$290- $690 per night
Sleeps: 13 | Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2 |
Absolute beach front luxury home 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 safe, sandy all tide swimming beach with no road or dunes to cross. Tapeka is just two minutes from historic Russell with island boat tours, fishing charters, attractions, shops, vineyard, bars and restaurants. Only three hours drive from Auckland via the Opua car ferry.
The outdoor living and entertaining area is superb with a large furnished deck and BBQ. A covered verandah surrounds the house with direct access from bedrooms and living area. Three kayaks and a dinghy or swim to the diving pontoon in front. Trampoline and beach toys for the kids.
All linen and towels are supplied with beds made ready to walk in and enjoy. The Master bedroom is on a secluded wing of the house with king size bed, ensuite bathroom, LCD TV and sea views. Bedroom 2 - Qu and Sgl with sea views, Bedroom 3 - Qu and Sgl. 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 portacots, high chair, bath, stroller and swing are available for infants.
The mature grounds have ample off street parking and boat trailer turning with a good all tide boat ramp, ski lane and deep water mooring for guest use. Fish filleting station for the days catch, beer fridge and bait freezer. Tapeka is the closest launching point to the Bay and renowned fishing location.
Fully equipped granite kitchen includes ice maker, dish drawer dishwashers, thermo bake oven, gas hobs, microwave, toaster, bodums, utensils, serving dishes etc. Laundry with washer and dryer.
Entertainment includes a Bose home theatre, HD wide screen TV, Sky Sat TV, Blu-ray/DVD player, iPod dock and outdoor deck speakers. A LCD TV, DVD and MP3 stereo is provided in the large rear bedroom. Telephone and free high speed wireless Internet access.
The inside living area has a high ceiling, comfy leather sofas and a nautical theme with a Cape Cod feel. Panoramic sea and beach views extend through floor level windows and ranch sliders to the deck. Books, magazines, games and DVD library.
4.5 star international accommodation rating and Enviro Silver sustainable tourism award. TripAdvisor.com Best Russell Vacation Rental and Excellence awards.
This is the ultimate "Kiwi beach Bach" holiday rental experience and the perfect base to explore the Northland region of NZ. Perfect for family reunions, overseas visitors or retreat in the winterless North.
"A holiday we will always remember. It is an amazing spot, a slice of heaven! We look forward to returning soon!"
H and S Bullard, Feb 2012
"Thank you very much for a fantastic stay at Tapeka. My family and I had a wonderful 6 days there and it was the perfect place to celebrate my Mother’s birthday. Whilst the location is obviously amazing, we also found the accommodation to be excellent. We loved how everything we needed seemed to be at hand (even little unexpected things like the coffee grinder, binoculars, fishing gear...), and Joy did a good job getting us settled in and keeping us up to date with when the cruise ships were coming in. With the weather being so kind, the kayaks, beach toys and trampoline also got plenty of use, so it was great to have that equipment available"
J Greenwell, Jan 2012
“This was our best bach holiday by far. The house was actually better than described on the web site. We could leave our towels on the deck and swim any time of the tide. The views were amazing and the kids loved the beach, playing in the creek and the trampoline. We will definately plan to stay again"
G Nathan, October 2008
“It`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 10/10”
David & Sue - Aug 24, 2009