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45 Shepherd Road, Taupo
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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.
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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.

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 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 $90

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2 Mar-6 Mar
$360.00/Night for 2 guests
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2 Mar-6 Mar
$280.00/Night for 2 guests
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13 Apr-29 Apr
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13 Apr-29 Apr
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1 Jun-3 Jun
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1 Jun-3 Jun
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6 Jul-22 Jul
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6 Jul-22 Jul
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28 Sep-14 Oct
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28 Sep-14 Oct
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19 Oct-21 Oct
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19 Oct-21 Oct
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23 Nov-25 Nov
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23 Nov-25 Nov
$260.00/Night for 1 guests
 
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18 Dec-12 Apr
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Children 2-16 $25

Cycle Race requires a three day booking.
Iron Man Requires a five day booking. Please email/phone for details.

Mandatory Cleaning fee $100.
Linen hire $20 per bed.

Multi night stay

10% Discount for seven nights or more

Available from Thursday, 28 December 2017 to Friday, 28 December 2018

Last Minute

10% discount for booking within seven days

Available from Thursday, 28 December 2017 to Friday, 28 December 2018

Reviews (31 Reviews)
MikeMaurice
Stayed November 2017
Fantastic hideaway located in a very quiet street not far out of Taupo. The house has great views of the lake and mountains, there is plenty of space, it is well equipped and the garden is lovely. We really enjoyed our two night stay here,... Read more
Fantastic hideaway located in a very quiet street not far out of Taupo. The house has great views of the lake and mountains, there is plenty of space, it is well equipped and the garden is lovely. We really enjoyed our two night stay here, we'd stay here again and would recommend the hot pool hideaway to others.
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The Weekender
Stayed October 2017
Just a quick note to say a very big thank you for sharing your exquisite and intimate home. I really had no idea we were going to such a unique place I don't know how you allow yourself to share it!
You asked me if I had any feedback,... Read more
Owner's reply
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and it is lovely when guests get as much pleasure as we do from our house.
Just a quick note to say a very big thank you for sharing your exquisite and intimate home. I really had no idea we were going to such a unique place I don't know how you allow yourself to share it!
You asked me if I had any feedback, well only good stuff Heather. Every detail is so beautifully considered it's a delicate sensory experience in every space. The design and materials, the light and flow of the rooms, your furnishings, artworks and textures, effortlessly perfect. We spent most of our time reading and chatting in the living room and taking dinners slowly, it was a perfect quiet getaway for us. The mineral bath really gave us wonderful deep sleep. We would love to return again and again.
Owner's reply
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and it is lovely when guests get as much pleasure as we do from our house.
Jack15toth
Stayed February 2017
Stunningly clean, equipped and maintained home with tremendous views and sunsets. Gardens are groomed better than most golf courses. Would highly recommend (stay longer if you can) and will most definitely book if available on the next trip.
Stunningly clean, equipped and maintained home with tremendous views and sunsets. Gardens are groomed better than most golf courses. Would highly recommend (stay longer if you can) and will most definitely book if available on the next trip.
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McDeeBee
Stayed December 2016
I've been making 3-4 trips to Taupo every year for the past 6 years. We stay in holiday homes on each occasion, and I can say without doubt, this is right up there with the best of them. Very comfortable & clean, the view is... Read more
Owner's reply
Thank you for your great review, I really appreciate it and great to know you enjoyed it as much as we do!
I've been making 3-4 trips to Taupo every year for the past 6 years. We stay in holiday homes on each occasion, and I can say without doubt, this is right up there with the best of them. Very comfortable & clean, the view is fantastic, and it has a really nice homely feel. I hope to be fortunate enough to stay here again on a future trip to Taupo. This holiday home comes with a very high recommendation. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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Thank you for your great review, I really appreciate it and great to know you enjoyed it as much as we do!
RThiemann
Stayed August 2016
We were very impressed by the quality and certainly enjoyed such a wonderful home base to come home to after a day of touring. I couldn't imagine a nicer place to stay. Once again, thanks for adding to our trip to your beautiful country... Read more
We were very impressed by the quality and certainly enjoyed such a wonderful home base to come home to after a day of touring. I couldn't imagine a nicer place to stay. Once again, thanks for adding to our trip to your beautiful country and wonderful people.
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deanisp
Stayed May 2016
This is a our lovely house with a stunning view of the lake, gorgeous grounds, well maintained and supplied with everything we needed to make our stay very enjoyable. We have 2 children and they enjoyed running around on the lawn outside and... Read more
This is a our lovely house with a stunning view of the lake, gorgeous grounds, well maintained and supplied with everything we needed to make our stay very enjoyable. We have 2 children and they enjoyed running around on the lawn outside and down to the garden, the bedrooms layout worked well for us and the master bedroom / ensuite feels like staying in a luxury hotel. We used the mineral pool twice which was a bonus for us and greatly appreciated the Sky options on the TV and the board games. We would happily stay here again.
