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Bay of Islands Beachfront - Tapeka del Mar

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ON the beach, Unobstructed sea views, Exclusive use, Kayaks, WiFi
Private beach access No road or dunes. Extensive grounds
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1 of 35ON the beach, Unobstructed sea views, Exclusive use, Kayaks, WiFi
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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
13 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Better than beachfront. The beach house in ON the beach at the gateway to New Zealand's famous Bay of Islands. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms sleep 2-13 guests. Unobstructed beach and bay views with an endless procession of passing boats and romantic sunsets. Private access to a sandy all tide swimming beach with no road or dunes to cross. 5 Kayaks and a dinghy or swim to the diving pontoon in front. Located on Tapeka Point beach - just two minutes from historic Russell village with island boat trips, attractions, shops, vineyards, restaurants and nearby world class golf. The outdoor living and entertaining area is superb with a large furnished deck, loungers and a BBQ grill. A covered verandah surrounds the house with direct access from bedrooms and living area - all just a few steps f...Better than beachfront. The beach house in ON the beach at the gateway to New Zealand's famous Bay of Islands. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms sleep 2-13 guests. Unobstructed beach and bay views with an endless procession of passing boats and romantic sunsets. Private access to a sandy all tide swimming beach with no road or dunes to cross. 5 Kayaks and a dinghy or swim to the diving pontoon in front. Located on Tapeka Point beach - just two minutes from historic Russell village with island boat trips, attractions, shops, vineyards, restaurants and nearby world class golf. The outdoor living and entertaining area is superb with a large furnished deck, loungers and a BBQ grill. A covered verandah surrounds the house with direct access from bedrooms and living area - all just a few steps from the secluded beach. All linens and towels supplied ready to walk in and enjoy. The inside living area has high ceilings, comfy leather sofas and a nautical theme with a Cape Cod feel. Panoramic beach and sea views extend through floor level sliding glass doors. Lots of books, magazines, board games and DVD library. Air conditioned for year round comfort. Entertainment includes an Onkyo-Bose home theatre, TV, Sky Satellite TV channels, DVD player, AppleTV, media streaming and outdoor deck speakers. Free WiFi covers the property. Fully equipped granite kitchen includes an ice maker, Nespresso machine, dual dish drawer dishwashers, oven, gas hobs, microwave, food processor, blender, toaster, serving dishes etc. Laundry with washer and dryer plus an outdoor line. The mature grounds have ample off street parking and lots of room for children to play. Tapeka has the closest boat ramp to the Bay and renowned fishing location. Filleting station for the days catch, overflow / drinks fridge and bait freezer. Guests enjoy exclusive use of the beach house, watercraft and all facilities. Bedrooms - 1) Master on a secluded wing of the house with a king size bed, heated ensuite bathroom, TV, safe and sea views. 2) Queen and single with sea views. 3) Queen and king single bed with garden views. 4) Family bedroom / games room. King bed and three king singles. It also has AC, refrigerator, TV, DVD and BT sound system. Bedrooms have ceiling fans, heating and alarm clocks. Two portable cots, high chair, bath, swing and stroller for infants. Multi award winner including TripAdvisor Best Russell Vacation Rental and 5 star Excellence awards - but our past guest reviews say the most. This is the ultimate waterfront Kiwi beach house experience, the perfect home away from home and ideal base to explore the Bay of Islands and the Northland region of New Zealand. Can be combined with neighbouring Tapeka Bach (sleeps 3)More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Rates based on the maximum number of guests staying overnight during the stay. King master bedroom available only for 1-2 booked guests, Bedroom 2 with queen and single included for 3-4 paid guests, queen and king single for 5-6 and large rear family room over 6 booked guests. Additional non notified guests not permitted. Parties and functions not permitted where the total number of people on the property exceeds 20. Infants under two years not requiring a bed stay free of charge
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Clive R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2009
Interaction with guests
The owner personally communicates with each guest. A local agent will greet you at the house, explain the facilities and be on call. Other than that we leave you in peace and respect your privacy. Guests enjoy exclusive use of the beach house and all facilities
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Reviewed 1 December 2020

A genuinely special place, right on the beach, with everything you need for an amazing break. The house is spacious, comfortable, and very functional. The fishing nearby is absolutely world class. Tapeka Del Mar is the ideal base for a Bay of Islands holiday.

