- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Sky TV
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
15 Customer Review(s)
“Awesome place to stay great view of the lake and good swimming spot, beds are ...”
Awesome place to stay great view of the lake and good swimming spot, beds are comfortable and house was very clean air con was a god-sent in the heat :)
Awesome place to stay great view of the lake and good swimming spot, beds are comfortable and house was very clean air con was a god-sent in the heat :)- Eve, January 2024
“Great home for an amazing and enjoyable family holiday.”
Plenty of space for a large family and right across the road is the lake for swimming. Will definitely be back.- Alicia, January 2024
“A fantastic house in a lovely location.”
The kitchen is very well equiped and good quality bedding and towels. There was some road noise but it didnt bother us. Very nice being right in front of the lake.- Cat, August 2023
“It was my first time booking and staying at a bachcare house and the house was just amazing.”
The only downsides were the water leaking at the back door from the shower and the top shower plug not being cleaned properly from all the hair. Other than that, myself and my family loved our visit and how close it was to town. Thank you for hosting us. We will definitely be back again- Donovae, March 2023
Thank you for your recent feedback on your stay, Donovae. It's great to hear that your enjoyed your stay at Chalet Mahuta. We appreciate your comments on the shower issue. This has been passed on to our local manager to address. Bachcare
“My family and I loved our stay here.”
Nice and quiet neighborhood, close to the lake and short drive to town. The game room and deck were the favorite parts of the house. We would definitely book to stay here again. Thank you :)- Krystal, March 2023
“Thank you for having us to stay in your fantastic bach.”
The house exceeded expectations and was so well set up. We loved our stay here and thought the house was very well appointed. Everything one could need was there and more! The view from the house was sensational and the lake being a 30 second walk from the house was amazing and was a perfect swimming spot. We will definitely be coming back. I highly recommend this property. Many thanks- Sarah, February 2023
“Amazing location and views; awesome house, well stocked & clean.”
Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. Had perfect weekend with family and would definitely like to return.- Jo, January 2023
“We had a wonderful stay at Chalet Mahuta, we were a group of 10 adults, 3 couples and 4 singles and the layout was great for us!”
A Very comfortable stay. We will be back! Ngā mihi nui- Charlene, November 2022
“Enjoyed our stay had a beautiful view of Mount Tongariro”- PECELI, August 2022
“Chalet Mahuta is an amazing house.”
..great for kids to play downstairs, and a wonderful huge high ceiling lounge heated by the best efficient fire I've ever used. Lovely location across from lake and walking/cycle path, and traffic noise isn't a problem. Will definitely come back again in summer next time!- Grant, June 2022
“Really nice funky house, cool layout with games room downstairs.”
Nice big balcony with great view of the lake. No wifi so it’s nice to switch off and have a relaxing weekend. Only downside is there were a couple dead cockroaches when we arrived and only 4 rolls of toilet paper for 10 people staying 3 nights, disappointing having to drive all the way into town and buy some considering how much you pay. Other than that it’s a amazing house and great for big groups.- Levius, February 2022
“Highly recommend this chalet to stay in.”
Very clean, great beds and bedding, good size rooms. The free standing fire place is amazing. Having 10 of us was not a problem. Had plenty of hot water for showers as we were staying here because of the Marathon. Off street parking accommodating 3 vehicles. Thanks for a wonderful stay.,- Jill, July 2021
“This is a huge house.”
We had two families (4 adults and 5 children under 11 years old) and there was still space to fit more comfortably. The house itself is a nice mix of modern comforts whilst retaining original features (original wallpaper etc) to make for a characterful and comfortable bach. We appreciated the down duvets on all the beds rather than cheap synthetic ones for instance. The rumpus room was great to offload the kids to whilst we cooked dinner or relaxed. There are two bathrooms so no waiting for others. The fire cranks out the heat, whilst there are additional heaters in every room. The deck and bbq would be great in summer, and being across the road from the beach is a bonus.- Karl, July 2021
“Enjoyed our stay, great tidy house and location.”
A good user friendly contactless system while there is Covid.- Chas, September 2020
“We had a wonderful stay, the fire was fantastic & so was the view over the lake to the snow capped mountains.”
Would highly recommend to anyone.- Wendy, September 2020
- Bedroom 1: Single x2
- Bedroom 2: Queen
- Bedroom 3: Queen
- Bedroom 4: Queen
- Bedroom 5: Bunk x2
- Bathroom 1 with: Shower, Hand Basin, Toilet, Towel Rail
- Bathroom 2 with: Shower, Hand Basin, Toilet
- TV, Darts, Table Tennis, BBQ
- Microwave, Fridge Freezer, Kettle, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Hobs, Toaster
- Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron
Our linen service will provide all sheets, pillowcases, towels, bath mats, and tea towels for your stay. We’ll also make up the beds for you prior to arrival and strip them down after your departure. Pillows and duvets are provided at the property.
Boasting an unbeatable location on the edge of NZ's largest lake, with uninterrupted views and direct access across the road - Welcome to Chalet Mahuta! Everything you need for a refreshing lakeside getaway is on hand - put your feet up or head out for days on the water. For the best of summer living, the elevated sundeck with outdoor dining area and large lawn are ideal for BBQ's and family games in the sun, or simply kick back and enjoy the beautiful lakefront scenery. If it's a winter stay you have planned, this home is equipped with both a wood-burning fireplace and heat pump to keep everyone toasty warm. If you're spending your day indoors, there is a TV with SKY TV in the living area and then an additional TV for DVDs in the ground floor lounge as well as a table tennis table and dartboard! Chalet Mahuta is a 3 storey, 5-bedroom and 2-bathroom holiday home offering well presented open plan living on the middle level opening out to the sundeck. The bedrooms spread across all levels offering plenty of space for the whole family to find a comfy space to call their own. Explore your surroundings with days out on the lake, visiting Huka Falls, or fishing in the Waitahanui River. For the perfect way to end a relaxing or action-packed day is to head down to the beach and watch the sunset over Mt. Ruapehu. Enjoy the ultimate spot for some much-needed R & R with the family - Chalet Mahuta awaits!
All guests are encouraged to use the handrail when accessing the internal stairs to bedroom one on the top floor, as they are quite steep.
Please note, as the property sits alongside State Highway 1, guests should be aware that there will be traffic noise that carries over from this road during their stay.
As the property has no front gate and has direct access to the lake, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.
Please note a bond may be charged at certain times of the year. One of our team members will contact you if this is required for your booking.
About the location
Close to Taupo Central, Five Mile Bay is a peaceful settlement on the Eastern shores of Lake Taupo. Spend the day out on the lake, visiting the nearby points of interest around Taupo such as Huka Falls, or fishing in the Waitahanui River. A favourite way to end a relaxing or action-packed day is to head down to the beach and watch the sunset over Mt. Ruapehu. All of our Five Mile Bay holiday homes are pre-inspected prior to your arrival and are ready for instant online booking.