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Summer & Winter Retreat

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3 bedrooms, Internet

Overview of Summer & Winter Retreat

Summer & Winter Retreat

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Taupo5 min walk
  • Popular LocationFive Mile Bay10 min drive
  • AirportTaupo (TUO)14 min drive
  • Popular LocationWaipahihi Botanical Gardens17 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
95 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
    1 single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    1 bunk bed
    1 single bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Summer & Winter Retreat

Ski-in/ski-out access for fun in the snow
Gorgeous Hatepe house, only a minute's walk to Lake Taupo, the beach and, the Hinemaiaia River - renowned for trout fishing. The perfect place to relax and unwind in winter and summer. Large kitchen, living room has a cosy wood fire (fire wood supplied), seperate dining, three bedrooms and two bathrooms and toilets. The large deck is set in picturesque grounds that are filled with birdsong year round and allows for outdoor living in the summer.

The area has loads of activities for all ages. Enjoy a tennis game on the community tennis court. Launch your boat, jetskis or kayaks from the village's private boat ramp and enjoy a day on the lake. Walk, run, or bike along the world famous Hinemaiaia River. Bring nets for the kids to catch the small fish. Or swim at the beaches and enjoy the crystal clear water. Or just relax on the deck and enjoy the birdlife!

Only 15 minutes drive to Taupo for a hit of coffee or a spot of shopping, cafe's/restaurants and a multitude of activities for all ages.

In the winter the fishing is fantastic, there are several hot pools to choose from, or commute to the Whakapapa ski fields for skiing, snowboarding or hiking.

Our batch is compact but roomy so can fit a large family or group no problem. Two rooms have space for a mattress or a stretcher bed which would increase capacity to 8 - renters to supply own additional beds.

Special conditions:

Smoking allowed outside only. Pets not allowed as there is no fencing.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels). Take all rubbish with you when you leave.
Rooms open to patios. All forms of accommodation include kitchens. Bathrooms include a shower.
Recreational amenities at the holiday home include ski-in/ski-out access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing
  • Ski-in/ski-out access


  • Internet access


  • 3 bedrooms


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower

Living spaces

  • Living room

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the river
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Hiking nearby


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1023 sq ft (95 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 1:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Summer & Winter Retreat Hatepe
Summer & Winter Retreat Private vacation home
Summer & Winter Retreat Private vacation home Hatepe

About this area


Located in Hatepe, this holiday home is in a rural area and on a river. Lake Taupo and Five Mile Bay reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Taupo Hot Springs and Waipahihi Botanical Gardens. Spa Thermal Park and Taupo Bungy are also worth visiting. Jet skiing and kayaking offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and hunting nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lake Taupo - 5 min walk
  • Five Mile Bay - 10 min drive
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 17 min drive
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 18 min drive
  • Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 14 min drive

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5/5 Excellent

Awesome place
Was really easy to get the details and the house was awesome

5/5 Excellent

Absolutely fabulous
This was the first time our family had booked a home for holiday and we would do it again in a heart beat. Booking was simple, everything we needed in the home was available. Instructions and rules were straight forward. Definitely would recommend A+++

5/5 Excellent

Lovely family trip
Nice location, short walk to the beach. Plenty of room for the family. Comfy and enjoyed our stay.

5/5 Excellent

Great place
Great place

5/5 Excellent

Hatepe Bach
Lovely well appointed home very comfortable!