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Kingfisher - Kuratau Holiday Home

Kuratau, Pureora Forest (Ref. 1030445)

4.2

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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44 Customer Review(s)

  • Kate

    “This is more a reflection on bachcare than the property itself, but there were many hidden fees that didn't become apparent until the last steps of booking.”

    It was silly of me, but I was rushing through the booking process as I was short on time and was shocked when the final bill was almost double what was advertised. Excessive linen fees, admin fee and 'owners supplement'?! fees drive the advertised cost up to literally almost double!! This felt intentionally deceptive and while not illegal, is not fair practice. Advertise the actual fees!!! Instead of sneaking in costs. Also what in the name is an owners supplement fee about? Surely the rental ...

    It was silly of me, but I was rushing through the booking process as I was short on time and was shocked when the final bill was almost double what was advertised. Excessive linen fees, admin fee and 'owners supplement'?! fees drive the advertised cost up to literally almost double!! This felt intentionally deceptive and while not illegal, is not fair practice. Advertise the actual fees!!! Instead of sneaking in costs. Also what in the name is an owners supplement fee about? Surely the rental cost is the owners 'supplement'!!! The outside of this property was gorgeous and a great location. The bach itself was largely fine, the cleaning job was lazy with bugs and cobwebs around the place, and all dishes needing a good scrub before we could use them. The bunk beds inside were very uncomfortable. And the toilet was unusable. There is no screen to protect from bugs and at night it became absolutely full of gnats. We all chose to toilet in the bushes in the rain rather than use that toilet, as bugs would get in your eyes and yes, underwear while you tried to get them back on! So gross. A screen for the bathroom is an absolute necessity for this property. Overall my assessment is that the outside setting was absolutely amazing. Inside Bach was only OK. And the toilet was unusable. And bachcare are money grabbing and deceptive. We will not be using this service again in future.

    - Kate, December 2023

    We are so very sorry that you felt let down by our service as this is certainly not what we would have hoped for you. The issues you have raised will be addressed. Bachcare

Summary

  • Bedroom 1: Bunk Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • Sleepout: Double Bunk
  • Bathroom 1: Toilet, Shower, Hand Basin
  • Living, Dining
  • Oven, Hobs, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Toaster
  • Fireplace
  • TV, DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • BBQ
  • Pets allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking

Linen

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.

The property

Kingfisher is a 2 bedroom plus sleep-out Kuratau holiday home, situated in an amazing position on the Kuratau River... Relax on the sun drenched deck with the water on your doorstep. Moor your boat at the private jetty or kayak up the beautiful Kuratau River or 100m down into Lake Taupo. Three kayaks and life jackets included on site for use. This Kuratau holiday home has a cosy open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, with an open Jetmaster fireplace (firewood supplied) for cooler stays. Kingfisher is very handy to the ski slopes, only 45 minutes away! When the weather is warmer, enjoy summer living and BBQ's with the family on the sunny deck! Bedroom 1 at this Kuratau accommodation is located off the lounge and is fitted with a double bed. Bedroom 2 is off the kitchen and is fitted with a set of single bunk beds. Located just beside the main house, the sleep-out offers further sleeping with a double bunk set. The family bathroom is located off bedroom 2. Conveniently located to local attractions and amenities, including skiing, biking, and the lake, this tidy Kuratau base is a great option for a family break away. For a peaceful river retreat... Kingfisher welcomes you!

As the property has unfenced access to the river, 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

On the opposite side of the lake to Taupo, Kuratau is a small peaceful town with plenty of outdoor activities on offer. Spend the day out on the water with kayaks, boats and water skis, or go fly fishing for rainbow trout in the Tongariro River. Being further away from the bustle of Taupo, it's also an ideal location for a relaxing holiday to get away from it all. All of our Kuratau holiday homes are pre-inspected prior to your arrival and are ready for instant online booking.