Experience Tranquility

Acacia Bay Lakeside Homestay is a luxurious Bed & Breakfast venue in Taupo that is absolute lakefront and has its own private beach and jetty. Located in sheltered Acacia Bay, we offer the best Taupo lakeside accommodation, we are surrounded by gardens and native bush with uninterrupted panoramic views of Lake Taupo and beyond.

We are just minutes from the Taupo town centre and the many activities that our Lake Region has to offer.

John and Barbara are both 5th generation New Zealanders. We retired from our sheep and beef farm, so that we could enjoy living in our peaceful, lakeside home.

Amongst our interests are travel, golf, gardening, fishing, hospitality and Rotary International. We have traveled extensively in New Zealand and overseas.

We invite you to experience our Lake Taupo boutique accommodation, our hospitality and take advantage of our local knowledge. We can help you with your vacation plans - what to do, where to go, where to dine - helping to make your visit a truly memorable one.

From our guest book:

  • Spain - Lovely, Beautiful, Peaceful.
  • New Zealand - Beautiful outlook and peaceful stay, we will be back.
  • New Zealand - Great breakfast - very nice, wonderful views and hospitality, we will be back.
  • Australia - fabulous, relaxing place to stay, we will be back.
  • China - It is a wonderful warm house with beautiful surroundings.  Made our trip to NZ more pleasant and impressive! Thank you for everything.
  • England - an amazing place to stay.  The hospitality coupled with the views has been second to none.  We will tell all of our friends.  Thank you so much.
  • Germany - we spent wonderful time with Barbara and John and thank you very much, especially for smoking the trout we caught.  It was excellent!  Everything was quite familiar and warmhearted. Thanks a lot.
  • Canada - thank you for a lovely quiet, luxurious stay.  The breakfast was outstanding, as were Barbara and John.

Dear Barbara and John,

The rest of our trip was so wonderful that we did not want to go home. More fishing, more horse trekking, Milford sound cruise, walking about glorious country and shopping (I now have a beautiful new shearling coat in the closet.)

Although we enjoyed every hotel we stayed in, Acacia Bay Lakeside Homestay was the highlight of our trip. I loved the intimacy, the gardens, the delicious breakfasts, the warmth and friendliness of our charming hosts and the perfect location -- we were able to stay in one place and explore the countryside from Rotorua to Hawkes Bay, Napier and Tongariro.

Thanks again!

Lynn Peyer - Virginia, USA

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