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View of the deck and garden from the roomPrivate guest bathroom adjacent to the room
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Private room in house

Retro-styled abode w/ courtyard

Shen & Karl User Profile
Shen & Karl

Retro-styled abode w/ courtyard

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath

Whether you're visiting the Central Plateau region to play in the lake and surrounds, competing in an event or just passing through town, come and enjoy our place in paradise. We're happy to host like-minded, easy-going and dog-friendly people :)


Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules

We'd appreciate tidy, respectful guests who are kind to animals :) We're also a non-smoking home.


25 Reviews

Janice And Derek User Profile
Janice And Derek
August 2016
We were driving to Hawkes Bay but realised we should stay overnight in Taupo to break the journey. Hmmmm .... Where to stay given we had our dog with us? Solution? Airbnb! The first place we found was hosted by Shen and Karl so a quick message to them was sent explaining our …
Pari User Profile
July 2016
We had a great time staying with Shen and Karl. Their place was very close to town and easy to get around. We arrived late in the evening and requested a late check out. They were very flexible and easily accommodating. Their breakfast suggestion the following morning at Spoo…
Arthur James User Profile
Arthur James
June 2016
Get your card out and book this place without any hesitation. We promise you won’t regret it. Shen and Karl are two of the nicest people that we have ever met! And Nova gives the best cuddles but also respects your space when needed. The house itself is spotless and well maintain…
Kirsty User Profile
June 2016
It was really nice and easy-going staying with Shen and Karl. They made us feel welcome in their lovely home and we enjoyed our wide-ranging conversation with them. The bed was comfy and warm, and the bathroom was fantastic. Their dog, Nova, was awesome! We would happily stay…
Matt User Profile
June 2016
Excellent weekend, we turned up at half 10 after a 7 hour drive and Shen and Karl were so friendly and welcoming. Plenty of local knowledge and Shen and her cute little dog hung out with us while we took our dogs for a walk. Perfect place to stay, thanks guys!
Victoria User Profile
May 2016
Beautiful house, gorgeous dog and lovely couple! Would definitely recommend this place and stay again. Thanks so much!
Victoria User Profile
May 2016
Shen and Karl are a fantastic couple. Their home lovely and comfortable and I had a great stay. They were very welcoming and I would recommend them and their B&B to anyone without hesitation. Added bonus of Nova puppy cuddles.

Hosted by Shen & Karl

Taupo, New ZealandJoined in December 2014
Shen & Karl User Profile
28 Reviews
Kia ora! We're an easy-going, outdoors-loving, eco-minded couple grateful to call beautiful Taupo our home! Karl's a mad keen mountain biker and Shennee's happiest when out climbing on a rock somewhere :) We both love travelling; having spent time in Europe, USA, Asia and Aus…
Languages: English
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