season
23-Oct-17 to 30-Nov-17
$250/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak season
01-Dec-17 to 22-Nov-18
$400/night $400/night
7 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 (33)

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  • We had an swesome stay made it even better with th fine...

    We had an swesome stay made it even better with th fine weather. Plenty of room for th family. Warm and cosy with th fire and heatpump. Awesome views of th lake in a nice quiet area. Highly recommended to those thinking of staying at Tawa.

    Kukutai 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • We absolutely loved our short stay at this wonderful house

    We absolutely loved our short stay at this wonderful house. The views are amazing and the house was well stocked with plenty of firewood. It has very comfortable beds, and is warm and cosy in the winter. Kids loved the pool table and we had several walks along the lake front which is easily reached from the house. We would love to come back in the summer with the boat. Special thanks to Chris for helping during the power cut.

    nickca37 100%|6x Aug 2017

  • Fantastic place to stay, great views and facilities we will be back...

    Fantastic place to stay, great views and facilities we will be back for sure

    JackieHu6 100%|1x May 2017

  • Hi Enjoyed our stay

    Hi Enjoyed our stay.. house was awesome! Loved that the children were thought of by providing plenty of games and kids extras such as a pita of and bean bags etc.. helped settle the kids after travelling lol day..the children enjoyed the house.. Only issue we had was the main exit ranchslider door rollers were gone so had to keep helping the kids use it. Overall the house was a pleasure to use.. esp the wonderful views over Rotorua

    GinR3984 0%|1x Mar 2017

  • For our party of six adults (two elderly) and three children under...

    For our party of six adults (two elderly) and three children under 10, "Tara" was superb. Located on an elevated lakeside section, the view from the spacious rear balcony is simply breathtaking, and perfect for whiling away the day. The house is very well appointed with two bedrooms with lake views and a bunk room for the kids. The private jetty by the lake was ideal for our small boat and the Kayak was a great way to see the lake. We cannot recommend "Tara" highly enough.

    JohnHe14 100%|1x Mar 2017

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