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!
- Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
- 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 ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.
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
- Driveway (shared)
- Fenced (fully)
- Hair dryer
- Heat pump
- Heater (oil)
- Mobile cellphone Reception
- Parking (off-street)
- Washing machine
Guest reviews for Bellbird CottageWe encourage reviews. Our review policy.
AymeeStayed 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!
CliveStayed 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
JohnStayed 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 😊 ps. Thanks for the free gifts on arrival. It’s the little things that made our stay an even better experience. Thank you!
RossStayed March 2021
Great comfortable place to stay reasonable price and great location
JanineStayed February 2021
Clean and tidy for one or two nights
StuStayed October 2020
An amazing place Bell Bird cottage. Everything you needed is there. Beautiful setting, quiet and peaceful.
AshleyStayed February 2020
This was an amazing place to stay. It is cozy, convenient, and quiet. Perfect for a couples get away.
CliveStayed 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.
KerryStayed October 2019
A lovely private Bach. We really enjoyed the bird life in the bush while relaxing on the deck. Brilliant manager, very helpful.
CareStayed 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.
JohanStayed 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.
TylerStayed June 2019
Amazing and comfortable, clean with great amenities, private, will recommend to my friends.
GrantStayed June 2019
A beautiful bush setting to relax with. A lovely wee property with many activities to do close by.
KerrieStayed June 2019
Awesome little batch private and quiet. Nice walks in the area. We absolutley loved it and will be back!!
SarahStayed 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
HeatherStayed January 2019
a great spot especially for those that like fishing
ShvonneStayed 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 :)
VickyStayed September 2018
OMG!!! How cute is this place!! Small but everything you need for a romantic, quiet getaway from busy life.
ChelseaStayed September 2018
Cute and cosy little cottage. Immaculately presented and welcoming. Perfect little getaway for a solo trip or with a partner. Thanks team!
MikeStayed May 2018
A great place to relax and provides easy access to the river. Clean, comfortable and quiet. Would definitely come back again.