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Luxurious Secluded Oceanview Designer Home

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Last updated: 02/07/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Tauranga Bay villa description

Rongotai means 'Hear the Sea' in Maori language. It has been featured on New Zealand's popular show 'Home Front' and on the American Cable network House and Gardens show 'Extreme Houses of the World.' It has appeared in many magazines and was included in the international book, 'Houses of the World.' It is located on a mountaintop facing the sea with a 360 degree panoramic view.

Designed by renown New Zealand Architect Martyn Evans, Rongotai is shaped like a swallow. A complementary shaped garage faces it across a circular driveway. A helipad in the rear and landscaped grounds complete the complex. The house is built of steel and glass with three two-meter skylight domes over the kitchen, master bedroom and a guestroom. The night skies of this secluded area are spectacular. There is a Bose home theater and daybeds for reading or relaxing in the living room. Nautical stairs lead up to the crow's nest for a longer view for spotting yachts, dolphin and orca. There are three bedrooms in the main house each with a stunning view of the ocean and surrounding manuka forest.

The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, a study room with glass desk and broadband hookup, a whole room just for showering with two Philippe Starck fittings; one of which reaches outdoors to the deck and a toilet room with a Japanese Toto Washlet with temperature and pressure controls for rinsing and bidette functions.

The infinity pool gives the impression you are in the sea. There's a jacuzzi on the lower level with shower, sink and an outdoor loo with a view. Rongotai is so isolated, no one can see you here.

The garage has a bathroom, laundry and kitchenette combination and a sleep-out style bedroom. There are hiking paths near the swimming pool and the landscaping is designed completely with native trees and shrubs.

Birdwatchers will delight in the shearwaters, gannets, and other native birds. There are bird, fish guides and star charts with binoculars provided. At night you can hear the New Zealand Morepork (owl family) and sometimes even a kiwi call. A short walk to the beach or a 3 minute drive will take you to Tauranga Bay beach for swimming, walking or a visit to the dotterel sanctuary. There is a kayak school in the area.

Keywords: Private, Infinity Pool, Sea View, Isolated, Honeymoon, Bach, Panoramic View, bungalow, villa, architecture designed,

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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    precipice is risky for children...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    the house is in a Kiwi run area and pets endanger the birds...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • An outdoor loo with the best view in the world

Entertainment

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Bose home theater with projector and large screen...moreless

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    on a hill facing the sea and beach below...moreless

  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View:

    360 degrees view includes mountains and farms to the back of the property...moreless

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    Wireless setup...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    garage has additional kitchenette and sleep-out where optional manager stays....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    cell phones can work at Rongotai...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    contact property manager for catering...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    gourmet cooks will be happy with this kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen

Outside

  • Balcony:

    a lookout to spot whales, etc. and to listen to the sea...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Payment Type

  • Amex
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter
Apr 1 - Oct 15
3 night min stay
$640
$4,256 $17,100
Christmas and New Years
Dec 17 - Jan 6
7 night min stay

$5,005
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$720
$4,788 $20,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Seasonal rates: April through October

MINIMUM STAY OVER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR IS 1 WEEK


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Location

Car: Necessary

kayaking available nearby

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: We are a Japanese-American couple. We love New Zealand for the pioneering spirit of the people there, and the natural beauty that has been preserved. A favorite hobby is observing wildlife and it's there in abundance in New Zealand.

Why the Owner Chose Tauranga Bay:
We looked all over the world for this property. We wanted a house on a mountaintop overlooking a beautiful sea. We searched in Phuket, Thailand; Florida, USA; Ixtapa, Mexico; the Costa del Sol of Spain and found just what we were dreaming of in New Zealand.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
We love waking up to the view of the sea. We like to bird watch and dolphin watch from the house or go fishing in the nearby waters and coming home with an abundance of fish to cook up as bouillabaisse, curry fish head (a Singapore dish) or just grilled fish. We take early evening walks along the beach at Tauranga Bay to Butterfly Bay.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • rongotai from the air

    rongotai from the air

  • deck chairs outside master bedroom with spa below

    deck chairs outside master bedroom with spa below

  • Shower room in Master wing with Philippe Starck fittings

    Shower room in Master wing with Philippe Starck fittings

  • The Perfect Setting for Entertaining. Bombo Chairs Swivel to Take in Sea View

    The Perfect Setting for Entertaining. Bombo Chairs Swivel to Take in Sea View

  • Fantastic Views, Comfortable Lounges

    Fantastic Views, Comfortable Lounges

  • Tauranga Bay beach

    Tauranga Bay beach

  • the infinity edge of the pool facing the sea

    the infinity edge of the pool facing the sea

  • Rongotai from above showing pool and spa

    Rongotai from above showing pool and spa

  • infinity pool plus house

    infinity pool plus house

  • kitchen and living room facing the sea

    kitchen and living room facing the sea

  • Wake up to a Spectacular Sea View

    Wake up to a Spectacular Sea View

  • twin bedded room

    twin bedded room

  • view from the Maori Pa precipice at Rongotai

    view from the Maori Pa precipice at Rongotai

  • Your place to relax and enjoy the view

    Your place to relax and enjoy the view

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Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Villa
  • Reviews
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few days
  • Response rate: 75%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/07/2014
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