Acacia Bay Retreat

Perched above Acacia Bay you will find Acacia Bay Retreat a lovely private holiday home available fo Are you wanting somewhere to stay in Taupo, well we have the place for you, our holiday home is available for rent for those of you after a spacious home close to all amenities, including Taupo bungy, sky diving, kayaking to the local Maori carvings, Boat rides around the lake, Ski field only 2hr drive away and many shops and cafe's to check out in Taupo CBD!

Operating as usual


9pm and its beautiful this evening 😍

Photos from Acacia Bay Retreat's post 01/01/2022

Love our space upstairs makes the best morning coffee spot. This morning was a little bit hot to stay up their. πŸ˜πŸ‘β˜€οΈ


Happy New Year everyone, hope 2022 can be a year to remember for good things to come and a big farewell to 2021.


Another cracker morning in this beautiful spot. πŸ˜‰

Photos from Acacia Bay Retreat's post 23/10/2021

Unfortunately didn't get the before pics, but I'm sure you get the idea, not that it was messy, just needed a good trim and leaf clean out.
We put some mulch on garden as well, looks πŸ‘Œ
Will give the paths a good spray next time and it will be ship shape for summer. πŸ₯°πŸ‘


Big day here at the retreat, had a clean out in the shed today so we can restock the wood. All set for winter now and got 2nd fire for the season going and its beautiful and cozy! 😍

Photos from Acacia Bay Retreat's post 30/01/2021

Such a beautiful for day for thunder on the lake. πŸ₯°


Our son got some cool pics of our holiday house with his drone! 😍


Looking forward to a well deserved break here in our little piece of paradise!


After 12years we finally decided to put in WiFi at Acacia bay retreat! 😁πŸ₯³


So loving the new renovations, the house is looking amazing. 😍😍🀩🀩πŸ₯°πŸ₯°


Absolute stunner of a morning here in Taupo, beautiful!πŸ˜ŠπŸŒ…πŸ˜


We now have a completed ensuite, my hubby can be super proud of his efforts as it looks amazing. All that hard work over the last six weekends has certainly paid off! πŸ₯°


Jack frost is out this morning. Its gonna be another cracker day! πŸ₯°


Cracker day here today πŸ₯°


Oh how I miss our piece of Paradise, was looking forward to some nights tucked up by the fire!


Just had to post this gorgeous photo taken on Saturday from Acaciabayretreat master bedroom deck, just a beautiful early morning for the swimmers doing the 4km swim across the lake! 😍


Time for a break, make a booking now, touch base with me to sort that special weekend away!!


HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE. Hope you have all had a great start to the new year just as we have. Lots of bookings at the moment which is cool to see Acacia bay retreat being used.
Take care everyone, talk again soon from all of us at ACACIABAYRETREAT. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ€—


Down for a few days and the girls just went out selling some fruit and in 10mins 10bags all gone, happy girls with happy wallets hehe!


What a beautiful weekend here in Taupo once again, love this place and really don't want to go home. But we have a life at home too, lol!
Couldn't have asked for nicer Weather, kids are out in the boat now with Greg Biscuiting, went to the lake yesterday, girls in kayak and Ryan out on the jet ski we also bumped into some friends from home who came back for coffee. Lovely weekend for Ryans 20th birthday! πŸ–’πŸ’–


Having a great week here in Taupo, summer concert and thunder on the lake last weekend, fishing, shopping, coffee and getting hair done tomorrow finishing of this weekend with the Taupo Bombing compition and concert.
It's been lovely, love love being here!! πŸ€—πŸ–’πŸ»πŸŽ€πŸŠπŸŽ£


Got some nice feedback from our two families that have stayed over the school holidays. So nice to have happy customers! πŸ˜†πŸ‘


Thank you so much for the lovely accommodation.My family and I totally loved this place..


Hi guys,

We have just left your beautiful home. Thank you for letting us stay.

We will be back!

