The Pohutakawa Beach House at Tapuaetahi, Kerikeri

Bach or holiday home | Tapuaetahi Beach | #2622

9.2/10 (9 ratings)
  • 10 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Waterfront with glorious views along the beach and ocean. Clear water, reefs, lagoon and estuary.
  • Fantastic pohutukawa on water's edge. Relax in the hammock and watch the tide come and go.
  • Wonderful swimming, diving and fishing. Rock pools and golden sands. Kayak, sail, snorkel or dive.

This property has everything you need for a wonderful holiday. The position is stunning, right on the water's edge. Gaze at the beach under the boughs of a huge grandad pohutukawa. Sip wine under the palm tree. Launch your boat at the gateway to some of New Zealand's best fishing and dive sites. The beach is private and has two lagoons offering a safe, fun playground for children with estuaries and rock pools.

The house is warm and inviting with good indoor/outdoor living. It boasts two roomy waterfront queen bedrooms, a smaller charming captain's cabin with large queen and a fourth bunkroom with two single bunk beds. There is a delightful little rustic antique caravan right on the waterfront that has a double bed suitable for either a young couple or an older child and also a child-size single.

There is an optional roll out fence to keep young children contained and a sandpit in the front garden,

Total 8 in house and 2 in caravan.

Fabulous views of the beach and islands. An idyllic setting - oozing X-factor. You won't want to leave! Twenty minute drive to Kerikeri. Close to Kauri Cliffs golf course.

Golden beach is great for windsurfing , kiteboarding, sailing, fishing, diving and kayaking. Abundant fish and shellfish for the hunter-gatherers! Lagoons -ideal for beginners or children's watersports. Coastal walks, bird life, seals, green-lipped mussels. Cavalli islands nearby for boat trips. Rainbow Warrior dive site and Kauri Cliffs golf course 50mins drive away .Close to Bay of Islands, Paihia, Russell- boat trips, swim with the dolphins. Thriving town of Kerikeri 20 minutes away with many choices of local restaurants, wineries, large supermarkets, arts and crafts, chocolate factory and many takeaways. Private beach with gated access with friendly and very safe community environment.

Special conditions: Minimum total letting fee $600. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS $350/night . 10% discount for bookings of 7 or more nights excl 24 Dec to 4 Feb. Maximum persons to stay overnight is 10. Strictly no smoking inside. Families preferred. Cancellation policy- if cancelled within 30 days of booking cost is 100% of letting fee minus any days that are re-let. Otherwise, once paid for all cancellations incur a cancellation admin fee of $60.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Antique waterfront caravan

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Captain's cabin

    1 x Queen bed

  • Crew's quarters

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Waterfront bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Waterfront bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • 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. Excludes school & public holidays.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder Season
23-Oct-16 to 15-Dec-16
$250/night $250/night
3 night minimum stay
First High Season
16-Dec-16 to 15-Jan-17
$650/night $650/night
5 night minimum stay
Second High Season
16-Jan-17 to 05-Feb-17
$550/night $550/night
3 night minimum stay
late high season
06-Feb-17 to 03-Mar-17
$350/night $350/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
04-Mar-17 to 15-Dec-17
$250/night $250/night
3 night minimum stay
late high season
16-Dec-17 to 23-Jan-18
$350/night $350/night
3 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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (18)

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  • Great location with plenty of room for an extended family group, enjoyed...

    Great location with plenty of room for an extended family group, enjoyed by all from preschoolers to grandparents

    DawnW973 100%|2x Mar 2016

  • Excellent location and great stay

    Excellent location and great stay

    AnellL54 100%|1x Mar 2016

  • We absolutely love this place

    We absolutely love this place. Have stayed here twice and will definitely be back. Lots of scope for little kids to run around too. We'll be back.

    craitz799 100%|11x Feb 2016

  • Location: superb

    Location: superb. Like stepping back into an idyllic 70s world. House: a lovely, rambling 70s bach with partly modernised facilities. Particularly liked the hammocks under the pohutakawa and the outdoor BBQ/dining deck. For the "connected" generation it could be improved by having wireless and it would also be good to have a modern coffee machine. A really welcoming touch would be if manchester was provided and beds were made up on arrival.

    Mickocan 100%|1x Feb 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks Mick for your comments. We are investigating wireless for next season.

    DebbieFe1 100%|20x

  • Great location and very comfortable accomodation

    Great location and very comfortable accomodation.

    pamon642 100%|7x Jun 2015

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