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IsabelleV
Stayed April 2016
This is the best equipped holiday house that I have stayed in; it truly is a home away from home. The views are lovely, the house is beautifully decorated, the beds are comfortable and I can't think of anything else that would be... Read more
Owner's reply
Thank you for your wonderful review, I really appreciate the time taken to write it. Hope to see you again in the future.
This is the best equipped holiday house that I have stayed in; it truly is a home away from home. The views are lovely, the house is beautifully decorated, the beds are comfortable and I can't think of anything else that would be required. We will try to have another holiday here; perhaps in the winter so we can make the most of the thermal hot pool and the wood burner which I'm sure would make the house very cosy. It was a pleasure being able to pick a few vegetables and herbs from the garden - great for salad making. We felt very lucky to have been able to rent your house Heather, thank you.
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Thank you for your wonderful review, I really appreciate the time taken to write it. Hope to see you again in the future.
FraserFamilyBach
Stayed March 2016
We have stayed at this property several times both before and after the beautiful recent renovation. The views are lovely. The house has everything one needs for a comfortable stay. Grounds are well maintained and we all enjoy the hot pool... Read more
We have stayed at this property several times both before and after the beautiful recent renovation. The views are lovely. The house has everything one needs for a comfortable stay. Grounds are well maintained and we all enjoy the hot pool. We love this place and will be back.
The Fraser Family
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JuleB
Stayed December 2014
My family stayed at the house and they loved it. It has everything you need to have a nice relaxed holiday and plenty of room for the entire family. The view from the terrace/living area is beautiful. The bathrooms are newly renovated and... Read more
My family stayed at the house and they loved it. It has everything you need to have a nice relaxed holiday and plenty of room for the entire family. The view from the terrace/living area is beautiful. The bathrooms are newly renovated and everything is nice, tidy and clean. My father particularly enjoyed the selection of books about NZ history, since he is not from here. Easy to find, not too far from the city centre, walking distance to the lake front and botanical gardens. I highly recommend this house.
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ChrisJackKeith
Stayed May 2014
Second time that we have been lucky enough to stay at the house. This time better than the first as we stayed twice as long. The house is beautiful and cosy, views to die for, especially the evening sunsets. So much better than a hotel or... Read more
Second time that we have been lucky enough to stay at the house. This time better than the first as we stayed twice as long. The house is beautiful and cosy, views to die for, especially the evening sunsets. So much better than a hotel or motel. Easy walk down into Taupo or up to the Botanic Gardens. Thank you Heather.
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RBarrar
Stayed April 2014
It was a lovely, private, home to stay in and in a great spot and obviously has the gorgeous views! We even got to see snow on Mt Ruapehu one cold morning! The hot pool was an added bonus.
The process of hiring this home was painless... Read more
It was a lovely, private, home to stay in and in a great spot and obviously has the gorgeous views! We even got to see snow on Mt Ruapehu one cold morning! The hot pool was an added bonus.
The process of hiring this home was painless thanks to Heather's wonderful organisational skills. We will certainly be recommending it to family, friends and colleagues.
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Susan Hamilton
Stayed February 2014
We had a great family holiday here. Thankyou Heather! We loved the homely feel and the proximity to everything.
The house was spotless and the hot pool divine! We're spreading the word and would love to return
We had a great family holiday here. Thankyou Heather! We loved the homely feel and the proximity to everything.
The house was spotless and the hot pool divine! We're spreading the word and would love to return
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JenK
Stayed February 2014
What a great place this is. It is in a great position with sunset views from the lovely garden to die for. The house is charming and well equipped. Can't imagine there can be many nicer places to stay in Taupo.
What a great place this is. It is in a great position with sunset views from the lovely garden to die for. The house is charming and well equipped. Can't imagine there can be many nicer places to stay in Taupo.
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GINA MM
Stayed January 2014
We had a wonderful family long weekend at Heather's home. A beautiful home, stunning views, comfortable and very relaxing. Perfect amount of room for the children to run around on the lawn, very quiet, the pool was great - bigger than... Read more
We had a wonderful family long weekend at Heather's home. A beautiful home, stunning views, comfortable and very relaxing. Perfect amount of room for the children to run around on the lawn, very quiet, the pool was great - bigger than it looks in the photo. Easy (bit hilly) walk to the lake and very close to town, the hot pools and the restaurants, 5 mins in car.
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Carol Thomson
Stayed October 2013
Fabulous accomodation, very central to the township, great view with lovely surroundings. The house had everything you need. The owner was very personable and great to correspond with, I couldn't reccomend it more!
Fabulous accomodation, very central to the township, great view with lovely surroundings. The house had everything you need. The owner was very personable and great to correspond with, I couldn't reccomend it more!
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ruruowl
Stayed October 2013
Thank you Heather for the opportunity to stay in your holiday home. The view was tremendous and the hot pool a delight. Ruth
Thank you Heather for the opportunity to stay in your holiday home. The view was tremendous and the hot pool a delight. Ruth
