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“This is the definition of perfect”
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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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Excellent - based on 46 reviews
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Tickleish
wellington, NZ
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“This is the definition of perfect”
Reviewed 24 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
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“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
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beach House Luxury Kiwi Style”
Reviewed 9 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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