The Tower House, Muriwai Beach

Bach or holiday home | Muriwai | #12079

9.3/10 (36 ratings)
  • 14 people
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 9 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • House has featured in 'NZ Life & Leisure' & 'ArchitectureNZ'. Privately situated on 1 1/4 acres.
  • Spacious family home including a piano, a 3-storey tower, large decks and a verandah.
  • The house, at an elevation of 120m commands spectacular views of Muriwai Beach and the Tasman Sea.

The Tower House is situated a pleasant downhill walk away from the beach with a choice of the road or bush track for the uphill return. Around the corner is Only Fools and Horses' swimming pool with Horse Hire available a little further on.

Muriwai, on Auckland's unspoilt wild West Coast, 30 minutes from Downtown Auckland and 50 mins from the Airport, is noted for its Gannet Colony, Golf Course, 30-mile surfing Beach and its proximity to adventure activities in Woodhill Forest and to walks and trails for all abilities. There are tennis courts and two cafes and a dairy. Waimauku and Kumeu are noted for their wineries and there are Hot Pools at Helensville.

The Tower House has extensive decks and verandahs allowing outdoor living in all but the very worst storms and with numerous bifold doors the house, in fine weather, can be opened to the elements and to the constant activity of the sky and the sea. The third bathroom is outdoors on the back deck.

The 13th and 14th beds are airbeds, possibly best suited for children: they could be used in the Old Lounge or some of the other rooms.

There is a resident cat. Choose an option when booking: 1 I will feed it 2 Someone else can come in to feed it once a day.

Even the largest groups will find ample off-street parking.

The Tower House has been used for retreats, corporate events and as a film set: please ask for a quote for these. The house is particularly well suited for families and groups of families - children are welcome. A great place to get away from it all not too far from Auckland City.

Special conditions: 1. Minimum nights may vary on some dates. 2. The minimum charge during School Terms is $460 - we have to pay to stay elsewhere at these times! 3. A cleaning fee is available for those who don't have the time to return the house to an "as found" state. 4. Parties are not permitted unless by prior arrangement. 5. The maximum number of people permitted is the number shown on the rental agreement. 6. The charge for a 'one night only' stay is $650.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Playstation ®
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • SKY TV ®
  • Special events venue
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1 - Downstairs

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2 - Downstairs

    1 x Single with rollaway bed

  • Bedroom 3 - Old Lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    2 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • Bedroom 4 - Upstairs

    1 x Single with rollaway bed

  • Bedroom 5 - In Tower

    1 x Double bed

  • Dressing Room

    1 x Single bed

  • Indoor Deck

    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $80.00 per stay (optional)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 7 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Tariff 1
28-Nov-15 to 28-Feb-17
$420+/night $420+/night
For up to 10 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay

Reviews (76)

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  • AndyDay
    Nov 2015

    The house is incredible. Lovely place.
  • donnbb976
    100%|3x Nov 2015

    Location was great with great, awesome view.
  • megath804
    100%|45x Nov 2015

    We had a great stay at the Tower House. It accommodated our whole group (4 families! age 11+) very well. We loved the deck looking out along the coast, with climbs up the tower providing great exercise and great views! The house is handy to attractions. We can highly recommend for families with older kids - ours loved it :-)
  • margrd491
    100%|1x Nov 2015

    Beautiful views. Watching sunset was superb. Lots of room for 9 of us and enabled all our families to stay together. Lots to do and close to café coffee, children's playground, great beach and gannet colony.
  • TobyC268
    100%|1x Oct 2015

    Beautiful views with an amazing house to match.
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