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Kiwi Bach

Fran

Kiwi Bach

6 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 baths
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Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
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Hatepe is a peaceful and historic village 15 mins south of Taupo airport off SH1.
The house is a typical 1950`s style kiwi bach, recently tastefully renovated for optimum comfort.
Fully insulated, all day sun with peeks of the lake from the deck.
Enjoy doing nothing or take advantage of the many recreational activities locally, plus nearby Taupo with its excellent cafes, restaurants, huge variety of sporting and cultural events plus an enormous variety of sightseeing for all interests and ages.

Amenities

Dryer
Essentials
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Iron
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 bunk beds
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years) - No portacot available. A few steps at front and back door. Parents can contact host to discuss suitability if there is an under 4 yr old child.
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Availability

16 Reviews

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Rebekah User Profile
Rebekah
February 2018
Fran's bach is really clean and well appointed. It's really close to the lake & Hatepe is great for children. Fran is very easy to communicate with. We hope to stay there again one day!
Fran User Profile
Response from Fran:
Thanks for your positive response Rebekah. It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Thank you also for the private comments which are noted and appreciated. Fran
February 2018
Stella User Profile
Stella
January 2018
Fran and Doug's Bach is amazing, tidy, beautiful kitchen, excellent hosts, homemade jams, compact yet spacious, tranquil. 200m (if that) stroll to the lake, tennis court directly opposite. Beds were comfy, shower pressure was amazing. Taupo is only 24kms away for those needing a …
Fran User Profile
Response from Fran:
Thank you for your excellent review which describes this place in a nutshell. Yes, this Bach is a beauty in a beautiful relaxed environment and we are pleased that you had the opportunity to enjoy it away from the hustle and bustle and yet so close to the town action when you choose to go there.
January 2018
Philippa User Profile
Philippa
January 2018
An ideal place to stay to relax and chill out. This Bach included a bellbird in the garden and tiny quails who visited each night. Very charming. Everything was neat and clean and we felt well provided for.
Fran User Profile
Response from Fran:
Thank you Philippa for your positive comments. It is great that you enjoyed your time in such a relaxing environment and the bach provided well for you. You are very welcome to visit again. Kind regards, Fran
January 2018
Robin User Profile
Robin
October 2017
Great place to stay - all in perfect condition and very high standard. Recommended.
Eunice User Profile
Eunice
October 2017
The bach is very cozy, perfectly equipped, even for a small family. Host is readily available and responsive.
Fran User Profile
Response from Fran:
Thank you Eunice. Your positive comments are certainly appreciated. I am happy that your family found the accommodation suitable for your holiday.
October 2017
Isabel User Profile
Isabel
September 2017
Great place, clean, tidy excellent communication. right beside the lake, you wake to bird song, such a peaceful setting would recommend to anyone, we plan to be back!
Fran User Profile
Response from Fran:
You and your family will be most welcome anytime. Perfect guests and so nice that you appreciated the special character of Hatepe. I am happy that the bach suited your requirements
September 2017
Lorenzo User Profile
Lorenzo
August 2017
Wonderful kiwi Bach by the lake. Very neat and tidy, perfect for a weekend away.
Fran User Profile
Response from Fran:
Thank you Lorenzo for your positive response. The bach is a perfect "get away from it all" place and I am pleased that you could experience this.
August 2017

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Joined in March 2017
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16 Reviews
Fran is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Doug and I are very active retirees who have traveled extensively and lived in England and Australia. One of our most favourite places to be is at an idyllic haven at Lake Taupo. We want you to enjoy our bach (holiday home) at Hatepe on the shores of the lake. Special family m…
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