17 January 2018 | Written by Lydia Twohill

Top 10 Matakana Holiday Homes 2017

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We’ve gathered together our top 10 most popular Matakana holiday homes to inspire your 2018 getaway plans! Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, taking time out to spend with family or friends, or just in need of a long weekend escape – we’ve got an incredible selection of holiday homes to make your plans extra special! For some local knowledge and tips for exploring the area, have a read of our Insiders Guide to Matakana here. Check out our picks below, or browse all Matakana holiday homes here.

1. Family Haven, Omaha

10+3 People | 6 Bedrooms | 2+1 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $460

Family Haven is a spacious and well-presented Omaha holiday house, positioned an easy 2 minute walk from the beach! For easy summer stays, the covered loggia outdoor fireplace and BBQ area flow seamlessly from the living area – making this the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy outdoor living! The outside shower is ideal after fun at the beach, and the fully fenced section with a trampoline and generous lawn will keep the kids entertained. There is a shed full of bikes, scooters, Ezyrollers, boogie boards and outside toys to ensure plenty of holiday fun!

Everything is on hand for a refreshing escape – stay on site and enjoy time out with family and friends, stroll down the walkway to the beach, or set out on an adventure with an array of shops, eateries, local markets and wineries to explore nearby.

View the full listing for Family Haven here

2. Omaha Views, Omaha

9 People | 5 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $305

Omaha Views is a 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom Omaha holiday home, located right on the estuary front! Enjoy fantastic indoor/outdoor living, and gorgeous sea views from this spacious and relaxed Omaha oasis! The modern and comfortable living flows out onto spacious decking where you can dine al fresco with peaceful estuary vistas. The decking leads down to the private courtyard and spa area – where you can soak in the spa seaside!

When you are not relaxing at this Omaha holiday base, you are just minutes from the boat ramp, estuary, and the beach for days in and on the water. Or head out and explore everything on offer in the Matakana region! For a refreshing waterfront escape, make your way to Omaha Views!

View the full listing for Omaha views here

3. Matakana Magic, Matakana

4 People | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $360

Matakana Magic enjoys an elevated position to capture the tranquil rural views. This modern home includes everything you need for a refreshing escape, and is located just a 5 minute walk from the village! Make the most of the seamless indoor / outdoor flow – either unwind indoors and gaze at the peaceful scenery, cook something special to enjoy on the spacious deck, or soak in the spa for ultimate relaxation. Each of the beautifully designed bedrooms has its own ensuite. Matakana Magic caters for all your needs – bring your toys on holiday with you, as there is a huge, secure shed where you can store boats, jet skis, and kayaks. There is also ample room to wash down your boat, along with a fish filleting area!

For those wanting to explore, Matakana is an entertainers delight; including charming cafes, delicious restaurants and bars (often with live music), and a buzzing farmers market. Plus, there is a boutique cinema, a selection of renowned wineries, boutique shopping, golf courses, and trail bike rides! Several idyllic beaches such as Tawharanui and Omaha are also close by.

View the full listing for Matakana Magic here

4. Easy Escape, Omaha

8+1 People | 3+1 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $200

Easy Escape is positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac, with no roads between you and the beach! This Omaha holiday house includes relaxed open plan living that flows outdoors. With large entertaining decks on both the east and west sides of the house, one with ocean and reserve views, the other with an outdoor fireplace and private courtyard – Easy Escape offers the ideal laid back set up to unwind and relax! When you are not enjoying time out with your group, head to the beach, just an easy stroll from your door. The outdoor shower is on hand after days in the sand and surf, or head out for day trips to explore the beautiful Matakana area.

This is a casual and cosy base for an awesome Omaha getaway!

View the full listing for Easy Escape here

5. Oceans Escape, Tawharanui

6+2 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2+1 Bathrooms | WiFi | Pet Friendly (Outdoor only) | From $310

Oceans Escape is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Tawharanui holiday home enjoying spectacular rural and uninterrupted ocean views, located just over an hour north of Auckland. This Tawharanui holiday home includes warm and welcoming open plan living – take in the beautiful vista from the comfort of the couch, or chill out on the deck. The private and spacious section is ideal for al fresco living, including an outdoor fireplace, a BBQ, and a spa!

Everything you need for a relaxed stay is on hand, or head out to explore the selection of beautiful beaches nearby. There is a path from the section leading down to a sheltered bay, or pack a picnic and drive to Tawharanui Regional Park and beach just a 5-10 minute drive away. Plus, Matakana Village is just a 15 minute drive away, and Omaha is 20 minutes away. Whether you are after ultimate relaxation or adventure, Oceans Escape awaits!

