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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: 03/03/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Taupo house 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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 6500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Car Included
          • Car Optional
          • Car Available

          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

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

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

                  • Lake:

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

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

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

                      General

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

                      Kitchen

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

                      Outside

                      • Tennis Court
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Balcony
                      • Barbecue
                      • Large Cooler
                      • Golf Clubs
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Bicycles
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Patio
                      • Yard
                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • Deck Furniture
                      • Tennis:

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

                      • Golf:

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

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Hot Tub
                      • Hot Tub
                       

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                      Base Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      NZD900
                      NZD19,500

                      Discounts: 14 nights or more: NZD750 Nightly

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                      Location

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

                      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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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      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

                      • 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

                      NZD900 per night (NZD)
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                      5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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