The Grey Straw House - Rangataua Holiday Home

  • 10 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi


A divine holiday home set in the quaint Ruapehu village of Rangataua, it is your perfect winter destination or summer getaway. A simple 5-minute drive to the friendly town of Ohakune and gateway to Tongariro National Park which hosts Turoa and Whakapapa ski fields. The famous World Heritage site boasts beautiful walking and cycling tracks, fishing streams, lakes and rivers.

This charming warm eco-friendly home has a modern and well-equipped open plan kitchen/dining and living area opening out onto a large deck. The central wood burner in the lounge area has a connected air circulation system that effectively warms the whole house in those colder months. It also hosts complimentary WIFI, three flat-screen smart TVs, and ample off-street parking.

Off the long hallway are two bathrooms with showers, two separate toilets, and a spacious drying/laundry room fitted with modern appliances.

Each of the four double glazed bedrooms opens onto the deck and is set in configurations of two twin single rooms and a quad with a double and single bunk bed, and one separate single perfect for the kids. The spacious master room opens onto the beautiful private outdoor area, together the rooms allow for a maximum of ten people to comfortably stay.

Made from straw bales this unique house also has a wonderful large private outdoor decked area to enjoy and cook in including a family-sized gas BBQ, and a large rustic outdoor fire pit to sit around and roast marshmallows. Nestled close by is a private oasis with a beautiful cedar barrel sauna and a large deluxe alpine spa to unwind in.

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 King Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Double Bunk, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 2 Single Bed

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 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

In addition for extended groups or larger families wanting to be close yet have some extra space and privacy, a second matching Yellow Straw House is available behind this property sleeping 8 people and also boasts a beautiful Alpine spa.

Please Click here to view The Yellow Straw House


  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (open / wood)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Hot Tub / Spa pool
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Spa pool/Hot tub
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for The Grey Straw House

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Sunil Kumar
Stayed February 2022

Spacious and clean rooms. Cookware / dishes & BBQ needed a lot of cleaning. We had great time with friends but the hand cleaning needed (dish washer runs but doesn't clean a thing) was disappointing as you don't want to do all that on a holiday.

Stayed December 2021

Great place with many activities to spend time.

Stayed July 2021

We had a great time with three families with young kids. Although we didn't have much snow during our stay and had a heaps of rain instead, we enjoyed the space and played loads of games. A good place to stay catering for a group of 11 people.

Stayed June 2021

Lovely and warm. We went with a big group of friends and really enjoyed our stay! Rooms are all a decent size and the lounge/deck area is big and really cool!

Stayed December 2020

Very nice home, great for large groups.

Stayed July 2019

Loved the place, it was cosy and warm too. Fantastic having 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets. Would definitely stay here again!

Stayed June 2019

Awesome place, well set out with 2 bathrooms and toilets. Huge deck and fireplace to keep the house warm. 5 min drive to the ohakune shops so still pretty central. Quiet location.

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