Coming up to the main house.  Your studio is at the other end of the house.Stunning very large 2 person Victoria and Albert bath, made from Volcanic rock, with views to the lake and LED night lighting.Blinds for total privacy.
Brand New Retreat - Stunning Views

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Welcome to the studio. The studio has one bedroom, one lounge and one bathroom, a great deck too and all with super views. The studio is at the end of our home and completely private. It is a modern retreat with beautiful decor, awesome views of Lake Taupo, Mount Tauhara and the surrounding countryside and trees.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 1PM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £16


The space

You have your own studio which is completely private from our side of the house. It has 1 bedroom with a new Queen bed, a lounge with a deck and a beautiful bathroom. With stunning views from the bedroom and lounge spaces, this is a truly comfortable and peaceful retreat. The house was designed and built in 2014 above Acacia Bay. It has a rural aspect, a short 10 minute drive to Taupo town, beautiful views, sunrises and lovely sounds of the birds and spectacular night skies and stars! You have a fixed mounted modern LED TV in the bedroom, a DVD player and AppleTV which allows you to stream Internet to the TV, sorry no Sky TV. You have an amazing view from your deck which has a table and chairs on it for two.

Guest access

You can park right outside the studio and you have your own separate entrance. There is a washing line behind your bathroom that you are welcome to use.

Interaction with guests

As travellers ourselves, we love meeting new people from all over the World. However, if you wish to have complete privacy we totally get that too. We will always be happy to help with any local knowledge, just knock on our door.

The neighbourhood

We are situated in a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood . We have a rural feel on an acre's lifestyle block.... yet we are only a short drive to Taupo (10 mins.) The scenery is quite stunning with delightful sunrises and views of the lake, trees and Mt Tauhara.

Getting around

You will need your own car to get to town and around. Town is a ten minute drive and the lovely village of Kinloch is approx 15 minutes drive. We are just 5 minutes in your car to the lake at Acacia Bay.

Other things to note

There is a mini fridge to store a bottle of wine and some milk and a kettle to make tea /coffee. There are no cooking facilities, however we are a ten minute walk to L'arte Cafe which offers great food and awesome coffee! We are also a five minute drive to our local Brasserie and Bar, or a ten minute drive to Taupo which has many amazing restaurants and Cafes to suit every budget.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in time is flexible

We are peaceful and quiet people and value quiet enjoyment so no loud parties please :) Please leave the studio as you find it. Thank you.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

5 Reviews

Check In
Michael User Profile
January 2017
Very welcoming & friendly. Nice little extra touches in the comfortable accommodation with great views

Gabriella User Profile
December 2016
We had a wonderful time at Villa Shanti, the house is lovely with a beautiful view over the lake. We really enjoyed the quiet and peacefulness as well as the company of Anandi and Fritz who are very nice friendly, we really enjoyed the perfect homemade pizza they shared with us as well as the aperitif on the terrace.

Florent User Profile
March 2016
There is just one word to sum up our stay : Wouhaaa!!! We spent 3 nights in this amazing house, in an independent studio, and it was fantastic! The view is outstanding, and the bathroom is awesome! Anandi and Fritz have been very kind to us, we felt like we could talk for hours with these great couple, so open minded and friendly! It really was a pleasure to share experiences and even fishing technics! We warmly recommend this place which looks like a peace of heaven!
Anandi User Profile
Response from Anandi:
It was such a pleasure to meet you both. We hope that all is well... now you will be home in France. Enjoy the Spring time there and see you next time you're in New Zealand! Best wishes from Taupo :))
March 2016

Kylie User Profile
February 2016
Anandi and Fritz has a wonderful place and the one of the warmest hosts we have encountered during our trip to NZ. "Villa Shanti" is a studio with clean contemporary design and furnishings, with an asian touch. The bed provided is most comfortable and the mixture of deep pile carpet and hardwood flooring adds to the relaxed feel of the place. The view from the hall and bedroom is awesome. Bathroom is exceptionally clean, has a shower cell and a bath with a view of the surrounding grassland and Taupo. An AppleTV is provided instead of traditional satellite TV which is fine with us since we got to watch Netflix and other subscription channels (if you already have a subscription) or Youtube. If you have a Mac, you can also watch your own movies over Airplay. I would highly recommend this for young couples although some might find the bathroom with a huge floor-to-ceiling window a little unnerving even though the house is situated in a isolated corner with no houses outside the bathroom. Blinds will be fixed in the near future. Villa Shanti is less than a 10min drive to Taupo city center. Anandi and Fritz has wonderful recommendations for both exploration and food. We love it as it it brings us to places which the locals go instead of just seeing tourists. Overall, we had one of our most wonderful stay in NZ with Anandi and Fritz and we would definitely stay here again if the next time we find ourselves in Taupo.

Dave User ProfileDave is a superhost.
February 2016
The location of this Airbnb is fantastic, with stunning views over Lake Taupo and surrounding countryside. Anandi and Fritz were lovely hosts, very welcoming and friendly. We knew there were no kitchen facilities but there is also nowhere to prepare basic foods, such as salads and the fridge is tiny so this is definitely not for those wanting to self-cater. It is also 10 minutes drive into town to the main restaurants. We had a few problems here including lack of privacy, the TV not working and having to wash up in the bathroom sink, but we know these are being addressed by Fritz and Anandi. We have stayed in many Airbnbs and feel this property Is not good value in its current state.

Taupo, New Zealand · Joined in October 2012
Anandi User Profile

I am originally from UK, my partner originally from Germany. I am passionate about Yoga and own the local yoga studio. My partner is into wildwater kayaking and there are some pretty good places around here to kayak.

We are simple living, fun loving, travelling world citizens and enjoy good company and a good meal with friends. We are easy going and having traveled a bit ourselves will interact with out guests as much as they wish and make sure they see the local Taupo side.

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within a day

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