Stunning views from Dolphin Bay's first home

Bach or holiday home | Tutukaka Coast | #29267

9/10 (8 ratings)
  • 12 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Single bed

  • Cabin

    2 x Single bed


Maybe booked

*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 (8)

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  • Such an amazing property

    Such an amazing property. We still can't get over the views. Photos don't do justice to the place. Highly recommended. It has everything you need for a pleasant stay with plenty of room and privacy.

    DoreenKu2 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Absolutely magic property

    Absolutely magic property. Stunning views and very private. Ideal for our family celebration.

    LaurieSh2 100%|8x Jan 2018

  • There is a spectacular view but The property itself is pretty rundown...

    There is a spectacular view but The property itself is pretty rundown and was not overly clean when we arrived, especially the kitchen floor. The fridge would not stay closed so there were constantly large pools of water on the floor and food not cold enough. The main shower was badly clogged and flooded the bathroom when we used it. view was amazing but place needs sprucing up. Also no wifi which I missed when booking cause Other four houses booked on this trip had it. Long way for Groceries.

    tracyme4 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • 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%|4x Oct 2015

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