Matapouri Beach house

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View from the Bure
Bure - main building
Bure interior
Bure deck
View from deck

Overview of Matapouri Beach house


Matapouri Beach house

5.0 out of 5 Exceptional
5.0/5 Exceptional
4 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 12

Popular amenities

  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Pet friendly
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Matapouri, Northland

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSandy Bay3 min walk
  • Popular LocationWoolleys Bay9 min walk
  • Popular LocationMatapouri Bay15 min walk
  • AirportWhangarei (WRE)54 min drive

Rooms & beds

4 bedrooms (sleeps 12)


1 Twin Bed

Bure bunkroom

1 Twin Bed

Bure mezzanine

1 Queen Bed

Garden room

1 Queen Bed

2 bathrooms

Bathroom 1

Bathroom 2



About this property

Matapouri Beach house

Our property at Whale Bay, Matapouri, is a special one. The built environment is spacious, the core of which was designed by a nationally recognized architect. Accommodation is spread across five separate buildings which are contemporary and distinctive. Each building occupies a different part of the site and presents a difference of land and seascape. The main living structure at present is a medium sized Fijian style bure with a mezzanine that overlooks Staffa Bay, and has echoes of the little ocean-side churches that exist all around the Pacific. Over the sheltered lawn to one side is a bunkhouse that sleeps 4. Next to this is an outdoor bath overlooking the small garden and coastline.

On another part of the site, across lawns and down a garden path, there is another building we call the Garden Shed. It has a high, single, large room with just two chairs and a queen-sized bed.

At the top of the drive is a boatshed the size of four double garages. Over the past few years we have reserved this building for family use. While we don't include it in the rental, we are happy to give access to the laundry and when there is a large group in occupation we can make the mezzanine available for extra sleeping.

And beside the boatshed is the second and standalone bathroom. It is constructed in galvanized steel, has a roller door that can be lowered for privacy, and is built around two immense his and her shower roses.

And between these 5 buildings you find yourself making the many journeys that connect them, from shelter to open space and back, during the course of the day.

Whale Bay is ideal for one or more families ; for families with friends ; or couples desiring isolation in a visual feast. Young children can be with you in the bure. Older ones can occupy different buildings and spaces. Guests have the separation they and you desire.
Special conditions:
Off Peak
May - September $450 per night for up to 6 persons, plus $30 each for each additional person. 3 night minimum stay.
October - April $550 per night for up to 6 persons, plus $30 each additional person. 3 night mimimum stay.

Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$80.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$120.00 per stay); extra guests per night 6+ (Required, NZ$30.00 per person);


Pet friendly
Outdoor Space
Barbecue grill

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House Rules

Check in after 12:00 PM
Check out before 12:00 PM


Children allowed: ages 0-17


No events allowed


Pets allowed


Smoking is not permitted

Damage and incidentals

You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

About this area


This vacation home is located in Matapouri. Reyburn House and Hundertwasser Art Centre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Old Library Arts Centre and Clarke Homestead. Tutukaka Headland and Poor Knights Island are also worth visiting. Scuba diving and surfing/body boarding offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking and horse riding nearby.

What's nearby

  • Sandy Bay - 3 min walk
  • Woolleys Bay - 9 min walk
  • Matapouri Bay - 15 min walk
  • Tutukaka Marina - 8 min drive
  • Dive Tutukaka - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Whangarei (WRE) - 53 min drive


  • Marina Pizzeria - 8 min drive
  • Havana Cabana - 4 min drive
  • Schnappa Rock - 8 min drive
  • Moochas Bistro - 8 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Matapouri Beach house pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Matapouri Beach house?

Check-in begins at 12:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Matapouri Beach house?

Check-out is at 12:00 PM.

Where is Matapouri Beach house located?

Situated in Matapouri, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Sandy Bay and Woolleys Bay. Matapouri Bay and Mermaid Pool are also within 1 mi (2 km).




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5/5 Excellent

ainsley m.