The Tapuaetahi Beach House

Lot 47, Tapuaetahi Beach Road,, Off Purerua Rd, Kerikeri, Bay Of Islands
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

This amazing property has everything you need for a wonderful holiday. The position is stunning, right on the water's edge. Gaze at the beach under the boughs of the huge grandad pohutukawa. Sip wine at sunset under the palm tree. Launch your boat at the gateway to some of New Zealand's best fishing and dive sites. The beach is private and has two lagoons offering a safe playground for children with estuaries and rock pools. The house is appealing with good indoor/outdoor living. It is one of the original baches (beach houses), located in the prime position on the beach. It has grown into homely eclectic, somewhat quirky, property yet with the benefits of WiFi, a smart TV, and an expresso coffee machine! We offer a quintessential Kiwi bach experience in a slice of paradise rather than a hotel-style AirBnb type of accommodation. There are two roomy waterfront queen bedrooms (one with an old-style wooden cot). Leading from the conservatory there is a smaller charming captain's cabin with a built-in king and a fourth cosy bunkroom with two single bunk beds. A delightful little antique rustic caravan sits right on the waterfront which has a double bed suitable for either a younger couple or an older child and also a narrow child-size single. The large indoor conservatory area is great for the kids on wet days and includes a pool table. This space is also great for dumping beach gear and has a second indoor beach shower and toilet. This is our much-loved family bach, we live 30 mins away. We invite you to create your own magical holiday memories just as we have done.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen: please enquire
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Pool Table
Sand pit
Food processor
Cot Available
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Extra Toilet
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

3 Queen(s), 1 Double(s), 2 Bunk(s)

Special Amenities

Fabulous views of the beach and islands. An idyllic setting - oozing X-factor. You won't want to leave! Twenty minute drive to Kerikeri. Close to Kauri Cliffs golf course. Ten persons staying overnight is the maximum. The house is strictly non-smoking inside. "We had a wonderful time at your beach house with a setting that is absolutely magical. The stay was great, setting great, memories that our kids will have for a life time - we will come again and will be recommending you to our friends." John K, Ruapehu.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Golden beach is great for windsurfing , kiteboarding, sailing, fishing, diving and kayaking. Abundant fish and shellfish for the hunter-gatherers! Lagoons -ideal for beginners or children's watersports. Sandpit in the garden and optional roll out fence to keep the little ones contained! Coastal walks, bird life, seals, green-lipped mussels. Cavalli islands nearby for boat trips. Rainbow Warrior dive site and Kauri Cliffs golf course 50mins drive away .Close to Bay of Islands, Paihia, Russell- boat trips, swim with the dolphins. Thriving town of Kerikeri 20 minutes away with many choices of local restaurants, wineries, large supermarkets, arts and crafts, chocolate factory and many takeaways. Private beach with gated access with friendly and very safe community environment.


Average Rating: 5
13 total reviews

A fabulous Bach for families! We all had a fabulous time in a superb setting. The coffee machine was a wonderful bonus. Hopefully we will all be back before too long.
Response from Owner
Thank you Jill, we are so pleased your family enjoyed our special place. It sounds like the your fishing and mussel collecting adventures were fruitful! We would welcome you back any time.
Wonderful setting for a kiwi bach holiday. We were a group of 8 ranging from 7 to 79 years old, including teenagers, and the house and location had something for everyone . Travelling from the South Island meant we did not have the toys (boats, kayaks etc) but still managed surfcasting, swimming, rockpooling and walks. Heard the kiwibirds at night and lounged in the sun during the day. Great for day trips to Waitangi, Russel, Keri Keri and (long day) to sandsurf the giant dunes and see the lighthouse at Cape Reinga. The kitchen was fully equipped to produce a Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings. Cell reception and wifi are sketchy which for us added to the sense of 'getting away from it all' . Totally loved it all . Thank you
Response from Owner
Thanks Wendy, lovely to host you from the South Island and very pleased you had a wonderful holiday. Christmas at the bach is so special with the grandad pohutukawa in full bloom on the waterfront right next to the house. Thank you for looking after our special spot so nicely. Have a great 2022.
Fantastic bach, fantastic host and an amazing spot. Perfect for large families or friends together. Well equipped kitchen, great atrium area with pool table and dining table addition to the indoor main house dining area and outdoor dining on the deck. If you are after a clean and superb kiwi batch, you can’t go wrong here. Perfect at all weather conditions. We will definitely be back. We were 5 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 kids.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
14 Jan - 6 Feb $695 / Night for 5 guests$305 Nights
7 Feb - 25 Feb $495 / Night for 4 guests$303 Nights
26 Feb - 27 Apr $450 / Night for 5 guests$303 Nights
29 Mar - 2 Apr $495 / Night for 5 guests$303 Nights
30 Apr - 14 Dec $375 / Night for 5 guests$303 Nights
20 Oct - 22 Oct $450 / Night for 5 guests$303 Nights
15 Dec - 21 Dec $695 / Night for 5 guests$303 Nights
22 Dec - 13 Jan $760 / Night for 5 guests$305 Nights
Rest of year$375 / Night for 5 guests$303 Nights
14 Jan - 6 Feb
$695 / Night for 5 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 5 Nights
7 Feb - 25 Feb
$495 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 3 Nights
26 Feb - 27 Apr
$450 / Night for 5 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 3 Nights
29 Mar - 2 Apr
$495 / Night for 5 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 3 Nights
30 Apr - 14 Dec
$375 / Night for 5 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 3 Nights
20 Oct - 22 Oct
$450 / Night for 5 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 3 Nights
15 Dec - 21 Dec
$695 / Night for 5 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 3 Nights
22 Dec - 13 Jan
$760 / Night for 5 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 5 Nights
Rest of year
$375 / Night for 5 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 3 Nights
$495/night for public holiday weekends/Easter/Labour/Anzac. weekend etc .
Please call for special rates for longer stays in shoulder and low season periods.
This home is available for longer winter periods.
Cancellation policy- if cancelled within 30 days of booking start date (24 Feb-14 Dec) or 90 days of booking (15 Dec -24 Feb) cost is 100% of letting fee minus any days that are re-let. Otherwise, all cancellations incur a cancellation admin fee of $60 if the booking has been paid for.


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