Romantic beach retreat poised just above the sand with panoramic views and private beach access. This configuration offers the spacious beach house exclusively for a couple with privacy and no shared facilities.
Unwind, relax, reconnect and enjoy the sound of the waves. Unobstructed 180 degree beach and bay views extend from every room with an ever changing procession of passing boats and romantic sunsets.
Private beach access just steps away across the lawn with no road or dunes to cross. Relax on the fine white sand beach or swim to the diving pontoon moored in front. Explore hidden bays in a kayak or row boat. Rinse off under the HOT outdoor shower when you return. Swim whenever you like as the tide never goes out far.
Located on Tapeka Point beach - just two minutes from historic Russell village with island boat tours, fishing, attractions, shops, vineyards, restaurants and nearby world class golf. This is the gateway to the famous Bay of Islands and an ideal base to explore Northland's many attractions.
Outdoor living is superb with a large deck and BBQ grill covered by an all weather verandah. Guests enjoy exclusive use of the beach house in privacy. No facilities are shared with other guests or on site owners.
The bedroom has a comfy new king size bed, heated ensuite bathroom, 32" TV and sea views from the bed. Direct access to the verandah and deck or lie back and be entertained by the view of passing boats.
The inside living area has high ceilings, leather sofas and a nautical theme with a Cape Cod feel. Views extend through floor level sliding glass doors that open the room onto the deck. The beach house is double glazed and air conditioned for year round comfort although this is the "winterless North". Lots of books, magazines and DVD library.
If you like to cook there is a fully equipped granite kitchen with an ice maker, dishwasher and Nespresso machine. Better still enjoy numerous dining options and award winning waterfront restaurants in Russell or bring back a take out. Laundry with washer and dryer.
Entertainment includes an Onkyo-Bose home theatre system, SkyTV, DVD player, AppleTV and media streaming with outdoor deck speakers. Free WiFi covers the entire property.
Take a walk hand in hand along the beach, walk the track to Tapeka Point, explore nearby Kiwi habitat, swim with the dolphins, tour the Islands, take the passenger ferry to Paihia. Sample wine and dine at two local vineyards. There are so many activity options or just sit back and be entertained by pods of passing Dolphins and the endless parade of passing boats.
Awards - AirBNB Superhost, TripAdvisor Best Russell Vacation Rental, 5 star Excellence, Enviro sustainable tourism, Book a Bach Gold Piwa.
This is the ultimate Kiwi beach house experience and the perfect base to explore the Islands and New Zealand's Northland region. Only 3.5 hours north of Auckland.
NOTE - this configuration provides for a maximum of 2 people sharing the master bedroom and ensuite. The house actually has 4 bedrooms and another bathroom sleeping up to 13. If you need to book for more than 2 people search for the Tapeka del Mar listing