Main guest bedroom.Second separate guest bedroom with double bed (available if three or four of you are travelling together).
Short Walk To Town, Great Views
Short Walk To Town, Great Views
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

We’d like to welcome you into our family home, located just 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of town and 5 minutes’ walk to the lake front. A home-away-from-home, our place is quiet, comfortable and clean and we’d love to share it with you.

The space

We offer two separate guest bedrooms, furnished simply but with very comfortable beds, a private bathroom and separate toilet. Wi-Fi wireless internet provided free of charge, as is breakfast of cereals, toast and spreads. You are welcome to tea and coffee at any time.

Enjoy amazing views of beautiful Lake Taupo and Mount's Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro while either soaking up the sun on our balcony or relaxing by our cosy fire.

Our extensive DVD, CD and book collections are yours to take advantage of (DVD player in main guest bedroom only).

Guest access

We'd very much like you to feel that our space is a home away from home for you - so with the obvious exception of our bedroom and ensuite, you will have use of the entire house including kitchen, dining and living rooms and fully equipped laundry with washer and dryer. Come and go as you please, as you’ll have your own house key.

Interaction with guests

You’ll be sharing our home with us so if you’d like to relax and chat we’ll be around, but if space and privacy is your thing, that’s absolutely fine. We want you to feel as comfortable in our home as you would in yours.

Other things to note

Two cats roam freely about the house so no one with cat allergies please. Also, our cats a very scared of little ones so if you have children with you, we ask that you tell your children not to approach the cats please.

Our base rate assumes two people are sharing the main guest room only. If you are two people travelling together but want separate rooms, that’s fine with us, however we charge an extra $40 per night (see house rules for further detail).


Extra people $37 AUD / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

Please give us a more accurate idea of your arrival time closer to your visit. We are a busy family and this helps us to plan our day.

This is a family home, we enjoy socialising but would prefer that you do any partying in town - Taupo night life is just a short walk away.

You're welcome to smoke outside but no smoking in the house please.

Hallway door to remain open at all times (allows cats to get to food and litter tray).

Make sure you have warm socks or slippers with you as we don't allow shoes on in the house.

Base rate assumes two people are sharing the main guest room only. If you are two people travelling together but want separate rooms, that’s fine with us, however we charge an extra $40 per night, which you can pay in cash on arrival or by altering you booking to show ‘three’ guests instead of ‘two’ (as far as we know this is the only way the $40 per night can be added to your booking via the Airbnb payment system).

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

435 Reviews

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Rachael User Profile
October 2017
Mike and Mo live in an excellent location with great views. Private room with television and wifi, robes and towels. The family were super lovely and helpful, providing recommendations and great hospitality. Would not recommend for party animals as it is a family house!

Tango User Profile
September 2017
Awesome location and place.

Edward User Profile
August 2017
Mo and Mike were fantastic hosts and could not have done anything more to make us feel welcome and comfortable in their home. Both Mo and Mike took interest in our travel plans, ensuring they were safe and we weren't missing out on any 'must do' activities. They had fantastic recommendations for food and activities so if you want the same ones you should definitely stay with them!

Amelia User Profile
July 2017
Lovely and very helpful family! Great stay.

Damien User Profile
May 2017
Awesome little spot close to restaurants and Mo was very helpful and was always around for a great chat. :)

Whitney User Profile
May 2017
Mike and Mo's place is located centrally in Taupo and has lovely views of the lake. Mo was a welcoming host and gave us excellent recommendations for things to do around Taupo, including some that were off the beaten path. We thoroughly enjoyed becoming "part of the family" during our stay, including joining in on family breakfast with Poppy and baby Charlie and chats with Mo in the evening. We felt very welcome and would definitely stay here again.

Sarah User Profile
April 2017
Perfect and comfortable space. Everything you could need and want and more! Expert travel advice from personal experience and a stunning area. Would highly recommend and plan to return soon. We felt like part of the family during our stay!

Taupo, New ZealandJoined in December 2013
Mike And Mo User ProfileMike And Mo is a superhost.

Kiwi's by birth we spent 10 years living and working in the UK before returning home and moving to beautiful Taupo (Mike's originally from Wellington and Mo grew up in Northland).

We know what it is like to be in unfamiliar territory and have always enjoyed meeting new people, finding common ground, introducing others to our Kiwi ways and in return discovering interesting people and cultures. We count amongst our friends those from the UK, Australia, Colombia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Turkey and the United States.

We will do our utmost to ensure our place is a home away from home for you and very much look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our family.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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