Best Bookabach Holiday Homes In Taupo, New Zealand - Updated 2021

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Anne Marie
Anne Marie

If you are looking for a town that will give you a taste of all the best things New Zealand has to offer, the town of Taupo might be it! This small but bustling town sits on the shores of Lake Taupo, a crystal clear body of water that sits in the mouth of an ancient volcano. Today, Taupo attracts visitors not only for its beauty but also for the multitude of things to do in the area. On the lake, you can swim, kayak, and go boating, or take one of the tour boats that will show you all the sights, like the Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay. Aside from the lake, Taupo is also a dream location for hikers and bikers. Ride along the Great Lake Trail, which goes around the entire lake shore and offers stunning views of the mountains. Hike in the nearby Tongariro National Park, a stunning area shaped by three volcanoes. The emerald-colored lakes, steaming vents, and colorful silica terraces are all remnants of the ancient volcanic activity. Whatever you choose to do in Taupo, you’ll need a great place to stay when you’re not out exploring. Read on for our top picks of Bookabach holiday homes in Taupo, New Zealand.

1. Stunning home with amazing river views

With floor-to-ceiling windows in nearly every room, there is no better pick for beautiful views of the Awahuri river. You could spend hours lounging in the living room, gathering at the dining table, or relaxing out on the patio while taking in the scenery of crystal clear waters and lush vegetation. The interior of the home is just as stunning as its natural surroundings. It has a mix of industrial modern decor and weathered furnishings that contrast nicely from the outside views. It is a spacious home that can accommodate up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms. Right nearby you can swim or boat on the river, and in the winter it’s just a short drive to skiing. On rainy days or during your downtime, read a book by the fireplace or play around on the piano.

Stunningly designed house, amazing river views
Taupo Central, Taupo, NZ
32 reviews
House 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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the lane is tricky to find at night
It housed 4 couples comfortably with room to spare
The only negative was the bbq we couldn't use due to it having mold on it
It had everything we needed with a touch of luxury
Everything you need is provided and the decor is modern and stylish Thanks again Sally
The only downside was that we didn't plan to stay longer
Sally was a great host
Luxury spacious modern home
We went as a 3 generational family of 8 to Rangatira Park and had a wonderful time
playing croquet and hide and seek
A beautiful warm home for a specail holiday quiet location with lovely uninterupted view from throughout the whole house of the river Close to town Great for our exteneded family to get together
It has a wonderful location by the river and just a few minutes walk from Taupo central and views from almost every room
Amazing house in a top location away from the hussle and bustle of town yet close enough to walk to shops and lake
The house is beautifully set up immaculately clean & comfortable - we all felt very privileged being able to stay here Location to Taupo is 5 minutes by car or a ten minute picturesque walk via...
There are lots of spaces to sit
This house was perfect for a family group plenty of spaces indoors and lovely outdoor areas also Close to a wide range of attractions and activities
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2. Spacious house with lot of activities (from USD 355)

Between its close proximity to Lake Taupo and all of the amenities and activities the host has provided inside the home, you’ll never run out of things to do while staying at this spot! The perks of staying here seem endless: there is a hot tub, outdoor deck and garden area, and barbecue for relaxing evenings in. If you’re looking for fun, there is a game room with a pool table and dart board as well as video games, Netflix, and lots of TV channels. The host has also provided tons of equipment you can use to explore the area, including six bikes, a stand-up paddleboard, beach chairs and a blanket for days at the water, and even children’s sleds if you’re visiting during the winter. If that’s not enough, you’ll also be within walking distance to popular Wharewaka Bay and just a short drive to the town center.

Close to Lake; Spa Pool, Games Room
Taupo Central, Taupo, NZ
38 reviews
House 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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( Games room and spa)
super comfortable and spacious Has everything you need for a terrific stay
Fabulous property everything that you need and more
There was so much provided by the place and even though we only stayed one night thoroughly enjoyed all of them
Was impressed with the quality of chattels and thoughtfulness even down to a hair dryer hair straightener and tissues
Really clean tidy and homely
is had Beautiful garden and outdoor area
Beautifully laid out and presented home
As above although could do with summer blanket and extra coffee cups otherwise fantastic So much provided and good location
very tidy love the amenities
all our group agreed we would attempt to book again in the future
We enjoyed sitting on the deck surrounded by a beautiful rose garden
Awesome location to the lake restaurants Beautiful home
well thought out extras to ensure an enjoyable stay
Beautiful home away from home in a peaceful location just out of Taupo Close to all the excitement and activities of the CBD but in a relaxing spot just up from the lake Warm and cosy for a win...
so organised and the perfect location
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3. Exquisite lakefront apartment (from USD 128)

This waterfront condo would be a great pick for travelers who need something small but still comfortable during their stay. The studio apartment sleeps up to two people in a queen bed, and the sleeping area can be conveniently closed off with a sliding door from the living room and kitchen. The living room opens onto a balcony that overlooks the lake–the perfect place to have your morning coffee at the bistro table. Guests at this studio will enjoy all the amenities of the apartment complex, like the geothermally heated pools, a hot tub, gym, and a sauna. You’ll also have easy access to the lake and the center of town, which is buzzing with restaurants, shops, and more.

