Apartment on the Cliff Top

Flat or duplex | Kaikoura Township | #7836

9.7/10 (105 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 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 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.


  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • 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

    2 x Bunk bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
19-Jan-17 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
01-May-17 to 31-Oct-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
01-Nov-17 to 19-Apr-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (200)

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  • Superb views and location and property grounds

    Superb views and location and property grounds..... apartment clean and well maintained. The comfy chairs on the terrace were fantastic , along with outdoor table and chairs as we love dinning outside every opportunity we can get weather permitting....

    SallyRa1 new member Jan 2017

  • The property and grounds were literally breathtaking

    The property and grounds were literally breathtaking. The owners have really carved their own slice of paradise on top of the hill; the views are panoramic, the garden is full of wonderful nooks, snugs, and unique features, the area is very peaceful. If you book this place you will not be disappointed, it far exceeds expectations and our expectations were high. I imagine that bad weather might reduce the initial wow factor, but there is even a seat in the garden for every weather!

    HuwP new member Jan 2017

  • Very nice place

    Very nice place.

    steveer4 100%|3x Nov 2016

  • absolutely stunning

    absolutely stunning. well presented. superb views. warm sunny and homely

    sandraiv1 100%|2x Oct 2016

  • The property is very well maintain, with a stunning view and set...

    The property is very well maintain, with a stunning view and set in beautiful gardens. Highly recommended.

    SarahWa63 100%|1x Oct 2016

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