Riverside Apartment was reviewed as one of the 'ten must-see New Zealand Airbnb spots' by the New Zealand Herald. Here's why.
Stunning waterfront views Booking request
Perhaps the first thing you will notice when you arrive at your Riverside Apartment are the amazing views. Floor-to-ceiling double glazing allows panoramic vistas of the wide, blue Waikato River passing below and across to the green open space of the domain. These views can be taken in from the kitchen, dining, living area, balcony and the master bedroom - they are truly spectacular.
'Riverside Apartment One' - sleeps up to 8 people Tell me more
Three bedrooms. Two queen sized beds are complimented by four bunk beds in the third bedroom. A portacot is also available. The master bedroom takes in the same magnificent view that the living and dining areas overlook. The living area is wonderfully arranged all on one level making living easy. Spacious, beautifully finished and furnished you'll feel at home immediately. Spread out, enjoy the space and relax so that you truly enjoy the view that the apartment offers over the river to the domain and green spaces beyond. Kick back on the balcony to enjoy the late evening sun and ask yourself - is this heaven on earth?
'Riverside Apartment Two' - sleeps up to 6 people Tell me more
Two bedrooms. Wonderfully positioned on the eastern end of the Watermark Villa complex, Riverside Apartment Two catches all of the morning sun. Two bedrooms configured in a queen / two-single layout are complimented by the abilty to sleep up to six with a sofa-bed in the lounge if necessary. Spectacular water views are assured from the master bedroom, lounge, living and dining areas.
If you are a couple travelling with children you will appreciate the architecturally-designed layout of this apartment that places the second bedroom in the rear of the apartment - leaving the living room, complete with flat-screen TV, audio system, wifi and balcony to your well-deserved peace and tranquility. Look down the river to the Taupo Boat Harbour and marina and enjoy your quiet time. Riverside Apartment Two is our newest aquisition so we are fitting it out with fantastic furniture, artwork and home wares. Both apartments allow free use of the swimming pool and all facilites of the Watermark Villas complex.
Self catering, well-appointed kitchens and dining areas
You can prepare meals in the fully appointed kitchen and savour a glass of wine while taking in the relaxing, views of the river gliding past the front of the apartment. The kitchen is fitted with oven, ceramic hob, range hood refridgerator, microwave oven and other small appliances. Or, a ten minute stroll finds you in the centre of Taupo township, with its many restaurants, bars, cafes, boutique art galleries and shops. Riverside Apartment is conveniently placed close to Taupo town but enjoys absolute tranquility, away from roads and noise.
Taupo and Lake Taupo - The Tongariro Alpine Crossing, excitement, water sports, fishing, world-class events and concerts, culture, fantastic dining - and relaxation await
Found on the shore of Australasia's largest fresh water lake, Taupo is world famous as New Zealand's North Island playground. Adrenaline-pumping activities include bungy-jumping, jet boating, white water rafting and skydiving. If that's just a little too much excitement you can bike the lake trails, hike through native bush or explore the many cultural and historical sites in the area. Check out the many things to do including the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Home to a series of events (mostly in summer) the Taupo domain and amphitheatre is literally just across the river from our apartment - so you can open up the sliding doors and listen to concerts for free and from the comfort of the apartment! Check out our events page for more information on future concerts.
The thermal wonderland that surrounds Taupo offers a glimpse into its fiery origin. Lake Taupo was predominantly created by a volcanic blast some 26,000 years ago - geysers, boiling mud pools and warm, geothermal hotpools are all within easy reach of Riverside Apartment.
Wind down in one of the towns' many cafes, bars or restaurants - or indulge in perhaps the best view of all from the lounge of our apartment and plan what lies ahead for tomorrow.
Internet and entertainment
Riverside One (three bedroom apartment) has, in addition to a flat-screen TV with DVD/Bluray/CD player, (free) wireless internet and amazing 'Focal' bluetooth speakers for your listening pleasure.
Riverside Two (two bedroom apartment) is fitted out with flatscreen TV and a soundbar audio system (with bluetooth connectivity). Wifi / internet is available and of course complimentary for our guests. Please note that our flatscreen entertainment system in Riverside Two does rely on our guests streaming movies or on-demand TV from their devices. Be sure to download the Google Home app for Apple or Android before your trip so you can stream movies from the internet or your own device to our Google Chromecast fitted to the flatscreen.
Heated swimming pool onsite and free kayaks* for our guests
The Watermark Villas complex has a heated swimming pool (heated from October to April) available for use by our guests. Perfect for a relaxing daily swim and of course and the kids will love it. In addition to the pool, Riverside One * has two Mission kayaks for the exclusive use of guests. They are ultra-stable and with us being right by the river so easy to launch for a quick paddle, or try your luck at fishing in the lake. The kids will love them and we have provided two adult and two children's buoyancy vests. Kayaks for Riverside Two are arriving shortly and there will be a double-kayak and a single there shortly - of course bouyancy vests will be provided too.
Stay at Riverside Apartment
Whether you are a tourist on your first trip to this incredible region or a regular visitor we want to make your stay special and we look forward to welcoming you to Riverside Apartment. We would love to hear from you - please contact us with your questions or make a booking request.