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The Sustainable House - Tauranga Holiday Home

Tauranga City, Tauranga (Ref. 1157489)

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Bedroom 1: Super King
  • Bedroom 2: Queen
  • Bedroom 3: King, OR 2 x Singles
  • Bathroom 1: Shower, Toilet, Hand Basin
  • Bathroom 2: Shower, Toilet, Hand Basin
  • Bathroom 3: Shower, Toilet, Hand Basin.
  • Spa Pool
  • Heat Pump/Air Conditioning
  • Oven, Microwave, Fridge, Toaster, Kettle, Washing Machine
  • Projector screen, Board games, card games, books
  • Wi-fi
  • Off-street car and boat parking
  • Fully fenced
  • Boat shed with kayaks available
  • Sorry, no smoking


Our linen service will provide all sheets, pillowcases, towels, bath mats, and tea towels for your stay. We’ll also make up the beds for you prior to arrival and strip them down after your departure. Pillows and duvets are provided at the property.

The property

Welcome to a home that lives and breathes sustainability. Older houses convey a sense of tradition, of lives lived and enjoyed, and of integration with the local environment. Even when retrofitted to modern standards, they still draw you into their character and history. You are entering a house that is energy neutral. Most hot water comes from solar heating, and any electrical device used in the middle of a sunny day will be powered by the sun. Use the dish or clothes washer accordingly to minimize your impact and costs. The spa’s demands exceed sustainable energy, but it’s there for your enjoyment. The kitchen has been modernized while retaining its 1970s rimu character. Cooking at home? Dispose of organic waste in the old baths on the property where thousands of worms will enjoy your bounty. Your waste will eventually be recycled into the veggie garden. Please sample from its seasonal bounty. The original lounge, now The Room with a View, emphasizes its old-world character. Three freshly upgraded bedrooms, each with double glazing and en suite, ensure comfort and a peaceful rest. Have children? A playroom is reserved for their use. There is no TV. Enjoy each other and the idyllic view, or bring a laptop and hook it up to the projector in the main lounge. Internet is fully available. As you walk down the bush paths to the water, you’ll see ancient shell middens eroding from the banks. These paths might have been used by the original Maori residents. Want to enjoy the estuary? The bush paths take you to a boat shed with kayaks. At lower tides, walk to Memorial Park (5 mins) or into the city (25 mins). Watch for herons, spoonbills, and other spectacular birds. Or simply sit on the balcony and enjoy the sunrise and ever-changing landscape below. In this house, the old and the new create a clean, healthy, and sustainable living environment. Waste is recycled wherever possible. Plastic is minimized. Enjoy its amenities while minimizing your impact on the planet.

Please note a bond may be charged at certain times of the year. One of our team members will contact you if this is required for your booking.

Please note kayaking must be done on the top half of the tide (else there is a lot of travel over the bare sandflats).

There are two kayaks available to use. A wet (surf) self-draining kayak, and a dry double. Users of the surf kayak might consider bringing a wetsuit. There are 2 life-jackets available to use with the kayaks, however we do recommend that guests bring their own well-fitting life-jackets to ensure safety.

Please make note to be respectful of neighbour properties when you are going down from the boatshed to estuary - there are no fences identifying boundaries, and this property only owns a narrow and direct line access to the water from the boatshed.

About the location

The largest and fastest growing City in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is your hub for day and night activities. Whether it is fishing, sailing or dolphin watching in the day, or sampling the fine cuisine on the bustling Strand at night, it's a year round popular destination. And make sure to look out for the Hairy Maclary bronze statues near the waterfront for the kids! Just a 15 minute drive to the idyllic Mount Maunganui beach, and a 35 minute flight from Auckland or 2.5 hour drive.