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Places to stay in Opua

Places to stay in Opua
Situated in a beautiful garden and rural setting. Tranquil with only the sound of native birds around the garden as you enjoy your morning coffee. Start lovely bush and coastal walks within minutes. 2 minutes drive from Opua marina and Cafe and 6 minutes drive to Paihia Central.
It is a very quiet peaceful area to enjoy your holiday and break. We are very friendly hosts and can assist with all enquiries as we previously owned a local taxi and tour company. We have 2 rooms available with own Ensuite tea coffee. Own external entry's. Continental breakfast provided at an extra charge.
It is very quiet peaceful neighbourhood very considerate neighbours.
  • it was the great experience!

    Olga2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Sharon and Yarn are very kind hosts. I really enjoyed my stay at there place! It is very close to Paihia and the room is very tidy. I would come back anytime!

    Annika2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Sharon & Yarn were amazing hosts. The room was great. The location was perfect and idyllic. I was so taken back and the sunsets are beautiful. When I'm back, I'll be staying with them again.

    Simon2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed the warm hospitality and lovely place at Sharon and Yarn's. We highly recommend it.

    Susan2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Sharon and Yarn are a really friendly couple, unfortunately we did not get to spend as much time with them as we would have liked as we had an early start. they were both very hospitable and knowledgeable about the local area. Also the view from the balcony is lovely. Certainly recommended!

    Davyd2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • This was a very private and self contained unit that suited us exactly. The host was friendly and accommodating, and provided us with the privacy we needed. Location was great.

    Kyla2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Sharon and Yarn have an incredible property. You have a private entrance to your room from the deck, kind of like a motel. The room is good size and has an en-suite. Bed was comfy. They have a small fridge and table and chairs and provide tea, coffee, milk, and light refreshments. Very nice touches to an already incredible room. Also cool to see them feed the quails twice a day!

    Brent2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay, close to centre while having complete privacy.

    Shalin2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Opua, Northland, New Zealand

    Private room0 beds
    Serene Heights R2
    Price:€32/night
    278 reviews
    Superhost
    Harbour View Cottage is a sunny well appointed, self contained, private cottage situated in Opua, Bay of Islands. Enjoy picturesque Harbour, Native Bush and Farmland Views from the cottage and covered Verandah. Quality Super King Bed with Luxury Linen and Towels. Electric Blankets in Winter. Peaceful and quiet. Listen to the birdsong of our Native Birds, including the Tui, Fantails, and on occasions the Kiwi. We have a key lock box, for check in, allowing our guests flexibility.
    Harbour View Cottage is a peaceful and private retreat with spectacular Harbour, Native Bush and Farmland Views. Enjoy all this from your private covered verandah. Situated 4kms from Paihia Township, 1km from Opua Marina and The Russell Ferry and is an ideal location to explore the Bay of Islands. Beautifully appointed studio style cottage with quality furnishings and amenities.
    Bay Of Islands offers spectacular scenery, a temperate climate, and friendly locals. Enjoy amazing Cafes, Restaurants and Vineyards close by. Renown for being a boaties haven, for cruising, yachting and fishing, there are also Extreme Sports, Sightseeing Tours to explore areas afar, Nature, Historical and Cultural activities. A perfect location to relax and unwind.
  • Great location only short drive to Paihia. Outstanding views and super comfortable bed.

    Lesley2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • We spent two nights with Marg and Rhys in their beautiful and stylish “Harbor View Cottage Bay of Islands”. The studio promises what the ad shows. It is well located and was squeaky clean. Rhys received us warmly and informed us very well. We felt very comfortable, so we can highly recommend this accommodation.

    Gabriela2019-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay! Spectacular views from the deck. Very comfy bed, and everything was sparkling clean.

    Emma2019-12-05T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful spot in the bay of islands. Fantastic view and lovely clean self contained cottage.

    Rachel2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is wonderful, clean, lovely decorated (in- and outside), very cozy and has a fantastic view. We felt very well. The location is great. We met Marg, she is a very nice and friendly host, easy to communicate. Highly recommended

    Renate2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • This is a beautiful property with stunning views from the balcony. The hosts were there to help but very respectful of our privacy which was important to us. The yummy biscotti was a nice touch. You definitely need to be in a car to stay at this property as the nearest restaurants and cafes are not exactly walkable. However with a car this place is very conveniently located for paihia as well as Russell. Would highly recommend this property.

    Haseeb2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Very peaceful, relaxing place to stay. Bed is extremely comfortable. Communication excellent. Hope to be back. Thanks

    Nicola2019-11-19T00:00:00Z
  • Unique cabin in an amazing and beautiful location. Comfy bed!

