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


Property Details

Updated: Sep 25, 2016
4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. 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 up to 13 guests. Unobstructed beach and bay views with an endless procession of passing boats and romantic sunsets.

Direct 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. Four 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. 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 - has a king and single bed with garden views. Bedroom 4 - large fourth bedroom / family / games room. This contains a king bed and three singles, two of which can be placed together to create another double. Two portable cots, high chair, bath and stroller 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 auto washer and dryer.

Entertainment includes an Onkyo/Bose home theatre, HDTV, Sky satellite, Blu-Ray/DVD, AppleTV, iPod dock and outdoor deck speakers. Telephone and free high speed wireless Internet access.

The mature grounds 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
  • Sleeps 13
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We have shared our piece of paradise since 2000. Being located on a beautiful beach in a popular holiday destination we alway enjoy staying ourselves, 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.

Speaks: english

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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From the Owner

Anything located on a safe sandy beach that is close to Auckland and has no road between the house and the beach is a rare find. The location, proximity to the islands, attractions and local services is unequalled. We also wanted something with space to share and an atmosphere to relax inside and out

Activity and Interests

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

Tapeka del Mar 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.

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 top100 Kauri Cliffs.


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From the Owner

This beach house is furnished and equipped to a high standard. The extensive facilities include free Internet, kayaks, row boat and much more. Leave your beach towel behind as the all tide swimming beach is just steps away. You will not be disappointed

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 160 m²


  • 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
  • Face cloths, shower mats and hand towels are provided


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master - King bed, heated ensuite, TV, sea views - 1 king, Located on a secluded wing with direct access to beach
  • Front Bedroom - with sea views - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • Side Bedroom - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, Garden views with verandah access
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king, 3 twin/ single, 2 baby crib, Rear Family Bedroom - large room with TV, infant equip
  • All linen and towels supplied (including beach towels summer months) Bedrooms have fans, Bluetooth clock radios, reading lights, extra blankets and heaters. The 3 house bedroom have double glazed windows and sliding doors that provide direct access to the covered verandah around the house and deck


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 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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