The Glass house is located at the tip of the PeninsulaThe Glass house is located at the tip of the Peninsula

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

The Glasshouse is one of those very special places, a stunning setting on Northlands East Coast with high level luxury touches and amenities. This property is all about privacy and the natural, beautiful environment, along with the special Architecture. Fishing and swimming access to private Cove below the Glasshouse. Walking track on the property with outstanding views wherever you look.
Semi or full catering by our private Chef available, please enquire when booking.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 11PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Doorman


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 20%
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The space

World-class architecture and a stunning peninsula setting come together to create this truly unique and special retreat. Nestled intimately amongst a forest of ancient pohutukawa, glass, steel and timber merge to create this masterpiece that we've called The Glasshouse. With floor to ceiling windows on 3 sides, one gets a sense of being "in" the environment rather than observing it from afar. A unique bathroom facility in a seperate building just down from the house itself. Electric opening window in this separate building will allow you to feel you’re showering in nature.

When staying at the Glasshouse you will have the tip of the Peninsula to yourself, thus creating the ultimate in privacy.

We will meet you at the property upon arrival and show you the house and we will on call should you need any assistance re the place. Other than that you will not be disturbed. We will also be there to help you when you check out.

This property is located close to the end of a long private right away.

The Glasshouse has a private walking track for you to enjoy and for those inclined there's a stairway/track that leads you to the rocks below where you just might be able to catch a fish or on a sunny day, go for a swim!. Fishing gear available.

Full in-house or pre-pepared catering available. Please enquire when booking.

Guest access

Privacy, waterfront setting with kayaks and snorkelling gear provided.

Interaction with guests

We will meet and greet you upon arrival, and live nearby to assist in any way with advice or help.

The neighbourhood

The Glasshouse is located at the tip of the Peninsula and there are about 3 houses within a few kilometres. We live in a very friendly and social neighbourhood.

Getting around

The only way to get to the Glasshouse is by car. There are no public transport.

Other things to note

A minimum 3 night reservation is required from Dec 15 to Jan 15
The house does not have cell phone reception but has wi-fi.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 11PM

No smoking inside nd sorry no pets allowed.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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3 Reviews

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Rebecca User Profile
December 2016
The Glasshouse is in a uniquely gorgeous location. If you want solitude in a beautiful setting, this definitely has it. The walls on three sides are enormous glass doors that slide open, which creates an amazing breeze and sense of being in the beautiful nature around you. There is an option to have a chef prepare meals for you which I did, and they were delicious, charmingly presented, and with very generous portions. Susanne and Paul, who manage the property, were absolutely wonderful. I had a personal emergency on the second day of my four days there, and Susanne was incredibly helpful and kind. I had a couple of objections, though. The bathroom situation, as described, is a completely different building. The problem is that it really isn't that close to the house. I stepped it off and it is about 100 ft away, and down a hill. This proved to be a considerable inconvenience since it rained while I was there quite a bit. The home’s very modern architecture does not have any kind of handrails, and when it was raining one night, I twisted my ankle on the uneven steps going outside to the bathroom, fell, and injured my shoulder, elbow, ankle and sprained my wrist. This obviously put a damper on the enjoyment of the experience. For some reason, the house also makes really loud creaking sounds at night that sometimes rise to the level of banging. I have no idea what it could be, but it was loud enough to wake me, and be a little alarming for a woman traveling alone. It is also worth noting that there is no cell service at all at the house and there is no landline. It is necessary to drive or walk up to the top of the hill to get any kind of telephone reception, which is more of an issue than one might think in an emergency. In summary, the Glasshouse is an interesting place that offers both a dramatic landscape and peaceful solitude, with lovely hosts, but be fully aware, with the bathroom not only outside but so far away, especially when it is raining, in my opinion, this property falls under the umbrella of “Glamping” at a very high price.
Susanne User Profile
Response from Susanne:
Hi Rebecca, thank you for your considered response and the positive points you have made. However, to be fair we would like to clarify a couple of issues. The separate luxury shower and toilet facility is an "architectural feature" and part of the "uniqueness" of this property - it is something that sets it apart from being "normal". The distance between buildings...... The pathway, on a shallow grade, is only 50ft in length, not 100ft. You also mention the lack of cell phone coverage and no landline. So future clients know, we need to point out that the house has a reliable internet connection, so one is not isolated without communication and most guests use the various methods of communication through the internet. This is how we regularly communicated with you through the AirBnB app. Thanks again for staying. This response is simply a clarification for future guests.
December 2016

Kathy User Profile
February 2016
The Glass house is perfect. It has to be in one of the most beautiful landscapes we have ever been to. There is complete privacy and all day long we were just repeating to each other that we couldn't imagine anywhere more beautiful than this. My husband and I spent a week here and wish that we never had to leave. When we arrived at the house Paul and Susanne had stocked the kitchen with wonderful food and drinks. Throughout the week, they were so generous to us. Open to any requests and eager to help us out. They shared their fishing gear and their son even took my husband spearfishing! The house is beautifully decorated and everything you touch in this home has been carefully planned. It is very luxurious and modern.Paul and Susanne have kept it in like-new condition. I can't say enough positive things about this house or the hosts.

Caroline User Profile
December 2014
The glasshouse is just amazing.. We enjoyed every second and we can highly recommend this wonderful house..! It has everything you need.. The kitchen is perfect equiped, the extra bathroom is an other highlight :-) and on top you have a sound station (via ipad) with boxes in all place... We hope to come back soon! A biiig thanks to Paul and Susanne who are lovely owners! In this place you feel like in a fairy tail...

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Susanne User Profile

After travelling for 12 years I've decided to make beautiful New Zealand home for myself and my family. Great choice!!

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