Boutique Self Contained




Andrew and Jane Williams


+64 21 2470099



146 Highland Drive,
Acacia Bay,
Taupo 3385


$ - $

Close by:

Lake Taupo 4km/ 6 min drive
Taupo township 9km/ 12min drive
Taupo Airport 18km/ 24min drive

  • Boutique Lodgings 5 Star
  • Smoke Free
  • Off street parking for guests
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • Spacious private luxury suite
  •     Extensive lake and mountain views
  •     Stunning sunrises and sunsets
  •     Milky Way night sky and the lights of Taupo
  •     Outdoor patio and gardens
  •     BBQ and kitchenette
  •     Mountain bikes, kayaks, tennis racquets and petanque available
  •     Free broadband Wi-Fi
  •     Heat pump airconditioning and heating

Local Features

  • Great Lake Taupo swimming and thermal hot pools
  •     Trout fishing and boating
  •     Walking and hiking
  •     Mountain biking and cycling
  •     Skiing and snowboarding on Mt Ruapehu
  •     Recreation facilities: tennis court, golf driving, pitch and putt
  •     International golf courses
  •     Skydiving, bungy jumping, and jetboat rides  
  •     L'Arte Cafe and sculpture gallery (1.5km)

Special Offers

  • Luxury Getaway $245 incl GST
  • Bed and Breakfast $200 incl GST
  • Stay Only $175 incl GST
  • In addition for Aug/Sept we are having an introductory Winter Special offer Stay 3 nights, Pay for 2.


Boutique Self-Contained Suite

Andrew and Jane would like to share their wonderful modern home with you. Fairbairn House offers a private self-contained luxury suite with a spacious lounge, bedroom (super king bed), kitchenette (microwave, fridge, sink, dishwasher) and large ensuite bathroom with heated tile floor. The spacious 60 square metre / 600 sq. ft suite flows out onto a paved patio (BBQ) lawn and gardens.
Fairbairn House sits high above Lake Taupo in the private Grandview Country Estate at Acacia Bay. The unique elevated position (642m / 2,106 ft above sea level) commands rare and extensive views of the Taupo area. To the east is the lake, Taupo township, and Mt. Tauhara with beautiful sunrises, and the town’s sparkling lights by night. To the west a breathtaking view takes in the natural beauty of Whakaipo Bay, the distant western side of Lake Taupo, and stunning sunsets. To top it all off, marvel at the sight of the volcanoes to the south – Mounts Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro.
From this vantage point high above Great Lake Taupo the night sky is a breathtaking experience with the Milky Way at your fingertips. Such a tranquil peaceful place for a complete break, a romantic weekend, an outdoor adventure stay, and to take in Taupo's amazing natural environment.

A huge amount of time and careful thought has gone into the design of this superb new home high on the hill above Acacia Bay.
The site was chosen for its uninterrupted views over the lake to Taupo township (the lights literally twinkling at night) to the east, a broad aspect of hills and the lake to the west, and the mountains to the south.  Situated at the ‘end of the road’ in the Grandview Country Estate, with farmland beyond, privacy is guaranteed.
The guest apartment suite, with its easterly outlook and own external access, is wonderfully relaxing and comfortable.  Hosts Andrew and Jane have travelled extensively and have created the sort of environment they enjoy to stay in, offering privacy and independence.   Every detail has been thought out including a well-appointed kitchenette, a generous breakfast ‘hamper’ replenished every day, beverages in the refrigerator, and a selection of DVDs, CDs, board games, books and magazines.  Mountain bikes, a kayak and paddle board are available for guests to use, as the lake area offers many lovely walks and mountain biking tracks close by should the idea of energetic pursuits appeal. Fairbairn House is next to the Grandview recreational reserve with tennis court, pitch and putt golf, and a golf driving net.
The delightful L’Arte Café and Sculpture Gallery is within walking distance, and Taupo has an abundance of dining options.  Should you desire Andrew and Jane offer a barbeque pack complete with delicious salads to enjoy on the patio, while savouring the extensive view.
There is also the option of renting the whole house, on application.



Accomodation Type Number of Bedrooms Tariff for one person occupying room / unit Tariff for two people occupying room / unit Tariff for extra person Beds in room Type of bathroom Number Rooms Available Check Room Availabilty
Fairbairn House Lake Taupo S/C Suite 1 $$175/$200/$245 $$175/$200/$245 1 x SK
1 x EN


Breakfast: Gourmet breakfast and snack hamper provided

Dinner: BBQ meat and salad pack available on request

Notes: Terms and Conditions
Fairbairn House is a small private boutique establishment for discerning travellers. Wherever possible we will try to be flexible to assist guests to have an enjoyable and relaxing stay with us.
• Check In/Out - Guests may check in between 2pm and 10pm, unless by special arrangement to suit travel arrangements. Check out by 11.00am.
• We have a minimum two night stay Friday and Saturday, and over “Special Event” periods/holiday weekends, unless by prior arrangement.
• Guests will take all reasonable care of the house and its contents, and are responsible should any damage occur.
• Not suitable for children under 18.
• Sorry but we are not able to accommodate animals.
• Smoking is only allowed in some of the outside open air areas.
• Parking for guests is provided on site.
• Free courtesy arrival/departure transfers to and from Taupo Airport and township.

Payment Policy
• Prices are in New Zealand dollars including 15% GST (NZ goods and service tax).
• Room rate options are detailed on the website according to guest requirements and (apart from the Stay Only option) include a gourmet continental breakfast hamper.
• A deposit equal to the full booking amount is required. The deposit will be refunded according to the cancellation policy.
• Payments by credit card, internet banking, PayPal, cash or cheque.

Cancellation Policy
We understand that circumstances can change and may require dates to be altered or a booking cancelled. As a small establishment this can impact on us significantly, particularly if at relatively short notice. Therefore our cancellation policy is as follows:
• If the booking is cancelled more than 28 days before arrival there is no cancellation charge.
• If the booking is cancelled 14 to 28 days before arrival then a charge equal to 25% of the stay will be made.
• If the booking is cancelled less than 7 days before arrival then a charge equal to 50% of the stay will be made.
• In the event of a no show or booking reduction (after arrival date) no refund will be given.


SB = Sofa Bed     S = Single     T = Twin    KS = King Single    D = Double     Q = Queen     K = King     SK = Super King    

SK/T = Super King converts to 2 singles/Twin     R = Rollaway


EN = Ensuite    PR = Private    GS = Guest Share    FS = Famiy Share

From the Great Lake Centre in Central Taupo
Take Acacia Bay Rd and Mapara Rd to Highland Dr in Acacia Bay
9 min (7.9 km)
Turn left onto Highland Dr and continue past the sign saying Private Road
Fairbairn House is at the very end of the road on the right.

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