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Private Rooms with own Bathroom

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Carol And Lawrie

Private Rooms with own Bathroom

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
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Sparkling clean10 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

The space

Welcome to TAUPO!

Thank you for your interest in our property and we look forward to your stay with us.

Our home is modern and spacious with views to the lake and mountains and in a great area of Taupo. It is a perfect spot to base while you explore our wonderful area.

Our house is cool during summer, perfect to use either of our private outside courtyard areas--- You can choose to dine outside or just sit and enjoy the beautiful ambiance while reading your favorite book. Plus there is a BBQ available if required.

During winter we have a lovely warm cosy fire, ideal for fire side chats if you so desire.

We are great hosts and are keen travelers. A few years back we drove overland to UK. Love talking about travel and having worked in the hospitality industry in Taupo for many years we have a wealth of knowledge about Taupo and New Zealand.

Enjoy a complimentary Breakfast each morning with homemade preserves.
Home baking is also provided for you to enjoy with your tea and coffee.

We have ample off street parking.

You will have the choice of x2 rooms with your own private facilities. Separate toilet. The bathroom has a large vanity, shower and a full sized bath.... perfect for relaxing in after a busy day.
One room has a queen bed and the other has x2 single beds.

Town (CBD ) is an easy stroll away and public transport is available. It is more convenient to have your own car

We are also happy to collect you from the Bus Station or Airport.

Our interests are travelling, fishing, patchwork, rugby, golf, Lawrie has a BMW Touring Motorbike and a boat etc. so lots to chat about around the fire. Your stay can be an interactive vacation with your hosts or just exploring Taupo and doing your own thing in the evenings.

We have a couple of bikes available for you to use. Taupo has lots of cycle tracks for you to explore.

If you are here to fish, Lawrie is an avid trout fisherman and will be happy to share all his local knowledge with you so you can land that lovely rainbow trout. Lawrie will even smoke it for you so you can enjoy it for dinner.

Touring motorbikes welcome

Welcome package on arrival includes discounts maps and must sees while you are in Taupo area.


* Your own keys so you can come and go as you please
* Own bathroom (with bath) and separate toilet
* Hairdryer and plentiful supply of towels
* Wardrobe, double full length.
* 2 outdoor court yard settings for watching the world go by!
* Views of the lake and Mount Tauhara and Mount Ruapehu
* Shared living area
* Free WIFI
* Washing and drying facilities available upon request for a fee
* Includes all linens, blankets, towels and pillows
* Breakfast. Continental with homemade preserves
* Secure and safe Location
* Off-street car parking
* Sky TV
* There are lots of books and DVDs that you are welcome to use.
* Bikes are available if you prefer to explore on 2 wheels


* Very safe and friendly neighbourhood, very quiet at night
* Nice flat area no hills and a cycle track nearby
* Enjoy a leisurely stroll to town (CBD) where there are many cafes and restaurants or walk to Acacia Bay… a great bay for swimming and there’s a local restaurant/bar along the way.
*.Walk to Local shops 3 mins……..
* Includes Taupo’s best Fish and Chip shop, Convenience store, and wine/liquor shop.


*Taupo is an ideal place to stay and or use as a base to explore and do day trips from
* The TONGARIRO CROSSING is 1 hour drive (it’s reputed to be one of the x5 best day walks in the world.)
* TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK is 1 hour drive to see the x3 mountains
* NAPIER is 1 ½ hours drive
* ROTORUA is 1 hours drive
* AUCKLAND is 3 hours drive
* WAITOMO CAVES is 2 hours drive
* TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK is where some of the Lord of the Rings movie was filmed
* HONEY HIVE sample some Kiwi Fruit Wine
* BUNGY JUMP over the Waikato River
* CRUISE or SAIL Lake Taupo
* TROUT FISH Lake Taupo and Tongariro River
* HUKA FALLS. A must to see while in Taupo
* JET BOATING either Huka Falls or Aratiatia Rapids
* GEOTHERMAL AREAS Many to see all a short drive away
* GOLF Lots to challenge you. There are x4 18 hole courses in Taupo
*SHOPPING. Taupo has a great mix of shops, specialty and boutiques
* DINING you are spoilt for choice! Lots of Cafes and Restaurants


* FREE PICK UPS from Bus Station and Airport



Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM


Wide hallway clearance


261 Reviews

Gertrud User Profile
January 2018
Staying with Carol & Lawrie offers not just great amenities (bike, breakfast, a cuppa or few, clean bed & bathroom) but as they live to travel they've been and done that, so you can tap their brains for travel hacks. Bonus. Thanks, guys!
Joe User Profile
January 2018
Very hospitable hosts, which made us feel right at home and gave us great local info and kept us entertained throughout our whole stay! Couldnt ask for any better hosts. Thanks for the laughs! :) We'd recommend to all :)
Nic User Profile
January 2018
Carol and Lawrie are seasoned travellers and therefore make great hosts. They are very easy to chat with and have a wealth of knowledge about travel and are keen to share their tips I recommend their house to anyone
Alice User Profile
December 2017
lovely house and very nice couple.we really enjoy our stay there for the special Christmas!
Sue User Profile
July 2017
A great place to stay, spacious and
James User Profile
March 2017
Well where do I start. Carol and Lawrie were amazing! They're communication was great and helped out wherever they could as my mother was visiting and she's pretty immobile. A true home away from home and would love to book in with these guys again if I'm ever up in Taupo again…
Carolyn User Profile
January 2017
Wonderful quiet spot, yet still close to town. Loved how clean the rooms and house were. Great conversationalists, with those extra touches like luggage stands and homemade spreads at breakfast that just made it feel good. Thanks so much

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