Apartment on the Cliff Top

Flat or duplex | Kaikoura Township | #7836

9.7/10 (73 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
11-Feb-16 to 30-Apr-16
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
01-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 11-Feb-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay

Reviews (168)

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  • AliceL2
    100%|3x Feb 2016

    The property location is stunning, with views across Martha's beautiful garden and straight out over the sea and mountains. Breathtaking! Inside the property is nicely fitted out, comfortable and has pretty much anything you could need. I stayed here with my parents and partner, so we were a cosy fit with four adults but it was still a great place to stay. I would definitely stay here again, and would highly recommend it to others.
  • NickyS5
    100%|2x Feb 2016

    Wonderful property, great views, great gardens and a lovely, well equipped and private apartment. Well worth the money. Highly recommended and we would happily return.
  • LiamB928
    100%|1x Jan 2016

    Beautiful property with a view to die for. Very cool pool room too.
  • LaurieSi1
    100%|1x Jan 2016

    Aside from the friendly service, the views are breathtaking. I've been coming to Kaikoura for 20 years, and this is my very favorite outlook. The timber interior and furnishings fit the beautifully landscaped gardens below. But mod cons are included: wi-fi, video, hairdryer, etc. They even had games, DVDs, books and CDs with a real kiwi theme. However, they won me over with the coffee plunger... with real coffee provided! If you're bringing sheets, the bed is a queen, not super king as stated.


    Thank you for your great feedback! However I am confused about the bed size reference. I thought we must have made a mistake when we did some editing recently but I have looked at the listing from our side as manager and I also looked at it as a renter and I can only find references to the main bedroom having a queen. Could you have a look again and let us know where this mistake is so I can attend to it. Thanks.
  • Paterson
    100%|3x Jan 2016

    View, and place is exactly as described. Would stay again.
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