Character Retro Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Taupo Central | #5364

8.7/10 (23 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Cosy character place to stay
  • Close to cafes and lake


Recently restored 2 brm plus sleepout, settlers cottage 10 min walk to town and lake, (2 mins by car). French doors and rimu floors compliment the retro deco. Large fully fenced rear section with lots of deck area, flat lawn and mature trees. You can also enjoy the outdoor fireplace next to the grape vine and large sun umberella over the outdoor table. Good heaters and full insulation mean you will be warm even on the coldest nights. We've recently installed a new gas water heating system too for great showers. There's a new Queen bed in one bedroom and a double bed in the other plus a cot and baby hammock hook if you need it. Lounge has a fold out couch. There's also a sleep out with double glazing and full insulation, that has bunk beds- nice if you need a break! Most suitable for one or two couples on their own looking for a cosy romantic get away or a family with small children (they'll love the trampoline).- no teenage parties please..=)

This is a typical kiwi bach with a mixture of original and new. A perfect place to chill.

Dogs welcome provided they are housetrained and don't jump on the couches or beds. This is a very special place for us so please only guests who are willing to treat it as their own..=)

Note theres no TV, but you are welcome to bring your own and plug it in. But we find it nicer without one - you start having conversations...

Mountain buggy available if needed.

Special conditions: * Minimum two night stay off peak and 3 nights during summer. * Prices quoted for two guests, additional guests $20 per night each. * Pets welcome $10 per night with prior approval, but not on the beds or sofas please. * $40 cleaning charge applies to all bookings


  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Special events venue
  • Toddler safe
  • Trampoline
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Cot
    1 x Double bed

  • Lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $45.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
First High Season
23-Oct-16 to 31-Mar-17
$200/night $200/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 (59)

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  • Such a cute little "chocolate box" property in the middle of Taupo

    Such a cute little "chocolate box" property in the middle of Taupo. We loved this little character cottage and would definitely stay again. Fenced for the dog, good amenities, and easy access to eveything that Taupo has to offer.

    stacek915 100%|7x Oct 2016

  • Great location close to town and cosy place, loved the retro feel...

    Great location close to town and cosy place, loved the retro feel of it. As they say, there is no tv or internet so if you need that you're out of luck. It was great for us as it had a super fully fenced private yard for our dog to run around in, he loved it.

    Tuolei 100%|2x Apr 2016

  • Great cottage, has everything one needs

    Great cottage, has everything one needs. Very quiet area to stay. comfy beds.

    janear507 80%|5x Feb 2016

  • Superb little family bach not too far away from the center

    Superb little family bach not too far away from the center. Loved the bach vibe and the little people loved the trampoline.

    edmundb3 100%|3x Dec 2015

  • really nice, clean and calm batch with a garden and barbecue

    really nice, clean and calm batch with a garden and barbecue. Perfect for a romantic or familly weekend !

    BenjaminVA 100%|1x Oct 2015

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