175° East - Ruru House

11 Mason Road, Medlands Beach, Great Barrier Island
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

This house is one of three houses for rent on the same property. All houses are uniquely private and within walking distance. Ruru House is a contemporary open plan design comprising kitchen, dining, lounge area, three bedrooms, set into the north facing ridge full of manuka and kanuka, directly behind Medlands Beach this is ultimate luxury accommodation. The house has lovely timber floors with bedrooms at each end. The living and dining area is connected to front and back deck making the most of the eastly seaview and views west into the mountains. The rural setting with sea views makes this location truly a slice of paradise. One of the bedrooms has large ensuite, with the other two bedrooms next to a large wet room bathroom. The house has walk around decks to the front and a secluded deck and lawn for intimate bbq's to the rear. All Parts of the house are open to you. A fireplace sets the perfect environment to relax in the colder months, with comfortable chairs and couch to lounge in along with a large outdoor shower which greets you from the beach after a session in water. Washing machine, dryer and Wifi, a smart TV and Sonus sound system are all available for guest use. The name Ruru is inspired by the Ruru (Morepork) that frequent the property and often can be seen catching the Green Puriri moth off the front deck!

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Fire place
High Chair
Cot Available
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Ensuite Bathroom
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
iPod Dock
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 4 Bunk(s)

Special Amenities

Spectacular view of Medlands Beach. Private, quiet, 2 decks BBQ area adjoining lawn area

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

This property is situated 8 minutes walk to beach and 6 minute drive from the airport and the closest shops. Medlands Beach is a stunning beach, suitable for walking and swimming and depending on weather conditions, surfing.


Average Rating: 5
4 total reviews

Pascalle Drever
We had an incredible stay at 175 East Ruru House. The house was perfect in every way. All the right spaces, amenities and views galore. We loved the outdoor shower and the views out to the water. The two deck spaces, one each side of the house, gave a wonderful aspect from sunrise to sunset. We would most definitely stay again. Thanks Ian for having us! Kind regards, Pascalle and guests
My wife Esther and Katrine our adult daughter had 5 fabulous days (4 nights) at Medlands View Beachhouse early June. Could not have wished for more. The house was absolutely spot on for us. Being June the log fire was a real bonus and Bob was so generous about firewood. We were just so comfortable and the sea put on a magnificent show for us, the view something to rave about.. It was a real pleasure to deal with Ian and he went way beyond in accommodating our travel plans. Would highly recommend this property to anyone wishing to visit "The Barrier" Katrine, Esther & Gordon
Nigel Barrett
Absolutely fabulous place. Very well resourced. Warm and comfortable. A brilliant solar and gas system with back up generator. Very friendly and accommodating hosts. Highly recommended
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Feb - 22 Dec $350 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
23 Dec - 31 Jan $600 / Night for 4 guests$503 Nights
Rest of year$350 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
1 Feb - 22 Dec
$350 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
23 Dec - 31 Jan
$600 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year
$350 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
PLEASE NOTE: There is a cleaning charge of $150 per booking
Minimum 3 nights except for
Christmas, New Year and January minimum 5 nights




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