Hot Pool Hideaway Views

45 Shepherd Road, Taupo
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Hot Pool Hideaway Views is a beautiful property, elegant and yet relaxed which has been completely renovated. It has a magnificent view of the lake stretching from the Mountains, (Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngaruahoe) to the Township of Taupo. With two lovely outside sitting areas, with generous seating, this provides lovely spaces all day, but especially overlooking the lake with a glass of vino in the evenings, looking at the ever-changing amazing sunsets! A most romantic location. We have a modern, internal thermal hot pool which is rare in Taupo and a real luxury. It is extremely easy to operate, with a pump switch to activate the mineral hot water, and a cold tap to maintain the right temperature. This sunny, three-bedroom, beautifully decorated house is down a right of way leading to a large private garden on two levels. Spacious living for 2-6 people, with a separate TV space and lovely, large window seat for basking in the afternoon sun. The master bedroom with queen bed, walk-in wardrobe, computer desk and ensuite has large doors opening out to the garden and lake view. Separate from the other two bedrooms, and living spaces it provides a quiet haven. The second bedroom has a queen bed, lake and garden view, a large, relaxing window seat, wardrobe and chest of drawers. The third bedroom has two twin beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers. The holiday home is fully furnished with a kitchen well set up with all you will need. Basics are supplied in the way of oil, sugar, flour, tea, coffee herbs and spices. This warm and sunny house is open plan living with double glazing, a large, flued Rinnai Gas Heater in the sitting room, and electric heating in all other rooms. We provide Wifi and Sky Television and Netflix in a cozy television room off the main sitting room area. These two spaces provide maximum comfort and relaxation as needed. Out Door Space There are lovely sitting outdoor areas both front and back of the house providing sheltered outdoor living at all times. Barbecue provided. The garden is well landscaped on two levels, with a large lower level providing great space for games and added relaxation if children are visiting. For those rainy days, there are heaps of games and puzzles in the cupboards of the dresser in the sitting room. Please feel free to enjoy them all. Within a few minutes walking to the lake at the bottom of the street, with excellent walking, biking, running facilities right beside the lake. The 'The Lions Walk' to the left, around the various picturesque bays, and all the way to the township to the right, where you can stop, or just visit for coffee at Expresso Cove Cafe beside the water, or at the coffee cart or gelato cart en route! Many of the little beaches along the way have natural mineral hot water which is ideal for children to play and swim in. It is a few minutes drive to the very active township of Taupo with its multiple cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. The Botanical Gardens are within easy walking up the top of the road, with many lovely bush and garden trails and are well worth a visit. Also, Debretts outdoor Thermal Hot Pools are a few minutes drive away on the Napier-Taupo Road, with lovely Spa facilities as well for some extra pampering. The Wairakei Terraces, only 10 minutes drive from Taupo are a whole new experience in outdoor hot pools and well worth the visit. No children under 14 allowed. Taupo Taupo has amazing activities on offer to enjoy and is the adventure capital of New Zealand. Jet boat rides on the Waikato River right up to the magnificent Huka Falls Rapids, Paragliding, Sky Diving, Bungee Jumping, World famous Trout Fishing, Mountain Biking, and unique Thermal Hot Pools. It is a golfing mecca with four first-class 18 hole golf courses, two of them being of international standard. Taupo is a great lake for water-skiing, sailing and plenty of boat charters and cruises where the 'Maori Rock Carvings' can only be seen from the water, and one is promised a fresh trout for lunch or dinner! Great Lake Taupo is centrally located in the middle of the North Island approximately three and a half hours drive from Auckland and four and a half hours from Wellington. It is a convenient base to exploring Tongariro National Park (11/2 hours) where there are two ski fields and the well-known Tongariro Crossing with its spectacular topography, stunning blue and green lakes and views is a must for trampers and walkers alike. It is an excellent day out to visit Napier, in Hawkes Bay which is the very trendy Art Deco town in the area. Rotorua is also only a 60-minute drive with many interesting sites to see which can easily be done in a day. Due to the myriad of activities in and around Taupo, most visitors complain that they did not allow nearly enough days here to enjoy it all. The Lake, from Tourism New Zealand......... 'The beautiful Lake Taupo was created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption which darkened the skies of Europe and China. Visit the Craters of the Moon and you will see evidence of the Lake's fiery birth in geysers, steaming craters and boiling mud pools. At some of Lake Taupo's beaches, swimmers and paddlers can enjoy warm geothermal water currents. Taupo is a great lake for water-skiing, sailing and plenty of boat charters and cruises where the 'Maori Rock Carvings' can only be seen from the water, and one is promised a fresh trout for lunch or dinner!' Guest Access Guests have access to the whole property. We have a lockbox with the front door key inside. Your code will be supplied to you when you book. Guests enjoy free use of Wifi, Sky Television and Netflix. Interaction with Guests I have a very friendly approach to all inquiries and promptly answer all email inquiries and all follow-up questions. Unfortunately, on most occasions, I will not be there to greet you as I live in Wellington. I will provide you with the code for the lockbox once the booking has been confirmed. There will be very clear house instructions on the dining room table. My sister lives in Taupo close by and her numbers are provided in the information sheet. Neighbourhood Please note that this is a quiet, safe neighbourhood and consideration for our neighbours is important. Local shopping centre a couple of minutes away at Richmond Heights with good 4 Square Grocery Shop, liquor store, & great fish and chips. The airport is 2 K from our house. Special Conditions Smoking allowed Outside only at all times Two-night minimum stay for standard weekends Three-night minimum stay for long weekends No tents STRICT NO PARTY POLICY APPLIES Mandatory Cleaning $105

