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View of the deck and garden from the roomPrivate guest bathroom adjacent to the room
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
Free parking on premises

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

Dalit User Profile
October 2016
Shen & Karl were the best hosts one could ask for. Their house is designed beautifully, super clean & it feels so warm. Their dog Nova is the happiest cutest we've met. The room was as described, the private bathroom was beautiful & roomy. What we loved most about our short stay …
Josh User Profile
June 2016
Shen & Karl had everything prepared for us and were friendly and helpful. They went the extra mile to make sure we were happy and comfortable. We even went to eat breakfast at one of their suggested placed and it was delicious! We couldn't have asked for a better stay.
Melissa + James User Profile
Melissa + James
March 2016
Shen & Karl (and their pup Nova) made us feel right at home! The room and bathroom are exactly as pictured/described. Shen gave us excellent recommendations for yummy places to eat, while Karl gave us recommendations for places that served consistently good coffee (we love a good…
Dean User Profile
February 2016
It was an honor to be Shen and Karl's first Airbnb guest! Clearly, they've hosted plenty of non-Airbnb folks along the way though, since the bedroom and bathroom were perfectly set up for me when I arrived (complete with a welcome sign and wifi info on a bedroom chalkboard!). Bed…
Nick User Profile
October 2016
Shen and Karl were both very warm and friendly, making us feel very welcome in their home. The room/house is exactly as pictured and provided us all we needed for a short stay
Caitlin User Profile
October 2016
Shen & Karl have a lovely tidy, modern house and are very friendly hosts. They give fabulous recommendations for things to do/places to see in and around Taupo. Their dog Nova will also give you a warm welcome.
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 …

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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