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Sleeps 13 guests 4 2

Takapō Escape

Set high on a hillside above Tekapo village, Takapō Escape has been especially designed to comfortably accommodate two families in four bedrooms, including baby in a lovely wooden cot.  It boasts a spacious, sunny living and dining area with big doors opening out to a deck across the front of the house.

An outdoor BBQ, chairs and table means you can relax and soak up the alpine air, and stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The perfect spot to enjoy Tekapo’s renowned night sky!  The house has two heat pumps, lots of games, puzzles and toys for the children, plus a table tennis table, several bikes and a full bookshelf for your enjoyment.

By prior agreement, pet-friendly Takapō Escape also welcomes well-behaved dogs, so your whole family can enjoy the break (not fenced). See our FAQ’s for more details. Only a 10 minute walk to the village centre and lake front.


  1. Queen bed + ensuite bathroom
  2. Queen bed with baby cot
  3. Queen bed with single bunk bed above, + set of bunks (2 single beds)
  4. 2 sets of bunks (4 single beds)

Autumn SPECIAL: 15% discount for stays or 2 or more off-peak nights until the end of June 2024 (excludes Statutory weekends).

Standard nightly rates:

  • from $450 for 1-4 guests, depending on season.
  • plus $50 per extra guest
  • under 2 yrs free in cot (BYO cot bedding)
  • dog stay fee $30
  • linen, towels and cleaning included

2 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY –  this may increase during peak periods. One night stay requests may be accepted depending on availability, and would incur a surcharge.

Discounts may be also available for extended or repeat stays. Enquire now >>

Accommodation Features

Air conditioning
BBQ (gas provided)
Board games/books
Boat parking
Bunk bed
Clothes dryer
Coffee plunger
Cot (BYO bedding)
DVD Player
Dining area
Electric blankets
Free parking
Freeview TV
Games room
Gas stove
Heat pump
Hot water kettle
Linen provided
Living room
Outdoor furniture
Pet friendly
Queen bed
Rice cooker
Washing machine
Wireless internet (free)

Elevated position

Past guests say ...

Love the toys in the room, kids had fun there and the view was stunning! Can’t be better.

Penny – Nov 2023

We had a fabulous stay in Lake Tekapo! The accommodation was spacious, clean and looked just like the photos. The kitchen was well equipped and it was lovely to have shared family meals inside and out on the deck overlooking the lake and hillside. There were also lots of board games to keep you entertained in the evening. Great stay!

Jessica – Nov 2023

We loved our stay, spacious, warm, great deck outside, lots of toys for the children to play with, great laundry facilities, great location, comfy beds.

Rachel – Mar 2023

Great location and fabulous selection of toys and activities for kids and kids at heart. Nice to have a cot for the baby set up. Warm house. Great house to easily accommodate 2 families.

Fraser – Oct 2021

Stunning views & facilities. We were a group of 12 adults & needed spacious well equipped accommodation for a variety of ages. Great kitchen, seating for all. And the toaster was a source of entertainment!
Table tennis, books, games, great showers with plenty of hot water for all. And the view!

Kim – Feb 2023

This was such an awesome accommodation. We weren’t expecting it to be so well kitted out for children. There were books, board games, toys, table tennis in the garage – my daughter loved the children’s bedroom as well. Awesome view of Lake Tekapo from the backyard. This is going to be our go-to destination whenever we visit again.

Taimoor – Dec 2022

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