Bach or holiday home | Lake Tarawera | #29089

9.6/10 (23 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Whether taking a stroll along the waters edge or enjoying a glass of wine while soaking in the spa pool, this place has everything you need to make your experience unforgettable. Located right on the waters edge, with your own private jetty, the vista of the lake and the iconic Mount Tarawera that has shaped the topography of the surrounding landscape is stunning.

The interior of the bach is impeccably furnished, newly refurbished, with bleached and soaped wood floors adding a chic scandinavian feel to this authentic New Zealand black bach. With a new open plan kitchen (Smeg freestanding dual oven with gas hobs, Rocket espresso machine, Dualit toaster) the passionate cook will be well catered for. Large feather-filled comfy linen sofas beside the open fire is the perfect spot to curl up with a book and listen to the Tui’s.

For those seeking a bit more adventure, head outdoors and try your hand at catching some fresh rainbow trout for dinner. Venture to the other side of the lake and explore the natural hot springs at Hotwater beach or walk down the well maintained Tarawera River track to view the breathtaking power of the Tarawera Falls which rocket out of the middle of a 200ft cliff. A boat will be required to access some of these remote areas on the other side of the lake or if you don’t have one, tours can be organized through ‘Lake Tarawera Water Taxi’s’.

For families with children, the water out in front of the house is calm, clear and shallow, perfect for cooling off on hot summer days. There is a kayak provided to entertain and a paddle round to the northern edge of Lake Tarawera to see the native birds nesting in the lagoon never fails to please. A playground, public tennis court, boat ramp and picnic area at Rangiuru Bay is also only a 10 minute walk away or 1 minute car.

Also Mountain biking enthusiasts will be happy to hear that the Redwood Mountain bike park in Rotorua is just 17kms down the road.

Special conditions:

- Owner needs to speak with guests prior to booking

- Linen provided, $30 per bed per stay (not optional)

- Pets allowed with prior approval. Each pet $30 per stay.

- December-February and holiday weekends may have minimum


Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$120.00 per stay); Linen (Required, NZ$30.00 per person); Refundable bond (Required, NZ$400.00 per stay);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Spa pool
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3 with ensuite

    1 x Queen bed

  • Sun Bed in Lounge

    1 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 (25)

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  • We had a wonderful weekend stay at this Bach

    We had a wonderful weekend stay at this Bach. The house has been beautifully renovated and thoughtfully/ tastefully decorated. The kitchen had everything we needed. Linen was luxurious. We were a group of 2 families. There was plenty of room for us all. Indoor outdoor flow is great at this house. The proximity to the water and views are amazing. Our kids loved going from lake to spa. Being able to bring the boat straight to the jetty in front of the property was also a total bonus. Super relaxing peaceful place to stay. Highly rate this property and look forward to coming back.

    Anna M. Feb 2019

  • Glorious setting, jetty so handy, we loved the fact that we could...

    Glorious setting, jetty so handy, we loved the fact that we could just hop in the boat & get going. Unfortunately there was no linen for the single bed, luckily the owner had warned me this might be the case. As I had paid for linen it was a small but annoying hiccup. The bedroom on the outside absolutely stank of damp the whole time & when you’re paying $500 per night that is not expected. The living area & fire were magic & we had lots of happy times there. VERY tight to get a boat down the drive, personally I would launch first!! Very private, fabulous views & setting. Spa pool was great & so wonderful to have a really large modern fridge!!

    Samantha W. Dec 2018

  • We felt so comfortable in the luxurious setting of your bach

    We felt so comfortable in the luxurious setting of your bach. The spot on the jetty was an incredibly special place to have a cup of tea and reflect on life! We had family from overseas with us, and they were blown away by the location and serenity. Thank you for having us!

    piper499 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • House is even better than it looks in the photos

    House is even better than it looks in the photos. Plenty of light, good airflow on the warm summer days we had, and the lake at your fingertips. Loved the stay and a spa under the stars was one of the many highlights.

    TysonMetiver new member Feb 2018

  • Fantastic location and gorgeous interior! Very comfortable and has everything you need...

    Fantastic location and gorgeous interior! Very comfortable and has everything you need for an amazing get away!

    JaneLowe 100%|142x Nov 2017

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