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!
- Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom (Level 1): 2 Double Bed
- Bedroom (Level 2): 1 King Size Bed
- 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
Yes Inside. Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $20 + GST 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 ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.
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.
- Family Friendly
- Fenced (fully)
- Fireplace (open / wood)
- Hair dryer
- Heater (electric)
- Mobile cellphone Reception
- Parking (off-street)
- Washing machine
- Wood supplies
Guest reviews for Kauawhi LodgeWe encourage reviews. Our review policy.
angharadStayed 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.
KarenStayed 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.
MarkStayed 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.
SusanStayed April 2021
Great home, views and would always stay again when in Taupo - especially great for groups and families
DavidStayed February 2021
This house was incredible. We had a fantastic stay and highly recommend it to all others
JoanStayed 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.
PennyStayed December 2020
Fantastic location so close to the lake. Beautiful home with everything we needed. Would love to stay again.
JaniceStayed November 2020
Lovely house in a great location, perfect for a large family or 3 couples. Well equipped and very comfortable.
KateStayed October 2020
It was a very enjoyable stay, perfect location, would definitely look to book again. Thank you.
AntonStayed September 2020
Great place to relax for a few days. Loved the open fire.
ChristineStayed July 2020
A return visit to a beautiful home.
JustineStayed June 2020
Fantastic property, great views and accessibility to the lake
YvonneStayed June 2020
Thank you great Family Holiday. The house was warm and cosy, plenty of space, we will be back. Most enjoyable.
GrantStayed December 2019
Beautiful home right on the lake with all we needed and more.
NicoleStayed September 2019
Amazing unique home, fantastic views- great for a getaway
mariaStayed 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.
FayStayed January 2019
Luxury accommodation with an interesting decor, a great ambience and beautiful peaceful location.
KarenStayed 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
RichardStayed August 2018
This is an outstanding property. Immaculately clean, luxuriously comfortable and offers amazing lake and mountain views.