    Wendy-Gai2019-11-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Opua, Northland, New Zealand

    Tea Tree Cottage is half way between Paihia and Opua with access to both via the coastal track . It is the perfect base for a walking holiday with many walks in close proximity. You’ll love the cottage as it is quiet and has native bush between it and the water. The place is perfectly set up for couple, twin share or those with a new family (portacot available on request). Accessibility: Please note the cottage is situated down a flight of garden stairs.
    The cottage has north and west facing french doors which make the most of the sunshine. You have a deck overlooking native bush and water, and a large claw footed bath to relax in. The cottage has kauri floors, bench and detailing throughout.
    Pt Veronica is tucked away at the end of a short peninsula. It is very private with expansive views out over the Bay of Islands. There is a lot of regenerating native bush, birds and walking on offer.
  • Great place to stay! Great views of the bay with access to the observation deck, Opua and Paihia. (The latter, however, easier to reach by car) the property is in perfect condition, sparkling clean and well equipped! Our stay was just great. There are many offers around the Bay and Russel. We particularly liked the sailing tour! The restaurants and shopping in Paihia are excellent.

    Heiko Alexander2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Such a cute space, loved the bathroom decor! Easy to come and go as we pleased and the hosts respected our privacy. So nice to get away to a nice quiet relaxing spot with a beautiful view from the deck, exactly what we needed before heading back to the busy city

    Monique2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay, friendly hosts, bright and clean home in a very peaceful area. Highly recommendable!

    Melissa2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • The most gorgeous little cottage to stay in! Small but beautiful inside and out, perfect for a nature loving couple. Cottage is right next to host house so not overly private especially the deck area however we loved our stay here, loved the claw foot bath, the view from the bed and having dinner out on the deck. Location is great, so easy to get to Paihia and Russell. Thanks to Charles for the tips of what beaches to visit during our stay. They were stunning.

    Zoe2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • The photos don’t do this place justice. It’s beautifully located, presented and maintained. Robyn is keen to help and sets out to make sure your stay is comfortable. Probably the most amazing bed we’ve ever had in an Air BnB. There are plenty of small touches that make this place feel homely. It’s central to different walks around the bays and an easy drive to larger towns. Or you could pass your holiday just chilling out on the lovely Bush surrounded verandah. Thanks for a wonderful few nights

    Emily2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place with great hosts. We were given a basket of toys for our toddler to play with and he was well entertained for the duration of our stay.

    Ryder2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Clean and airy space with lots of beautiful wood. Claw foot tub was great as was the little private deck overlooking the water. Would come back / recommend this place to others. It was a treat to get to stay here.

    Noll2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • The house is magnificent. It is very tastefully decorated. The location is ideal. It is necessary to have a car. Charles welcomed us very warmly. A perfect address that I recommend.

    Jean Yves2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Opua, Northland, New Zealand

    Nestled in a native bush garden setting this modern apartment is waiting to welcome you. A queen sized comfortable bed and a fully equipped kitchen. You will be awakened to the sound of Tuis singing. Free Wi-Fi. NO SMOKING. DVD collection available. TV with free to air. The Gym has a walker, rower, bike and vibra-train. Sauna available free to guests. A mans and ladies Avante trail bikes are available free to guests. Cycle trail close by.
    There are many steps not really suitable for young children. No Cot or high chair is available. Full Laundry, Washing machine and dryer available. Ironing board complete with iron
    Places to see: Cruise the Bay of islands via launch. Deep sea fishing. Catch a marlin via charter launch. Swim with the Dolphins via charter launch Waitangi Treaty Grounds and museum. Waitangi Golf Course (other golf courses further north) Bike the "Twin Coast" cycle trail. 2 Avanti bikes available free to guests. Visit Moraki Boulders (Like being on another planet) Visit Monganui for a feed of the world famous fish and chips See Cape Rieanga where NZ starts.
  • Really lovely.place to stay, very peaceful and quiet. It's a five minute drive into town so convenient if you want to join a tour or something. We went on a boat trip to the Hole in the Rock and also took the ferry over to Russell. The Treaty House and museum is fabulous, we went twice as your ticket lasts two days.

    Leslie2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful, well equipped Airbnb set in an idyllic peaceful setting with a very helpful host. We'd love to revisit and stay longer next time.

    David2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • An excellent well equipped apartment set in lush beautiful grounds close to the marina. I thoroughly recommend.

    Adrian2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome place! All you need, great location to start longer walks, very cosy. We had a very relaxing time. Lovely host!

    Anneke2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic home , very quirky, amazing tropical garden and Joan was fantastic

    Karen2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Windermere was totally delightful. The leafy surroundings were not only very appealing but they also afforded complete privacy. Every amenity that was needed was there and Joan was an extremely warm and informative host. We could have stayed there for much longer. Than you Joan.

    Thorkild2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Originally planned on spending two nights but could only stay one night. Very nice location and accommodation. Was as advertised.

    Volker2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • This was hands down our favourite place we have stayed in in New Zealand. The location and setting was simply superb. The apartment has everything you needed and more. Joan was a wonderful woman to have met and we have many fond memories of our time here. She recommended some amazing places to visit and was so helpful and welcoming. We stayed here for a week, exploring around the Bay of Islands. It was the perfect base. With Pahia a short drive away with many restaurants and a lovely beach and harbour. There are some wonderful walks around here as well.

