Iona Studio

2 Iona Road, Okupu, Great Barrier Island
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

The house sleeps 2 , it has a super king size bed and a fold out couch. Set in native bush on Great Barrier Island , with a sea view to the west. It is 15 mins walk from a beautiful swimming beach , Blind Bay. It has a natural fresh water pool 5 mins walk into the forest. It is 10 mins drive to Kaitoke surf beach , shops and air port and hot pools track. The house has 2 big private sunny decks , a claw foot bath with shower, oven and stove top elements and griller. The toilet is a new flush toilet. There is a flat screen t.v and D.V.D player , 40 Litre electric fridge with ice tray , stereo , and lights . The house power is 12 volt from solar power , there is a small inverter for charging cell phones and lap tops. There is good cell phone reception but no wifi . It is available for short term rent all year round . It has a kent fire place with wet back. The hot water is also solar and gas heated , so it never runs out. It is a newly built house warm and sunny with a big skylight , ideal for an artist or writer. Have a look at photos on flickr to see the amazing beaches and hot pools.

Details and amenities

No kids
No pets
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Gas heating
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Fire wood supplied
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 Super King(s)

Special Amenities

Native bush reserve below the house , a large deck looks out to the tree tops in the reserve , and west towards the sea. The house gets all day sun. It is close to good bush walks and good beaches.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Fantastic surf beaches on the east coast and beautiful swimming beaches on the west coast all within 15 mins drive or walk. Thai restaurant or sports pavilion for fish and chips and bar (take aways ) 5 mins drive. Good fishing and diving on both coasts . Beautiful natural hot pools . Quartz crystals easily found on west coast beaches. Peace and quiet , wonderful bush walks with native bird song on Great Barrier Island , ride a horse along a white sandy beach . Irish Pub , half an hour away. Kayak up a beautiful tranquil river , 10 mins drive from house.


Average Rating: 4
5 total reviews

Ben & Robyn
Really enjoyed our stay, with fantastic views and comfortable ammenities. Very good proximity to Claris on tarseal. Just beware that theres a walk down to the bach when carrying gear, and no balcony on a very high deck (chlldren beware).
A beautiful bright house surrounded by lovely lush bush. A floating deck juts out into the trees and would be wonderful to lounge on in the summer. We had rain but even so, any sun that appeared came shinning through the generous windows and warmed the place up (the fire place helped at night, so good!) The amenities are basic but more than enough and are what you should expect for self-sustaining island living!(I only write this to avoid disappointment for those who may expect more). Check it out!
An amazing place to rest up Deborah catered for me very last minute and picked me up from the wharf and kindly took me to this airy, light, open, simple, extremely clean and obviously loved, in all the right ways, studio. She gave me details of all the local walks and nearby treasures and explained how the eco-systems of the home work, which will be novel for many but to be embraced by all - many a useful lesson and it was a delight to have so much natural light flow in (and so much warmth) that I didn't need to even look to turn lights on. Neat books, an unbelievable comfy bed and lovely artwork - all embedded in a thick forest, by the beach. Suited me perfectly and will come back again.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$160 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
All year$1250 / Week for 2 guests$1001 Week
All year
$160 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
All year
$1250 / Week for 2 guests
Extra guests: $100Min. stay: 1 Week
There is a $50.00 cleaning fee on top of the nightly rate.


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