Bure Masi (House of Tapa)

Bach or holiday home | Russell | #36227

9.9/10 (20 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 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
  • 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*

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $125.00 per stay (optional)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • 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
17-Oct-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 17-Oct-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 (20)

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  • Great place and superb location

    Great place and superb location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. My kids cannot wait to get back.

    RavinaR1 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • Has most things great for kids too...

    Has most things great for kids too

    PaulS869 new member Oct 2017

  • Property is absolutely lovely! Listening to all the birds - specially the...

    Property is absolutely lovely! Listening to all the birds - specially the Tuis, their so beautiful. very private and comfortable. Its really a home away from home!!!

    HayleyTa6 100%|1x Sep 2017

  • Property and location were fantastic

    Property and location were fantastic. Quiet, spacious, had absolutely everything we needed. The beds were comfortable, the bach was warm, water was hot. The yard is lovely with lots of fresh fruit to pick.

    AndreaDo10 new member Aug 2017

  • Fantastic property

    Fantastic property. Very well set up, everything you need and more. The wood fire and other heating made the house perfect for a winter get away. Kids loved the table tennis table and playstation, and the kayaks were great fun too.

    JoelK344 100%|2x Jul 2017

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