Outdoor living, expansive lake views, sunny

Bach or holiday home | Acacia Bay | #20821

9.5/10 (26 ratings)
  • 9 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

'Aigantighe' is the name of the property, meaning 'welcome to our home' in Gaelic, and this applies to you.

Landscaped in a traditional New Zealand manner, this comfortable practical family home has been much loved and used, as well as being a small wedding venue. The open plan design living area has both a dining room and lounge opening off. The bedroom wing, besides the four bedrooms sleeping six, has a bathroom, two separate toilets and a shower room/laundry. The downstairs bedroom has an ensuite with shower and toilet.

This spacious house was built for the sun and the views, surrounded by and overlooking the native bush to the lake. From the sunny living areas sliding doors open onto outdoor living and BBQ areas, lawn or several quiet decks. No other house overlooks the gardens. A hot tub (in season), is found outside from the bathroom.

The driveway winds 100 metres through the bush to emerge at the double garaging under the house. An internal staircase gives access to the main house. On the far side of the garages is a children's playhouse on poles with swings and sandpit.

All the attractions that bring visitors to Taupo are well known, but from here a formed bush track leads down towards the safe sandy beach of Acacia Bay. Bird song fills the air at dawn and tui, bellbird, grey warbler and fantail abound. Just down the hill are public tennis courts, playground, restaurant, store and beach; in the other direction the iconic L'Arte cafe. Taupo town is a mere 5 minutes away.

The kitchen garden with its seasonal produce, the orchard apples, nashi, plums and grapes, as well as currants and raspberries, are there to be enjoyed. Eggs can be collected from the hens and the affectionate resident cat spoiled. Honey gathered from the hives in the orchard awaits your pleasure in the kitchen. It is a step back in time to when home was a place of contentment. Relax in any number of little private nooks in the sun or shade, and enjoy!

Special conditions:

Smoking allo...

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • Spa pool
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Double bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • Downstairs Bedroom with ensuite

    1 x King bed
    1 x Narrow single bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • Single bedroom

    1 x Narrow single bed

  • Single Bedroom

    1 x Narrow single bed

Availability

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*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 (26)

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  • Perfect spot if you like to socialise in a private piece of...

    Perfect spot if you like to socialise in a private piece of paradise. Lots of areas to explore, inside and outside. Geoff obviously is environmentally conscious, recycling, gardening and composting. Amazing gardens, we loved our stay there, only complaint was it was too short.

    VickiGa3 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Perfect spot if you like to socialise in a private piece of...

    Perfect spot if you like to socialise in a private piece of paradise. Lots of areas to explore, inside and outside. Geoff obviously is environmentally conscious, recycling, gardening and composting. Amazing gardens, we loved our stay there, only complaint was it was too short.

    VickiGa3 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Great views and grounds

    Great views and grounds. Everything you need. Really enjoyed our stay. Would stay again :)

    paulng888 100%|15x Jan 2018

  • What a wonderful location

    What a wonderful location. Me and my family spent 4 nights. Every day was we discovered something new amongst the stunning garden. The rustic charm of this place is second to none. Highly recommend this beautiful property.

    LazK4115 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Great property nice and clean warm and cosy Great views would definitely book...

    Great property nice and clean warm and cosy Great views would definitely book again and would recommend

    LeonieCo3 100%|6x Nov 2017

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