Two streets back from Lake Taupo, tucked away down a driveway and looking across the lake towards the mountains of Tongariro National Park, your private downstairs suite is light and cosy, with access to an outdoor patio and a staircase leading to panoramic views from the top deck. You are 5 minutes by car or 20 minutes on foot from the boutique shops, cafes and restaurants of Taupo's town centre. There are several restaurants and neighbourhood shops within even shorter walking distance.
You have use of the entire downstairs - small bedroom with drawers and wardrobe, heating and electric blanket, and a sliding door to the garden; living area with armchairs, TV, books, heating and another sliding door to the outside; kitchenette with fridge, microwave, kettle, tea, coffee and milk, and toast and spreads for a light breakfast to start the day; bathroom with toilet, shower, heated towel rail, hairdryer, and plenty of towels; and a washing machine and clothes dryer. Oh - and a piano in the entrance hall if you are keen!
The chairs outside your rooms have a view towards the lake, and are a great place to sit in the afternoon sun. A spiral staircase leads to the upstairs deck, which offers wide views of Lake Taupo and the town.
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The guest suite is downstairs and you have your own entrances (through the sliding doors or the main front door). You can park off the street, right outside the door.
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We'd love to help you discover Taupo and the Central Plateau and we'll be available throughout your stay. We live upstairs and you are more than welcome to join us anytime (the upstairs TV has SKY Sports and if there is any kind of big game on, Terry is happy to share the couch). We will meet you on arrival but we'll leave you to your own space unless you need us.
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We are a non-smoking home, both inside and out.
Terry and I are South Islanders but we've lived on the Central Plateau for nearly 30 years, and both our children grew up here in Taupo. Terry is a regional manager with the Department of Conservation (which looks after New Zealand's special places and species) and I'm a writer and editor with lots of different jobs in my past. We have a systems engineer son in Auckland and a daughter studying geography and international relations at Waikato University. We've all travelled a little (Australia and America) but have lots more to see. For seven years we managed a small motel here in Taupo and absolutely loved meeting our guests, both kiwis and international visitors. Accommodation was a 24/7 lifestyle but the bonus was that the world came to us! We'd love to experience that again. We'll do our very best to make sure you remember your Taupo stay. Thanks for clicking on our listing - we hope to meet you soon.