Date of stay: November 2020
Thank Jack L
Reviewed 23 November 2020

Best View, Best Location, Best House Beach. This is by far the Best Vacation I have ever experience in Russell. What are you waiting for... Book it you won't be disappointed I'll Promise you that🥰.

Date of stay: November 2020
Thank Nisland07
Reviewed 27 June 2020

Thank you to our wonderful host . When you walk in you immediately feel incorporated into the view. Even in winter the sun streams in and if you don't wish to use the kayaks and dinghy provided you feel part of the action on the...More

Date of stay: June 2020
1  Thank Ambassador562609
Reviewed 23 May 2019

Tapeka Del Mar is a very pretty house in an absolutely stunning location right on the beach. The house is located a short drive from the beautiful historic little town of Russell where there are plenty of eateries and basic groceries can be obtained. Car...More

Date of stay: May 2019
1  Thank Gwen H
Reviewed 6 February 2019

We booked Tapeka del Mar from Australia for my son's 50th birthday celebration (he was already in NZ) - 7 adults and four kids under 11. Clive, the owner happened to be there when we arrived and gave us a remarkably comprehensive briefing about the...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Peter V
Trip319994, VR Owner at Bay of Islands Beachfront - Tapeka del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

Thank you so much for the review. We are thrilled your 11 family members enjoyed the stay but disappointed the BBQ failed us on the 5th star! We have since repaired it and hope to welcome you back in the near future

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

We are a family from Australia, elderly mother and four adult children, holidaying together for the first time in 44 years. The house is spacious and light. The owner has thought of everything to make it comfortable and easy. John walked across the lawn to...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Philippa C
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

I had family visiting from the UK so wanted to take them to Russell, we saw the pictures of this Bach online, and it had everything we needed for 7 people. The place is amazing, views were outstanding. My only negative would be that for...More

Date of stay: February 2018
1  Thank michaelanm88
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Great house for a family. Our grandchildren particularly enjoyed having their own room away from the adults. The house was very well equipped. The beds were comfortable. Being so close to the beach was great and swimming and jumping off the pontoon was enjoyed by...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank rhorse2018
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We, a group of 7, stayed at Tapeka Del Mar over 7 nights whilst fishing in the Bay of Islands. We were met there by Clive who had some cold beer on ice and small snacks which were most welcome after the four hour drive...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Clive, What is there to say! The property is amazing. Clean, perfect location and incredible views and access to Russell. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Simply cannot wait to return in 2019. Amazing place for those reviewing, Clive is great and the property is TOPS!...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank cbenzak
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Garage
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Playground
Porch
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Trampoline
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Tapeka is a small community of mainly holiday homes and retirees on a peninsular with water either side. This is a quiet location with no passing traffic noise as the road ends at Tapeka. The area is very secure and safe for children to wander nearby. Russell township is just a 2 minute drive or 20 minute walk. Close to facilities but quiet and isolated from noise and people. The sandy Tapeka Beach is right in front or 100m down the road is Rocky Beach, a stony beach looking out to the islands with access to fishing rocks around Tapeka Point and a coastline to explore.
Getting around
A car is recommended. Passenger ferries operate from Russell wharf to Paihia. There are superb walking tracks and bike hire in Russell. Tapeka del Mar is ideally situated as a base to explore Northland's many other attractions
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bay of Islands Beachfront - Tapeka del Mar

Bay of Islands Beachfront - Tapeka del Mar is able to accommodate up to 13 guests. See all property details.

Bay of Islands Beachfront - Tapeka del Mar has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Bay of Islands Beachfront - Tapeka del Mar has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Bay of Islands Beachfront - Tapeka del Mar must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.