A NZ architects holiday home

Bach or holiday home | Palm Beach | #34158

7.8/10 (13 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • A NZ architects holiday home with north facing decks with bush views.
  • Wooden walk ways to a secluded spa and an outdoor fire pit.
  • 15 min walk to little Palm Beach

For a limited time only, Chris Tate is offering his iconic private retreat for others to enjoy. Shortlisted for the NZ HOME of the Year 2015 and featured in Elle Decor Italy magazine, this house is like no other. Chris wanted to capture the back-to-basics simplicity of a camping holiday when he designed his "Tent House" at Palm Beach on Auckland's Waiheke Island.

The dramatic interior has a minimalist edge incorporating designer furniture. A sun-drenched deck and boardwalks lead to a spa pool and fire pit set amongst lush native bush. The house has an indoor/outdoor bluetoothed sound system and striking landscape lighting make this the ultimate couples escape. Centrally located, the Tent House is perfectly positioned for exploring vineyards and only five minutes from Palm Beach and the supermarket. There is a handy bus stop right outside. Staying here is an unforgettable experience, so reserve your booking while you still can.

One bedroom with Queen bed.

In bathroom is shower with toilet and vanity.

Modern kitchen with full facilities inclu electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and Nespresso machine.

In lounge Bluetooth stereo with tablet, wireless internet access with comfortable couch to take it all in.

Dining room table with seating for 2.

Washing machine and dryer available. All linen and cleaning included.

North facing decks with bush views. 2 sunloungers 2 bean bags with wooden walk ways to a secluded spa and an outdoor fire pit (with hot plate for cooking on) the perfect setting, to relax and unwind.

Close-by Attractions:

15 min walk to little Palm Beach. A short drive into Oneroa Beach and village with a variety of shops, banks, the post office, gas station, cafes & restaurants. The village also includes various Art Centres, a Four Square supprette, Fruit & Veg shops and 2 Liquor stores. Oneroa is the only place you will find ATM machines.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only.


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Spa pool
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
19-Feb-18 to 30-Apr-18
$325/night $325/night
2 night minimum stay
01-May-18 to 30-Sep-18
$275/night $275/night
2 night minimum stay
01-Oct-18 to 19-Dec-18
$325/night $325/night
2 night minimum stay
20-Dec-18 to 10-Jan-19
$425/night $425/night
7 night minimum stay
11-Jan-19 to 30-Apr-19
$325/night $325/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-May-19 to 19-May-19
$325/night $325/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 (13)

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  • Beautiful design no doubt, though it isn't the most practical for tall...

    Beautiful design no doubt, though it isn't the most practical for tall people. Nice for a brief holiday though the novelty of a tent house wears off after the 5th or 6th bruise on the head... The location was great, just around the corner from the morning markets, bus stop was right outside. Spa was lovely, nice and secluded in the bush. insect repellent was provided which we loved! When we arrived we noticed the stairs were a little sticky and there were many cobwebs in the really tall corners.

    ChristineM92 100%|6x Apr 2017

  • A unique property

    A unique property. Nice bush setting. Good location easy walk to beach, supermarket and bus stop close by.

    caroan429 100%|57x Apr 2017

  • Beautiful bach

    Beautiful bach. Their was a little bit of maintenance needed on the spa and would be better if situated further from the road. Weren't a fan off the water (smelt) but the house itself is a piece of art.

    zoeF3562 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • A neat architectural house and the spot had close access by car...

    A neat architectural house and the spot had close access by car to Ostend township and Palm beach. However the household water supply was not usable for drinking or showering (brown and had a very sulphuric smell and taste). This is not a case of the visitors not being used to tank water as we have a tank water supply on our own property. We informed Richard and purchased filtered water to get around the issue which was very inconvenient. Will be a good place to stay once this issue is resolved.

    willge658 100%|5x Feb 2017

  • Gorgeous oasis right next to a bus stop

    Gorgeous oasis right next to a bus stop. The spa was fantastic.

    AnnieMi3 100%|2x Dec 2016

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