Absolutely lovely beach front accommodation

Opua, Bay of Islands

9.8/10 (37 ratings) 56 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) ;

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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 (56)

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 Location is quiet and in a beautiful position overlooking a bay which has plenty of activity during the day and in a good location for trips to other places in the Bay of Islands. The cottage is clean and tidy and although perhaps needs the kitchen updating it has plenty of character. 

 Lovely place, beautiful decor and very convenient for exploring the bay of Islands. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend staying here. 

 Could not get better position, unit was very clean and well presented with fabulous views and very close to amenities, shop, car ferry, Pihia etc 

 Fabulous position, the character property was just perfect. Sitting out on the porch with a glass of wine was lovely. The kayaks were an added bonus too 

 We booked Bay View on a friend's recommendation and thoroughly enjoyed staying here. The bach has lots of history and character, as well as a wonderful view across Opua harbour. The caretaker, John was also really helpful during our stay and made us feel very welcome. We originally booked for for 3 nights, but liked Bay View and Opua so much, that we decided to stay an extra night. Thanks so much for a memorable and pleasant time. 

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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