Character Retro Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Taupo Central | #5364

8.9/10 (35 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


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.

* $50 cleaning charge applies to all bookings

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$50.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Cot
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Sleepout

    1 x Double bed


Maybe booked

*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 (72)

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  • Charming really sums this up

    Charming really sums this up. The attention to detail was brilliant, colour matching all the accessories and so much thought into the whole property. This really felt like a bach right down to the squeaky floorboards and hardboard floors. Could have stayed longer and hope to come back again to chill out in the peace and quiet and sunshine. Thank you for sharing!!!

    DeseraeH 100%|2x Jan 2019

  • Our family enjoyed our time and the kids loved the toys!

    Our family enjoyed our time and the kids loved the toys!

    Rossiland M. Jan 2019

  • Second stay there suits us well for our wee family

    Second stay there suits us well for our wee family.

    jkhutch 100%|7x Jan 2019

  • Great central location

    Great central location. Garden is ideal for dogs. Weather could have been better :-)

    philan321 100%|15x Nov 2018

  • Cute wee cottage, great for kids

    Cute wee cottage, great for kids.

    Ruth_Pattillo 100%|4x Jul 2018

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