Pokaka Lake House - Wharewaka Holiday Home

Pokaka Crescent, Wharewaka, Lake Taupo

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  • 12 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi


With five bedrooms, three bathrooms and lake views you'll struggle to take your eyes off, Pokaka Lake House is just the ticket for a fabulous family holiday to Wharewaka!

Enjoying a brilliant lakeside position within a 5 to 10-minute drive of the town centre, this spacious and family-friendly home is an ideal lake base with views overlooking Secombe Park and the Three Mile Bay boat ramp!

Spread across two storeys, Pokaka Lake House includes generous open-plan living downstairs, with a fireplace for winter stays. Perfect for summer stays, Pokaka Lake House also enjoys seamless indoor-outdoor flow onto the deck, where you can fire up the BBQ and unwind, all while admiring the expansive lake vistas!

Downstairs at this Wharewaka holiday home features two bedrooms, including a master suite with king size bed, ensuite bathroom and direct deck access. Upstairs you'll find a queen bedroom plus a loft that is fitted with a sofa bed. There is also a sleepout here at Pokaka Lake House, accessed via the garage and the garden, that includes two sets of bunks. Two additional full bathrooms complete the setup for your stay.

This is an excellent home away from home, with a spacious and comfortable group set up plus fantastic views and location. Pokaka Lake House waits to host your stay!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 King Size Bed
  • Bedroom 2 (Level 1): 2 Single Bed
  • Sleepout (Level 1): 2 Bunk Bed
  • Bedroom 4 (Level 2): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Loft (Level 2): 1 Sofa Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 3 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

Please be advised that the sleepout at this property is accessed externally off the garage and the garden may be cold during winter months.

There is a maximum of eight (8) adults allowed per booking at this property.

Adults should closely supervise young children when in the bedroom on the second level as the bi-fold windows can be opened widely and the barrier is below one metre (as shown in the photos).


  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Garage
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • Heater (oil)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Pokaka Lake House

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Stayed August 2022

Amazing location, heaps of space, kitchen coped well with our group, lots of heaters and blankets, the pool table was amazing. Only problems were: - Ping pong balls all smashed - no cooking oil in kitchen - top drawer of dishwasher broken - hot water cylinder didn’t cope with our group, was only lukewarm when we arrived, we found a switch to heat it up, but constantly ran out of hot water. Some of kids didn’t get to wash at all over the weekend. - pull out sofa horribly uncomfortable, couldn’t actually use it, kids didn’t settle as springs were digging into their backs so at 2am we moved them to the floor instead. Overall had a great time and would definitely stay here again.

Stayed June 2022

Our stay at this property was exactly what I hoped for. Room for the family, and space for a birthday gathering. We were able to spend the early part of the day on the deck in the sun overlooking the lake, and then move inside as the sun went down. Would definitely use again.

Stayed April 2022

This place has a well stocked kitchen with everything you would ever need. The view across to the lake from the deck is lovely and its only a short walk to the shore, the lake walkway and bike track. There is easy access out to the main road. We loved the fireplace which made the house warm and cosy. Highly recommend this place to everyone. Lots of room for 3 couples plus kids or a big family

Stayed January 2022

Fantastic large family house with great views. Will definitely stay again

Stayed September 2021

A lovely place with great outlook towards lake and view toward mountain range. The location next to third mile bay reserve is also excellent, especially for children who need to burn off some energy! The home has all the comforts you would want: a wood fire, heat pump, 4 toilets, BBQ and good indoor/outdoor entertaining options, and spectacular views of lake. Remember to throw in your own binoculars if you go so that you can zoom in on sights on lake and the Taupo district when there. View from Master bedroom is exceptional!

John and Irene
Stayed July 2021

Excellent stay in a time of winter weather. Could have done with more dry firewood. Hopefully the idiosyncratic issues we noted will be fixed. Ie; two heated towel rails in one bathroom, and no heated towel rail in another.

Stayed July 2021

Very well presented, warm (was -2 outside)great layout, fabulous views will be back in warmer times to take advantage of the outdoor living areas.

Stayed December 2021

Nice house plenty of room and a quiet location

Stayed April 2021

really good property by lake for group of 6-8

Stayed March 2021

Great place to stay for our combined family holiday. Plenty of space for everyone with everything we needed provided.

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