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Bay of Islands Beachfront - Tapeka del Mar

SuperhostRussell, Northland, New Zealand
Entire house hosted by Clive
13 guests4 bedrooms9 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Clean and tidy
5 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Clive is a Superhost
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
ON the beach with unobstructed sea views and private beach access close to attractions and restaurants. All tide swimming, Five Kayaks, Dinghy, Home Theatre, WiFi, SkyTV. Sleeps 2-13. Everything for the perfect beach holiday

The space
Absolute beachfront at the gateway to New Zealand’s famous Bay of Islands. Tapeka del Mar has stunning unobstructed beach and sea views with an endless procession of passing boats and romantic sunsets. Guests enjoy exclusive use of the beach house, extensive grounds and all facilities with no onsite owners or managers. Ample space for the extended family or share with friends.

LOCATION - on Tapeka Point beach - just two minutes from historic Russell village with restaurants, vineyards, shops, island boat trips, ferries, fishing charters, tall ship sailing, attractions and nearby world class golf. Quiet with no through road. Only 3.5 hours north of Auckland.

BEACH - Private beach access with no road or dunes to cross and fine white sand. Swim any time of the tide as it does not go out far and gets deep quickly. 5 kayaks and dinghy or swim to the diving pontoon moored in front. Rinse off under a hot outdoor shower.

OUTDOOR LIVING - relaxing, dining and entertaining is superb with a huge furnished deck, BBQ grill, loungers and privacy screen. A covered verandah surrounds the house with access from bedrooms and living area. The extensive grounds have generous off street parking with room for boat trailers and ball games. All tide boat ramp and deep water guest mooring in front. Filleting station for the day’s catch and bait freezer - even a beer fridge! Tapeka is the closest launching point to the Islands and renowned fishing grounds.

INSIDE LIVING - high ceilings, comfy leather sofas and a nautical theme with a Cape Cod feel. Views extend through floor level glass sliding doors that open the room onto the deck. A fully equipped granite kitchen includes ice maker, dish drawer dishwashers, gas hobs, Nespresso machine, blender, ample serving dishes etc. Better still enjoy numerous dining options in Russell or bring back a take out. Double glazed, ceiling fans and air conditioned for year round comfort. Entertainment includes an Onkyo-Bose home theatre system, SkyTV, DVD, AppleTV and BT streaming with outdoor deck speakers. Free WiFi covers the property. Lots of books, magazines, board games and DVD library. Laundry with washer and dryer.

BEDROOMS - The Master bedroom is on a secluded wing with a comfy new king bed, heated ensuite bathroom, TV and sea views. Bedroom 2 - queen and single with sea views. Bedroom 3 - queen and king single. Bedroom 4 - massive rear bedroom sleeps 5. Air conditioned with a king, king single and two singles which can be placed together to create another double. This large room is a popular teen escape and provides a second living area affording peace for the adults. TV, DVD, sound system, refrigerator, tea making and sofas. Two portable cots, high chair, bath and swing available for infants.

AWARDS - AirBNB Superhost, TripAdvisor Best Russell Vacation Rental, 5 star Excellence, Sustainable tourism, Book a Bach Home Away Gold.

This is the ultimate Kiwi Beach House experience and the perfect home away from home to explore the Bay of Islands and New Zealand's Northland region, but don't take our word for it - please read the reviews.

Just two of you? View our “Beachfront Getaway” listing. The same beach house configured exclusively for a couple at low off peak rates

Guest access
Guests enjoy exclusive use the entire gated property, grounds, watercraft and all facilities with no on site owners or managers. For bookings of less than 7 guests, bedrooms are made available based on 2 guests per bedroom. Please ask if you require any single bedroom occupancy
ON the beach with unobstructed sea views and private beach access close to attractions and restaurants. All tide swimming, Five Kayaks, Dinghy, Home Theatre, WiFi, SkyTV. Sleeps 2-13. Everything for the perfect…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed, 3 single beds

Amenities

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Black-out blinds
Washing machine
Cot
Private entrance
Hangers
Carbon monoxide alarm
Hair dryer
Free street parking
Pay TV

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4.89 out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
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Russell, Northland, New Zealand

Tapeka is a safe, quiet community consisting mainly of holiday homes and retirees situated on a narrow peninsular between two beaches. No through road, traffic noise or crowds - yet very close to historic Russell village, shops, boat trips, restaurants and attractions. Tapeka is a well kept secret. Visitors to Russell seldom venture over staying in town or swimming at Long Beach. This means Tapeka is relatively quiet with few people and cars yet has one of the best swimming beaches in the Bay. The beach and local area is very safe for children with numerous walking tracks to the top of Tapeka Point and into Russell through Kiwi habitat. Tapeka Point has superb views via an easy 15 min walking track and secluded bays to explore. A landmark is the huge Norfolk pine trees planted in the 1830's by the first residents. This is the gateway to the must see Bay of Islands and an ideal base to explore Northland's many attractions
Tapeka is a safe, quiet community consisting mainly of holiday homes and retirees situated on a narrow peninsular between two beaches. No through road, traffic noise or crowds - yet very close to historic Russe…

Hosted by Clive

Joined in June 2012
  • 221 Reviews
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We have owned Tapeka del Mar / Beachfront Getaway since 2000 and manage Tapeka Escape. Our family loves swimming, boating, fishing and exploring the 140 plus Islands that consist the Bay of Islands. This is our piece of paradise and a must see part of New Zealand we are happy to share with you. Both houses are unique in that they are ON the beach with no road or obstructions between you and the sand or the panoramic sea views. The beach houses are presented with international visitors in mind with all linen, towels, beach towels, Internet, washing machine, cleaning etc provided. Our desire is to make this your home away from home and a base to explore the many attractions the Bay of islands and the Northland region of New Zealand has to offer. This is also an opportunity to experience the Kiwi beach Bach (beach vacation home) lifestyle at its best with the unique beachfront location, views, local attractions and activities. Being in the "winterless North", even May - October can still produce warm sunny days with lots of activity options. Relax and watch the parade of passing boats, take a boat trip, fishing charter, swim with the Dolphins trip or a day sail on a classic tall ship. Immerse yourself in New Zealand's early history. Enjoy nearby bush walks through Kiwi habitat. Play golf at a world top 100 course. Sample wines from local restaurants. Explore secluded bays in our kayaks. You will not be disappointed This is a destination - not just a stop over on the way to somewhere less appealing. We look forward to welcoming you
We have owned Tapeka del Mar / Beachfront Getaway since 2000 and manage Tapeka Escape. Our family loves swimming, boating, fishing and exploring the 140 plus Islands that consist t…
During your stay
The owner communicates personally with every guest prior to arrival and is available 24 hours during the stay. You will be greeted by our local agent, given a tour of the facilities, local tips and provided with keys to lock up. After that you are left in peace but we are always on hand to assist with any questions
The owner communicates personally with every guest prior to arrival and is available 24 hours during the stay. You will be greeted by our local agent, given a tour of the facilitie…
Clive is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events