Secluded beach, magic gardens, fantastic fishing

Apartment | Papa Aroha | #5621

8.9/10 (7 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Rental includes pre-paid use of nearby launching ramp, tractor, boat wash and fish cleaning tables
  • Use of sunny sub-tropical garden, sunbathing spots, and dinner/gin deck overlooking sea and sunsets
  • Adjacent to crystal clear waters of virtually private beach and delightful coast and bush rambles

Ground floor, spacious, luxurious apartment in a Coromandel artist's locally celebrated landmark property - own courtyard garden, beautiful shared garden, and masses of parking for cars and boats. Designer decor with quality furnishings in comfortable Tuscan style. Very fully equipped - all linen supplied.

On Colville Road, just 13 km north of Coromandel town. Coastal position to enjoy sea and beaches with great sea views from gardens and lookout. Easy but discrete track (3 min walk) through lush native forest reserve to reach very secluded swimming, picnicking and sunbathing beach.

You will often hear kiwis at night in the adjacent bush reserve, and you can join the generations of families who have photographed their children on the historic "Big Tomato" (visit him on his own new Facebook page "The Big Tomato PapaAroha")

This is an excellent base for exploring the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. Enjoy good fishing and swimming, local bush and river walks. Only a few minutes’ drive to Driving Creek Railway and other fascinating local tourist attractions. Plenty of room for boats and cars - this is your perfect basecamp for Kings of the Coromandel fishing competition, and for cycle and kayak teams or film crews.

This is also a perfect base from which to enjoy the Great Coromandel Arts Trail. With glass, ceramic, jewellery, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, carving, textile and fibre art, woodworking there really is something for everyone!

Visiting in autumn is a separate treat. More settled weather than summer, mirror-like sea, magic sunsets, collect blackberries for your breakfast porridge or cereal. No traffic. And your almost private beach becomes your pretty much absolutely private beach.

Special conditions: Minimum booking is for 2 nights (3 nights school holidays unless agreed and fitting with other bookings). Minimum charge as for 4 people applies 20 Dec - 31 January.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Launching ramp, tractor, boat and fish cleaning FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (required)
  • 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. Excludes school & public holidays.

  • Gifts & giveaways: Authors, Artists, and Anglers Retreats: 25% discount for stays of 14-29 days, 30% discount for stays of 30 days or more. Applies from Friday after Easter to December 10.

  • Gifts & giveaways: Great Coromandel Arts Tour. Free Arts Tour pass with your accommodation on Arts Tour weekends Check out for Arts Tour dates and details.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High Season
07-Feb-16 to 02-May-16
$130+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
03-May-16 to 20-Oct-16
$110+/night $110+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
High Season
21-Oct-16 to 22-Dec-16
$130+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
23-Dec-16 to 31-Jan-17
$170+/night $170+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
4 night minimum stay
High Season
01-Feb-17 to 30-Apr-17
$130+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
01-May-17 to 07-May-17
$110+/night $110+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay

Reviews (22)

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  • LindaGr10
    100%|1x Jan 2016

    It had all the facilities for a 'home away from home".
  • Pete1069
    100%|1x Jan 2016

    We had a wonderful stay in the Coromandel and enjoyed the area immensely. We water taxied out to an island and caught snapper (slightly too small) fished in the sea through the reserve across the road and caught snapper (mostly small) but on the last morning caught one nice pan size of 35cm. We felt that the Big Red Tomato was a great base to explore from, and our only negatives are that it seems very dark inside compared to the photos and we had to re wash some dishes that had been used.
  • PhilB375
    100%|1x Nov 2015

    great place and best people to deal with.
  • marcdy532
    100%|5x Jun 2015

    Great location with good hosts.
  • Atom84
    100%|2x Mar 2015

    Nice and quiet, beautiful beach very private
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