View the full listing for Oceans Escape here

6. Stylish Village Escape, Matakana

6+2 People | 4 Bedrooms | 2+1 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $295

Within walking distance to restaurants, cafes, and bars, Stylish Village Escape is a tastefully presented 4 bedroom 2 bathroom Matakana holiday home. The fresh, comfortable interiors offer a perfect space for taking time out with friends and family, or fire up the BBQ and enjoy balmy summer nights spent outdoors – the sheltered patio enjoys ample outdoor furnishings, with lush tropical gardens. Stylish Village Escape is the perfect base to return to after days exploring everything on offer in the region – visit the famous Matakana Markets, head to the local vineyards, or visit the beautiful beaches nearby. Snells Beach, Tawharanui, Omaha, and Leigh are all within a short drive from your door, plus you are just a 5 minute walk to the Matakana Village via a pleasant walkway located directly opposite the property!

Your Stylish Village Escape awaits!

View the full listing for Stylish Village Escape here

7. Oceans 12, Omaha

10 People | 4 Bedrooms | 3+1 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $285

Just over an hours drive from Auckland you’ll find Oceans 12 – a 4 bedroom modern Omaha holiday home that gives you your slice of paradise; including a patrolled surf beach, tennis courts, golf course all only 2 minutes away! Enjoy waking each morning to the sound of the sea, and catching a glimpse of the ocean from the master bedroom. This Omaha holiday home offers excellent indoor/outdoor flow with a private deck, designed to protect you regardless of the wind direction. There is a large outdoor table with a sun umbrella, and chairs to relax or entertain, whilst listening to the uniquely designed water feature. Large automated opening windows create excellent ventilation on those hot summer days, with double glazing to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer.

The Omaha area is adjacent to vineyards, cafes and all Matakana has to offer. A leisurely drive brings you to Leigh and the renowned Goat Island!

View the full listing for Oceans 12 here

8. Ultimate Omaha, Omaha

8+2 People | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $335

This upmarket escape is the ultimate option for families and couples, with modern living and all the extras for a fantastic holiday by the beach! This Omaha holiday home includes well appointed open plan living, with a gas fireplace for those cooler stays, and seamless outdoor flow out onto the peaceful patio and garden areas – the perfect spot for family games or cruisy BBQ’s in the sun! Everything you require for a fun and refreshing stay awaits at Ultimate Omaha – a table tennis table is on hand for any indoor days, and a separate rumpus room is perfect for the kids to have their space. When it’s time for adventure, there are a selection of bikes and kayaks available for your use, or hit the beach for a dose of vitamin-sea, just a few minutes walk from your door!

Your Ultimate Omaha experience starts here!

View the full listing for Ultimate Omaha here

9. Point Escape, Point Wells

8 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | Pet Friendly (Outdoor only) | From $220

Point Escape is a character filled and modernised 3 bedroom bungalow, perfectly positioned right across the road from Whangateau harbour and playground! This sun drenched Point Wells holiday home enjoys tranquil harbour views, and is just a 5 minute walk from the local shops, or launch your boat just moments from your door! Bright and welcoming open plan living, with multiple living spaces – featuring two TV’s and Netflix allows for unwinding in comfort indoors, or set yourself up on one of the 2 decks for al fresco living as you admire the scenery. Enjoy the established garden with a flat lawn and an abundance of birdlife including Tui and Wood Pigeons!

Point Escape is a great base for day trips; with Matakana Village and Omaha Beach a short 5-10 minute drive away, Ti Point a 15 minute drive away, and Tawharanui Regional Park within 25 minutes from your door. Other great locations includes Goat Island within 20 minutes, and Pakiri within 30 minutes. Kick back and relax, or set out on adventure and enjoy your Point Escape!

View the full listing for Point Escape here

10. Seaside Getaway, Snells Beach

6+2 People | 3+2 Bedrooms | 2+1 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $260

This modern and spacious Snells Beach holiday home is an excellent option for a beach escape, just moments from the waters edge! Seaside Getaway is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Snells Beach holiday house, with additional sleeping in the internal garage. Set just 1 row back from the beach, this 2 storey home includes well appointed open plan living, with easy indoor/outdoor flow onto 2 separate outdoor living areas – relax on the patio or dine alfresco!

Enjoy the relaxed holiday living Seaside Getaway offers, or stroll across the road for days in the sand and surf. Plus, you are within easy driving distance to many other beaches nearby, or visit Matakana just a 10 minute drive away for delicious food, markets, shops, and a boutique cinema! Your Seaside Getaway awaits at Snells Beach!

View the full listing for Seaside Getaway here


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