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Beachfront Bay of Islands - fully equipped with linens, WiFi, watercraft

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,776 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath. Sleeps 2-13 on the beach. Exclusive use of all facilities

Absolute beach front luxury beach house at the gateway to New Zealand’s famous Bay of Islands. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms sleep 2-13 guests. Unobstructed beach and bay views with an endless procession of passing boats and romantic sunsets.

Private access to a 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. Five Kayaks and a dinghy or swim to the diving pontoon in front. Rinse off under the hot outdoor shower when you return. Air conditioned for year round comfort.

The outdoor living and entertaining area is superb with a large furnished deck and BBQ grill. A covered verandah surrounds the house with direct access from bedrooms and living area – all just a few steps from the beach.

All linen and towels are supplied ready to walk in and enjoy. The Master bedroom is on a secluded wing with king size bed, heated ensuite bathroom, TV and sea views. Bedroom 2 - queen and single with sea views. Bedroom 3 - king and king single bed with garden views. Bedroom 4 - large fourth bedroom / family / games room. This contains a king bed, king single and two standard singles which can be placed together to create another double. Two portable cots, high chair and bath are available for infants. Sound system, TV, DVD player and fridge.

The inside living area has high ceilings, comfy leather sofas and a nautical theme with a Cape Cod feel. Panoramic sea and beach views extend through floor level sliding glass doors that open the room onto the deck. Lots of books, magazines, games and DVD’s.

Fully equipped granite kitchen includes an ice maker, dish drawer dishwashers and Nespresso machine. Laundry with washer and dryer.

Entertainment includes an Onkyo/Bose home theatre, TV, Sky, DVD, AppleTV and outdoor deck speakers. Telephone and free high speed wireless Internet access.

The extensive grounds in front have ample off street parking. 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.

This is the ultimate "Kiwi beach Bach" holiday home experience and the perfect base to explore the Islands and the Northland region of New Zealand. Only three hours drive from Auckland

More Details

Clive Raines
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2018

About Clive Raines

We have shared our piece of paradise since 2000. Being located on a beautiful beach in a popular holiday destination we always enjoy staying ourselves, taking walks, swimming, fishing and diving. This is the ultimate example of a Kiwi "Beach Bach" Vacation Home and a unique opportunity to experience some of what New Zealand has to offer. We personally contact every guest and make sure your experience exceeds expectations

Clive Raines purchased this house in 2000

Why Clive Raines chose Russell

Anything located on a beach that is close to Auckland and has no road between the house and the beach is a rare find. The beach house has been furnished and equipped to a high standard with international visitors in mind. Free WiFi, phone, fully equipped kitchen, laundry, CNN - its all here. Take the row boat or one of our 5 kayaks and explore secluded bays and beaches, Not only is it perfect for exploring the Bay of Islands but it makes for an ideal base to explore the rest of the Northland region. The location, proximity to the islands, attractions and local services is unequalled - but don't take our work for it, please read the reviews on AirBNB and TripAdvisor

What makes this house unique

This beach house is one of a kind. This is not a condo, apartment or flat with onsite managers. You will enjoy exclusive use of the house, facilities, grounds and watercraft. This is also one of the few truly beachfront properties available to rent. Leave your beach towel behind as the all tide swimming beach is just steps away and a HOT outdoor shower awaits your return. You will not be disappointed

Guestbook comments from the owner

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 safetly be seen from the house! The highlight of the week was jet skiing with the Dolphins! Would definately recommend!! A little peice of heaven!
Feb 2010
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Russell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1776 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , shower , Heater, heated towel rail, power outlet, bath mat, towels
    Master Bedroom Ensuite - toilet , shower , Heater, heated towel rail, power outlet
    Outdoor Shower - shower , outdoor shower , Rinse off after a swim
  • The two bathrooms have heaters and heated towel rails. Face cloths, shower mats and hand towels are provided
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master - King bed, heated ensuite bathroom, TV, sea views - 1 king , Secluded wing with direct access to verandah and beach
    Side Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Garden views, verandah access. Ceiling fan, BT clock radio
    Front Bedroom - with sea views - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Verandah and beach access. Ceiling fan. BT Clock radio
    Rear Large Family Bedroom - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , 2 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large room with AC, TV, infant equip, Fridge, sound system
  • All linen and towels supplied (including beach towels summer months) Bedrooms have ceiling fans, Bluetooth clock radios with USB power outlets, reading lights and extra blankets. The 3 house bedrooms have double glazed windows and sliding doors that provide direct access to the covered verandah around the house, deck and beach. The King master bedroom is on a secluded wing with a heated ensuite bathroom. The main living area and large rear bedroom are also air conditioned.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
All linen, towels and most consumables supplied ready to walk in and enjoy. Weekly or post stay cleaning provided. Guests enjoy exclusive use of the beach house and all facilities. No on site owners or shared facilities


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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Bay of Islands - Kerikeri
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Russell wharf passenger ferry to Paihia
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
World top 100 Kauri Cliffs
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Russell waterfront
Nearest Beach
0.01 Kilometres
This is ON the beach - waterfront
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

<p><strong>Top Thing to do in City:</strong></p><ul><li>Swim with the Dolphins.</li><li>Island boat tours.</li><li>Fishing and boat charters.</li><li>Golf (world class courses).</li><li>Historic places.</li></ul><p><strong>Top Thing to do in Budget:</strong></p><ul><li>Kiwi watching and bush walks.</li><li>Rock and dinghy fishing.</li><li>Swimming.</li><li>Historic places.</li><li>Paihia and Waitangi Treaty ground.</li></ul><p><strong>Top Thing to do in Family:</strong></p><ul><li>Visit the Islands on tour or charter.</li><li>Swimming and beach activities.</li><li>Swim with the Dolphins.</li><li>Ferry to Paihia.</li><li>Walks and museums.</li></ul>

Tapeka del Mar beach house is the ideal home away from home to explore the Northland region of New Zealand's North Island and the Bay of Islands' many attractions. This is the gateway to over 140 Islands, historic Russell village and multiple attractions. Island boat trips, tall ship sailing, fishing charters and dolphin viewing all depart from Russell wharf.

Other activities include - Swimming, Kayaking, walking, Kiwi watching, fishing, game fishing, diving, warship dive, swim with the dolphins, bareboat charters, sailing charters, whale watching, sailing, museums, antique shops, art galleries, antiques, bars, restaurants, tours, vineyards, Historic Treaty grounds, water falls. Boat tours to the Islands stop at Russell wharf. World class golf courses nearby including world top100 Kauri Cliffs.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95
Refundable damage deposit $200

Quoted nightly rate based on up to 2 guests. Additional guests (up to 11) are $US 30 per person per night based on the booked stay duration. Guests enjoy exclusive use of the vacation rental, grounds, watercraft and all facilities. No facilities are shared with other guests or on site managers ensuring total privacy. Minimum stay 2-7 nights based on season. Subject to availability, change and confirmation by owner at time of booking. No additional non notified overnight guests. Camping on the property not permitted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.