TAUHARA SUNRISE - A 5* PROPERTY WITH 180 DEGREE LAKE & MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Rob McEwen

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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TAUHARA SUNRISE - A 5* PROPERTY WITH 180 DEGREE LAKE & MOUNTAIN VIEWS

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5 bedrooms (4 with lake views + a children's room), huge patio

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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Rob McEwen

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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.

Rob McEwen purchased this house in 2001

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.

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.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Map

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

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Availability & Rates

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Acacia Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
NZD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
NZD900
NZD19,500
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: NZD750 Nightly
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Amenities

Acacia Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
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
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Children's bedroom upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , King suite downstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 queen , Queen suite downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Cottage
  • The king suite downstairs can also be set up with an additional single bed or a baby's cot.
Entertainment:
  • MP3 Dock
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Tennis Court
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Large Cooler
  • Golf Clubs
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Included
  • Car Optional
  • Car Available
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 & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & 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
Notes:
We are happy to make our 2007 Nissan XTrail SUV available for guests to use.
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