Sea and mountain views

atop Kaikoura Peninsula

9/10 (58 ratings) 153 Guest Comments

#7836 - Kaikoura Township - Flat or duplex - Listed Jan 2009


  • 4people (max)
  • 2bedrooms
  • 1bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • the sound of the sea
  • the beauty of nature
  • the garden

The Clifftop apartments were built in 1992 on a one acre sheep paddock as close to the cliff face as allowed. No road noise, just the sound of the sea. Clifftop garden included in “Great Gardens of New Zealand” by Derek Fell,

The north facing upstairs apartment with separate entrance features a deck with a panoramic view of the Seaward Kaikoura mountain range, Kaikoura bay, beach, and township as well as sea and mountain views from every room. The downstairs apartment was built for tourists also but has been occupied by the owners since 1995 after much pleading by the male (gardener and potter) partner.

The size of the guest apartment is 50 sq metres. Bunks in the second bedroom, kitchen bench, and bathroom vanity were handcrafted and purpose built. A good selection of New Zealand books and artwork complement the tasteful décor and relaxed atmosphere. Wireless computer access.

Suited to whatever your degree of fitness and energy, there are a variety of walks, with exceptional views that take you around the owners’ garden, the peninsula or down to the township.


  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Beroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed

Service level

Linen: Linen supplied and included with rental.

Cleaning: Cleaning provided and included with rental.


Cleaning (Included) ; Linen (Included) ;

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

  • Multi-night stay: Stay for 3 nights and pay for 2 nights! Not valid for periods where last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes public holidays. I night free offer not available from 1 November through April 30, public holiday weekends or Seafest Weekend in October. Other discounts may be available from time to time so please inquire. .

Special conditions

No one night stays in middle of public holiday weekends.
$20-$40 surcharge for one night stays unless you supply your own linens.
$30 discount off tariff TOTAL for BYO linens for first 2 people. $10 more off TOTAL, each extra person.
Young children need close supervision as stairs up to the flat inside building are open at the top, the horizontal wires on the deck railing may invite climbing, and there is a pond in the garden.
Check in 3 pm. Check out 11 am.

Guest Comments (153)

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 Friendly and considerate host. Lovely accommodation with fantastic views and beautiful gardens. Looking forward to another visit in the summer! Thank you :) 

 We had an amazing stay at the Clifftop, we only wish it could have been longer! I cannot imagine a nicer place to stay in Kaikoura. The grounds and view are absolutely stunning. Town and attractions are very accessible but you feel the privacy of being perched on the top of the peninsula. We felt incredibly lucky and grateful to have stumbled across this home. We could not recommend it more highly! 

 The location was wonderful, with views all the way across to the Kaikouras. You can see the mountains while you're lying in bed :) The property and apartment were great, with lots of little things that made the stay even nicer (e.g. fly screens on the windows, nice coffee, spare blankets, good heating). 

 The billion dollar view is the icing on the cake. 

 The views are stunning. Location is quiet, relaxing, feels rural though close enough to the Kaikoura township. The expansive garden and grounds were really enjoyed by our children. We love being there and hope to return. 

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$150-$175+ NZD per night

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