Wow Idyllic restful beach front accommodation

Apartment | Opua | #11414

9.7/10 (105 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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 was completely renovated in 2016. 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 on the beach front at Opua. Wake up to the sound of sea gulls and stunning views over the Bay. Opua is a very quiet small township, 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 cafe. 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.

Please note. At present (December 2018) a neighbouring apartment has just started a major renovation which is expected to take a few months. The caretakers are doing their very best to minimise any disruptions and work will only be happening between hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, however quiet enjoyment at this time cannot be guaranteed. Please make inquiry first to get a first hand update of the status of the renovation.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$80.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Queen guest bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Queen master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Twin #2

    2 x Single bed


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*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (161)

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  • Amazing views well presented and equipped property

    Amazing views well presented and equipped property. Great hosts throughout our stay that looked after us. We would highly recommend this wonderful piece of paradise. We can’t wait to return.

    vincng828 new member Jan 2019

  • Had a really wonderful time there

    Had a really wonderful time there. Such a great location and everything in the upstairs apartment was perfect. Great swimming at high tide and a stones throw away from ferry. Noise was never a problem, even with the renovations going on next door. Caretakers downstairs were lovely too. Great little 4 nights. Only issue was the miserable old git next door but life's not worth worrying about entitled baby boomers. Will definitely go back when go up to Bay of Islands again.

    Martin K. Jan 2019

  • A beautiful property and excellent views

    A beautiful property and excellent views. Highly recommend it.

    Ken G. Dec 2018

  • Not enough superlatives to convey the experience

    Not enough superlatives to convey the experience. Property - very special! Linda couldn't do enough to make sure your stay was memorable. Location was idillic

    John S. Nov 2018

  • Very helpful caretakers

    Very helpful caretakers. Lovely lovely place. My guests from Hamilton and Melbourne were very impressed. A little bit of Opua is in our hearts :)

    Christine_Pa1 100%|5x Apr 2018

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