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Krissell Castle - Acacia Bay Holiday Home

Krissell Place, Acacia Bay, Lake Taupo

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  • 8 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • Wifi
  • Pet Friendly Inside Welcome


This is it. That perfect base for your annual getaway with your friends where you can enjoy summer BBQs and waking up to a fresh cup of coffee and spectacular views. Welcome to Krissell Castle!

An elevated position rewards this gorgeous property with simply breathtaking views of Lake Taupo, and the bi-fold doors off the cosy living room let you admire that natural beauty whatever the season. In winter, keep them closed and light the fire as you settle in with a Nespresso barista style coffee, and in summer, open them up for seamless indoor-outdoor flow onto the tree-shaded patio.

When you’re not enjoying the view, Krissell Castle offers a TV with both Freeview and a DVD player, as well as complimentary WIFI, for your indoor entertainment. Or why not prepare a cheeky cheeseboard and indulge in a glass of your favourite drop in the sun drenched garden.

Come dinner time, fire up the BBQ and get grilling! You’ll find everything you need to prepare delicious sides in your fully equipped kitchen, and once you’ve finished the dishwasher is there to take care of cleaning up so you can get back to holiday mode.

Four bedrooms here at Krissell Castle give everyone somewhere to retreat to at the end of the day to recharge for tomorrow. Each with either a king or queen bed, all the bedrooms enjoy direct access to the patio and a lovely view of the garden. Two bathrooms, one complete with a soaking tub, complete the set up for your stay.

Taupo town is just a seven-minute drive from Krissell Castle. Here you’ll find a plethora of shops and eateries, as well as activity providers who can offer lake sailing, bike tours, and much more.

For something a little closer to home, wander down to the lake in just 10 minutes, and be sure to check out The Bay Bar and Brasserie for a bite to eat, also only a 10-minute walk away.

For a relaxing retreat with lake views to get lost in, look no further than Krissell Castle!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 King Size Bed
  • Bedroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 3 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 4 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Pet Friendly

Yes Inside.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $20 + GST for up to two pets will apply.

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.

Special Conditions

Guests should bring their own Nespresso compatible pods to make use of the available machine.

While this property is pet friendly, only dogs are allowed.


  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (electric)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Krissell Castle

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Stayed December 2021

We really enjoyed our stay, the amazing view, outdoor dining on patio, gorgeous garden and fully fenced dog friendliness of the house. Lots of room - the house is well set up for a family or group and doesn't feel overlooked. Can walk down to lake for swims. We had a great holiday and would happily rebook if available next time around.

Stayed November 2021

Well appointed property with spectacular views across the lake. Very spacious and comfortable with everything on hand that made it a home away from home. Dog friendly which is a wonderful added bonus, making it a true family holiday for us all.

Stayed October 2021

Great property & location

Stayed July 2021

Lovely stay. Close to all Taupo attractions. Fantastic view of the Lake.

Stayed July 2021

Krissell Castle was the perfect family getaway with our fur baby. Truly pet friendly and the home and grounds are well cared for and spacious. The view of the lake is awesome and the location very peaceful. The house is very spacious and well equipped. We hope to be back again, soon!

Stayed June 2021

Fabulous home, very clean and had all amenities that was required.

Stayed June 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Such a great view of the lake and Taupo lights at night, and despite a few unexpected snow flurries we stayed cosy with either fire or heat pump, plus there are electric heaters in the bedrooms. So great to have my dog be able to come with us, has a good set up in the laundry for pets to sleep across from one of the bedrooms. Not that easy if you want to keep an eye on your dog outside due to the terraced garden, but well fenced. Short walk down to the lake or the dairy. Nice quiet area. Would definitely stay here again.

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