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

Apartment | Tryphena | #17587

9.8/10 (79 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Eco Friendly 2013


  • Ocean views with treasures 100m below: dolphins, orcas, whales
  • Architecturally designed: light, modern and clean eco-apartment
  • Very private and remote, amazing solitude, ideal for honeymooners and stargazers

“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.


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

Bed layouts

  • Master suite

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Maps of the island, with lots of great ideas for exploration FREE (included); End Clean $100.00 per stay (optional); Car Rental $90.00 per night (optional); Private Dark Sky Experience on site, 1.5 hrs $250.00 per stay (optional); Dining with the Stars for two, 2-2.5 hrs $350.00 per stay (optional); Fishing charter, Hooked on Barrier $150.00 per person (optional); Dark Sky Experience Group, Look up and Get Lost, Medlands or Tryphena $90.00 per person (optional); Return Flight Auckland - Claris $240.00 per person (optional); Barrier Bliss Package, Cosson Park Retreat, 3.5 hrs $350.00 per person (optional)
  • 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
Default Tariff
18-Mar-18 to 30-Jun-18
$230/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
01-Jul-18 to 30-Sep-18
$200/night $220/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Oct-18 to 18-Oct-18
$230/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak season
19-Oct-18 to 22-Oct-18
$270/night $270/night
3 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
23-Oct-18 to 31-Dec-18
$230/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak season
01-Jan-19 to 12-Jan-19
$270/night $270/night
3 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
13-Jan-19 to 18-Apr-19
$230/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak season
19-Apr-19 to 22-Apr-19
$270/night $270/night
3 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
23-Apr-19 to 18-Jun-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 (86)

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  • Outstandingly beautiful property in a remote location

    Outstandingly beautiful property in a remote location. The bach itself is luxurious, tastefully decorated, and superbly presented. Hilde has a background in hotel management and it shows in her meticulous handling of every detail.

    Dgwynner 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • The Xspot website sums it up

    The Xspot website sums it up. Absolutely fantastic. The only problem is that the views and location are so splendid that you really have difficulty leaving to explore other parts of the island. The property facilities are designed for two persons, but space wise a dozen people would have sufficient room to relax and watch the panorama. We have seen some quite amazing bâches but this one was the best.

    HenkB632 100%|6x Feb 2018

  • What an amazing place

    What an amazing place. From the second we walked in to the house, greeted by the warm afternoon light flooding the house and the sparkling blue sea beyond, we knew we were in for a special stay. This is the most peaceful, relaxing location, close enough to Tryphena if needed, but secluded enough to make you feel like you’re the only person on the island. The amazing sunsets from the deck are unforgettable.

    ReneeE86 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Amazing location

    Amazing location. One of the most peaceful and restful places we have stayed.

    RichardGo8 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • This place is paradise

    This place is paradise. Stunning views. Beautiful facilities. Viewed dolphins multiple times from the deck. Amazing sun sets. Couldn’t recommended any higher. It is a bit of a drive to get to down a long gravel road, so make sure you have a good 4WD and good driver.

    EDonnell 100%|1x Jan 2018

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