The Yellow Straw House - Rangataua Holiday Home

  • 8 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • 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 rustic, well equipped open plan kitchen/dining and living area opening out onto a deck. The central wood burner in the lounge area is equipped with wetback to provide hot water. It also hosts free WIFI, a flat-screen TV and 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.

Made from straw bales this unique house has three double glazed bedrooms that open onto the deck area and are set in configurations of one twin single room, a quad with a double and single bunk bed, and one separate single, perfect for the kids. The spacious master room also opens up onto the private outdoor area complete with a deluxe Alpine spa pool to unwind in. Together the rooms allow for a maximum of eight people to comfortably stay.

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Bedroom Configuration

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

Please note that there is currently no king bed in the property.

In addition for extended groups or larger families wanting to be close yet have some extra space and privacy a second matching Grey Straw House is available in front of this property sleeping up to 10 people and also boasts a beautiful alpine spa, barrel sauna, BBQ and firepit.

Please click here to view The Grey Straw House


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

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Stayed April 2022

The house is warm enough during winter time. Spa pool is a good option in the property. House is not clean enough and the duvet covers on the the beds are very old and ugly to use.

Stayed December 2021

Property is very warm, but lacked any cooling devices (fans, etc) so not ideal for a summer stay but can imagine it'll be great during the ski season. It's not in Ohakune but very close to it in a very quite village. Very peaceful stay minus the hot house in the middle of summer. Would recommend staying here during the winter only.

Stayed September 2021

Amazing to stay in such a warm place so close to the mountain! I was super impressed with the straw bale insulation!! Great size and layout for an extended group.

Stayed August 2021

The house is very clean and warm. Our children were very comfortable.

Stayed July 2021

Great place to stay with plenty of room for the four of us. Can accomadate two families easily with the two separate toilets and two separate shower room. Great laundry/mud room. Very close to Ohwakune, less than ten minutes if the rail road is taken.

Stayed June 2021

One of the best places I have stayed. Outstrips other motels, hotels and other book-a-bach's. Would recommend this to everyone.

Stayed April 2021

My wife, kids and I loved it, was a huge place for 4 people, has a fireplace which we didn't need to use as it was very warm inside, would love to visit in winter time when its snowing!

Stayed August 2020

Very easy place to stay with two toilets and two bathrooms everyone was ready on time. Warm house and great fire. Also a drying room which is great when skiing. Just out of Ohakune but close to the Mountain.

Stayed August 2020

Awesome property. Very warm and great to have 2 bathrooms.

Stayed September 2019

Super place to stay close to ohakune, spacious and warm.

Stayed August 2019

Lovely warm well equipped house .Will definitely be back .

Stayed July 2019

good stay. Very warm house on the winter.

Stayed July 2019

Thank you for an awesome stay! Everything was as advertised and we were very happy to come back to such a warm house on a snowy day on the mountain.

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