- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
30 Customer Review(s)
“Pros: Beautiful home and pretty much what we needed.”
Great location. Plenty of space and bedrooms & bed sizes were good, as we were a big family group. The bed linen and pillows provided was all good quality. Appreciated the house was warm on arrival. Plenty of heating. Soap, toilet and all cleaning things provided. Bathrooms were very nice and clean. The different spaces for the different family dynamics. Plenty of parking space for 4 large cars. Cons: not much. There were dirty dishes in cupboards when we arrived. 2 seater couch leg broken.
Great location. Plenty of space and bedrooms & bed sizes were good, as we were a big family group. The bed linen and pillows provided was all good quality. Appreciated the house was warm on arrival. Plenty of heating. Soap, toilet and all cleaning things provided. Bathrooms were very nice and clean. The different spaces for the different family dynamics. Plenty of parking space for 4 large cars. Cons: not much. There were dirty dishes in cupboards when we arrived. 2 seater couch leg broken.- Lui, June 2023
“Great place, plenty of room, fantastic location will definitely book again!”- Jeremy, May 2023
“Just a few issues the broken cupboard door in kitchen two of the double bedrooms only had two pillowcases on the 4 pillows.”
We were only able to have a BBQ once as the two gas bottles were empty and the air con batteries were flat. Overall we enjoyed our stay.- Sharon, March 2023
Thank you for your feedback for Choice Wharewaka, We are very sorry to hear that you found some of the amenities not up to standard. Your feedback has been taken on board and we are working on a plan for these issues to be looked into more often. Bachcare
“We had a really fabulous 10 night stay late December 2022 to early January 2023.”
We were a diverse group of eight people consisting myself, my wife two younger children, two elder children and my parents and the flexible accommodation served us all extremely well. Clean house, comfortable mattresses, well stocked kitchen, decent TVs, plenty of space and a fantastic table tennis table in the garage. We would highly recommend this house and grateful to have stayed there.- Toby, December 2022
“Only problem was with BBQ.”
Had trouble restarting it on Saturday when cooking lunch. Not sure why but had to disconnect the gas and reconnect to get it started.- Lil, December 2022
“Super well equipped, comfy beds and loads of room.”
Perfect house for big groups - we wish we had longer!- Taryn, October 2022
“Great place .”
Will stay again!- Rob, September 2022
“The property was perfect for our family annual weekend away to take part in the Taupo Half Marathon.”
9 adults, 1 toddler & 2 babies. Room enough for us all to relax but also enough space that we were not on top of each other.- Karen, August 2022
“No problems with bachcare.”
Only water was leaking from under the sink level 1 and Leaked all the way to bedroom. Garage door no locks. Would recommend child safety gates where the stairs are. Choice wharewaka.- aman, July 2022
Thank you for your review, Aman! We're glad to hear you had a nice stay and were happy with our service. Thank you for your recommendations and feedback about the leak - we're looking into it! Bachcare
“Suggest the owner invests in a chrome cast for their TV so users can access sport etc from their phone onto the TV.”
Overall we enjoyed the facility- Rowan, July 2022
Thank you for your review, Rowan! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! The property's smart TVs are connected to WIFI and as such are capable of streaming from the internet. However, there are some specialist apps only available on phones, so the property owners will take your recommendation to add Chromecast on board soon. We hope to see you again in the future! Bachcare
“Great place for a group.”
Appreciated having space for a young child also. Thanks for having us!- Becca, May 2022
“This property is fantastic for extended families, we had heaps of room for everyone.”
So close to the lake a 2 min walk was perfect. The house was very clean and presented well. We will definitely stay again.- Vicky, March 2022
“Overall a great stay.”
Amazing for a big group of people .. this house has many places to hang out in a group on all 3 levels ☺️- Serine, January 2022
“Very good..”- Okyi, December 2021
“I love the house it was clean, lots of rooms and very comfortable.”
The manager was friendly and easy to deal with. I will definely come back and highly recommend to my friends. Thank you so much- Raiza, July 2021
“Great property, perfect for sports team as plenty of space and amenities”- Lisa, June 2021
“Great property for stays with family & friends.”
Lots of room for adults and kids to enjoy their own space. Excellent boat parking and is very warm and cosy for a winter stay,- Sandra, April 2021
“The property still looks like it needs some love - the stairs are missing railings so for any kids (not that we had any there) this would be a risk factor and it's been like this for years.”
To top this off we had no hot water for the entire stay - the gas system was shot so we couldn't have hot showers and had to boil the jug for doing dishes that couldn't go in the dishwasher. The owner of this property really should consider spending some money on the property before increasing prices for no real benefit to the people that choose to stay there. I have used this property for several years now but will consider alternative options now if prices continue to rise in comparison to other equally if not better properties that I use for the purpose of our weekend.- Andrew, February 2021
Thank you for your review Andrew. The property owners are very focused on the guest experience and work constantly on improvements for Choice Wharewaka. We're sorry that you felt like this wasn't the case during your stay. In the past 4 years, the property owners have upgraded the kitchen, installed new garage doors, new outdoor furniture, new heatpump and new insect screens, along with countless upgrades around the house. You may not be aware that the railing had broken in January and it had been removed until we had a chance to repair it, which is the reason for the note on the special conditions. We appreciate that you decided to stay when we were unable to fix the sudden hot water issue immediately for you, despite attempts, given the lack of availability in the area over this busy weekend. We were glad we were able to come to a suitable solution for compensation for you due to such a vital amenity not being available unexpectedly which we feel is important to note. Bachcare
“Quirky property in a sheltered sunny setting with glimpses of the lake.”
