Apartment, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 2)
Pool / Spa
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 0
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Cleaned with disinfectant
Don't pay for your booking outside our website or app.
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Hilde came to Great Barrier Island from the Netherlands in 1999. She met Roger in the Irish pub, loved the man and the island and has never looked back. She has a background in hospitality management, but currently also makes a living translating on line and being a director of Good Heavens Dark Sky Epxeriences. In her spare times she loves to explore the island, go for walks, bike rides, swims, surfs and assist with sailing and surfing lessons for local school kids. Roger has lived on the island since 1989. After a career in the family jewelry business in downtown Auckland, he chose the remote lifestyle that our Schooner Bay property offers. He runs an earth moving business and has reinvented himself in the last few years as a silver surfer. If you are a surfer too, make sure you ask him for some tips!
HildeH purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why HildeH chose Tryphena
We built this property ourselves. The land had been in Roger's family since the 70-ies, and having lived on the land since the 1980s, it took a while and a subdivision to live our dream and build our dream home on the cliff. The attached but fully self-contained apartment is where you will be staying.
What makes this Apartment unique
The views are amazing! The XSPOT apartment is light, modern and clean. Nature is right on your doorstep, with gannets searing past the windows and kaka attacking the flax plants. There are often dolphins and whales to admire in the waves down below. The sunset happens in it's full glory. This apartment is very private and remote, and with its amazing solitude, is ideal for honeymooners and stargazers.