Kauawhi Lodge - Acacia Bay Holiday Home


Acacia Bay Road, Acacia Bay, Lake Taupo

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  • 8 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi
  • Pet Friendly Inside Welcome


Kauawhi Lakefront Lodge is a luxurious three bedroom holiday home located on the shores of Lake Taupo. This well-appointed and welcoming home won first place in category 6 of the Registered Master Builders' Federation House of the Year competition in 1999, and makes for the ultimate retreat.

Kauawhi Lakefront Lodge is a gorgeous split-level lakefront lodge, with direct access to Lake Taupo via a path at the front of the house, leading to a secluded beach on the beautiful Lake Taupo.

Outdoor living is made easy at this Acacia Bay accommodation. Folding sliding doors on the lakefront side of the house ensure a seamless transition from inside to outside during the summer months and the seculded north facing courtyard and outdoor fireplace is a year round sun-trap.

On the lakefront terrace there's plenty of outdoor space to relax with deck chairs and an outdoor dining table and chairs to sit back, relax, and take in the exquisite views.

The beautifully decorated interior holds all the amenities you need for a relaxing getaway, both for couples or families, You’ll find a Jetmaster fire to enjoy in winter, and a smart TV with a DVD player and DVD library. There's a Jaimo sound system with speakers stretching into both living areas, meaning you never have to be away from your favourite tunes.

Sink back into the luxurious couches and take your pick of reading material from the extensive library. Open plan living allows you to enjoy cooking in the beautiful kitchen, while your loved ones relax in the lounge. Check out the hidden butler’s pantry with doors leading out on the back terrace.

Three elegant bedrooms, all with ensuites, make up the spacious living quarters. Upstairs enjoy the master suite, consisting of a super king bed, Bose CD player and walk-in wardrobe. Walk out onto the balcony offering an incredible vantage point and say good morning to those amazing lake views!
Downstairs you’ll find two more bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed, and the other with two double beds.

If you're planning something special, we can assist with concierge services, such as a hunting/fishing guide or a guest chef for dinner.

Indulge in relaxation, style and serenity at Kauawhi Lakefront Lodge!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 2 Double Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 King Size Bed

Bathroom Configuration

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

Pet Friendly

Yes Inside.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $23 for up to two pets will apply.

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

The living area is multi-level with a drop of 60cm between the dining and living room. Guests should take care in this area.

There is a separate studio apartment rented on a permanent basis underneath the house. It is not visible from the house, as it is underneath the deck.

Parking for cars is available in the Battleaxe driveway.

Boats need to be parked on the street as there is restricted space in the driveway.

IMPORTANT: Please note there is a 24 hour notice requirement for all winter bookings at this property.


  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (open / wood)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Kauawhi Lodge

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Stayed June 2022

Had a wonderful weekend away with the family at Kauawhi Lodge, highly recommend. Great location and has everything you need.

Stayed May 2022

This is a stunning property which has ample space for larger groups, both to have quiet time separately and to come together as a big group. The kitchen is well equipped with most things that you would need for self-catering. We used the log fire which made the living room feel cosy as the underfloor heating was not working during our visit, however I would imagine this adds to the feeling of luxury that the quality furniture and layout of this property gives. The quiet location and views over the lake are great whatever the weather and it is only a short drive to Taupo township. We would love to visit this property again with our family however our stay was marred by poor management from Bachcare. There were a few aspects of the property where maintenance/cleanliness could be improved and we found Bachcare's communication to be very poor.

Stayed April 2022

This is a superb site nestled on the shores of lake Taupō. It is a beautiful architectural designed home that is furnished to a high level. Great entertainment area's, the home is both family and pet friendly . A short walk to the bay brasserie that in itself was a great surprise.

Stayed April 2022

A beautiful location by the lake and a very welcoming home. Plenty of space for our large group of varying ages and brilliant we could take our two little dogs.

Stayed March 2022

Spotlessly clean, beautiful decor, spacious, quiet, warm and stunningly picturesque

Stayed January 2022

Awesome spot, with amazing history to take u on a special journey aswell as a holiday

Stayed January 2022

Awesome. Just awesome. This is a very special place to stay that was just perfect for a special weekend with friends and the dog. This isn’t a Bach it’s a beautiful holiday home that wraps around you and takes care of you for the weekend. Great kitchen with everything you could possibly need - just bring good food .

Stayed January 2022

I would prefer not to leave a public comment. The trip was otherwise great but not helped by the smell of fish that permeated through the eating area every time the fridge was opened.

Stayed December 2021

This place is truely amazing, we absolutely loved our time here being so close to the lake for multiple daily swims and enough room for the whole family. Even better we could bring our dog. Will definitely be rebooking this place.

Stayed December 2021

Our family celebrated Christmas in this setting and it was most pleasant! Clean, quiet and tidy with spectacular views and close proximity to the lake and other amenities made our stay very special. Would highly recommend this bach.

Stayed September 2021

If you love the location of Acacia Bay then you'll also love Kauawhi Lodge. It's a very spacious property located in a stunning location of Acacia Bay. It's a 4min walk to the local Acacia Bay Store or The Bay Bar (next door) or 10 minute drive into central Taupō CBD or all of the adrenaline activities surrounding Huka Falls. You would be crazy to overlook this property if you are looking for a spacious property in a quiet area close to the water's edge.

Stayed January 2021

It was above average to what we were expecting. Plenty of room for us all, handy to the lake, enjoyed the walk along the lake to the beach.

Stayed April 2021

Great home, views and would always stay again when in Taupo - especially great for groups and families

Stayed February 2021

This house was incredible. We had a fantastic stay and highly recommend it to all others

Stayed December 2020

Fantastic location so close to the lake. Beautiful home with everything we needed. Would love to stay again.

Stayed November 2020

Lovely house in a great location, perfect for a large family or 3 couples. Well equipped and very comfortable.

Stayed October 2020

It was a very enjoyable stay, perfect location, would definitely look to book again. Thank you.

Stayed September 2020

Great place to relax for a few days. Loved the open fire.

Stayed July 2020

A return visit to a beautiful home.

Stayed June 2020

Fantastic property, great views and accessibility to the lake

Stayed June 2020

Thank you great Family Holiday. The house was warm and cosy, plenty of space, we will be back. Most enjoyable.

Stayed December 2019

Beautiful home right on the lake with all we needed and more.

Stayed September 2019

Amazing unique home, fantastic views- great for a getaway

Stayed August 2019

This property has brilliant access to the waterfront. It lacks nothing in the way of facilities and all of the fittings are very high quality. Highly recommended.

Stayed January 2019

Luxury accommodation with an interesting decor, a great ambience and beautiful peaceful location.

Stayed October 2018

I love this home in Acacia Bay. We have stayed twice, and plan one more visit in February. I felt welcomed and comfortable in the well stocked kitchen. It was right on Lake Taupo in close proximity to several art studios. “Sweet as!” Karen Fisher

Stayed August 2018

This is an outstanding property. Immaculately clean, luxuriously comfortable and offers amazing lake and mountain views.

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