*Discounted Rate* Studio Apartment - Heated Swimming Pool, Hot-Tub, Gym
Taupo Central, Taupo, NZ
18 reviews
Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Was a lovely place with gorgeous little view
Amazing place to stay has everything and more you need
Handy to everything We'll equipped apartment
Having the lake not to mention a cafe so close was the icing on the cake Would be back in a flash ??
Great property - clean and tidy with good facilities including very nice pool
Clean and tidy Perfect base for getting out and about Pools were a bonus
but the walk is so nice
More like a 30 minute stroll into town than the 20 minutes suggested (that would require a jog)
Awesome luxurious appartment in a fantastic location Will be back
Perfect location for a stay in taupo
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4. Stylish home with panoramic views

The surroundings of Taupo are beautiful, with a clear blue lake against a backdrop of impressive mountains including Mount Tauhara and Ruapehu. This home takes full advantage of the views with its floor-to-ceiling windows that provide panoramas visible from every room. There is even an outdoor deck with plush seating where you can relax and take in the uninterrupted surroundings. With 4 bedrooms that can sleep up to 12 people. this is a great pick for large families or groups traveling together. There is enough off-street parking for everyone’s cars and even boats which you can launch at the nearby marina.

Panoramic Town, Lake and Mountain Views.
Taupo Central, Taupo, NZ
277 reviews
House 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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The window mould in one of the bedrooms was more than significant 3 General cleanliness was only average 4
There was no fireguard (that we could find) and with 2 toddlers it was a safety issue as it was so cold we needed to use the fire 2
Great property for our two families Plenty of space and all that we needed
Lovely property Very accommodating for our large family Love the alterations downstairs and this worked really well for us Very well equipped and clean
full equipped kitchen Derek was also very helpful Could not recommend more
Great position nice and clean but were disappointed
What a beautiful house Fantastic views of lake Taupo Clean open plan
Nice older property with great views over the marina and the lake to the Kaimanawas beyond A couple of issues for us 1
Brilliant place great location
well set out and a great place to stay
The kitchen had everything we needed which is not something we've found in other places and the whole house was clean
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5. Incredible villa overlooking the lake

Enjoy your own contemporary villa at this gorgeous lakeside home. The rental feels blissfully secluded, with a huge private backyard full of flourishing plants. The backyard also includes a stunning patio with a trellis and climbing plants for shade. The barbecue and patio seating make it the perfect spot for grilling dinner or having your morning coffee while taking in the views. The interior of the home is just as beautiful as its surroundings. There are three bedrooms which can accommodate up to six guests. The master bedroom has its own walk-in closet and sliding doors that open onto the garden. There is also an indoor hot pool, which is the perfect spot to relax after a long day of exploring the area.

Award Winning Hot Pool Hideaway Views with Wifi Sky TV and Netflix
Taupo Central, Taupo, NZ
88 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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There is ample space for parking your car
The hot pool was a great bonus compared to other options and we liked that there are three different dining areas: outside facing the lake inside and outside under cover
Loved the master suite and hot tub
Fantastic location and home Beautiful view of the lake and plenty of space for the family Excellent
The house is beautiful spacious and well stocked for cooking
It was very clean and very peaceful to stay in
The house is lovely and the outside with the view and garden was very relaxing
I can't say enough good things about this place
Heather for having us at your beautiful home
Hot pool hideaway blew us all away with
The house was very well appointed with all mod cons and beautifully designed kitchen
Lovely property very clean and comfortable with everything we needed Small added touches which made us feel very welcome
So whatever the weather and temperature all the bases were covered Lastly
The house is in a great location just outside of downtown and in a quiet neighborhood
The location is also very good for a quick trip into town or for taking a walk to the lake
The glass sliders really allow you to take advantage of those views
We loved sitting under the trellis on the deck -- and loved looking at the wonderful gardens on the property One of us used the Hot Pool in the house and was transported away into spa bliss
The location is very close to the lake and the Ironman run course and is only a few minutes by car from the town centre
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6. Contemporary home on the waterfront (from USD 495)

Enjoy a peaceful oasis at this modern riverside home. The house is elegant and minimal in its design, which enhances the lovely views of the river right across the lawn. It has three bedrooms and can host up to six guests. There is a large, open-concept kitchen, living room, and dining area. With sliding glass doors that lead to the patio and backyard, you can enjoy the feeling of being outside from the comfort of the indoors. Guests have direct access to the water, and with the house just a few steps away you can feel free to take a dip as often as you like!

