Bay Retreat - Absolute Beachfront Holiday Home

Bach or holiday home | Tapeka Point (Russell) | #220

9.8/10 (119 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking
  • Best Child-Friendly 2016


Absolute beachfront holiday home with unobstructed "million dollar' views of the bay and sandy beach. Sitting on our shaded verandah you will enjoy superb sunsets across the Bay and an endless parade of passing boats. You can relax and re-energise with nature at your door.

Furnished to a high standard, with your comfort and enjoyment a priority, our spacious 3 bedroom holiday home is fully fenced/gated on a flat section. Your children can play safely at the house or nearby reserve. From the Bay Retreat you have access to a safe, sandy swimming beach only metres from the house. You can swim all day regardless of changing tides. Tapeka beach has its own boat ramp and diving pontoon.

For your families enjoyment we provide you with a pool table, table tennis table, a variety of sports equipment, including two kayaks, dinghy, toys and games. Tennis players have access to tennis courts in Russell township. Golfers can test their skills at Waitangi and Kerikeri golf courses.

In front of the property there is registered boat mooring available for an up to 10 metre boat.

Only two minutes away is the delightful colonial village, Russell. Here history and present day meld together offering a variety of local shopping, tourist activities, vineyards, a good selection of restaurants and cafes.

The Bay Retreat is a warm haven in winter. A great place for you to relax and unwind all year around.

Good 4G Mobile Data coverage for Spark, Skinny, Vodafone and 2Degress.

Bookings for four nights or less are by negotiation.Special rates for Long-term and School/Stat holidays.

Email now for colour brochure.

Special conditions:

Smoking allowed outside only.

Pets allowed with prior approval.

Special rates for school holidays.

Extras: Duvets/blankets and pillows are provided with Holiday Home.

**We can provide sheets/towels and pillowcases but there is a fee NZ$35.00 per person for the period of stay.**

Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to leave the home clean, vacuumed, and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x Bunk bed
    2 x Single bed


Maybe booked

*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 (147)

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  • Perfect location with an amazing view! Very family friendly and cozy home!!...

    Perfect location with an amazing view! Very family friendly and cozy home!! We will definitely be back!

    MariskaGrobler 100%|2x Dec 2018

  • Have stayed three times now and LOVE it - fantastic location and...

    Have stayed three times now and LOVE it - fantastic location and a really comfortable homely bach. Will definitely be back! THANKS SO MUCH.

    elizam21 100%|2x Dec 2018

  • Lovely location, the bay is peaceful yet within easy reach of Russell...

    Lovely location, the bay is peaceful yet within easy reach of Russell town. The property is really well equipped and has a wonderful atmosphere - it is obviously a well loved home. We really hope to go back.

    SheilaSa2 100%|1x Dec 2018

  • We had a fantastic stay at Tapeka Point

    We had a fantastic stay at Tapeka Point. This property offers everything we needed, and in fact we were so fortunate with the weather we did not need to use the indoor entertainment, the pool table and the table tennis, and all the board games provided. Access to the beach is simple, and if anything the property seems closer to the beach than the photos suggest. The house was extremely clean and well presented and yet still had a homely feel to it. I can not recommend it highly enough. As tourists from overseas, we enjoyed our time spent in Russell which really is just 5 minutes away and we enjoyed the restaurants and fishing and site seeing charters, but Tapeka Point itself is so peaceful and quiet, and waking up to the view from the bedrooms, and the bird noise is quite an experience. We were not there on a weekend day, but despite the excellent weather we were often the only people on the beach. I have literally urged others to get up there and enjoy a week at this property, at

    Alistair W. Nov 2018

  • Great location served what we wanted to do very well

    Great location served what we wanted to do very well. Some sort of outside space to sit and catch the morning rays would have made it absolutely perfect! Not many spots and bookabaches that beat this though,

    quentonj 100%|2x Nov 2018

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