Lakefront at Kuratau - Kuratau Bach

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Horomatangi Place, Kuratau, Lake Taupo

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  • 6 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Pet Friendly Inside Welcome


Lakefront at Kuratau is a 2 bedroom plus sleepout Kuratau bach. Enjoying a peaceful bush setting with easy lake access, this low key lake bach has all the basics for a classic kiwi getaway!

This Kuratau bach includes simple and cosy open plan living in the main house, including a fireplace for winter getaways... For laid back summer living, set yourself up on the deck and take in the bush and lake scenery!

There are 2 bedrooms in the main house at this Kuratau accommodation, plus 1 bathroom. Bedroom 1 is fitted with a double bed, while bedroom 2 has 2 singles. The sleepout is located above the garage, and is fitted with a queen bed and a double bed.

This is the perfect spot for a casual kiwi Lake Taupo escape, just a 50 metre stroll to the lakes edge. Chill out on the deck, walk along the beach, or head out for days on the water...

Lakefront at Kuratau awaits!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Sleepout (Level 1): 2 Double Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 2 Single Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 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

As the property has unfenced access to the lake, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.

Please be aware the sleepout at this property is accessed externally and the bathroom is inside the main dwelling.


  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (shared)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • Heater (oil)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Lakefront at Kuratau

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Stayed January 2022

My criticism of this house is that it felt dirty, couches are disgusting and felt yuck to touch I have to say. Barbecue - not sure when that was last cleaned. No vacuum cleaner but broom and shovel to keep the floors clean. On a more positive not beds are old but we all found them very comfortable. Some criticism from past visitors of not being able to see the lake - this was not a problem lake edge is right there and the front deck is very private and sunny. I would definitely return to this house maybe not in winter - would be freezing but that applies to most of the older baches in Kuratau.

Stayed January 2022

Great bach, very neat on the lake front surrounded by bush and native birds. Beach wasn’t busy which was really nice. Highly recommend

Stayed December 2021

Our family booked over Xmas. Great spot for a Bach! Right on the water. Furniture badly needs upgrading as couches are dusty and beds very well aged, not ideal for anyone with a bad back. And finally, when we arrived the state of the Bach was extremely untidy. We spent an entire day cleaning. Large dust/soot deposits right round the edges of all flooring. Random junk/bedding piled up in the corner of room. Used bloodied plaster found right in entrance of bedroom, junk stuffed behind draws. Dusty. All carpet needed vacuuming and hard floors we had to sweep and mop. We are not a fussy family and absolutely love the kiwi Bach vibe but the uncleanliness was very unhygienic.

Bachcare replied

Thanks for your feedback. we are sorry to hear your experience with the cleaning at the property. We are continuously working on improvements to our service and are working hard on resolving any issues like these.

Stayed November 2021

Beautiful bach, definitely coming back here in the near future.

Stayed October 2021

Wonderful batch for family holiday by the lake

Stayed July 2021

Awesome classic style kiwiana Bach. Great place to relax and unwind.

Lauren Joanna
Stayed May 2021

We actually got married on the saturday - to wake up Sunday morning and look out at the lake from the bedroom and to walk out there was just amazing. We live local in Turangi and that was the best idea booking that bach

Stayed April 2021

Classic but basic kiwi Bach. Great location. Expect mice.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review Angela. We are pleased that you enjoyed the Lakefront at Kuratau. The rodent issue has been addressed and a thorough pest control plan is in place.

Stayed April 2021

If you want a rustic 60s Bach by the lakefront with pets then this is great. Do not expect all mod cons and the beds are soft not good for those with bad backs.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback Stephen. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the lakefront location of Lakefront at Kuratau. Beds are quite a subjective thing and we are sorry to hear these weren't to your taste. We do hope you enjoyed your time in Kuratau.

Stayed May 2021

LOVED this place!!Amazing location and very peaceful.We played on the lake-kayaking every day and on Kuratau river just metres away (Approx 200 m )simply beautiful.Incredible dog walks as well incl tongoriro river trail just an easy 15 mins away.Toasty by the fire as well and beautfiul setting in bush with birdsong.Will definitely be back! Highly Recommend

Stayed January 2021

This is a simple, traditional family bach in a stunning location. If you want luxury and up to the minute mod cons look elsewhere, but if unpretentious, practical accommodation by the lake, set amongst bush and bird song, sounds like your cup of tea, you’ll love this place as much as we do.

Stayed January 2021

This is a well located little bach. However (as previous reviewers have noted), the beds are very old and uncomfortable and need replacing, and both the dishwasher and dryer weren't working as advertised . Also, the photos are misleading - the garden has not been managed and the trees have completely obscured any view of the lake, which was really disappointing. I hope these issues will finally be addressed, especially at the rental price - they are letting down what is otherwise a great little holiday home.

Stayed December 2020

We had an awesome stay and the location and privacy was the best. Everything you needed in an old bach. We had 2 teenage sons and that was loads of room in the small house. 2 other family members stayed in the sleepout with a baby. Only major issue is the main bed was way too soft. Not good for anyone with back issues. We would definitely stay again (if there was a new bed)

Stayed May 2020

Hi Mike and Barb. We had a lovely stay in your beautiful rustic lake front bach. It was everything we hoped for and more. The perfect location for our reunion catch up. We really loved the bach and it's original 60's time capsule feeling. Great fireplace kept us warm. And private garden and lake frontage was delightful. Thanks so much. Will be back again

Stayed January 2020

A characterful, authentic kiwi bach in a stunning bush setting, right on the lakefront.

Stayed January 2020

Great bach in a fantastic location by the lake. The kids and us loved swimming in the lake every day. Kuratau was a bit like Auckland by the lake but people very friendly. Would recommend Floating Rock vineyard, the pizzas, service and wine were excellent. The walk along the river is beautiful. The only downside is Kuratau doesn’t allow dogs on the beach reserve between 9am and 7pm in the summer. So even though we had a bach right on the lake, our beloved family pooch couldn’t join us in the water. The dog exercise area is great however.

Stayed January 2020

We have been regularly renting this bach for the last 4 years. We have absolutely loved staying here. The location is superb and the cottage is cute, back to basics and a real kiwi bach experience. It has been great being able to holiday with our dogs too. Some maintenance is required and it would be nice to see some newer, more comfortable furniture and bedding. Great to see new outdoor furniture and to have use of a bbq this year too.

Stayed July 2019

Fantastic Kiwiana Bach in an amazing location right on the lake! I really enjoyed the Bush garden and the privacy it gave us!

Stayed February 2019

Great property it was just what we were looking for. We loved the fact that there was no internet to distract us from the outside world. Great for pets, location is awesome nice and private. Will definitely be back! Thanks

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