Boat Shed at Tarawera - Lake Front Property

Bach or holiday home | Lake Tarawera | #4573

9.7/10 (72 ratings)
  • 11 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 9 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


This recently renovated single level four-bedroom lake front property offers tranquil accommodation with tastefully appointed furnishings. With wonderful, elevated lake front views set above a lush ponga tree canopy leading to one of the best trophy trout lakes in the world.

Stroll down the short private path under the beautiful ponga fern tree canopy to the flat lake edge and a sandy swimming beach. Less than 100 metres in one direction is the Stoney Point Playground, Picnic BBQ area, Volley Ball court and Boat Ramp; the other way is the shared lakefront pumice based Tennis Court and Walking Tracks. Use the new tennis racquets to have a game, grab one of the new kayaks and head out on the lake to explore or develop your paddling skills on one of the new paddle boards on offer - all included in your stay!

The Boat Shed offers easy access from Spencer Road for both cars and boats for the whole family with off street parking. All next to one of the easiest and least crowed boat ramps in Tarawera.

Once you've settled in, relax on the sun-drenched deck and enjoy the sound of native birds, the waves on the sand and the spectacular views of Mt Tarawera.

Inside, there are polished timber floors, entertainers wrap around sofa setting, large square boat shed timber dining table with leather chairs and log fireplace create an elegant atmosphere. The open plan granite kitchen is fully equipped with quality non-stick crockery and utensils and a Nespresso Coffee Machine. Separate TV/Play room with 60 inch HD TV, Playstation 4, DVD player and Sky TV (including sport channels) make a comfortable stay for the whole family.

Lake Tarawera is only a short 5 minute drive to the Blue and Green Lakes, 8 minutes to Lake Okareka, 15 minutes to Rotorua, 30 minutes to Lake Rotoiti, and approximately 1 hour to Tauranga, Lake Taupo, Karapiro, Hamilton and many more attractions.

- Linen BYO or Hire at 27pp

- Firewood supplied

- No mobile coverage

- Free unlimited WIFI

Special conditions:

The Boat Shed is available for a maximum of 11 guests. To secure your holiday dates a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the rental is payable at the time of booking. The deposit will only be refunded if the house can be relet in the event of a cancellation. The balance of your rental is due 3 weeks prior to arrival. Please leave the house in a tidy condition. Minimum stay of 3 nights preferred.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$90.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$27.00 per person);


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

Bed layouts

  • Bed Linen- Additional $

  • Bunk Room

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    5 x Single bed

  • Front Room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Lake Front View

    1 x Queen bed

  • Master

    1 x King bed


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*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 (187)

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  • We had the best weekend away, the house has everything you’d need,...

    We had the best weekend away, the house has everything you’d need, coffee machine, games, a fireplace and wifi. The spa was amazing and the location couldn’t have been better! Thanks so much, we’ll definitely be back x

    Rachael J. Nov 2018

  • Great spot for groups; all essentials and more, thoroughly recommend

    Great spot for groups; all essentials and more, thoroughly recommend.

    Julie P. Nov 2018

  • This place is a little gem

    This place is a little gem. It has everything you need and more with access to the lake. Perfect for families or larger groups.

    sven m. Nov 2018

  • From the moment we arrived at The Boat Shed, our large family...

    From the moment we arrived at The Boat Shed, our large family was delighted at the peace and tranquility of this lovely spot. The magnificent views out over the lake were stunning and we immediately felt relaxed and away from it all! We were pleasantly surprised at how well the Bach worked for us as a family on every level! The bedroom configuration allowed for quiet sleep times for the little ones as well providing space for groups within the larger family circle. The Boat Shed was spotlessly clean when we arrived, providing amenities at the highest level. The kitchen was large and well supplied, lots of dry firewood was available and the two lounges were a bonus. Kayaks and lifejackets were used as was the fabulous spa pool overlooking the lake. The children went mountain biking around Blue and Green Lakes while the rest of us walked along the lakefront and hiked some of the trails close by. We loved our weekend at Lake Tarawera and are hoping to book again next year.

    Susie N. Nov 2018

  • Was a nice house was a shame there was no lawn and...

    Was a nice house was a shame there was no lawn and the view could have been better if some trees were cut down but overall a beautiful house with everything you need .Thank you

    Jennifer R. Nov 2018

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