Modern family bach near Lake Taupo

Bach or holiday home | Wharewaka | #33274

9.8/10 (86 ratings)
  • 15 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 12 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$100.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$18.00 per person);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bunkroom 1

    4 x Single bed

  • Bunkroom 2

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bunkroom 3

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen 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 (86)

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  • Property was great

    Property was great. Lovely location, not too far from Taupo. Great views, nice and modern . Perfect for multiple families.

    LeanneCl5 new member Jul 2018

  • The property is exactly as described and is excellent for a family...

    The property is exactly as described and is excellent for a family gathering. Many of my family members live overseas and so expected this "bach" to be cold like a typical NZ house. However the underfloor heating works wonderfully and the whole house was always a consistent warm temperature despite it being the middle of winter. Cooking facilities are excellent and designed with large groups in mind. A really great home away from home!!!!

    James_Li1 100%|1x Jul 2018

  • Great place, modern, clean, very well equipped

    Great place, modern, clean, very well equipped. Amazing location close to the lake. Look forward to staying there again!

    Pushycat 100%|4x Jun 2018

  • 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

    Owner/manager responds:

    Kia Ora, this is just to let others know (and this group now know) the heating was broken and when we saw this feedback we immediately got the electrician into fix it so the heating is always on and keeps the house nice and toasty. We are sorry this group experienced this and had we known while they were in there we would have had something done about it sooner. Thanks!

    MandeJ 100%|83x

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