Te Kereru Onetangi | BE MY GUEST

Bach or holiday home | Onetangi | #37274

8.8/10 (6 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Architecturally designed house
  • Sunny, with plentiful balconies on which to enjoy it!
  • Nestled in native bush, with lots of birdlife

Te Kereru is a unique and spectacular architecturally designed house, nestled in native forest above magnificent Onetangi Beach on Waiheke Island.

With a light and airy open-plan split level layout and unusual angles, it has a wonderfully, sunny living area, which opens onto a balcony with expansive views across the treetops to the sea. A wood burning stove means this is a warm and comfortable area year round. Up a few stairs is a spacious dining area, and a large well-equipped kitchen, with a magnificent natural wooden-topped workbench/island. This opens onto a further balcony, perched high up in the trees, with amazing views out to sea, with an outside table, chairs, sun umbrella and a gas BBQ. .

Completely surrounded by forest, there are multiple decks on which to sit, relax, watch the sun set, enjoy the privacy and seclusion, and listen to the native birdsong - tui and kereru (NZ native pigeon) are abundant. A few metres away is a track leading into the NZ Forest & Bird Waiheke Forest Reserve. Walk through the Reserve and down to the beach, or take other tracks through the mature forest to yet more spectacular views.

Downstairs there are three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a super-king bed (which can be split into two singles), and a luxurious ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower. It opens onto a large, completely private deck above the trees. There are two further bedrooms, one with a queen size bed, and one with a single, which also has a private deck. There is also a spacious family bathroom with a bath and an outdoor shower.

Te Kereru is located above Onetangi bay, a short stroll down to the lovely beach and cafes. Within a few minutes drive are many wineries, a supermarket and a golf course. The 2 ferries are within 15 minutes drive.

Minimum stay 2 nights except:

• 5 nights from mid December to mid January

• 4 nights over Easter

• 4 nights for bookings more than 6 months out

• 3 nights all public holiday weekends

Special conditions: Please note that due to the design and number of stairs, this house is not suitable for toddlers. The property is not to be used for any parties or gatherings.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Split King

  • Second Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Single Bedroom

    1 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $180.00 per stay (required)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Winter 3 for 2 offer - stay 3 nights or longer & get 1 FREE night! (Valid for stays May - Sept only) [Expires: 30-Sep-2018]

*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 (6)

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  • Nice bach with pleasant Bush and sea views

    Nice bach with pleasant Bush and sea views. Comfy beds!

    PennyMc 100%|7x Oct 2017

  • We loved it! House was warm and comfortable, we loved relaxing on...

    We loved it! House was warm and comfortable, we loved relaxing on the balcony with the view at night after a day of exploring the island, a wonderful retreat over the top of the trees. We drove to Onetangi to the Boathouse cafe and beach for breakfast (a great spot!) but you could easily have a nice walk down the hill we have young kids so walking back up a bit much. And was a lovely experience to stay in a designer style home. Thanks for an amazing and memorable Waiheke stay!

    HayleyWi14 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • Nice Property located within a short walk to the Beach

    Nice Property located within a short walk to the Beach. Our visit was in the winter and we found the wood burner inadequate. It struggled to heat up the house and the vents to turn the heater down did not work so in the morning its had burned out. We also felt the new shower room could do with an extract fan.

    ChrisHu28 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • Great property and location - fire place incredibly efficient!

    Great property and location - fire place incredibly efficient!

    AndreaQu5 100%|2x Jun 2017

  • Great property with great views nestled in the native bush above Onetangi...

    Great property with great views nestled in the native bush above Onetangi Beach. 900m walk down the road to the beach, or a slightly longer walk via Onetangi Bush Reserve for the more adventurous. Kitchen was well stocked, beds were super comfy with great linen. Great spacious open plan house. Lounge was great to chill out in on a rainy day, and the multiple decks were stunning to sit out on and enjoy a wine looking at the view. Only downside was the dryer was not working.

    danion874 100%|4x Apr 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks so much for your feedback Danion. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for letting us know about the dryer, this has now been fixed. Please come back again!

    Be_My_Guest 99%|531x

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