All properties in Lake Tarawera, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand

Fishermans Retreat at Lake Tarawera

Family-friendly Lake Tarawera vacation home with fireplace and kitchen

  • Free WiFi

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Lake Tarawera, Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
  • We were so lucky to get this property at short notice for the long weekend (due to a…

    Apr 2, 2021

  • Fresh and clean. Comfortable beds and sleeping arrangement. Good storage for sports…

    Mar 19, 2021

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  • 8 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Hair dryer
  • Highchair
  • Washing machine

What’s around

  • Lake Tarawera - 1 min walk
  • Buried Village - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest - 8.8 mi / 14.1 km
  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Lake Rotokakahi - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Lake Tikitapu - 5.8 mi / 9.3 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 3

2 Twin Bunk Beds

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About this home

**Only available during peak season**
Comfortable three bedroom home, with great scenic views over lake and hills. Modern fully fitted kitchen with full oven and 2 x fridge/freezer, open plan kitchen/lounge/dining. Kitchen has full facilities (oven/microwave/dishwasher). Lounge has TV with DVD player, Wifi and Chromecast. Large deck area with outside table, chairs and gas BBQ. 2 kayaks available to use. Games, books, cards and puzzles available. Main bedroom has King bed, 2nd bedroom has 2 x bunks (sleeps 4) and 3rd bed has 2 x singles - sleeping 8 in total. Duvets, blankets and pillows supplied - Bring your own towels, sheets and pillow cases please. Electric blankets on all beds and oil filled heaters. Plenty of parking for cars. Cell phone coverage. Sorry, dogs and pets are NOT allowed.

Few minutes in car to Boat Shed Bay or Stoney Point to launch your boat, or walk 100m across the road and you are at the lake side.

Enjoy the peace and quiet, the birdsong or try your hand at fishing in Lake Tarawera (fishing licence required). Use this peaceful location as a base for the many activities Rotorua has to offer.

Available during peak season to rent. Families preferred. Max 8 people. (Sorry, not suitable for large groups of adults.)

Special conditions:

Smoking allowed only outside, and please pick up butts.

Extras: Cleaning (NZ$70.00 per stay) - I think HomeAway add this on automatically;

Bring your own linen (towels/sheets and bed linen/tea towels);

What’s around


  • Lake Tarawera - 1 min walk
  • Buried Village - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest - 8.8 mi / 14.1 km
  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Lake Rotokakahi - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Lake Tikitapu - 5.8 mi / 9.3 km
  • Lake Okareka - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km
  • Polynesian Spa - 12.5 mi / 20.2 km
  • Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village - 12.1 mi / 19.4 km
  • Rotorua Central Mall - 12.2 mi / 19.6 km
  • Rotorua Golf Club - 12.3 mi / 19.7 km

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 26 min drive
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Lake Tarawera, Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand

The manager


Speaks: English

The home

Key facts

  • Onsite parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Car required
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Note from host: smoking is only allowed outside


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 2 bunk beds
  • Bedroom two - 1 king bed
  • Bedroom three -2 twin/single beds


  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Highchair
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices


  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Books
  • Games
  • Children's books
  • Children's games
  • Children's toys
  • Kayak on site
  • Swimming nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Fishing nearby


  • Deck
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 8

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets not allowed


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

Also known as

  • Fishermans Retreat Lake Tarawera House
  • Fishermans Retreat At Tarawera
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  • Fishermans Retreat at Lake Tarawera Private vacation home
  • Fishermans Retreat Lake Tarawera
  • Fishermans Retreat Tarawera


  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Landing (2.6 mi) and Air Stream Café (5.8 mi).
  • Have fun with activities like fishing, hiking, and horseback riding, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes hunting. Fishermans Retreat at Lake Tarawera also has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Blackbarn wedding stay

    Great holiday home, everything you need, very tidy and great value for money. Great views on the deck was stunning weather to enjoy lake views. Thanks so much :)

    Justine E., 2 night trip, Feb 11, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Parking for vehicles and boat great

    Newly painted property was fresh and clean. Being able to lock up skiis, wakeboard, jackets, wet suits, paddleboard etc in shed was fantastic. Shed secure and lovely and warm to dry out gear. Kitchen well resourced with a lovely big fridge and new oven. Overall a pleasant stay with good car/boat parking. A second bathroom would be perfect as my daughter said I woke her each night creeping down the hallway, however we would stay again at this property.

    Richard P., 6 night trip, Jan 3, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    June holiday weekend

    Lovely house and view. Very comfortable. We had a great chilled out weekend

    Geraldine T., 3 night trip, May 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great house

    Really enjoyed our stay. Very clean, good kitchen. Kids enjoyed the dvds and toys and having a playground down the street.

    Emma L., 2 night trip, Apr 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great break

    We really enjoyed our stay. The house is tidy and warm (well insulated). Log burner great on the cooler evenings. Very peaceful part of the world with plenty of skiiing to be done.

    Jan K., 3 night trip, Apr 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    FANTASTIC!!! All you need for in a holiday house :)

    Everything was great about this house!

    Natalia E., 3 night trip, Feb 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Comfortable stay. Had everything we needed. Quick walk to get to lovely little beach. Thank you.

    Lovely spot, our family really enjoyed visiting Tarawera. Used Totally Tarawera water taxi to visit Hot Water Beach for a few hours which was a highlight.

    Gretchen B., 4 night trip, Jan 14, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Comfortable Retreat

    Family of four enjoyed a wonderful couple of days in this comfortable bach - would strongly recommend!

    Stephanie B., 2 night trip, Jan 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic, spacious and well equipped property

    We had a great time at this property. The owners were very proactive with communication. This property is very well equipped and has a large decking area (bigger than the photos indicate) which is great for family meals. The garage also offers plenty of room for storage. The house has had work done on it recently and it is quite presentable and tidy. Great spot for family get away - thanks to Bruce and Sally for helping us have a great Christmas break!

    Hugh G., 4 night trip, Dec 23, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovey house

    Very easy to find and get into. Nice peacefully house loved our stay would definitely recommend to friend and family

    Barbara m., Other trip, Feb 20, 2020

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