luxury beachfront accommodation tauranga bay northland new zealand

Luxury Self Catering Holiday Home at Tauranga Bay Near Whangaroa, Northland

Rongotai is an architecturally designed holiday home with expansive sea views situated in an elevated beachfront position above Tauranga Bay, north of the Bay of Islands.

The Design of Rongotai

Honeymoon, Family Holiday, Romantic Retreat...

At Rongotai privacy is the word. It is secluded and totally private making it the perfect spot for a honeymoon. Rongotai oozes romance.

Relax in the infinity-edge swimming pool, enjoy a Jacuzzi that slides out on tracks to enhance the view and an outdoor shower area with toilet!

The house interior has views from all 3 bedrooms and the stunning open plan lounge/kitchen area with entertainment centre and a gallery with a crow's nest.

See photos of the accommodation in the image gallery.

In the Area

Tauranga Bay is just down the hill and has a wide expanse of pristine golden sand beach.

A short drive to Whangaroa harbour takes you to the Fishing Club and various boats to book for all types of fishing.

Things to do in the Whangaroa and Tauranga Bay area

The Design of Rongotai

Designed by reknowned Architect Martyn Evans, famous for his Organic Design, in steel and glass in the shape of a bird facing the sea.

The steel frame was custom-made, carted up to the mountaintop and welded on site. There are three large Perspex domes, allowing natural light to illuminate the interior.

There is a “crow’s nest” above the living area in the main house where you can get a longer view and hear the sea which is the meaning of Rongotai. The overhanging roof captures the sound of the sea and amplifies it.

Rongotai also have a sewage treatment plant so that the environment below is protected.


Publications and TV

  • Featured on Home Front
  • Featured on USA House and Gardens Cable network on the show “Extreme Houses of the World”
  • Featured in the book 'Casas del Mundo' (translation - Houses of the World)
  • Featured in the New Zealand magazine 'Life & Leisure' July/Aug 2007




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