Apartment on the Cliff Top

Flat or duplex | Kaikoura Township | #7836

9.7/10 (154 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


The Cliff-top was built to the sun and was unfazed by the recent earthquake. No road noise, just the sound of the sea. Cliff-top garden included in “Great Gardens of New Zealand” by Derek Fell,

The 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. Great pool table. music, and private movie theatre, in former pottery studio. Lots of artwork everywhere. Exceptional star gazing.

The size of the guest apartment is 50 sq meters. 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 decor and relaxed atmosphere. Free wireless computer access with good speed.

Suited to whatever your degree of fitness and energy, there are a variety of walks, with stunning views that take you around the owners’ garden, the peninsula or down to the township.

Special conditions:

Significant discount for BYO linens. Please inquire if interested.

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 2:30 pm. Check out 11 am.

High season tariff ($175 per night) applies at the time of Seafest weekend and the Kaikoura Hop.

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);


  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 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 (252)

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  • This propery is a gem, lovely gardens fabulous views a tranquil setting

    This propery is a gem, lovely gardens fabulous views a tranquil setting. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine looking down on the beach and township. The apartment was well furnished, well appointed, clean and tidy and Martha and Robert were wonderful hosts

    Paul M. Nov 2018

  • Beautiful views and in an excellent location

    Beautiful views and in an excellent location. Couldn't recommend it highly enough

    David S. Nov 2018

  • Beautiful place to stay, glorious views, we all loved it

    Beautiful place to stay, glorious views, we all loved it. Highly recommended. Really helpful and considerate hosts.

    kellor128 100%|10x Oct 2018

  • Beautiful place to relax

    Beautiful place to relax. Views are spectacular from a sunny top story deck.Clifftop views over town,sea and snow capped mountains. Great hosts,friendly and made our stay special.Will be back for more.Thanks.

    Penny Y. Oct 2018

  • A magical place to stay, fabulous hosts with a view to match!

    A magical place to stay, fabulous hosts with a view to match!

    NikkiCa7 100%|1x Sep 2018

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