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Owner's Cottage

8 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4.5 bathrooms
Capture downstream views of Huka Falls from this stately riverside cottage in Taupo, New Zealand. Embrace the solitude of this heavily forested cottage set on a promontory, steps from the Waikato River. After a swim in the cantilevered infinity pool, let the roaring fire in the garden lounge help warm you up. Then, sneak away with someone special to check out the view from the fall’s edge.
The Owner’s Cottage makes use of heritage building materials, antique furniture, and beautiful works of art to show off its prestigious past. Muted cream tones and caramel hues create an elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere, perfect for celebrating special occasions and lazy afternoons with the kids. Outside, you’ll find lush gardens and mature trees. If you’re looking for a picnic spot or a place to read under a shady tree, you won’t have to go far. At night, settle into the cozy furniture in the stone fireplace lounge to enjoy a drink with old friends. If you really want to unwind, move the group to the hot tub for a rejuvenating soak before bed.
Hop on a bicycle and explore the local area, where you’ll find shared tennis, pétanque, and croquet courts, yoga facilities, and a wine cellar. If you feel like pampering yourself, enjoy a unique gourmet dinner experience at their restaurant. Seven minutes outside of Huka, you’ll find the township of Taupo. About an hour beyond, the shops, nightlife, restaurants of Rotorua await.
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BEDROOM & BATHROOM
  • Bedroom 1: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twin size beds), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Dual vanity, Walk-in closet, Gas fireplace, Lounge area, Safe, Air conditioning, Direct access to terrace, Outdoor furniture
  • Bedroom 2: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twin size beds), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Dual vanity, Walk-in closet, Gas fireplace, Lounge area, Safe, Air conditioning, Direct access to terrace, Outdoor furniture
  • Bedroom 3: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twin size beds), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower, & bathtub, Dual vanity, Walk-in closet, Gas fireplace, Lounge area, Safe, Air conditioning, Direct access to terrace, Outdoor furniture
  • Bedroom 4: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twin size beds), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower, & bathtub, Dual vanity, Walk-in closet, Gas fireplace, Lounge area, Safe, Air conditioning, Direct access to terrace, Outdoor furniture
FEATURES & AMENITIES
  • Fully equipped kitchen 
  • Dishwasher
  • Formal dining area with seating for 8
  • Fireplace
  • Gas fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Office space
  • Air conditioning
  • Heated floors
  • Iron/Ironing board
OUTDOOR FEATURES
  • Infinity swimming pool - heating included
  • Hot tub - heating included
  • Alfresco dining with seating for 4
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Parking- 2 spaces
STAFF & SERVICES
Included:
  • Airport transfer - Taupo Airport (TUO)
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Full country breakfast
  • Pre-dinner drinks and canapés
  • Five-course gourmet dinner
Extra cost (advance notice may be required):
  • Activities & excursions
  • Spa services
SHARED ACCESS TO AMENITIES AT HUKA LODGE
Included:
  • Tennis court
  • Pètanque 
  • Croquet
  • Yoga lawn
  • Bicycles
LOCATION
Points of Interest:
  • 10 minute walk to Huka Falls
  • 7 minute drive to the township of Taupo
  • 78 km to Rotorua
Airport:
  • 13 km to Taupo Airport (TUO)
  • 83 km to Rotorua International Airport (ROT)
  • 260 km to Auckland International Airport (AKL)
  • 384 km to Wellington International Airport (WLG)
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom
En suite bathroom, King bed, Terrace
Bedroom 2
En suite bathroom, King bed, Terrace
Bedroom 3
En suite bathroom, King bed, Terrace
Bedroom 4
En suite bathroom, King bed, Terrace

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Amenities
Outdoor
Infinity pool
Sun loungers
Hot tub
Indoor
Gas fireplace
Wood-burning fireplace
Office
Essentials
Wifi
Air conditioning
Heated floor
Parking
Heating
Iron
Ironing board
Outdoor seating
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Taupo, New Zealand
Airport
Taupo Airport
16 min drive
Rotorua International Airport
63 min drive
Auckland International Airport
191 min drive
Wellington International Airport
296 min drive
Points of Interest
Taupo
7 min drive
Huka Falls
9 min walking
Rotorua
57 min drive
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