Marinaside Villa - Taupo Holiday Apartment

Norman Smith Street- Watermark Apartments, Taupo Central, Lake Taupo

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  • 6 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi


Marinaside Villa is a Taupo holiday apartment central to all the action with WiFi. Relax in style at this contemporary lifestyle apartment with partial elevated views over the marina, lake, river, parks and city.

This Taupo holiday apartment enjoys a central location allowing you to enjoy a leisurely stroll along the river to parks and Taupo Central Shopping Precinct... make the most of restaurants, markets, entertainment and many activities on offer, or for the boat enthusiast, the picturesque marina and boat ramp are a mere 5 minutes away.

Plus, the secure gated pool complex provides great entertainment for family and friends with a swimming pool and BBQ area!

The layout of this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 3 level home is as follows:
On the top floor is an open plan kitchen and living, bathroom with a toilet and hand basin, and a double bedroom opening onto a small deck. The middle floor has 2 bedrooms, one with king bed, the other a queen bed plus a Port-a-cot, a shared ensuite bathroom, and access to the courtyard with street level access.

The lower level 4th bedroom is located off the garage and has a double bed. The garage with internal access is 7.5m in length and has an additional very comfortable seating area. A quiet spot to get away from it all. Please note that this bedroom is cooler during the winter months as it is an attachment to the garage, and not as well insulated.

Whether it's fishing, boating, skiing, tramping, exploring new territory, experiencing some of the many adventures/activities on offer in our lovely district, or simply relaxing away from your normal routine...

Marinaside villa is your ideal holiday base!

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Bedroom Configuration

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

Bathroom Configuration

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

Linen available at additional charge

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

Special Conditions

The shared swimming pool is heated to 26 degrees between Labour Day to the last week of the first term of the school holidays.

Please note that there is only 1 designated carpark in the complex garage and limited shared parking onsite which works on a first-come-first-serve basis. Additional cars will need to park in side streets close by. All trailers are either to be parked in the garage or on street outside of the complex, due to limited shared parking.

Bedroom 4 is an addition to the nicely renovated garage, however due to this it is not as well insulated and can be cooler during the winter months.

Please note that, as this property is located on a busy road, road noise may be heard from inside the property at times.


  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garage
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (electric)
  • Heater (radiator)
  • High chair
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Port-A-Cot
  • Swimming pool
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Marinaside Villa

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Stayed January 2022

The apartment itself was lovely and no issues with that but the neighbor of the property verbally abused us on two occasions for no reason. He yelled and sweared at us and told us to get out of the property as he was kicking us out. There was no reason for the abuse and this continued the second day where he once again yelled obscenities at us and tried to physically grab my brother in law. He then parked in our car parks so that we could not park in the complex. Unfortunately due to this abuse we received we would not stay in the complex again.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed the apartment despite the issues you encountered with the neighbours during your stay. This is being dealt with in communication with the building's management and both the property owners and Bachcare apologise on their behalf for this unacceptable behaviour.

Stayed December 2021

Really lovely property in Taupo. Good location with a nice pool. Did pay premium price to stay over New Year and was disappointed this did not include any streaming service e.g. Netflix access to entertain the kids, or double glazing to keep out road noise. Would stay again, but not for the premium price paid.

Stayed October 2021

Apartment and property was more than we had expected. It was amazing very clean and tidy with plenty of room. Great stay

Stayed August 2021

Good location lovely views comfortable house.

Stayed July 2021

Half of the light bulbs in the property doesn’t even work. The heaters provided don’t change the room temperature during winter season.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review, Elvis! We're sorry to hear that some light bulbs weren't working and we are replacing them to ensure they all are. We are also checking the heating which currently includes a heat pump, electric heaters and underfloor heating. We hope you had an enjoyable stay despite these two issues and kindly remind you that while staying at a Bachcare property, you can contact our support team to assist you with any issues, as it is in our best interest to have these resolved on the spot where possible, to ensure your experience isn't impacted.

Stayed July 2021

I guess please confirm everything is working to ensure you do not face what we faced having kids can be difficult.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review Shareen! We're sorry to hear you weren't able to operate some of the appliances at the property and have checked that they're all in working order. The underfloor heating is great for keeping the whole property warm in winter, and the extra heaters provided should keep rooms warm enough too but we'll make sure these are always available in each room.

Stayed June 2021

Great location. Everything we needed. The road was quite noisy during the night.

Stayed April 2021

A beautiful, well presented apartment with views overlooking the marina and river mouth. Easy walking distance to town and restaurants. Calm and relaxing and a very nice place to stay. Recommended!

Stayed April 2021

Beautiful Villa, highly recommend

Stayed January 2021

Lovely apartment, nice and close to town - we walked to dinner. The pool was a real bonus!

Stayed October 2020

A great property over three floors. The accomodation is in good condition and was extremely clean. The pool was a big hit for all the family, with a reasonable closing time of 10pm!

Stayed October 2020

Nice place to stay close to Taupo centre and marina, great for walking rather than having to get in the car. Comfortable unit, everything you need for a nice break in Taupo.

Stayed September 2020

Great place and awesome location. Safe and secure facilities. Everything we needed was there.

Stayed July 2020

It was a truely memorable stay. Wonderful owner and manager. Will definitely come back again!!!

Stayed April 2019

Marineside Villa is the perfect place to stay for a weekend away with good friends. Really comfortable with all amenities close by.

Stayed January 2019

Don't really want to talk it up as everyone will want to stay there, so let's just was awesome!! Fabulous location and well appointed apartment.

Stayed November 2018

Great, modern and comfortable property, conveniently located just outside the town centre (15-20 min walk). Highly recommended. No noise at all though perhaps stayed off season (early Nov).

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