Character Retro Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Taupo Central | #5364

8.6/10 (25 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 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. * $45 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-17 to 31-Oct-17
$180/night $180/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Nov-17 to 01-Nov-17
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
First High Season
02-Nov-17 to 23-Nov-17
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
Event Tariff
24-Nov-17 to 27-Nov-17
$220+/night $220+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night;
3 night minimum stay
First High Season
28-Nov-17 to 30-Apr-18
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
First High Season
01-May-18 to 31-Oct-18
$180/night $180/night
2 night minimum stay
First High Season
01-Nov-18 to 31-Dec-18
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Jan-19 to 23-Jan-19
$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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (61)

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  • Great little bach - lovely garden for kids and dog - fully...

    Great little bach - lovely garden for kids and dog - fully fenced. We did not miss a TV at all - enjoyed turning on the radio and so many games and toys for the kids they were never bored and had lots of fun! House is tidy and location is good for town and the lake and other sight seeing attractions.

    justht416 100%|12x Jan 2017

  • We loved opening the large lounge doors and sitting in the sun...

    We loved opening the large lounge doors and sitting in the sun on the deck and grassed lawn. Private and sheltered. Appreciated the little xmas tree awaiting us when we arrived on xmas eve. Easy place to unwind and relax, no TV meant lots of card games and chat. Thanks

    StellaStar 100%|4x Jan 2017

  • 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%|9x 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 85%|7x Feb 2016

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