Rahui Basecamp - Lake Taupo Holiday Home

  • 8 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • Wifi
  • Pet Friendly Inside Welcome


Round up the troops and head to Rahui Basecamp! This four-bedroom holiday home with Wi-Fi is the perfect base for your next trip to Lake Taupo.

Enjoy all the comforts of home, including a Smart TV, 4-6 person Cedar Hot Tub and Nespresso machine for your daily caffeine fuel!

Indoors, the groovy seventies decor is fun and relaxed with a retro holiday vibe. Think summers of old as you relax on the sun-drenched front deck with outdoor dining. Enjoy a glass of something cold, as the kids play below on the lawn and the BBQ is fired up for a classic Kiwi dinner.

After dinner, head down to the garage for a family table tennis tournament - loser is on dishes duty. (But don't worry, there's a dishwasher!)

Rahui Basecamp is split over two levels with two bedrooms on each, ensuring there's plenty of space for everyone in your group to retreat to at the end of a big day. The whole family can come along for the fun, as Rahui Basecamp is pet-friendly too!

You're in a great spot to enjoy days out on the water, just minutes from Tapuaeharuru Bay of Lake Taupo, famously known as Warm Water Lake. Rahui Basecamp has room to bring the boat (under 2.5m high) and park onsite.

Taupo is within a short 1.5km drive or walk, where you can indulge at great cafes and restaurants and get your adrenaline thrills through activities like jet-boating, fly fishing and scenic adventures.

Rahui Basecamp is waiting to welcome you and your happy campers!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 2): 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 King Size Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower over Bath, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 2): 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 $30 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

This property has had additional safety railings installed across the balustrades on the deck, please see photo.

Please remember to bring your Nespresso-compatible pods for a delicious coffee fix in the morning from the Nespresso machine!


  • Bath shower
  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garage
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • High chair
  • Hot Tub / Spa pool
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Parking (on-street)
  • Port-A-Cot
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Rahui Basecamp

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Stayed May 2022

Great house for families with travelling doggos, warm and close to all we needed for a great weekend away !

Stayed April 2022

Great location with walk to lake and in to town.

Stayed March 2022

Great location for the price and the ping pong table was a hit with our group. Unfortunately though the house had not been cleaned well with cobwebs and thick dust throughout different rooms in the house. The house is also very tired and in need of a major revamp. We weren't too worried about this initially but when you can't even open the oven door to get the bottom trays out because it hits the freezer door handle it gets a tad annoying. It's great if you're after a basic bach experience and are happy to bring your own hand towels, tea towels, hand soap, toilet paper etc but we expected a bit more for the price we payed. I have been a holiday rental owner for many years and it's the little things that count and make for a great rental experience for your holiday guests.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review, Colleen! We're glad to hear you enjoyed Rahui Basecamps' fantastic location and its handy amenities like the ping pong table. We're sorry to hear you encountered a few issues during your stay. We're working with our local team on the cleaning and supplies, and with the property owners on the improvements that are required at the property, which will be addressed this winter. Please note that linen at this property is optional, whereby you can either bring your own (to save on those costs) or hire the service from us at an additional per person amount, so that we can provide this to you.

Stayed January 2022

We throughly enjoyed our stay at Rahui. The upstairs was lovely and clean, good linen and comfortable beds. The kitchen, dining and living is spacious with indoor, outdoor flow. The deck could use some work and perhaps new carpet downstairs or follow through with the wooden floors.

Stayed December 2021

Great location and space for our family of 7. Expected more for the price paid & photos should be updated.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review and we are sorry to hear that the property did not match your expectations upon booking and we would like to assure you this will be raised with our team to look into to ensure we rectify any issues.

Stayed December 2020

Great location and had everything needed for a comfortable stay. The property manager was very friendly and made the check in/out seamless. Would definitely stay again.

Stayed August 2021

Loved our stay here, has everything you could want to have a fantastic time away. Loved the fireplace and the hot tub was a delight. We will try and stay here again when we return to Taupō.

Stayed March 2021

Great set up for families with trampoline, fenced section, bikes, table tennis etc. Older style house that could use some decor updates in places but warm and very comfortable and an easy walk to the lake.

Stayed March 2021

Beautiful home! Everything for our stay was on point and the kids had a blast. Plenty of things for them to do. Thank you so much !

Stayed January 2021

We had a great week away with beautiful weather. The current state of this house is very average and it needs a really big overhaul to justify what it costs to stay there. It is in a perfect location with walking distance to the lake and town. It slept two families and two dogs really well. Kids loved the tramp and the hot tub is an added bonus. Plenty of space to park the jet skis and utes. This house will be lovely once it has had the attention given to it that it deserves.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your valuable feedback Sarah. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the location and size for your family. We have passed along your comments about the property to the owner.

Stayed November 2020

Nice house, great location!

Stayed October 2019

Nice spacious and tidy also in a good location, short drive to town.

Stayed October 2019

Best experience I've had with booking a house for a holiday.

Stayed October 2019

Great location, good sized property with heaps of room. Lots to do at the house, with ping pong table, hot tub, good sized lounge and deck to relax!! Plus close to town and the water front.

Stayed September 2019

This was a great place to stay. The ping pong table was a great addition to the stay as was the cedar hot tub! All facilities were functional and in great working order. Fire place was fab. Would definitely recommend to others and would stay here again.

Stayed September 2019

Great stay in Taupo, fire worked a treat to warm us all in the cooler evenings as did the hot tub!

Stayed August 2019

Was a great location, really quick into town. With it being cold they had put heaters in all the rooms. Needed besides tables for main bedroom.

Stayed July 2019

Good older boned house single glazed with modern fit out just needed some dry firewood to get the top of the house warm and heaters on alot downstairs if people are staying down there as downstairs can be chilly. Beds were comfortable upstairs king is quite firm and downstairs queen is softer. Otherwise well equipt kitchen has most things you need.

Stayed April 2019

Great spot, perfect for two families, lots of space. Clean & very very warm. Had a wonderful holiday.

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