Apartment on the Cliff Top

Flat or duplex | Kaikoura Township | #7836

9.7/10 (149 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 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 and stream feature in quirky garden
  • Private movie theatre, music and billiards room

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. music, and private movie theatre, 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 and the Kaikoura Hop.


  • 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


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (244)

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  • great Lication! Directions to house- clear & concise ! View spectacular!

    great Lication! Directions to house- clear & concise ! View spectacular!

    JennyCo48 new member May 2018

  • Fabulous views - even in the rain and mist

    Fabulous views - even in the rain and mist. Enjoyed my stay here!

    kriswn855 100%|25x May 2018

  • We loved our stay at the clifftop

    We loved our stay at the clifftop. The views are outstanding, and the property just wonderful. We loved all the artistic touches, the home theatre and pool room and the attention to detail. Everything reflects the owners creativity, thoughtfulness and environmental worldview. Hope to return!

    BronwenK 100%|2x May 2018

  • The view was magnificant and the property itself was very clean and...

    The view was magnificant and the property itself was very clean and well prepared for us. We felt very welcome. We enjoyed meeting Rob and Seth who along with Martha treated us like family. Many thanks Marthe Rob and Seth. Wish we could have stayed longer.

    ZetaandJohnL 100%|2x May 2018

  • We loved the apartment

    We loved the apartment. Wonderful view, clean and had everything we needed. Very private. Rob and Martha were excellent hosts.

    Routsr 100%|4x Apr 2018

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