The Lookout - Expansive architecturally designed home

Bach or holiday home | Tryphena | #29459

8.9/10 (17 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Welcome to our piece of paradise. Set in native bush and surrounded by landscaped gardens, this spacious, architecturally designed house has expansive views over the Tryhpena Harbour to Coromandel and beyond. Set on a 4ha property, and located well off the road this well-appointed house can offer you privacy and relaxation.

With three large double sized bedrooms, one with en-suite, bathroom and separate shower room, expansive open plan living and kitchen areas flowing out to substantial decks this eco-friendly house can offer you a holiday to remember.

There is an extensive library, selection of games and a fascinating collection of artefacts collected from around the world. While here you are welcome to explore the organic garden where everything from vegetables, peaches, nectarines can be gathered depending on the season.

A 4 wheel drive vehicle is recommended as the driveway is relatively steep as the house is on a ridge overlooking the harbour.

A short drive to safe swimming beaches, cafes, shops, tennis court and bars.

Explore the delights of Great Barrier Island, with it's stunning walks, white sand beaches, natural hot pools, whales and dolphins, fishing etc etc or just relax in the houswith it's smart TV, extensive book and DVD libraries, stunning scenery. Watch the stars from your own bed.

Come and enjoy!!!!!!!

Check out the vimeo by Paul Wolffram and centres on the house and his holiday on the island in September 2014

Please note that due to the high demand over the three weeks after Christmas we cannot give any discounts

Special conditions:

Smoking allowed on outside decks only

Pets allowed with prior approval

Deck not suitable for small children

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


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed

  • Master Bedroom with ensuite

    1 x Queen 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 (17)

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  • The house is set in the most perfect location with spectacular views...

    The house is set in the most perfect location with spectacular views from every window. The sunsets and dawns every day were stunning. Living in the house is easy and the decor and books were truly appreciated. Loved the tui song, the kaka visits, the fresh vegetables and eggs! I would hire a 4WD next time for the driveway.

    NicoleBa13 100%|1x Jan 2019

  • Start unwinding as soon as you make your way up the native...

    Start unwinding as soon as you make your way up the native bush lined driveway. The Lookout is the ultimate relaxation retreat. We had the most idyllic and magical week, which we will treasure for years to come. The house has everything you need and the views are breathtaking.

    PennTrev 100%|2x Apr 2018

  • We had a wonderful week here - it was a gorgeous place...

    We had a wonderful week here - it was a gorgeous place for writing: comfortable, peaceful, well-equipped and a short (if steep!) walk to Tryphena and the beach. Superb.

    EmmaFerg 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • Lovely bach

    Lovely bach. Well equipped with stunning views. 4WD needed for the driveway.

    CamBurt 100%|2x Dec 2017

  • The property was very nicely presented and furnished

    The property was very nicely presented and furnished. A 'home-away from home'. The garden with fresh herbs and vegetables was a nice. I admit we harvested some lettuce leaves and a nearly over mature fennel bulb; it made a beautiful fresh salad. The previous tenets were correct ion pointing out that the driveway is step and long and tested our aged team to limit. Call us lazy but we rented a 4x4 for the duration.

    PeterSt51 100%|1x Dec 2017

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