Sea and mountain views

Flat or duplex | Kaikoura Township | #7836

9.8/10 (61 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • the sound of the sea
  • the beauty of nature
  • the garden

The Clifftop apartments were built in 1992 on a one acre sheep paddock as close to the cliff face as allowed. No road noise, just the sound of the sea. Clifftop garden included in “Great Gardens of New Zealand” by Derek Fell,

The north facing 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.

The size of the guest apartment is 50 sq metres. 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 décor and relaxed atmosphere. Wireless computer access.

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

Special conditions: No one night stays in middle of public holiday weekends. $20-$40 surcharge for one night stays unless you supply your own linens. $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 3 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

  • Beroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed

Availability & rates

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Stay for 3 nights and pay for 2 nights! Not valid for periods where last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes public holidays. I night free offer not available from 1 November through April 30, public holiday weekends or Seafest Weekend in October. Other discounts may be available from time to time so please inquire. .

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
05-Oct-15 to 31-Oct-15
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
01-Nov-15 to 30-Apr-16
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
01-May-16 to 05-Oct-16
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;

Reviews (156)

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  • SarahGu5
    100%|1x Sep 2015

    The location was fantastic if you want to be out of town. The views across the bay to the mountains was superb. The property was comfortable and maximised the views with lots of large picture windows.
  • YukiT
    100%|1x Sep 2015

    House has very beautiful view, and anyastic gardens as well... Really lovely place to stay!!!
  • keiton79
    100%|2x Sep 2015

    The apartment is well laid out with great books for you to read. The deck is spacious with magnificent views over the sea to the mountains. There is so much to enjoy at the apartment it is hard to leave.
  • CarolineLa4
    100%|4x Aug 2015

    Friendly and considerate host. Lovely accommodation with fantastic views and beautiful gardens. Looking forward to another visit in the summer! Thank you :)
  • LexieM1230
    100%|2x Jul 2015

    We had an amazing stay at the Clifftop, we only wish it could have been longer! I cannot imagine a nicer place to stay in Kaikoura. The grounds and view are absolutely stunning. Town and attractions are very accessible but you feel the privacy of being perched on the top of the peninsula. We felt incredibly lucky and grateful to have stumbled across this home. We could not recommend it more highly!
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