Modern family bach near Lake Taupo

Bach or holiday home | Wharewaka | #33274

9.8/10 (83 ratings)
  • 15 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 12 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Designed for a family that lives apart but likes to get together and work and play together.
  • Only a short walk to lake and cycle/walkway, playground and public areas.
  • Simple elegant design with plain strong materials. Relax in comfort with friends and family.

It’s literally 3 minutes gentle walk from the Lake through a nearby public walkway, and 7km from the main Taupo CBD. Ideal for family groups or professional retreats.

There are 2 bedrooms and 3 bunkrooms; 3 bathrooms with toilets, showers – one with a bath; large kitchen and dining area; very large family room upstairs with lake and mountain views (unless clouds get in the way!);

The house is warm – it has under floor heating downstairs and a radiator upstairs. It catches the sun and is very well insulated and ventilated.

UFB wifi; laundry with drier; smart TV; board games; small library; simple materials and comfortable living. No pets. The lounge is up stairs. Linen available - please state on your booking request if you want to use our linen or bring you own (sheets or sleeping bags, personal towels).

When applying please tell us a little about the purpose of your proposed stay, who you are and where you are from, and whether there are any special conditions you wish us to account for.

Regarding cleaning, the fee is a nominal amount to partially subsidise the cleaning costs. We still expect the house to be left in the condition in which you find it, except for the linen that is used.

Special conditions: Family groups other than Taupo event weekends. No hens, stags or big groups of friends getting together to party. After hours noise is not acceptable in this neighbourhood. No smoking. No pets.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bunkroom 1

    4 x Bunk bed

  • Bunkroom 2

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bunkroom 3

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $100.00 per stay (required); Linen $18.00 per person (optional)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

*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 (83)

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  • Good location, short walk to the lake

    Good location, short walk to the lake

    fionaluke 100%|2x Apr 2018

  • Beautiful modern home only a minutes walk from the lake and minutes...

    Beautiful modern home only a minutes walk from the lake and minutes drive into town. The house was gorgeous, great for a large family. The accommodations were great and we had everything we needed to feel comfortable. Our only problem was it was unseasonably cold and we had no way to adjust the heat. Temperatures were between 11-15 Celsius... This may not be a great home in the cooler months.

    Blbrown511 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • We had an awesome stay here

    We had an awesome stay here. Amazing kitchen with everything you need for big groups. Highly recommend!!

    TanyaK4 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • Great place to stay

    Great place to stay. Lots of room. Nice and clean. Would stay again.

    Dianne1970 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • Fantastic property, well suited to large groups

    Fantastic property, well suited to large groups

    AlyshaDelany 100%|2x Mar 2018

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