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XSPOT eco-bach for two in Tryphena, wide seaviews

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Lounging at the X-spot
Excellent
9 reviews
Lounging at the X-spot
minimal design, maximum views
Breakfast with a view
land- and seascape, an Xspot!
modern eco comfort
views forever
Lounge....
Cliff top
Your hosts, Roger and Hilde
The unheated pool is shared with your hosts
Looking north from the open plan lounge
The view is always different
Located on top of the cliff
Sunset reflections
X-Spot, view at dusk from the deck
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, North Island
Looking for a very special location for your honeymoon, or just for a weekend away with your loved one or just you? This truly excellent apartment provides the kind of sweeping panoramic views over the Hauraki Gulf only billionaires dream of in the rest of the world... and the seclusion and peace and quiet you have been craving for so long. It is a self contained apartment, attached to a comfortable eco house which is mainly run on solar power, wind power and wood. For summer it even has a swimming pool overlooking the water.

House and apartment were finished in 2010 and have extra wide views from the Coromandel to the Whangarei Heads, and are situated in a very remote location only shared with your hosts. You will need a 4WD vehicle for access. Bring your own or ask about vehicle hire.

When you walk into your lounge, an expansive view...
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About the Owner, Hilde H
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Mar 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 9 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
Our home is attached to the apartment and as I work from home, I am available a lot of the time, with the best tips for your island exploration.

There are also tourist maps available in the apartment and an extensive list of our favourite walks, rides, beaches, etc.
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orcharlee
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

XSPOT is where you should stay if: 1) You want comfort, space, and a home away from home, but with a far better view. 2) A well equipped kitchen, which is important if you’re self-catering 3) Friendly and helpful hosts that respect privacy. Our time there, and on the island, will always be remembered fondly. Thank you Hilde, Roger, Puki...

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Management response:

Thanks for your wonderful review, Lee! It was a pleasure to have you and Helen stay, and make the most of what our island has to offer. I absolutely loved your photos! Hilde (Roger and the cats)

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Randy B
Tokyo, Japan
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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This is one of those places one hates to review because you want to keep it a secret. But the hostess asked us to review, so here you go. My wife and I stayed for four days and three nights. We had to tear ourselves away. The scenery is unbelievable, 270 degree view up and down the coast; vast expanse...

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Management response:

Thanks for a wonderful review, Randy, and thanks to you both for the chats and the catnapping. I really enjoyed having you as our guests and thinking of you still brings a smile to my face, and to Pookie's, no doubt.

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Ghostviki...
Norway
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015 for a stay in January 2015

The X-spot is off the beaten track in many ways. It is a long drive to get there, you should have a 4WD, but we had no trouble finding the place or driving the inclines with a Toyota RAV. But the isolation and breathtaking views are just what make this place one of a kind. We travelled New Zealand for...

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Management response:

Thanks very much for your kind words. You were our first guests from Scandinavia, and Roger and I both really enjoyed having you stay. I do appreciate you comment about the curtains, but many of our guests love being able to see a star-filled night from the comfort of their bed. I promise we'll think about that one for your...

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Amenities
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Kids over under 1 and over 10 only, due to cliff top location.
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About the neighbourhood
The X-spot is located on top of a cliff on the western side of Great Barrier Island, New Zealand and has amazing views over the Hauraki Gulf, from the Broken Islands in the North, via Little Barrier in the West, to the lights of Auckland in the South. This location is the kind of location that only billionaires can afford in Europe or even the States. We were lucky enough to buy early, to dream for a long time, and to finally be able to build our house with holiday apartment in this location. It is set in a very secluded location on 25 acres of regenerating native bush. Often the only sounds that can be heard are the wind and the water lapping on the rocks below. A 20 minute walk down a goat track takes you to a private pebble beach and great rock fishing.
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Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Claris Airfield: 19.0 km
Railway: Britomart, Central Auckland, then taxi to Wynyard wharf.: 90.0 km
Ferry: Tryphena, Great Barrier Island: 9.7 km
Our address is 421 Schooner Bay Rd, Tryphena. Route description: from the airfield in Claris, turn left, toward Tryphena. Follow the main road over Medland’s Hill. Continue down the windy road into the Tryphena catchment (8kms), and at the T-crossing at the bottom, turn right, leaving Tryphena Hall with mosaic, on your right. Follow road for 3kms, turn inland in Puriri Bay, drive past the Elephant gallery and take the first left, over the bridge. Follow Schooner Bay Rd, go through Schooner Bay up the hill and turn right at 4WD sign. After approx. 3 kms, turn left at the white XSPOT Accoommodation sign on your left. Right at the next XSPOT sign at the bottom of the hill and after another 600m, the entrance door on the left is yours. Welcome
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