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.
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).
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).
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 (to allow our cats to get to their food and litter tray).
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.
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, 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).
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.