A glass house overlooking the ocean

Bach or holiday home | Tuateawa | #7226

10/10 (46 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Modern architecturally designed glass house (1 x double bed/open plan by Melling Morse) overlooking the sea at Tuateawa, north-east of Coromandel town.

This bach has been featured in '100 Dream Homes from Down Under' , 'House and Garden' February 2012 and 'Big House Little House'.

The bach is located beside a large Pohutakawa tree with intimate sea views below and beyond to Mercury Island and the surrounding native bush. Excellent views from the jetty deck when dolphins or Orcas visit the bay. Also great for viewing Tuateawa's surf break when it's working.

The 1970s Chevron caravans are located across the lawn from the deck of the house. The orange one is private owners use only. The blue caravan is for storage of recreational equipment.

There is an additional shower and toilet outside the house.

A natures lover's retreat with Tui, Kereru, Kaka, pheasants and quail visiting. Leave an outside light on at night and Puriri moths bring Morepork owls right on to the deck.

Tuateawa has a stony beach which is good for kayaking, fishing, snorkelling and swimming at high tide. Great for rock pool exploring. Look for Eagle rays at low tide in the shallows.

The Tuateawa boat ramp is just down the road for the launching of kayaks and tin boats.

While 10 minutes further north are the classic sandy swimming beaches of Little Bay and Waikawau.

Little Bay is a sheltered bay, a great safe beach for children, with a lagoon and Pohutukawa trees for shade. Waikawau beach is a beautiful long stretch of golden sand, with good waves, popular with board riders and surf casters. Waikawau campground has a shop during the summer months for essentials.

Special conditions:

MAXIMUM 2 GUESTS - One bedroom only in house.

FULL LINEN and TOWELS provided for all guests.


Not suitable for toddlers.

CD player, stereo amp and tannoy speakers provided, plug in your device.

No TV coverage, but a TV monitor with a selection of movies plus DVD player.

Minimum 7 days over Xmas/New Year.

Smoking allowed outside only.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • main/bach

    1 x Double 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 (79)

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  • We loved our stay here - beautifully designed house perfectly positioned to...

    We loved our stay here - beautifully designed house perfectly positioned to make the most of the amazing sea views. Home had all we needed and more! Would highly recommend and we look forward to coming back again. Thanks Grant + Cathy!

    Grace C. Oct 2018

  • what a magical place to stay - lived up to the pictures...

    what a magical place to stay - lived up to the pictures would definitely stay again

    DebbieMa36 100%|3x Jul 2018

  • Amazing property and very well equipped

    Amazing property and very well equipped. Will definitely be back!

    PhillipC4130 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Very special house in a unique location with mesmerizing views

    Very special house in a unique location with mesmerizing views.

    TomasG34 100%|3x Feb 2018

  • Amazing place stay

    Amazing place stay.. Exceeded our expectations. The views are breathtaking, the home has so much character and allowed you to enjoy the views from so many different places. The home was clean and tidy, which made the stay so comfortable. The owners had thought of everything, leaving you wanting for nothing but to relax and take it all in! A memorable stay :)

    CarinaO8 100%|1x Dec 2017

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