    Leanne2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Opua, Northland, New Zealand

    Looking for somewhere special where you can chillout, kick back, and experience the magic of the Bay of Islands? Affectionately called “The Woo Hoo” cottage, my fully self-contained studio is for you. The stunning view over the Bay and across to Russell takes your breathe away. Instantly, you feel a sense of peace and a positive vibration envelops you, welcoming you to your own magical world. This is a special place for special people, come and experience the magic -stay more than DAY!
    The view is outstanding, across the Bay to Russell. The seascape is ever changing as is the lighting. Watch yachts and cruisers come and go, cutting pathways through the blueness of the sea. It can be difficult to drag yourself away from such an amazing sight. For those musically inclined, there is a guitar (sort of kiwi tradition really). Why not immerse all of your senses. Take a walk in the garden, stop and smell the roses, find a meditation spot, or pick yourself some fresh herbs to make a cup of tea (mint is a favorite). Handpick some fruit or maybe pluck some fresh lettuce leaves, you never know what might be in season. The studio is magical and you will find yourself totally absorbed in its peacefulness and ambiance. The kitchenette has everything you need to cook a meal. There is also a colouring book and pencils for those wanting to do some mind therapy. Please note it is suitable for a single person only. If there is more than one of you, check out my double unit www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/5230973
    My neighborhood is very peaceful. My street is a cul de sac and generally the only traffic that comes down the road are locals or people who are lost. Just down the bottom of the hill by the Te Haumi Bridge is a walking track to Opua. It meanders through bush and along the beaches and is truly beautiful. Its about an 1.5 hours walk one way.
  • Wonderful place with a great host! Jans place is very clean and exactly as pictured. Jan herself is a gracious host and easy to communicate with. You won't regret staying here.

    Maja2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • A secret hideaway from the world with a perfect view. Exceptional care from the host Jan, made me feel very welcome.

    Alexandra2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place, lovely welcoming hostess. A great place to stay 😎

    Mallory2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Place. Host. Accommodation. Communication: There is simply just one word: PERFECT !!!!

    Rainer2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little heaven to spend time away from home .Unit got everything you need,lovely little touches inside and outside,amazing view from a shaded deck and a wonderful host . Will definitely come back !!!

    Regina2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • If you’re staying around Paihia and your lucky enough to stay with Jan, you won’t regret it. Lovely location in the hills, but the real highlight is the hostess.

    Paul2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • A very cosy, and quiet place with a beautiful view over Paihia Bay. ...and Jan was an absolutely charming host.

    Ragnar2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely place to stay within walking distance of Paihia if fit.

    Trevor2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Paihia, Northland, New Zealand

    Watch the harbour activities and ever changing vista from the deck of our clean and comfortable home. We are situated just above the car ferry on the Russell side of the Opua harbour. Shared accommodation in a kiwi family home. The ferry cost is $13 per car & runs a continual service. Or you can walk on for just $1 per person. Please note this is not an apartment but a family home that we share with travelers! There are times when we are not home, but guests are still welcome to stay.
    The bathroom & kitchen facilities are shared. Tea & coffee is provided. Breakfast foods are available for you to make your own breakfast.
    Okiato Point, Russell was the very 1st Capital of NZ & is an ideal base to check out the historical sites around the Bay of Islands area. Go sailing, kayaking, fishing, hiking and swimming. You can cross the harbour by ferry & dine at the local cafes of Opua. The area offers diving, parasailing, swim with the dolphins and much much more.
  • I enjoyed my stay at Andrea‘s place and the environment very very much. To have a chatty and humourus host was really pleasant. I‘m thankful for the good advises and extended my beautiful stay. Thanks a lot and all the best to my name twin!

    Andrea2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Really enjoyed the place. Andrea was extremely friendly and helpful. Everything looked great and so handy to the car ferry. Can't recommend highly enough 🙂

    Brendan Niall2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great views across the bay. Andrea is the perfect hostess. Would recommend a stay here.

    Kenny2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • What a lovely place to stay. It was our first stop after 48 hours of continuous travel from the UK. Our three nights at Ferry Landings were relaxing and enabled us to explore the Russell area and visit Waitangi. There is a beautiful view from the balcony and Andrea is an engaging and very helpful host.

    Anne2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice location with a great view. Andrea is very easy going and is very insightful about the area.

    Ian2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing view, comfortable place in a very convenient location 8min drive from downtown Russell.

    Armelle2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Andrea is a super helpful host and has an amazing place with a stunning view over the water. I would definitely recommend staying here.

    Maika2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous vewis and great place to base yourself for a few days in all the Bay of islands have to offer

    Wayne2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Okiato, Northland, New Zealand

    This is a self catering apartment with a spacious open plan living area, a separate bedroom and bathroom. Guests have their own patio with sea views across to Russell and the Opua inlet. Guests have use of a separate entrance to the apartment from their carport. While we are only 3.2 km from the centre of Paihia, it is a hilly walk. There is a lot to see and do here so make sure your stay isn't too short to experience what is available.
    You can wake up to the gentle sounds of the local Tui (birds) and look out across the bay to see what the weather has to offer. We are in a quiet suburban area looking out over the water to Russell. You could walk down the hill to the beach and coastal walkway that runs from Paihia to Opua around the coast and across the mangrove boardwalk. Paihia township is only a 5 minute drive away but can be a pleasant walk along the coastal roadway. There is a lot to do in Paihia with boat trips, fishing trips and bush walks/ biking all available. A short ferry trip from the town wharf will get you to historic Russell or a pleasant walk can get you to the Treaty grounds and meeting house at Waitangi.
    We are in a semi-rural residential neighborhood that has many native birds living in the trees around about.
  • A beautiful place with all essential amenities. Located in a quiet street with a beautiful view. We loved our time in Paihia, checking out The Bay of Islands and Cape Reigna.