Riverside House - Taupo
Taupo Central, Taupo, NZ
2 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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It is a beautiful place Made great memories and would definitely reccomend it
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7. Charming house in the center of town

If you prefer your vacation rental to be in the middle of the action, check out this cozy home in the center of Taupo. You will be conveniently close to grocery stores and restaurants, some of which are right on the lake. The lake is also within walking distance of the waterfront, making it easy to get to the day’s planned activities. The home has three bedrooms, which can sleep six people, and all the rooms have comfy beds and blackout curtains for a good nights sleep. Brush up on your game and play a few rounds of pool in the game room. In the fenced-in backyard, there is a covered patio with a grill and picnic table.

Family friendly home with a big games room
Taupo Central, Taupo, NZ
7 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Very clean and modern good facilities and great location
Super clean & close to Taupo shops + lake
Loved this place so homely and big with a lovely back garden area
The house and location were perfect
Well presented great location walking distance from town
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8. Apartment on the lake with access to everything (from USD 214)

This lakefront apartment has everything you need for a convenient and cozy stay. It is a two-bedroom apartment with room for up to four guests. Enjoy a pristine kitchen with all the modern appliances you’ll need to cook delicious meals. Relax at the end of a long day exploring by soaking in the tub, with water jets, or sitting on the balcony. The balcony offers wonderful views of the lake and snow-capped mountains beyond. This apartment is right in town, providing easy access to all dining and shops as well as water activities like jet-skiing, kayaking, and more.

Taupo Central, TAUPO, NZ
8 reviews
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Everything was provided to make the apartment a home away from home
Great views of the lake from the front deck area Clean and everything you could need is provided
lovely outlook over the lake Will definitely use this property again when visiting Taupo
and we really appreciated the owners' attention to detail
A fantastic place to stay with spectacular views and within easy walking distance to shops restaurants and lake
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9. Spacious home in a peaceful setting (from USD 209)

You’ll feel right at home in this luxurious yet cozy house rental. The home is spacious with room for up to eight guests in three bedrooms. There are also two full bathrooms, making this an ideal pick for multiple families or couples traveling together. There is enough room that you can enjoy your privacy, or you can gather as a group in the kitchen, living room, or out on the patio where there are lounge chairs and an umbrella for shade. The house is located in a peaceful setting with lots of greenery and distant views of the lake. You’ll be just a short drive away from everything there is to do in the area.

Great location,Thermal plunge pool, Free WIFI
Taupo Central, Lake Taupo, NZ
60 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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And We enjoyed the thermal pool each evening
Everything we needed was provided Excellent quality fixtures furnishings and appliances
The beds were super comfortable and the linen was very luxurious
Best one we have stayed in Not one complaint from any of our group of leisure marchers
If we have another stay in Taupo we will be happy to use your house Plenty of room
The house was pristinely clean and had everything we needed
Very beautiful clean and comfortable home
Mandy's home was so inviting and comfortable; and the decor was tastefully done
it was wonderful and furnished and cleaned to a very high standard Thanks for having us
A lovely home with room for all quite location
We were very impressed with the property
Mandy was fantastic to deal with and was always very helpful
The house was very well appointed warm and comfortable
Large well maintained house a few blocks from lake
The mineral pool is just perfect for unwinding in Will definately be back
I loved having electric sockets so easily available and enjoyed watching Netflix in the evenings
Plunge pool took a while to fill but was then enjoyed by everyone
Great easy walk to botanical gardens enjoyed the hot springs and hikes Quick drive to restaurants and shops Easy to find a great experience thanks for sharing your place
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10. Cozy riverside lodge

cozy riverside lodge

A cozy yet modern cabin right near the banks of the Waikato River! This charming two-bedroom home can accommodate up to four guests. The interior has wood-paneled walls with modern appliances and comfortable furnishings. There are large windows letting in sunshine and views of the water, as well as a patio where you can take in the ambiance. The home’s proximity to the water creates lots of opportunities for outdoor activities. You can swim at the neighborhood beach or rent kayaks from the rental owners. Aside from water activities, the home is also close to other beautiful spots like Tongariro National Park, where you can hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, bike on some of New Zealand’s best trails, or fish in one of the world’s best trout regions.

Magic Lake and River Edge accommodation
Nukahau, Taupo, NZ
55 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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loved our stay here well equipped property very comfy beds with views to the marina
clean and handy to town
great location property as described clean and tidy
great location didn’t realise it was attached to another dwelling but owner was lovely
next the owner had promised to supply linens in an early communication
great location within walking distance from town and easy access to mountain bike trails
a good 15 min walk to town
we are glad we chose thus place
trying to be positive the location was close to town and there was some really good twg tea
this is a pretty little cottage which is quite close to town
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Come and be enchanted by Taupo

New Zealand is known for its wide variety of geographic wonders. The terrain ranges greatly, from rolling hills to snow-capped mountains. It has lakes that appear impossibly blue. The geothermal activity under the ground creates intriguing phenomena like hot springs and steaming craters. It is truly a place that you must see to believe. Taupo has access to all of these things and more, making it a great starting point for your visit to New Zealand. Choose a vacation rental from this list and start booking your trip today!

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Anne-Marie works in publishing by day and aspires to travel as much as she can. While she has not yet seen the whole world, she's eager to learn and write about it!

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