Tapuaetahi Fishing Lodge

Bach or holiday home | Tapuaetahi Beach | #2649

9.5/10 (37 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 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
1 June - 17 Dec
21-Nov-17 to 15-Dec-17
$250+/night $250+/night
For up to 5 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 31-May-18
$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-18 to 21-Dec-18
$250+/night $250+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
18 Dec - 6 Feb
22-Dec-18 to 06-Feb-19
$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-19 to 21-Feb-19
$275+/night $275+/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (43)

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  • A very special spot! We had a great time and look forward...

    A very special spot! We had a great time and look forward to going back.

    Dylan_nz 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • One of the best spots I have been to

    One of the best spots I have been to. It is exactly as described and is your classic kiwi batch. Great spot for kids very safe!! and plenty of space and things to do for the adults from chilling out reading a book to getting into the outdoors. A must see location and the locals are supper frendly and happy to stop and chat. Will 100% be back if they will have us.

    DamonHa2 100%|6x Oct 2017

  • Our 2nd stay & will be going back again! Everything you need...

    Our 2nd stay & will be going back again! Everything you need to enjoy your stay, super comfy beds, clean, best spot ever. Caught fish and had a surf. Something for everyone. Awesome place to bring a stand up paddle board. ??

    TaniaMo11 100%|2x Jul 2017

  • Bliss, magical, peaceful, prestine & just absolute heaven

    Bliss, magical, peaceful, prestine & just absolute heaven. Not sure if there is a heaven but pretty sure we found it. The bach was very well equipped and had everything a bach needed. We had that great classic kiwi vibe, suited our family perfectly as the bach had a nice sense of coziness. We will defintely be returning. Thanks John & LIz!

    Sap79 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Location of Bach incredible

    Location of Bach incredible. We loved our stay.

    nataschaH 100%|1x Apr 2017

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