Main guest bedroom.Second separate guest bedroom with double bed (available if three or four of you are travelling together).

Private room

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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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.

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).

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $40 AUD / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

401 Reviews

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June 2017
Mike and Mo's place was easy to locate and within walkable distance to the city center. The room and bathroom were well maintained and clean. Mike, Mo and Poppy were very friendly and helpful, we had a lovely stay:)

Michael User Profile
June 2017
If you have no issues in sharing a house with a family and being made by Poppy to help her with her jigsaw puzzles then i thoroughly recommend Mike and Mo's place. Great hosts, lovely house and a lovely family. Easy walk into town, comfy beds with electric blankets which are great in the winter. We'd definitely return. Thanks for being great hosts Mike, Mo, Poppy and Charlie :)

John User Profile
June 2017
Great hosts - great location - and a great family! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Mike, Mo, Poppy and Charlie!

Alan User Profile
June 2017
Mike and Mo's home is warm, comfortable and perfectly located for walking to city area and food, banks etc. Both were so knowledgeable about the area and helpful in guiding us to the most spectacular places to visit. Delightful children and no they didn't disturb us, nor their cats. Thank you both, we had a wonderful stay with you. Alan and Jane

Minako User Profile
June 2017
Thank you so much! We are so grateful to stay here. We got to like lake Taupo and this family!!!!

Noah User Profile
June 2017
Mike and Mo are as friendly and hospitable as can be. Their house is very central and cozy. Thanks for the great stay!

Perry User Profile
May 2017
We had a great stay with Mike and Mo--location was both beautiful and convenient to restaurants/shops and they had tons of great suggestions for things to do! Would definitely stay again if coming back through Taupo.

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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