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“A true Beach House Experience”
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Tapeka del Mar beachfront Sleeps 2-13 Unobstructed views ON an all tide swimming beach
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Tapeka del Mar beachfront Sleeps 2-13 Unobstructed views ON an all tide swimming beach
Superb outdoor living and dining with million dollar views Sandy ALL TIDE swimming beach and diving pontoon in front
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Tapeka del Mar beachfront Sleeps 2-13 Unobstructed views ON an all tide swimming beach
Superb outdoor living and dining with million dollar views
Sandy ALL TIDE swimming beach and diving pontoon in front
Sit down and enjoy the view - glass doors open the living room onto the deck
4 Kayaks, dinghy, mooring and diving pontoon
View from the master bedroom. Direct access to covered verandah, deck and beach
King master with ensuite bathroom, TV, safe, phone and sea views
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
Rear family bedroom with refrigerator, TV, DVD, sound system - sleeps 5
Relaxing nautical theme with a Cape Cod feel
Onkyo Bose home theatre, DVD, Apple TV and outdoor speakers
Side and family bedrooms. Ample off street parking
Tapeka Beach in front of the del Mar and Tapeka Point - gateway to the Bay of Islands
Tapeka Beach and Point with the Islands beyond
Relax on the deck or the beach
Lots of room inside and out
View from the beach in front past the diving pontoon
Swim with Dolphins off the beach and watch passing Orca whales
Filleting station for the days catch - plus beer fridge and bait freezer
Concrete all tide boat launching ramp 100m away
Volleyball on the reserve opposite
Nearby Roberton Island anchorage and lagoon - the closest to Tapeka Del Mar
Yacht on the deep water guest mooring
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
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Russell, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North Island

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Jane M
Warkworth, New Zealand
1 review
“A true Beach House Experience”
Reviewed 19 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

A superb location with kayaks & a dinghy to explore the sheltered waters. The kitchen was well equipped with almost everything a large family would require. The sound system/ TV was extensive throughout the house. The games room cum sleep out made it very suitable for an extended family although the well appointed bedrooms in the main part of the house would satisfy a smaller group. There were plenty of games & reading matter to occupy the quieter times. The management were pleasant to deal with especially when the fridge freezer failed on our first night. It was fixed promptly & without fuss.

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Liked best: Proximity to the water
Liked least: The kitchen could have been larger
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Tickleish
wellington, NZ
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“This is the definition of perfect”
Reviewed 23 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

The sandy beach is the back garden, explore the bays with the kayaks or tin boat that come with the property rental, catch a fish or 2 with the rods available then cook it up on the BBQ.
Relax on the deck or retire to the lounge with the open plan indoor outdoor flow!
Settle down and watch Apple TV, play a board game or just simply watch the amazing sunsets with glass of wine.
Tapeka Del Mar is one of the best places I have ever stayed out within NZ.
Great for families. Thank you Clive.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Apr 2014
Thank you for being as passionate about our piece of paradise as we are. We look forward to your return
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UK
Reviewed 26 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Luxury-minded travelers
Rugged travelers
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Management Response
26 Aug 2013
Thank you so much for the review. We are pleased all age groups enjoyed the stay and that the friendly Bay of Islands Dolphins put on an up close and personal display. We hope you can return for another stay during a NZ summer
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Whangarei
Reviewed 11 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
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Miriam R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Tapeka, Terrific and Tantalising”
Reviewed 16 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012

Arriving at the end of December from the UK to such a wonderful quiet, private location, stunning views and the beach a few steps away was the complete panacea. Although there were only two of us we enjoyed all the space in the house which is wonderfully appointed with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, well equipped kitchen, laundry, Sky TV, a great music system and the all important wifi. In addition to the three bedrooms in the house the rumpus room, containing the extra beds, is the ideal accommodation for children. An extra television, DVD player and audio system has been provided so the youngsters can entertain themselves or watch films without disturbing the adults! The extensive deck is perfect for outside dining and the small fridge keeps the beer cool. Nice touch! The beach is very safe, for the energetic take the kayaks out around the headland to other beaches or collect mussels. For those feeling more adventurous hire a boat for the day and go fishing, a guest berth is available if required. Tapeka is well placed for sightseeing, the historic town of Russell is a short but steep walk away where there are some excellent restaurants, go across on the ferry from Russell to Paihia to catch the boat for dolphin watching, visit the Stone Store at KeriKeri, the oldest stone building in New Zealand; the journey is wonderful by boat or take a day out to visit the Northlands, but it will be difficult. You will not want to leave Tapeka for a single minute. .

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Liked best: Arriving
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Lisa B
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Beach House Luxury Kiwi Style”
Reviewed 8 November 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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We stayed at Tapeka Del Mar
We wanted to escape the daily grind of the city for a few days to recharge the batteries.
Tapeka Del Mar located in the Bay of Islands was the perfect choice, only three or so hours from Auckland.
Situated right on the beach, it provided the Ideal setting for relaxation or excitement.
Booking was easy, service friendly and the luxury accommodation is of an International standard.
We enjoyed walks on the beach, caught a few fish off the rocks which we cooked on the barbeque. Several meals were easily prepared in the well appointed kitchen.
Russell Township is only a two minute drive away, where you can enjoy restaurant dining & the quaint Russell atmosphere steeped in history, or take a 15minuite ferry ride or drive to Paihia.
Great place, we loved it!
Well be back.

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Liked best: The Paradise Location
Liked least: Having to Leave!!!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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MTGuest5
Auckland
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Pure Perfection in Paradise”
Reviewed 8 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

I booked Tapeka Del Mar Beach House for the October long weekend. Some friends of ours did the Annual Coastal Classic Yacht Race from Auckland to Russell and we needed somewhere that was very close to Russell and could accommodate a large group (including WAGs and children of various age groups).

This house is absolute perfection, extremely comfortable in a tranquil location and well provisioned - I will be sure to book it again. It was in the prefect location to sit on the deck and watch the crew head towards the finish line and then close enough to Russell that the WAGs of the crew could head into Russell to meet them as they crossed the finish line. The house has uninterrupted views and access directly to the water and the crew were able to moor their boat just offshore once the race was done and join us at the house.

With such a large group we found the location, views, space and set up of the house exceeded our expectations. The kitchen, large BBQ and deck ensured that meal times were never a drama with trying to feed so many people.

Everything exceeded our expectations - from the well equipped kitchen, large screen TV, Internet Access, Sound System with outdoor speakers onto the large deck, the amazing views, comfortable beds (linen was also supplied which was great), modern bathroom facilities (including an ensuite in master bedroom), ample car parking space, large outdoor dining table, plenty of chairs, games and lots of outdoor space for the kids to run around in and not to forget the safe beach for the children which was great as we could watch them from the deck.

The close proximity to Russell also allowed us the option of dining out at one of the many cafes and restaurants had we not felt like eating in. Russell itself is a beautiful village with many great shops and art galleries to meander through. We also noted on our way home that there is a winery close by – next time we will be sure to visit this and explore the area a little more.

This house is pure paradise and a great destination in any weather and at any time of the year. What a find! Thank you for such a great weekend – we will be sure to tell others about this piece of paradise.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Friends
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