Peaceful Taupo lakefront paradise

The garden runs down to a private beach
The garden runs down to a private beachLooking up from the lake at the houseOpen plan kitchen living areaView across the gardenAnd looking the other wayChildren's bunk roomKingsize bedroom
Taupo, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Peaceful Taupo lakefront paradise
3 bedrooms
6 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cottage
Per night: $120 - $135
Per week: $780 - $876
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Taupo vacation cottage rental
Right on the edge of beautiful Lake Taupo, this much-loved family holiday home is nestled in a substantial garden, giving not only stunning views but also total peace and privacy. The house has a very friendly atmosphere, and guests often remark it's like a cosy home away from home. Plus, the nightly rates are extremely good value.

Sunshine Cottage has been in our family for years - we love it, it's been our escape from the city, a place to relax and unwind in total peace. And because it's still used by family, it's set up with everything you could want, including kayak and life jackets for your use. It's not a sterile commercial operation, it's a family home - an ideal place to holiday, if you're seeking a home away from home at a very reasonable price.

There's a King Size bed, a Queen Size, a single bed, and a set of bunks for the children. We also have a lockable garage for guests' cars.

The house is fully carpeted throughout, with a heat pump and gas heaters for the cooler months.

Henry Grant

Area Information
Lake Taupo is New Zealand's biggest freshwater lake, and the water is stunningly clear. You've probably heard about it in connection with trout, for which it's world famous. There are several boat charter companies which will take you out for a day's fishing. People come from all over the world for Taupo trout fishing holidays.

Taupo town has everything you could want, including supermarkets, restaurants and bars, and an impressive array of very good cafes. It's also a centre for adventure tourism, such as mountain biking, para sailing, sky diving, white water rafting, and jet boating. And there's the ski fields at Mt Ruapehu less than two hours away, plus the world renowned Tongariro Crossing, said to be one of the best one-day hikes in the world: a six or seven hour hike up the blown-out crater of Mt Tongariro, past thermal activity and emerald-green lakes, and down the other side. Awesome.

Or if golf is your passion, try the Wairakei International course just up the road, just one of five golf courses within easy reach.

Lake Taupo was formed by a massive volcanic eruption that blew three volcanoes apart - and the thermal activity is still bubbling away all over the area. There are at least four spectacular thermal areas to visit within 40 minutes' drive, and there's also the "Craters of the Moon", a board walk that winds you through bubbling mud and hissing geysers, just a couple of kilometres out of Taupo town centre - for free.

And if you take the walking track along the magnificent Waikato River, you can step off the path and bathe in a naturally hot stream running into the river. Everywhere, there's evidence of the region's explosive past.

Taupo's central location also makes it an ideal place for visits to a range of other places, such as the Art Deco city of Napier, the world class rowing course at Lake Karapiro, and thermal Rotorua just an hour's drive away, with the Buried Village and Lake Tarawera. And with the Mt Ruapehu ski fields two hours'drive away, you can also use Sunshine Cottage as your ski base!

Taupo is approx. 3 hours drive from Auckland and 4.5 from Wellington. There's also an airport with regular Air NZ flights from Auckland and Wellington.

Budget, Avis and Hertz all operate rental car facilities at the airport.

About the owner

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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Mar 01 2016 Dec 01 2016 $120 $120 $780 $2,600 -
Dec 01 2016 Feb 28 2017 $135 $135 $876 $3,000 -
Check In: 10 a.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: nil
Deposits: 20 percent on reservation, balance prior to arrival. You'll see we don't use the availability calendar - please email us directly to enquire about vacancies, we like the personal touch!
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: None! Linen and cleaning included in the price.
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