Great parking- Pip, January 2021
“This was a great house for the extended family gathering Close to the lake and all amenities”- debbie, January 2021
“Excellent house for lots of people!”- Shinkal, October 2020
“Thanks for a great holiday.”
It was a good place to stay with the extended family- Paul & Sharon, September 2020
“Nice and tidy place!”
Loved that it is close to the lake and town aswell. Nice big house which had plenty of room for our multiple family holiday.- Alesha, July 2020
“Cool house full of character, nice, clean, spacious and very warm.”- vincent, June 2019
“A great house for our 4 generation family long weekend.”
We would defenetly like to go back again.- Tracey, May 2019
“Great holiday home for an extended family.”
Well situated on Lake Taupo for lakeside walks. Plenty of room both inside and outside the house.- Anne, April 2019
“We liked it”- Ross, March 2019
We're so glad to hear you liked your stay at Choice Wharawaka Ross! We like this property too! Bachcare
“Nice big house, not suitable for young children though, close to lake”- Lorena, January 2019
“Great property, easily accommodated two families.”- Simon, October 2018
“Excellent house for large groups, so many spaces to spread out and relax.”
Great furniture for big groups too. Absolutly loved the dining table! Loved the bed selection. Everything you need in a kitchen. Highly recommend.- Tayla, December 2017
- Bedroom 1: Queen
- Bedroom 2: Super King
- Bedroom 3: King Single
- Bedroom 4: King Single
- Bedroom 5: Queen
- Bedroom 6: Bunk x2
- Bathroom 1 with: Shower, Hand basin, Toilet, Towel Rail
- Bathroom 2 with: Shower, Bath, Hand basin, Toilet
- Bathroom 3 with: Shower, Hand basin, Toilet
- Free Wi-Fi, CD Player, Smart TV, BBQ
- Microwave, Fridge, Oven, Hobs, Cafetiere, Dishwasher, Toaster
- Washing Machine, Airing Rack, Iron, Tumble Dryer
- Heating, Heat Pumps, Open Fire
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.
Choice Wharewaka is a 5 bedroom 3 bathroom Wharewaka holiday home at Lake Taupo. Including unlimited Fibre Wi-Fi and sunny living, this well positioned house is an ideal lake base located just a few minutes walk from the waters edge! This 3 storey Wharewaka holiday home has 2 units each with separate entrances, Newly renovated kitchen, and bathrooms, making this an ideal option for a wide selection of groups - enjoy the spacious living areas while maintaining peace and privacy! Levels 2 and 3 open onto a fully renovated deck where you can fire up the BBQ and look out to the lake, while level 1 flows out to fully fenced section for family games in the garden. Due to multiple levels young children should be supervised, see special conditions below. Located on the second level, ensuite bedroom 1 is fitted with a super king bed and a baby cot, while bedroom 2 has a queen bed. On level 3, bedrooms 3 and 4 each have a king single bed. Enjoying a separate entrance on level 1, bedroom 4 has a queen bed and the level 1 lounge has two sets of king single bunk beds sleeping an extra 4 guests. With a recently installed heat pump on level 1 your group will be nice and cosy in winter. A table tennis table has also been added to the garage for the whole family to be entertained with family table tennis tournaments! To complete your family holiday set up, there is a bathroom on level 1 and level 2. This well presented, comfortable house has everything you require for a home away from at the lake. There is ample room to relax, a fully fenced backyard, set out on adventure with the lake edge just a 3-5 minute walk from your door and Taupo only a 7 minute drive away. Enjoy the perfect choice with the whole family for your next escape to the lake... Choice Wharewaka welcomes you!
A baby's cot is also available for use in bedroom 1.
This property has plenty of boat parking space, as well as a secured garage for bike storage.
Please note the house is spread over three levels with multiple stairs and we recommend supervision of young children in these areas. For extra safety, child safety gates are available at the property.
Please note there are security cameras at this property, placed in the outdoor areas (front gate and back entrance). Rest assured that our guests privacy is of paramount importance and these will only be operating for added security during and between stays.
Please note that there's a maximum of 10 adults allowed at this property at all times. The remaining two guests must be children.
Guests are to provide their own coffee capsules for the Nespresso machine available.
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
Just an 8 minute drive around the lake from Taupo Central, Wharewaka is a great base for a relaxing or adventure-packed holiday. It's out of the hustle and bustle of the centre, but still close to many of the bucket-list activities Taupo has to offer such as going out on the lake, visiting Huka Falls or even making the trek along the Tongariro Crossing. All of our Wharewaka holiday homes are pre-inspected prior to your arrival and are ready for instant online booking.