Lakeview Cottage - Rainbow Point Holiday Home

Simple Stay
  • 6 People
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi
  • Pet Friendly Inside Welcome


This original 1960s Kiwi Bach is situated on a private elevated section with a large garden area and beautiful north-facing lake views
The holiday cottage offers basic accommodation with two bedrooms. The master bedroom has both a double and a single bed. This bedroom has a beautiful outlook with 180-degree north-facing lake views. A second bedroom with a new double bunk bed, a queen bed on the bottom and a king single on top.

The shower has recently been modernised and gas-powered hot water has been installed to provide greater comfort to guests.

The high-ceiling kitchen and lounge area are open plan with stunning 180-degree north-facing lake views.

Private off-street parking is available behind the cottage.

The property is only a 1-minute walk to Lake Taupō across a reserve in front of the cottage. The beaches straight in front of the house are great for swimming and water activities. The Great Lake Walkway can also be accessed right in front of the house for walking and cycling alongside the lake.

Several other amenities are within easy walking distance such as Rainbow Point Dairy, Fish Box Takeaways and Ploughman's Restaurant (450 metres / 10-minute walk). Two Mile Boat Ramp is a short km away and the Sailing Club Bar and Restaurant 2-minute drive or a 15-minute walk along the lakefront.

This cottage is ideally suited to couples, families and small groups who are looking for a peaceful stay with beautiful views and basic accommodation close to the lake.

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Double Bunk

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

There is no washing machine at this property.

Camping up to a maximum of four extra people may also be available in summer for $25 extra per person per night (subject to enquiry and approval when booking)


  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Lakeview Cottage

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Stayed July 2022

Lovely stay. Property had everything we needed. It was a bit cold returning at night, however heaters were provided. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a minimalistic stay. We would definitely return here in Summer, very close to the lake. 5 minutes drive from the main town. Great location.

Stayed May 2022

Thanks so much for the extended stay at the J Bach - I’ve already submitted a comment, however I’ve been prompted again to share my experience at the Bach. Again, I’ve stepped into a magic space with warmth and comforts that contain a feeling of being ‘home. Thank you for sharing and making this beautiful place available - I am originally born and raised in Taupo and have returned for a short pause to visit. I will re book whenever I am visiting and if the Bach is available. Much thanks LD

Stayed April 2022

The J Bach has been a magical space to rest and revive, many thanks for the cleanliness and order the Bach is found in. I could stay here forever- cheers LD

Stayed January 2022

Great location with lake views. Traditional kiwi bach. Comfortable and practical. Only negative was the very poor water pressure in the shower.

Stayed January 2022

A quiet and peaceful location, so close to the lake and walking/cycle path into town.

Stayed November 2021

A quintessential kiwi bach with an amazing view. We loved our stay here and would definitely book again

Stayed November 2021

A genuine kiwi bach with awesome lake views. Have been here a number of times now and still enjoy staying here.

Stayed October 2021

This is a beautiful location to stay in. Thankyou!

Stayed August 2021

Fun old skool bach with lovely views of the lake from the lounge and bedroom. Perfect location for strolling the lake and the Taupo 5k Parkrun! Had all we needed and got to enjoy it with the dogs - thanks again for a great stay!

Stayed March 2021

This is a cute, retro bach. The bed was firm and the shower hot... if a little underpowered. Good basic amenities... beats a motel any day for a welcoming environment.

Stayed February 2021

Lovely location and wonderful views. Located in nicest part of Taupo. It is a cute very basic retro bach but I thought it is very overpriced for what it is.

Stayed February 2021

Great lake view and spacious grass area. Clean and tidy with true kiwi bach feel. Walking distance to store, fish n chip shop and the two mile sailing club which I would highly recommend for pizzas and drinks right by the lake. Shower pressure could be better but it’s a bach so overall great house and would definitely stay again.

Stayed January 2021

Always love staying at the J Bach. It's simple and cute in a great location.

Stayed January 2021

Great stay. Love the traditional Bach feel. This is our third time we have stayed here and will be back for sure.

