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Tauhara Sunrise - a 5* Property with 180 Degree Lake & Mountain Views

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6 person hot tub on covered patio with magnificent lake views

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Last updated: 09/24/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

From April to September, Tauhara Sunrise is available as a vacation rental. (It operates as a 5 star hosted boutique lodge from October to March). The main house (6000 square feet/600 sm) has two levels. Downstairs are a king suite and a queen suite, both with en-suites and beautiful lake views, separated by a large kitchenette. Each suite has a flat screen TV, individual satellite TV decoder, sound system, DVD player and heat pump. Upstairs is the master suite with spa bath, TV with satellite decoder, & heat pump, plus a children's room with two beds, TV & adjacent bathroom, plus the kitchen, dining and living rooms. Outside the dining & living area is a massive patio with 6 person spa under a covered section of the patio. A romantically appointed luxury cottage sits on the rear of the property and has its own vehicle entrance. It has a king bed, gas fire, lounge area with kitchenette, bathroom with double shower, double spa bath & double vanity. It also has a flat screen TV with sky satellite and a Denon sound system. All beds (except children) have 1000 thread count sheets.

The dining table seats 8 comfortably, but with the addition of an extension table can seat 10-12. The views of the city lights at night from the dining room are spectacular. The living room has a lovely log fire (firewood in the garage). There is a wood fired pizza oven in the back courtyard, as well as a gas barbeque.

We are happy to make one of our vehicles available if desired, plus a men's mountain bike. We also have tennis rackets and golf clubs which you may use. There are community tennis courts across the road.

It is a 5 minute walk down to a lovely local restaurant which has a pizza menu, a bar menu and a full restaurant menu (it takes 10 minutes to walk back up the hill)! It is a 10 minute walk down to Acacia Bay.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 6500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Car Included
  • Car Optional

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Children's bedroom upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    King suite downstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king, 1 queen

    Queen suite downstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Cottage...moreless

  • The king suite downstairs can also be set up with an additional single bed or a baby's cot....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We are happy to make our 2007 Nissan XTrail SUV available for guests to use....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Situated on a hill with sweeping views over Lake Taupo, Taupo city and mountains. Lake views from every room....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf:

    Wairakei Golf Course is 8 minutes away, Kinloch is 15 minutes and the two Taupo public courses are 10 minutes....moreless

  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts across road, free tennis rackets in garage...moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
 

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3 night min stay
NZD750
NZD4,725 NZD18,000
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  • Taxes Not included

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50% upon completion of rental agreement, balance due 7 days prior to arrival.


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Location

12 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Taupo
400 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Bay Bar and Brasserie
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Wairakei; Taupo Golf Club
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
State Highway 1
400 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Bay Bar & Brasserie
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Whakapapa on Mount Ruapehu
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Acacia Bay

Car: Necessary

Huka Falls, Aratiatia Dam, many hike & bike trails, fly fishing, cruise to the Maori rock carvings, thermal parks, Maori culture, white water rafting, bungy jumping, skydiving. Also, within 2 hours of Taupo are: Tongariro National Park (1.25 hours); Rotorua (1 hour); Waitomo Glowworm Caves (1.75 hours) and the wine district of Hawkes Bay (1.75 hours).

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Rob is a New Zealander whose family vacationed at Lake Taupo when he was growing up. He spent 19 years in Austin, Texas and his wife Becky is from Austin. Rob owned his own marketing firm in Austin, while Becky worked in the mortgage industry. Before leaving Austin for New Zealand in 2002, Becky trained to become a massage therapist. Since 2002, Rob & Becky have hosted thousands of international guests at their boutique lodge. Rob also was involved in the establishment of the NZ Clean Energy Centre in Taupo and the establishment of the Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles. He enjoys fly fishing, music & hiking, while Becky loves hiking and being a massage therapist.

Why the Owner Chose Taupo:
After 19 years in Texas, Becky and I toured New Zealand's North Island looking for the perfect spot to build our dream. We visited Taupo and were hooked. It offers everything we'd missed about NZ - a vast natural playground for hiking & fishing, fabulous golf, easy access to the Hawkes Bay Wine District as well as Rotorua and the Waitomo glow worm caves, and absolutely stunning scenery. We were most fortunate to find this property which offers 180 degree panoramas of Lake Taupo and the mountains, and purpose built the house and cottage to maximize the views.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We built this house while living in Texas. When we moved back to New Zealand to live in July 2002, we had not yet seen our completed house. My brother, who lived in Taupo at the time, had been project managing the construction for us. I remember opening the front door, stepping inside, and going 'wow.' The wood floors, the dramatic entrance lobby, the stonework, the hot tub, the views, the decor (we had a fabulous interior designer) - it all just blew us away. It is contemporary yet casual and the colors are very relaxing. It has a very earthy feel. And of course, with me (Rob) being a music lover, it has a great sound system.


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Photos

  • 6 person hot tub on covered patio with magnificent lake views

    6 person hot tub on covered patio with magnificent lake views

  • Tauhara Sunrise from the driveway entrance

    Tauhara Sunrise from the driveway entrance

  • Entrance lobby

    Entrance lobby

  • Cottage bathroom with double shower, double spa bath and double vanity

    Cottage bathroom with double shower, double spa bath and double vanity

  • Kitchen, featuring double electric oven, gas hob, microwave, extensive granite

    Kitchen, featuring double electric oven, gas hob, microwave, extensive granite

  • Al fresco dining on the patio

    Al fresco dining on the patio

  • The living room with open fire

    The living room with open fire

  • Upstairs king suite

    Upstairs king suite

  • Queen suite, one of two suites downstairs

    Queen suite, one of two suites downstairs

  • Downstairs king suite

    Downstairs king suite

  • This is just a small part of the view.

    This is just a small part of the view.

  • Inside the luxury cottage with double spa bath, double shower and gas fire

    Inside the luxury cottage with double spa bath, double shower and gas fire

  • Aerial view of Tauhara Sunrise

    Aerial view of Tauhara Sunrise

  • Front entrance

    Front entrance

  • Cottage bedroom, living, kitchenette

    Cottage bedroom, living, kitchenette

  • Cottage gas fire, tv & sound system

    Cottage gas fire, tv & sound system

  • Main dining area with folding doors opening out to patio

    Main dining area with folding doors opening out to patio

  • Sunrise over the lake and Mount Tauhara

    Sunrise over the lake and Mount Tauhara

  • Log fire in the living room

    Log fire in the living room

  • Bathroom in king suite upstairs, featuring double spa bath & double vanity

    Bathroom in king suite upstairs, featuring double spa bath & double vanity

  • Queen suite bathroom, with toilet and shower

    Queen suite bathroom, with toilet and shower

  • Bathroom of downstairs king suite

    Bathroom of downstairs king suite

  • This is just a small part of the view.

    This is just a small part of the view.

  • Al fresco dining with 180 degree views.

    Al fresco dining with 180 degree views.

NZD750 per night (NZD)
Minimum stay: 3 nights
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  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 70%
  • Calendar last updated 09/24/2014
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