Outdoor living, expansive lake views, sunny

Bach or holiday home | Acacia Bay | #20821

9.4/10 (21 ratings)
  • 9 people
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • Landscaped flower and kitchen gardens are complemented by bush clad remainder of the section.
  • Expansive views across Acacia Bay and the Lake towards the Kaimanawa Mountains
  • Seamless indoor/outdoor flow to gardens, BBQ area or relaxing decks.

'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 allowed outside only House available all year, with 2 night minimum stay if self catering. A FULL catered and hosted HOMESTAY experience is available on request. House and garden location and design make it an ideal venue for small functions, like awedding, family reunion or special purpose retreat. There is a charge for garden preparation. An additional, but refundable $75 bond (also covering small breakages) applies, requiring the property to be left in a clean and tidy condition.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Spa pool
  • Special events venue
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Double bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • Downstairs Bedroom with ensuite

    1 x Single bed
    1 x Split King

  • Master bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • Single bedroom

    1 x Single bed

  • Single Bedroom

    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Weekends and school holidays
01-May-17 to 01-Jun-17
$500+/night $500+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak season/special events occasions
02-Jun-17 to 05-Jun-17
$500+/night $500+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Weekends and school holidays
06-Jun-17 to 26-Oct-17
$500+/night $500+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak season/special events occasions
27-Oct-17 to 30-Oct-17
$500+/night $500+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Weekends and school holidays
31-Oct-17 to 21-Dec-17
$500+/night $500+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak season/special events occasions
22-Dec-17 to 14-Jan-18
$500+/night $500+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Weekends and school holidays
15-Jan-18 to 18-Jan-18
$500+/night $500+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak season/special events occasions
19-Jan-18 to 21-Jan-18
$500+/night $500+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Weekends and school holidays
22-Jan-18 to 25-Jan-18
$500+/night $500+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak season/special events occasions
26-Jan-18 to 28-Jan-18
$500+/night $500+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Weekends and school holidays
29-Jan-18 to 12-Apr-18
$500+/night $500+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $30/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 (21)

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  • We enjoyed our stay at the residence and the garden is absolutely...

    We enjoyed our stay at the residence and the garden is absolutely stunning! Views are breathtaking. Panda is a great companion also. Will definitely visit again.

    Shovik 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Amazing location, a slice of paradise with magic around every corner

    Amazing location, a slice of paradise with magic around every corner. I loved the vege garden and all the other gardens.

    VickiGa3 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • We were a family of 8 and the house is well appointed...

    We were a family of 8 and the house is well appointed and quite spacious. The location is a short drive from Taupo city centre. The gardens and the hen house was the highlight of our stay and a new experience for our boys. It was great to have our morning eggs, house honey and fresh produce from the vegetable garden. The views overlooking the lake were excellent. A very peaceful and relaxing location. We would love to visit again.

    VikrantT 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Amazing house and beautiful setting

    Amazing house and beautiful setting. We loved the hot tub on the deck - even in the rain!

    chrion466 100%|1x Jun 2016

  • For our experience the pictures don't do it justice

    For our experience the pictures don't do it justice. Would definitely recommend this house to anyone. Amazing views yet felt so homely and comfortable. Just saying you are able to actually relax there is an understatement. One house for all seasons, no reason that it would not be amazing. Either outside in the sun with an amazing view, sitting round the dining able enjoying wine still with the view or sitting in front of a fire on a winters day would be perfect.

    AndrewNowell 100%|2x Mar 2016

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