Lakeside Escape - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

  • 9 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi
  • Pet Friendly Outdoor Only


Check out this amazing set-up for your next Lake Tarawera holiday - it's all in the name - Lakeside Escape!

Spend your holiday just moments from the water's edge, in this 4-bedroom 2-bathroom holiday home with everything you might need, want and more, including WiFi and a hot tub.

Lakeside Escape offers comfortable open-plan living, with easy outdoor flow onto the sundeck. Fire up the pizza oven and outdoor heater and dine alfresco with the spectacular views out over the lake. For indoor days, stay toasty by the fire and admire the scenery from the comfort of the couch.

With both air hockey and table tennis, as well as the extensive DVD library and children's games, you and your group will be covered when the weather doesn't lend itself to exploring the lake. And to get your days started off right, the modern kitchen boasts a Nespresso machine.

The perfect setting for two families, sleeping up to 9 guests. There is also a port-a-cot on-site, making this an excellent family option. The front section of the house is fully-fenced, so if you need a safe space for the young ones to run around or even if the family pet is joining in the holiday fun, this is the ideal for them to roam about.

When you feel like exploring, you can enjoy easy access to a safe swimming beach. Tempt a trophy trout or paddle the sea kayaks. Everything you need for a low key or adventure-filled getaway is on hand at this family-friendly holiday home. Or you're less than a 20-minute drive into Rotorua.

Relax and unwind with uninterrupted lake views, or explore everything on offer at this fantastic Lake Tarawera location.

Your Lakeside Escape awaits!

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Bedroom Configuration

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

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower over Bath, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Pet Friendly

Yes Outside only.
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 $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

Please note that the hot tub needs to be filled and heated by guests - wood and/or gas bottle supplied.

Please note mobile coverage at this property is only for Vodafone network.

The house is located on a flat section, which provides plenty of room for cars and one or two boats.

This is a pet friendly property, however, pets are not permitted inside the house.


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

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Stayed June 2022

Great property, perfect location and we wanted for nothing. Was a great weekend away.

Stayed April 2022

This is agreed spot for a family break, warm, well equipped and good value

Stayed March 2022

Great property particularly for an extended family as caters for all ages. Even with the bad weather we had still lots to do. Although we ended up not taking our dog because of bad weather it great that you can, because they are also an important family member to many. Last stayed there 15 years ago, but will not leave it so long next time.

Stayed December 2021

Lovely comfortable, well equipped and clean. Enjoyed the short time we were there.

Stayed November 2021

This was a great property for a family get away lovely views, comfy beds and good size house, kitchen well stocked and we really enjoyed our time there. Would definitely recommend.

Stayed July 2021

We enjoyed our stay but were disappointed with a few things. Very little gas was provided so we couldnt bbq or use the hot tub. Also very little kindling was provided and glass doors that provide the stunning view were dirty. Is a great spot for a large group with kids of all ages as lots available to keep everyone busy.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback, Sherice! We're glad to hear you enjoyed everything Lakeside Escape had to offer. We're sorry to hear the gas ran out; and can see this seems to have happened on the last night of your stay, which is unfortunate. We had left spare bottles at the property from the previous stay but are sorry to hear this wasn't sufficient and will take this into account going forward. We have also addressed the marks on the glass doors, which we apologise for and ensured enough kindling is provided.

Stayed July 2021

Perfect house for two families with the most AMAZING view of the lake and Mt Tarawera. View changes all day and never gets old! House is well set up with plenty to do and space for all. Fire place heats the whole house incredibly well - but you do need to be prepared to keep it going as there is no heat pump or other option if you don’t feel up to the admin of a real fire. The pizza oven is awesome - we had the best home made pizzas! Hot tub is fun - but takes a bit of work to get going. We enjoyed the challenge but it wouldn’t be for everyone. Highly recommend this house for a Lake Tarawera escape! We would love to come back! Property manage Joey was super nice too and very helpful and accomodating.

Stayed July 2021

Excellent venue for family holiday. The place is well thought out. Has everything we need! Great table tennis set up!

Stayed July 2021

Great property especially for all of our kids, awesome location, far enough away from town to have a proper break, but not too far to drive to all the tourist attractions, lovely warm fire with plenty of firewood, we had a great holiday so thank you

Stayed June 2021

Great place. So easy with the kids. Great family memories created.

Stayed June 2021

Mixed experience - some issues with the house but outstanding service from the Bachcare manager. The house is spacious, the kitchen has everything you need, the slide, swing and ice hockey table were a big hit! Beautiful spot right on the lake. The first full day we were at the house the dishwasher broke, the oven stopped working properly and we discovered a mouse in the kitchen (which we saw regularly during the stay). We got hold of Joey the Bachcare manager who came around the next morning, even though he was not able to fix everything, we appreciated him coming to have a look at short notice. Joey was also extremely helpful at sending some things back to us that we left at the house.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review, Sophie! We're glad to hear you were happy with the on the ground support provided and with Joeys outstanding service! We're sorry that the dishwasher and oven presented issues during your stay and have already addressed these for future bookings. We have also addressed the rodent. These can be common at this time of the year in lakeside locations, but we try our best to stay on top of the issue with preventive measures.

