About this listing
Our home is a spacious 5 bedroom family home with amazing views over open spaces towards the mighty Waikato River and Mt Tauhara.
We have two living areas, a large kitchen that you are free to use, and comfortable bedrooms. We are open to children staying, just let us know.
We have a laundry available for your use.
We also have chickens for fresh free range eggs!
Our gardens are being developed and maturing and ready to be enjoyed.
Heaps of safe off street parking.
Our home is full of books, games, free Wifi, music, piano and guitar if you would like to entertain us with your abilities.
We live in a comfortable part of town, all the homes around us are also on 2 acres, and one can easily walk to the CBD in about 15 minutes, but takes a bit longer coming home as it is up hill!! There is no public transport, so a car would be necessary to enjoy Taupo.
Guests are welcome to enjoy all the gardens, you have access to the kitchen, family and living rooms and the laundry if you need it.
Interaction with Guests
We welcome what ever level of interaction our guests are most comfortable with. Guests are welcome to share an evening relaxing with us or simply unwinding in their private room.
We live in a quiet neighbourhood at the end of a cul-de-sac street.
We would hope that you apply rules of common sense and mutual respect. If you don't know what that means, then this probably isn't the place for you.
Absolutely NO smoking or recreational drugs, or anything else that might otherwise get you arrested.
Raewyn and Trevor's home is absolutely lovely. It's spacious, immaculate and in an upmarket part of Taupo. The room itself is perfectly equipped and has little extras like heated towels. I was given helpful advice on choosing a restaurant (Rose on Roberts is recommended for gastro pub fare).
In the morning a welcoming breakfast spread was laid out, including eggs from the resident hens.
All in all a brief but happy stay and I would highly recommend it, along with all the other reviewers.
Unfortunately I did not get to stay with Raewyn as my mother fell ill and I needed to fly home within hours of making the reservation. However, I was refunded a portion of my stay which I was grateful for. Thank you
Raewyn and Kevin were amazing! We arrived in a fluster as our car had been burgled and they went out of their way to be helpful, in many, many ways, using local knowledge and resources. We cannot thank them enough for their support and kindness. As well as that we joined them for a lovely dinner and had long intelligent conversations. They have a wonderful extended family.
We loved our stay here. Raewyn and Kevin immediately made us feel at home, and made sure we had everything we needed. Breakfast was delicious (with homemade preserves and fresh fruit), and the rooms were very comfortable and pleasant. They have a beautiful home in a great area, and I'd love to stay there again.
Very comfortable home away from the tourist part of Taupo. Great beds and interesting host.
Location was fantastic ... Awesome views, plenty of space. Kevin and Raewyn are friendly hosts and provided great breakfasts and heaps of knowledge about NZ and places to visit.
Great Thanks to Raewin and Kevin. Very welcoming and charming house with very easy access . Raewin was very helpful to me, and I liked discussed and shared with her. Do not hesitate to meet them.
About the Host, Raewyn
We are a relaxed family, who have a spacious family home on the edge of town.
Our five children have scattered themselves, leaving the nest nearly empty - and ready for others to enjoy the space, scenery and gardens.
We have a dog who shares our 2 acres: Ollie who loves to play soccer with anyone energetic enough.
Kevin and I have lived in Taupo for 20+ years, and are well acquainted with what Taupo has to offer. From fishing to golf, café's and restaurants, mountain biking, triathlons, walks/hiking, water sports to name a few.
We are used to having guests share our home, and have been involved in hospitality for a number of years. Ideally, you would need a car to enjoy what Taupo has to offer, and we have plenty of off street parking. We are happy for those touring in a camper van, who want a break........for you to park in the driveway, and enjoy a night or two of home comforts.
We are flexible, and if you have any special requests - just ask!!