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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

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'. 

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HILLTOP COTTAGE TAUPO

 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). 

Taupo Lakehouse on Heuheu Street

 The house was very clean and welcoming. As we arrived very late at night, the security lighting was welcome and made accessing the property very easy. Fantastic view of the mountains and some of the lake from the deck and two of the bedrooms/lounge. Lovely home. Kids loved the selection of board games and the reclining seats in the lounge! Very central location. 

Via Del Lago - a place for family or friends.

 Close to lake, great set up of house for multiple families staying with several small children. 2 living spaces provided enough room for us all without is "tripping" over each other. Loved the kitchen!