Stunning views from a grandstand position

Bach or holiday home | Hahei | #19172

9.8/10 (29 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Spectacular views, no matter what the season.
  • Close enough to all the action, yet a private oasis of calm.
  • Multi-award winning modern bach.

Panoramic, uninterrupted views over Cooks Beach and Mercury Bay provide the perfect excuse to sit back, relax and drink in the vista at Matakitaki, an award-winning architecturally designed holiday home sitting high on Cooks Bluff.

Meaning 'observe' in Maori, Matakitaki provides a perfect location to do just that, while being only minutes from great swimming, surfing, diving, fishing, and numerous other water-related activities at nearby Hahei (8 minutes), Hot Water Beach (10 minutes) and Cooks Beach (15 minutes).

The home is situated right on the coast on 3 hectares of grass and bush, and faces north and west over Mercury Bay and surrounding areas.

To enhance the feeling of peace and tranquility, there is no television to interfere with your restful experience! There is excellent mobile phone coverage from Spark and Vodafone, and there is wi-fi on a first-come first-served basis.

Prices listed are for up to 4 adults with a maximum of 8 guests in total (eg 4 adults and 4 kids, or 2 adults and 6 kids).


Special conditions: The maximum number of guests over 16 years is 4, and there is a maximum total occupancy of 8 (eg 4 adults and 4 kids; or 3 adults and 5 kids). Kids stay free. Up to four hours cleaning is included at $120, with extra cleaning charged at $40 per hour and deducted from the bond. Linen is available for overseas guests at $25 per person. Local guests will need to bring their own linen. Wi-Fi is available as a courtesy, but is not guaranteed. Please see the conditions for details.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Special events venue
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk room

    4 x Bunk bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • Queen room

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $120.00 per stay (required); Linen $25.00 per person (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 8 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes public holidays. Also excludes the period from 24 December to 13 January.

*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 (33)

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  • A little off the beaten path, but the views are incredible

    A little off the beaten path, but the views are incredible. Very quiet and peaceful.

    DanC6339 100%|1x Nov 2018

  • Location instructions provided were very detailed which was a great help

    Location instructions provided were very detailed which was a great help. Fairly remote location but stunning and the pictures were true to the reality. We had a wonderful stay. One of our family had a small vehicle that struggled a bit on the unsealed access road. Highly recommended.

    GregMu17 100%|1x May 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks Greg! A bit late for your stay, but the unsealed access road is expected to be sealed later this year :-)

    Matakitaki 100%|34x

  • A bit tricky to find but it was raining which didn’t help...

    A bit tricky to find but it was raining which didn’t help but once there it was all worth it had a lovely time many thanks to all involved. ????

    DeniseKn2 new member Apr 2018

  • This House is in a wonderful position and is really beautiful and...

    This House is in a wonderful position and is really beautiful and is extremely clean and well presented , we really enjoyed staying there..Magic views...Very peaceful.......

    Grantro6 100%|3x Mar 2018

  • Wonderful location and we would definitely recommend this

    Wonderful location and we would definitely recommend this. We stayed with small children and it was wonderful - the layout of the house meant that regardless of the weather you felt like you were having a proper getaway. Stunning views and house - would love to stay again!

    LeilaCh2 100%|1x Feb 2018

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