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XSPOT cliff-top eco-holiday apartment for two 4WD

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 2)

?2013 Gold Winner Golden Piwa" BEST IN ECO-FRIENDLY!

This light and modern apartment on Great Barrier Island provides sweeping 270 degree panoramic views over the Hauraki Gulf. Walk into your apartment, and become part of the view. Take a seat on the comfy couch and gaze at the ever-changing water from the comfort of your lounge, or amble down a narrow path through the high grass, sit down on a rock and relax while taking in the view, listening to the waves break on the rocks below.

The apartment is self-contained, has its own entrance, but is part of a comfortable eco-house, from where your hosts will assist in looking after the solar and wind power and firewood systems of the house. The unheated swimming pool with a view is available for a splash in summer.

The remote 4WD location only shared with your hosts is perfect for a honeymoon! Astronomers and other stargazers looking for a place without light pollution but with a large deck from where the night sky can be viewed in its full glory are also very welcome.

Keep an eye out for diving dolphins, whales working schools of fish, graciously gliding gannets and cray fisherman checking their pots. You may occasionally have to check that your book is still in your lap and that your drink is still at hand, but you may completely forget about them, too.

Once you're totally relaxed, you could go and explore the island, or have a splash in the shared unheated swimming pool (with views!!).

The apartment is spacious, around 80m2 and has one master bedroom with ensuite and a walk in wardrobe to store your suitcases.

4WD access only, as our access road is not sealed and steep! Bring your own on the ferry or rent one through Aotea rentals.

Travel to the Barrier by Sealink ferry, Flymysky or Great Barrier Airlines. Helipad available close by.

Special conditions:

This clifftop apartment has has amazing views but is not necessarily suitable for toddlers. They are welcome with tight supervision.

Our alternative power system is sturdy but cannot cope with an overload. Electric appliances creating heat (hairdryers, -straighteners, toasters, rice cookers, etc.) are very hard on our batteries. Please do not bring them. Phone chargers, etc. are fine.

Please leave the property as you found it or pay $100 extra for cleaning.

Extras: Linen (included); Maps of the island, with lots of great ideas for exploration (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;

More Details

Property Manager
Bookabach
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

What makes this apartment unique

Very private and remote, amazing solitude, ideal for honeymooners and stargazers

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

XSPOT cliff-top eco-holiday apartment for two 4WD
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews
5

Absolutely amazing getaway - couldn't ask for more.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely amazing getaway - couldn't ask for more. 5 star accommodation.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

This property is exquisite.

  • 5 of 5

This property is exquisite. Immaculately and tastefully decorated. Large windows and glass doors in every room with an endless view of the ocean. I want to come back to NZ just so I can return to the XSPOT!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Dream accommodation! It's so beautiful and the best views I have ever experienced.

  • 5 of 5

Dream accommodation! It's so beautiful and the best views I have ever experienced. It's so peaceful I felt very relaxed whist I was here. It's well equipped with everything you could ever want. Very secluded and no noise at all. Nice and modern and very clean. Super comfy bed and warm. You really don't need to leave.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Absolutely STUNNING! Words simply cannot describe this beautiful bach.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely STUNNING! Words simply cannot describe this beautiful bach. It's located on a cliff top, can you just imagine the views!? I thought I could until I saw it for myself. SPEECHLESS. Everything you could possibly want for your holiday has been provided. Modern, well appointed bach, and did I mention the views?! Definitely bring your 4x4 as the roads are narrow and unsealed. What a fantastic adventure to Great Barrier. Can't wait to come back in summer :)

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Amazing views are the highlight of this property.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views are the highlight of this property. The building is of a very high standard - good looking, warm (with a wood burner) and functional. The location is pleasantly remote, yet only a 15 minute drive to Tryphena.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Beautiful house at an amazing spot with views to die for.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house at an amazing spot with views to die for. It's in the perfect location too - close to the shops but yet totally isolated! I can highly recommend staying at XSpot.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Rates & Availability

Auckland Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
New Zealand Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Jan 18 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$179
 
 
shoulder
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$143
From
$158
 
 
Off-peak
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$115
From
$129
 
 
shoulder
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$143
From
$158
 
 
High
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$179
 
 
Peak season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$194
From
$194
 
 
High
Jan 8 2018 - Apr 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$179
 
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Auckland Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master suite - 1 queen
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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