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XSPOT cliff-top eco-holiday apartment for two 4WD

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 2)

?2013 Gold Winner Golden Piwa" BEST IN ECO-FRIENDLY!

This light and modern apartment on Great Barrier Island provides sweeping 270 degree panoramic views over the Hauraki Gulf. Walk into your apartment, and become part of the view. Take a seat on the comfy couch and gaze at the ever-changing water from the comfort of your lounge, or amble down a narrow path through the high grass, sit down on a rock and relax while taking in the view, listening to the waves break on the rocks below.

The apartment is self-contained, has its own entrance, but is part of a comfortable eco-house, from where your hosts will assist in looking after the solar and wind power and firewood systems of the house. The unheated swimming pool with a view is available for a splash in summer.

The remote 4WD location only shared with your hosts is perfect for a honeymoon! Astronomers and other stargazers looking for a place without light pollution but with a large deck from where the night sky can be viewed in its full glory are also very welcome.

Keep an eye out for diving dolphins, whales working schools of fish, graciously gliding gannets and cray fisherman checking their pots. You may occasionally have to check that your book is still in your lap and that your drink is still at hand, but you may completely forget about them, too.

Once you're totally relaxed, you could go and explore the island, or have a splash in the shared unheated swimming pool (with views!!).

The apartment is spacious, around 80m2 and has one master bedroom with ensuite and a walk in wardrobe to store your suitcases.

4WD access only, as our access road is not sealed and steep! Bring your own on the ferry or rent one through Aotea rentals.

Travel to the Barrier by Sealink ferry, Flymysky or Great Barrier Airlines. Helipad available close by.

Special conditions:

This clifftop apartment has has amazing views but is not necessarily suitable for toddlers. They are welcome with tight supervision.

Our alternative power system is sturdy but cannot cope with an overload. Electric appliances creating heat (hairdryers, -straighteners, toasters, rice cookers, etc.) are very hard on our batteries. Please do not bring them. Phone chargers, etc. are fine.

Please leave the property as you found it or pay $100 extra for cleaning.

Extras: Linen (included); Maps of the island, with lots of great ideas for exploration (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;

More Details

Property Manager
Bookabach
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Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Manager indicates their response time is
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

What makes this apartment unique

Very private and remote, amazing solitude, ideal for honeymooners and stargazers

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

XSPOT cliff-top eco-holiday apartment for two 4WD
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 reviews
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The views are amazing from this secluded clifftop property.

  • 4 of 5

The views are amazing from this secluded clifftop property. Drive to the beaches and Tryphena-area dining is short, a 4WD essential.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Fantastic location and really nice hosts

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location and really nice hosts

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Without a doubt the most breathtakingly stunning place I've ever stayed.

  • 5 of 5

Without a doubt the most breathtakingly stunning place I've ever stayed. We stayed here on recommendation from a colleague and it did not disappoint in any way shape or form! I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay somewhere that is the definition of beautiful. I also loved the eco element of the house, and it added a little something to our trip knowing that the place we were staying was fully sustainable and eco-friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Absolutely amazing getaway - couldn't ask for more.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely amazing getaway - couldn't ask for more. 5 star accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

This property is exquisite.

  • 5 of 5

This property is exquisite. Immaculately and tastefully decorated. Large windows and glass doors in every room with an endless view of the ocean. I want to come back to NZ just so I can return to the XSPOT!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Dream accommodation! It's so beautiful and the best views I have ever experienced.

  • 5 of 5

Dream accommodation! It's so beautiful and the best views I have ever experienced. It's so peaceful I felt very relaxed whist I was here. It's well equipped with everything you could ever want. Very secluded and no noise at all. Nice and modern and very clean. Super comfy bed and warm. You really don't need to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Auckland, New Zealand

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
New Zealand Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
21 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$216
From
A$234
 
 
shoulder
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$188
From
A$206
 
 
Off-peak
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$150
From
A$169
 
 
shoulder
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$188
From
A$206
 
 
High
1 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$216
From
A$234
 
 
Peak season
23 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$253
From
A$253
 
 
High
8 Jan 2018 - 21 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$216
From
A$234
 
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Auckland, New Zealand

Property Type:
  • apartment
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master suite - 1 large double bed
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis