View from the Alfresco dining areaAlfresco BBQ area
Marlin House
Hosted by Tyrell
Tyrell is the host.
10 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
2.5 baths
10 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
2.5 baths
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Marlin House is a colonial style Kauri Villa with stunning ocean views, and covered Alfresco dining seating up to 10 people.
A short walk to beach, cafes, restaurants, shops and water ferries.
Ideal for large family, fishing/golfing groups, friends

The space

Apartment that Sleeps up to 10 people, with large Alfresco covered/heated dining/BBQ area. Full lounge with flat screen TV including SKY 50+ Channels. Free WIFI, Large kitchen with two ovens, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and all other kitchen utilities.

Guest access

Private 300sq metre area, all on the same level, with stunning views overlooking the Bay of Islands to the township of Russell

Interaction with guests

With our local knowledge of the Region and our willingness to assist with planning day to day activities we will ensure that your stay with us will be enjoyable and memorable experience.

Other things to note

Peaceful and charming, and only 4 minutes walk to the central of Paihia where there is shopping, restaurants, cafes and water activities.


Extra people No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

This is a non smoking property inside. You can smoke on the decks and ashtrays to be used. Property is to be left as you see it and restricted noise control after 10pm.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

3 Reviews

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Daniel User Profile
March 2016
We arrived to the property late afternoon and it was pretty easy to find. The location was great as it was central to Piahia and local to the amenities including a supermarket. Once arrived, we was greeted by Tyrell who gave us a quick tour of the house before leaving us to enjoy our stay. Any information about the property (e.g. wifi code) was provided in a handy book which was welcome. The property was very clean and was as described. There was plenty of space for all of us who stayed. The view was amazing especially sunset and sunrise. I would definitely recommend this property for a large group who would want to stay in Piahia.

Cindy User Profile
December 2016
Beautiful house with such an amazing outdoor area. We lived outside most the time. Ray was fantastic with all our needs and very helpful. Great place for the 9 of us and we weren't on top of each other.

Tanya User Profile
April 2016
We were welcomed by Ray and he showed us around and he was very attentive. We were at first a little confused and disappointed as by the description on air BNB, we were under the impression that we had hired the entire home. Marlin house is a B and B and the section we had hired did include the beautiful views but still was apart of the complete house. As we had 5 children, we were then extremely conscious of our noise and interfering with other guests (which was our initial reason for wanting to hire an entire home). Putting this aside the house was comfortable, but the rooms were not as private as we would of hoped, both bedrooms are actually adjoin with sliding doors. The proximity to town was fabulous, the outside bath was a nice touch and the deck area with the views was exceptional. Ray always checked that we were okay without imposing on our privacy. Finally, although it was not what we expected it was very quiet (we rarely heard other guests, hope the other guests had the same experience), we just would of appreciated being made aware of what the set up was, as we were constantly on edge about keeping the children quiet. Thank you
Tyrell User Profile
Response from Tyrell:
Hello Tanya, Thank you for taking the time in writing this review and we appreciate the positives you have mentioned such as the location & BBQ deck area. I would like to address some of the other comments you have mentioned. 1. Our listing advertises Marlin House as an Entire Apartment - An apartment means that you have your own self-contained space within a larger building complex - we have 4 other 1 bedroom Suites which are completely private from your apartment giving the reason it is quiet. 2. The Apartment rooms are private. You are able to choose to keep the sliding doors open (like yourself with children) or you can close & lock them for complete privacy. All 4 rooms can be accessed from different doors. 3. The Cleanliness feedback "older home, harder to make shiny looking". We are not sure what this means however I can assure you that Marlin House is cleaned thoroughly by our professional cleaners and we contract linen companies to ensure that everything is to expectation. Marlin House is a 1950's built Kauri Villa with some modern fit-outs and appliances. We do not state that this is a modern "shiny" home. We thank you for choosing Marlin House for your accommodation while in Paihia. Kind Regards, Tyrell
April 2016

Northland, New ZealandJoined in June 2015
Tyrell User Profile

A Kiwi Local to Paihia in the Bay Of Islands.

I have worked close with the tourism industry throughout my career in-particular hospitality and Adventure Tourism.

I would be happy to assist you in helping choose/book any activities in the Bay.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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