Outdoor living, expansive lake views, sunny

Bach or holiday home | Acacia Bay | #20821

9.3/10 (18 ratings)
  • 9 people
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • 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.


  • 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*

Maybe 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
10-Dec-16 to 15-Dec-16
$400+/night $475+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak season/special events occasions
16-Dec-16 to 29-Jan-17
$450+/night $475+/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (18)

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  • 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

  • The property was fantastic for our group of two families and 5...

    The property was fantastic for our group of two families and 5 children (all under 6 years of age). The views were spectacular and the garden was full of nooks and crannies as described accurately in the blurb. We loved collecting the eggs from the chooks and exploring the surrounding bush and gardens. The house was very quiet, warm and sunny.

    annaay539 100%|2x Jan 2016

  • Great house and views, amazing gardens, everything we needed

    Great house and views, amazing gardens, everything we needed. Cheers Geoff

    JESSE25 100%|3x Jan 2016

  • This home is a wonderful place to stay

    This home is a wonderful place to stay. We all had a fantastic time staying here. The home is lovely and warm, and the grounds are amazing. Geoff is wonderful to deal with, had no issues at all. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to all. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home!

    rebeod25 100%|1x Jul 2015

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