Sea and mountain views

atop Kaikoura Peninsula

9.8/10 (52 ratings) 147 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.

  • 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 for groups of MORE than 2 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 (147)

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 Fantastic views and decking to enjoy views. Each bed has a view cleverly built in. Owners allowed us to park a family's camper van outside the accomodation. Location excellent; easy drive into Kaikoura and easy to walk headland from door. Only down side was the kitchen and lounge/dining area; not really big enough if 4 guests. Kitchen had one electric hob, toaster and microwave and a grill/oven that wasn't useable. 

 Very tidy and comfortable apartment. Fantastic views of Kaikoura, the ocean and the mountains. Hard to beat. We would love to stay again. 

 We loved everything! 

 The apartment is stunning with Robert's pottery and other artists' work displayed throughout. It's Situated high on a cliff overlooking Kaikoura. Excellent rental and owners! 

 A beautiful, arty, comfortable bach with fabulous views and just a short drive from the Kaikoura town centre. 

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$150-$175+ NZD per night

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