    Timothy2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Iain and Janet’s place was clean and well equipped with lots of utensils allowing us to cook during our stay. The view from the accommodation was beautiful and it was situated a short but hilly drive from the centre of town. Iain and Janet has great communication and were happy to assist us when needed.

    Megan2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Would stay again, beautiful view, very clean, great hosts

    Judy2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great time in Paihia, the apartment was very clean and bed was so confortable. Janet and Iain were very helpful and suggested us several activities and restaurants. Modern washroom with large shower was appreciated.

    Sylvie2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Ian and Janet’s place was fantastic! I would have loved to have stayed longer. They were both great hosts, the place was spotless, the bed was comfy, and of course it’s in Paihia, so great location! I totally recommend!! A+++

    Aaron2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • A charming stylish well equipped apartment , Iain and Janet were wonderful hosts

    Roy2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • A really lovely place with wonderful, responsive hosts. Great view across the Harbour of Russell and an easy drive into Paihia. The apartment is large with lots of nice touches, and it has everything we needed to self cater. Highly recommended.

    Scott2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Iain and Janet's place is just wonderful with everything you need to have a wonderful stay in a totally beautiful place. I slept so well as it is lovely and peaceful with no road noise. The apartment has everything you need. Iain and Janet are just lovely so genuinely friendly and accommodating. So looking forward to staying with them again next time Im back in Paihia

    Carey2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Paihia, Northland, New Zealand

    Kia ora, Welcome to the Bay of Islands. We are situated on Franklin Street , Opua. We have beautiful bush and harbour views. 5 minute walk to Opua wharf,BOI Marina ,Marina cafe, Car ferry to Okiato/Russell,Local fish and chips ,Opua General Store and the very popular cycle trail. Only 5 minutes drive to Paihia and Waitangi (where the historic treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840)There are many more attractions and activities to discover in the Bay of Islands. Nau mai Haere mai.
  • Far from the busy Paihia still close to everything. Terry has an excellent knowledge of the region and will be pleased to share it with you. Great place to stay.

    Thomas2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, easy access to many great eating options. Terry’s place is very clean and comfortable with everything you need including some local tips

    Xakielia2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • We slept one night at Terry's place. It was perfect and Terry is super nice, thank you !

    Robin2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent stay for a family of 5. Very clean and spacious space. 5 minute drive to Paihia & 1 minute to Russell ferry terminal. Terry is one of the most genuine and generous hosts I have come across, true Kiwi hospitality that is getting rare to find these days. If you need to know or do anything in and around the Bay of Islands he’s a wealth if information. We will surely be back and can’t thank you enough.

    Aarthi2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Terry went above and beyond to make us comfortable, to recommend great things to see, and was so friendly and generous. He even offered to grill our burgers for us when it was raining outside! I highly recommend it!

    Elizabeth2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot, convenient for the Twin Coast cycle ride. Good parking

    Sally2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Terry and Jocelyn's place is perfectly situated for exploring Paihia and the Bay of Islands. It was a very comfortable space, with two good size double rooms. The kitchen had all the necessities too. Terry and Jocelyn themselves were so friendly and welcoming (we particularly appreciated the delicious cake!). Terry has a lot of knowledge about the area and tips about what to do and see. Lovely place to stay!

    Jessica2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • This was THE best stop we had on our honeymoon in NZ! The location is amazing, place was so clean and the special touches around the house were much appreciated. Terry made us feel so welcomed and he gave so much advice for where to go and what to do. Highly recommend this spot!

    Brook2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Opua, Northland, New Zealand

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    I live in te Haumi, a suburb of Paihia, the hub of any activities you might be interested in, in the Bay of Islands. Your space is private with your own bedroom, bathroom and small sitting room - you can use the kitchen if you want to cook. I work part-time locally, so you will have the place to yourselves most of the time. Paihia is 6 minutes drive away, Waitangi 10 mins. My house is on the edge of a forest, at the end of a cul-de-sac. It is quiet and away from the hubub.
    Off-street parking.
    I love my town and neighbourhood. Food: Greens. Cafe: Moby Deck. Walk: Haruru Falls. Water: Hole in the Rock tour. Museum: Pompallier Mission. Beach: Long Beach, Russell. Island: Urupukapuka.
  • Kathleen was very helpful. The accommodations were great - very clean, comfortable and quiet. Easy to recommend.

    Ian2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • You could not have a better host and a lovely place to stay

    Hazel2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location and great hospitality! comfy bed and very nice bathroom!

    Zander2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay at Kathleen’s place! The location of the house is great, just a little off the main road, but in the quiet neighbourhood. The house was sparkling clean with amazing touches. There was even a private kitchenette for us with our own fridge. The room was very comfortable and the view from the balcony was unbelievable- shame that we stayed there only for one night. Kathleen is a great host and it was such a pleasure meeting her. We would highly recommend staying here.

