Absolute beach front luxury beach house at the gateway to New Zealand's famous Bay of Islands. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms sleep up to 13 guests. Unobstructed beach and Bay views with an endless procession of passing vessels and amazing sunsets. Direct access to a safe, sandy all tide swimming beach with no roads or dunes to cross. Tapeka is just two minutes from...> read more
... historic Russell village with island boat tours, attractions, shops, vineyard and restaurants. Only three hours drive from Auckland via the Opua car ferry. The outdoor living and entertaining area is superb with a large furnished deck and BBQ. A covered verandah surrounds the house with direct access from bedrooms and living area - just steps from the sandy beach. Three kayaks and a dinghy are available or swim to the diving pontoon in front. All linen and towels are supplied ready to walk in and enjoy. The Master bedroom is on a secluded wing of the house with king size bed, ensuite bathroom, LCD TV and sea views. The second and third bedrooms each have a queen and single with sea views. Directly behind the house at the same level is a large fourth bedroom / games room. This contains a King bed and three singles, two of which can be placed together to create another double. This room is popular with children and family units. Two portacots and infant equipment available. The mature grounds have ample off street parking and boat trailer turning with a good all tide boat ramp, ski lane and deep water mooring for guest use. Filleting station for the days catch, beer fridge and bait freezer. Tapeka is the closest launching point to the Bay and renowned fishing location. The grounds are ideal for children with a trampoline, beach toys and creek that they can dam or even catch an Eel. Fully equipped granite kitchen includes an ice maker, dish drawer dishwashers, gas hobs, microwave, 4 slice toaster, bodums, utensils, serving dishes etc. Laundry with auto washer and dryer. Entertainment includes a Bose home theatre, large LED flat screen TV, Sky satellite TV, Blu-ray/DVD player and outdoor deck speakers. A stereo, LCD TV and DVD is also provided in the large rear bedroom. Telephone and free high speed broadband Internet access with WiFi. The inside living area has a high timber ceiling, comfy leather sofas and a nautical theme with a Cape Cod feel. Lots of books, board games and DVD library. Panoramic sea and beach views extend through floor level windows and ranch sliders to the deck. TripAdvisor.com Best Russell Vacation Rental award. Official Qualmark 4.5 star rating and Enviro Silver sustainable tourism award. This is the ultimate beach holiday experience and ideal base to explore the Northern region of New Zealand.