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“"A special piece of paradise....?": NO QUESTION!!”
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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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Graeme F
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
“"A special piece of paradise....?": NO QUESTION!!”
Reviewed 23 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Russell in the New Zealands Bay of Islands is a special place.This beachfront home at Tapeka Bay, some 5 minutes from the Russell township is, without question, a "special piece of paradise"!
We have stayed at many seaside pocations throughout Australia and New Zealand and this location and house are without equal as a uniquely positioned family oriented holiday rental
The website for Tapeka Del Mar says everything about the property and a stay will actually confirm without doubt that all the facilities are first class.
This is completed by owners who are both generous and considerate.
All I can say is give it a go because I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

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Liked best: Location and ammenities
Liked least: NO negatives
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
29 Jan 2015
Thank you for your kind review and comments. Coming from Australia we are pleased you thought the same of our piece of paradise as we do. We are humbled that you have chosen to make two future bookings having hardly got home and look forward to welcoming you back
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Jane M
Warkworth, New Zealand
1 review
“A true Beach House Experience”
Reviewed 20 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

A superb location with kayaks & a dinghy to explore the sheltered waters. The kitchen was well equipped with almost everything a large family would require. The sound system/ TV was extensive throughout the house. The games room cum sleep out made it very suitable for an extended family although the well appointed bedrooms in the main part of the house would satisfy a smaller group. There were plenty of games & reading matter to occupy the quieter times. The management were pleasant to deal with especially when the fridge freezer failed on our first night. It was fixed promptly & without fuss.

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Liked best: Proximity to the water
Liked least: The kitchen could have been larger
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Tickleish
wellington, NZ
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“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.
Was this review helpful? 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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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
Was this review helpful? Yes
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