Bellbird Cottage - Lake Taupo Bach

  • 2 People
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking


Bellbird Cottage is a 1 bedroom Waitahanui bach at Lake Taupo. Sitting amongst the trees this compact house is a tranquil lake base - the perfect getaway for 1-2 guests. Just 10 minutes drive from central Taupo, and a hop skip and a jump to the lake for a swim or kayak!

This Waitahanui bach has a well presented open plan living, including a kitchenette, dining, and sitting room with all windows and doors double glazed... For easy outdoor flow, unwind on the 2 decks - enjoying a morning coffee on the east facing area and a wine and BBQ on the west facing area that is accessed through the french doors. This is an ideal spot for laid back holiday dining, or simply sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy the peace and quiet!

There is 1 bedroom at this Waitahanui accommodation, fitted with one queen bed - ideal for couples.

Everything you need for a self-catered, refreshing break away is on hand - stay on site and soak up the serenity, or stroll a few minutes down the street for direct access to the most crystal clear, free flowing river you would ever want to fish or walk along. The Waitahanui River originates from springs at the base of the Kaimanawa Ranges in the Central Plateau, and you will feel especially lucky to have the famous 'Rock Pool' within 5 minutes walk of Bellbird Cottage. There are also many easy walking tracks alongside the river - the cycle and walking tracks take you all the way to Wharewaka from this lovely spot. Plus, the Whakapapa Ski Field is just a 45 minute drive away for winter adventures!

Your relaxed lake Taupo hideaway starts here... Welcome to Bellbird Cottage!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (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

There is a second dwelling on site that may be occupied during your stay, however the cottage is completely private and not in view of the second dwelling.

Due to the location of the property, the mobile service can cut out in bad weather.

A heat pump is available in the kitchen, and a small oil column heater is available in the bedroom to keep you warm.

While there is no oven at the property, there is a convection oven with two top elements, plus a microwave. The fridge is a half size fridge only.

As there is no railing on the deck, this property may not be suitable for young children.

Pets are not allowed at this property


  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (shared)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (oil)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Bellbird Cottage

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Stayed June 2022

A beautiful tiny cottage with all the amenities. Extremely clean, warm and cozy. The hosts have thought of everything. The personal touches make it very welcoming. We highly recommend the bellbird cottage as a couple/romantic getaway, small family, leisure. As for business, there us no wifi and 4G is patchy at best. Overall we give a 10/10 rating.

Stayed January 2022

Cutest little Bach ever! Perfect for couples, so cosy! Deffs will be back :) & thank you for the eggs & milk xx

Clive and Raewyn
Stayed October 2021

This is trip number four to Bellbird. Still a really peaceful experience.

Stayed August 2021

Beautiful location - surrounded by nature! Host willing to go our of their way to make the stay extra special! Highly recommend!! Loved loved loved it!

Clive and Raewyn
Stayed July 2021

Our third stay at Bellbird didn’t disappoint. The extra space provided with the new lounge is a bonus. Fresh eggs and cup cakes on arrival was great. Back again soon

Stayed June 2021

Had an amazing weekend stay away with my partner. Very affordable. Very tidy and clean. Loved the tui’s and kereru out in the garden area. Not in town but close enough (5min drive) overall It is a very nice private affordable little hut. No complaints here

Stayed March 2021

Great comfortable place to stay reasonable price and great location

Stayed February 2021

Clean and tidy for one or two nights

Stayed October 2020

An amazing place Bell Bird cottage. Everything you needed is there. Beautiful setting, quiet and peaceful.

Stayed February 2020

This was an amazing place to stay. It is cozy, convenient, and quiet. Perfect for a couples get away.

Clive and Raewyn
Stayed January 2020

We enjoyed a fantastic time and experience at Bellbird. The walks up the river and along the lake edge were great. Very peaceful situation.

Stayed October 2019

A lovely private Bach. We really enjoyed the bird life in the bush while relaxing on the deck. Brilliant manager, very helpful.

Stayed September 2019

Gorgeous little retreat. Away from the bussle but not too far to pop in and out of Taupo. Lovely walks around the river and lake. Lovely owners. Would highly recommend this little gem. Thank you.

Stayed July 2019

Great little house that has everything you need. Good location, just outside Taupo. It was a last minute booking and the service provided by Bree and the Property Manager was fast and efficient so well done to them for making the process smooth and hassle-free.

Stayed June 2019

Amazing and comfortable, clean with great amenities, private, will recommend to my friends.

Stayed June 2019

Awesome little batch private and quiet. Nice walks in the area. We absolutley loved it and will be back!!

Stayed June 2019

A beautiful bush setting to relax with. A lovely wee property with many activities to do close by.

Stayed February 2019

Very cute and comfortable, lovely quiet location close to the lake and river. We loved sitting on the deck in the gorgeous garden

Stayed January 2019

a great spot especially for those that like fishing

Stayed December 2018

The cutest little Bach ever! Had everything for our 3 night 4 day stay! Will be recommending to friends & family! No complaints here :)

Stayed September 2018

OMG!!! How cute is this place!! Small but everything you need for a romantic, quiet getaway from busy life.

Stayed September 2018

Cute and cosy little cottage. Immaculately presented and welcoming. Perfect little getaway for a solo trip or with a partner. Thanks team!

Stayed May 2018

A great place to relax and provides easy access to the river. Clean, comfortable and quiet. Would definitely come back again.

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