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Winstone Cottage - Waterfront Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

  • 12 People
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi
  • Pet Friendly Outdoor Only


With the waters of Lake Tarawera at the bottom of the garden, Winstone Cottage is ready to welcome you for a refreshing retreat!

Thoughtfully designed to capture stunning views of the lake and the surrounding native bush-covered scenery, this lovely lakeside home not only ticks all the must-have boxes, but is an inviting, comfortable and spacious spot to take the whole family!

Winstone Cottage has been well-furnished to create the cosy lake cottage atmosphere, while being seamlessly connected to the picturesque scenery through the postcard views of the lake pouring into the large living area and master bedroom.

This is a summertime oasis with large sundecks catching great sunshine. Whip up a meal in the modern kitchen to enjoy al fresco, or simply fire up the BBQ for a classic Kiwi dinner.

All the modern amenities leave nothing to be desired, including a BBQ, WiFi, TV and DVD player, a coffee machine and even shared tennis courts. Take a soak in the cedar spa pool - looking out over the lake is a spectacular way to end the day, come summer or winter.

Lake Tarawera offers so much to fill your days, whether it's a water taxi service to Hot Water Beach, finding a natural hot pool, or taking a hike along the Tarawera River to spectacular Tarawera Falls.

In summer make the most of the local fishing spots (charters available), or brave the lake water for a good swim to cool off right at the bottom of the garden.

Spend every second of this escape smiling - Winstone Cottage welcomes you!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • External Bedroom 3 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • External Bedroom 4 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • External Bedroom 5 (Level 1): 4 Single Bed

Bathroom Configuration

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

Pet Friendly

Yes Outside only.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $20 + GST 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 ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.

Special Conditions

There is a maximum of eight (8) adults per booking.

Please note, due to the close proximity to the lake, guests should closely supervise young children when outside to ensure they are safe around water.

Please note that there is no mobile phone reception at this property due to the remote location.

Please note bathroom 2, bedroom 3, bedroom 4 and bedroom 5 are all accessed externally.

While the property welcomes pets, it isn't fully fenced so pet owners need to keep an eye on their pets at all times.


  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (open / wood)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Spa pool/Hot tub
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Winstone Cottage

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Stayed April 2022

Fantastic spot with a lovely comfortable house. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here

Stayed March 2022

Awesome location. Awesome in every aspect. Would love to come back. Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise.

Stayed December 2021

Fantastic place, even better local managers - Bachcare HQ “Support” really hopeless

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, and apologise for not meeting your expectations with regard to the service recieved from our Support Office. We have been working hard to put further steps in place to ensure we improve in this area going forward. We hope to welcome you back again soon, to demonstrate first hand for you these improvements.

Stayed July 2021

Not an ideal place for 10 people

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you didn’t find that it worked for your group size. This property is able to sleep 12 people however it does have a maximum occupancy of 8 adults for comfort.

Stayed July 2021

We had an absolutely wonderful weekend away. We were a party of 8 adults and 2 babies. The bach is fantastic - a little bit magic really! Stunning serene views of the lake and all that fresh air and beautiful greenery. Bach has two bedrooms in the main house. Then 3 rooms just outside off the main house. Awesome dining area and lots of little spots to curl up and read a book. Relaxing spa and great fire place. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend! Highly recommend.

Stayed June 2021

It was such a great stay! The view is amazing! The spa pool is amazing and there are so many great ammenities would definently stay again

Stayed May 2021

Great location for kayaks and MTBs , clean, good quality linens, beds.etc.hot tub great. Shower pressure poor, lighting needs maintenance

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review, James! We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Winstone Cottage and its fantastic location and amenities! Thank you for your feedback; we'll get onto replacing lightbulbs as soon as possible and will see what can be done about the shower pressure.

Stayed May 2021

Amazing property! The lakeside position gives a stunning view and the spa on the deck means it’s fabulous in winter as well. Cosy fire and lots of room. Fabulous home

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