Wow Idyllic restful beach front accommodation

Apartment | Opua | #11414

9.6/10 (85 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Right on the beach with stunning views
  • Short walk to marina, cafe and grocery store
  • Historic 1885 homestead decorated in keeping with age, but supremely comfortable.

This historic (B rating) homestead has been in the family since it was moved to its current site in 1885. It was run as an accommodation house by my great grandmother Jane Morris, then after her by her daughter-in-law (my grandmother) Kathleen Morris. This apartment is upstairs in the building and has just had a major renovation with new floors, ceilings and walls. In fact the whole apartment is completely new! Feel as though you have stepped back in time as it is beautifully and comfortably decorated in traditional style. It certainly has the WOW factor. Nice and cool in the summer, and cosy and warm in the winter. It is located right on the beach front 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. Sit on the verandah and watch the activity. Only 100 metres to the car ferry and general store, another 100 metres to the marina and café. By road, it is only 5 kilometres to Paihia or Russell. A fantastic walk between Opua and Paihia following the coastal walkway, with other lovely walks only a short distance away. It is also a great starting point for the Opua to Horeke bike trail. Simply the best place for a relaxing, rejuvenating holiday and a perfect location from which to explore the stunning Bay of Islands and the Far North. Please note there is another apartment downstairs that sleeps 4 people. Please see the separate listing.

Special conditions: No smoking anywhere on the property either inside or on the grounds - this is due to the historic rating and age of the building. No naked flame allowed (i.e. lighted candles). No pets. Only one vehicle per apartment in carpark. On-road parking available just up the road.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Queen guest bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Queen master bedroom

    This bedroom has a queen bed and also has an ensuite bathroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Twin #2

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $80.00 per stay (required)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
22-Jan-17 to 28-Feb-17
$300/night $300/night
2 night minimum stay
01-Mar-17 to 30-Apr-17
$280+/night $280+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
01-May-17 to 31-Aug-17
$250+/night $250+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
01-Sep-17 to 30-Nov-17
$280+/night $280+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
01-Dec-17 to 28-Feb-18
$300/night $300/night
2 night minimum stay
01-Mar-18 to 28-Mar-18
$280+/night $280+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
29-Mar-18 to 02-Apr-18
$300/night $300/night
2 night minimum stay
03-Apr-18 to 22-Apr-18
$280+/night $280+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (138)

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  • Fantastic location and property

    Fantastic location and property. Just beautiful, both the view from the property and the property itself. Can't recommend this place more highly, it was wonderful.

    KathrynMa20 new member Jan 2017

  • Bay View is he most amazing place to stay

    Bay View is he most amazing place to stay. The renovation is beautiful, and the setting is just stunning. There is so much to see and do in the area. Highly recommended.

    Amy1977 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Fantastic place, great view

    Fantastic place, great view.

    Hamidreza 100%|2x Dec 2016

  • Amazing newly renovated apartment with stunning views

    Amazing newly renovated apartment with stunning views. From start to finish was an amazing experience. We will definitely be back!

    felins465 100%|2x Dec 2016

  • Great location on a quiet street with lovely views over the water...

    Great location on a quiet street with lovely views over the water and all the boats. Amazing wooden furniture with very comfortable beds. I would definitely stay there again next time I go up that way.

    JennaPa2 100%|4x May 2016

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