Great views - short walk to town

House - Private room · Roberts Street, Taupo, Waikato 3330, New Zealand

Our family home offers a very comfortable stay with the lake front, town centre and marina just a short walk away. This will be a great base for your adventures in and around Taupo.

The Space

We'd very much like you to feel that our space is a home away from home for you - so with the obvious exception of our bedroom and ensuite, you will have use of the entire house including living and dining rooms, kitchen and laundry (washer and dryer).

Enjoy amazing views of beautiful Lake Taupo and Mount's Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro while either soaking up the sun on our balcony or relaxing by the fire.

If you've had enough sight-seeing for the day, you are welcome to take advantage of our 84 inch HD projector television (maybe some sharing required here) and extensive DVD, CD and book collections.

The guest bedroom is a good size with a very comfortable queen sized bed and simple furnishings (a second double-bedded room is also available if three or four of you are travelling together) . You also have use of your own bathroom and separate toilet.

Wi-Fi wireless internet provided free of charge.

Simple breakfast of cereals, toast and spreads provided free of charge (sorry, we don't provide cooked breakfasts). You are also welcome to tea and coffee at any time.

Interaction with Guests

We love to hear about worldly travels as well as share our own experiences. Please feel free to share the dinner table with us.

If space and privacy is your thing, that's absolutely fine. We want you to feel as comfortable in our home as you would in yours.

The Neighborhood

Very central location, safe and friendly neighbourhood.

Getting around

Off-street parking is available and there is also plenty of on-street parking.

Other Things to Note

Two cats roam freely about the house so no one with cat allergies please.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $27 / night after 2 guests
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Mike and Mo - and the delightful Poppy and discerning cats - are a great pleasure to stay with. They have thought of everything, from the privacy and spaciousness of the bedroom and bathroom to the ease of access, even a cosy fire to welcome you if the weather's chilly, as well as your choices from an extensive DVD collection should you wish to relax indoors. Their home is perfectly located within easy walking distance to the centre of town, the lake and everything you might need. They have extensive local knowledge too, and their restaurant recommendation was perfect.
    We were especially glad that we could just cross the grassy area opposite the house to access the pathway around the lake on our bikes, but even on foot this is easy to do, and a great way to enjoy the beautiful Taupo scenery.

    These warm and friendly hosts have used all their years of overseas travel experience to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable so you can stay with confidence.

    April 2014
  • Michael and Mo are fantastic! It was so fun being around a couple so madly in love and little Poppy has a smile that can melt glaciers. I had so much fun with them, from an introduction to Billy Connolly to lessons on properly eating fish & chips as well as the proper construction techniques of a chip buddy. They were both a fount of knowledge on local sights as well as all things North Island. Their place was absolutely great! One would be an absolute fool to book with anyone else in Taupo!

    April 2014
  • Our stay with Mike, Mo and Poppy was very enjoyable. They provided so many great suggestions of things to do in Taupo and ensured that we got the most out of our short stay. Their house is ideally located just a short walk to the main centre of Taupo. Mike and Mo were extremely friendly and their house is very comfortable and clean. We would highly recommend them as hosts.

    April 2014
  • Dear Mo and Mike. We really loved staying at your lovely house. It is cosy, comfortabel, very clean and offers plenty of space. It is absolutely delightful, very childfriendly and well located for exploring Taupo. You made us feel very much at home giving us welcome attention and space when we needed it. The breakfast was a nice added touch! And we loved being able to do a load of (website hidden), you gave us plenty of advice about what to do and see on our trip and we are glad that we followed your guidance.
    We enjoyed chatting over breakfast and had the bonus of meeting your lovely daughter Poppy. My children loved playing with her and my son was very happy about the great choice of children-dvd´s.
    We would highly recommend Mo, Mike and Poppy. Hope we see you again! Many thanks Alexandra, Erwin, Emil (6) and Carla (1,5)

    April 2014
  • What a perfect place to stay whilst visiting the sights around Lake Taupo! Mike and Mo were such welcoming hosts, even inviting us to join them for a beautiful stroll around the lake. Their daughter, Poppy, is a delight! Their home is ideally located near to the lake, town centre and Otumuheke Stream, Spa Park which is a natural hot stream. Mike and Mo are full of great ideas to do in the area. Definitely take them up on their advice about where to eat in Taupo - the Thai restaurant served the most delicious food! Their home is really clean, tidy and they have an awesome home cinema set up! We felt really welcome here and I'm sure you will too!

    April 2014
  • We had such a great time in Taupo! Mike, Mo and Poppy made such great hosts and had excellent recommendations of places to go! We hiked up to Huka Falls and took a dip in the hot springs, all very close to their home. The bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed beers on their patio overlooking the lake. We would definitely stay again, the best part was chatting with Mo and Mike and playing with Poppy, such a great stay!

    March 2014
  • Mike, Mo, and Poppy were wonderful hosts! They eagerly shared their home with us and we felt very comfortable there. They also gave us great travel tips and advice, and access to their wonderful DVD collection. Thanks, Mike and Mo!

    March 2014
  • We had an amazing time with Mike and Mo. Wish we could have stayed longer. They are really friendly and helpful. They even had a cot for our daughter. It was fun for her to play with Mike and Mo's daughter. They recommended this lovely Thai restaurant in Taupo. The accommodation was spacious and the location of the house is great as well. Would definitely come back here.

    March 2014
  • Mike and Mo were wonderful and super nice! They told us great places to eat and were very accommodating! Also their baby Poppy was adorable!

    March 2014
  • Mike & Mo are wonderful hosts. They made me feel right at home, had good knowledge of local eateries, places to go, things to do and went above and beyond to ensure I had a good stay - I'll be back for sure.

    March 2014
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Having recently returned from a long stay in the UK, we now call beautiful Taupo our home. We know what it is like to be in unfamiliar territory and have always enjoyed meeting new people, finding common ground, introducing others to our Kiwi ways and in return discovering interesting people and cultures. We count amongst our friends those from the UK, Australia, Colombia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Turkey and the United States. Please join us soon for some great conversation, we look forward to meeting you.
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