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Boat Shed at Lake Tarawera - BACH OF THE YEAR

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On the beach
TV, fireplace, video game console, DVD player

Overview of Boat Shed at Lake Tarawera - BACH OF THE YEAR

Boat Shed at Lake Tarawera - BACH OF THE YEAR

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 11

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Hot tub

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Lake Tarawera, Bay of Plenty Region

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Tarawera1 min walk
  • Popular LocationBuried Village6 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Okareka14 min drive
  • AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)25 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 11
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    4 bunk beds
    1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 king bed
    2 queen beds
    4 double beds
    1 single bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Boat Shed at Lake Tarawera - BACH OF THE YEAR

Beachfront Holiday home with kitchen and balcony
2020 Bach Of The Year - Gold Medal ***** The Boat Shed has been awarded the GOLD MEDAL out of just over 4000 bach's across NZ in the Bookabach 2020 Bach Of The Year awards.

* Full refund offered for cancellations due to covid travel restriction*

This recently renovated single level four-bedroom lakefront property offers tranquil accommodation with tastefully appointed furnishings. With wonderful, elevated lakefront views set above a lush ponga tree canopy leading to one of the best trophy trout lakes in the world.

Stroll down the short private path under the beautiful ponga fern tree canopy to the flat lake edge and a sandy swimming beach. Less than 100 metres in one direction is the Stoney Point Boat Ramp, playground, picnic BBQ area, car parking; the other way is the shared lakefront pumice based Tennis Court and Walking Tracks. Use the tennis racquets to have a game, grab one of the kayaks and head out on the lake to explore or develop your paddling skills on one of the paddleboards on offer - all included in your stay!

The Boat Shed offers easy access from Spencer Road for both cars and boats for the whole family with off-street parking. All next to one of the easiest and least crowded boat ramps in Tarawera.

Once you've settled in, relax on the sun-drenched deck and enjoy the sound of native birds, the waves on the sand and the spectacular views of Mt Tarawera. Cook a pizza, roast, or coal BBQ meat in our wood-fired oven!

Inside, there are polished timber floors, and entertainers wrap around sofa, large square boat shed timber dining table with leather chairs and log fireplace create an elegant atmosphere. The open plan granite kitchen is fully equipped with quality non-stick crockery and utensils and a Nespresso Coffee Machine. Separate TV/Playroom with 60 inch HD TV, Playstation 4, DVD player and Sky TV (including sports channels) make a comfortable stay for the whole family.

Lake Tarawera is only a short 5-minute drive to the Blue and Green Lakes, 8 minutes to Lake Okareka, 15 minutes to Rotorua, 30 minutes to Lake Rotoiti, and approximately 1 hour to Tauranga, Lake Taupo, Karapiro, Hamilton and many more attractions.

- Linen BYO or Hire at 25pp
- Firewood supplied
- No mobile coverage
- Free unlimited WIFI

Special conditions:
The Boat Shed is available for a maximum of 11 guests. To secure your holiday dates a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the rental is payable at the time of booking. The deposit will only be refunded if the house can be relet in the event of a cancellation. The balance of your rental is due 3 weeks before arrival. Please leave the house in a tidy condition. Minimum stay of 3 nights preferred.

Extras: Cleaning is required; Optional Linen - NZ$25.00 per person.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds and dining tables. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.

This Lake Tarawera property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with video game consoles. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

Recreational amenities at the holiday home include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • On the beach


  • Close to skiing


  • Hot tub


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Cot/infant bed available
  • High chair
  • Children's toys
  • Children's games


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Ice maker


  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Video game console
  • Video games
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Music library
  • Games
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Kayaking on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Ecotours nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 11
  • Smartphone data usage (unlimited)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

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About this area

Lake Tarawera

Located in Lake Tarawera, this holiday home is on the beach. Lake Tarawera and Mount Tarawera reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Skyline Rotorua and Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Racing Rotorua or Rotorua International Stadium. Jet skiing and kayaking offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking nearby.

What's nearby

  • Lake Tarawera - 1 min walk
  • Buried Village - 6 min drive
  • Lake Rotokakahi - 8 min drive
  • Lake Tikitapu - 9 min drive
  • Lake Okareka - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 25 min drive


  • The Landing - 4 min drive
  • Air Stream Café - 9 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 84 out of 91 reviews
5 - Excellent 92%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 91 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 91 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 91 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 91 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Perfect getaway
We had a great stay at The Boatshed. Beautiful house with amazing views.

5/5 Excellent

Return to paradise
Just the best for a group of 10 friends. Plenty of room, well equipped, warm and wonderful. We will be back again. Thanks

4/5 Good

Great for families
4 generations stay for a weekend for 3 birthdays. Accommodation perfect for families. 20mins to Redwood night walk which is a must do in Rotorua.The spa was a hit & pizza oven would have been great if the weather was fine! Instructions for its use on youtube wasn't clear?. An instruction to explain its use would be helpful especially for those less tech savvy!. Sleeping arrangements were great, kids loved the bunks, though the queen bed at the end was too firm for us. Kitchen set up is awesome, has most things required ( and more) except a beater I needed to ice the cake..though appreciate not many would need this for a weekend and normally nor would I, but for being unwell prior to going and not having the time to ice before arriving! Great place to stay.

5/5 Excellent

Excellent stay
House was nice and clean, good views of the lake. Great to have a pizza oven and indoor fireplace - perfect for winter. Hosts were willing to supply linen and towels too, which was helpful. Definitely recommend.

5/5 Excellent

Great house and views
The house was great, especially the views - stunning vistas of the lake and Mount Tarawera. The house was warm and comfortable and we were overall very happy with our stay.