The SeaHouse

53 Taronui Rd Tapuaetahi, Te Tii, Kerikeri
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

This is the view of the ocean we all dream of, and it doesn't come much better than this. The Sea House at Tapuaetahi Beach has an uninterrupted view over the bay towards the Cavalli Islands. It's mind-blowingly peaceful, with a beautiful view to awake to, and just the sound of the water as it greets the shore right out front. There are two separate self-contained, fully equipped apartments, with room for a group of friends or a family holiday, at a beach with access only for those who live or choose to stay here. We take one booking only so you have exclusive use. TIDE is the two bedroom first floor apartment, and TIME sits below on the ground floor. Both have been fully renovated and are fully self contained. Designed to take full advantage of the location, we have added our collection of art and other treasures to comfortable beds and furnishings, with a fully equipped kitchen in each. You will also have access to the adjacent third area, a converted boat shed now called The Lounge. There is a queen bed and a lounger bed in the low ceilinged loft space, and a king single downstairs in the lounge, a kitchenette and a bathroom/laundry. And a little library, a collection of vinyl and CDs, and the stereo to play them on. All spaces look to the sea only 20 metres from your door. An outdoor gas heated bath sits in a sheltered pavilion on a low deck looking out to sea, just magic!

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Food processor
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Extra Toilet
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 King(s), 1 King single(s), 2 Fold out bed(s), 2 Queen(s), 2 Single(s), 1 Double(s)

Special Amenities

This is a magic place, there are only 50 houses at our little coastal village and the area is only accessible by owners and the guests. As the tide changes we have our own access to the water and at low tide there is a place to swim. The sandy swimming beach is uncrowded and lagoon and estuary are within a very short walking distance. Fish or snorkel off the rocks or kayak from out front or launch a boat at the sandy beach.There is great surfing when the wind conditions are right. Catch a wave right out in front of the house. Most of all there is uninterrupted bliss! Our location tucked by the sea means no road noise, just the sound of the sea and the kiwi at night. TV,DVD's and music is available if you need more entertainment than the sea out front provides.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

This beachfront area where our place is located is owned by the Tapuaetahi incorporation who farm the area. The private beach is accessible only through a sealed road using a code to unlock the gate. Its quiet and there are no crowds.Our location tucked down by the shore at the end of the road means there is no traffic noise. It is 20 km from Kerikeri on the Purerua peninsula. TIDE has one of the only surf breaks in the area right in front so surfers (and the occasional dolphin) are sometimes added entertainment. Fresh seafood can be on your plate at night if you snorkel or fish in the bay.


Average Rating: 5
2 total reviews

Susannah Cullinane
Stayed for an extended Labour Weekend at it was magical. Beautiful setting, Annette very helpful and apartment well set-up to make the most of such a stunning location.
Idyllic paradise spot with everything provided to help you kick back relax and enjoy the gorgeous sea views and own pebbly bay. We caught lunch for the next day off the rocks below the bach. Highly recommend this home away from home holiday house and the owner is especially accommodating and easily available for anything you may need. Loved our stay and would definitely be happy returning.



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$600 / Night for 4 guests$802 Nights
All year
$600 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $80Min. stay: 2 Nights
TIDE on the first floor is bright and airy with two bedrooms.This apartment can be booked on its own.The cost is $350 for two people. If this is booked the lower spaces are not booked to anyone else.You have exclusive use of our guest spaces.

TIME on the ground floor is more open plan with a queen and two single beds and a fold down couch. perfect for two families of a group of friends.
An extra space, The Lounge, also on the ground floor with a queen bed and a cane lounger bed in the low ceiling mezzanine area. And a king single downstairs. It also has a bathroom and loo, and a little kitchenette.
Prices are GST inclusive, no cleaning costs, all linen and towels provided and you have exclusive use of our guest spaces, including the outdoor bath!




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