Kiwiana Bach and Wet Boat Shed with Spa and King sized bed.

456 Spencer Road, Lake Tarawera, Tarawera Rotorua
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

**Our Kiwiana bach is an older original Lake Tarawera cottage. Accommodation for up to 8 people comfortably. Located on a peaceful sloping site, bush-clad at the rear and with lawn at the front. Our property is very close to Cliff road which offers lake access. We have a secure “Wet” Boat Shed in Otumutu Lagoon available for an additional $15 per night. We are approx 200 metres away from arguably the best beach on the lake for safe swimming, sailing and boating. Located on an elevated site, this property offers picture views of the ever-fascinating Mt Tarawera and lake. There is plenty of room for boats and parking and other toys. A couple of small tent sites too. The bach is basic, simple but comfortable. It has a great retro feeling, good beds and a great log burner and heat pump. The open plan living area opens out onto a small deck with outdoor furniture and a barbeque. There is an outside laundry including dryer and a woodshed. Cell coverage is ok with spark but patchy with Vodafone. The main bedroom in the bach has a King-sized bed, and the second bedroom has a King. The third has a set of bunks and a single. The fourth has two small singles. Coffee plunger, Coffee Pod machine, lots of books, board games, TV with freeview, DVD and kids toys are there for rainy days. Spa pool off the deck with some lake views. Old 100!year old piano too. Lake Tarawera has pristine water quality and is well known for its excellent trout fishing. Hot Water beach 20 minutes by boat, river outlet, water falls and walks 20 minutes by boat. No boat? Then try the Water Taxi or fishing charter. Across the lake is the outlet, where the walkway follows what is commonly known as the disappearing stream (because it sinks underground after 3 or 4 km). Walk further down the track and you descend down a cliff face, and once at the bottom you can look back & see the disappearing stream re-appear. This cliff face has a waterfall. Solitaire Lodge 2 mins away is one of NZ's Small Luxuary Hotels, for fine dining (their wonderful chefs may cook your trout for your dinner). There is also a restaurant/cafe on the lake edge, who do a great takeaway pizza. The Landing Cafe. Rotorua City, New Zealands tourist capital 20 minutes and airport 25 minutes; Our bach is ideal for kicking back and letting life slow right down. But for those wanting more action, for the purists, Blue Lake & Lake Okareka are nearby & perfect for more boating activity - particularly water skiing and biscuiting! Also, you could be adventurous, and go tramping or mountain biking through the redwoods.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen not provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Spa pool
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Electric blankets
Fire place
Heat pump
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 King(s), 3 Single(s), 2 Bunk(s), 1 King(s)


Average Rating: 5
16 total reviews

Belinda Studholme
Great bach! Clean, wonderful views.
Vivienne Giles
Really nice house with lots of Kiwiana touches. Lovely sun and views of lake Great for our group of 5/6 and room to park the boat.
Katherine Lawrence
Great location, very tidy and clean house, good heating options, well furnished, nice feeling. Do remember to bring sheets, bath towels, bath mat, hand towels, tea towel. Only small disadvantage could be just 1 bathroom. It didn’t bother us as just 2 people, but may be an issue if you are the possible max 9 people.
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
8 Jan - 28 Jan $375 / Night for 9 guests2 Nights
1 Mar - 30 Apr $295 / Night for 9 guests2 Nights
1 Oct - 30 Nov $275 / Night for 9 guests2 Nights
1 Dec - 28 Feb $350 / Night for 9 guests2 Nights
20 Dec - 7 Jan $400 / Night for 9 guests7 Nights
23 Dec - 12 Feb $395 / Night for 9 guests2 Nights
Rest of year$235 / Night for 9 guests2 Nights
8 Jan - 28 Jan
$375 / Night for 9 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Mar - 30 Apr
$295 / Night for 9 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Oct - 30 Nov
$275 / Night for 9 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Dec - 28 Feb
$350 / Night for 9 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
20 Dec - 7 Jan
$400 / Night for 9 guests
Min. stay: 7 Nights
23 Dec - 12 Feb
$395 / Night for 9 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$235 / Night for 9 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Basic Cleaning Charge $55 per stay. Please leave the Bach as you find it.
Wet Boat Shed is available $15 per day.


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