Stayed April 2021

Great place for children well fenced with playground at front of house. Easy access to the beach on Cliff Rd to launch kayaks which are available for use. But two lights not working in living area which made it very dull - one over the dining table

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback Eric. Its great to hear you enjoyed your stay and the great location. We have worked with the local team to get the lights replaced.

Stayed April 2021

Awesome place, great stay, greats for the kids, so much for them to do, Perfect!

Stayed March 2021

Fabulous location good size for family and lots of fun toys, table tennis, kayaks, fus ball, lots of books and games

Stayed February 2021

This house was spacious, sunny and had everything we needed for two families. Great proximity to the lake, spa was a bonus and we gave the pizza oven a go. Great games area for the kids. Would definitely stay again

Stayed February 2021

An amazing place to go on holiday with friends, kids, and outside dogs! So many cool activities and with being so close to the lake we had an oarsum time!

Stayed January 2021

We loved our stay here. Lots of things for the kids to do. Great location as right on a road that is a short walk to a lovely little beach.

Stayed December 2020

What a great holiday break we had at this property. Home was clean and comfortable. Views of the Lake were awesome. We booked in from the 24/12 to 29/12 so we had our Christmas Lunch at the home and managed to cook our Pork and Mutton perfectly in the Pizza Oven, Ham was cooking in the Kitchen Oven, needless to say we had a beautiful Christmas Feast. We were a group of 15 Family members so we had booked another house on Spencer Road to accommodate us all but this home was perfect as a base for us to all gather for our Christmas Dinner and for all our other meals we shared. Pizza night was a big hit with our boys and grand children, they certainly had mastered pizza oven cooking. It was also great that we could have our 2 dogs with us the whole time. Joey you made sure we had everything at the property as promised and also made sure we knew you were contactable at any time if we required anything else, you even managed to slip in without us noticing to drop off some brand new table tennis bats. I hope you enjoyed the bottle of Jamiesons and Chocolates we left for you and your team. We would not hesitate again to book this property. Thank you for ensuring myself and my whanau had an enjoyable and awesome christmas break. Trina

Stayed November 2020

This was a really nice house in an amazing location, and the house had lots of cool activities. Several of the things listed were not provided - we could only find one gas bottle for both the hot tub and the barbecue, and it was almost empty, so we couldn't use either of them. There was a table tennis table, but only three badly damaged paddles and a single ball. There was a fireplace and wood, but no newspaper, firestarters or even matches. The house strongly recommended we use their breadmaker and pizza oven to make our own pizzas - but the breadmaker was nowhere to be found, and no firemaking supplies. The garage/games area felt cramped and dirty, and could use some tidying up. We had a generally negative experience with Bachcare - we were forced to make this booking in order to be partially refunded for a previous booking made earlier in the year, which we were unable to travel to due to the COVID lockdown. The house itself was nice, but the poor maintenance, cleanliness and the numerous missing amenities made for a disappointing holiday.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback Adam! We're sorry to hear you had a negative experience. We have a local holiday manager near by should you need anything during your stay, such as a new gas bottle. We have passed along your feedback about the ping pong paddles and while there were more in a draw the owner will be replacing those that aren’t in great shape. We did have fire starting equipment in the kitchen however we have also made more of these supplies available for the future. We're glad you enjoyed the property and its fantastic location despite these minor issues and hope to see you again in the future!

Stayed August 2020

Comfortable house with lovely views. The fire was lovely and heated the place up nicely. It was nice to stay in such a peaceful location and listen to the bird song.

Stayed September 2019

excellent place to stay, heaps of games to pass the time, amazing views of the lake and mountain, will definitely be booking again.

Stayed September 2019

We had a group of 8 and it was an amazing stay. So many things to do, pizza oven, spa, air hockey, ping pong, a swing and slide, kayaks and the lake only minutes walk away! The view was incredible as well. Would definitely come back!

Stayed August 2019

Great location and well equipped house. Loved the views. Highly recommended.

Stayed June 2019

Great Lake accomodation. Fantastic view and great for families. Well appointed kitchen.

Stayed May 2019

This wonderful property had absolutely everything for an exceptional family holiday! So much fun playing on the Air Hockey and Foosball tables, the pizza oven was an excellent challenge and the hot tub couldn't have been in a better position. A supreme effort by the owners to make this home a top destination.

Stayed December 2018

What a wonderful place for a family holiday. So much to do and a fantastic location. I was a bit accidental in finding this place and I think we would like to be regular visitors in future.

Stayed October 2018

Fantastic bach to book, had everything you needed for a comfortable stay, the pizza oven was a hit and an easy meal for a big group. The games were fantastic for the kids and the hot tub was a great bonus!!

Stayed April 2018

Loved our stay here, especially the pizza oven, and local glow worms

Stayed June 2018

Lovely place to stay. Our second time there and hopefully not our last. Clean, great accommodation with all you need.

Stayed June 2018

Lovely warm house with beautiful views

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