Welcome to the XSPOT

COVID19 message to our guests

Warm greetings from us at XSPOT - we hope that you are safe, sound and healthy. 

Our cancellation policy around Covid levels is flexible for NZ travellers, so that you can book with confidence.

New Zealand borders are currently closed to most international tourists. To prevent disappointment and cancellations, XSPOT does not currently accept bookings from overseas.

You can find the most up to date information on the Unite Against COVID-19 website as well as on the Facebook site of our local Emergency Response Team.


Guest Feedback:

Sam: 'Great place, amazing location and superb hosts and general atmosphere!' (Jan 2021)
Emma: 'We absolutely loved our stay at the x spot. The view is incredible and the photos don’t do it justice. If your after a relaxing holiday then we would certainly recommend staying here. The apartment is modern and luxurious. The bedroom and en-suite and lovely (there aren’t any photos but exceeded our expectations) (Dec 2020-Jan 2021)
Jennifer: 'We loved this place soooo much. It's the nicest Air BNB we've ever stayed at and Hilde is a gem of a host. Stunning pool, views, furniture, kitchen, great water pressure in the shower, and a wonderful selection of tea & coffee. Also milk & eggs! Watched the gannets flying by while reading and sunbathing and relaxing. You won't want to leave. Dreamy. We'll be back!' (Dec 2020)

Are you looking for a spot to truly unwind? - Come and get some solitude at XSPOT!

XSPOT is an off-grid clifftop holiday apartment - modern accommodation for two. Spacious, light and passive solar with plenty of room for you both to unwind, away from every day distractions.
There's a well-equipped open plan kitchen, but our guests claim that its best feature are the fantastic close-up views over the Hauraki Gulf. The waves are breaking just 100 meters below... There are wide sunset views and starry nights in this Dark Sky Sanctuary! https://www.lodgify.com/oh/Pro...
The XSPOT provides peace and quiet, a scenic half hour flight from Auckland or North Shore Airport, or a four and a half hour cruise by boat from Wynyard Wharf in downtown Auckland. Once you have landed on Great Barrier Island, either in Tryphena or in Claris, a 4WD car, either rented or BYO on the ferry, gets you to 421 Schooner Bay Rd, Tryphena in around half an hour. Yes, it's remote!
So no issues with finding tranquility and a break from it all. It's paradise found.
Tempted? Send us a booking or an enquiry. We'd love to hear from you! And we are happy to give you a special rate for direct bookings of 7 nights or more.
Hilde and Roger


We were not only awarded the Golden Piwa award for best NZ eco-friendly accommodation in 2014, we also got a mention on this Lonely Planet website as a stylish retreat and were super excited to feature in Pio Terei's Off the grid programme (this link is only available in NZ and Australia). Come and experience XSPOT!

Winter is great at XSPOT and on Great Barrier Island

With all the benefits of the winterless north and a very well maintained walking tracks (no mud!), The Barrier is the place to be in winter. The island is quiet and when you go out exploring, you may not meet another soul. Some of the eateries are closed some of the time, but XSPOT if well equipped for BYO gourmet meals.

The apartment is double glazed and has a woodburner with wetback. Ample firewood from our block will keep you warm and toasty if you keep the woodstove loaded. 

Stay longer!

We welcome you to stay longer in winter! Come and enjoy XSPOT and Great Barrier in winter - take some time to truly unwind, enjoy the longest starlit nights and the cosiness of a wood stove and double glazing. Early sunsets galore while you look out over the Hauraki Gulf and unwind with a cuppa or a glass at the end of the day. Utter bliss!

Our nightly winter rate is $270 per night, a great saving on our usual $350 per night.

But it gets better. Stay 7 nights and only pay for 6. This discount will automatically applied when you book in seven or more nights between 1- June - 30 September 2022 and is subject to availability. There is a linen/cleaning fee of $80 per stay.

If you need inspiration for walks, have a look on this DOC website, and for other things to do, there is some inspiration here.

Book Now
You're running a web browser we don't fully support. Please upgrade it for a better experience.
Our site works best with Google Chrome.
How to upgrade the browser