A NZ architects holiday home

Bach or holiday home | Palm Beach | #34158

7.5/10 (17 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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 and restaurants. The village also includes various Art Centres, a Four Square supprette, Fruit and Veg shops and 2 Liquor stores. Oneroa is the only place you will find ATM machines.

Special conditions:

Smoking allowed outside only.

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Spa pool
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master bedroom

    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 was exactly as it was shown on the booking and...

    The house was exactly as it was shown on the booking and instructions were simply and easy to follow. Would highly recomend this place for somebody looking for something a little different.

    aprescott5 100%|1x Jul 2018

  • Great location

    Great location. Very private despite being so close to neighbours. The design the property is beautiful. The cleanliness of the property however, was a disappointment. We were hoping for a relaxing couple of days away. However, the kitchen was dirty, hence we couldn't cook and relax at the property. The spa vents look like they've never been cleaned. For a relaxing trip, we spent as much time away from the property as we could. Overall a very disappointing stay for the price asked.

    Kimmy 100%|1x Apr 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for your feedback which we appreciate. We have now changed our cleaning service and have passed on your concerns about the vents to the spa maintenance company for immediate action.

    richard116 99%|734x

  • Great place to stay for the weekend

    Great place to stay for the weekend. It could use a couple of extra things. Citronella candles, insect repellent, bathroom hooks, and coffee plunger (thanks for providing pods for the nespresso).

    jareer943 100%|7x Apr 2018

  • No doubt that this property looks amazing and is beautifully constructed

    No doubt that this property looks amazing and is beautifully constructed. It 's well located - far enough away from the crowds but close enough to cafes, the supermarket and the town centre. All the basic amenities (including towels and kitchen utensils and cutlery etc) were available. The water supply in the bathroom had a very strong smell (both the sink and the shower) and looked a bit brown, so this could be improved. Bring insect repellent as there are a lot of bugs at night.

    edmuan286 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • 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

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