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

Apartment | Tryphena | #17587

9.8/10 (74 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Eco Friendly 2013


  • Will the waves lapping 100 meters below show some treasures: dolphins, orcas, bryde's whales
  • Beautiful architecturally designed modern eco-apartment finished in 2011
  • Very private and remote, amazing solitude, ideal for honeymooners and stargazers

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

This light & modern apartment on Great Barrier Island provides sweeping 270 degree panoramic views over the Hauraki Gulf. Walk into your apartment, and become part of the view. Take a seat on the comfy couch & gaze at the ever-changing water from the comfort of your lounge, or amble down a narrow path through the high grass, sit down on a rock & relax while taking in the view, listening to the waves break on the rocks below.

The apartment is self-contained, has its own entrance, but is part of a comfortable eco-house, from where your hosts will assist in looking after the solar & wind power and firewood systems of the house. The unheated swimming pool with a view is available for a splash in summer.

The remote 4WD location only shared with your hosts is perfect for a honeymoon! Astronomers & other stargazers looking for a place without light pollution but with a large deck from where the night sky can be viewed in its full glory are also very welcome.

Keep an eye out for diving dolphins, whales working schools of fish, graciously gliding gannets & cray fisherman checking their pots. You may occasionally have to check that your book is still in your lap & that your drink is still at hand, but you may completely forget about them, too.

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

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

4WD access only, as our access road is not sealed & steep! Bring your own on the ferry or rent one through Aotea rentals.

Travel to the Barrier by Sealink ferry, Flymysky or Great Barrier Airlines. Helipad available close by.

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.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool
  • Telephone (local calls)

Bed layouts

  • Master suite

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Maps of the island, with lots of great ideas for exploration FREE (included)
  • 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.

  • Gifts & giveaways: Glass of bubbly on arrival.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
16-Dec-17 to 22-Dec-17
$230/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak season
23-Dec-17 to 07-Jan-18
$270/night $270/night
3 night minimum stay
08-Jan-18 to 31-Dec-18
$230/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Jan-19 to 16-Mar-19
$230/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay

*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 (81)

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  • Fabulous spot, remote and quiet, a great getaway!

    Fabulous spot, remote and quiet, a great getaway!

    AndrewCr19 100%|2x Oct 2017

  • A little bit of heaven

    A little bit of heaven. This Bach is truly spectacular. Unbelievable views of the sea, the gannets fishing and the stars at night. Everything you could possibly need has been provided for you. the loveliest hosts. If you need to get away from it all and relax, this is the perfect place to spoil yourself and switch off! I would love to go back.

    PaulaG 100%|9x Oct 2017

  • Amazing place

    Amazing place. The view is stuning. Definitely need a 4WD to get there.

    Franzz 100%|1x Sep 2017

  • We were blown away by the panoramic ocean views of X-Spot and...

    We were blown away by the panoramic ocean views of X-Spot and loved watching gannets dive for fish. We found it very difficult to leave this gorgeous place, where we woke to beautiful sunrises and slept surrounded by the most magnificent carpet of twinkling stars. I'd highly recommend X-Spot to anyone wanting to escape to an untouched paradise and can't wait to return one day.

    Monicaava 100%|2x Aug 2017

  • Make sure you hire the 4-wheel drive to get to this Bach

    Make sure you hire the 4-wheel drive to get to this Bach. Once you get there, you won't want to leave!

    twcole13 100%|2x May 2017

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