Handy Holiday Haven - Pet Friendly - Taupo Holiday Home

Bach or holiday home | Taupo Central | #11044

8.4/10 (7 ratings)
  • 11 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Handy Holiday Haven is a tidy 3 bedroom Central Taupo holiday home ideally situated for a great holiday in Taupo, especially if you have children or pets.

This Taupo holiday home is located within 3 minutes walk to the main lakefront, and it is a 6 minute walk to the social and shopping centre of town. There are many activities close by to this Taupo accommodation, and after enjoying Taupo's restaurants/nightlife you can just stroll home.

When staying in, there is a barbeque and you can watch TV, a DVD(s) or video. As well as an electronic keyboard to play, there is also a Windows XP computer for children's games.

The kitchen with pantry at this Central Taupo holiday home is well equipped with good sized fridge/freezer, microwave, slow cooker and a sandwich grill. The lounge is comfortable and open plan, and there is a heat pump, as well as a portable gas fire.

The three double bedrooms, all with heaters, have a queen, a double and 2 king single beds respectively, with a sofa bed in the lounge, and single foldout bed stored in the garage. There is more room in the carpeted internal double garage with two bunks (no pillows or duvets though) if necessary. (The garage is not insulated and not recommended for use through the winter, especially for small children.) The bathroom has both a deep bath and shower. There is a separate toilet. Apart from the shower, the house is wheelchair friendly. There are three canoes available, with four life-jackets (two single kayaks, one sit-on-top 2.5 seater) which can be carried or wheeled to the lake.

This rear sub-division section with garden and lawn is fully fenced and gated so is ideal for dogs or toddlers to run around in. Two vehicles can be parked within the gate and the driveway allows a boat/trailer to be parked off the street at this Taupo accommodation. One of Taupo's best restaurants is on the corner and around the opposite corner is a small shopping complex, including a Four Square and cafe. Across the...

Special conditions: *Pets are allowed in the garage and inside the home on request. *Both the gas heater and BBQ have gas bottles, each acting as the others spare. *The house is wheelchair friendly but the shower has a 5 inch step on it, so therefore not a wet shower. *Garage is quite cold throughout winter and is not recommended for small children. *Lifejackets - 3 Adult, 1 Child Rates are for 7. Additional people up to the max are at $20 per person per night. Minimum nights, bond, special conditions and other fees may apply. Please see Bachcare website for details and full terms and conditions.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Playstation ®
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x Single bed

  • Garage with carpet 1

    Other sleeping area

    2 x Bunk bed

  • Lounge 1

    Other sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $POA (required); Linen $25.00 per person (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
03-Dec-16 to 16-Dec-16
$195/night $195/night
2 night minimum stay
High Peak
17-Dec-16 to 29-Dec-16
$210/night $210/night
High Peak New Years Eve
30-Dec-16 to 02-Jan-17
$210/night $210/night
9 night minimum stay
High Peak
03-Jan-17 to 07-Jan-17
$210/night $210/night
7 night minimum stay
High Peak
08-Jan-17 to 09-Jan-17
$210/night $210/night
10-Jan-17 to 30-Jan-17
$195/night $195/night
2 night minimum stay
Off Peak
31-Jan-17 to 16-Feb-17
$150/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
Great Lake Relay
17-Feb-17 to 18-Feb-17
$210/night $210/night
2 night minimum stay
Off Peak
19-Feb-17 to 01-Mar-17
$150/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
Iron Man
02-Mar-17 to 05-Mar-17
$210/night $210/night
2 night minimum stay
Off Peak
06-Mar-17 to 12-Apr-17
$150/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
13-Apr-17 to 17-Apr-17
$210/night $210/night
3 night minimum stay
Off Peak
18-Apr-17 to 15-Jun-17
$150/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (12)

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  • Modest but very comfortable and clean and great to be able to...

    Modest but very comfortable and clean and great to be able to take our dog. Great for a family holiday and easy walk to lake and town. Would definitely stay again.

    robld400 100%|4x Oct 2016

  • Décor is a little dated but that would all I could say

    Décor is a little dated but that would all I could say. It is neat, clean, tidy and had all we needed - just perfect for a weekend away. Is in a great location - we were able to walk into town ! Would definitely stay here again :)

    JennyEi1 new member May 2016

  • A good location

    A good location. It was so handy being able to walk to restaurants, beach and the dairy. The garage shouldn't really be advertised as a "sleep out" as it has no ceiling or insulation. We wouldn't be keen to sleep in there during the colder months as we found it cold at night and no amount of heating will work without insulation. It made it complicated having to walk through a bedroom room to get to the "sleep out." The fully fenced section was perfect for our puppy.

    Megan 100%|1x Oct 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for your feedback Megan! We are glad you enjoyed the location and that it was good for your puppy too! I will pass on the feedback regarding the 'sleepout'. Hope we see you again soon.

    Bachcare 98%|2759x

  • Slightly dated but awesome location, had everything we needed, perfect for little...

    Slightly dated but awesome location, had everything we needed, perfect for little ones and lots of good heating! Would def stay here again!

    AaronGi1 new member Aug 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for the feedback, Aaron! Hope we see you again soon.

    Bachcare 98%|2759x

  • enjoyed our stay, handy to town, comfy too

    enjoyed our stay, handy to town, comfy too.

    Jo elth 100%|1x Jul 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for the feedback! Glad you had a good time. See you next time.

    Bachcare 98%|2759x

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