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Bookabach

Member since: 2014
Speaks english

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

37 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Auckland holiday apartment

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
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Bookabach (Property Manager)
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Member since: 2014
Speaks english

What makes this apartment unique

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

Reviews

4.9
based on 37 traveller reviews

XSPOT cliff-top eco-holiday apartment for two 4WD
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews
5

Absolutely STUNNING! Words simply cannot describe this beautiful bach.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely STUNNING! Words simply cannot describe this beautiful bach. It's located on a cliff top, can you just imagine the views!? I thought I could until I saw it for myself. SPEECHLESS. Everything you could possibly want for your holiday has been provided. Modern, well appointed bach, and did I mention the views?! Definitely bring your 4x4 as the roads are narrow and unsealed. What a fantastic adventure to Great Barrier. Can't wait to come back in summer :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Amazing views are the highlight of this property.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views are the highlight of this property. The building is of a very high standard - good looking, warm (with a wood burner) and functional. The location is pleasantly remote, yet only a 15 minute drive to Tryphena.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Beautiful house at an amazing spot with views to die for.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house at an amazing spot with views to die for. It's in the perfect location too - close to the shops but yet totally isolated! I can highly recommend staying at XSpot.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Went away to have a relaxed time and we were certainly able to do that at a fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

Went away to have a relaxed time and we were certainly able to do that at a fantastic location! The pictures do not do the place justice.

The Mulberry Grove cafe is a great place to get a coffee and the staff are really friendly, Friday is a great day to go in as they have all the pastries coming in!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Perfect stay.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect stay. Stunning views. Fabulous accommodation with high quality furnishings.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Perfect get-away, very relaxing Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Perfect get-away, very relaxing

Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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
2 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$240
From
A$259
 
 
shoulder
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$192
From
A$211
 
 
Off-peak
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$153
From
A$173
 
 
shoulder
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$192
From
A$211
 
 
High
1 Dec 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$240
From
A$259
 
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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