The Pohutakawa Beach House at Tapuaetahi, Kerikeri.

Bach or holiday home | Tapuaetahi Beach | #2622

8.5/10 (15 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 8 Beds
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


This property has everything you need for a wonderful holiday. The position is stunning, right on the water's edge. Gaze at the beach under the boughs of a huge grandad pohutukawa. Sip wine under the palm tree. Launch your boat at the gateway to some of New Zealand's best fishing and dive sites. The beach is private and has two lagoons offering a safe, fun playground for children with estuaries and rock pools.

The house is one of the original beach houses that has evolved a unique charm over the years offering good indoor/outdoor living. It boasts two roomy waterfront queen bedrooms and a smaller charming captain's cabin with a queen and a fourth bunkroom with two single bunk beds leading off the large conservatory . There is a delightful little rustic antique caravan right on the waterfront that has a double bed suitable for either a young couple or an older child and also a child-size narrow single.

There is an optional roll out fence to keep young children contained and a sandpit in the front garden,

Total 8 in house and 2 in caravan.

Fabulous views of the beach and islands. An idyllic setting - oozing X-factor. You won't want to leave! 15 minutes to Waipapa for all shopping needs and 20 minute drive to the larger Kerikeri town with wide range of shops, eateries and markets.. Close to Kauri Cliffs golf course.

Golden beach is great for windsurfing , kiteboarding, sailing, fishing, diving and kayaking. Abundant fish and shellfish for the hunter-gatherers! Lagoons -ideal for beginners or children's watersports. Coastal walks, bird life, seals, green-lipped mussels. Cavalli islands nearby for boat trips. Rainbow Warrior dive site and Kauri Cliffs golf course 50mins drive away .Close to Bay of Islands, Paihia, Russell- boat trips, swim with the dolphins. Thriving town of Kerikeri 20 minutes away with many choices of local restaurants, wineries, large supermarkets, fabulous markets, arts and crafts, chocolate factory and many takeaways. Private beach with gated access with friendly and very safe community environment.

Special conditions:


Public holiday weekends/Easter/Labour weekend etc $350/night. Minimum booking fee $600.

Please call for special rates for longer stays in shoulder and off season periods.

This home is available for longer winter lets.

Cancellation policy- if cancelled within 30 days of booking (14 Feb-14 Dec) or 90 days of booking (15 Dec -13 Feb) cost is 100% of letting fee minus any days that are re-let.

No smoking

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to leave the house tidy and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/ duvet covers/pillow cases). We provide duvets, pillows, tea towels, dishcloth etc.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Captain's cabin

    1 x Queen bed

  • Crew's quarters

    2 x Bunk bed

  • Rustic Caravan

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Narrow single bed

  • Waterfront bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Waterfront bedroom 2

    1 x Cot
    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (25)

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  • Location: superb

    Location: superb. Like stepping back into an idyllic 70s world. House: a lovely, rambling 70s bach with partly modernised facilities. Particularly liked the hammocks under the pohutakawa and the outdoor BBQ/dining deck. For the "connected" generation it could be improved by having wireless and it would also be good to have a modern coffee machine. A really welcoming touch would be if manchester was provided and beds were made up on arrival.

    Mickocan 100%|1x Feb 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks Mick for your comments. We are investigating wireless for next season.

    DebbieFe1 100%|25x

  • Great location and very comfortable accomodation

    Great location and very comfortable accomodation.

    pamon642 100%|9x Jun 2015

  • Right on the water, very iconic!

    Right on the water, very iconic!

    tracwn891 100%|6x Apr 2015

  • Lovely, well equipped, spacious bach with awesome views

    Lovely, well equipped, spacious bach with awesome views. Great fishing over the hill from the rocks. Would highly recommend to anyone.

    RobertLa2 100%|8x Jul 2014

  • It is right on the water and great acces for fishing

    It is right on the water and great acces for fishing

    Harry 100%|1x May 2014

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