Superb lake and mountain views!

Bach or holiday home | Lake Tarawera | #6127

8.6/10 (30 ratings)
  • 7 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Enjoy one of the most spectacular, uninterrupted views of Lake and Mount Tarawera
  • Pool table, darts and impressive Kauri 'Lava Bar'
  • Be amazed by the dazzling stars in the sky at night

Our very well appointed and extremely peaceful bach has the most breathtaking views of Mount and Lake Tarawera, which is situated at the quiet end of the lake approximately 20 minutes from Rotorua. Surrounded by mature bush & native birdlife you can simply relax amidst the natural beauty that is uniquely Tarawera or for those seeking that trophy trout our excellent boat access, dry boatshed, and close proximity to launching is sure to appeal.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll enjoy unwinding over a drink at the Retreat’s very own “Lava Bar” with a billiards/pool table and dart board. For the more energetic, the Retreat offers badminton, boules, basketball, croquet and use of our ¾ tennis court with equipment supplied. Children can occupy themselves outside for ages with sporting activities or hide and seek in the massive garden or inside with the expansive set of board games!

Enjoy the spectacular views whilst using the bbq on the very large deck. Lots of comfortable outdoor furniture supplied to soak up the scenery. Inside, there’s a log burner (wood supplied) and the two living areas offer lots of space for the family to spread out. Add on the well equipped kitchen with high chair for toddlers, stereo, TV/Freeview, DVD/video, Sky is installed, laundry and you really have a home away from home.

This really is a slice of heaven. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Please note - Our bach is an older home and comes complete with a water tank so guests need to be water wise.

The bach is not to be confused with a modern, minimilist, upmarket home - this a comfortable home with everything you need for a relaxing getaway.

Special conditions: Prices for up to 7 people. Two night minimum stay. Bond required for each stay, refunded after inspection. Pets on request please. Linen service available - POA. No smoking anywhere. ***Prefer family bookings or very responsible adult groups with good feedback***


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom #1 Main House

    1 x Cot
    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom #2 Main House

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

  • Bedroom #3 Sleepout

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $50.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
24-Apr-17 to 01-Jun-17
$195/night $195/night
2 night minimum stay
Public Holiday Weekend
02-Jun-17 to 06-Jun-17
$300/night $300/night
3 night minimum stay
07-Jun-17 to 28-Sep-17
$175/night $175/night
2 night minimum stay
29-Sep-17 to 19-Oct-17
$195/night $195/night
2 night minimum stay
Public Holiday Weekend
20-Oct-17 to 24-Oct-17
$300/night $300/night
3 night minimum stay
25-Oct-17 to 20-Dec-17
$195/night $195/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season 1
21-Dec-17 to 07-Feb-18
$300/night $300/night
3 night minimum stay
08-Feb-18 to 29-Mar-18
$195/night $195/night
2 night minimum stay
Public Holiday Weekend
30-Mar-18 to 03-Apr-18
$300/night $300/night
3 night minimum stay
04-Apr-18 to 31-May-18
$195/night $195/night
2 night minimum stay
Public Holiday Weekend
01-Jun-18 to 04-Jun-18
$300/night $300/night
3 night minimum stay
05-Jun-18 to 24-Jul-18
$175/night $175/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (113)

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  • Great location and property

    Great location and property. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    mareer703 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Lovely family bach with lots of interesting spaces both inside and out

    Lovely family bach with lots of interesting spaces both inside and out. Views were amazing. We loved our stay.

    AlysonS6 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • Lovely location and view - great for evening meals

    Lovely location and view - great for evening meals. Children really enjoyed exploring the gardens. Would love to visit again.

    jamein517 100%|4x Dec 2016

  • Dated but absolutely fine

    Dated but absolutely fine. Lovely stay, would be perfect for 2-3 families. Glorious view. Took alot of heating, thank goodness for the logburner! No kindling or newspaper for starting fire, which was okay except couldn't locate an axe. Lovely hot water. Seems to be issue with TV, as it got warmer the volume failed. Otherwise enjoyed it all :-)

    ClaireLi3 100%|2x Jul 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for your comments. I will look at the TV as I hadn't noticed there was a problem. I apologise for no newspaper being left to start the fire, there is always matches and fire starters provided. We have never left an axe on the property in all the time we have owned the Bach.

    leonie65 98%|126x

  • We have just got back from our stay at your bach

    We have just got back from our stay at your bach. Our family absolutely loved it! Gorgeous views and a warm and cosy house. My boys enjoyed the pool table and all the board games. Plenty of room for us all. We feel relaxed and refreshed. Thank you

    Michellepa78 new member Jul 2016

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