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The Summerhouse - Kuratau Holiday Home

Horomatangi Place, Kuratau, Lake Taupo

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  • 8 People
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking


Set amidst serene native bush and only 100m from the lake, The Summerhouse is a truly special Kurutau holiday home.

Featuring slanted high ceilings and quirky art, The Summerhouse is spread over two levels, with sunny open plan living downstairs and easy indoor/outdoor flow onto the deck.

Step out onto the deck for a morning coffee and marvel at the feeling of being almost in the native bush with the birdlife!

Relax in the sun with the BBQ on hand for laid-back Kiwi dinners! The main house has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom with a single divan bed available in the living area on the ground floor. The studio is connected to the house and is accessible through the laundry. With 2 single beds in the bedroom; a king and single bed in the living area; as well as a kitchenette and bathroom; this is a perfect semi-separate area for larger groups.

Kick into holiday mode and put your feet up at this relaxing Kuratau retreat. Choose to stay at home and chill out on the sun-drenched deck with a book, or wander to the lake for a day of outdoor activities. The Summerhouse welcomes you for a low key lake getaway!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Studio (Level 1): 1 King Size Bed
  • Studio (Level 1): 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 Bunk Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Lounge (Level 1):

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (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 ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.

Special Conditions

Maximum of 4 adults at all times.

As there are gaps in the railing on the upper level balcony, adults should closely supervise young children when using this area.

All guests should take extra care when using the internal stairs as these are quite steep.

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


  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • Iron
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Parking (on-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for The Summerhouse

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Stayed January 2022

A wonderful location, set in lovely bush surrounding and so close to the lake. The downstairs living area, outside space and bedrooms are great, however the internal steps to the upstairs bedrooms are quite steep and not really suitable for young children.

Stayed January 2022

We were two families and this place accommodated us well. Great location.

Stayed January 2022

Lovely house, really great location. Had everything we needed. The stairs are very steep and not suitable for under 5 year olds at all. House is a good size and the new extension is great. The house could of done with a bit more of a deep clean - a lot of dust by beds etc. Overall we had a great time and really enjoyed our stay. Thank you

Stayed December 2021

Fantastic location, beautiful secluded and quiet property tucked away 50m from the beach. Lovely summer holiday spot.

Stayed January 2021

This property is so close to the lake, it was fantastic to be able to go back to the bach for food or some shade so easily. The Bach is mixture of old style with a newer extension. The stairs are steep but we had two families with four children aged between 5 and 8 who could carefully manage the steep stairway, younger children would need to be supervised. Would loved our stay.

Stayed December 2020

Great location, only steps to the lake. Comfy beds but no darkening curtains on windows so very bright in the mornings, take eye-masks. Would ideally suit a small family but not with very young chn as stairs too dangerous. Unfortunately was a bit too small and ill equipped for our 2 families of 8 pple. But enjoyed our stay.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback. We agree the location of this property is amazing and are happy to hear you enjoyed it. We do mention on our listing to take caution on the stairs as they are steep. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the future.

Stayed October 2020

So very close to the lake and public playground, awesome native bird experience. Upstairs not child friendly. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Stayed May 2020

Location of the property was great, however the "friends" living in the ceiling weren't welcome and a good spring clean wouldn't go amiss.

Stayed October 2019

We had a wonderful time at your house. It was close to the lake and had great bird life to watch and listen to. Thank you.

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