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Boat Shed at Lake Tarawera - BACH OF THE YEAR

Lake Tarawera beachfront vacation home with fireplace and kitchen

  • Free WiFi

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Lake Tarawera, Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
9.8.Exceptional.
  • Great stay! Everything was excellent except the weather but pizza place and a spa pool…

    Apr 21, 2022

  • Brilliant house in an amazing location. This property has everything you could ever need…

    Apr 8, 2022

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 11 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 16 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • On the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Hair dryer
  • Highchair

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Lake Tarawera - 1 min walk
  • Buried Village - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km
  • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km
  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs - 0.9 mi / 1.5 km
  • Lake Rotokakahi - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

4 Twin Bunk Beds and 1 Double Futon

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 4

1 Twin Bed, 4 Double Beds, 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds

Bedroom 5

1 King Bed

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About this home

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.


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.

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Lake Tarawera - 1 min walk
  • Buried Village - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km
  • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km
  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs - 0.9 mi / 1.5 km
  • Lake Rotokakahi - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Lake Tikitapu - 5.3 mi / 8.6 km
  • Lake Okareka - 6.8 mi / 10.9 km
  • Polynesian Spa - 12 mi / 19.3 km
  • Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village - 11.6 mi / 18.7 km
  • Rotorua Central Mall - 11.8 mi / 18.9 km

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 25 min drive
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Lake Tarawera, Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand

The manager

afus

Speaks: English

The home

Key facts

  • Onsite parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Car required
  • On the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine

Bedrooms

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 king bed
  • Bedroom two - 4 bunk beds and 1 sleep sofa/futon
  • Bedroom three -1 queen bed
  • Bedroom four - 1 queen bed
  • Other sleeping area one - 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 4 double beds, and 1 twin/single bed
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Crib/infant bed available

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Half bathroom - 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • Smart TV with cable/satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Video-game console
  • Video games
  • Stereo
  • Music library
  • Books
  • Games
  • Children's games
  • Children's toys
  • Kayak on site
  • Water sports equipment
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Skiing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Tennis courts

Pool/spa

  • Access to spa tub

Outside

  • Deck
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Travel crib

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 11

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 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. 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
  • Minimum guest age is 13

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

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

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

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FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Landing (2.1 mi) and Air Stream Café (5.4 mi).
  • Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching and ecotours. Relax in the spa tub after a day on the slopes or enjoy the use of a garden.
9.8.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The best of everything

    This is a golden spot to spend a weekend with family and friends. We loved cooking pizzas on the outdoor oven and spending time in the spa at sunrise and sunset. Enough space for a couple of families and kids to not feel on top of each other. Also appreciated the nice tennis rackets to have a hit at the communal court on the lake. We would definitely come back here.

    jodi P., 2 night trip, Mar 25, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect Spot, Amazing View

    The moment we set foot in the house we knew it dm was somewhere special. It has everything we could hope for in a nice relaxing escape from home. Hope to get the overturning to stay again soon.

    James W., 2 night trip, Mar 19, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Breakaway where we want to stay forever

    Great location that had every thing we needed to just turn up and relax for a few days problem was we didn't want to leave

    Mike H., 3 night trip, Mar 4, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Family get together

    Absolutely amazing house fantastic location great for large families. Hosts were awesome

    carys c., 6 night trip, Feb 23, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Another wonderful stay

    We had another wonderful stay at The Boat Shed. Perfect spot for our family to enjoy the lake and all of the amenities provided add to the enjoyment. Thanks again!

    Abbie R., 3 night trip, Feb 18, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best Lake Holiday Ever

    This bach really has it all. It was absolutely perfect for our group of adults and kids. So many activities - canoes, stand up paddle boards, tennis court a 5 min walk, spa pool. Really lovely and comfortable furnishings (the beds are super comfortable). I can't wait to get back!

    Kim M., 3 night trip, Feb 4, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location & Amenities A+

    We are a family group that comes to Lake Tarawera a lot and has stayed previously at different bach's in the area. The Boat Shed was perfect for our group as far as bedroom configuration and location. We are often out on the boat but as The Boat Shed sits just above the swimmers area we could just head down there to hang out for the afternoon if we wished. Loved all of the amenities such as the spa pool, BBQ, pizza oven, paddle boards and kayaks and even the little things like the coffee machine and nutri-bullet were great as usually we have to bring our own!! We loved it so much we are coming back in 2 weeks! Thanks Team!

    Abbie R., 5 night trip, Jan 27, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Magical

    Great location with lake views and privacy. A classic kiwi batch with well thought out touches of luxury - hot tub, pizza oven, water toys, comfortable beds. Great layout for our 2 x families to share. Would definitely stay again.

    Matt H., 7 night trip, Jan 9, 2022

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very Good

    Great location within walking distance to the lake and lovely place to stay with extended family. Thank you.

    Glenice M., 5 night trip, Jan 4, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely stay at the boat shed again this year, easy place to holiday for all!! We will be back

    A lovely 8 nights at this beautiful spot! So close to the lake and lots of facilities for all ages!

    Holly M., 8 night trip, Dec 27, 2021

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