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Bay of Islands Beachfront - Tapeka del Mar

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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
13 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Better than beach front. The beach house in ON the beach 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. Direct access to a sandy all tide swimming beach with no road or dunes to cross. 5 Kayaks and a dinghy or swim to the diving pontoon in front. Located on Tapeka Point beach - just two minutes from historic Russell village with island boat trips, attractions, shops, vineyard, restaurants and nearby world class golf. The outdoor living and entertaining area is superb with a large furnished deck with loungers and a BBQ grill. A covered verandah surrounds the house with direct access from bedrooms and living area - all just a few step...Better than beach front. The beach house in ON the beach 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. Direct access to a sandy all tide swimming beach with no road or dunes to cross. 5 Kayaks and a dinghy or swim to the diving pontoon in front. Located on Tapeka Point beach - just two minutes from historic Russell village with island boat trips, attractions, shops, vineyard, restaurants and nearby world class golf. The outdoor living and entertaining area is superb with a large furnished deck with loungers and a BBQ grill. A covered verandah surrounds the house with direct access from bedrooms and living area - all just a few steps from the secluded beach. All linens and towels supplied ready to walk in and enjoy. The Master bedroom is on a secluded wing of the house with a king size bed, heated ensuite bathroom, TV, phone, safe 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 air conditioned family bedroom / games room. This contains a king bed and three singles, two of which can be joined to create another double. It also has a refrigerator, TV, DVD and sound system. Bedrooms have ceiling fans, heating and alarm clocks. Two portable cots, high chair, bath, swing and stroller for infants. The inside living area has high ceilings, comfy leather sofas and a nautical theme with a Cape Cod feel. Panoramic beach and sea views extend through floor level sliding glass doors. Lots of books, magazines, board games and DVD library. Air conditioned for year round comfort. Entertainment includes an Onkyo-Bose home theatre, TV, Sky Satellite TV channels, DVD player and AppleTV. App wireless media streaming and outdoor deck speakers. Telephone and free high speed WiFi Internet access. Fully equipped granite kitchen includes an ice maker, Nespresso machine, dual dish drawer dishwashers, oven, gas hobs, microwave, food processor, blender, toaster, bodums, utensils, serving dishes etc. Laundry with washer and dryer plus an outdoor line. The mature grounds have ample off street parking and lots of room for children to play. Tapeka has the closest boat ramp to the Bay and renowned fishing location. Filleting station for the days catch, overflow / drinks fridge and bait freezer. Guests enjoy exclusive use of the beach house, watercraft and all facilities. Multi award winner including TripAdvisor Best Russell Vacation Rental, 5 star Excellence awards - but our past guest reviews say the most. This is the ultimate Kiwi beach house experience, the perfect home away from home and ideal base to explore the Bay of Islands and the Northland region of New Zealand. Can be combined with neighboring Tapeka Bach (sleeps 3)More
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About the Owner
Clive R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2009
Interaction with guests
The owner personally communicates with each guest. A local agent will greet you at the house, explain the facilities and be on call. Other than that we leave you in peace and respect your privacy. Guests enjoy exclusive use of the beach house and all facilities
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Reviewed 6 February 2019

We booked Tapeka del Mar from Australia for my son's 50th birthday celebration (he was already in NZ) - 7 adults and four kids under 11. Clive, the owner happened to be there when we arrived and gave us a remarkably comprehensive briefing about the...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank mistersmith41
Trip319994, VR Owner at Bay of Islands Beachfront - Tapeka del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2019

Thank you so much for the review. We are thrilled your 11 family members enjoyed the stay but disappointed the BBQ failed us on the 5th star! We have since repaired it and hope to welcome you back in the near future

Reviewed 23 May 2018

We are a family from Australia, elderly mother and four adult children, holidaying together for the first time in 44 years. The house is spacious and light. The owner has thought of everything to make it comfortable and easy. John walked across the lawn to...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Philippa C
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

I had family visiting from the UK so wanted to take them to Russell, we saw the pictures of this Bach online, and it had everything we needed for 7 people. The place is amazing, views were outstanding. My only negative would be that for...More

Date of stay: February 2018
1  Thank michaelanm88
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Great house for a family. Our grandchildren particularly enjoyed having their own room away from the adults. The house was very well equipped. The beds were comfortable. Being so close to the beach was great and swimming and jumping off the pontoon was enjoyed by...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank rhorse2018
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We, a group of 7, stayed at Tapeka Del Mar over 7 nights whilst fishing in the Bay of Islands. We were met there by Clive who had some cold beer on ice and small snacks which were most welcome after the four hour drive...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank nexusinvestigations
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Trampoline
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Swingset
Cooker
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Game Room
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Boat Available
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Tapeka is a small community of mainly holiday homes and retirees on a peninsular with water either side. This is a private location with no passing traffic noise as the road ends at Tapeka. The area is very secure and safe for children to wander nearby. Russell township is just a 2 minute drive or 20 minute walk. Close to facilities but quiet and isolated from noise and people. The sandy Tapeka Beach is right in front or 100m down the road is Rocky Beach, a stony beach looking out to the islands with access to fishing rocks around Tapeka Point and a coastline to explore.
Getting around
A car is recommended. Passenger ferries operate from Russell wharf to Paihia. There are superb walking tracks and bike hire in Russell. Tapeka del Mar is ideally situated as a base to explore Northland's many other attractions
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