Tapuaetahi Fishing Lodge

Bach or holiday home | Tapuaetahi Beach | #2649

9.3/10 (30 ratings)
  • 10 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking

Description

  • Waterfront - watch dolphins & even orcas from the verandah
  • Exceptional fishing & diving - snapper & crays caught from bottom of garden
  • Beautiful white sand beach - plus lagoon & safe swimming estuary

Idyllically located right on the water at one of Northland's most exquisite and quintessential NZ beach locations, right by the Bay of Islands. This is a kiwi bach & bay that will take you right back to NZ the way it used to be. A safe swimming white sand bay, on a summer's day dotted with boatie's ancient tractors. An estuary & lagoon 'designed' for toddler's paddling. Great diving and fishing literally hundreds of metres off this great coastal beach. Scallops, paua & mussels in the vicinity. A surf beach within 20 minutes coastal walk. The Cavalli Islands just 15 minutes boat ride north and the Bay of Islands a similar distance south. Tapuaetahi Beach is a private bay that is never crowded though only 20 mins from the cafes of Kerikeri.

The house is a real 60's kiwi bach. Just 25m from the broad veranda to the sea, yet very private. From here you can watch the day unfold, or dine & entertain at the large outdoor table. The house has 4 bedrooms that has frequently hosted 2 families. In the bach you will be comfortable & feel at home.

Tapuaetahi is so private it is very hard to find on maps; find a detailed map of Northland, locate the Bay of Islands (BOI), the peninsula at the northern side of the BOI is called Purerua. Tapuaetahi is at the base of the northern side of the peninsula - south of Takou Bay and next to Taronui Bay.

A very, very special place; if you come here you will return. With a boat you have access to some of the best diving & fishing NZ has to offer. Rock fishing is exceptional - snapper & crays from bottom of garden. If you don't, you can walk the coast to isolated surf beaches and bring home a feed of tuatua. Sunbathe or swim in the estuary, lagoon or white sandy beach, or fish or snorkel from the rugged coastal rocks. Feel like a change take in the cafes of Kerikeri (15 mins), day trip to Russell (Bay of Islands), 90 Mile Beach, or Monganui famous for fish'n'chips, or golf at Kauri Cliffs.

Two kayaks provided free for use.

Special conditions: Public Holidays & associated weekends are a minimum of $225 per night (5 people). School holidays have a minimum stay of 4 days. January minimum stay of 7 days. Minimum of 2 days at other times. Ask for special pricing: a) if staying longer than 7 days, or 'wotif' last minute pricing (within 14 days of intended stay) if available Smoking allowed outside only. Well controlled dogs allowed with prior approval (kiwi zone). Linen can be arranged at a charge of $30 per person per stay.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 4

    2 x Single bed

  • Master

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $75.00 per stay (required); Linen $30.00 per person (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
18 Dec - 6 Feb
08-Dec-16 to 06-Feb-17
$450+/night $450+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
7 night minimum stay
7 Feb - 28 Feb
07-Feb-17 to 28-Feb-17
$275+/night $275+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
1 Mar - 31 May
01-Mar-17 to 31-May-17
$250+/night $250+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
1 June - 17 Dec
01-Jun-17 to 15-Dec-17
$250+/night $250+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
18 Dec - 6 Feb
16-Dec-17 to 04-Feb-18
$450+/night $450+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
7 night minimum stay
7 Feb - 28 Feb
05-Feb-18 to 28-Feb-18
$275+/night $275+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
1 Mar - 31 May
01-Mar-18 to 08-Mar-18
$250+/night $250+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 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 (36)

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  • Idyllic setting close to all water activities

    Idyllic setting close to all water activities. Absolute paradise!

    kowhle891 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • Location cannot be beaten, fish off the front lawn and all day...

    Location cannot be beaten, fish off the front lawn and all day sun - perfection.

    NathanSw1 100%|2x Oct 2016

  • A magical spot

    A magical spot. The perfect beach right on your doorstep. Bach was lovely and clean, everything you need in the kitchen, huge fridge for all your goodies & comfortable beds. Used the kayaks for some good paddles right in front of the Bach and caught 3 lovely snapper off the rocks. Very relaxing atmosphere in a classic NZ Bach. Didn't want to leave. Will definitely be back.

    TaniaMo11 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • Amazing location, my new favourite place to visit

    Amazing location, my new favourite place to visit. Will definitely be back.

    fletcher58 100%|11x Sep 2016

  • Had a great stay, beautiful location and even though the weather wasn't...

    Had a great stay, beautiful location and even though the weather wasn't the best it wasn't bad enough to stop us catching a 20Lb snapper off the rocks. A great time had by all????

    GlennBo2 100%|1x Jun 2016

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