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XSPOT eco-bach for two in Tryphena, wide seaviews

16 reviews
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Looking for a very special location for your honeymoon, or just for a weekend away with your loved one or just you? This truly stunning apartment provides the kind of sweeping panoramic views over the Hauraki Gulf only billionaires dream of in the rest of the world... and the seclusion and peace and quiet you have been craving for so long. It is a self contained apartment, attached to a comfortable eco house which is mainly run on solar power, wind power and wood. For summer it even has a swimming pool overlooking the water. House and apartment were finished in 2010 and have extra wide views from the Coromandel to the Whangarei Heads, and are situated in a very remote location only shared with your hosts. You will need a 4WD vehicle for access. Bring your own or ask about vehicle hire. W...Looking for a very special location for your honeymoon, or just for a weekend away with your loved one or just you? This truly stunning apartment provides the kind of sweeping panoramic views over the Hauraki Gulf only billionaires dream of in the rest of the world... and the seclusion and peace and quiet you have been craving for so long. It is a self contained apartment, attached to a comfortable eco house which is mainly run on solar power, wind power and wood. For summer it even has a swimming pool overlooking the water. House and apartment were finished in 2010 and have extra wide views from the Coromandel to the Whangarei Heads, and are situated in a very remote location only shared with your hosts. You will need a 4WD vehicle for access. Bring your own or ask about vehicle hire. When you walk into your lounge, an expansive view may make you realise that you are not just looking at a view, but that you have become part of it. Take a seat on the comfy couch and just gaze at the ever-changing views over the water. Keep an eye out for dolphins, whales (Brydes whales and Orcas), cray fisherman clearing there nets, ocean liners in the far distance or gannets hang gliding past. You may occasionally check that your book is still in your lap and that your drink is still at hand. But you could completely forget about them, too. Once you are totally relaxed, you could go and explore the island, or go for a swim in the pool that is part of the complex. The Spot X fishing spot is right down below, a 20 minute ramble for the nimble footed down a goat track takes you to the rocks. Your hosts are happy to show you how to get there. The apartment comes with a master bedroom with en suite, but on request, one or two of the quality queen bedrooms in the main house can be rented as well. These two rooms are connected by a bathroom. Minimum rental period is 2 days.More
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About the Owner
Hilde H
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
Interaction with guests
Our home is attached to the apartment and as I work from home, I am available a lot of the time, with the best tips for your island exploration. There are also tourist maps available in the apartment and an extensive list of our favourite walks, rides, beaches, etc.
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Reviewed 27 December 2018

They cancelled our confirmed booking at short notice in the high season. Reason given was "double booked". We'd booked in July 2018 so suspect we were bounced. Either way, not reliable, beware.

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Huggis
Reviewed 20 November 2018

We had a great time celebrating our 20th Anniversary, we would definitely highly recommend this beautiful holiday hideaway, so beautiful house and the best view of great Barrier Island can offer. Thank you so much Hilde and Roger lovely couple for sharing your beautiful paradise...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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HildeFromBarrier, VR Owner at XSPOT eco-bach for two in Tryphena, wide seaviews, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Thanks for your kind words, Jolynn. Such a pleasure to have you stay and enjoy! HIlde

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Reviewed 19 November 2018

A real pleasure to stay in such a beautiful unit with such magnificent views. We had front seats during the spectacular display of kakas in the flaxes. To watch the night sky through the panoramic windows was a unique experience.More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Road40598083159
HildeFromBarrier, VR Owner at XSPOT eco-bach for two in Tryphena, wide seaviews, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Hi team ;-) A pleasure to have you stay! November and December are great months for North Island kaka viewing as they come and visit our flax bushes. And yes, isn't it fab that the night sky can be watched from the comfort of the...More

Reviewed 20 January 2018

XSpot is simply a spectacular place. The views from the living room and terrace are absolutely priceless. Having traveled through NZ for 3 weeks, we got used to being stunned by Mother Nature and XSpot and GBI was the perfect place to wind down after...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank NielsHS
HildeFromBarrier, VR Owner at XSPOT eco-bach for two in Tryphena, wide seaviews, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thanks for your words. Happy you enjoyed the XSPOT and GBI. We agree it's a pretty amazing place for those who are open to a bit of adventure. Great Barrier Island is not for everyone ;-D

Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

If Trip Advisor allowed for more than just 5 stars, the XSPOT would get 10! The XSPOT offered breathtaking views, a spacious and modern living space, and was very clean. While Great Barrier Island may not be for everyone, as it is very remote with...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank MoniqueF1434
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
DVD Player
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Water Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Toaster
Telephone
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
The X-spot is located on top of a cliff on the western side of Great Barrier Island, New Zealand and has amazing views over the Hauraki Gulf, from the Broken Islands in the North, via Little Barrier in the West, to the lights of Auckland in the South. This location is the kind of location that only billionaires can afford in Europe or even the States. We were lucky enough to buy early, to dream for a long time, and to finally be able to build our house with holiday apartment in this location. It is set in a very secluded location on 25 acres of regenerating native bush. Often the only sounds that can be heard are the wind and the water lapping on the rocks below. A 20 minute walk down a goat track takes you to a private pebble beach and great rock fishing. Access is by 4WD car. The road t...
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Some people wonder what we do all day… Or what you are going to do all day when you are here… Don’t worry, you are welcome to sit and watch the view or read your book and totally relax, or just do absolutely nothing all day. For active people there is stacks to do, and for art and craft lovers, too. Often, you have to make your own fun on Great Barrier Island, but there are people who are happy to assist, too. Check with us if in doubt. Ask Hilde to email you her personal Barrier activities guide.
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