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Curte
Stayed October 2013
Just about to write a comment, when I started reading the recent ones before mine....they say it all already.
Great, handy location! Well set-up place with the bonus of the hot pool!!
Like the others, I intend to return.
Just about to write a comment, when I started reading the recent ones before mine....they say it all already.
Great, handy location! Well set-up place with the bonus of the hot pool!!
Like the others, I intend to return.
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Julie Baines
Stayed August 2013
This was a delightful, well equipped holiday batch, with a stunning view to enjoy. It was perfect for us with a young family, private and only few minutes drive to the Lake and town center. We loved everything about it and hope to be back... Read more
This was a delightful, well equipped holiday batch, with a stunning view to enjoy. It was perfect for us with a young family, private and only few minutes drive to the Lake and town center. We loved everything about it and hope to be back soon. Booking was easy and owners very helpful and friendly - Thanks
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Jeroen S
Stayed August 2013
Beautiful location with fantastic views. The house was clean, warm and well maintained. Really enjoyed the indoor hot pool as well. Many thanks Heather, would definitely come back here.
Beautiful location with fantastic views. The house was clean, warm and well maintained. Really enjoyed the indoor hot pool as well. Many thanks Heather, would definitely come back here.
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JayneH
Stayed May 2013
Fantastic location! The house overlooks Lake Taupo and you can also see the mountains. The house itself is very comfy and the fire made it snug. We all enjoyed our stay here. Definitely hope to come back. Would highly recommend.
Fantastic location! The house overlooks Lake Taupo and you can also see the mountains. The house itself is very comfy and the fire made it snug. We all enjoyed our stay here. Definitely hope to come back. Would highly recommend.
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wellandplace
Stayed April 2013
Wonderful location, great views, comfortable and clean and Heather was wonderful with all our requests. Hope to go back many times.
Wonderful location, great views, comfortable and clean and Heather was wonderful with all our requests. Hope to go back many times.
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davkim
Stayed March 2013
A great spot which is as good if not better than the photos. Very well maintained. Just a great place to relax and soak up the Taupo atmosphere.
A great spot which is as good if not better than the photos. Very well maintained. Just a great place to relax and soak up the Taupo atmosphere.
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chanmacd
Stayed March 2013
The four of us loved every moment at this place. With a view of Mounts Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu sitting behind the seemingly endless lake, we thoroughly enjoyed our meals outside. A quiet neighbourhood with sun streaming in and... Read more
The four of us loved every moment at this place. With a view of Mounts Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu sitting behind the seemingly endless lake, we thoroughly enjoyed our meals outside. A quiet neighbourhood with sun streaming in and around the house. The spa was ideal! I was blown away with the hot tub. The kitchen has everything we needed to cook up our meals. Also great that there is a full bathroom plus a stand alone toilet. Well worth the money.
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Yogini
Stayed November 2012
The views were stunning this spring with the glorious blooming wisteria overflowing around the large outdoor table were we sat to enjoy breakfast lunch and dinner with 4 close freinds. What a suntrap!
l we relished the picture windows in the... Read more
The views were stunning this spring with the glorious blooming wisteria overflowing around the large outdoor table were we sat to enjoy breakfast lunch and dinner with 4 close freinds. What a suntrap!
l we relished the picture windows in the lounge and 2 bedrooms at the front of the home and in the mornings read my book windows wide open enjoying the bird life and light.
2 Couples with 3 kids who would be ok sharing a bunk room would adore this break away from city life haven. Great outdoor spaces for kids to play adults lounge in or outdoors soaking up the views, siping on a nice wine and reading great books.
LOVED IT -WILL BOOK FOR 2013
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Sarah Hawke
Stayed August 2012
We stayed at this beautiful home for the second time and again had an thoroughly enjoyable stay, we will definitely be back for many years to come !! Not only is it great value, the views are stunning, walking distance to the shops, the huge... Read more
We stayed at this beautiful home for the second time and again had an thoroughly enjoyable stay, we will definitely be back for many years to come !! Not only is it great value, the views are stunning, walking distance to the shops, the huge indoor mineral pool is HEAVEN (especially after running a half marathon!), it is perfect for adults AND kids! Immaculate presentation and has everything you could need for a break away. Thanks so much ! :) Sarah, Tony, Ben & Josh.
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Joops
Stayed June 2012
I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your house in Taupo over Queen's Birthday weekend. It was very warm and comfortable and the view was stunning, the perfect recipe for a relaxing weekend. Thank you!
I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your house in Taupo over Queen's Birthday weekend. It was very warm and comfortable and the view was stunning, the perfect recipe for a relaxing weekend. Thank you!
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Vandewater
Stayed May 2012
This home is excellent value for money, very comfortable, modern amentities, incredible views, close to shopping and the hot pool is the bonus that we all crave after a hard day out and about exploring the region. Every expectation was met... Read more
This home is excellent value for money, very comfortable, modern amentities, incredible views, close to shopping and the hot pool is the bonus that we all crave after a hard day out and about exploring the region. Every expectation was met and we're very happy to recommend this home.
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hewitt.zoe
Stayed May 2012
A cute kiwi batch with all the mod-cons.

