Bure Masi (House of Tapa)

Bach or holiday home | Russell | #36227

10/10 (13 ratings)
  • 7 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Situated on the point at Okiato with water access by tracks on two sides, to beach and water toys
  • Large secluded and sheltered deck with outdoor furniture overlooking lawn and bush.
  • Great for boaties

When people first come to our home they often remark “You have a nice spot here” and now we are able to share it with you!

We are at Okiato, that’s where you get off the vehicle ferry when heading to Russell.

The section has a number of fruit trees (pear, plum, orange, mandarin, lemon, tamarillo, grape and passionfruit) and a vegetable garden, which you are most welcome to sample.

There is plenty of off street easy access parking for cars and trailers.

It’s very suitable for children. Situated at the end of a quiet no exit street, its fully fenced, has plenty of lawn, no high decks or stairs, there is a trampoline, dinghy, kayaks and a safe beach only 150 metres away down a track directly across the road. There are also games, books and DVD’s for when the “Winterless Northland” doesn’t live up to its name.

If you have a boat you can leave it on our mooring (about 200m from the house, max 11m vessell). There is a launching ramp next to the ferry landing and the dinghy and four kayaks are kept on the foreshore by the mooring.

If you like walking, the track to Russell starts just down the road, or catch the car ferry to Opua (5 mins away and only $1 for a foot passenger) and walk the track to Paihia (about 5 km). For the more adventurous, do the full circle, walk to Russell, passenger ferry to Paihia, walk to Opua, vehicle ferry back home! If you bring bikes, there is the old railway line track to Kawakawa (bikes are free on the ferry)

So after enjoying all the activities on offer, rinse off under the outdoor shower and relax in the sun or in the shade of the rimu, totara and manuka trees, or lie in a hammock while watching the birds

When you rent our home you will be met on arrival by the owner who will show you around. We will then go away on our boat but will still be in the greater Bay or Islands area should you need assistance.

We think its paradise, come and see what you think!

Special conditions: Families preferred No smoking on site No pets.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dinghy
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Playstation ®
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Vehicle available
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bua - Master bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • Langakali - 2nd bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Macou - 3rd bedroom

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $125.00 per stay (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Available Low and Shoulder seasons only.

  • Gifts & giveaways: Gold card discount. 20% off for stays of 7 days or more. Valid 18/04/17 to 20/12/17, includes school and public holidays. [Expires: 20-Dec-2017]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low season
27-Jun-17 to 20-Dec-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
3 night minimum stay
High season
21-Dec-17 to 20-Jan-18
$290+/night $290+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
6 night minimum stay
Shoulder season
21-Jan-18 to 15-Apr-18
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
3 night minimum stay
Low season
16-Apr-18 to 27-Jun-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
3 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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  • Great location

    Great location. Clean and like a home away from home

    Samkorewha 100%|1x Jun 2017

  • Wonderful location on the 'other' side of Russell (Okiato)

    Wonderful location on the 'other' side of Russell (Okiato). A short drive to the main centre. A very private and quiet area with a 1 minute walk down the track to a small beach or another short walk to a bigger beach. We loved using the kayaks and dinghy provided and even managed to catch a fish using the rod provided! We appreciated there being lifejackets for kids as well as toys, games and table tennis to keep them busy. The house is fabulous and has everything you need. Lovely outlook!

    Pknz2015 new member Jun 2017

  • Very handy location(close to the car ferry)

    Very handy location(close to the car ferry). Warm and comfortable house. Loads of amenities with all the mod cons. The kids loved the trampoline,the kayaks and dingy. Abundant fruit and veggies made it a memorable stay.

    SriniK48 100%|6x Apr 2017

  • What a beautiful spot! Tucked away and quiet, surrounded by mature trees...

    What a beautiful spot! Tucked away and quiet, surrounded by mature trees full of tui and keruru, this house has everything you need. Tidy and clean with modern facilities and the extras made all the difference. Plasma cars for the kids to ride on the deck (and they did so every day), kayaks with lifejackets provided, hammocks, the list goes on. Short walk to beautiful secluded beach, regenerating forest only a short walk away. Couldn't recommend this place enough.

    AndrewDo14 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Beautiful Bach with an amazing and edible garden, great views, great nearby...

    Beautiful Bach with an amazing and edible garden, great views, great nearby beach, beautiful small town of Russell nearby and a wonderful host. This place is perfect for families as there is a trampoline, plasma cars and plenty of toys and puzzles for kids. Kayaks too!

    ShannonMi4 100%|4x Mar 2017

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