Lake peek beyond tennis courtGreat kitchen
6 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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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.

The space

Most suited for four persons. Master room with Queen bed. Two singles can use divan beds in open plan lounge area. Two bunks in a small separate room.
Linen provided.
Self catering. Light breakfast with tea and coffee provided
Excellent laundry facility.
Great fireplace with wood supplied plus night store heaters.
Shower and vanity plus a separate toilet
Vodafone and Spark mobile reception.

Guest access

Entire house and garden is available solely for your private use

Interaction with guests

Host can be readily contacted by phone or email

Other things to note

Key lock box code given on day of arrival.
There are no shops at Hatepe, therefore please take all food and personal provisions.
Nearest General Store is at Te Rangi-ita ( 12kms south). Stocked with groceries, fruit and veges, wine, hardware and fishing needs.
A convenience shop is at Waitahanui 12kms north.
Hatepe is halfway between Turangi (New World supermarket) and Taupo (Countdown and Pak n Save supermarkets)


Extra people $25 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $25 NZD
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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 2 yr old infant
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Firescreen must be used at all times when fire is lit.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Eunice User Profile
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
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
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

Helen User Profile
June 2017
We felt instantly cosy & comfortable, beautiful Bach & location! Communication with fran was also excellent! We will recommend the Bach to all our family & friends for a perfect getaway!
Fran User Profile
Response from Fran:
Yes it is a perfect getaway place all year round. Thank you for your positive feedback which is greatly appreciated. You and your friends were ideal guests and you will be most welcome to visit again.
June 2017

Steven User Profile
April 2017
What an amazing Bach! We loved how peaceful it is and how close it is to the lake. We will absolutely be back as soon as we can be. It was also central to everything we wanted to see in the area. The hosts made us feel like we were arriving at our own home. I cannot rate this spot highly enough.
Fran User Profile
Response from Fran:
I am so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay at at Hatepe. Yes it is an amazing environment and such a good base for many activities around Taupo and Turangi. A great "half way" stop over for travellers. I look forward to hosting you again.
April 2017

Cecilia User Profile
April 2017
Loved the place. The communications from the time of booking even until after my return to Auckland was very friendly, clear, quick and excellent. Felt very welcome with the lovely card, Easter eggs & buns and the fridge stocked with fresh milk, break, eggs and much more. Would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a very tidy place and peaceful neighborhood.
Fran User Profile
Response from Fran:
Thank you Cecilia for your very positive feedback and I am pleased you enjoyed your first experience at Hatepe. You will be most welcome to return another time.
April 2017

Coco User Profile
October 2017
Very nice facility and hospitality. Strongly recommend.

Joined in March 2017
Fran User Profile

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 memories have been created here.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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