    Maria2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Super nice Airbnb!! We loved the beautiful view and terrace of our room!! Highly recommend this Airbnb, much more nicer than in Paihia center.

    Lea2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful place to stay. Kathleen’s place is very stylish with a fantastic view. She also gave us great local tips! Would definitely stay here again.

    Natalia2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Kathleen is very nice person and her house is very well located on the hill with beautiful view from the terrace. The guest room has enough privacy and it is cozy and comfortable. Kathleen’s place is definitely good choice for staying in this area.

    Darina&Jan2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Kathleens place is lovely. Very clean and modern and Kathleen was very welcoming and helpful during our short stay. Would recommend :)

    Anthony2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Paihia, Northland, New Zealand

    This warm, cozy, self contained cedar cottage is for a couple and can include a child or infant. Tranquility is the key. The only noise is natures chorus of birdsong. Indoor, outdoor living enhances the style we are trying to offer. Winter rates available. We are LGBT friendly. Bring your dog and we can look after him while you enjoy this area.
    The cottage is a single room with kitchen and bedroom combined with a separate bathroom. There is an attached patio with the bush and fruit trees around. The music from native birds is a symphony of nature. We live with solar electricity and solar hot water. Because of our eco systems we can't supply laundry facilities but there is a public laundry close by.
    We live without traffic noise or other non natural sounds mostly. We can sometimes see light from our neighbors but it never impinges on our tranquility. Yet within a few minutes walk is this beautiful bay and seashore.
  • We loved our stay at Russell's. The place was spotlessly clean & well equipped. Russell was great at communicating, and full of suggestions & knowledge for the local area. We also loved that we could take our dog, and he was welcomed whole-heartedly by Russell. Thanks for such a nice spot to stay for the weekend!

    Jay2019-04-21T00:00:00Z
  • A surprising setting at first, but we soon very much in this rustic accommodation. We had a great week exploring the surrounding area. Russell is an exceptional person by his reception. He gave us 2 bikes to go to Kawakawa, very nice walk. Thank you so much !

    Pascale2019-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • Russell is a very kind host and the cottage is lovely. My partner, our small dog and I stayed for seven nights and loved the easy access to Russell, Paihia and other parts of the beautiful Far North! Our main recommendation to other guests is to make sure you have plenty of insect repellent and maybe some citronella candles because there are quite a few mosquitoes who hang around, and in, the cottage at night (a mosquito net is provided for the bed but there aren't fly screens over the windows so if you keep them open to cool the cottage down as we did, mozzies will come in). Overall, very affordable accommodation nestled in native bush, close to everything in Paihia (10min by car) with a very hospitable and kind host.

    Laura2019-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely self contained cottage with everything you need located in a quiet bush setting. Kauri bush walk near by and short drive up to Paihia and Treaty grounds. Very helpful and friendly host.

    Hattie2019-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Russell is so helpful and interesting. Handy location outside of Paihia. Great for our dog to be able to come with us

    Sara2019-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Russell was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the local area. He went the extra mile and advised us of a boat trip to take (which made the trip the Paihia) and even dropped us up the road to a hike location. The cottage was peaceful and perfect for our 2 day getaway. Would definitely recommend.

    Fiona2018-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Russell was such an amazing host, who cared about us a lot and also let our dog skip stay, who enjoyed himself a lot. The accommodation is super cute and totally gives you time to relax and enjoy. Even if it was raining for pretty much the whole 2 days we didn't get Cabin fever, there was enough to explore around 😊

    Isabell2018-12-25T00:00:00Z
  • We came to love the peaceful quiet and birdsong at Russell’s. It was rustic as advertised but comfortable. Russell was responsive to our needs and a font of local information and suggestions for activity.

    Brenda2018-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

    The Wildferns Lodge, Bay of islands is on a hillside above Opua Marina. The spacious apartment offers privacy and a large sunny deck with BBQ overlooking native bush. There is free unlimited Wifi, freeview TV & DVDs. The kitchen is fully equipped for your use with condiments supplied. We provide breakfast cereals & jams (self-service). There's a laundry and a second bathroom area. A 4.5 km drive will take you to Paihia and all its adventure activities.
    We welcome guests who want a well furnished holiday apartment - great for couples wanting a special holiday. The house overlooks a forest reserve & has a big deck with BBQ for your use. There is a garden footpath with steps to access the apartment on 2nd level. Inside there's an open-plan living area with a dining table & lounge opening onto the deck. The kitchen is fully equipped - condiments, coffee, tea, cereals supplied. A double bedroom with queen-size bed and ensuite opens onto a small private deck. There's a twin bedroom for guests. The bedrooms are made-up with clean linen & towels. The bathrooms have a hairdryer & basic toiletries supplied. An off-street car parking area leads to the house via a garden stairway. At the bottom of the garden is a forest with birdlife such as tui, fantail, and rosella parrots. At night you'll hear morepork owls. You can take the nearby car ferry from Opua and visit the historic village of Russell. There is a 2nd driveway at the back of the house which gives access to a lane leading to the boat marina (5 minute walk). A local cycle track is just a couple of minutes away & follows the Kawakawa River. Two bikes (in the garden shed) are available for your use, but please be careful when going down the steep hill at the end of the driveway.
    You'll be in a quiet residential area within easy reach of Pahia township (4.5km) and all main attractions. The Opua Village shop is just 5 minutes drive away and has a full grocery store. There's a modern cafe at Opua Marina and a good fish & chip shop. The local car ferry departs regularly from Opua to Russell (cost $26 per car return including passengers). The Countdown Supermarket is in Paihia. Bush reserves are scattered around the area & fishing from the wharf is always fun.
  • Brilliant home, loads of space and very conducive to relaxing. Area is outstanding and we would have no hesitation recommending.

