Bach or holiday home | Acacia Bay | #12736

9.1/10 (15 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Peace, Privacy, Space & Nature
  • 5 mins min. to beautiful Whakaipo Bay ,LArte Cafe, Bistro bar, Dairy, Boat Ramp w2k track to Kinloch
  • Spacious gardens and decking . .Ample boat and car parking .

We have been established as a reasonable priced Bach in the Mapara /Whakaipo Valley for the last 6 years .

Ours is a character filled family home amongst a rural setting where you can come to unwind, relax and refresh.

WE ARE ONLY A 10 MIN DRIVE TO TAUPO TOWN CENTRE,and only 5 min drive to Taupos most beautiful beach , Whakaipo Bay.This is where you can swim, fish or try the new W2K bike track (easy grade) 2-3 hrs each way.

It is 5 Min to L'Arte cafe & Mosaic Art gallery and 5 mins from Acacia bay boat ramp, dairy & bistro bar.

For the golfer in the family we are also only 20 min to the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course & the International Wairakei golf course.

The house has plenty of space, 3 bedrooms upstairs and the master bedroom downstairs where you can snuggle up & read or watch movies on the 50 inch flat screen.

Outside there is a gazebo, hooded BBQ and wide porch for those alfresco summer nights wining & dining. For those who can brave it, there is the unique experience of private outdoor bathing in our rustic fire warmed claw-foot bath & lots of lawn space for sports.

The kitchen is a fresh open plan cottage style kitchen with a breakfast bar & all your modern appliances. Plenty of pots, pans, utensils, plates, cups etc.

The Bathroom includes both a shower with an awesome shower head allowing an effective soaking & a decent bath to immerse or bath kids in.

Horses graze in the background & a there is wetland area preserved for the trout spawning stream that runs through the property..

Nature provides an abundance of fruit trees which you may help yourself to , trees for the kids to climb and ducks ,quail,turkeys and other bird life to fill kids minds with excitement and entertainment in the big outdoors.

Gas for BBQ and firewood are provided.

Special conditions: NB.PRICING ABOVE INCLUDES TWO PEOPLE. ALL OTHER PERSONS $20 PER NIGHT. Smoking Allowed outside only. Horse Grazing Neg.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Lounge

    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • Master room

    1 x Super king bed

  • Office

    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • Upstairs 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Upstairs 2

    1 x Double bed

  • Upstairs 3

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single with rollaway bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
22-Nov-17 to 31-Dec-18
$160+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Jan-19 to 22-Feb-19
$160/night $180/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (27)

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  • The property feels like a private country resort, yet is minutes from...

    The property feels like a private country resort, yet is minutes from town. The house has high ceilings and lots of character. The kids were never bored. Loved staying here.

    rkaarsemaker 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • Great location which is close to Taupo township but nice and rural

    Great location which is close to Taupo township but nice and rural. Was great to have the fire roaring away in the evenings this time around. Lovely big home with a great shower that makes ours seem rather pathetic! Great outdoor areas for eating and entertaining etc. Close to the lake for summer time swims. Will definitely stay again. Cheers

    ChristopherDw1 100%|3x Aug 2017

  • What a fantastic place to stay

    What a fantastic place to stay. Beautiful spot with lots of room for the kids to run about outside. They loved the outside bath and the friendly horses. The house was very comfortable and had everything you needed. Jan was fantastic to deal with, very quick to respond to emails and very accommodating to our requests. It was a quick drive into Taupo and lots of lovely bays to swim in close by. We highly recommend the villa for big groups. We will be back!!

    kathki341 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • A well appointed spacious home, with plenty of out door living space

    A well appointed spacious home, with plenty of out door living space. Lovely rural spot close to town and lake. The large flat parking area was great for the boat.

    sarntt183 100%|7x Jan 2017

  • Photos dont prepare you for how great this place is for families

    Photos dont prepare you for how great this place is for families. Great shower and kitchen, perfect outdoor area for games, horses super-friendly with kids. Make time to visit Whakaipo bay on the lake(5min drive) - it is outstanding compared to any other beach I've seen on the lake. We had a Xmas to remember in this beautiful old villa, thanks Jan and Ian

    JamieHa14 100%|2x Dec 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you so much . I am glad you loved it esp Whakaipo bay . Have a great New year.

    ianan123 100%|30x

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