The 'Perfect Base' in the Bay of Islands * Sleeps 5 * Breakfast Included *

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About this Holiday House

The Apartment Spacious, warm, clean, tidy and comfortable, with large rooms, it is private (we live in the house above and can help you with anything but we are happy to let you get on with your holiday) Wake to native birdsong, then plan your day on the water dolphin watching or touring around our gorgeous part of Northland. Come home to a secluded & comfortable, well-equipped space that has everything you'll need to relax & enjoy your time in the Bay of Islands You have one bedroom configured with either a Super King size or twin beds. A Bunk bed (Double on the bottom, Single on the top) behind a privacy curtain at the rear of the lounge. All bed linens are provided. Extra pillows, blankets & towels are available. There is free WiFi & Freeview TV, Apple TV including Netflix & other apps provided, as well as jigsaws, a book swap shelf, toys & board games. The newly refurbished full kitchen has everything you'll need to cater for yourselves. We supply the basics as well as breakfast for your first morning. Grocery packs or meals ready to heat and eat can be supplied by arrangement. You have your own patio with table & chairs for alfresco dining or just chilling. The recently updated bathroom facilities include hair dryer, toiletries and towels. There is a CCTV security camera installed outside which monitors the driveway and parking spaces. It cannot see into the accomodation or access private spaces.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Heat pump
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Internet available
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 King(s), 1 Single(s), 1 Double(s)

Special Amenities

Close to the twin coast cycle trail, Bay of Islands Vintage railway, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, beaches, Waipoua Forest and 'Tane Mahuta' the oldest known Kauri tree in NZ & day trips yet comfortable and secluded to come back to and relax after a full on time sightseeing. Less than 10 minutes drive to the Bars, restaurants and beaches of Paihia. Only 15 minutes walk to the Opua Boatyard and Marina.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Opua is known as the place where you catch the ferry to Russell. We are also well positioned to access the best that the Bay of Islands and Northland has to offer whilst enjoying the quiet rural setting. The Twin Coast cycleway is at the end of our drive. It runs from Opua (via the train connection in Kawakawa) to Horeke on the West Coast and is very popular with e-bikers, walkers & cyclists. We can arrange pickup & return (for a fee) if you'd like to ride part of the trail from our place. (BYO Bikes). Opua Village is 2 Minutes drive or a short stroll or bike ride away. There is the Boatyard, Marina, Cafe, Opua Cruising Club - (a great place for a drink, dinner or one of the many social evenings & meet some locals) as well as the Opua General Store (excellent takeaway Coffee & food, Pizzas in the evenings and convenient superette), further along, the Fish & Chip Shop, Russell Ferry & the Village Hall. You can also book a pickup in Opua for many of the local tours and day trips. If you take the Russell car ferry you can easily spend a day wandering around the village of Russell with its quaint streets, fascinating museum, beautiful white sand beaches and character filled restaurants, including The Duke of Marlborough, the oldest licensed premises in New Zealand. Local vineyards in Russell include Paroa Bay with the renowned 'Sage' Restaurant and Omata Estate. Check opening times as in winter things may be different. Less than 6km to the Beaches, Shops & Restaurants of Paihia, & the rich culture of Waitangi Treaty grounds with its Visitor Centre. The Mountain Bike Park at Waitangi is popular with families. 10 mins drive to Kawakawa to explore the Vintage Railway, Art & Cafe culture as well as the famous Hundertwasser Toilets & new Arts Centre. Kerikeri is 30 mins drive and is worth a day out to see the Stone Store or check out Rainbow Falls walks of varying levels of ease. We have many walks local to our place, from easy strolls to visit local Kauri trees to full on day hikes through native bush or coastal pathways. The Opua forest is home to Kiwi & other native birds, there are also guided walks in Russell to spot Kiwi, Weka and Moreporks. A Day Trip to Cape Reinga or a Boat Trip to one of the many islands is a Must-Do when in the area.


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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Dec - 31 Mar $150 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
Rest of year$120 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
1 Dec - 31 Mar
$150 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$120 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
Standard nightly rate is for 2 people. Extra people including children are $20 pp per night to cover cost of breakfast, linens, utilities, wear & tear and cleaning.




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