Te Whare Rakau - Tairua Holiday Home

Tairua Terrace, Tairua, Coromandel

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  • 6 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • Wifi


Escape to Te Whare Rakau (The House of the Trees), a luxury architectural masterpiece nestled beneath the shade of New Zealand's gorgeous native Pohutukawa. 

Photos don't do this spectacular Tairua holiday home justice. Style, space and sophistication meld into one here, to create an unforgettable holiday destination you simply can’t look past.

Character is infused throughout this home, with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams adding a depth and texture to each room that invites you to take a deep breath, and relax. A large wood-burning fireplace in the living room, along with quality stone finishings and flawless woodwork and craftsmanship throughout, are just some of the additional features of this home that will leave you speechless.

The open-plan kitchen here at Te Whare Rakau has all the high spec fixtures and appliances you could dream of, including a barista-style coffee machine, giving you everything you need to prepare a tasty meal any time of day. Greeted with an enchanting, panoramic outlook out across Tairua River, cooking and entertaining from this space is sure to be a joy. Tri-fold ranch sliders also mean that seamless flow between this gorgeous indoor space and the outdoor entertaining area is easily achieved.

Step outside onto the generous wrap-around decking here and the views that welcome you are simply breathtaking. Elegant glass balustrading means that your views are uninterrupted, whilst integrated, custom-built deck seating offers plenty of space to get comfortable and enjoy sunset over the Coromandel Ranges. In this outdoor area, there is also a sizeable BBQ at hand, meaning you have everything you need to make the most of this beautiful living space. 

Te Whare Rakau is complete with three generous queen bedrooms. The master bedroom is complemented by exclusive access to the outdoor deck area, as well as a spacious private ensuite, which is fitted with a spa bath, television, and steam room. The second bedroom is a cosy and well-appointed room, while the third bedroom doubles as a fully equipped home theatre.

If you can bring yourself to leave this idyllic Tairua home, many local attractions await you. Just a three-minute drive and a short walk will find you at Mt Paku Summit, where you will be greeted by extraordinary views across the region. If you fancy a bite to eat, a four minute drive will also find you in the heart of Tairua village, where there are a number of local cafes, takeaways, and conveniences at your fingertips.

If you can be tempted to travel slightly further afield, Hot Water Beach, Hahei, and the track down to the iconic Cathedral Cove can be reached in just 30 minutes or so by car.

When it’s luxury and location you’re after, Te Whare Rakau offers the perfect base for your next Tairua getaway!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 2 (Level 2): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 3 (Level 2): 1 Queen Size Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 2): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 3 (Level 2): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

Guests should take care when accessing the property as there is a steep driveway.

All guests should take care when using the external stairs as they do not have a handrail.

While the fireplace is available for guest use, guests are requested to provide their own firewood.


  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (gas / electric)
  • Fireplace (open / wood)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Te Whare Rakau

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Stayed March 2022

Fabulous house in an amazing spot. Really well designed and a great Autumn getaway.

Stayed July 2021

Absolutely amazing, beautiful house! Perfect spot. Great hosts.

Stayed March 2021

Grate space in home . Lovely bathrooms . Grate views

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