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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Corena's Place - 5 mins walk to Taupo township

 Beautiful property we really enjoyed our stay! We couldn't work out how to turn the power on in the sleep out as the key for outside toilet wouldn't work! Wasn't an issue tho. We were more than happy with everything! Thanks so much! 

Stunning family-friendly cottage

 The property was in a quiet residential area, very clean, lovingly presented, in excellent repair with modern fittings and appliances and met all our expectations. The location was clearly indicated , so easily accessed from the street, even though it was a rear section and a small shopping centre close by made it easier to stock up with essential supplies. The garden and outside deck made it a perfect cottage for our family group. 

Taupo Harbour Retreat

 As 5 year old granddaughter said of the view from the deck which overlooks Taupo " you can see the whole world!" Her comment about the house "It's perfect". Beautifully close to the town centre, but with our own little 'beach' one minutes walk down the road. The house is clean, very comfortable and with all the extras (books, games, TV, binoculars, etc) anyone would need for 'time out'. I would recommend to anyone needing a 'home away from home'. 


 Owners were professional in all aspects of the rental right down to arranging for a "Santa Claus" character to do the gardening during our month long stay. Relatively handy for town and surprisingly an excellent lake view from the deck.Plenty of extra beds available if required. We have been visiting Taupo for nearly 40 years and Hilltop the best rental yet. 

Hilltop Views overlooking Lake Taupo

 A great NZ bach, with amazing views. I would definitely stay here again. 

cute cottage, cosy and affordable

 Simple place -- everything you need, and not far from town (a 2-minute drive).