    Ruth2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great space and hospitality - surrounded by nature but walking distance to Marina and ferry and short drive to many restaurants and walks. The two bedroom two bathroom apartment with indoor cosy living room and TV and fully stocked kitchen and outdoor seating area has everything you could need- Cam’s hospitality and helpfulness made our 9 day stay very special! The many special touches, wine coffee and cookies and breakfast cereals made us feel at home. The Nz bird sound of NZ pigeon and tui right from the porch was superbe. To complete our stay we spend a great day sailing the bay of islands and saw penguins and orcas during our trip. We would love to come again!!!

    Charles2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • The location of the house was great, like in the "rainforest". House equipped with everything you need. We used the 2-sided terrace every day (mosquito protection required).

    Dagmar2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely extra touches such as cereals, biscuits and wine.

    Gayle2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time staying at Cam’s place. It was in a great position for us to explore the area - lovely bike rides and walking tracks so close by to the accommodation, bikes even provided by host. The accommodation itself could not have been more comfortable, even fresh fruit was provided from the many trees owned by Cam. There was a lovely bush setting surrounding the outdoor decks with the marina seen between the trees. I would recommend to anybody this accommodation.

    Rosalie2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place!

    Brenda2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • An excellent airbnb. Very well appointed with many extra thoughtful touches - fresh fruit from the gardens and cold beer in the fridge! Cam was an excellent host

    Dougal2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect ! I recommend this rental It is Joli the perfect welcome well located to visit this magnificent region!

    Florence2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Opua, Northland, New Zealand

    Bach 108 is a self contained 2 bedroom unit in the beautiful Bay of Islands. The unit backs onto native bush with distant seaviews. Enjoy the sounds of the Tui's, Moreporks and occasional Kiwi's while sitting in the hot tub sipping your bubbles.
    Bach 108 is situated underneath our home and has been recently renovated. It has it's own front door with a covered car park and enough space to accommodate a boat. The master bedroom has a queen bed, the second bedroom can be set up as 2 singles or a king size double bed. Additionally there is a sofa bed in the lounge for which bedding can be provided, this is available on request. There is air a conditioning/heat pump in the unit to keep cool in summer and warm in winter. Our recently installed hot tub is a great new addition nestle under the tree ferns. The kitchenette has simple cooking facilities including a fridge and microwave, hot plate, pots and frying pan. There is also a Weber barbeque available for guests to use. Bach 108 is 5 minutes drive from the centre of Paihia and Opua. Our local beach is Te Haumi beach which is a 10 minute walk and where you can also join the Bay of Islands walking track.
  • What a lovely place to stay. Spotlessly clean, everything you need down to towels for the beach. A few extra touches like a bowl of fruit, snacks and fizz in the fridge. Jerry was very helpful about explaining local trips, places to eat etc. The hot tub in the garden was amazing and beautiful views whilst in it. I cannot fault this place and would recommend to anyone

    Pam2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at Jerry and Sian’s place. It had everything we need plus a few extra things we weren’t expecting. The hot tub is amazing with an awesome view. Jerry was a fantastic host with excellent local knowledge and handy maps and directions. Highly recommend this place to anyone, the perfect getaway.

    Jo2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful veiws from a lovely back yard setting. Hot tub/spa was great. Really enjoyed our stay Well worth it Thanks

    Laura2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous outdoor area. We enjoyed cooking on the bbq and eating outdoors with a view. Very clean, comfortable interior. So many unexpected extras like fruit which were much appreciated. Jerry is such a great host. Very helpful.

    Catherine2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed here for 3 nights for a girls getaway. The spa and outdoor deck is a real treat, we enjoyed breakfast out there every morning with the muesli, milk and fruit provided. There are a lot of little extra touches at this airbnb which is something you don't see often (i.e they had a bottle of sparkling water and chilled filtered water ready to go). Really nice modern bathroom with a rain shower. We had a car with us and it was so easy to jump on the car ferry to Russell for the day (only 5 min drive to the ferry) and into town it's a very short trip too. Would definitely recommend Jerry's place!

    Courtney2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great Host, wonderful location with an awesome view. Super clean and well appointed place.

    Tom2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Jerry's appartement is for sure beyond your expectations so just book it when you can.

    Hans2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Jerry’s place has all the personal touches and more you could wish for. Such a beautiful & relaxing setting. It was the perfect place to stay for our family of 4 with 2 young kids. The hot tub was a bonus!

