Boat Shed at Tarawera - Lake Front Property

Bach or holiday home | Lake Tarawera | #4573

9.7/10 (46 ratings)
  • 10 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Elevated lake front property with full sun and fantastic views, very private.
  • Upmarket lake bach catering for up to 10 guests in an elegant setting with all the mod cons
  • Easy vehilce access with off street parking for up to 4 cars and a boat

This recently renovated single level four-bedroom lake front property offers tranquil accommodation with tastefully appointed furnishings. It has wonderful, elevated lake views over one of the best trophy trout lakes in the world.

Stroll down the path through the pongas to the flat lake edge and a sandy swimming beach. Only 100 metres in one direction is the Stoney Point Playground, BBQ and boat ramp; only 100 metres the other way is the shared lakefront pumice based tennis court.

The house offers easy access from Spencer Road for both cars and boats for the whole family.

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 the polished timber floors, leather lounges, large square timber dining table with rattan chairs and log fireplace create an elegant atmosphere. The open plan granite kitchen is fully equipped with quality crockery and utensils. Two toilets, one bathroom and separate TV/play room with Sky TV (including sport channels) make a comfortable stay for the whole family.

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

Here is an aerial view on YouTube for your information

Special conditions: The Boat Shed is available for a maximum of 10 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. A $300 bond is required and is fully refunded after a satisfactory departure inspection. Please leave the house in a tidy condition. Minimum stay of 2 nights preferred.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bed Linen

    Other sleeping area,Linen is available by arrangement for an additional charge.

  • Bunk Room

    The bunk room is great for the kids with 2 sets of bunks sleeping 4 people. Plenty of room between the bunks.

    2 x Bunk bed

  • Front Room

    Queen size bed with dresser, bed side table and lamps. This room is off the lounge room area.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Lake Front View

    Queen size bed, polished timber floors with bed side table and set of draws. Best view of the lake and sunrise. Outside access along the deck.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Master - Lake Views

    King size bed with bed side tables, lamps and dresser. Views to the lake. Windows and doors on 3 sides

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $90.00 per stay (required); Linen $POA (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High Season
25-Jan-17 to 30-Apr-17
$395/night $395/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-May-17 to 31-May-17
$350/night $350/night
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
01-Jun-17 to 31-Aug-17
$315/night $315/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Sep-17 to 30-Nov-17
$350/night $350/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
01-Dec-17 to 25-Apr-18
$395/night $395/night
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (153)

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  • The boat shed at Lake Tarawera is an iconic kiwi bach, with...

    The boat shed at Lake Tarawera is an iconic kiwi bach, with everything in it that you could wish for to make your stay enjoyable. Even the lousy weather didn't detract from a great experience.

    WendyKi9 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Great location on the lake

    Great location on the lake. Kayaks an added bonus.

    michsy209 100%|9x Jan 2017

  • Location of this property is good although due to the bush between...

    Location of this property is good although due to the bush between house and lake it does not feel connected to lake. House needs some refreshing. Path to lake needs some repair as does decking. Barbeque is very old and does not work very well. This put a damper on us having a barbecue on xmas day. Trees need trimming for a better lake view. The kayaks were more water toys like and the tall members of family couldn't use. Also as life jackets are not provided but enforced by law,we couldn't use.

    SandiT72 new member Dec 2016

  • Beautiful spot

    Beautiful spot. Very nice house with newer kitchen and bathroom. Very clean and has everything you could need! We wish we could have had time to use the kayaks.

    AnnaB232 100%|1x Aug 2016

  • A lovely winter getaway, the house was very cosy with the fire...

    A lovely winter getaway, the house was very cosy with the fire and well heated in the bedrooms. It was a great location for the kids who could walk down the path to the lake and playground. We look forward to coming back.

    jannah 100%|3x Jul 2016

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