360 degree views Hauraki Gulf, comfortable home

Bach or holiday home | Rakino Island | #35787

  • 10 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Walking distance to 2 beautiful, picture postcard, child - safe sandy beaches
  • Rock - fish for snapper, kahawai, kingfish, and at night fish for squid off the wharf
  • Relax on the deck, enjoy the view of the gulf, listen to music, and be entertained by the tuis.

The house is decorated inside in and out with a music theme, and music can be played from dawn through to into the night. Our deck, as well as the lounge, is set up with speakers, and guests spend many hours sitting on the deck admiring the view, listening to their favourite music through their iPad.

As we live a few minutes from the house, we can assist/ guide our guests in how to manage our Eco house. As I am a keen fisherman, I am on hand to explain the tides and explain how to get to the best land- based fishing spots.

Doc eradicated rats from Rakino 9 years ago and since then the native bird population has exploded. We have set up feeders for tuis and bellbirds on the deck, and these birds entertain with their song, and their antics.

Guests can cook by fire, with a little guidance. The fire is not only used is for cooking, but also is used to warm the house, and provides the house with hot water. The fire, of course, is not the only way to cook, as it has a gas cook - top, and gas - heated water.

There is a regular ferry service to Rakino from downtown Auckland, as well as from the North Shore through the summer. This service can be downloaded from Belaire ferries website. Also, there are water taxis that have regular runs, or can be specifically hired. These run from Auckland and Waiheke. We can advise you further about the water taxis. We can also arrange pickup and delivery to / from the Rakino wharf for the short trip to the holiday home.

There are no shops on the island, so all provisions need to be brought with you onto Rakino, again we can talk to you about that.

There are 3 kilometres of road and the beaches are within a short walk.

If needed, and by arrangement, we have a loft that sleeps an additional couple, which means possibly 10 can be accommodated. Besides the bathroom, there is another toilet.

Special conditions: The house is an eco house, as Rakino is " off - the - grid" . We have a superior solar system but at times power needs to be managed if a number of days are not sunny. We live a few houses away and can offer on - the - spot guidance with this. Solar power systems cannot cope with toasters, heaters, hair driers or straighteners, and so they cannot be used. The house runs on tank water, and although there are two large tanks, showers are limited to 10 minutes a day per person.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Canoe(s)
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • SKY TV ®
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1, upstairs

    Superior queen and single posture - perfect beds. Views over the Hauraki Gulf, and separate small lounge area

    1 x Queen bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 2, upstairs

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3,downstairs

    Superior queen posture - perfect bed

    1 x Queen bed

  • Loft bedroom

    Incredible views of islands in the Hauraki gulf, and high window that allows guests to lie in bed and see the unpolluted night sky

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $75.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Off peak tarrif
26-Oct-16 to 30-Nov-16
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $40/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak season
01-Dec-16 to 20-Feb-17
$250+/night $275+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $40/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Off peak tarrif
21-Feb-17 to 26-Oct-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $40/night; Children: $30/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

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