- Hot tub
- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
17 Customer Review(s)
“This is a great property in a good location.”
It's is a few minutes away from Okahune itself.
It's is a few minutes away from Okahune itself.- Brendon, January 2024
“We booked both properties for a weekend to celebrate my husband's 40th.”
What fun we had. The properties were as described and clean and tidy. They were kid friendly and we loved the facilities. Would definitely stay here again.- Ashleigh, June 2023
“Loved the stay.”
Great location. It would be a great place in the winter. Slightly too humid and hot with little air ventilation in summer, but still manageable. Will book again! Thank you for the great stay- Jj, February 2023
“Was a last minute booking for a mini summer getaway.”
Was totally worth it. Loved the accommodation and facilities. Having 2 sep bathrooms and 2 sep toilets was a game changer with my big family. The Spa was a hit with all, only thing would suggest is putting up a privacy screen on part of the deck to block neighbours on otherside of driveway seeing. I would recommend if going in summer take lots of fly spray and if you have those magnetic flyscreens to stick onto the inside of metal door frames, take them too so that the house can air and the mass blow flies stay out. Take back up games/activities that do not need wifi/internet, we lost wifi signal at house halfway thru our stay, was struggle in evenings to entertain kids as TV needed wifi, cell phone reception was poor, Vodafone was next to no signal and Spark was minimal. Highly recommend downloading various movies onto an ipad/tablet and taking a HDMI TV connection for it, as back up. Would definitely book this accommodation again along with the grey house so that more of the family can come away.- Ellen, December 2022
We are delighted that you and the family enjoyed The Yellow Straw House and thank you for your useful suggestions. We look forward to welcoming you and more of the family to enjoy both straw houses very soon. Property Owner
“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.- Shalini, April 2022
“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.- Hriday, December 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.- Jess, September 2021
“The house is very clean and warm.”
Our children were very comfortable.- Nodalo, August 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.- Gavin, July 2021
“One of the best places I have stayed.”
Outstrips other motels, hotels and other book-a-bach's. Would recommend this to everyone.- Sue, June 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!”- Scott, April 2021
“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.- Tim, August 2020
Very warm and great to have 2 bathrooms.- Elizabeth, August 2020
“Super place to stay close to ohakune, spacious and warm.”- Julia, September 2019
“Lovely warm well equipped house .”
Will definitely be back .- Catherine, August 2019
“Good stay. Very warm house on the winter.”- Sarah, 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.- Kyle, July 2019
- Bedroom 1: Single x2
- Bedroom 2: Double Bunk, Single
- Bedroom 3: Queen
- Bathroom 1 with: Shower, Hand Basin, Toilet
- Bathroom 2 with: Shower, Hand Basin, Toilet
- DVD Player, TV, Drying Room, Hot Tub, BBQ
- Microwave, Fridge , Oven, Hobs, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Toaster
- Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer
- Heating, 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.
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.
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.
Wifi connection can be unstable in severe weather conditions and data is limited.
Please click here to view The Grey Straw House
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
Ohakune is the ski capital for the North Island and your gateway to all the iconic features of the Ruapehu region. Perfectly based to jet off to the Bridge to Nowhere, the Tongariro Crossing or one of the many stunning alpine walks or mountain bike trails, it's a true haven for your next adventure. It's well worth the four and a half hour drive from Auckland or 90 minutes from Taupo in Winter or Summer! All of our Ohakune holiday homes are pre-inspected prior to your arrival and are ready for instant online booking.