About this listing
Luxury beach house with unobstructed views close to attractions. 4 bedrooms sleep 2-13 guests. All tide swimming beach. Linens, Free Internet, Dinghy, Kayaks, Full Kitchen, Home Theatre. Exclusive use. The perfect home away from home
Absolute beach front luxury vacation rental at the gateway to New Zealand’s famous Bay of Islands. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms sleep 2-13 guests. All linen and towels supplied ready to walk in and enjoy. Guests enjoy exclusive use of the beach house and all facilities.
Tapeka del Mar has unobstructed beach and bay views with an endless procession of passing boats and romantic sunsets. Direct beach access just steps away with no road or dunes to cross. Located on Tapeka Point beach - just two minutes from historic Russell village with island boat tours, attractions, shops, vineyard, restaurants and nearby world class golf. Four Kayaks and a dinghy (row boat) or swim to the diving pontoon in front.
Outdoor living and entertaining is superb with sliding glass doors opening the living room onto a large furnished deck and BBQ grill. A covered verandah surrounds the house with direct access from bedrooms and living area – all just a few steps from the beach. Guests enjoy exclusive use of the beach house and all facilities. No facilities are shared with other guests, owners or on site managers.
The Master bedroom is on a secluded wing of the house with king size bed, heated ensuite bathroom, TV 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 bedroom / games room. This contains a king bed and three singles, two of which can be placed together to create another double. This room is popular with children and families. Two portable cots, high chair, bath, swing and stroller are available for infants.
The inside living area has high ceilings, comfy leather sofas and a nautical theme with a Cape Cod feel. Unobstructed sea and beach views extend through floor level glass sliding doors. Lots of books, magazines, board games, music library and DVD library.
Fully equipped granite kitchen includes an ice maker, dish drawer dishwashers, thermo bake oven, gas hobs, microwave, bodums, serving dishes etc. Laundry with washer and dryer.
Entertainment includes an Onkyo-Bose home theatre, HDTV, Sat TV channels, DVD/Blu-ray player, AppleTV, AirPlay and Bluetooth media streaming. Outdoor deck speakers. Free WiFi Internet access covers the property.
The mature grounds have ample off street parking with an all tide boat ramp, ski lane and deep water mooring. Filleting station for the day’s catch and bait freezer. Tapeka is the closest launching point to the Bay and renowned fishing location.
TripAdvisor Best Russell Vacation Rental and 5 star Excellence awards. Enviro sustainable tourism award. AirBNB Superhost.
This is the ultimate Kiwi beach Vacation Rental experience and the perfect home away from home to explore the Islands and New Zealand's Northland region. Only three hours drive north of Auckland
Guests enjoy exclusive use of the beach house, grounds and the extensive facilities with direct beach access. There are no on site managers / owners or facilities shared with others ensuring total privacy. Free Internet and use of watercraft included. You will be greeted by our agent, given a tour of the facilities and provided with keys. There is ample off street parking for several vehicles
Interaction with Guests
The owner contacts every guest personally. Our local agent greets you when you arrive, shows you the facilities and assists you settling in. After that you are left in peace but we are always on hand to assist with questions or problems
Tapeka is a safe, quiet community consisting mainly of holiday homes with no through road or traffic noise. It is close to historic Russell village, shops, boat trips and attractions. The beach and local area is very safe for children with numerous walking tracks to the top of Tapeka Point and into Russell. The point has superb views with beaches on either side and secluded bays to explore. This is the gateway to the famous Bay of Islands and an ideal base to explore Northland's many attractions
Russell is a 20 minute walk with a hill in between or 2 minutes by car. A passenger ferry runs between Russell and Paihia but a car is recommended to reach the house and day trips etc. You can also take a passenger ferry from Russell wharf to Paihia. All boat trips and fishing charters stop at Russell wharf. The location is a perfect base to take day trips exploring other parts of Northland
Other Things to Note
Guests enjoy exclusive use of the entire house and all facilities - not just one room. This is a unique waterfront property providing an opportunity to experience the ultimate Kiwi "Beach Bach" holiday home lifestyle. Stunning unobstructed ever changing views of passing boats and amazing sunsets. If you are not sure or have a question please ask us
No smoking anywhere on the property or grounds. Tents, campers, caravans may not be used. Functions and any event where there are more than 20 people on the property not permitted. Any increase in the number of guests during the stay must be advised prior to arrival or to the local agent after arrival. Additional information related to the house, use of appliances, safety etc is provided in the beach house compendium. Guests are requested to familiarize themselves with the information in the compendium when they first arrive