Bure Masi (House of Tapa)

Bach or holiday home | Russell | #36227

10/10 (40 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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 wh...


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Playstation ®
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bua - Master bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • Langakali - 2nd bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Macou - 3rd bedroom

    1 x Single bed


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*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 (40)

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  • Couldn't be better

    Couldn't be better. Bure Masi is beautiful, feels like you're in Fiji without the airfares! We'll be back.

    Hendrikx 100%|4x Jul 2018

  • A little gem, very well maintained and well stocked with all things...

    A little gem, very well maintained and well stocked with all things holiday makers would need. Warm, cosy, extremely comfortable and self sufficient. The fireplace and chinmera made the cold wet weather enjoyable. The table tennis and trampoline were great fun. The fruit and vege garden, a delight! Set admist lush green surroundings and with lovely sea views, Bure Masi proved to be a truly wonderful holiday destination.

    ananak637 100%|4x Jun 2018

  • Great spot, good amenities and we will be back

    Great spot, good amenities and we will be back.

    morgan293 100%|1x May 2018

  • Extremely clean, close to Russell, fantastic little extras in the bach and...

    Extremely clean, close to Russell, fantastic little extras in the bach and so cosy.

    TazzBernRams 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • The house has all you can dream of

    The house has all you can dream of. The view is unbelievable. The garden is beautiful and you can pick up some delicious vegetables. The house is cosy. We hope to come back one day !

    FannyFrenchy 100%|2x Apr 2018

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