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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  • Great batch,Awesome location, excellent fishing

    Great batch,Awesome location, excellent fishing.Loads of flyers provided at batch of local attractions.

    crains43 100%|5x May 2009

  • Had a great time at this bach

    Had a great time at this bach. Very handy to the beach and it had a fantastic outlook. Kids loved the swing and hamock and their special cabin crew digs in the house. On the one day it rained there was still plenty of space for the children. The local community were really friendly and my family would love to come back again.

    rach73416 100%|5x Apr 2009

  • What a gem! A stunning and peaceful location, extremely friendly neighbours

    What a gem! A stunning and peaceful location, extremely friendly neighbours. Very child friendly. Well set out house for beach holiday. Fairly isolated so needed to be self sufficient which suited us perfectly. The best family holiday we have ever had. Thank you so much for allowing us to use your wonderful home!

    saraey97 100%|6x Mar 2008

  • Beautiful location and wonderful garden

    Beautiful location and wonderful garden. We wished that we could have stayed longer. The house was spotless on our arrival. The beachside bedrooms are fabulous, but I would be disapointed if I had had the Captains room as it is not nearly as nice. Also, there is no outside window and it got very hot in here and in the bunk room. Really friendly neightbours who bought us freashly caught snapper for our supper. Overall, a fantastic experience and I would recommend it.

    samaod192 100%|3x Jan 2008

  • Lying in the hammock staring out at the blue sea

    Lying in the hammock staring out at the blue I need to say more? Fantastic, loved it, wished we could have stayed for longer.

    DonnaDe4 100%|4x Nov 2007

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