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Summer & Winter Retreat

Family-friendly Hatepe vacation home with fireplace and kitchen

  • Free WiFi

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Hatepe, Waikato, New Zealand
  • Great Bach, well appointed and really well presented. Thanks so much for having us.

    Dec 23, 2020

  • Easy house to be in, great kitchen, everything you need.

    Jun 28, 2021

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  • 8 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • In a rural location
  • Towels provided
  • Bed sheets provided

What’s around

  • Lake Taupo - 5 min walk
  • Five Mile Bay - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
  • Three Mile Bay - 12 mi / 19.3 km
  • Four Mile Bay - 12.3 mi / 19.8 km
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 13.5 mi / 21.8 km
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 14.8 mi / 23.9 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Twin Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed

Bedroom 2

1 King Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

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About this home

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.

What’s around


  • Lake Taupo - 5 min walk
  • Five Mile Bay - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
  • Three Mile Bay - 12 mi / 19.3 km
  • Four Mile Bay - 12.3 mi / 19.8 km
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 13.5 mi / 21.8 km
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 14.8 mi / 23.9 km
  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 15 mi / 24.2 km
  • Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 15.1 mi / 24.3 km
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 15.1 mi / 24.3 km
  • Tongariro National Park - 20.9 mi / 33.6 km
  • Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre - 16.2 mi / 26 km

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 14 min drive
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Hatepe, Waikato, New Zealand

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (1023 sq ft)
  • Garage
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 double bed and 1 twin/single bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 bunk bed and 1 twin/single bed
  • Bedroom three -1 king bed
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Blender


  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Children's games
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Skiing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Tennis courts


  • Deck
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace
  • Beach towels
  • Telephone

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 8

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 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.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets not allowed


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

Also known as

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


  • Yes. Onsite parking options include a garage.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 1:00 PM.
  • Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation nearby includes hunting. Summer & Winter Retreat also has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Such a gourgeous place nestled in a beautiful community with a tropical feel and only minute stroll to the lakes edge. A home away from home equipped with everything you need. Will definately be back!

    Jess L., Other trip, Mar 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely, well-equipped bach in charming location

    We had a great stay, thanks so much. We had everything we needed and communication with the property owner was brilliant. Would recommend!

    Tania D., Other trip, Aug 10, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Gorgeous home away from home

    This batch was an amazing, we were visited by native birds all weekend. There were enough couches for every one to curl up with a book and the kitchen had everything we needed to do some stella cookie baking. We can't wait to come back.

    Chloe F., Other trip, Jan 31, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful location and cosy house

    We had a lovely couple of days staying at this property. It was nice and cosy and had a lovely outdoor area as well. It felt like a proper old school bach - Highly reccommend.

    Ruth K., Other trip, Oct 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely spot

    Great place for a winter get-away with a nice cosy fireplace. Lovely renovated living area. So close to the water, amazing.

    Other trip, Aug 20, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect location for both those who enjoy active and non active relaxing

    Lovely, relaxing location. Well equipped house with an amazing fire place. Perfect for those winter evenings. The tennis court a real bonus. Slightly further away from the lake than is indicated on the website map. Loved our stay

    Colleen B., Other trip, Aug 7, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely family trip

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

    Jasmin D., Other trip, Mar 4, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good


    Thank you for an organized home that we could enjoy.

    Blair W., Other trip, Feb 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful spot to relax away in the days.

    Great situation for a family holiday. Thankyou.

    Jonathan B., Other trip, Sep 14, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Hatepe is a hidden treasure of nz, will definitely be back

    Issac M., Other trip, Nov 29, 2020

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