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House boat boutique accommodation

Karl & Maureen

House boat boutique accommodation

6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Boutique accommodation. Stay in our beautifully furnished houseboat, peaceful & restful, 2 minutes walk from the Taupo cbd. Can accommodate up to 6 people but lends itself to a romantic getaway. . Warm & cosy, with quality bedding. No children under 12.
Not suitable for sight impaired or elderly unfit persons, involves climbing.


Free parking on premises

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock


32 Reviews

Lisa User Profile
March 2018
We loved our stay at the House Boat. The location was incredible and very cozy for our two night getaway. I highly recommend this unique spot.
Melissa User Profile
February 2018
The houseboat was a wonderful surprise! It is spacious and thoughtfully laid out. The bed was very comfortable. We loved the upstairs deck and spent mornings and evenings there. The location is great. It’s quiet and peaceful and it’s an easy walk into town. Karl and Maureen were …
David User Profile
December 2016
The Explorer was a perfect accommodation for our family. It is quiet and peaceful, but just a short walk from Taupo's bustling shops and restaurants. The galley is incredibly functional, enabling us to have most meals at home. One highlight: hiring a charter boat just down the…
Bob User Profile
March 2016
We just loved the house boat. It is much larger than you might think especially considering the top deck. The cool breeze and the views were to die for. Communication was a breeze and we met Maureen who showed us the (Website hidden by Airbnb) pun intended. We were so close to to…
Ed User Profile
December 2015
Our stay at the house but with everything that it was advertised to be we especially enjoyed feeding the trout over the side of the boat. The beds were super comfy… Everybody agreed on that one. Highly recommended… Love watching all the activity in the marina.
Lili User Profile
May 2015
Did not get to meet our host, but the stay was lovely. I would recommend this for a unique lodging at Lake Taupo. Not very accessible, as it requires climbing around the boat to enter, but if you are mobile, it is ok. The boat was a little cold at night, but there is lots of bedd…
David User Profile
May 2015
Explorer Houseboat was an absolute joy for our two day visit to Lake Taupo. Extremely quaint and filled with creative touches, it felt very homely and perfectly compact. Its location at the Marina also couldn't have been any better, as we were on the doorstep of both town and all…

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New ZealandJoined in March 2015
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32 Reviews
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