    Clarissa2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Paihia, Northland, New Zealand

    Quiet peacful delightful room nestled in a rural setting over looking a delightful garden cared for by Yarnick. 2 minuites from the beautiful Opua wharf, Marina and Cafe, also the very popular Coastal walk from Opua to Paihia. Queen bed and we can add 2 single beds in this room. Check out Room 2 Serene Heights Both rooms have their own private entrance.
    It is a very quiet peaceful place to stay after a busy day travelling. Enjoy the sounds of birdlife while you enjoy your morning coffee overlooking the garden.
    It is a lovely quiet area and we have very pleasant neighbours.
  • This was a great place and lovely location. The hosts were very friendly and they have a lovely garden! The fridge had milk, which was sweet. I’d recommend it!

    Haley2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Space was exactly as advertised, and very clean. Location is excellent - up on a ridge a few minutes from "downtown" Paihia. Yarn was waiting for us on arrival and answered many questions.

    David2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • It was perfect for me to stay a few nights while our boat at the nearby Opua Marina was having some messy boat work done. Also would be convenient to go to Paihia for any needs.

    Alice2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and stay for Bay of Islands adventures.

    Gary2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed our stay, the room was very clean and we had enough space for three persons. They were very nice and caring, thank you :)

    Karoline2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great private self contained room with own bathroom/shower. Lovely environment as well. Definitely would stay again. :)

    Nushan2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • A very comfortable stay in a well equipped and comfortable room. It had everything you would need and would be ideal for a small family as it had three beds in it . At the time of my visit temperatures were near 30 and the ceiling fan and fridge were the most used amenities. There is ample off street parking and a deck with chairs to sit on. The house is about ten minutes from the town by car A comfortable and quiet place to stay.

    Jim2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, wonderful stay with amazing hosts. The views are spectacular, Sharon & Yarn were warm and offered some home remedies as my friend was sick durning our stay.

    Elliott2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Paihia, Northland, New Zealand

    Private room3 beds
    Serene Heights R1
    Price:€32/night
    260 reviews
    Superhost
    Kia ora, Welcome to the Bay of Islands. We are situated on Franklin Street , Opua. We have beautiful bush and harbour views. 5 minute walk to Opua wharf,BOI Marina ,Marina cafe, Car ferry to Okiato/Russell,Local fish and chips ,Opua General Store and the very popular cycle trail. Only 5 minutes drive to Paihia and Waitangi (where the historic treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840)There are many more attractions and activities to discover in the Bay of Islands. Nau mai Haere mai.
    Our Guests 2 bedroom Apartments are attached to our main house. Private access and private balcony with amazing views.Fully equiped kitchen ,Seperate Dinning And Lounge area. Bathroom with bath tub and shower . We also have another 2 bedroom unit Listed on AirBNB which can sleep 6-7 Guests. We have Parking available for trailers and small boats.
    Opua is a beautiful place, the marina is also the hub for departing cruises, day trips and sailing excursions through the 144 islands that litter the Bay of Islands. Opua offers the opportunity to get out into the Bay of Islands and really explore. Opua is an idyllic spot from which to walk, exploring the rain forests of the Harrison Scenic Reserve, or the coastal curiosities found along the Coastal Walking Path, which runs from Opua around the bay to Paihia and beyond. The walk to Paihia, which takes around 2 hours, is beautiful when the sun is shining, with a couple of idyllic spots from which to swim in the glistening sea. The 6km walk is a real treat, and, once in Paihia, there are plenty of ways to get home again if you don’t wish to repeat the trip on foot! Paihia is the Bay of Islands activity centre. If you are staying in the peace and beauty of Opua, the short trip to Paihia provides plentiful opportunities for game fishing, swimming with dolphins or any number of wonderful water sports . After a day exploring the coast or delving deep into the rain forest, Opua is the perfect place to let the evening slip away. The town centres around the marina, where there is a fantastic seafront restaurant, where you can sip local wines and indulge in the freshest seafood.
  • What an amazing stay, all of the special touches were so lovely. It is such a beautiful place in a great location for exploring. Terry is a fountain of local knowledge. We will definitely be back for longer next time.

    Phillippa2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Terry was the perfect AirBnb host and could not have been more helpful. The apartment was spacious and very well stocked with condiments for cooking, games, and shower essentials. They were also able to provide a travel cot for us which was perfect for our 5 month old Daughter. Terry is knowledgeable on local attractions and even made us cake on our arrival which was delicious. And if you have never seen the moon through a telescope, like me... just ask Terry and I’m sure he will lend you his telescope as we enjoyed a fabulous sight of a full moon.

    Lucy2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • This was a lovely place to stay, plenty of room, gorgeous view, really delightful!

    Samantha2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay need at least 3 days so much to see

    Glynda2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Terry is an encyclopedia of knowledge around local places of interest. Terry went above and beyond what we expected of an Airbnb host; a true gentleman.

