AHU AHU BEACH VILLAS: Stunning sea views!

Apartment | Oakura Beach (Taranaki) | #25521

9.6/10 (16 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Australian Hardwood beams, 100 year old clay tiles, latticewindows,comfy beds, something different
  • Dynamic natural environment, ever changing vista, waves, sunrise,moonrise, stars, fire pit sunsets
  • A great place to connect, with others, yourself or nature. A grounding soulful experience.

Set on a knoll over looking the wide ocean where the ranges of Mount Taranaki meet the Tasman sea are the Ahu Ahu Beach Villas.

Recycled materials were collected from a number sources including Port Taranaki, Port of Nelson, the old Stratford Hospital and the Koru Hall. Timber was also milled on site and from these treasures the Villas were created. They have an old European feel and have a character all of their own. North facing to make the most of the winter sun, the Villa sits strong and blends into the landscape. The lattice windows break up the expansive view and create a cosy inside space. Alternatively having the windows open creates a fabulous view of the Tasman Sea.

This is one of three family villas. We also have a studio villa with a queen size bed. The four Villas are housed in two unique self contained dwellings.

Oraukawa Lodge is nestled into the hillside with two queen bedrooms. Please enquire for any further booking information.

Despite being built almost entirely of reused materials the modern amenities are all there; free wifi, stereo, TV and DVD. The Villa is fully self contained and comfortable.

The local beach is safe for swimming and a favourite place for many to surf, paddle board, kite surf and wind surf. Beach combing is fruitful, as is the fishing off the coast. Many of the significant gardens in the region are located nearby and we are close to the National Park. The Kaitake Ranges are at the end of Ahu Ahu Road and the North Egmont visitors centre which leads to the summit track is 45 minutes drive.

The local Butler's Reef Pub, Cafes and Village amenities are 5 minutes drive or 30 minute walk. New Plymouth is famous for many attractions, e.g., Womad, Pukekura Park, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, Coastal Walkway, etc., is only 15-20 minutes drive. David and Nuala your hosts love the area they live in and are always keen to share local knowledge to make you trip to Taranaki one to remember.

Special conditions: Breakfast provisions can be arranged to be in your Villa on arrival for you to prepare at your leisure. Please discuss with us on booking. Pets are allowed with prior approval.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Special events venue
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Downstairs Queen

    Cosy queen size design mobel bed with a view of the sea.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Mezzanine

    Up the beautiful rimu staircase in the mezzanine area are two single beds.

    2 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included); WIFI FREE (included)

*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 (16)

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  • Lovely cottages in an amazing spot

    Lovely cottages in an amazing spot. Quiet and relaxed. Had a great time!

    PennyMc 100%|7x Jan 2018

  • What a beautiful piece of paradise

    What a beautiful piece of paradise. The photos of the property and location are exactly what you experience. Thank you both for creating a get away that will always be memorable. We will be back!!

    MeganAf1 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • The property was stunning and felt very private

    The property was stunning and felt very private. Wonderful spot. Thank you for having us!

    HelenPa22 100%|3x Mar 2017

  • A special place run by special people

    A special place run by special people. They are doing this right. Oakura is the right village and the Beach Villas are the right setting. The villas are cleverly designed and the attention to detail is spot on. But best of all are David and Nuala. It's a sophisticated operation done well by gentle and friendly people. I cannot recommend this highly enough. And dog friendly! I stayed here with my Golden Retriever. How many classy places let you do that?

    EdwardT1 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Gorgeous cottage- really well built

    Gorgeous cottage- really well built. The location was perfect- right next to the beach. We will definitely stay again.

    ChristineB 100%|2x Oct 2016

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