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“Our favourite place literally in the world!”
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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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Chaflanag...
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
“Our favourite place literally in the world!”
Reviewed 29 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

First stayed here 10 years ago on our first trip to NZ so when mum and dad came out to visit me here I had to take them back! It really is an unbeatable spot. Private lawn that leads straight to the beach, so quiet and stunning at night time. Only a couple of mins drive to the small town of Russell for food supplies (great for the bbq!!) or things to do. House is in immaculate condition with great things to do. (Board games, sound system, dvd's etc) There really is nothing you can fault with the place. You can't beat waking up to the view of Tapeka point and all the boats and the beach... This place really does hold a special place in our heart! Can wait to visit you guys again soon. Worth every penny!!!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Management Response
2 Dec 2015
Thank you so much for the unprompted review. It was fantastic to be able to greet you and your UK based parents in person. We are pleased you all approve of the various improvements we have made since your stay 10 years ago. It is touching you cherish it as much as we do. We look forward to your next stay
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Jessica T
1 review
“Perfection”
Reviewed 11 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Tapeka Del Mar was just marvellous. The location can't be beaten, right on the beach; and the house was immaculately clean and spacious. We had an amazing time, and I'm already looking forward to returning...can't recommend this property enough.

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Liked best: The view from the property overlooking the water
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Kirsty P
Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
“The Ultimate Tapeka Point Experience”
Reviewed 8 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This holiday home is a magnificent way to experience Tapeka point. Breathtaking outlook, beautifully equipped, comfortable beds, plenty of land for the kids to play cricket and the separate living quarters for the teenagers worked beautifully. Just over the hill to the historic and quaint Russell. To top it off the weather was amazing and we were able to experience the hole in the rock, deep water cove wreck dive, amazing island beaches, snorkeling, kayaking and fishing. The boat ramp is a stones throw away and the Bay of Islands is a magical playground for boating. We will be back!

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Travelling group: Large Group
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Management Response
16 Apr 2015
Pleased to hear the house worked so well for a large family group. Thank you for the comments and adding photos from your stay. Perfect weather is always a bonus as is having your own boat to experience all the Bay of Islands has to offer. We welcome your return
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Miriam R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Return to Russell”
Reviewed 24 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

This is our fourth visit to Tapeka del Mar. The house is superbly appointed for small or large groups, very comforably furnished, new and modern appliances, everything has been well thought out and provided for the guests so they have a holiday to remember. It is a hop, step and a jump to the beach, safe swimming for the children and plenty of space to play in the sand. Kayaks are provided with lifejackets for those guests who wish to venture further; the fishing is good and the mussels plentiful. A mooring is available should someone wish to bring their boat and visit all the outlying islands which are not too far away. It is certainly possible to pack a picnic and have a day out. The owner has recently refurbished the front of the house, so the doors now fold right back which opens the lounge on to the large spacious deck. The property is situatied about five minutes from Russell, so easy to reach the local supermarkets, hotels and ferrry.

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Liked best: The proximity to the sea and the uninterrupted views.
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
25 Feb 2015
Thank you for returning from England for a 4th stay and your endorsement of the improvements. You left the house in impecable condition. We hope to welcome you back again next year.
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Margie H
Mangawhai, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Beach front heaven”
Reviewed 23 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

was so lovely, didnt need to go anywhere. Enjoyed the beach the kayaks , water was warm and so safe to swim
thanks for a lovely weekend

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Liked best: waterfront
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
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
25 Feb 2015
Thank you for the review and future booking. Tapeka del Mar is a destination in itself but we hope you get to experience some of the many Bay of Islands attractions during your next stay
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