Stayed November 2020

This bach lives up to expectation. But the views are even better in person just amazing. In hot weather it was nice to be able to sit out front and have a BBQ with the amazing views in the forefront. This bach had everything we needed. The shower did let it down a bit for us there was not a nice even pressure just a trickle. If you can overlook that then this is a well priced bach with the best views in this price range.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your very valuable feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the property and the view, we agree, its pretty great! We have passed along your feedback about the shower and the owner has someone coming to look at fixing it. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Stayed November 2020

This was our second visit and very much enjoyed our stay. The view is sensational and we very much appreciate being able to bring our two dogs. Perfect for us.

Stayed October 2020

Beaut views! Great location - cute as Bach for small family.

Stayed August 2020

A lovely cosy kiwi Bach. Has everything you need and an amazing view. The shower needs an upgrade but otherwise we loved it.

Stayed July 2020

This was a great basic Bach so close to the lakeside trail and cosy/ well-equipped for family get togethers.

Stayed March 2020

Great views and very special to be able have our dog with us. Is an older Batch and some aspects is lacking.

Bachcare replied

Thanks for your review Russell and glad you enjoyed the lake views. We're sorry The J Bach didn't meet your expectations on this occasion. We've passed on your valuable feedback to the property owner for review. We hope to welcome you back in the future!

Stayed January 2020

Great basic batch with the best view of the lake!

Stayed December 2019

Great place for a holiday would recommend and stay here again.

Stayed December 2019

Loved our stay at this kiwi bach. Well equipped kitchen. Nice location, easy walk to lake.

Stayed November 2019

A delightful " Kiwiana Bach " with a wonderful view of the lake and delightfully friendly native birds !! Our second visit and it certainly won't be our last. !!Wonderful being able to take our beloved family dog with us !! Many thanks until our next visit

Stayed September 2019

Good location. Value for money.

Stayed September 2019

Lovely traditional bach with an awesome view.

Stayed May 2019

It was a lovely wee bach and we had a great time

Stayed February 2019

Great traditional Bach with spectacular views. Very quiet and close to amenities.

Stayed January 2019

The J-Bach at Rainbow Point provided the perfect getaway location for us. We loved the original retro character of the bach and location so close to the lake. Great that we could take the family pooch with us well.

Stayed January 2019

Awesome Bach, VERY close to the lake, I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Stayed December 2018

Very comfortable place to stay., fabulous view., close to shop for milk n bread

Stayed November 2018

A great timeless Bach with awesome NZ Bach character. The bed was very comfortable. Everything you need to have a holiday provided incl plates and cooking accessories. The view is spectacular! A very short walk to the lake makes a very fun Bach to rent. Has a very homey welcoming vibe and although a small house, the yard is plenty big enough to share with family and great for the dog. The only downfall was no laundry but I don't think this is a biggie!! I would definitely stay here again.

Bachcare replied

Hi Tracey, thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed so many aspects of the property. We do aim to have our listings as accurate as possible and do note that there is no washing machine or dryer available at this property.

Stayed November 2018

Very cute quaint cottage, so close to lake, hubby loved the complimentary items left in fridge :)

Stayed October 2018

Great location, private, lovely view. Authentic old-style NZ bach.

Stayed July 2018

This property was clean and well equipped.The location was quiet and a stone's throw from the lake edge.

Stayed August 2018

If you're wanting a no-fuss, kiwi Bach experience, then The J Bach is the one! We loved the simplicity of this good old kiwi Bach. It had everything we needed and was surprisingly roomy inside. There's heaps of sleeping space for large tribes and plenty of room to pitch tents. But most of all.....the location and view are fantastic! In summertime, I can imagine spending the majority of your time outside enjoying the view of the lake and the proximity of lake. So close! But the best thing about this Bach, is being able to take your pet!! And I must mention that dealing with Susan was ridiculously easy! She was really friendly and just wanted us to have a lovely stay in The J Bach. She definitely went the extra mile for us and we appreciated it! Thank you Susan!

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