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Better than Beachfront. This Beach House is ON the beach. Private beach access with no road to cross
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Better than Beachfront. This Beach House is ON the beach. Private beach access with no road to cross
Superb outdoor living and dining with million dollar unobstructed views Tapeka Beach to Tapeka Point
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Better than Beachfront. This Beach House is ON the beach. Private beach access with no road to cross
Superb outdoor living and dining with million dollar unobstructed views
Tapeka Beach to Tapeka Point
Sandy ALL TIDE swimming beach and diving pontoon in front
Superb location between two beaches. Extensive private grounds and direct beach access
Sit back and enjoy the view - glass doors open the living room onto the deck
Relaxing nautical theme with a Cape Cod feel and comfy leather sofas
5 Kayaks, dinghy (row boat), mooring and diving pontoon
HOT outdoor shower to rinse off after a swim. So close to the beach you can leave your towel behind
King master with ensuite bathroom, TV, safe, phone and sea views
View from the master bedroom. Direct access to covered verandah, deck and beach
Modern heated bathrooms
Front bedroom with Queen and Single bed. Sea views and direct outdoor access
Side bedroom - Queen and King Single. Ceiling fan. Verandah access
Fully equipped kitchen with ice maker, Dishwashers, Nespresso machine, serving platters
Onkyo Bose home theatre, Sat TV, DVD, AppleTV, BT streaming and outdoor speakers
Unobstructed views with an endless procession of passing vessels
Tapeka Beach and Point with the Islands beyond
Side and rear bedrooms. Ample off street parking
Lots of room inside and out. Only the private lawn between the house and beach
View from the beach in front past the ever popular all tide diving pontoon
Swim with Dolphins off the beach and watch passing Orca
Filleting station for the days catch - plus beer fridge and bait freezer
Volleyball on the reserve opposite
Yacht on the deep water guest mooring
Nearby Roberton Island anchorage and lagoon - the closest to Tapeka Del Mar
Histortic Russell village, restaurants, attractions and boat trips 2 minutes away
Christ Church Russell - oldest in NZ with history back to the whalers and early settlers
Waitangi Treaty grounds and Maori meeting house
Russell Wharf where the passenger ferry to Paihia and Island boat trips depart
Tall ship R Tucker Thomson day sailing from Russell wharf
Romantic year round sunsets
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Russell, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North Island

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Philippa...
2 reviews
“Spacious, light, well appointed house, great deck, set beside beach in a wonderful position”
Reviewed May 22, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

We are a family from Australia, elderly mother and four adult children, holidaying together for the first time in 44 years. The house is spacious and light. The owner has thought of everything to make it comfortable and easy. John walked across the lawn to the beach for his daily swim each morning - no need to drive. The owners are most approachable and advised us where to go for the roast lamb we craved on mothers' day! The house has an open deck with a barbecue of course, and where we sat and sipped wine. 5 kayaks are provided and we paddled to Russell, a lovely little place about a km distant by sea. Our stay was enhanced by the close antics of a pod of dolphins when we went out on a sailing boat. Such a lovely, happy place to stay, and we would love to go back.

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michaelan...
Te Puna, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great spot”
Reviewed April 11, 2018 for a stay in February 2018
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I had family visiting from the UK so wanted to take them to Russell, we saw the pictures of this Bach online, and it had everything we needed for 7 people.

The place is amazing, views were outstanding.

My only negative would be that for five stars I didn't think it lived Upto that.

It wasn't cleaned to a five star rating, the toilet seat was broke in the main bathroom and dirty and there was mould on the curtains and there was an abundance of flies, some of the rooms did smell abit musky too. But I tried to look past this while I was there because it was about spending time with my family and I do recognize that it is a well used Bach, lots of visitors passing through.

Just think maybe I would give a 3star for cleanliness. 5star for location, house and view. As there were samples of room to roam about in.

Thanks

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rhorse201...
Whitianga, New Zealand
1 review
“Fantastic Beach House”
Reviewed April 11, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Great house for a family. Our grandchildren particularly enjoyed having their own room away from the adults. The house was very well equipped. The beds were comfortable. Being so close to the beach was great and swimming and jumping off the pontoon was enjoyed by all. Highly recommended.

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nexusinve...
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Great holiday beach front home in ideallic location”
Reviewed April 10, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

We, a group of 7, stayed at Tapeka Del Mar over 7 nights whilst fishing in the Bay of Islands. We were met there by Clive who had some cold beer on ice and small snacks which were most welcome after the four hour drive from Auckland. We were shown around the house and all its offerings in a short orientation. The house is very clean and well equipped with everything you need. The outdoor deck, modern audio/visual equipment with reasonable wifi was also great. The beds were very comfortable and being able to spread out (some snorers) was a bonus. The absolute beach frontage was fantastic with use of the beach on several occasions. Outdoor equipment with kayaks, whilst not utilized, is available. Clive provided us with local information about cafes, restaurant and attractions. Would definitely recommend.

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cbenzak
Newport, Rhode Island
1 review
“Paradise all day..”
Reviewed February 5, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Clive,
What is there to say! The property is amazing. Clean, perfect location and incredible views and access to Russell. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Simply cannot wait to return in 2019. Amazing place for those reviewing, Clive is great and the property is TOPS! Ta Clive....

Chris
USA

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James D
1 review
“AmaIng Piece of Paradise”
Reviewed February 4, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Tapeka Del Mar is really an amazing house in a perfect location. The big, comfortable living space opens right open to an enormous deck overlooking the beach and the sea with a beatiful view of the sunset each night. There’s plenty of room for a big family or even a few families, and the house has everything you need to enjoy this wonderful little neighborhood just outside of Russell. We had an amazing time and our host was awesome!

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Management Response
Feb 5, 2018
Thank you James. It was a pleasure hosting your group and we hope you can visit again
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Sarra H
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Magical Get Away”
Reviewed March 8, 2017 for a stay in November 2016

This is a truly beautiful spot near Russel. You feel the hassles of life evaporating as you pour the first wine on the amazing deck looking out to sea. Our meal out in Russel was fantastic too. The equipment available, which we didn't use, but saw, looked incredible. I would recommend taking cooking oil, as we got caught out with nothing to BBQ with.

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Management Response
Mar 9, 2017
So pleased you enjoyed the escape and look forward to you next stay. Thank you for the review
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