Stunning cliff top views (fortress of the sun)

Bach or holiday home | Tapeka Point (Russell) | #28984

9.3/10 (23 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking
  • Best Pet-Friendly 2015


  • Easy access to two beaches
  • Public Boat Ramp
  • Romantic clifftop hideaway

Villa Motorua is the largest unit at Te Pa Helios (Fortress of the sun) and is beautifully elevated on a sun drenched site in the seaside village of Tapeka, just a few minutes drive from the gorgeous village of Russell.

The panoramic and close up sea views are just breath taking and forever changing with the weather and tide. The rocky bay below and the sandy beach to the south west are often visited by Dolphins and Orcas, both are just a short stroll from the villas.

This beautifully appointed roomy two bedroom, two bathroom Mediterranean style villa is fully equipped with a large kitchen, with the master suite opening out on to a covered Lanai – the perfect place to enjoy your breakfast or laze away the afternoon on the day bed.

The open plan dining and living area has a wood burner for cosy winter nights and there is a large courtyard to enjoy summer evenings and alfresco dining.

Villa Ipipiri sits adjacent to Villa Motorua and can be rented separately or together for larger groups, offering four bedrooms, four bathrooms and two kitchens, sleeping 10 with a foldaway couch.

From the 24th December till the 10th January we have a minimum of five nights stay.

It is BYO Linen or you can hire @$30.00 per person per stay.

Please make further enquires re small dogs.

There is a $70.00 cleaning fee for a two night stay

A booking fee of $25.00 applies to all bookings

A mooring is also available @$15.00 per day

Special conditions: It is BYO linen or we can hire at $30.00 per person per stay. All long weekends are charged at peak rates and have a 3 night minimum stay Small dogs are welcome at $20.00 extra per night Smoking allowed outside. A booking fee of $25.00 applies to all bookings.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 2nd room

    2 x Single bed

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area,Fold out double couch to bed

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • master bedroom

    1 x Super king bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
27-Jul-17 to 31-Aug-17
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
01-Sep-17 to 13-Dec-17
$280+/night $280+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
14-Dec-17 to 31-Mar-18
$350+/night $350+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $30/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 (23)

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  • Fantastic experience

    Fantastic experience. Beautiful place and lovely owner! Definitely recommending to everyone I know.

    RitaM6 new member Feb 2017

  • In terms of location - Magic

    In terms of location - Magic. One of the most beautiful places we have stayed. The house itself is nice and big and built to be cool in Summer which was great with the 28 degree heat we had.

    markfe562 100%|24x Jan 2017

  • The property was gorgeous

    The property was gorgeous. The views were exceptional - better than the pictures. Very large living areas and the property was in great condition. Really good views from the dinning room, kitchen, outside BBQ area and the veranda. 105 out of 100.

    poppy001 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Amazing location and fantastic to allow dogs

    Amazing location and fantastic to allow dogs. Will definitely be back again in the future!

    OliverJensen 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • The villa is awesome and the price is very good for such...

    The villa is awesome and the price is very good for such a view and location. I would give 5 stars if the kitchen bench was open so we could walk directly from the diner table to the kitchen instead of walking around through the lounge. Overall we had a great stay in this house.

    -guillaume- 100%|3x Nov 2016

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