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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4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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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: 38 / 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

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).



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

418 Reviews

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Arron User Profile
August 2017
What a wonderful place to stay. We were welcomed at the door by Poppy who is full of life and a true delight. Mo our host was warm and welcoming with great suggestions on dining and activities in the area. The room was well appointed and beautifully maintained. The house was quaint and homely. We really felt like part of the family for the night and only wanted to stay longer. Thank you Mike, Mo, Poppy and Charlie, It was a true pleasure staying with you. We highly recommend to any any traveler.

Nick User Profile
August 2017
Mike and Mo were great hosts. They made you feel at home and gave awesome recommendations of things to do in the area. The location of their place was easy to find and walking distance to a lot of things. Very pleased with our stay.

Rylee User Profile
August 2017
Mike and Mo are so friendly and had great recommendations! Great people and a great place to stay.

Alice User Profile
July 2017
Mike and Mo and they're lovely kids made us feel very welcome in their home. We had a very comfortable stay and Mo took the time to tell us what we could do in the area - we had a fabulous day following all of her advice. Thank you!!

轶喆 User Profile
July 2017
Although we only have about 17 hours to stay, your kindness and friendly leave us deep impression. Mike suggested great places for dining, and introduced all the facilities in very detail. Our dinner was great, we spent less money and got more. Mo is very kind to introduce some more about the fireplace, which I'm interested in. Mike also helped check the place we are going to visit and suggested proper time to depart. The most important to us is, my daughter played quite well with Mike and Mo's daughter! The room is cozy and well-equipped, which is vital for us in a -4 night. Everything was perfect except we only have such short time to stay here. If we are back to Taupo again, we will definitely stay here again. Thanks again for all your help! This is an unforgettable experience in all our life!

Jay User Profile
July 2017
It is very nice and neat house. Very good hosts!!

Luke User Profile
July 2017
The accommodation is central (10minute walk to town). Quiet area though so getting a good nights sleep won't be a problem. The family are wonderful; made me feel at home immediately and were very helpful. Communication was second to none: will stay here again if ever in the area.

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
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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