Better than beachfront - this is ON the beach! Modernized classic Kiwi beach house. Private location with stunning views. Furnished to a high standard with linen and cleaning included. Listen to the waves, swim, kayak, watch the boats, dine, relax, romance and rejuvenate. Close to historic Russell and the many Bay of Islands attractions
Beachfront is an understatement – this romantic escape is right ON the beach. Tapeka Beach Bach is nestled just above the sand and lapping waves. This iconic Kiwi beach house has a fresh contemporary decor furnished and equipped to a high standard.
This is the perfect nest to escape, unwind and rejuvenate. Enjoy the unique vistas and attractions only the Bay of Islands can offer. Experience birdlife, dolphins frolicking and superb year round sunsets. You may even see a pod of passing Orca whales. Wander onto the beach hand in hand, explore secluded bays in a kayak – or just sit back and be entertained by the constant procession of passing boats.
Situated at Tapeka Point, just two minutes from historic Russell village with boat trips, attractions, historic places, shops and restaurants. This is the perfect base to explore the rest of the Northland region.
This cozy one bedroom beach house has a comfortable new queen bed with stunning sea views and the sound of the waves. If you really must share, the living room has a fold out Queen sofa bed and an ottoman that converts to a small single bed.
Breathtaking unobstructed 270 degree views extend out into the Bay. There is no road between you and beach, no traffic noise and no tourists walking by. Relax on the covered surround verandah or outside in the sun. Relax outside in deck chairs, bean bags or Cape Cod chairs. Leave your towel behind as the all tide swimming beach and diving pontoon is only a few steps away. Rinse off under the additional hot water outdoor shower when you return. Lots of walking tracks including Kiwi habitats. Row boat, double and single Kayaks to explore the coastline and secluded bays.
Tapeka Beach Bach has a fully equipped kitchen if you wish to self-cater, collect a take out or use the BBQ grill. Better still enjoy a romantic meal on the Russell waterfront, just two minutes away. Separate bathroom with shower.
Facilities include Air Conditioning / Heat Pump, Nespresso machine, TV, DVD, Bluetooth sound system, free WiFi internet access and washing machine. Quality linen, towels and post stay cleaning is included in the nightly rate. Try your luck fishing from the beach, dinghy or nearby rocks. Boat launching ramp 100m away.
This is not an apartment, cabin or basement flat. You will enjoy exclusive use of this stunning self contained beachfront property in total privacy with no shared facilities or on site owners. If you can only stay one night please ask. Need more space? combine with Tapeka del Mar next door. This larger 4 bedroom beach house can accommodate up to 13 guests.
The location, position, views and nearby attractions are unequalled - but don't take our word for it - please read the reviews and book your escape now!
Exclusive access and use of the beach house, dinghy, kayaks, grounds and all facilities. Keys provided to lock up. Off street parking next to the beach house with room for boat trailer parking. No facilities are shared with other guests or on site managers.
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We personally interact with each guest prior to and on arrival. We ensure you have settled in and provide information and tips on the local attractions. A local agent is available should you need on site assistance - otherwise we leave you in peace
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Some of the area attractions and activities -
Safe ALL TIDE SWIMMING beach
No road between the house and beach
Dinghy (row boat) Double Kayak and Single Kayak
Boat ramp (concrete all tide)
Huge 1830's Norfolk Pine trees in the reserve opposite
Volleyball and cricket on the flat grass reserve
Swim with visiting Dolphins and watch passing Orca
Walk to the top of Tapeka Point behind for stunning 360 deg views
Boat trips to famous the "Hole in the Rock" at Cape Brett
R Tucker Thomson tall ship day sailing
All boat trips stop at nearby Russell wharf
Fishing and yacht charters
Dolphin Discovery and Swim with the Dolphins boat trips
Explore over 140 Islands in the Bay
Numerous local bush walks and marked tracks
Walk into Russell (30 mins - half uphill)
Famous Flagstaff toppled by Hone Heke 1km away
Bush walks through Kiwi Habitat and native birdlife
Historic places, galleries and museums 2 mins away
Shops, cafes, restaurants, takeaways and services
Working museum at Pompallier Mission House, Russell
Vineyards and wine tasting in Russell and Kerikeri
Day spa and massage
Arts, crafts, art galleries and antique shops
Shared and exclusive fishing charters
Renowned shore based fishing spots around Tapeka Point
World class golf at Waitangi, Kerikeri or Kauri Cliffs
Passenger ferry Russell to Paihia
Kawakawa vintage steam railway
Kawakawa world famous Hundertwasser public toilets
Kaiwiti Glow Worm caves near Kawakawa
Waitangi Treaty grounds, meeting house and Waka
Circus World adventure park Paihia
Haruru Falls water falls near Paihia
Stone Store, Kemp House, Parrot Place, chocolate factory and shopping in Kerikeri
Big box stores, specialty shops, supermarket in Kerikeri
Self drive or skippered boat charters
Dive the Canterbury warship wreck at Deep Water Cove
Award winning local restaurants, cafes and fast food
NZ's oldest church, police station and other historic places
Duke of Marlborough historic hotel (oldest licensed in NZ)
Russell Museum - history of NZ's first settlers and whaling
Russell Mini Tours (mini bus trips around Russell's highlights)
The perfect day trip base to explore the rest of Northland
Day trips to Cape Reinga and Kauri forests
Sand Dune surfing
Bay of Islands swordfish club
- or just relax and watch the endless procession of passing boats as they travel to and from the ports of Opua, Paihia and Russell.
There is a possibility of some construction noise week days during the building of a small beach house on a nearby lot November 2017 to early 2018
No smoking or additional non notified guests. No sleeping around the property in boats, tents or campers. Visitors limited to 5. Infants welcome but there are hazards. Please be considerate to neighbours. Pets not permitted. The only other rule is to relax and enjoy this amazing piece of paradise
We have owned Tapeka del Mar since 2000 and manage Tapeka Escape. Our family loves swimming, boating, fishing and exploring the 140 plus Islands that consist the Bay of Islands. This is our piece of paradise and a must see part of New Zealand we are happy to share with you. Both houses are unique in that they are ON the beach with no road or obstructions between you and the sand or the panoramic sea views. The beach houses are presented with international visitors in mind with all linen, towels, beach towels, Internet, washing machine, cleaning etc provided. Our desire is to make this your home away from home and a base to explore the many attractions the Bay of islands and the Northland region of New Zealand has to offer. This is also an opportunity to experience the Kiwi beach Bach (beach vacation home) lifestyle at its best with the unique beachfront location, views and activities. Being in the "winterless North", even May - October can still produce warm sunny days with lots of activity options. Relax and watch the parade of passing boats, take a boat trip, fishing charter, swim with the Dolphins trip or a day sail on a classic tall ship. Immerse yourself in New Zealand's early history. Enjoy nearby bush walks through Kiwi habitat. Play golf at a world top 100 course. Sample wines from local restaurants. Explore secluded bays by kayak. You will not be disappointed