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen: please enquire
No smoking
No disabled access
Sky TV
Spa pool
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Gas heating
High Chair
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 2 Single(s)


Average Rating: 5
35 total reviews

We had a relaxing time in this gorgeous house, will be back. Loved the pool, view ,bottle of wine and chocolates.awaiting us on arrival. Thankyou Heather for sharing your little piece of paradise.
Response from Owner
Hi Claire, Thank you very much for your lovely review, I really appreciate it. It was a pleasure to host you and I hope we will see you again in the future. Warm regards, Heather
David Bathgate
Heathers house is great for us. Lots of attention to detail. Just a great place to relax.
Response from Owner
Thank you Dave and I hope you got your walk done
Beautiful home which suited our needs perfectly for a relaxing family weekend in Taupo. Thank you for all the extra touches! We will be back
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
6 Mar - 7 Mar $360 / Night for 2 guests$505 Nights
10 Apr - 27 Apr $295 / Night for 2 guests$502 Nights
31 May - 3 Jun $295 / Night for 2 guests$503 Nights
3 Jul - 19 Jul $295 / Night for 2 guests$502 Nights
27 Sep - 14 Oct $295 / Night for 2 guests$502 Nights
25 Oct - 28 Oct $295 / Night for 2 guests$503 Nights
29 Nov - 1 Dec $360 / Night for 2 guests$503 Nights
20 Dec - 31 Mar $295 / Night for 2 guests$502 Nights
Rest of year$270 / Night for 2 guests$502 Nights
6 Mar - 7 Mar
$360 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 5 Nights
10 Apr - 27 Apr
$295 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
31 May - 3 Jun
$295 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 3 Nights
3 Jul - 19 Jul
$295 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
27 Sep - 14 Oct
$295 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
25 Oct - 28 Oct
$295 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 3 Nights
29 Nov - 1 Dec
$360 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 3 Nights
20 Dec - 31 Mar
$295 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$270 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights

CYCLE RACE: requires a THREE-day booking. Third night $270

IRON MAN: Requires a FIVE-day booking. Two nights @ $360 and three nights @$270 Please email/phone for details.




Last Minute
10% discount for booking within seven days
Available from Wednesday, 18 July 2018 to Saturday, 28 December 2019




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