Bure Masi (House of Tapa)

Bach or holiday home | Russell | #36227

10/10 (6 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.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder season
23-Feb-17 to 17-Apr-17
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
3 night minimum stay
Low season
18-Apr-17 to 20-Dec-17
$180+/night $180+/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
$270+/night $270+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
6 night minimum stay
Shoulder season
21-Jan-18 to 23-May-18
$200+/night $200+/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (6)

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  • Fantastic property in a beautiful location

    Fantastic property in a beautiful location. It had all we needed and made for a wonderful family holiday in the Bay of Islands. Thanks Ron!

    StephenWh6 Feb 2017

  • Ron was very efficient and quick with directions and communications

    Ron was very efficient and quick with directions and communications. The house was very clean and very well equipped. The location was very central for the whole of Bay of Islands and only 300 metres or so from car ferry. Car ferry only $12.50 each way including passengers. A fantastic stay was had by whole family. A very very excellent property to stay at and perfect hosts. Thank you very much Ron for giving us a magic break. See you again. Hopefully this year. Thankyou Simon and Kate.

    Simon Clark new member Feb 2017

  • House was great

    House was great. Not much around, you'd have to go to Russell for any grocery but the house itself is brilliant, with lit of things included.

    rocco_n_roll new member Jan 2017

  • We had a wonderful holiday

    We had a wonderful holiday. The house was perfect, beautiful and quiet like a tropical paradise. Will definitely stay again.

    suege783 100%|7x Jan 2017

  • Lovely, spacious, clean and well equipped home

    Lovely, spacious, clean and well equipped home. Perfect for families. Loved the kayaks??

    Gwen Coleman 100%|1x Jan 2017

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