About this listing
Spectacular views of the Waikato River down to the Lake Taupo Marina this modern 3 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment is just a 5 minute walk to the town centre for shopping, cafes, restaurants and supermarket.
The spacious apartment is located in a secure gated apartment complex with heated swimming pool (October to April) and is fully self-contained including full kitchen with dishwasher, and laundry facilities.
Bedding configuration includes two double bedrooms (with queen beds) and 1 bunk bed room which sleeps four - perfect for families and groups. A portacot and highchair is also available (guests will need to provide their own cot linen)
In the lounge there are two comfortable sofas, a flatscreen TV with BluRay / DVD / CD player and high quality 'Focus' bluetooth audio speakers.
Free WiFi internet access is available.
The dining table seats six comfortably with an additional two bar stools at the breakfast bar.
Ideal for year-round holidays, there is a purpose built drying/storage room to air out your ski gear after a day on the slopes and a mooring for your boat or jet-ski directly outside the apartment.
The apartment has an internal garage for covered car parking and has direct access to the river banks for fishing, water sports and picnics.
"Great property - fantastic location overlooking the river. Beautiful."
"Lovely property - great views - loads of space and has everything you need. We had a fun afternoon in the pool followed by a picnic dinner by the rivers edge. Will definitely be back!"
The apartment complex has a heated swimming pool for guests to enjoy from October through to April.
Two kayaks with life vests are available free for use during your stay.
Interaction with Guests
Once your booking has been confirmed we will email guests with codes to access both the gated complex and the apartment's front door. We are not required to attend the check-in and check-out of guests, but can be contacted by cellphone.
Nukuhau is a central, peaceful suburban area situated on the Northern side of Lake Taupo and its town. It is an easy stroll along the river to the Marina, or through the leafy domain and amphitheatre into town. An ideal base to explore the thermal regions of Taupo and Rotorua, some of the landscape featured in the Lord of the Rings films and just over an hour's drive to the North Island's ski fields, you can experience world class trout fishing, water sports, adventure tourism, thermal pools, local wines and fascinating Maori culture all in one vacation!
Taupo is a stopping point for many inter-city bus services, but public transport is not available within the town (it is quite small). You will find it only a five minute walk to the nearest supermarket and the town centre from our apartment.
Other Things to Note
As the apartment is accessed via a staircase it may not be ideal for disabled guests. A safety gate at the top of the stairs is available for the safety of children.
A minimum of 2 nights stay is normally required unless by special arrangement. Minimum stays of 5 nights may be required over some school holiday periods or peak events.
Smoking is strictly prohibited inside, however smoking is permitted on the balcony. Pets are not permitted. A maximum of 8 people can be accommodated (plus one infant). As the apartment is situated in a residential complex courtesy to other residents is expected. We ask that you respect and look after our apartment as you would your own home and leave it in a tidy manner for our cleaner, with all rubbish removed and used bed linen (including the duvet covers) and towels left downstairs by the washing machine.
Linda is a great host and has a beautiful home. It's easy to locate and really beautiful. Will recommend to all:)
The riverside apartment the most comfortable and best places that we have been throughout New Zealand. The rooms are extremely clean, Linda(the host) puts effort into details. The rooms and living room comes with heater and bed warmer, it was extremely inviting especially during winter! There is a fully equipped kitchen that comes with dishwashers, ovens and the group of us had a great time cooking and having a quiet dinner. The neighbourhood is literally a stone's throw away from the city centre and Supermarket. 5 stars! Linda is fast to response as well when we couldn't find the wifi pw. Thank u so much Linda! We would love to be back!
So pleased you had a great time Annabell and thank you for the lovely review and the photo you sent of you and your friends enjoying a picnic by the river! It's always nice to see our guests making the most of the beautiful environment. Enjoy the rest of your time in NZ!
Absolutely wonderful experience. The apartment is beautiful. Will be more than happy to stay again.
What a fantastic place to stay! Perfect for our large family. The apartment was in the perfect location with the best views and it had absolutely everything we needed. Finding it was a breeze and all communication with the host was easy peasy! We highly recommend staying here to others. A beautiful apartment in a beautiful location with a lovely host!
Beautiful apartment! Views as gorgeous as advertised. 2 min drive or 7 min walk to city centre. Lovely to watch the swans and ducks along the river bed. All great.
Linda's apartment was great. It's a modern, clean apartment with a lovely view on to the river and very close to the city center.
We even took the kayak out on Waikato river.
I highly recommend Linda's apartment for a luxurious accommodation option in one of the most beautiful regions in NZ!
Over the years, I have stayed at numerous "top end" holiday apartments in New Zealand. In my experience, some flatter to deceive and do not justify their premium descriptions nor prices. This is certainly NOT the case with "Riverside Apartment Taupo"! So, my overall comment is that the reality was even better than the description!
In terms of location, the riverside setting is fabulous: tranquil and very much "by the lake" - the quintessentially key attraction of Taupo. Yet the apartment is just a 4 or 5 minute walk into the very centre of town, which makes access to amentities such as restaurants very straightforward.
The apartment itself has a great feel to it: layout, facilities and views all work to make this feel like a superb location for a "top-end" holiday.
I would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting a holiday home in Taupo.
About the Host, Linda
Recently returned to New Zealand after 6 years living in Italy with my husband and two children our dream is to eventually live from summer-to-summer - 6 months in Taupo and 6 months in Rome! In the meantime we would like to share our little slice of paradise in Taupo, New Zealand with you. Riverside Apartment is the ideal base to explore this fascinating region that boasts some of the country's best trout fishing and natural thermal wonders along with adventure tourism, water sports in summer and snow skiing in winter - we would love to host you any time of the year!