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

4 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1 bath

4 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1 bath

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Ages 2 - 12
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4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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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.


Extra people: $38 AUD / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

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.

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 (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.

The neighbourhood

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.

Getting around

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.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 5PM
Check out by 10AM

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 :)

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



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

388 Reviews

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Tabatha User Profile
April 2017
Lovely place to stay.

Afzal User Profile
April 2017
Your home and hospitality made our stay at Taupo even more memorable! நன்றி மைக், மோ, பாப்பி & சார்லீ.. :) Thanks Mike, Mo, Poppy & Charlie.. :)

Marcia User ProfileMarcia is a superhost.
April 2017
Great family homely and very convenient beds very very comfortable great care and relevant information shared a must to stay at thanks Mike,Mo,Poppy and Charlie

TzeYing User Profile
April 2017
Very strategic location with a few mins walk to the lake taupo. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

George User Profile
April 2017
Great house, great location and lovely hosts. Would very happily return!

Paige User Profile
April 2017
Very nice and sweet family! Special details in the house gave us special experience. Good position. We can go to many good restaurant and spot by walking. So convenient! They recommended us many good places. They made our trip better. 非常幸福可爱的家庭,特别温馨,住在里面让我们也感觉到很幸福,每一个房子的细节都很有趣,能够感受到他们的用心,非常特别的入住体验,也许这就是airbnb的特别之处吧

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 Zealand · Joined 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.

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