Historic Lodge, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 12). Can sleep up to 20.
I am a Christian who has a great vision for this property. I want to use it for Christian purposes including training people, restoring people, hosting boutique weddings, corporate retreats, and health and fitness retreats.
Julian purchased this Lodge in 2008
Why Julian chose Rawhiti
I just adore old character homes. Unlike new modern homes, these historic homes have a personality. They tell a story. They are like a well loved and adored grand parent! Truly, Oke Bay Lode is like that. As soon as you walk in, you'll feel the warmth and the love in the atmosphere. If you read the visitors comments in our visitors book, these are common themes. There is a peace here that absolutely unique. To know what I am talking about you have to come and judge it for yourself.
What makes this Lodge unique
Peaceful. Quiet. Private. Isolated. 3 new bathrooms. Brand new fully equipped kitchen. Clean. Personality plus! Very rare to find a property like this with no neighbours on either side for 200m and a beach on both sides, one of them world class and world famous. I love swimming with dolphins and being out in New Zealand's finest beach and bush location.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 20 (sleeps up to 20 adults)
- The Lodge has beds for 12 but guests often put up tents on the front lawn for overflow. There are luxurious mattresses available for inside the tents
What a piece of hidden paradise!!!
This beautiful property was a great surprise. It was located steps away from the best beach in NZ Oke Bay!!! Wow so magical.
Now for the property, Stunning home, with sun and shade around the full property. Feels like home, cozy and relaxing. Great kitchen with everything you would think off. Awesome to have two full fridges.. The front deck with a shaded roof and huge patio round table looking out to the water is beautiful.. With rocking chairs and a bbq and best of all, coming from a spin instructor, this place had a high quality spin bike. This made my trip, waking up every morning with such a view and hitting that bike hard.
The town of Russel was a lovely evening in for some lovely music and wine with cute shops.
This is a place I will be coming back to, another reason is to hike the Cape Brett Hike which is also right next to the beautiful home.
What a great stay we had, it was sad to leave.
Stacy and Gord from Canada!!!
Thank you Stacy for your lovely comments. We work very hard to give our guests the very best experience, and I am so glad to hear you experienced what we wanted you to experience! We'd love to have you back anytime. You are a 5 star A+++ rated guest.
Our extended group stayed for 3 weeks at the Lodge. For many of us it was the first time we'd spent time in the Bay of Islands.
The Lodge is wonderful, the views are world class. The property - gardens, verandahs, decks are all very appealing and make for excellent outdoors living. Lots of thoughtful features throughout, and its clear a lot of love and labour has gone into the property.
Steep stairs might restrict the less able-bodied - but other than that - close to perfect.
Julian and his team a very available and helpful.
We'll be back.
Thanks Jon and your team. You were the perfect guests and lots of fun to boot. Can't wait to have you all back. You made hosting such a pleasure!
This is an amazing holiday destination where you can relax and enjoy the spectacular surroundings. The house has amazing character with all the facilities you need for a large group of people. We spent a lot of time on the deck just enjoying the views , birds and peaceful surroundings Looking forward to visiting again
Tremendous property for a retreat to a very scenic location with beaches...
Tremendous property for a retreat to a very scenic location with beaches for swimming and many walking trails.
Probably the best bach I have ever stayed in the last 20 years.
Although the receptionist accidentally duplicated the booking, the owner has tried his best to accomodate us and fix the problem.
Great service and we will definitely come back again!
Huge decks at back and front for entertaining. Large lawn area for playing/tents. Dolphins often come into Oke Bay and many a visitor to Oke Bay Villa has swum with them. If you are into walking or trail biking, you won't be disappointed. There are many interesting walks and trails: old whaling station, Kauri forest, sunken ship wreck, and many other shorter walks in and around Rawhiti. Once you are there, and you settle in, believe me, you won't want to go anywhere else! But if you do...Other things to do include: visit Russell's historic township and once the colonial capital of New Zealand (35 minutes by car). In and around Russell are Russell Museum; Big game fishing in the outer waters of the Bay of Islands Adventure; Parks; Art galleries; R Tucker Thompson tall sailing ship which cruises the islands; Sunset cruising; Restaurants, Cafes, and Wineries; Boat cruises around the Bay of Islands; The 'Hole in the Rock'; Horse riding ; The Okiato-Opua car ferry; Kayaking in the sheltered waters of the harbour; Opua to Paihia Coastal walk; Orongo Bay oyster farms; Sport fishing; Sunday markets at Kerikeri - 45 minutes north; Water-sports, diving, snorkeling and surfing; Yachting and twilight sailing (seasonal); Native forests and glow-worm caves.Points of Interest: Christ Church in Russell, the oldest church in NZ; Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Pompellier Mission, Flagstaff/Te Maiki Hill etc. Walks: Walkway from Rawhiti to the historic whaling station at Whangamumu; Walkway from Okiato to Orongo Bay; Walkway to Cape Brett Lighthouse.To watch a great video of the property, go to You Tube and search for "cape brett walking track and Oke Bay Lodge". NB: The $110 is only for a SINGLE person renting the whole 6 bedroom Lodge. The price per person goes down per night per person when large groups stay i.e. We have a sliding scale of costs. Basically, the bigger the group who stay, the cheaper the per person per night rate becomes.
When you book, we ask you for a $500 bond which is refunded to you if you leave the Lodge like you found it.
There are security cameras operating to protect you the guest, and our beautiful home.