XSPOT cliff-top eco-holiday apartment for two 4WD

Apartment | Tryphena | #17587

9.8/10 (80 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Eco Friendly 2013


“2013 Gold Winner Golden Piwa" BEST IN ECO-FRIENDLY!

It's blissful! A relaxing adventure!

Looking for peace, quiet, solitude?

This light and modern apartment on Great Barrier Island provides just that, and has sweeping 270 degree panoramic views over the Hauraki Gulf.

Walk in and become part of the view. Take a seat on the comfy couch or a deck chair and gaze at the ever-changing views over the water. Or amble a few meters through the long grass, sit down on a rock and relax, hear the waves break on the rocks below. Spot a sting ray.

The apartment is self-contained with its own entrance and hallway. It is attached to our home, from where we, if required, can assist with tips on things to do on island, and solar and firewood systems.

Keep an eye out for diving dolphins, whales working schools of fish, gannets graciously gliding past at eye-height and cray fisherman checking their pots.

You may occasionally have to check that your book is still in your lap and that your drink is still at hand, but you may completely forget about them, too.

Once you're totally relaxed, you could go and explore the island, or have a splash in the shared unheated swimming pool with views!

The unheated swimming pool with a view is available for a splash in summer.

This remote 4WD location is perfect for a honeymoon! Don't forget to ask about our Good Heavens stargazing special for couples!

The 80m2 apartment is spacious and has one master bedroom with ensuite and a walk in wardrobe to store your gear.

Book an extra few days if you are in doubt.. Most of our guests say they are sorry they didn't stay for longer. It is just soo relaxing.

4WD access only! Bring your own on the ferry or rent one through Claris rentals.

Travel to the Barrier by sea on the Sealink ferry, or fly with either Flymysky or Barrier Air. Helipad available close by.

Extras must be booked in advance and are subject to availability.

Special conditions:

This clifftop apartment has has amazing views but is not necessarily suitable for toddlers. They are welcome with tight supervision.

Our alternative power system is sturdy but cannot cope with an overload. Electric appliances creating heat (hairdryers, -straighteners, toasters, rice cookers, etc.) are very hard on our batteries. Please do not bring them. Phone chargers, etc. are fine.

Please leave the property as you found it or pay $100 extra for cleaning.

Extras: End Clean (Optional, NZ$100.00 per stay); Linen (included); Car Rental (Optional, NZ$90.00 per night); Maps of the island, with lots of great ideas for exploration (included); Private Dark Sky Experience on site, 1.5 hrs (Optional, NZ$250.00 per stay); Dining with the Stars for two, 2-2.5 hrs (Optional, NZ$350.00 per stay); Fishing charter, Hooked on Barrier (Optional, NZ$150.00 per person); Dark Sky Experience Group, Look up and Get Lost, Medlands or Tryphena (Optional, NZ$90.00 per person); Return Flight Auckland - Claris (Optional, NZ$240.00 per person); Barrier Bliss Package, Cosson Park Retreat, 3.5 hrs (Optional, NZ$350.00 per person); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Oven
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Master suite

    1 x Queen bed


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*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (91)

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  • Loved the starry night sky, awesome 270 degree views

    Loved the starry night sky, awesome 270 degree views. Barrier hikes are incredible, biggest staircase I’ve ever been up

    Linda W. Dec 2018

  • XSPOT exceeded all expectations with it's breath taking views and tranquility

    XSPOT exceeded all expectations with it's breath taking views and tranquility. Modern eco apartment is warm and quiet with all the necessities, a very impressive off the grid home! Hilde is a friendly and knowledgeable host. Our first stay here won't be our last, highly recommended.

    Russell M. Dec 2018

  • Exceeded our expectations, so spacious and tasteful with views to die for

    Exceeded our expectations, so spacious and tasteful with views to die for. Would highly recommend. Thanks Hilde for sharing your knowledge of the 'Heavens'

    VickyWi7 Nov 2018

  • Our stay at the XSpot was perfect! Comfortable, super relaxing and with...

    Our stay at the XSpot was perfect! Comfortable, super relaxing and with the most beautiful views. My husband hit the nail on the head with this choice for my birthday break.

    Oct 2018

  • Great place! Great every single time we come

    Great place! Great every single time we come... We'll be back Hilde!

    NatalieRo2 100%|17x Apr 2018

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