Tawahi; the other side of the sea

Other | Whangarei Heads | #39957

9.6/10 (17 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Mountain ridge to Ocean views Tawahi sits 180m above sea level overlooking the South Pacific Ocean to the Poor Knights. Central to Kauri Mountain and Ocean Beach, Whangarei Heads and Mt Manaia the house is just 5-6 minutes drive to Parua Bay village in this area of outstanding natural beauty. The house provides a self contained peaceful, comfortable and special space to relax. Its the perfect place from which to explore the beautiful beaches, tracks and crystal clear waters that welcome you to swim, paddle and play. Built on the principles of the "Tiny House" movement, Tawahi is not small, but combines good design and eco-friendly materials with great craftsmanship to create a clever comfortable and contemporary space in which you can relax and enjoy all the comforts of a 2 bedroom dwelling. Modern induction hob, oven, and all the gear you and your friends and family need to kick back and relax. The road up to the Tawahi provides unsurpassed views of Whangarei Heads, Ocean Beach and the Eastern side of Mount Manaia. This is a truly special place beautifully positioned to see it all and yet within just a few minutes drive of the cafes and shops of Parua Bay. The steep bush is home to Fern birds, Harriers, Swallows and you may even hear local Kiwis call at night. there are a dozen beaches within as many minutes and with access to paddle boards, kayaks and kit everything is here for you to enjoy everything the area has to offer. Its a truly special place.

Special conditions:

Go a little quiet after dark and there's a good chance you'll hear the wild kiwis we have in our bush. Although the deck is fully compliant at almost a metre off the ground it is not suitable for very small children and caution is advised near its edges

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


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

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x King bed
    1 x Narrow single 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 (18)

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  • Jonny was an excellent host - very helpful, thorough, and quick to...

    Jonny was an excellent host - very helpful, thorough, and quick to reply to messages. Everyone who stayed at Tawahi enjoyed the beautiful home and amazing views. Comfortable, cosy and not too far from Auckland for a short break. A must visit!

    Jehan C. Sep 2018

  • We loved this place, highly recommended!

    We loved this place, highly recommended!

    CaraTiny 100%|3x Jun 2018

  • Fantastic location

    Fantastic location. Peaceful and off the beaten tracks.

    isabux124 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • This is an incredible bach, comfy and well equipped

    This is an incredible bach, comfy and well equipped.The views are stunning. I would really recommend staying here!

    DonaghMacMahon 100%|7x Apr 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Great having you gang stay here and so glad you made the most of the area; certainly welcome back to enjoy the craic anytime

    JonnyG 100%|17x

  • Fantastic tranquil place with wonderful panoramic views

    Fantastic tranquil place with wonderful panoramic views. Well equipped, cute modern property that has thought of everything in cleverly designed spaces. Very clean and tidy, quality appliances, bedding and bathroom. Great location with a sense of isolation but only a few minutes from numerous beaches, Parua village and pub. Very comfortable, relaxing bach and found it hard to leave. If returning to the area this would definitely be my first choice accommodation. Cheers!

    stevete1 100%|3x Mar 2018

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