Hot Pool Hideaway Views

45 Shepherd Road, Taupo
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Hot Pool Hideaway is a beautiful elegant property, with wonderful views of the lake stretching from the Mountains to the township of Taupo and an indoor thermal hot pool which is rare in Taupo and a real luxury. This sunny, three bedroom beautifully decorated house is down a right of way leading to a large private garden on two levels, and was completely renovated in 2015. The master bedroom with queen bed, walk in wardrobe, computer desk and en suite have large doors opening out to the garden and lake view. The second bedroom has a queen bed, lake and garden view, a 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 sugar, flour, tea, coffee, herbs and spices and oil. 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 Sky Television, Netflix and Wifi. Out Door Space There are lovely sitting out door 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 very large lower level providing great space for games and added relaxation. Within a few minutes walking to the lake at the bottom of the street, and excellent walking, biking, running facilities right beside the lake with '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 for coffee at Expresso Cove Cafe beside the water, or at the coffee cart or gelato cart en route! It is a five minute 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, and Debretts outdoor Thermal Hot Pools are a few minutes drive away. 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 outstanding views. Lake Taupo is also the setting for two famous sporting events: The Around Lake Taupo Cycling Event in November, and The Iron Man in March. In addition, Taupo region offers, day trips to Rotorua, (1 hour), Tongariro National Park, (1 hour), Napier (11/2 hours), Waitomo Caves (1 1/2 hours) and Canoeing down the Whanganui River. (1 1/2 hours) 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. Guest Access Guests have access to the whole property. We have a lock box 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 enquiries and promptly answer all email enquiries 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 lock box 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. We are a few minutes from the lake which has beautiful walks in both directions right beside the lake; around The Bays and into the township. 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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