Panoramic views, jetty & top class accommodation!

Bach or holiday home | Lake Tarawera | #25398

9.8/10 (29 ratings)
  • 9 people
  • 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*

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  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $75.00 per stay (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low season
30-Mar-17 to 12-Apr-17
$250/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
Easter weekend
13-Apr-17 to 16-Apr-17
$400/night $400/night
4 night minimum stay
Low season
17-Apr-17 to 01-Jun-17
$250/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
Queens Birthday weekend
02-Jun-17 to 04-Jun-17
$400/night $400/night
3 night minimum stay
Low season
05-Jun-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 30-Jun-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 (29)

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  • 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 new member Mar 2017

  • Thanks for our stay at "Tara"

    Thanks for our stay at "Tara". It is a great house in a great spot. Also plenty to do on a stormy weekend.

    AnnaC949 new member Mar 2017

  • We really enjoyed staying here -- beautiful wide views of the lake...

    We really enjoyed staying here -- beautiful wide views of the lake and the tuis in the trees beside it, well set up for indoor and outdoor living. It was good to have the jetty and plenty of parking on the section. Many thanks !!

    NgaireE5 100%|21x Oct 2016

  • Spacious house and cottage, lovely lake view

    Spacious house and cottage, lovely lake view. Plenty of firewood, so very warm. Kitchen had all amenities needed and was easy to work in. We woke to the sound of tui and bell bird. The grounds just needed a post winter clean up. We had a very relaxing weekend, thanks Chris and Anita.

    GayW3651 100%|8x Sep 2016

  • A beautiful spot with amazing lake views

    A beautiful spot with amazing lake views. The house was everything we hoped for, well equipped and very clean throughout. The only downside was that our three night stay slipped by all too quickly. Would love to return, perhaps for a longer stint next time.

    Jo-AnneL1 100%|10x Aug 2016

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