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Sleeps 6 guests 4 2


Set in the heart of Tekapo, within easy walking distance of the lake front and village centre, Araki is a renovated older ‘kiwi bach‘. Upstairs is an open plan kitchen, dining and living area, opening out to a very sunny north facing deck where you can enjoy lake and mountain views.  The modern, fully equipped kitchen has all you need to prepare your holiday meals to share around the dining table, including a Nespresso!  There is also a small BBQ available.

The upstairs living area has ample seating to relax in, with a flat screen TV, Netflix and a selection of books to enjoy.  As well as a heat pump/air conditioning unit, there is a “potbelly” log burner. The lower level offers a master queen bedroom has its own ensuite, while the other 3 rooms share a second bathroom.  Relax in the sunny new second living area downstairs with a log fire – perfect for the kids! A Tesla electric vehicle charger is available for use in the garage.

By prior agreement Araki also welcomes well-behaved dogs so your whole family can enjoy the break (not fenced).  See our FAQ’s for more details.


  1. Queen bed & ensuite
  2. Queen bed
  3. 2 single beds
  4. Single bed

Autumn SPECIAL: 15% discount off the standard rate for stays of 2 or more nights until 26 June 2024 (excludes Statutory weekends).

Standard nightly rates:

  • from $290 for 1-2 guests, depending on season.
  • plus $50 per extra guest
  • under 2 yrs free in a port-a-cot (available for hire)
  • dog stay fee $30
  • linen, towels and cleaning included

2 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY – this may increase during peak periods. One night stay requests may be accepted depending on availability, and would incur a surcharge.

Discounts may be also available for extended or repeat stays. Enquire now >>

For larger groups, the adjoining Kaltech House may also be booked depending on availability.

Accommodation Features

BBQ (gas provided)
Boat parking
CD Player
Coffee machine (BYO pods)
Coffee plunger
DVD Player
Dining area
EV charger
Electric blankets
Fireplace (wood provided)
Free parking
Heat pump
Hot water kettle
Laptop work space
Linen provided
Living room
Netflix/streamed TVNZ
Outdoor furniture
Pet friendly
Queen bed
Single bed
Washing machine
Wireless internet (free)

Super central!

Past guests say ...

This house was the perfect kiwi bach! All the beds had electric blankets and two wood fires made it super cosy even on a cold night! Lovely place with LOTS of space!!

Lauren Jean – Mar 2021

Discover Tekapo Accommodation were really friendly and helpful at check-in and check out. The place was very clean and close to everything with a view of the lake. Sitting out on the deck looking at the stars was one of many highlights. 

Christopher – Mar 2023

Loved this place – great space, plenty of room. Very comfortable place – obviously is a much loved family holiday home. Deck and views amazing and within walking distance of lake was a bonus.

Heather – Feb 2023

Awesome place to kick the feet up for a couple of cold nights. Everything was awesome. The pot belly fire got us nice and cosy. We were able to bring our dog. And they even sent someone down in the morning to give us a jumpstart. Thanks very much.

Jono – Feb 2023

Great stay and right next to downtown! Was able to walk everywhere and enjoy our stay. House itself was perfect with tons of space and nice bathrooms.

Cam – Jan 2023

Very charming location and stay. Woke up to snow which was magical. A short walk to the main restaurants and cafes. Very comfortable for a group of six. Thank you so much!

Teresa – Aug 2022

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