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Incomparable Ocean & Island Views. Walk to the Beach.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Custom built holiday home perched on Paku Hill with incomparable views of the Pacific Ocean, coastline and offshore islands. Spacious, protected deck to watch moonrises and sunsets. Trail from the house leads to long, sandy Ocean Beach, ideal for swimming, good snorkling along the reef & surfing when conditions are right, a morning jog or basking in the sun. Enjoy a hot outside shower with a 180 degree view. Walk along the estuary one kilometer to the town of Tairua with shops & services. Or closer to the wharf and ferry, dive shop, charter fishing and our favorite restaurant - 'Old Mill.' House is open and airy with local wood floors, cabinets and detailing, open beam ceilings, modern kitchen, carpeted bedrooms, fireplace for chilly nights, and a deck large enough to spend most your time. The master suite takes the entire upstairs with views all around. Very quiet, romantic & peaceful setting. Tairua on the Coromandel Peninsula has a Maritime climate with year round activities. Excellent fishing and diving and we enjoy our own catches of crayfish (lobster) and paua (abalone) and snapper often. Kayak in the estuary or to nearby Motuhoa Island. Most days we find we do not need to, or want to drive anywhere. Besides all the ocean activities there are local walks & trails, biking, or take the 10 minute ferry to Pauanui. There are easy drives to a multitude of unique & beautiful beaches, and to a host of other activities such as exploring the old goldmines in Broken Hills, wine tasting in Mercury Bay, thermal bathing at low tide at Hot Water Beach ,or a visit to the giant Kauri trees. Just a two + hour drive from Auckland airport.

Keywords: vacation home, beach bach

More Details

Laurel Brier
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2018

About Laurel Brier

We are Hawaii residents who designed and oversaw the building of this home in 1998. Rob is a contractor in Hawaii and I am a vocational counselor with the State of Hawaii. Daughter Andrea (age 30) is in a PhD program at the University of Auckland and 28 year old son Lucas is an arborist/ farmer/hunter/fisherman/surfer living on the Big Island with his new bride, Mallory, his surf and business partner and nurse by profession.

Laurel Brier purchased this house in 1998

Why Laurel Brier chose Tairua

We honeymooned in New Zealand in 1976 and have been visiting ever since. We spent a good part of 1999 in Tairua with our children enrolled in the local schools. Tairua is the other paradise we live when we have the chance.

What makes this house unique

We swim, surf, fish, hike, bike, read, snorkle, jog, walk to town and rarely drive when we are in Tairua. We will go to Hot Water Beach and hike to Catheral Cove and ride the bikes to Pauanui and take the ferry back to Tairua. We usually take one big drive to visit another area. In November 2012 we hiked the Heaphy Trek and the Abel Tasman. In March 2011 and 2013 we spent time in the Bay of Islands and the Kauri forests, in April 2010 we did a several day bike ride in Otago and hiked the Kepler Trek. It is now May of 2015 and the whole family just returned from a two month stay in NZ. We toured the north and south island hiking the Kepler and Queen Charlotte Track and the coastal walkway around Cape Reinga. Lucas showed Mallory the magic of Aotearoa for the first time.


Tairua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • one bathtub inside shower outside shower with hot water and great view
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Incomparable Ocean & Island Views. Walk to the Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

Beyond breathtaking views!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This spot exceeded our expectations for our family vacation to NZ! The views, waves crashing on the beach, cozy fireplace, and open floorplan were all we needed to feel so relaxed during our stay!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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The cutest house with the most spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

When we pulled up to the house our jaws dropped; our exact words "are you kidding me mate!?" haha! The stoke was real. Stunning views from the balcony to every window in the home, was just breath taking. The home was clean and comfortable, we felt right at home. The location was insane; you can walk right down to the beach and it's just a short drive to town. Not to mention the owners and property manager operate with pure aloha spirit, going above and beyond a 5 star rating. We can't thank you enough for such an amazing stay in Tairua.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The View is Spectaclar!

  • 5 of 5

This home was our last stop on our two months in New Zealand. We rented places all over the country, but this one was the perfect way to end our trip. As others have described, it was hard to leave the home with all the windows overlooking the beach, island and ocean and the sound of the waves breaking below. It's a warm, inviting and lovely home in which to stay with lots of room and views from every one of them.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous house and location with sweeping views of the beach below Paku Hill and the Pacific Ocean!

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful every morning to come into the kitchen and dining room and see the glorious vista! The place was well located to places to visit on the coast - Hot Water Beach, Cook’s Beach, Cathedral Cove, Sailors

Grave and Whitangi. Easy to get to restaurants like the Old Mill and the Marina Bar and Grill. Very comfortable home to stay in with all amenities!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views, awesome place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Pacific Vistas is an amazing place to stay. The view is stunning. The house is well equipped and very clean. Raewyn the property manager was super helpful giving us info on places to visit. We will definitely be back.

Adrienne & Tony

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views. Great location.Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time here. We didnt want to go out for dinner but cooked each night and enjoyed the view.Every window has an amazing vista! Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
800 Metres
Tairua to Pauanui
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
200 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Old Mill
Nearest Ski
500 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Ocean Beach
Car: recommended

wineries, diving, fishing, surfing, thermal bathing, hiking, swimming


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & linen fee $150

One night's deposit required to hold reservation. Non refundable. Balance due month prior

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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