Welcome to the XSPOT
COVID19 message to our guests
Warm greetings - we hope that you are safe, sound and healthy.
At XSPOT we care about your experience and your health and safety. We take hygiene and cleanliness as well as the safety of our guests seriously and follow the latest hygiene guidance.
Our cancellation policy around Covid levels is flexible, so that you can book with confidence.
New Zealand borders are currently closed to international tourists and at XSPOT bookings from overseas are not accepted until it is clear when the borders are opening. This also applies to NZ nationals living overseas.
Please email for an update on Covid alert levels in place for Great Barrier Island if you are unsure.
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!
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
PS 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!