Bach or holiday home | Lake Tarawera | #37059

8.8/10 (62 ratings)
  • 13 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 11 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Situated down the sought after end of Spencer Road and less than a three minute walk from the boat ramp, the FAMILY LAKE ESCAPE is the perfect place for your next family holiday.

With 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one is en-suite) this Lockwood home can comfortably accommodate a 2 family or inter-generational holiday. It is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It also gets a good deal of sun and there is heaps of space for parking cars and your boat off street, both of which are a bonus at Lake Tarawera. It has a Kent wood burner and the fire wood is provided, making it a nice and cosy place to stay in the winter.

The home is nestled in the native bush with views over the Otumuto Lagoon and the Tarawera Plains, which makes for great evening BBQ’s on the deck serenaded by a multitude of native birds.

The FAMILY LAKE ESCAPE is pet friendly and has a doggie door plus fully fenced (+- 90cm high) for your furry friends to run around in when you are out and about. House trained pets are also welcome to sleep inside but not in the bedrooms please.

You will never run out of fun activities. If you are not fishing or water skiing on the lake, there is a single and a double kayak (and plenty of life jackets) to explore the Otumuto Lagoon. If that sounds like too much work, grab a drink and relax in the spa pool.

There are also plenty of other options to keep both adults and children entertained. Upstairs has a 55 inch smart TV with Netflix and downstairs has an entertainment room with a 37 inch TV, Playstation 3 with a selection of games, Movies, a football table, dart board, table tennis table, board games, a croquet and cricket set for outside and the list goes on!

The FAMILY LAKE ESCAPE is the epitome of a fun place for any family to enjoy and want to return too!

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$100.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$20.00 per person); BOND (Refundable if property is left as you find it) (Required, NZ$250.00 per stay);


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

Bed layouts

  • Downstairs lounge (Double Sleeper couch)

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Downstairs Number 4 Bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • Downstairs Number 5 Bedroom

    3 x Single bed

  • Upstairs Master Ensuite Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Upstairs Number 2 Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Upstairs Number 3 Bedroom

    4 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 (65)

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  • The property is large and good for family catering for all

    The property is large and good for family catering for all. It is a peaceful setting at the far end of Lake Tarawera .

    MauraY85 100%|2x Jan 2019

  • + we had a great holiday in this lovely house! Fantastic location,...

    + we had a great holiday in this lovely house! Fantastic location, just a short walk to the lake. The table tennis table and games were also a bonus. The large driveway easily fit all the cars with plenty of space left over for our children to ride their scooters and small bikes. - we probably wouldn't recommend this house to families with active toddlers. There are second story windows that open wide and the fencing is only suitable for pets, not very young children.

    RochelleBr2 100%|2x Jan 2019

  • Great for 2 families

    Great for 2 families. Use of Kayaks and table tennis table is appreciated, beautiful bush surroundings.

    MarkP8 100%|7x Dec 2018

  • Lovely and peaceful - not too far from Rotorua, great access to...

    Lovely and peaceful - not too far from Rotorua, great access to other lakes.

    marion962 100%|1x Dec 2018

  • stayed for 4 nights in late Nov 2018 as 5 adults and...

    stayed for 4 nights in late Nov 2018 as 5 adults and 2 young children. very homey, spacious wood-filled home near the lake. good amenities in the kitchen + grill very useful for home-cooked meals. about 25 minutes to Rotorua so needed to do some pre-planning food-wise. two provided kayaks were great to use down on the lake, but not really walkable (we drove them down in our station wagon). used the spa one night; very comfortable; however the water was a murky off-white color (not sure if this was due to the chemicals used to clean the water). large playroom with plenty of books and toys for the little ones. several small bikes for them to use as well. a table tennis table in the garage but didn't get around to using it. the 2 bathrooms were 1 with bathtub, 1 with shower. however, the shower heads were fixed so showering the little ones was a little difficult. had some problems with hot water the first night (hot water tank ran out of water?) but no more problems afterwards. overall a

    Ping C. Dec 2018

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