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TAUHARA SUNRISE - A 5* PROPERTY WITH 180 DEGREE LAKE & MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Rob McEwen

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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TAUHARA SUNRISE - A 5* PROPERTY WITH 180 DEGREE LAKE & MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Acacia Bay - Tauhara Sunrise

5 bedrooms (4 with lake views + a children's room), huge patio

From April to September, Tauhara Sunrise is available as a vacation rental. (It operates as a 5 star hosted boutique lodge from October to March). The main house (6000 square feet/600 sm) has two levels. Downstairs are a king suite and a queen suite, both with en-suites and beautiful lake views, separated by a large kitchenette. Each suite has a flat screen TV, individual satellite TV decoder, sound system, DVD player and heat pump. Upstairs is the master suite with spa bath, TV with satellite decoder, & heat pump, plus a children's room with two beds, TV & adjacent bathroom, plus the kitchen, dining and living rooms. Outside the dining & living area is a massive patio with 6 person spa under a covered section of the patio. A romantically appointed luxury cottage sits on the rear of the property and has its own vehicle entrance. It has a king bed, gas fire, lounge area with kitchenette, bathroom with double shower, double spa bath & double vanity. It also has a flat screen TV with sky satellite and a Denon sound system. All beds (except children) have 1000 thread count sheets.

The dining table seats 8 comfortably, but with the addition of an extension table can seat 10-12. The views of the city lights at night from the dining room are spectacular. The living room has a lovely log fire (firewood in the garage). There is a wood fired pizza oven in the back courtyard, as well as a gas barbeque.

We are happy to make one of our vehicles available if desired, plus a men's mountain bike. We also have tennis rackets and golf clubs which you may use. There are community tennis courts across the road.

It is a 5 minute walk down to a lovely local restaurant which has a pizza menu, a bar menu and a full restaurant menu (it takes 10 minutes to walk back up the hill)! It is a 10 minute walk down to Acacia Bay.

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Rob McEwen (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Rob McEwen

Rob is a New Zealander whose family vacationed at Lake Taupo when he was growing up. He spent 19 years in Austin, Texas and his wife Becky is from Austin. Rob owned his own marketing firm in Austin, while Becky worked in the mortgage industry.

Before leaving Austin for New Zealand in 2002, Becky trained to become a massage therapist. Since 2002, Rob & Becky have hosted thousands of international guests at their boutique lodge. Rob also was involved in the establishment of the NZ Clean Energy Centre in Taupo and the establishment of the Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles. He enjoys fly fishing, music & hiking, while Becky loves hiking and being a massage therapist.

Rob McEwen purchased this house in 2001

Why Rob McEwen chose Acacia Bay

After 19 years in Texas, Becky and I toured New Zealand's North Island looking for the perfect spot to build our dream. We visited Taupo and were hooked. It offers everything we'd missed about NZ - a vast natural playground for hiking & fishing, fabulous golf, easy access to the Hawkes Bay Wine District as well as Rotorua and the Waitomo glow worm caves, and absolutely stunning scenery.

We were most fortunate to find this property which offers 180 degree panoramas of Lake Taupo and the mountains, and purpose built the house and cottage to maximize the views.

What makes this house unique

We built this house while living in Texas. When we moved back to New Zealand to live in July 2002, we had not yet seen our completed house. My brother, who lived in Taupo at the time, had been project managing the construction for us. I remember opening the front door, stepping inside, and going 'wow.' The wood floors, the dramatic entrance lobby, the stonework, the hot tub, the views, the decor (we had a fabulous interior designer) - it all just blew us away. It is contemporary yet casual and the colors are very relaxing. It has a very earthy feel. And of course, with me (Rob) being a music lover, it has a great sound system.

Guestbook comments from the owner

http://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/Hotel_Review-g255113-d556813-Reviews-Tauhara_Sunrise_Lodge-Taupo_Waikato_Region_North_Island.html
Oct 2014
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Taupo
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Bay Bar and Brasserie
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Wairakei; Taupo Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
State Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Bay Bar & Brasserie
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Whakapapa on Mount Ruapehu
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Acacia Bay
Car: necessary

Huka Falls, Aratiatia Dam, many hike & bike trails, fly fishing, cruise to the Maori rock carvings, thermal parks, Maori culture, white water rafting, bungy jumping, skydiving. Also, within 2 hours of Taupo are: Tongariro National Park (1.25 hours); Rotorua (1 hour); Waitomo Glowworm Caves (1.75 hours) and the wine district of Hawkes Bay (1.75 hours).

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Acacia Bay, Lake Taupo

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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3 night minimum stay
NZD2,250
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NZD750
NZD4,725
NZD18,000
 

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Notes 50% upon completion of rental agreement, balance due 7 days prior to arrival.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Acacia Bay in Lake Taupo

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • lake ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Children's bedroom upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , King suite downstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , Queen suite downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Cottage
  • The king suite downstairs can also be set up with an additional single bed or a baby's cot.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Yard
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Included
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are happy to make our 2007 Nissan XTrail SUV available for guests to use.
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