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Tahapuke - Luxury 3 Bed Beach House
Tahapuke - Luxury 3 Bed Beach House
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
3 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
3 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Tahapuke is a hidden treasure located in the heart of Russell in the Bay of Islands. Guests staying here can enjoy private beach access as well as exclusive access to the property's private island in the bay.

The space

This newly appointed, luxurious beach house offers complete peace and privacy, yet is only a stone throw’s away from the centre of Russell.

Guests benefit from a private bay and beach, as well as their very own private island (with complimentary dingy to get there). Other features include large open plan living, kitchen and dining area, indoor fire, outdoor decking & seating, BBQ, SKY TV and complimentary WiFi.

Each of the three bedrooms have their own bathroom and come complete with TV, plus expansive windows and doors opening to a terrace area and of course the fantastic water views.

Decorated with contemporary decor and furnishings, with doors opening onto picture perfect sea views, this property allows you to relax in complete privacy promoting a balance between luxury and nature.

A 5 acre backdrop of native bush cascades down to the beach and two tracks lead upwards from the lodge arriving at two peaceful Maori Pa sites elevated at each end of this property.

Boasting total privacy with no neighbours in sight, a gentle 5 minute walk from the lodge allows guests easy access to Russell's wharf, waterfront, restaurants and services. Nearby fishing and sailing charters are also available nearby.

Guest access

Private beach access
Private island
Fully appointed open kitchen, dinning & lounge
3 bedrooms - 2 x king, 1 x twin
3 bathrooms
Air conditioned bedrooms and living area
Flat screen TVs
Laundry & drying facilities
Fully equipped kitchen
Coffee maker

Interaction with guests

Tahapuke's property hosts will meet you at the property and show you around.

Other things to note

This property is part of the Touch of Spice Private Villa Collection.

Inclusions- designer bathroom amenities, all linen, a mid stay clean for stays of 7 nights or more, 24/7 access to a Touch of Spice representative in case of emergency.


Extra people No Charge
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

Bond - Please note that a bond is required which is equal to 1 nights accommodation upon check in to cover any incidental charges. This bond will be refunded once a full property exit check has been done and upon confirmation that there is no excessive cleaning required, excessive rubbish to be removed or any damages to the property.


The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

4 Reviews

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Jonathan User Profile
April 2017
Tahapuke Lodge is simply a special piece of NZ. Jacqui is a great host and the property manager Christine, very attentive. Our stay was more than we could have hoped for. It was a hard place to leave and we look forward to staying again in the future.

Beth User Profile
September 2016
What a beautiful space! A secluded home walking distance from the lovely town of Russell. While we enjoyed many meals out, the well equipped kitchen was greatly appreciated.
Jacqui User Profile
Response from Jacqui:
Hi Beth, We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Tahapuke - it really is a beautiful space with so much character, so it's nice to hear you wanted to make the most of it by enjoying meals in. Safe travels back home. Take care, Jacqui and the Touch of Spice team.
September 2016

Brooks User Profile
August 2016
Great location and house! Fantastic setting - felt very private but actually very close to town (few hundred yards). Highly recommend it. Recently renovated and very up-to-date.

Max User Profile
July 2016
This is a very unique and private place. It is as pretty as the pictures indicate and then some. Jacqui and the team from Touch of Spice were fantastic. They communicated well, were ever present both on our arrival as well as via text message.
Jacqui User Profile
Response from Jacqui:
Hi Manoj We agree, it's such a special place. Thank you for leaving a review. It was our pleasure having you at Tahapuke and we're pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back - please mention that you're a returning guest and we'll have a discount ready and waiting for you. Take care, Jacqui and the Touch of Spice team
July 2016

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Queenstown, New ZealandJoined in March 2014
Jacqui User Profile

Hi I'm Jacqui, I manage the Touch of Spice Private Villa Collection. This is a hand-picked portfolio of luxury accommodation options. Our collection includes some of the New Zealand’s finest properties; from luxury holiday homes and private retreats to expansive country estates and exclusive inner-city apartments. Our portfolio rivals the world’s best and our team of curators can organise whatever you may desire to ensure your stay remains unforgettable

We can guarantee that when you stay in a Touch of Spice Villa you can expect unwavering attention to detail, world-class service, award winning architecture and impeccable décor.

You have the choice of being fully self-sufficient or of selecting a full-service villa, which includes on-site staff, providing you with the freedom to relax, unwind and enjoy your luxurious home away from home.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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