Family Farmstay with NZ hospitality

Farmstay | Hilltop | #36170

9.5/10 (22 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Welcome to your family-friendly getaway with a difference!

Only 5 minutes to the beautiful Lake Taupo (8 mins from town and airport), our clean and warm cottage is perfect for your summer holiday. Separate from the main house, you can enjoy your privacy or we are always happy for a chat. Kids can roam our five acre farmlet, playing with our friendly pet sheep, chickens, ducks and Sid the rabbit.

Our cottage is perfect for couples of any age, groups of friends and families with kids. It is a lovely clean retreat, kept warm by a heat pump and the cosy sun that streams in the windows. Kitchen facilities include fridge, microwave, oven and stovetop, cooking and serving dishes and cutlery. We provide an assortment of teas and delicious plunger coffee with milk. The BBQ is also ready for you to use. (If you are really wanting to cook up a storm and the cottage doesn't have what you need, just come and ask.) The Haven Cottage is well equipped with linen, games, and some DVD's, and washing machine (with washing powder) and a clothes line. Free unlimited wifi is also available.

Come and relax at The Haven!


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Living Room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)

*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 (22)

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  • The Haven, as advertised, is beautiful and enough for a small family...

    The Haven, as advertised, is beautiful and enough for a small family travelling to Taupo or nearby. Animals on the farm were the attraction for our little boy and Sid (rabbit) was his favourite. Will highly recommend it to anyone.

    Sanjeev 100%|6x Apr 2018

  • We loved our stay

    We loved our stay. Very comfortable, plenty of space and the animals were delightful. Easy to get into Taupo (7 minutes), it was a very relaxing and enjoyable stay.

    charlottegi4 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • We loved our stay here and will definitely be back again! Our...

    We loved our stay here and will definitely be back again! Our daughter loved all the animals and playing on the trampoline. The children took us around the property and showed us their little cubbys, swings and flying fox - it was lovely. A short, 10 minute drive to Taupo town makes this the perfect farmstay location. A wonderful lifestyle. Thank you Deb and family for having us.

    LucyD 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • A charming cottage on a beautiful property

    A charming cottage on a beautiful property. Feels rural but close to downtown Taupo. The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable. Would definitely book this property again.

    RICHARDCO8 100%|11x Feb 2018

  • Comfortable stay with good facilities

    Comfortable stay with good facilities. TV reception is bad - assume because it's out in the country a bit- so if that's important to you, be aware!

    LiatC571 100%|5x Feb 2018

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