Wake up to birdsong and unspoilt nature in an enchanted valley on Great Barrier Island. You'll experience beaches and nature you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the world. We look forward to welcoming you!
“I would love to return to Helgar & Peter's place. It's a long drive to their place & you need a 4 wheel drive, but once you get the hang of it ...its just fine. A lovely homestead & garden awaits you. We were surrounded by big trees, flowers & bird song. On a fine evening the starlit sky is magnificent. Sitting on their deck & chatting away with their friends & neighbors was fun. We found out so much about the island from Peter & Helga. Heating & cooking food on their coal range took me back to my childhood. Their home was clean, warm & inviting. They have an extensive library of interesting books. Both Peter & Helga were gracious, kind & giving hosts. I would recommend their stay to anyone who wants that Great Barrier experience.”
Comfortable Beachfront homestay accommodation in a magnificent peaceful setting right on the Pacific Ocean. The white sands and surf of Medlands Beach are less than 50m away. You're welcome to use the kitchen or join me for a shared meal on request. I have a guest room in my house or self-contained Garden Chalet option - its your choice.The wood-fire makes for a very cosy winter w/e away from it all and the beach is stunning in all weather. Make friends with Miso our realxed and friendly cat.
“Vicky’s idyllic beach resort is the most amazing stay we could have ever imagined! We have come away feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and definitely reset, also with a stronger eco-warrior mindset and love for what we have and what’s around us! Her home is a perfect stay, wether you’re just flying in for a quick stop, or a well needed break, she has everything you could need from full face snorkelling masks to beach umbrellas and ball games! I counted under 20 steps from the door until I could see the Ocean, and around another 30 meters and I was standing in the breaking waves. Her humble abode is a short drive through the beautiful hills to the wonderful bay of Tryphena, which is a stunning place to visit, if you manage to get away from the seemingly everlasting beauty of Medlands beach, and it’s surrounding bays. I would 100% recommend Vicky’s retreat, and will be returning!”
Bush surrounded beach house with sea views. This comfortable 2 bedroom bach is centrally located on Great Barrier Island, just a 10 minute drive from Claris airport and a 6 minute walk to a safe swimming beach Okupu.
“We had a great couple of nights here. Sonya was a great host, very quick with her responses and the house was very clean and tidy. The house was very relaxing with a great view, everything we needed was there. Even though it is not located in the ‘hot spots’ of Barrier we had lovely swims and kayaks at the beach 5mins from the Bach, and having access to a car was extremely useful - we loved exploring the island! Would definitely recommend.”