Wow Idyllic restful beach front accommodation

Apartment | Opua | #11414

9.7/10 (104 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 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 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.

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


Maybe booked

*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 (157)

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  • 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

  • Supberb location and view ,beautifully set up with good quality chattels ,linen...

    Supberb location and view ,beautifully set up with good quality chattels ,linen etc .Exceptionally clean and very friendly caretakers .Would love to go back .

    KerryCr7 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Location to die for

    Location to die for. Sat on the veranda and watched the ferry go back and forward. Very tranquil view. The apartment was amazing- quality furnishings and everything you could ask for. Even although we had three days wet weather and one fine we thoroughly enjoyed the stay because of the great accommodation.Outstanding.

    BeverleyBi2 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • We really did not want to leave this stunning property and perfect...

    We really did not want to leave this stunning property and perfect location (we even extended our stay!) We will most certainly be returning. Landlord (Delwyn) was superb and hosts both accommodating and friendly. A perfect place to unwind & relax. Don’t think about booking anywhere else!

    SarahDu18 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Just great

    Just great. Location, quality, facilities. Only issue would be air con at night quite loud.

    RobM2437 100%|1x Feb 2018

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