Stunning views from Dolphin Bay's first home

Bach or holiday home | Tutukaka Coast | #29267

9.4/10 (5 ratings)
  • 12 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Stunning 180 degree views!
  • Beachfront with direct private access to the beach!
  • A private property, but civilization is only a five minute drive away!

Built in the late 1950's, this beach front property was the first home in Dolphin Bay, sitting on 3.7 acres. With its position high on a ridge above the beach, the house has spectacular views of the surrounding coastline, the islands of the Tutukaka Coast and as far as Coromandel on a clear day.

The beach is a quick, two minute walk from the house through a private gate on the waterfront. Dolphin Bay is a pebble and sand bay with great spots for fishing and diving, as well as swimming and kayaking.

Tutukaka Marina is short 3km away, where you can book deep sea fishing, hire surfboards, or get a bite to eat at the water front bars and restaurants.

Northland's best beaches are within easy reach - Whangamumu (1km), Matapouri (5km), Sandy Bay (8km). These white sand beaches are the perfect place to spend a summer day with great surf and clear water perfect for surfing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, and relaxing (with or without kids!).

The house has just been freshly renovated meaning new paint, new carpet and new furniture! There are three bedrooms in the main house, with two showers and two toilets, and a self contained cabin sits immediately behind the house. It can comfortably sleep twelve, making it a great family getaway. However, as there are relatively steep areas on the property it may not be suitable for toddlers.

The house (with three bedrooms) can be rented on its own. (The cabin will be left vacant.) During peak season the daily rate is $415.

Special conditions: Families preferred. The house sits on a ridge approx. 50 metres from the gate to the beach. The walk down takes approx. 2 minutes but is a little steep and may not be suitable for toddlers.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Cabin

    Combined living/sleeping area,Self contained area with bathroom and basic kitchenette

    2 x Bunk bed (single over double)

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low season tariff
22-Oct-16 to 31-Oct-16
$300/night $300/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
01-Nov-16 to 30-Nov-16
$375/night $375/night
3 night minimum stay
High season tariff
01-Dec-16 to 28-Feb-17
$545/night $545/night
5 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
01-Mar-17 to 31-May-17
$375/night $375/night
3 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
01-Jun-17 to 22-Oct-17
$300/night $300/night
3 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 (5)

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  • The house is fantastic and with the best views in the World!!...

    The house is fantastic and with the best views in the World!! The only slight drawback is the very steep path down to the beach, and the stoney beach, but of course there are wonderful beaches all around. Overall 10/10.

    willes726 100%|1x Jan 2016

  • The view Nice private property and beach

    The view Nice private property and beach

    rezaer663 100%|3x Oct 2015

  • Views are incredible, amazing spot

    Views are incredible, amazing spot....we love it.

    sopher312 100%|3x Apr 2015

  • We loved this property, beautifully renovated with great facilities including two showers...

    We loved this property, beautifully renovated with great facilities including two showers (excellent pressure) and two toilets, spectacular views from every room make this property feel like luxury accommodation. The cabin which can be booked as well is equally well appointed. We loved the area, we kept our boat in a berth at the marina, snorkeling in Dolphin Bay right in front of the house and visiting Matapouri, the Poor Knights and lunch at the Marina. Very keen to book another holiday.

    lindon110 100%|6x Jan 2015

  • We all had an amazing stay at dolphin bay with million dollar...

    We all had an amazing stay at dolphin bay with million dollar views and a massive house and cabin for our group of friends. We didnt want to leave and hope to stay again next summer!

    Madeline Johnston 100%|2x Jan 2015

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