We had a fantastic time in Taupo and loved this house. It was close to town and easy to find. The house is located off the main road so was very quiet. It was easy to heat with a great little gas... Read more
A cute kiwi batch with all the mod-cons.

We had a fantastic time in Taupo and loved this house. It was close to town and easy to find. The house is located off the main road so was very quiet. It was easy to heat with a great little gas fire. The bathrooms and kitchen have both been done up tastefully. The hotpool was a real treat and was a great way to warm up after a very cold day out and about. There was also a great big lawn which would be great for BBQs in the summer months.

We will definitely be back again.
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Karen
Stayed March 2012
What a little gem this place is! So well equipped, gorgeous views, sunny seating areas on both sides of the house and the most amazing indoor spapool. That was definately a first for us and such a treat on a cooler winter evening or first... Read more
What a little gem this place is! So well equipped, gorgeous views, sunny seating areas on both sides of the house and the most amazing indoor spapool. That was definately a first for us and such a treat on a cooler winter evening or first thing in the morning. GREAT hideaway indeed!
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sthomson
Stayed November 2011
Dear Heather,

Thanks for letting us stay in your elegant and stylish bach! Your house is loaded with character and has the warmth and charm of a much loved family home.

Everyone was impressed, including a number of guys that were... Read more
Dear Heather,

Thanks for letting us stay in your elegant and stylish bach! Your house is loaded with character and has the warmth and charm of a much loved family home.

Everyone was impressed, including a number of guys that were staying at the Hilton up the road, but seemed to spend most of the daytime at Shepperd Road!

I think you may get some more bookings from a number of people who visitted, as well as the group that stayed, in the future.
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robertah
Stayed August 2011
Kind regards,
Heather Mackintosh

Hi there Heather just wanted to say a big thank you your place was
amazing!!!!We all had a terrrific time and the hot tub was a hit with all
the kiddies. House was beautifuly clean and tidy, and we left... Read more
Kind regards,
Heather Mackintosh

Hi there Heather just wanted to say a big thank you your place was
amazing!!!!We all had a terrrific time and the hot tub was a hit with all
the kiddies. House was beautifuly clean and tidy, and we left it that way
when we left. My children want to come back again soon. So no doubt you
will
hear from us again.
My son has left left his Reef Dvd in the Dvd player, any chance you could
ask your cleaner to pop it in the mail box and I will ask a friend to pick
it up???
Thanks again Roberta
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