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1 / 34 Contemporary 4 bedroom home sits proudly beside the Jack Nicklaus Kinloch Golf Club.

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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 4 / Sleeps 8 / House
Bedrooms: 4  Bathrooms: 4  Sleeps: 8  Type: House
Contemporary Architecture, Lake Views and a Sky full of Stars...
TripAdvisor property ID 4306857

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Book this 4 bedroom house in Taupo today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a deck, air conditioning, and parking space among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 27 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1961 to as high as $12943, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 78% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 07, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Alistair T.
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Calendar last updated:
07 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Taupo Attractions




  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Fax machine
  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Secure parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden
  • Tennis court (shared)

Onsite Equipment

  • Boat available


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (27)

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“Best ever house I stayed”

Reviewed 25 Apr 2014

Friendly... Fully equipped... Perfectly private... Great location... (20 min drive to Taupo) Tough but interesting golf at Kinloch... Everything what I expected...

Response from the owner Thank you so much for your delightful review of Dunalistair House. I am extremely proud of the high standards that we maintain at the home with regards to ensure that it becomes a home-from-home for every individual guest that comes to stay here. And your description of Kinloch as a course hits the nail on the head! Tough and Interesting are two perfect adjectives to describe it, but I have heard some others too...! I look forward to welcoming you back again next time you visit New Zealand. Best wishes, Alistair Tod Proprietor Dunalistair House Kinloch Holiday Homes.

“Magnificent accommodation in fabulous location.”

Reviewed 6 Apr 2014

We were fortunate to have the opportunity to spend 2 nights at Dunalistair House at Kinloch. The house is exceptional in every way. Wonderful views across the golf course down to Lake Taupo. The house is very comfortable, very well appointed and manages to be wonderfully homely and luxurious. The owner and very amiable alistair Tod was available when we needed things done and shared the story of the area and the course. Personal touch was hugely appreciated. The stay could not have been more enjoyable.

Response from the owner Thank you so much for your very kind review Adrian. I am so pleased that your group loved the house and the remarkable views. It was a pleasure to meet you all and give you a "heads-up" on the golf course and some of the history of Kinloch. I take a lot of enjoyment in meeting all guests who come to Dunalistair House, as I believe that the personal touch can be lacking in the holiday home sector. It is always nice therefore to be available to meet new clients and travelers who visit this magical region. I'll look forward to welcoming you back in the future should you wish to return for another Kinloch challenge! Best wishes, Alistair Tod Proprietor Dunalistair House Kinloch Holiday Homes.

“Modern Luxury on a golf course”

Reviewed 25 Mar 2014

Beautiful modern house, fully equipped, fabulous golf course and Lake Taupo views. Excellent kitchen and fabulous en suites for each of 4 bedrooms. Adequate barbeque. Ideal for group of 4 couples who want to play golf at Kinloch and Taupo. Best for group prepared to self cater as nearest restaurants a 15 to 20 minute drive.

Response from the owner Many thanks BJ for your fantastic review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and time at Dunalistair House with your group. It is particularly pleasing to have group of 8 stay at Dunalistair House, as all couples in the group discover how delightful all the rooms are, especially the fact that every bedroom has an ensuite. One of the briefs we had for our architect was that we were not interested in having a 4th room if that room felt like it was inferior to the others. And the fact that we do have 4 such great rooms at Dunalistair is one of the reasons Brendon Gordon won the Architectural award for the home of the year in 2009! Certainly guests do need to be able to cook for themselves while staying at Dunalistair House, however, next time you come and stay, please allow me to offer you one of the amazing pre-prepared meals that I can deliver, which an absolute treat! Especially so for the first evening if you arrive a little later than planned. Thank you again for choosing us and I look forward to welcoming you back to Dunalistair House in the future. Kind regards Alistair. Proprietor Dunalistair House Kinloch Holiday Homes.

“Outstanding accommodation, facilities and views .”

Reviewed 24 Mar 2014

Excellent meet and greet. The house is beautifully equipped with all modern comforts and is most suitable with up to 4 couples. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the courses, the surrounding countryside and the peace of this excellent self catering house.

