Private room with own bathroom in our home. We have two friendly dogs and a cat. We live approximately 7km from Taupo center and only a two minute walk to some of Taupo's best beaches.
We have a private room available for guests in our house. Guests have use of their own bathroom during the stay. Our home is warm and relaxing, with great outdoor areas and two living spaces.
Guests have use of all facilities including kitchen, washing machine and clothes lines.
Interaction with Guests
We love to chat with guests, and as locals can point you in the direction of some great attractions. Guests are welcome to relax in the lounge or sit and chat with us.
We are just a couple of minutes walk to lovely swimming beaches and walkways, the pub is a 15 minute walk, the airport is just down the road.
We have safe and secure off street parking. As we are away from the town centre guests are reccomended to have their own transport.
Other Things to Note
We have two well behaved border collie dogs who are very friendly. Guests will need to be comfortable with dogs as they are part of our family and are allowed inside.
As this is our home we appreciate guests to treat the place as if it is their own home, and keep it clean and tidy. We are non smokers and prefer guests not to smoke, but will allow smoking outside
Riona and Todd were great hosts. The room was clean, private and surpassed our expectations. We really enjoyed exchanging travel stories with them by the fireplace, what else do you really need? We would recommend staying with Riona and Todd, especially if you want to get out of the city and enjoy the views of Lake Taupo.
We had an amazing time at Todd and Riona's place! Beautiful house near the lake in a quiet neighborhood. The bed is very comfortable and in the morning we had great coffee in their welcoming kitchen. If you have a car this is the perfect place to stay, as it is not in the city centre. Todd and Riona are perfect hosts. They had good recommendations in Taupo for us and they made everything to make our stay unforgettable. Thank you!
A great place to stay, very close to everything. Very welcoming hosts, unfortunately we arrived pretty late and stayed only for one night, so we didn't have much time for a chat. The house is great, very clean and with a fantastic view from the upstairs deck. I would highly recommend this place!
We absolutely enjoyed the stay in Taupo! Riona and Todd are very enjoyable hosts and did everything to make us feel welcome. The house is beautiful and the two dogs are just fun!
We really enjoyed our stay at Riona & Todd´s. Their house is very comfortable, spacious with a lot of privacy. We felt here homely and free. The hosts have been very frendly and helpful offering their advices for the tours. We loved the totaly relaxed atmosphere.
We would highly recommend Riona's and Todd's home in this great location to anyone visiting Taupo and Tongariro area.
Riona and Todd were very welcoming. The room is clean and big, the house itselfe is really nice. We had a great time and can totally recommend to stay there.
Riona and Todd were wonderful hosts. They were our first Air BnB Experience and really made us feel at home. They know a ton about their area and really love to help visitors have a great time. They advice about the Tongariro Crossing was spot on. Their home is really lovely and you have a lot of privacy. As a bonus their dogs are lovely and friendly if you are a pet person at all you will really enjoy them.
Hi I'm Riona. I am Irish but have been living in New Zealand for nearly 6 years. My Kiwi husband Todd and I met while we were travelling through Cambodia. We love travel and outdoor activities. I also love music and reading. Todd loves anything outdoors and woodwork. We're always interested in sharing travel stories and learning about other countries and cultures around the world.