Name: Oke Beach House
Location: New Zealand
How about a much deserved family escape or weekend holiday retreat for you and your special someone? Take in the unforgettable bounties of a little slice of paradise at Oke Beach House. Located in Bay of Islands in the Far North District of New Zealand, you will instantly feel a connection to the pristine surroundings and tranquility of the property. The Beach House gifts its guests with the utmost amount of privacy paired with spectacular views of Hauai Bay and Oke Bay. You will instantly become immersed in the lush natural surroundings that await you.
The house is perched overlooking Hauai Bay with easy access to two semi-private beaches: Hauai and Oke Bays. These two beaches are some of the lesser-known beaches in the country. Experience a true feeling of calm with the house’s welcomed isolation while having the convenience of an easy, 35 minute drive to Russell, the nearest town. It is just a 50-minute drive to Kerikeri, the nearest airport. Also known as Bay of Islands airport, it operates Air New Zealand Link/Air Nelson with direct flights to Auckland.
The home is large enough for four families and contains six bedrooms, which is ideal for a small family reunion or wedding party. There are two generously sized master suites upstairs with private ensuites as well as two large bedrooms. Downstairs, there are two rooms that share a bathroom. Embrace those seldom, chilly nights with an electric blanket of plush, white bedding. The ceiling glass sliding doors that span throughout the house create a window in to paradise. It is outside living at its finest with its modern, nautical features and heated hardwood flooring.
If you choose to stock up on groceries and cook at the House, the kitchen is well equipped with three refrigerators, twin ovens, and a gas barbecue outside.
It is a must that you choose to dine al fresco on the terrace looking out across the lush green forest and sun-soaked waters. Purchase your groceries for the week after leaving the airport and or before arriving to the house. Stock up on local favorites such as Bluebird crisps, manuka honey, and muesli bars and sip local wine while cozying up to the outdoor log fire. When hosting a party or small gathering at the home, catering is available by Lesley’s Chef & Catering Services. Lesley can also be hired as a personal chef and can prepare almost anything from hearty vegetarian organic meal to classic, French style cuisine.
The Beach House is a mere 3-minute walk from Hauai Bay and just five walking minutes from Oke Bay. At these magnificent beaches, you can go snorkeling and fishing paired with private surroundings. Local activities are abundant year round and include canoeing, fishing charters, sailing, parasailing, and more. Love to sail? The House comes with its own mooring, allowing for a boat jaunt any time of day. Want to tee off? Waitangi Golf Club is a short 5-minute drive away. After dinner, you may wish to take a leisurely stroll on the nearby hiking trails and along Cape Brett Walkway, which is terrific for bird watching and discovering never before seen wildlife. All activities can be prearranged and scheduled accordingly.
Take in the sights with an aerial view of Bay of Islands with a private helicopter tour by Salt Air. Experience a once in a lifetime vantage point for taking breathtaking photos while learning about the ecology and wildlife in Northern New Zealand.
Have the rare opportunity to swim in the open waters with dolphins! Watch them play from the deck of the house or get a closer view by taking out a kayak or small boat.
Oke Beach House is featured in our top 5 best beach houses in the world.
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