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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page


 Great Holiday Spot. Lovely view from the lounge. 

Taupo Lakehouse on Heuheu Street

 Great location. Very central. Liked the fact we could walk in to town and park with the children.plenty of room for us all. We had 5adults and 3 children so we made use of the extra camp bed too for one of the children. Heat pump in kitchen/living area was very efficient as weather was cool. Nice outdoor space too. 

Perfect Getaway for Couples and Families

 Excellent location and good set up in the house - great for large group as it can provide several different spaces if you book the whole lot 

Kaka Cottage, Bird Area, Taupo

 House very comfortable & warm during the bad weatherwise days we struck .Centrally situated & a very quiet area.The A C Baths were a wonderful place on those wet days.. Also appreciated the books, toys , games we were able to use for 3 children. Only downside.. no dryer & washing machine outside in garage.Tea, coffee. milk would have been great on our arrival after a long journey. A welcoming & comfortable home.. Thank you. 

Spacious Family Home -

 We had a very enjoyable break in your home away from home. . We appreciated your facilities. Thank you. If in Taupo again we will certainly see if your home is available. 

Taupo Harbour Retreat

 Excellent house at a good location.