Sea and mountain views

NZD per night

atop Kaikoura Peninsula

9.7/10 (17 ratings)

#7836 - Kaikoura Township - Flat or duplex

Listed since January 2009. Shortlisted by 295 members. 112 guest comments.


  • 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.


  • Broadband Internet
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • 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.

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.

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  •  A wonderful place to stay! A well designed, beautifully kept apartment surrounded by lovely gardens with a view so stunning that you have to see it to believe it. We are already looking forward to hopefully staying there again in the future and would highly recommend The Clifftop Apartment to everyone. 

  •  The Clifftop Apartment is delightful. It is extremely well equipped and very well presented. The pictures on the website do not do it justice. The view is just amazing. If you're lucky enough to get a good sunset or sunrise you'll be very happy. We were very fortunate and saw both. If you like gardens or pottery then Robert is happy to give you a guided tour of the garden, which features in the best gardens of New Zealand, and his pottery workshop where he worked for 15 years. Highly recommended 

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