Stunning cliff top views (fortress of the sun)

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

9.3/10 (27 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 20th 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 $100.00 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. A 2 night stay has a $100.00 cleaning fee


  • 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


Maybe booked

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

*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 (27)

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  • The property was in a spectacular location and had everything we needed

    The property was in a spectacular location and had everything we needed. Had a great stay. The $100 cleaning fee however, felt a bit steep given we had to remove our own rubbish and supply our own linen.

    NickLa11 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • Spectacular location and views

    Spectacular location and views

    TimL5396 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • Amazing views & great spacious unit with everything you need - highly...

    Amazing views & great spacious unit with everything you need - highly recommended!

    CindyHall19 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Property was set in an amazing location, close to the beach with...

    Property was set in an amazing location, close to the beach with incredibly scenic views. The property is well maintained and the owners have gone to a lot of care and attention to make it comfortable and interesting. I would suggest big packs of water should be made available for tenants when the switch to bore water is necessary as it is not at all pleasant tasting! But would recommend this place to anyone and would come again in a heartbeat.

    JanineCo13 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Fantastic experience

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

    RitaM6 new member Feb 2017

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