Absolutely lovely beach front accommodation

Opua, Bay of Islands

9.8/10 (40 ratings) 59 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 (59)

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 Fantastic spot with wonderful water views of the bay. Very helpful owners and an onsite caretaker who make your stay super easy and relaxing. The kayaks provided were great and we used them most days to explore the bays or just have a late afternoon paddle looking at the boats and the birds.Also had a fun bike ride and some lovely walks. Would love to return. 

 I have been here to this property 3 times. I will come again and again for sure. Excellent view..! Very nice...! John is very polite and helpful in every manner. Love to visit again. 

 We loved this peaceful and quiet place- there are so many good things about this place but the best for me is that every single furniture is antique and so beautiful, Beddings and lights are carefully chosen as well... loved all the details. Colse to the walking path for Paihia - Opua, local restaurant and small shops that had everything you need. We would love to come back. 

 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. 

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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