The Guest House - A Coastal Retreat at Taiharuru

Bach or holiday home | Whangarei Heads | #27261

10/10 (3 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • The Guest House is set within a Kiwi Reserve and native New Zealand Forest.
  • The house has extensive views with short forest walks and further inspiring view points
  • A modern and stylish fitout with a highe level of comfort and amenities. Experienced friendly hosts.

The Guest House was opened in 2000 and since then has played host to many international travellers. Purpose built this house is situated in a unique location with a stunning setting and sweeping views from it's elevated position. Set within a Kiwi reserve, you are gauranteed to hear the calls of our elusive national bird. Our Pacific Coastline has to be some of the most impressive in NZ. With towering topography, white sand ocean beaches and clear water pristine estuaries, it is a largley uncompromised environment with a lot of it already under protection through reserves and DOC estates. Along with our national Te Ara Roa Walkway passing right through, there is also an extensive network of walks and hikes of a large variety, something to suit everyone.

Over the summer a feature of our coast are the warm clear waters, a natural aquatic mecca with a large collection of stunning beaches and waterways in the vicinity - and for the rest of the year we still remain New Zealands warmest region, so winter at The Guest House can be a warm and sunny experience.

The fitout of the Guest House is of Scandanavian influence with simple but stylish furnishings and tasteful decor, all adding to the experience.

From family holidays to romantic retreats, The Guest House is suitable for most purposes. It makes for a perfect base from which to explore a beautiful region of New Zealand. The Guest House is located 1 hours drive from The Bay of Islands, and 40 minutes drive from Tutukaka and access to The Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve.

Our local area is all about the landscapes, beaches, forest, walks, hikes and a natural environment to explore and enjoy.

We can provide easy catering with our “we prepare - you serve” offering or you can choose to have our private Chef prepare you a decadent dinner at the Guest House. Please enquire re catering when booking.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master

    1 x King bed

  • Second bedroom

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low season tariff
27-Oct-16 to 30-Nov-16
$315+/night $315+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $50/night;
2 night minimum stay
High season tariff
01-Dec-16 to 30-Apr-17
$355+/night $355+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $50/night;
2 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
01-May-17 to 30-Nov-17
$315+/night $315+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $50/night;
2 night minimum stay
High season tariff
01-Dec-17 to 27-Jan-18
$355+/night $355+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $50/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 (3)

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  • The best place we have ever been

    The best place we have ever been. Our kids really enjoyed being here. We highly recommend this place for everyone!! :)

    YejiK368 100%|3x Apr 2016

  • This is a beautiful modern property in a stunning location

    This is a beautiful modern property in a stunning location. The views are amazing and the house itself is very well equipped and suited us perfectly (we are a family with two small children). Would thoroughly recommend and we hope to be back. Thanks Paul and Suzanne.

    emilce838 100%|6x Jan 2016

  • beautiful spot, very peaceful

    beautiful spot, very peaceful. easy access to many beaches and walks nearby. property immaculate, we stayed as a small family (two adults, one child) very comfortably.

    davile248 100%|11x Jan 2015

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