The Tree Hut - Lake Tarawera Holiday House

Bach or holiday home | Lake Tarawera | #7324

8.2/10 (5 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


The Tree Hut is a self catering 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Lake Tarawera holiday house hideaway, nestled high amongst the native bush, with spectacular panoramic views overlooking the Otumutu Lagoon and Lake Tarawera, with unlimited free Wifi included. It’s

the perfect all year round retreat to escape to, if you want to unwind in a private tranquil and relaxing environment with a cosy woodburner and heat pump in winter.

By day, tuis and wood pigeons visit from time to time to hang out in the trees in front of the living area. More birdlife can be experienced when you meander down the steps from the viewing platform at the top, to the bush clad section below and across the reserve to the lake. By night, it's truly magical, as starry nights can be experienced from the comfort of your bed, through the skylights above and occasionally glow worms have been known to come out to shine in the hillside.

The Tree Hut is spacious with approximately 344m2 spread over 3 levels, including their own individual views, balconies and decks, with the generous open plan main Kitchen and living area on the middle level. Bedroom 1 at this Lake Tarawera accommodation is situated upstairs, and is fitted with a queen bed. On the middle floor, bedroom 2 includes a double bed, while bedroom 3 has a queen bed. Essentially each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. Additional privacy is offered away from the main living upstairs, with a self contained 1 bedroom apartment, perfect for extended families and friends. It has its own kitchen and dining area, bathroom, separate living and deck.

There are 2 off street carparks plus additional room for a boat and extra vehicle, behind a padlocked gate, with a boat launching ramp close by.

If you want to venture away from your retreat Lake Tarawera offers a huge variety of attractions to choose from; Trout Fishing, Tennis Courts, Helicopter Flight to the Mt Tarawera summit, Buried Village, Adventure Kayaking, Mountain biking and bush walks in the Re...

Special conditions: *Please note that the driveway and stairs at this property are very steep. There are 60 steps up to the house. *Boat parking available at the bottom of the section, behind the gate. *There is a rear open deck set into the hillside on the middle level. This deck does not have a rail. *Limited cellphone coverage in this area. *The heat pump is located in the 1 bedroom apartment. ***Active Specials*** - A discount of 1 free night for any weekend in bookings of 3 nights (or more), for any nights up until 31/08/2016 - A discount of 1 free night for any weekdays in bookings of 4 nights (or more), for any nights up until 31/08/2016 Minimum nights, bond, special conditions and other fees may apply. Please see Bachcare website for details and full terms and conditions.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 4

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $POA (required); Linen $25.00 per person (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
25-Oct-16 to 30-Nov-16
$260/night $260/night
2 night minimum stay
01-Dec-16 to 29-Dec-16
$290/night $290/night
2 night minimum stay
High Peak New Years Eve
30-Dec-16 to 02-Jan-17
$290/night $290/night
9 night minimum stay
03-Jan-17 to 09-Jan-17
$290/night $290/night
7 night minimum stay
10-Jan-17 to 28-Feb-17
$290/night $290/night
2 night minimum stay
01-Mar-17 to 31-May-17
$260/night $260/night
2 night minimum stay
Off Peak
01-Jun-17 to 15-Jun-17
$230/night $230/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 (31)

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  • Property had ample room and lovely views over the lake

    Property had ample room and lovely views over the lake.

    janenn344 100%|1x Apr 2015

  • Beautiful house!!! Not the best if you have just don't the Tarawera...

    Beautiful house!!! Not the best if you have just don't the Tarawera ultra and have all the stairs to go up and down! Stunning view from the balcony and really clean house, spacious.

    Caroline1705 new member Feb 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Sounds great - thanks for the feedback! Hope to see you again soon!

    Bachcare 98%|2575x

  • What a fantastic spot

    What a fantastic spot. Very comfortable beds, plenty of space, beautiful views and very well equipped. Watching the Keruru coming in at night from the deck was incredible.

    mikeod999 100%|8x Jan 2014

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for the feedback, hope we see you again this year!

    Bachcare 98%|2575x

  • Great views and well-equipped house

    Great views and well-equipped house. Top floor of bedroom and bathroom en-suite was great and to a high standard. There are no curtains, so enjoy the sunrise and dawn chorus, which are worthwhile. The middle floor was well-equipped and comfortable, though the sofa was a bit old and uncomfortable. We didn't use the bottom floor flat. It smelt musty (though clean) and was sparsely furnished and to a lower standard than upstairs. It would have been a disappointment had we needed to use it.

    HenryFDS62 new member Jan 2014

    Owner/manager responds:

    Master suite - curtains, Bed 2 - timber blinds, 1 bed flat living & bedroom - curtains. Only skylight room & middle level area have no curtains, with spectacular views, double glazing and no neighbours. First time since 2008 received feedback on couch being uncomfortable? Will update.1 bed flat is spacious, with essential furniture. View photos and all guest comments for balanced point of view. Didn't charge these guests for exit cleaning services after they left house dirty

    treehut 100%|35x

  • Our Family enjoyed a good and quality time and the steps became...

    Our Family enjoyed a good and quality time and the steps became a great workout and lots of fun ! ! No problem with the steep driveway. We enjoyed the birdlife, beautiful views, great lakes, outdoors, fly fishing, Rotorua and Taupo.

    Kobus--Corrie 100%|4x Nov 2013

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