Lovely heritage accommodation

Apartment | Opua | #18515

9.7/10 (143 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


This is lovely, comfortable, beachfront accommodation, fully furnished, and traditionally redecorated in sympathy with its age. Feel as though you have stepped back in time. It is nice and cool in the summer, and cosy and warm in the winter. The flat is located right on the beachfront 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 and something to watch, whether it is the car ferry chugging back and forward across the bay, or yachts and motorboats making their way in and out of the harbour. Sometimes you can be lucky enough to see dolphins or orca. The homestead is only 100 metres to the car ferry and general store and another 100 metres to the marina and cafe. By road, it is 5 kilometres to Paihia or Russell. It is right at the beginning of the coastal walkway from Opua to Paihia. Other lovely walks are only a short distance away. There is also a cycleway from Opua to Taumarere Station. It is simply the best place for a relaxing, rejuvenating holiday or weekend and a perfect location from which to explore the stunning Bay of islands and the Far North. Please note - there is another apartment upstairs in the building that sleeps 6 people. Please see the separate listing.

Special conditions:

As it is a historic building there is no smoking anywhere on the property, inside or out. There is also a ban on any naked flame (i.e. lighted candles).

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$60.00 per stay); Linen (included); Pair of sea kayaks (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom #2

    2 x Single bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen 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 (164)

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  • The caretakers of the property were wonderful

    The caretakers of the property were wonderful. Lovely friendly couple who couldn’t have been more helpful. Our stay in Bay of Islands in this gorgeous, comfortable and well set up property was exactly the type of holiday we were hoping for. An excellent location with all facilities within walking distance. Would definitely book this property again.

    AynsleyMa1 100%|1x Oct 2018

  • It was a beautiful spot with a stunning view! In front of...

    It was a beautiful spot with a stunning view! In front of the beach and near the ferry to Russell. We really loved our stay and will recommend it to everybody! We had a warm welcome from Lynda, who lives in the same building. The place is perfect for discovering The Bay of Islands.

    Artjanv6 100%|1x Oct 2018

  • Lovely spacious place! Nicely secluded with wonderful views

    Lovely spacious place! Nicely secluded with wonderful views. You're in Paihia and Russel in minutes, but not in the middle of the crowds. We got an amazing welcome. Love the history of the place. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends!

    Gonda S. Oct 2018

  • Had a great weekend away from the hustle of Auckland

    Had a great weekend away from the hustle of Auckland.

    Mark M. Oct 2018

  • Excellent view from the sitting room

    Excellent view from the sitting room

    BarneyKCH 100%|1x Jul 2018

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