Treetops is set just 10 minutes from the heart of Taupō, above Acacia Bay.

Treetops is also known as 'the tiny house of fantails' - named for the dozens of fantails that flit around the surrounding bush.

The 30m tiny house has been cleverly designed with adjoining living spaces and an expansive deck.

A kitchen, dining and lounge space make up the living area. The raised seating space faces east - and offers a sweeping view across Lake Taupō and to the Kaimanawa Ranges. The main bedroom has a queen bed and an opening door to the deck, ideal for enjoying the crisp morning air with a hot cuppa.

If you’re looking for an ‘alfresco’ touch, you can enjoy an outdoor shower by sliding the big glass doors open to the deck and the lake views. Listen to the dawn chorus of fantails, tuis, kereru, and bellbirds as they sing you awake. 

In the evening soak in the outdoor hot tub and take in the twilight views. And as darkness falls, light the outdoor fire (when fire restrictions allow) and enjoy a campfire classic - s'mores!

Staying here, above the treetops, is a memorable and relaxing indoor-outdoor experience. A chance to escape a busy life and soak up the peace and tranquillity.

FROM $385 p/n

  • Sleeps 2

A $50 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.


119 Mapara Road, Acacia Bay, Taupō 3385


Treetops is set just 10 minutes from central Taupō, near Acacia Bay.

Follow the Google Maps directions to the address.

You can park your vehicle off the road at the entrance of the property. Please note that you will need to walk up a bush path and a further set of stairs to get to the tiny house.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with detailed arrival instructions and your host's details 5-days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].


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  • eating and drinking

    Treetops is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the multifunction oven/microwave, slow cooker and electric hob provided in your kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    A quick 2-minute drive up Marpara Road (or walk the footpath), brings you to the iconic L'Arte Cafe for a coffee and a bite to eat. In the evening, a 2-minute drive down Mapara Road brings you to The Bay Bar and Brasserie offering a full dining menu plus wood fired pizza selection and a Bar and Tapas card.

    The heart of Taupō is a mere 10-minute drive, with plenty of dining options to choose from.

    The nearest store for stocking up on some foods and supplies is a convenience store, just at the bottom of the road. Supermarkets are 10-minutes away in Taupō.

  • things to do

    A stay at Treetops is a break from the world. Relax with the native birds and the peaceful lake views.

    If you simply want to kick back at the property, there's an outdoor hot tub, swinging hammock, and a selection of board games to play. The property also has short bush walks and a track down into the gully to discover the glow worm grotto at night. Recommended! It is also possible to walk directly down this gully, then a street, and finally concrete steps to the swimming beach of Acacia.

    Treetops is located close to the centre of Taupō. It's easy to pop out for the day to shop and indulge at the variety of restaurants on offer.

  • your host

    Your host at Treetops is Geoff Prestidge - and Panda the cat!

    Geoff has lived on this stunning property for 35 years. The peace and tranquillity is his favourite thing about living in this beautiful part of New Zealand. Geoff describes living in Acacia Bay as "feeling like you're on holiday every day".

    Geoff, a retired school teacher, has gone to a huge amount of effort to create Treetops. From clearing the grounds of shrubs to make way for the tiny house to the final landscape development - every stage has required careful thought and consideration. He's looking forward to sharing his creation with guests and is happy to give further local knowledge and advice on what else there is available to experience.

    You are very welcome to stay!


  • "

    Loved this sweet little spot, so relaxing! The window seat with a view and the hot tub set the scene for a very chill vibe. Jeff was very helpful and friendly. Cheers again for a great stay!


    Katie Beeson - 20 May 2024

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  • "

    We cannot recommend Treetops enough. The space itself is amazing and private - you can feel the love and care Geoff put into every corner. The bedroom is comfortable, the indoor/outdoor shower a treat, the kitchen well-equipped, and the living room beyond comfortable - but what truly stood out is the views. Every corner of the home has windows with panoramic beauty - from the nook in the living room, we experienced one of the most amazing sunrises (with flat whites from the espresso maker in the kitchen - another pleasant surprise). The home itself feels so private with the trees surrounding it, and stargazing from the hot tub at night was sublime. But best of all was our host Geoff who greeted us upon arrival, left us fruit from his own garden for breakfast, and even eggs from his chickens.


    Clarissa Niino - 14 May 2024

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  • "

    We had the most beautiful stay at Treetops for our Babymoon. The views are stunning, and the atmosphere makes you never want to leave. There is everything you could need within the accommodation. We cannot recommend enough; it was an incredible stay, and we urge everyone to book!


    Olivia Diaz Gutierrez - 07 May 2024

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    We had a fantastic stay at Treetops. The host was lovely, providing a great introduction to the property. The new cedar spa was brilliant for morning and evening soaks. The bed had lovely linen and was very comfortable. The kitchen had everything, including condiments and cooking gear. The lounge was cosy with amazing lake views. There was a nice deck outside the kitchen, and the bedroom had a table and chairs out onto the garden setting. The bird life was amazing, and it was such a chilled getaway. Privacy and tranquility were 100%. Thank you, Geoff, terrific!


    - 30 Apr 2024

    4 / 12

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    Beautiful spot amongst the trees and a welcoming host.


    - 12 Apr 2024

    5 / 12

  • "

    We found Treetops to be a calming and restorative place. Every place you choose to sit has a stunning view: whether that's looking over the lake from the book nook, watching the fantails in the apple trees from the deck, or sitting under the stars in the hot tub. And host Geoff is a truly lovely human. Highly recommend.


    - 01 Apr 2024

    6 / 12

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    Treetops is a fantastic location for a private getaway with fabulous views and a wonderful hot tub. Highly recommend this place to travellers or those looking for a restful getaway.


    - 28 Mar 2024

    7 / 12

  • "

    Beautiful place high up in the trees with an incredible view over Taupō. Very comfortable stay. Geoff was a great host and made a lot of effort with us and provided some lovely homegrown treats.


    - 26 Mar 2024

    8 / 12

  • "

    A lovely tiny house in a magnificent setting, with great facilities that cater for all four seasons and a friendly welcoming host. Would highly recommend for a restful break.


    - 26 Mar 2024

    9 / 12

  • "

    A perfect getaway spot, high in the treetops with views of the lake. Very relaxing, clean, tidy, and has everything you need. Geoff, the host, is very welcoming.


    - 18 Mar 2024

    10 / 12

  • "

    Amazing location and fantastic host! We loved the great views of Lake Taupo, the track down to Acacia Bay, and the nearby glowworm grotto.


    - 14 Mar 2024

    11 / 12

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    We loved our stay at Treetops. Geoff and the birdlife were brilliant hosts. We will definitely be back.


    - 27 Feb 2024

    12 / 12

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