River Cottage: Holiday Home near Lake Ohakuri

Bach or holiday home | Taupo Central | #7552

8.9/10 (16 ratings)
  • 21 people
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 17 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Stones throw from the amazing Waikato River
  • 10 minute drive from an amazing free hot mineral pool
  • half acre flat fenced section, brilliant for cricket, footy, masses of parking...

This peaceful semi-rural holiday home on River Road is next to the Waikato River which feeds into Lake Ohakuri and is easily located just 12 minutes out of Taupo off Broadlands road. The boat ramp is only 200 meters away with awesome water and plenty of nice long straights for skiing or boarding. The area is also perfect for Fishing, Kayaking, Trekking, Fishing & Swimming. If it is flat water you want then Lake Ohakuri is where you need to be. One of the best lakes in the country.

Plenty of tourist attractions near by, Bungy Jump, River Jets, golf, Orakei Korako cave and thermal park.

With a large 2,000 Sq metre flat section, there is plenty of space for the boats and parking and kids to play. The house also has a fire place with a wetback. Fire wood supplied (winter). Free spring-fed hot mineral pool located just 10mins drive... see photo

Duvets, pillows and blankets are provided ~ please bring sheets, pillow cases and t-towels. One bathroom has a separate shower, a bath-tub and toilet and the other bathroom has a toilet only. The double bunk room has a flat-screen tv and dvd for an extra place to chill out in.

House only $200 per night

House + sleep-out $250 per night

The house sleeps 14 between four double bedrooms plus there is a sleep-out with two double bedrooms that sleeps a further seven with a lounge with TV & DVD, plus fridge, microwave, kettle & toaster and bathroom with toilet and vanity.

$25 extra per adult over 4 adults

$10 per extra child when more than 4 children

Special week day and long stay rates available by request. Weekends stay 2 nights minimum, during the week 1 night minimum.

$70 cleaning fee for house $90 cleaning fee for house and sleep-out ~ must be left tidied ready for cleaners to clean.

Perfect for family reunions, getting a bunch of friends together for a holiday, school trips, sporting events such as Iron Man, Taupo Cycle Challenge, Taupo race track, Gliding Club, Rodeo,

Special conditions: Smoking ok outside ~ please clean-up any butts.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • Toddler safe
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 3

    4 x Bunk bed

  • bedroom 4

    2 x Bunk bed
    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)
    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Sleep-out bedroom 1

    4 x Bunk bed

  • Sleep-out bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)
    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $70 for house only and $90 for house and sleep-out $90.00 per stay (required); $25 each adult per night when more than four adults $POA (required); $10 each extra child per night when more than four children $POA (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Year round without sleep-out
26-Oct-16 to 31-Dec-17
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/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 (28)

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  • A well equipped house for our large group of people

    A well equipped house for our large group of people. The house was really warm and cosy. Loads of space outside for the children to run around and play. Not far to travel into Taupo and only 13 minutes to the fish n chip shop in Reporoa. A fun weekend was had by all!

    ElizabethTi1 new member Sep 2016

  • The bach was very cozy and was perfect for a big group...

    The bach was very cozy and was perfect for a big group of people. Would definitely recommend to others especially if you are going in a big group.

    Johnpark0630 new member Aug 2016

  • The property was perfect for accommodating our large group

    The property was perfect for accommodating our large group. A really unique property. Would rent again.

    haydenjnz new member Mar 2016

  • Property is very well equipped, and was a nice quiet area

    Property is very well equipped, and was a nice quiet area. Excellent for groups with children looking to relax.

    RichardCo28 new member Mar 2016

  • Lots of beds, comfy and nice quiet area

    Lots of beds, comfy and nice quiet area.

    TiffanyGi1 new member Dec 2015

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