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Just Listed Iconic Luxury; Closest to Town Absolute Lakefront, & Heated Pool/spa

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 4,850 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Luxury 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath Lakefront With Mountain Views, Pool & Spacious Living

This home is the perfect luxury pad for small groups or a large family wanting to enjoy an amazing Lake Taupo experience. 450 sq. m (4,850 sq. ft) of family friendly living across 2 stories. Double width 1,141 sq. m private section with heated in-ground tiled pool and adjacent gazebo set above Lake Taupo.

The 2 upstairs bedrooms each have their own bathroom. Downstairs the master bedroom with a deck overlooking the swimming pool has its own ensuite with walk in spa tub and separate shower. The 2 other downstairs bedrooms have a shared bathroom and have their own kitchen/dining living area which opens to a deck overlooking the lake.

The spacious upstairs master kitchen has all appliances and facilities to host hearty meals and enjoys a view over the bar to the lake. The adjacent spacious living room at one end of the home is comfortably furnished and captures the mountain vista as well as the view along the lakefront to the west towards the town. The adjacent large dining room at the other end of the house also has lake views. All living areas open to decking with spectacular views over the lake.

More Details

Property Manager
Gower Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Australian, New Zealand and tiny bit of Japanese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2017

About Gower Smith

This property was purchased by related family members so that we and other members who live overseas can have an amazing home to enjoy as a base in New Zealand. We manage the property for the family members.

Gower Smith purchased this house in 2015

Why Gower Smith chose Hilltop

This is an iconic Taupo property, built by Sid Lane, a prominent Taupo businessman who regularly used the rear lawn as his private helipad. Our family lived in Hawkes Bay and we frequented Taupo which is central and nearby. Taupo is a popular holiday destination which appeals to New Zealanders and international visitors. If you want to enjoy a fabulous Taupo experience this property is luxurious and uniquely positioned.

What makes this house unique

Superbly positioned at the end of the public reserve that runs along the lake front from the town center. However once inside the glazing ensures you enjoy a tranquil and secure haven with the most spectacular Lake Taupo vistas. Comfortably furnished with 4 brand new large leather lounge suites, thermal heating throughout you can relax in comfort yet have convenience of a location close to town and all the key outdoor lake activities.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hilltop in Taupo

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master ensuite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Marble throughout - walk in 6 person marble spa tub
    Billiard room toilet - Toilet , Toilet & sink adjacent to billiard room
    In-Laws ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Also includes walk-in closet
    Lake view ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Can be private or made available as a shared bathroom
  • The master ensuite has a shower and a walk in thermal tub, both finished in marble. The other 3 bathrooms each have their own shower, toilet and sink.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Lake view - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Lake views. The large ensuite can be shared or private
    Downstairs 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 single beds, shared bathroom
    Downstairs 1 - 2 Single Bed , 2 single beds, shared bathroom
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Features magnificent private ensuite with 6person marble spa
    In-laws private bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Private ensuite, dressing table & leather recliner
  • The master bedroom has a king size bed with its own ensuite. The 2 upstairs bedrooms have queen size beds and their own ensuite bathrooms. Downstairs are 2 bedrooms that share a bathroom, each bedroom has 2 single beds that can be combined into a double. There are 2 sofa beds; one in the downstairs apartment living room and one in the main living area.
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Just Listed Iconic Luxury; Closest to Town Absolute Lakefront, & Heated Pool/spa
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Holiday palace by the lake

  • 5 of 5

Our two families had a brilliant holiday at 159 LakeTerr. It couldn't have been better. There were only 6 adults and 1 child so there was lots of room. The dining space was perfect for the caterer to do the wedding feast and the outdoors made for the most beautiful setting for our daughters wedding. The photos could be of a celebrity in an exclusive remote venue and here were we just a walk or bike ride from all the facilities in Taupo! I would recommend 159 Lake Terr. To anyone

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the panoramic views from BOTH floors lined floor to ceiling with windows overlooking the lake and mountains beyond, to the Heated Pool overlooking the water, to the quick friendly response and readiness to to anything needed to make our stay comfortable by the owners and their close by family members, this home is a Gem. Just a 15 minute walk or less than 5 minute drive along the lake to town and a two cute little coffee shops on the water just minutes walk along the lake away, we found it the perfect place to be quiet amongst the energy of the town. The outdoor pool being heated makes for great night swims, and the lake is just minutes away if you need a cool down. There are even thermal springs that run under the house to the lake which make a natural hot tub (while also being utilized to heat the pool and the house - very environmentally friendly!) Large enough for a good sized family or two (two full kitchens, one on each floor) while offering plenty of areas to tuck away into a quiet corner when that is needed. Book it - you won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Downtown bars
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Tongariro & Ruepehu
Nearest Beach
Lake Taupo
Car: recommended

The location of this luxury home is unique. Adjacent to public land and right on the lakefront you can walk along the lake to town. Close the front door and you have your own privacy in a breath taking setting on the lake with views to the mountains. Be conveniently located close to the action down town and along Lake Terrace, the center of Taupo's lake entertainment activity.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £373.6

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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