Apartment on the Cliff Top

Flat or duplex | Kaikoura Township | #7836

9.7/10 (91 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. 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 - 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-Jul-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
01-May-17 to 29-Oct-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay

Reviews (186)

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  • Gorgeous location

    Gorgeous location. Warm and bright and very well maintained and clean. Thank you for the warm welcome and very comfortable place. I love how you were generous with blankets and towels and you made recycling easy.

    TracieP3 new member Jul 2016

  • This place is truly incredible

    This place is truly incredible. Comfortable and cozy with an UNREAL view. Highly recommend staying here!

    KatrinaSo2 new member Jul 2016

  • see above

    see above. location super. views nothing to compare.

    sandraiv1 new member Jul 2016

  • Perfect for us

    Perfect for us. Unbeatable location! Apartment was sunny, warm, comfortable and full of interest and charm. Garden is amazing and fascinating and we loved the tour on arrival.

    TheresaG 100%|2x Jun 2016

  • Very welcoming and comfortable place

    Very welcoming and comfortable place. Magnificent view. Would love to stay again. Recommend this place to anyone.

    GlennAtt 100%|1x May 2016

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