“Luxury Golf Experience”

Reviewed 13 Feb 2014

Besides being a fantastic golf house, this home is ideal for family or group vacations. The vistas across the Kinloch Golf Club are spectacular and we enjoyed being able to walk right onto the golf course from the back yard. This house has everything including a fully functional kitchen, comfortable living areas, and 4 large bedrooms with great views. All the bedrooms are spaciously appointed with ensuite bathrooms, heated towels and comfy bathrobes! The home also has a nifty electronic panel to control the lighting, gas fireplace, and music system containing over a hundred albums. Best of all was the warm hospitality that alistair and his wife Kirstie showed us. They stocked the pantry with breakfast supplies, made dinner reservations for us in Taupo, and helped us book a private chef for our last dinner at the house. Alistair can give you the inside scoop on the golf at Kinloch and other courses around NZ. He can also recommend several great things to do in the area including hikes, walks, bike trails, boating, fishing, and helicopter tours. Too bad we didn't have more time to take it all in. We loved staying here and would certainly recommend it to everyone! Thanks for a lovely time! Cannot wait to return!

“understated luxury”

Reviewed 15 Dec 2013

We were well in need of a break and the location and quality of this lodge was superb. It provided enough privacy we didnt feel we were on show and yet there were great walks and shops within a close drive for when we needed to get out. Plenty of space, luxurious beds and ensuites gave us time to wind down and we felt truly rested and revived by the time we had to leave. We will defenitly be back for more of that

“Golf heaven -even for non golfers”

Reviewed 5 May 2013

The house is amazing - so comfortable and easy to relax. I'm not a golfer so I planned to go exploring the area. Trouble was, I was too happy just beingin this beautiful house, great wifi, fabulous views, a kitchen with all mod cons...I didn't even use the bikes that are provided. The golfers adored this very special course and we can't wait to go back.

“Serenity and knock your socks off view”

Reviewed 15 Feb 2013

This modern, 4 bedroom home is everything you could possibly want. Lovely decor and oh those views of the mountains with the 3rd and 4th hole at Kinloch at your back door. The expanse of glass is everywhere to enjoy the views and capture the cross breezes. Alistair, your host couldn't have been more helpful with tee times and activity suggestions. He even caught a trout and brought it to us for our BBQ.

“A truly fantastic experience!!”

Reviewed 6 Feb 2013

My wife and I stayed at Dunalistair on our 3 week trip around New Zealand. The place was fantastic!! A beautiful Luxury home, with all the modern comforts. Kirsty and alistair were fabulous hosts, who knew exactly when to give us our space, but who were also always at arms length. The rooms were fantastic and the house is so spacious. (especially for two people). Having your own laundry gave us a great chance to get all our washing done, which can be such a hassle at most hotels and luxury lodges. The location to Taupo is fantastic, and being right on a (literally next to the hole) championship golf course was a real treat. Our hosts also provided us with great dining options in the area. This is a must stay for any traveller, especially because it is very affordable and it has such a class about it. We highly recommend Dunalistair!

Response from the owner Hi Peter - Thank you so much for your kind review. Dunalistair House has become a fantastic option for couples the past two years with our new pricing structure that does not penalise smaller numbers staying with a "full house" rate. So we are enjoying having more couples such as yourselves experiencing Dunalistair, and you get the added bonus of having the whole place exclusively ! It was a pleasure for Kirsty and I to meet with you and we hope the rest of your trip around New Zealand went well. The weather has certainly been absolutely stunning ! All the best, Kind regards Alistair & Kirsty Proprietors Dunalistair House.

“highlight of our new zealand vacation”

Reviewed 29 Jan 2013

The location of this house on Kinloch Golf Course is beyond perfect. The 4th hole is outside the living room wall of sliding glass doors,the mountains, the view of Lake Taupo. It is breathtaking including the sunsets.For the golfer it is paradise , heaven on earth , 3 days there is not enough time for the non golfer as well. Within a short driving distance of 3- 4 other courses, all the activites at Lake Taupo and Huka Falls. The home is state of the art with 4 master suites , a fully stocked kitchen and wine in butlers pantry. You will never want to leave, It is elegant , intimate ,and Kinloch is yours! Treat yourself and bring the non golfer , it will be the highlight of your trip.

Response from the owner Thank you so much for your fantastic review Cindy. It really is extremely pleasing and we are truly humbled to such positive reviews about Dunalistair House, and the special region that Kinloch is becoming. Kinloch over the years has been little known as a destination to overseas guests (having historically been a popular destination for New Zealanders), so it is fantastic that more international visitors are coming to stay. All the very best with your onward travels and we look forward to seeing you back here again in the future! Alistair & Kirsty Tod Proprietors Dunalistair House.

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