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Riverbed Lodge - Lake Taupo Home

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7 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
TV, fireplace
7 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets

Overview of Riverbed Lodge - Lake Taupo Home

Entire home

Riverbed Lodge - Lake Taupo Home

Entire home

7 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 17

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Fireplace
Tauranga Taupo, Waikato

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Taupo9 min walk
  • Popular LocationTurangi i-SITE Visitor Centre9 min drive
  • Popular LocationKuratau Jetty24 min drive
  • AirportTaupo (TUO)27 min drive

Space details

7 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 17
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    2 single beds
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
    1 bunk bed
    1 single bed
Bedroom 5
    1 king bed
Bedroom 6
    2 bunk beds
Bedroom 7
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    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.

Riverbed Lodge - Lake Taupo Home

Holiday home in Tauranga Taupo with kitchenette and fireplace
A rare find just seconds from the edge of the Tauranga-Taupo River, Riverbed Lodge is a huge holiday house ideal for your next extended family vacation, sleeping up to 17 across 7 bedrooms.

Not just for the human members of your family, Riverbed Lodge is pet-friendly too and fully fenced with plenty of space to run and play.

Riverbed Lodge is a holiday home reminiscent of Kiwi summers of old, where every second was spent outdoors fishing, swimming, climbing trees or playing backyard cricket.

Riverbed Lodge has a large living area up and downstairs, decked out with retro style and plenty of comfy couches for watching movies or getting stuck into a good book. With four bedrooms upstairs, and three bedrooms and separate kitchenette downstairs, there's more than enough space for the whole whanau.

Keen fishers will love the location, right on the banks of Tauranga-Taupo River - a hotspot for famous brown and rainbow trout. Peaceful and secluded, you can disconnect entirely from big city life at Riverbed Lodge.

Spend the days fishing, or pack a picnic and take the 12-minute walk to Oruatua picnic site and pretty Maraetai Bay. You're just 5-minutes drive from Turangi for supplies and takeaways, and 30-minutes from Taupo.

For an old-school getaway and return to the simple life, Riverbed Lodge is waiting to welcome you!
Great news – Bachcare provides cleaning and linen services for all HomeAway bookings. The total price for your booking will include Bachcare’s cleaning and linen service fee, which will be paid as part of your booking. Check out the “owners fees” on your booking summary for details of these fees.
Other things to note: This property has a maximum of 10 adults.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and an iron/ironing board. Kitchenettes offer fridges, microwaves and dishwashers. Bathrooms include a shower.

Property amenities


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster


  • 7 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV

Outdoor areas

  • Decking
  • Fully fenced


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board


  • Sleeps 17

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Check-in time starts at 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


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
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
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

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Riverbed Taupo Tauranga Taupo
Riverbed Lodge - Lake Taupo Home Tauranga Taupo
Riverbed Lodge - Lake Taupo Home Private vacation home

About this area

Tauranga Taupo

This holiday home is located in Tauranga Taupo. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Tongariro National Trout Centre, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo.

What's nearby

  • Lake Taupo - 9 min walk
  • Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre - 9 min drive
  • Tongariro National Trout Centre - 11 min drive
  • Tokaanu Thermal Pools - 13 min drive
  • Kuratau Jetty - 24 min drive


  • Hare & Copper - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 27 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 0 out of 3 reviews
5 - Excellent 0%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 3 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 3 reviews
3 - Okay 33%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 3 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 3 reviews
1 - Terrible 33%

4/5 Good

The house with Character
Great place to stay for a large group or family. If you are wanting 5-star accommodation, then stay somewhere else. If you are wanting a large clean place to stay with character, then you have found the right one. Very close to the Marina and park area (5min drive) to take young kids to play safely by the lake front or have a game of cricket on the reserve. Not far to Turangi to use the Hot Pools and go shopping at the supermarket. Only an hour away to visit the Army museum in Waiouru to have some fun. There is a petrol station right across the road to stock up on fresh milk etc, and they do Fish and chips and burgers etc. The Property is on the main road (Highway one) so is a bit noisy with trucks etc through the night, but you cannot do anything about that. If you have very young children in your group, you will have to keep an eye on them while outside. The property does say it is fenced but it is small and easy for young children to climb over. Upstairs Shower unfortunatly dosn't work and very little shower pressure downstairs. Most tolet and bathroom doors don't have locks same with bedrooms. So ok for families but maybe not so much for large groups travelling together sharing a place to stay. But all in all, a great place to spend with your family with lots of beds and rooms to play or relax.

3/5 Okay

Great house but listing needs updating and bathrooms need to be fixed!
Really great house for a big group. Lots of space and different areas to hang out. BUT there were a few FLAWS though which lowered my rating a lot. When hiring a house you expect the all the basics to function... Sadly it was only after we arrived we found out the bbq couldn't be used (and we had bought food to cook on the bbq, plus it's hard to cook for large groups with only a oven!), And that the upstairs shower head was broken... Basically unusable. Then we discovered the upstairs bathroom door couldn't even be shut! So just be sure you know what your getting when you hire the place. Hopefully the listing gets updated to reflect the house and it's amenities.

1/5 Terrible

They need to upgrade the whole Bach! Bad water pressure and fuse/power! Insects EVERYWHERE!!!
It was horrible. Only good thing was the big amount of space! Would never recommend ANYONE to go there! As soon as we walked in we saw spider webs and spiders all by the light switches and corners of every single room. We weren't provided with a decent heater! Everyone slept in the cold! We had to sleep and eat in the living room upstairs because it's the only room that could provide a nice warm place for us. The most annoying thing was when the powers kept going off and we had to go down about 4 times every day just to turn the fuse on! They told us we can't get heaters in every room because it would affect the electricity (which we weren't informed about until we got there!) Not to mention the oil heaters are horrible! We would leave the heater on for the whole day and the rooms would still be cold! Please upgrade your place! Even the toilet on the bottom floor is filled with creepy weird writing everywhere! We also had to shower with very minimum and cold water! It is winter so upgrade your Bach! I would not recommend anyone going there unless if they get heat pumps or proper heaters! We bought 2 of our own heaters the next day and had to ask Bertina to bring us some more heaters and she bought one good heater! All the bunk beds are broken and need new mattresses, the mattress literally has this shallow shape in the. middle from so many guests sleeping on it. everytime we turn around on the bed the whole bed would make really annoying broken noises! The bottom room with 2 bunk beds, that rooms light bulb wasn't even working! It was dark and cold in that room! I don't want to ever go back there! I did mention to keep the Bach clean since we have kids and few adults with allergies! It was still so dusty and insects everywhere! we couldn't even shower properly since the water was cold and barely warm, there was hardly any water coming out, the sink taps had more water pressure compared to the shower water pressure!