Thanks again,



Ok everyone I hope your've all had a very merry Xmas and hope your all gonna have a awesome new year to come.
It's all go at Acacia Bay retreat with bookings in and out for the next month. Can't wait to get down there ourselves for some good times on the lake, bring it on!!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸš€πŸŽ£β˜€οΈπŸŒ…


Just love it when we have happy, happy customers ☺️

Hi Melanie and Greg,
Thanks for the wonderful stay in your house. It was the perfect size for all of us and we enjoyed eating on the deck with the lovely view over the lake and keeping cosy at night by the fire.
Thanks again, we may come back again next year!
All the best,
Tania and family *:) happy

And another family that stayed for 10 days :

Lovely view, cozy and was the perfect place to be on a holiday. Enjoyed the peace and quite surrounding. Can't complain waking up every morning with the view of calmness of the lake and beauty of the mountains.



Ok Peeps, I know, I know it's been a long time. But things have been so busy not only for me and my life, but also for Acacia bay retreat with lots of enquiries and bookings to go with it! It's been a great few months with lots going on. Summer is coming and sounds like it's gonna be a good one!


What a great few months it's been at Acacia bay retreat, lots of bookings and is now booked for a month and could be extended toward the end of the month which is great.
We'll miss our winter stays at the retreat, but looks like we'll be heading up the mountain to stay anyway!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽΏπŸ—»


Hello there my fellow Acacia bay retreat followers.
Is there anybody out there that knows of someone that would be keen on taking over the position of being our house cleaner for our holiday home.
This is a causal position, that obviously needs to be done after bookings.
If there was anybody out there keen on filling this position or you know of somebody who could be keen, please PM me!!
Thanks in advance Mel 😊


Hello everyone it's been a while since I last posted, but it's been a while since we last stayed here. But we have just had a few good nights here and head home tomorrow, just heading back from being at De Bretts which was nice with the family. Looking forward to winter weekends down here this winter! 😜


Wow! What a weekend it's been for us, we go down for Our girls 10th birthday with 2 of her friends, go to the movies πŸŽ₯🍦Friday night, biscuiting 🚀 on the lake, summer carnival πŸŽͺlate arvo and dinner on Saturday and today while I clean and tidy the house 🏠 ready for next tenants Greg takes kids to hot water stream and playground then they come back for another swim🏊. Didn't finish until 5.30 and got home at 8.45, and at this time Greg was only leaving Taupo as he decided to go fishing before heading home. Now to stop as I have work tomorrow😁. But holy moly it's been a crazy πŸ˜… full on weekend! 😜


Ok people, It has been a wee while since I last wrote! But I hope you have all had a fab Xmas and are prepared for a great new year. It has been a great year for us and can't wait to see what 2015 brings. Hope you all have the best new year, take care and see you all again soon.
Mel and Greg

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Boy oh boy where on earth has this year gone, it's going by so quickly. All things going well at Acacia bay Retreat with around the lake cycle race coming up and house booking sorted!
Christmas break is also not to far down the track so if you are looking at going away over summer then Taupo could be the place be. We still have dates available over January and early December, so look us up Acacia Bay Retreat on or!
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Well it's been 6-7 weeks since we were last down here, nice to be back at our Retreat for a few days before going back to work next week. Didn't get down till 7.30 due to working today but Greg brought kids down earlier and got things sorted which was great!
Greg's off skiing tomorrow and possibly Thursday too when I'll look at going too, fingers crossed weather does improve like it says!
Things are going well with our listing on bookabach enquiry's, just waiting on confirmed bookings now, very happy with it so far, took a bit to set up, but it's worth it now with what I'm getting out of it do far!!! 29/09/2014

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Just to let you all know Acacia bay retreat will be easier to find now being listed, not only with holiday houses, but we have also signed up on Our lovely Cedar holiday home is a very spacious and comfortable home that sits above Acacia Bay over looking the lake and across to Wharewaka point and has views of Mt Tauhara and the Kaimanawa hills! With space for all the family Acacia Bay Ret


Holy Moly where on earth has the year gone, life is going way to quick!
But hope everyone is having a good year and are already for the holidays. We are ready even though I'm working most of the holidays. But we have a few days up our sleeve the second week to head to taupo and hoping to head up the πŸ—» for a 🎿 and the ❄️is looking awesome at the moment compared to a week ago when it was looking like 🎿season could have been cut short!
So fingers crossed for β˜€οΈdays and no πŸ’¨.
Have a great break my FB peeps and enjoy these school holidays hope you all get a chance to either go do one of these things ?

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Great concert, not the best ending for us, but great once again!!
Awesome cleanup effort from my husband over the last week, the gardens have had a major clear out, looks great!




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