Absolutely lovely beach front accommodation

Opua, Bay of Islands

9.7/10 (31 ratings) 50 Guest Comments

#18515 - Opua - Apartment - Listed Dec 2011


  • 4people (max)
  • 2bedrooms
  • 1bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • Right on the beach.
  • Stunning views
  • Historic homestead

This is lovely, comfortable, beachfront accommodation, fully furnished, and traditionally redecorated in sympathy with its age. Feel as though you have stepped back in time. It is nice and cool in the summer, and cosy and warm in the winter. The flat is located right on the beachfront at Opua. Wake up to the sound of sea gulls and stunning views over the Bay. Opua is very quiet, but there is always something happening and something to watch, whether it is the car ferry chugging back and forward across the bay, or yachts and motorboats making their way in and out of the harbour. The homestead is only 100 metres to the car ferry and general store and another 100 metres to the marina and café. By road, it is 5 kilometres to Paihia or Russell. It is right at the beginning of the coastal walkway from Opua to Paihia. Other lovely walks are only a short distance away. It is simply the best place for a relaxing, rejuvenating holiday or weekend and a perfect location from which to explore the stunning Bay of islands and the Far North. Please note - there is another apartment upstairs in the building that sleeps 6 people. Please see the separate listing.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Bedroom #2

    2 x Single bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Service level

Linen: Linen supplied and included with rental.

Cleaning: Cleaning provided. Additional charge of $60.00 per stay applies.


Cleaning (Required, $60.00 per stay) ; Linen (Included) ; Pair of sea kayaks (Included) ;

Request a booking

Owner/Manager contact details will be provided by Bookabach once you've made a booking request.

  • Stay for 7 nights and pay for 6 nights! Not valid for periods where last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Special conditions

As it is a historic building there is no smoking anywhere on the property, inside or out. There is also a ban on any naked flame (i.e. lighted candles).

Guest Comments (50)

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 Definitely a must stay in the Bay of Islands! Short walk to yacht club for food and drinks and great cafe. Also right by car ferry to Russell! Far enough away from Paihia to not have the business but close enough (5 minute drive) for access to everything. John was amazing at showing us around and was very helpful with the kayaks that came with the stay. This was definitely a highlight of our stay in NZ and if we are back in Bay of Islands we will be staying here! 

 If youre looking for a place to stay in or around Opua, this is ideal. There are 2 kayaks to use which were great fun, and a small area to sit out and watch the sunset with a G an T. 

 Fantastic apartment with lots of space and extremely clean and tidy. Location is brilliant its is everything you need either to explore the local area or use as a base to go further afar. 

 This place is just gorgeous. Beautifully kept and lovely period furniture and décor. Looks straight out to harbour and boats, very quiet and lots of walks around the coast. Local store about 100 metres away with coffee and yummy pizzas. Totally recommend this 

 Great property, fabulous location right on the waters edge, a few minutes from Paihia and next to the ferry to Russell. Beautifully refurbished in keeping with the history of the property. 

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$100-$140+ NZD per night

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Things to do

  • Boat Hire
  • Cafes/Restaurants
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Walks
  • Historical Sites
  • Horse Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Wineries