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Cruise out to the Rock Carvings on Lake TaupoQueen Room with views to the  Lake
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Private Rooms with own Bathroom

Carol And Lawrie User Profile
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
Sparkling clean10 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
BreakfastThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Carol And Lawrie is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

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

Olivia User Profile
December 2017
The most hospitable couple. We exchanged fun stories about traveling. We experienced the same feeling when leaving old friends and we’d only known them for two days. Very clean and comfortable rooms. We intend to return if we find ourselves in NZ again.
Robert User Profile
December 2017
Carol and Lawrie we're wonderful hosts. They have a very comfortable and immaculately kept home in an upscale Taupo subdivision. Upon arrival they greeted us with smoked trout that Lawrie caught. They are world class travelers and understand the hospitality space.
Lillian User Profile
October 2017
We loved staying with Carol and Lawrie. For a first time visit to New Zealand, this is a perfect, central spot from which to explore the North island. Carol and Lawrie have extensive travel experience and were happy to help plan routes and activities. The room was very comfort…
J.R. User Profile
March 2017
Our stay was amazing! Carol and Lawrie were great to converse with and very hospitable. Would definitely stay here again in the future!
Mary User Profile
February 2017
Carol and Lawrie are the perfect hosts, easy to chat with and they make you feel so comfortable in their home. It's very clean, they had wonderful fresh made apple and plum sauce and food for breakfast. They went out of their way to accommodate all our needs. A short drive to tow…
Jeannie User Profile
February 2017
This was the best experience I have had yet! I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for the perfect New Zealand experience. Live like a local and see all the attractions, while enjoying delicious homemade foods as well!
Melissa User Profile
February 2017
This is definitely one of the most helpful and warm group of people you can stay with in NZ. The room was very nice with a new, comfortable bed. Shower was hot and great. Breakfast was delicious. The conversations we had will go down as some of the best on our journey. Their home…

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Carol And Lawrie is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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