Bay of Islands Beachfront Holiday Home - Tapeka Del Mar

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  •  Type: House
  •  Beds: 4
  •  Baths: 2
  •  Sleeps: 13


Absolute beach front luxury holiday rental at the gateway to New Zealand\'s famous Bay of Islands. This luxury waterfront beach house accommodation has excellent facilities and breath taking views. 4 bedrooms sleep up to 13 guests

Unobstructed beach and bay views with an endless procession of passing boats and romantic sunsets. Direct access to a safe, sandy all tide swimming beach with no road or dunes to cross. Located on Tapeka Point beach - just two minutes from historic Russell village with island boat tours, attractions, shops, vineyard, bars, restaurants and nearby world class golf courses. Three Kayaks and a dinghy or swim to the diving pontoon in front.

The outdoor living and entertaining area is superb with a large furnished deck and BBQ grill.

All linen and towels etc supplied. The Master bedroom is on a secluded wing of the house with king size bed, ensuite bathroom, LCD TV and sea views. The second bedroom has a queen and single with sea views. The third bedroom has a queen and single bed with garden views. Directly behind the house at the same level is a large fourth bedroom / games room. This contains a king bed and three singles, two of which can be placed together to create another double. This room is popular with children and families. Two portable cots, high chair, bath, swing and stroller are available for infants.

The inside living area has high ceilings, comfy leather sofas and a nautical theme with a Cape Cod feel. Unobstructed sea and beach views extend through floor level ranch sliders to the deck. Lots of books, magazines, board games and DVD\'s.

Fully equipped granite kitchen includes an ice maker, dish drawer dishwashers, thermo bake oven, gas hobs, microwave, food processor, blender, 4 slice toaster, bodums, utensils, serving dishes etc. Laundry with auto washer and dryer.

Entertainment includes a Bose home theatre, LCD TV, Sky Sat channels, DVD, CD, iPod dock and outdoor deck speakers. A stereo, DVD and TV is also provided in the large rear bedroom. Telephone and free high speed wireless Internet access with laptop available.

The mature grounds have ample off street parking a good all tide boat ramp, ski lane and deep water mooring. Fish filleting station for the days catch, overflow / beer fridge and bait freezer. Tapeka is the closest launching point to the Bay and renowned fishing location.

Qualmark official 4.5 star international accommodation rating and Enviro-Silver sustainable tourism award. Best Russell Vacation Rental and Excellence awards.

This is the ultimate Kiwi \"Bach\" beach house holiday experience and the perfect base to explore the Bay of Islands and the Northland region of New Zealand

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Terms & Conditions

Minimum Stay - 3 nights plus public holidays,  7 nights Xmas / New Year. Shorter stays by negotiation between existing bookings and last minute requests. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Smoking - not permitted anywhere on the property due to fire risk and consideration of future guests

Pets - on request outside only. Dogs must remain on a lead

Payment - A deposit of 50% of the total or one nights accommodation (whichever is greater) is required to confirm reservation. Balance required no later than two weeks before stay

Cancellation Policy - 90% up to 4 weeks prior to stay (8 weeks for December - February bookings). Full payment required for cancellation inside these periods which may be applied to a future stay.

Access - after 3pm day of arrival  Departure - by 10am.  Negotiable if other parties not arriving or departing the same day

About Location

Why it is Famous ?

Early NZ history with first church and police station. Made famous for game fishing by US explorer Zane Grey. Over 100 beautiful islands

Area Information

Lots of historic places, walks and attractions

How to reach

3 hours by car from Auckland or via Bay of Islands airport, Kerikeri


Very cultuarl with Maori heritage and the location of the signing of the treaty between the maoris and europeans

Best time to visit

NZ summer Dec - April but the area is known as the winterless north



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Recreation located at the Resort or On Premise


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Guest Reviews

A little piece of heaven

This place in amazing! The website really doesn\'t do it the justice it deserves. After travelling for 3 months this was by far the best place - kids (age 3&4) could roam to the beach from the garden and safely be seen from the house! The highlight of the week was jet skiing with the Dolphins! Would definitely recommend!! A little piece of heaven!

A decade stay more preferable

âIt\'s all about \"Location, Location, Location\" and Tapeka del Mar perfectly satisfies all three criteria: almost certainly the ultimate place in New Zealand to watch the sun sink below the horizon as the wine in your glass inexplicably disappears and the kids continue to have the best days of their lives on the safe sandy beach literally at the bottom of the garden. A weekend or week\'s stay is inadequate - a decade would be preferable. We had an absolute ball and will do our utmost to repeat it when next we can assemble the immediate family under Tapeka del Mar\'s roof. Especial thanks are due to Clive, the owner, whose personal touch included a lengthy courtesy call to ensure that we\'d arrived OK, that all was well and that there were no problems or queries whatsoever: he genuinely cared and that\'s refreshingly rare. I unreservedly recommend Tapeka del Mar to anyone wishing to sample idyllic beach-side living in New Zealand at it\'s best. This family scores Tapeka at a perfect 10/10â