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About this Holiday House

Welcome to Onepu Moana ('Sandy Sea') Retreat, located at the Pakanae end of Opononi, in the stunning southern Hokianga. Less than a one-mile drive to Opononi township/beach this is a beautifully decor'd property. This 6-Bedroom 2-storey newly-renovated north-west facing home features commanding elevated water views, elegant seaside décor, and a feeling of privacy. Both floors are self-contained, each including 3 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen facilities, dining table, bathroom/laundry/toilet & bbq – with the two floors connected by an internal staircase. So an ideal property for extended families. The house also has the relatively rare bonus in the Opononi/Omapere area, of having good broadband Wifi, including individual Netflix channels for both the Upstairs and Downstairs lounge TVs. All bedding linen and bathroom towels provided. (Bring your own swimming Towel.) UPSTAIRS FEATURES: - Gorgeous entertainer’s kitchen with all the mod-cons (ie dishwasher, nespresso machine, nutri-bullet blender) - Open-plan elegant lounge with 8-seater dining-table, leading out to a large deck with bbq, 10-seater table, loungers and panoramic views - sunsets are especially spectacular with the uninterrupted views over the Hokianga Harbour water - Queen master with 4-poster-bed incl ceiling chandelier - Queen 2nd bedroom with ceiling candelabra - Triple Bunk room (double bed with single above) and it's own exterior door - Funky bathroom with large shower incl both shower & rain-heads - Joint laundry-toilet with both washing machine & tumble dryer - Heat Pump DOWNSTAIRS FEATURES: - Open-plan living area with generous kitchenette (incl dishwasher), roomy lounge and 8-seater dining-table - Elegant master Queen bedroom off the lounge - Bathroom with shower over a bath, & washing-machine - Separate toilet - And at the end of the hallway, a cute Double bedroom, and also a cool 3-bunk (6-bed) Bunk Room. - Plus off the kitchen, a north-east facing terrace with spa-pool, another bbq, octagonal table, and outside hot/cold shower. - Heat Pump ONE-OFF CLEANING FEE $350 Includes spa-pool prep, all Bed linen, all Bath towels & full post-stay house Cleaning. BIRTH PLACE OF AOTEAROA The Hokianga on NZ's west-coast, is the reported birth-place of Maori civilization almost 1000 years ago, and is renowned as a special place most visitors fall in love with. We are just over an hour away from NZ's east-coast Bay of Islands (Paihia, Kerikeri), and with a car you can easily enjoy day-trips to that tourist mecca if you wish, while returning back to your 'piece of unspoilt paradise' in the chilled-out laid-back Hokianga. There is LOADS to see and do around the Hokianga, including our Kauri Coast's Tane Mahuta (NZ's largest kauri), a great coffee at the BoatShed overlooking the water in the quaint historic Rawene peninsula, a ferry to the art studios at Kohukohu, the extraordinary world-unique giant boulders at Wairere, a bone-carving lesson where you're welcome to stay all day if you wish to make your own gorgeous necklace pendant, there are dozens of scenic walking and cycle tracks, enjoying a beer on the terrace at the popular Opononi Tavern, or a pinot gris on the expansive deck at the 100-year-old stately Copthorne Hotel, and don't forget sand-boarding down the 300-metre dunes (heck go there with a picnic for the whole day if you wish as the inexpensive water-taxi supplies free boogie-boards), plus of course our iconic Hokianga fishing (line, cray, shellfish & big-game charters), and more! Plus if you're a bit of a history/culture buff, our location is historically significant, with our kitchens windows uninterrupted views of the conical hill Whiria (the most famous Maori Pa fortress in the Hokianga). And our local Pakanae marae (tribal meeting house) is home to the anchor-stone of the legendary Polynesian explorer Kupe who discovered NZ. If you don't mind not being right on the beach-front surrounded with neighbours, in exchange for a more private large home with unobstructed panoramic elevated views, then this house, Onepu Moana Retreat, may be exactly your refined taste. SLEEPS MAX: 21 > 10 in five Bedrooms with Queen/Double beds > 7 in Single Bunk beds (incl 4 top beds restricted to <60kg) > 4 on lounge couches All bedding supplied. POTENTIAL SPECIAL EVENT On request we also have Special Event Bond available for entertaining larger groups - eg the grass back-yard with its expansive water-views could potentially facilitate a hired gazebo tent. [PS: If it doesn't bother you to make a few marks on the walls or stains on the carpet, please don't book this property! We work hard to maintain a high standard of lovely furnishings. Much thanks.]

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Spa pool
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Heat pump
Food processor
High Chair
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
Outdoor Shower

Bed layout

3 Queen(s), 1 Double(s), 1 Double Bunk(s), 3 Bunk(s), 4 Settee(s)


Average Rating: 5
2 total reviews

Melissa Blignaut
Wow! Stunning place! We all loved this gorgeous holiday house, lovely views of the ocean and beautiful interior. We would definitely go back there in the summer and highly recommended 😊
The home met our expectation and the view was magnificent. However, it was a bit difficult to connect wifi from the bedrooms downstairs and most of the sockets in the rooms were dysfunctional. Besides that, everything was wonderful. We left our markings at the table outside the balcony and we enjoyed the little surprise they left us on the dining table.



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
8 Feb - 6 Apr $750 / Night for 10 guests$352 Nights
16 Apr - 1 May $750 / Night for 10 guests$352 Nights
25 Sep - 11 Oct $750 / Night for 10 guests$302 Nights
24 Oct - 26 Oct $950 / Night for 10 guests$303 Nights
27 Oct - 10 Dec $750 / Night for 10 guests$302 Nights
11 Dec - 7 Feb $950 / Night for 10 guests$352 Nights
Rest of year$550 / Night for 10 guests$302 Nights
8 Feb - 6 Apr
$750 / Night for 10 guests
Extra guests: $35Min. stay: 2 Nights
16 Apr - 1 May
$750 / Night for 10 guests
Extra guests: $35Min. stay: 2 Nights
25 Sep - 11 Oct
$750 / Night for 10 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
24 Oct - 26 Oct
$950 / Night for 10 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 3 Nights
27 Oct - 10 Dec
$750 / Night for 10 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
11 Dec - 7 Feb
$950 / Night for 10 guests
Extra guests: $35Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$550 / Night for 10 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
Up to 10 Guests: $800
11-16 Guests: $1000
17-21 Guests: $1200



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