Matapouri Beach house

Bach or holiday home | Matapouri | #2598

9.9/10 (12 ratings)
  • 12 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 9 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Our property at Whale Bay, Matapouri, is a special one. The built environment is spacious, the core of which was designed by a nationally recognized architect. Accommodation is spread across five separate buildings which are contemporary and distinctive. Each building occupies a different part of the site and presents a difference of land and seascape. The main living structure at present is a medium sized Fijian style bure with a mezzanine that overlooks Staffa Bay, and has echoes of the little ocean-side churches that exist all around the Pacific. Over the sheltered lawn to one side is a bunkhouse that sleeps 4. Next to this is an outdoor bath overlooking the small garden and coastline.

On another part of the site, across lawns and down a garden path, there is another building we call the Garden Shed. It has a high, single, large room with just two chairs and a queen-sized bed.

At the top of the drive is a boatshed the size of four double garages. Over the past few years we have reserved this building for family use. While we don't include it in the rental, we are happy to give access to the laundry and when there is a large group in occupation we can make the mezzanine available for extra sleeping.

And beside the boatshed is the second and standalone bathroom. It is constructed in galvanized steel, has a roller door that can be lowered for privacy, and is built around two immense his and her shower roses.

And between these 5 buildings you find yourself making the many journeys that connect them, from shelter to open space and back, during the course of the day.

Whale Bay is ideal for one or more families ; for families with friends ; or couples desiring isolation in a visual feast. Young children can be with you in the bure. Older ones can occupy different buildings and spaces. Guests have the separation they and you desire.

Special conditions:

Off Peak

May - September $450 per night for up to 6 persons, plus $30 each for each additional person. 3 night minimum stay.


October - April $550 per night for up to 6 persons, plus $30 each additional person. 3 night mimimum stay.

Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$80.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$120.00 per stay); extra guests per night 6+ (Required, NZ$30.00 per person);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunkhouse

    2 x Single bed

  • Bure bunkroom

    1 x Single bed

  • Bure Lounge

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Bure mezzanine

    2 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Garden room

    1 x Queen 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 (25)

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  • The property is amazing

    The property is amazing. The photos ate incredible but still don't do the place justice. It is beautiful and quirky. We had a fantastic time

    karerd468 100%|44x Mar 2018

  • Words cant really describe how sublime this property is and the thought...

    Words cant really describe how sublime this property is and the thought and care that has gone into each of its charming accomodations. Susan is a pleasure to deal with, we had very clear instructions and a hassle free weekend away in a home that felt as if it were our own (we wish!). Hope to visit again soon....

    MaggieCa5 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • Amazing property, amazing location

    Amazing property, amazing location. Thank you so much for having us, we will be back!

    HaydenSke 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • What a beautiful and relaxing place to stay

    What a beautiful and relaxing place to stay. We had a really nice holiday in Matapouri and enjoyed the easy walking stroll to Whale Bay from the house and the amazing views and the comfort and the garden. Would love to go again. Thank you.

    VirginieJ 100%|9x Mar 2017

  • An amazing and unique property at a fantastic location

    An amazing and unique property at a fantastic location. All three generations of our family had a brilliant holiday.

    bryaon730 100%|3x Jan 2017

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