Huge deck at back for entertaining. Large lawn area for playing/tents. Dolphins often come into Oke Bay and many a visitor to Oke Bay Villa has swum with them. If you are into walking you won't be disappointed. There are many interesting walks: old whaling station, Kauri forest, sunken ship wreck, and many other shorter walks in and around Rawhiti. Once you are there, and you settle in, believe me, you won't want to go anywhere else! But if you do...Other things to do include: visit Russell's historic township and once the colonial capital of New Zealand (35 minutes by car). In and around Russell are Russell Museum; Big game fishing in the outer waters of the Bay of Islands Adventure; Parks; Art galleries; R Tucker Thompson tall sailing ship which cruises the islands; Sunset cruising; Restaurants, Cafes, and Wineries; Boat cruises around the Bay of Islands; The 'Hole in the Rock'; Horse riding ; The Okiato-Opua car ferry; Kayaking in the sheltered waters of the harbour; Opua to Paihia Coastal walk; Orongo Bay oyster farms; Sport fishing; Sunday markets at Kerikeri - 45 minutes north; Water-sports, diving, snorkeling and surfing; Yachting and twilight sailing (seasonal); Native forests and glow-worm caves.Points of Interest: Christ Church in Russell, the oldest church in NZ; Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Pompellier Mission, Flagstaff/Te Maiki Hill etc. Walks: Walkway from Rawhiti to the historic whaling station at Whangamumu; Walkway from Okiato to Orongo Bay; Walkway to Cape Brett Lighthouse.To watch a great video of the property, go to You Tube and search for "cape brett walking track and Oke Bay Lodge". NB: The $110 is only for a SINGLE person renting the whole 6 bedroom Lodge. The price per person goes down per night per person when large groups stay i.e. We have a sliding scale of costs. Basically, the bigger the group who stay, the cheaper the per person per night rate becomes.
When you book, we ask you for a $500 bond which is refunded to you if you leave the Lodge like you found it.
Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$100.00 per stay); Kayak Hire (Optional, NZ$0.00 per person); Snorkelling equipment (Optional, NZ$0.00 per person); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);
Peaceful. Quiet. Incredible andquot;holiday feelandquot;. New Kitchen. 3 bathrooms. Clean. Personality plus!
The location was amazing and the beach at the rear of the house was exquisite. The view from the bedroom windows and deck was spectacular. The house would be nice once the interior renovations have been completed.
Amazing location, beautiful house. We can't wait to go back there!
Beautiful place , clean and very very good.
Honestly we can never forget such memories .......we had at this place...thanks to God...for showing us such a wonderful place..........
This beautiful old little heritage buidling is gorgeous with heaps of character. It is located on top of a little hill that outlooks the most incredible views out front and out the back of the home! A fishermans dream! A great get away to forget about the real world and live a dream of beautiful views, lovely locals, yummy fish and just a relaxing stay at a very very tidy, clean home. =) Cant wait for the next stay!
The Oke Bay Lodge is a fantastic place to stay, the house was clean and very comfortable with amazing views across the secluded bay. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck with an open fire and the BBQ going! The booking and payment process was quite convoluted however and caused unnecessary stress, I would suggest using an online credit card system for all payments (does bookabach do this?) Other than that it was great, perfect location for the Cape Brett walkway!
Stunning location, pristine beaches, house immaculate even though under renovation.
Will definately go again.