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Magnificent lake and mountain views with indoor thermal pool, this sunny, 3 bedroom, fully furnished house is down a right -of-way, leading to large private garden. The garden is on two levels, with the lower level a large lawn, great for kids games etc.
We have a modern, natural indoor hot water pool with thermal water pumped from the hot springs of Taupo. This is a real luxury.
Clear views of snow-covered peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngaruahoe and panoramic lake views stretch from these mountains to the township of Taupo. Beautiful sunsets and the most romantic location.
Warm and sunny all day with open plan living, fully equipped kitchen, gas fire and plenty of heating.
Great sitting out door areas both front and back providing sheltered outdoor living at all times. Barbeque and outdoor heater provided.
Within a few minutes walking distance to the lake, and excellent walking/biking facilities running beside the lake, 'The Lion's Walk' to the left, and all the way in to the township to the right.
Five minutes drive to Taupo Township with excellent shopping centre, cafes, bars and restaurants.
Two Mile Bay boat ramp and the Botanical Gardens are within easy walking distance.
A few minutes’ drive to De Brett's thermal resort for more extensive hot swimming pools if required.
Taupo offers an amazing variety of holiday activities: Jet boat rides on the Waikato River right up to the Huka Falls Rapids, Four golf courses (two championship, one designed by Greg Norman), Paragliding, Sky Diving, world famous trout fishing and Bungee Jumping, 90 minutes to the largest ski fields of the North Island at Mount Ruapehu, and the famous Tongariro Crossing walk.
Lake Taupo is also the setting for two famous sporting events: The Around Lake Taupo Cycling Event in November, and The Iron Man in March.
Private, thermal Hot Pool, panoramic lake and mountain views, large private garden, fully equipped kitchen, this property provides the perfect base to explore the unique geothermal and mountain lake district of the North Island.
In addition to everything Taupo region offers, day trips to Rotorua, (1 hour), Tongariro National Park, (1 hour), Napier (11/2 hours) and Waitomo Caves (11/2 hours). Canoeing down the Whanganui River. (11/2 hours)
Sky TV included
Linen Hire available at $20 per bed.
Mandatory cleaning $40
We grew up in Wellington and spent many idyllic holidays in Taupo. We currently live on a small island 30 km north of Sydney for 6 months of the year, and the other six months are spent in Wellington and Taupo. We have three children in both countries so our lives are pretty hectic! We run a business offering rentals in four houses, one on Scotland Island in Sydney, Wellington, Ohakune (at the foot of Mount Ruapehu) and the above property in Taupo.
Heather Mackintosh purchased this house in 2001
My parents first holidayed at Lake Taupo in the 1970s. We continued the tradition with our own children and grandchildren. Our children became addicted to water skiing, boating, fishing, tramping and snow skiing.
The unique thing about this house, apart from the thermal hot mineral pool, is the unparalleled view of the lake and mountains.
Four of us (two couples) met the owner and she is delightful. She gave us tips and ideas for the area and was spot on. Easily found this lovely gem with her great directions. The house was very clean and orderly but comfortable. The Thermal Hot Pool was wonderful especially after a full day of activities. Every amenity possible was available and we used them. Great refrigerator, stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, all the utensils, cookware, dishes one could possibly need. We cooked many breakfasts in and many dinners. Great having a gas grill to cook freshly caught trout. The bedrooms were small but the beds were very very comfortable with lovely linens. The shower was big and had great water pressure. So nice to have washer and dryer. Even a clothes line if you wanted to hang your clothes to dry. Plenty of starter supplies for your needs. Local stores well stocked, nice butcher shop in town, Farmer's Market on Saturday, golf nearby and it was a lovely course. Convenient location for side trips to Napier, close to Huka Falls. The view from the living room and outside picnic table was to die for with fabulous sunsets; different every night. One can see why their family enjoys spending holiday at this home. Lots of books and brochures to browse. Lots of opportunity to fish, hike, explore, and close enough to drive to glow worm caves and thermal spas. This location could not have been better. Wifi was available as was a nice flat screen TV. Very open feeling of place with lots of light and beautiful grounds both in the front and back. Not to mention the very convenient parking right out side the door. The area was particularly quiet. Heather was wonderful in responding to any questions we had during our planning stage and was very accommodating. She was prompt in her responses and offered suggestions. If I could dream again of coming to Taupo I would stay here as it felt like "home" and was easy. Our stay was eight nights and it was much too short. Book your stay here and you won't be disappointed.Aloha Heather and Mahalo for a wonderful stay.
* Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
* Stayed: Mar 2014
* Source: HomeAway
Spacieuse et très confortable, cette maison nous a donné le sentiment d'être chez nous: soirées d'hiver près du poêle, promenades autour du lac et bain relaxant dans la piscine d'eau thermale chaude. En outre, la vue est superbe.
Lake Taupo is a wonderful situation in the middle of the North Island with great day trips to Rotorua, the Mountains, Napier or Hamilton. Endless local activities and a very pro active Information Centre in the middle of town for all bookings. Wonderful local walks to the famous Huka Falls, canoeing on the Waikato River, Bungey jumping, Paragliding, and sky Diving to mention just a few!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Public holidays and school holidays require peak period rates. All rates are for four people. Extra adults are $50 a night and children are $35 a night.
There is a $40 cleaning fee
Linen Hire available at extra cost of $20 per bed.
New Zealand dollars. Pay Pal available. Internet Banking in New Zealand. 50% deposit required at the time of booking, and full payment required two weeks before the date of arrival.
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