Kauri Cove, Moturua Island
Bay of Islands
Sail or fly to your private retreat
This stunning beachside house, designed by famous New Zealand architect Pete Bossley, has been skillfully built to take advantage of the soothing water and island views as well as to fit into its native surroundings on the idyllic Moturua Island. Access to the island is restricted to boat or helicopter, and you can choose to keep the helicopter and pilot onsite with you throughout your stay with the help of the property’s heli-pad and hangar.
Relax into island life
The main home features four beautifully appointed bedrooms, all enjoying a private terrace and ocean views. The focal point of the main house is the split level living area. The kitchen and living room flow to surrounding outdoor patios adjoining a vast lawn.
Each room has maximum exposure to outside, either the beach and sea to the east, and through the relaxed corridor to the land and afternoon sun to the west. In addition, a separate guest house contains two bedrooms, bringing the island guest capacity to a comfortable 14. Additional bedrooms are also housed in the helicopter hangar which is self-contained and includes a kitchen making it is suitable for support staff. You can also choose to have a chef on site to create fine-dining meals using the freshest local produce (perhaps even one of the fish you caught from the day) and a host on hand to keep the house neat and tidy during your stay.
The property’s underground boat shed is home to a wide range of toys such as fishing gear, paddle boards, sea kayaks and up to the minute snorkeling equipment. On request, boats and jet skis can be arranged.
Explore your surrounds
The island has walking tracks with views and native bush that you thought only existed in Lord of the Rings movies and an ocean trampoline for the summer days. We can arrange a helicopter for transport to Kauri Cliffs where you can play on their world-class golf course and use their day spa and restaurant. There are awe-inspiring island cruises for the leisure seekers and deep sea fishing for the adrenaline seekers too.
The island takes part in the story of New Zealand’s founding history with the Maori, New Zealand’s indigenous people, thriving on the island’s environment. To retain this environment, the island’s maintenance is taken care of by the Department of Conservation to ensure all native bush and birdlife is protected from pests.
Bedroom 1: Super King bed with ensuite, private deck (plus a walkway to the Spa pool) and large walk-in wardrobe
Bedroom 2: Super King bed with ensuite – deck, and wardrobe
Bedroom 3: King bed with wardrobe and shares a bathroom with the bedroom 4
Bedroom 4: 4 double beds (2x bunks) all with wardrobes
Bedroom 1: King bed
Bedroom 2: Split King Single beds
Bedroom 1: Queen beds
Bedroom 2: 4 single beds (2x bunks)
Season dates, rates and minimum night stay requirements may apply. Please contact one of our team for accurate availability and quotes.
Features & Amenities
- Private Beach Access
- Hot Tub
- SKY TV
- Golf Course
- Private Garden
- Indoor & Outdoor Fires
- Outdoor Seating
- Snooker/Pool table
- Laundry Facilities
- Coffee Machine
- Ocean Views
- Suitable for Events
THE MAIN HOUSE
Champagne and platter on arrival
First day breakfast provisions
Cleaning, including daily servicing
Premium Elemis bathroom amenities
All standard inclusions plus;
Chef prepared breakfast, lunch, pre-dinner drinks, canapes and dinner
A mid-stay clean and linen change every third day for stays of five nights or more
Day & breakfast host
Evening turn down