About this listing
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.
Our main guest bedroom is a good size with a very comfortable queen-sized bed and simple furnishings; we also have a second separate bedroom available with double bed if 3 or 4 of you are traveling together (see picture 3) You also have use of your own bathroom and separate toilet. Wi-Fi wireless internet provided free of charge.
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.
We have extensive DVD, CD and book collections which you are welcome to take advantage of. Please feel free to watch a movie or television with us on our 84 inch HD projector screen; alternatively you can borrow a DVD and view it in your guest room (main guest room only).
Breakfast of cereals, toast and spreads provided free of charge. You are also welcome to tea and coffee at any time.
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 (washer and e 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.
Located in a safe and friendly neighbourhood, our home is 10 minutes walk from the heart of Taupo town centre. Off-street parking is available and there is also plenty of on-street parking.
Taupo is an ideal place to base yourself as you explore the central North Island, with Tongariro National Park/Whakapapa Ski Field and Rotorua both an easy one hour drive away.
In and around Lake Taupo you can ski, sail, sky dive, bungy jump, para-sail, go jet boating, take a scenic flight by helicopter or boat-plane, kayak, fish for Trout (permit required) or simply cruise on the lake. There are also a huge array of walking, cycling and mountain biking tracks in and around Taupo.
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.
We have a young baby in the house so at the moment check in is between 3pm and 5pm or between 7pm and 8pm. We hope this is not too much of an inconvenience for our guests at this time, while we get our wee guy into a routine. Thank you for your understanding :)
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.
If your feet get cold please make sure you have some warm socks or slippers with you as we don't allow shoes on in the house.
On rare occasions we may have family/friends staying at the same time as your visit. If this happens we will give you as much notice as we can. Our family/friends will use our private bathroom upstairs so you will still have sole use of the downstairs guest bathroom :)
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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.