Butterfly Bay Luxury Beachfront Accommodation

98 Te Kahikatoa Peninsular Road, Whangaroa, Northland
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Located near beautiful Whangaroa Harbour this stylish, luxury retreat is set on a dramatic rock face overlooking it's own private beach surrounded by 102 acres of regenerative native bush, giant Pohutukawa trees, waterfall and gardens. The three level house is light and bright with contemporary decor and original art works. Native timbers are used throughout and the extensive decks wrap around the house, showcasing the superb views. The extensive video, C.D., reading and games selection ensure that the whole family is catered for. Whether fishing, swimming, playing in the surf, or just lazing on the beach with a good book....relaxation really is only a whim away. Butterfly Bay is the perfect base for exploring the wonders of beautiful Northland. There are many excursions that can be arranged, from salt water fly fishing for Kahawai, Trevally and Kingfish (all renowned light tackle game fish), Big Game and line fishing charters, coastal kayaking, Scuba Diving, to less watery pursuits such as Golf (Butterfly Bay is central to 7 golf courses!) Horse Treks or gorgeous nature walks.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Cot Available
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

2 King(s), 2 Single(s)

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Northland & Bay of Islands Area Boat trips are available from nearby Whangaroa Harbour, and also Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Big Game Fishing There are a variety of Big Game Fish charters just 10 minutes away at Whangaroa Harbour. Scuba Diving Local dive charters are available from Whangaroa and offer world class diving experiences. Dive the Rainbow Warrior wreck! - sunk at the nearby Cavalli Islands. Kayaking Explore the beautiful Whangaroa Harbour and the Marlin Coast. Spot the Dolphins! Guided Kayak tours are available locally. Golf Play the world class Kauri Cliffs course situated along the coast near Matauri Bay, just a short scenic drive from Butterfly Bay. Courses also at: Kerikeri, Kaikohe, Whangaroa, Waitangi in the Bay Of Islands, and Carrington Club in the Far North all within an hours drive. Scenic Walks Department Of Conservation walks are highly recommended. The walking tracks are well maintained, and range from short board walks through native forest, discovering the magnificent ancient Kauri trees and wide variety of native plants and birds, to coastal hikes with stunning vistas and secluded beaches. Scenic Flights Salt Air offer spectacular scenic flights by aeroplane or helicopter from Paihia and Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands. Cuisine Take a scenic drive to Kerikeri just 40 minutes away by car. This small, bustling town has many cafes and restaurants to choose from. Among them are: Marsden Estate and Cottle Creek wineries, and award winning cafes, The Fishbone and The Rocket. In the other direction just 30 minutes from Butterfly Bay is Mangonui, where you will find the world famous Mangonui fish and chip shop as well as quaint cafes and pubs. Whangaroa Gamefish Club is just around the corner from Butterfly Bay, join in with the locals celebrating the catch of the day. Northland Wine Trail award-winning wineries. Sightseeing Whangaroa - Historic harbour, a land of legends, towering rock faces and 'Marlin Capital' of New Zealand. Here you will find the Whangaroa Big Game Fishing Club. Harbour cruises and fishing charters can be booked here. Just 10 minutes away from Butterfly Bay. Kerikeri - Known as 'Cradle Of The Nation'. In the same area is Rewa's Maori Village, The Stone Store and Kemp House, New Zealand's oldest surviving building made of wood. Mangonui - A charming historic port and early Maori settlement. A must see! An 18th century whaling port and important port for shipping of Kauri timber and gum. Today it is renowned for it's craft shops, cafes, New Zealand pubs and the Famous Mangonui Fish Shop. Take an afternoon drive for "fush 'n' chups" and a beer at one of the local pubs. Soak up the atmosphere of this quaint little town.


Average Rating: 5
2 total reviews

What a fantastic setting! It almost feels as if you’re alone in the world on your own private beach. Fantastic views from this elevated house on the beach with a little secret waterfall and beautiful pond that overflows into the sea. This is an idyllic holiday home for people that value their privacy. Comfy beds and pillows, well set up kitchen and an ensuite for every room. Little reading nook reminds one of a small cabin in a boat. Just be aware, thanks to the magnificent views from the bedrooms, there are no curtains. So if you want to sleep late, take a sleeping mask. Thank you to our host, Jonathan, for sharing a piece of paradise.
Butterfly is absolutely beautiful. We had the pleasure of staying here for 4 nights and it wasn’t enough. The almost private beach and the views from the house is amazing. The house itself was great and has a bathroom/toilet to every bedroom, and a well equipped kitchen. Jonathan was a great host and we look forward to staying here again.



Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
1 Feb - 30 Apr $700 / Night for 6 guests3 Nights
1 May - 19 Oct $600 / Night for 6 guests3 Nights
20 Oct - 19 Dec $700 / Night for 6 guests3 Nights
20 Dec - 31 Jan $850 / Night for 6 guests3 Nights
Rest of year$600 / Night for 6 guests3 Nights
1 Feb - 30 Apr
$700 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
1 May - 19 Oct
$600 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
20 Oct - 19 Dec
$700 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
20 Dec - 31 Jan
$850 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year
$600 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights


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