Apartment on the Cliff Top

Flat or duplex | Kaikoura Township | #7836

9.7/10 (86 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • spectacular ever changing view of mountains, sea, and stars
  • sounds of the sea
  • stream feature in quirky garden

The Cliff-top was built to the sun as close to the cliff face as allowed. 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 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. 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: $30 discount off tariff TOTAL for BYO linens for first 2 people. $10 more off TOTAL, each extra person. 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.


  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom -

    2 x Bunk bed

Availability & rates

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
29-May-16 to 31-Oct-16
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
01-Nov-16 to 30-Apr-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay

Reviews (181)

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  • JillMa12
    100%|2x May 2016

    Beautiful views and patio overlooking Kauikora with easy walking paths into town...it was wonderful. The landscaping and gardens around the home are spectacular!
  • MatthewMa13
    100%|1x Apr 2016

    This setting is perfectly located and set up to take advantage of the breathtaking views. Would definitely recommend.
  • SusanDe9
    100%|5x Apr 2016

    This setting and garden are exquisite. We loved our stay in Kaikoura!
  • jimsocon
    100%|2x Apr 2016

    Property has great views with a large deck for guests. Property was advertised with limited cooking facilities so consider this if making a long term booking.
  • Annawool
    100%|1x Mar 2016

    Location is incredible! The view is to-die-for and waking up to that every morning made it extremely hard to leave. My favorite place in the whole wide world!
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