    Aaron2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay. Terry is an absolute gem of a man. Could not be more helpful. Full of good stories. No better way to get a local feel for the area. Highly recommend

    Nick2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • The unit was spotless, well equipped, in a great location and exceeded all of our expectations. We were a group of 3 mature cyclists intent on cycling the Coast to Coast trail. Terry was always there to help; from helping us relocate our vehicle to the end of the track to picking up one of the bikes at the end of the track. Five star service at a very reasonable price. Our only regret was not asking Terry to help us plan our visit/cycle trip. In hindsight, we would have stayed longer, 2 nights, taken the ferry with our bikes over to Russell, skipped the first 35 kms (day) of the trail, had Terry shuttle us over to Kaikohe for the second section of the trail, and spent a third day at the Horeke end of the trail exploring Rawhia. The trail is well marked but the first day is not very interesting. Definitely cycle the trail from the east to the west to avoid the major uphills on the Horeke end of the trail. Nothing is too much trouble for Terry. If he doesn’t know something he will find out the answer to your questions. He is dedicated to his guests and has lots of helpful suggestions and contacts in the area. Sincere thanks.

    Pamela2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely hosts, huge apartment, spotlessly clean. Just perfect. We would always recommend Terry's place.

    Claudia2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    2

    Opua, Northland, New Zealand

    Newly decorated, self-contained studio flat. Handy to Opua and Paihia. Ideal base to stay while exploring the Bay of Islands. Perfect place for a couple with a queen bed, but sofa can become a bed for a third person if necessary. Peaceful bush outlook, with Tui and Wood Pigeons frequent visitors. North-west facing, so afternoon sun on the deck for your BBQ.
    We are 2 mins from the car ferry to Russell, 6 mins drive from Paihia and another 5mins further to Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Golf Course. Handy to Opua - Paihia coastal walk for the energetic.
  • The studio is very well equipped with everything you need and very clean! Ruth is very kind and helpful!

    Stephanie2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • We spent 7 nights in Tardis Studio. It was squeaky clean and well thought out. The bed was comfortable and all quality linens and towels were provided. The kitchen was wonderfully appointed with everything we needed to cook and have meals in. We enjoyed the nice provisions of coffee, tea, fresh milk upon arrival and tomatoes from their garden. Their location is close to local attractions in Opua, Paihia and by ferry to Russell. The internet connection was good. Ruth and Trev were really friendly and attentive hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would give more stars if we could! We highly recommend a stay and will certainly stay again if we pass back through this area!

    William2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • We had a really relaxing time here. Ruth was so welcoming and what a sweet touch to have the fresh delicious tomatoes waiting for us! It was a great haven to relax in and the natural setting of the property was divine. Would love to be backbif we are in the baybof islands!

    Karen2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay

    David2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Nice studio, nice place, nice hosts!

    Thomas2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Ruth's Tardis studio is spacious and provides everything that is needed. Highly recommend it.

    Tony2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely place to stay and highly recommend.

    Susan2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • This is an amazing place to stay. Quiet and very beautifully styled. Ruth made us feel special. There were lots of extras, including milk for a cuppa as soon as we arrived. You can park right by the door, and we were able to do a load of washing which we appreciated. I would recommend The Tardis to any couple wanting to stay in thid area.

    Bern2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Opua, Northland, New Zealand

    Sunny studio apartment with a private deck from which to enjoy the breathtaking view over the Opua Basin. It's private, peaceful and fully self-contained. It is just a few minutes walk from here to the Opua Marina, yacht charter companies, Great Escape learn to sail facility, Opua Cruising Club, the Opua General Store, cycle track, Te Araroa walkway, car ferry and Opua Hill bus drop off.
    You have exclusive use of the entire studio apartment.
  • A beautiful view from a lovely apartment! Would recommend!

    Claire2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful and calm with a nice view. Check properly before descending with the car because returning up to the main road could be a challenge....

    Giuseppe2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Nice little apartment, very quiet and great views on the bay. Access to apartment with car is tricky (very steep) but manageable. We enjoyed our stay!

    Daniel2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Such a lovely spot to relax in. Amazed by the view every morning and evening. Could’ve easily spent a full week here.

    Archie2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely studio apartment, great views and amazing location for easy access by foot to Opua.

    Tom2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay in the beautiful apartment with the stunning view on the harbor.

    Lisa2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay in opua. Great location close to Paihia and also a minute away from the car ferry to Russell which is super easy. Lovely view. We enjoyed fish and chips on the little deck each night. Very clean.

    Natalie2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing little home away from home for us, loved the location and the view was stunning at night and during the day! Julie was a great host, would definitely love to stay again!

    Laura2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Opua, Northland, New Zealand

    Bridge Deck Villa at Crows Nest - The villa is a full of natural light overlooking the Opua Harbour. This villa has 2 Queen Ensuite Bedrooms off each side of the lounge. Each bedroom has a USB charging point. The villa has extensive sea views and open out onto a large sea facing sundeck with outdoor dining and gas barbecue. Air Conditioning/Heat Pump in the lounge. The villa is fully equipped for self catering.
  • What a delight the Crow’S Nest villa is! Stunning view, well appointed, very comfortable. Lovely touches like wine and fruit were most welcome? Highly recommend! Gail made communication so easy and saved the day when I left quite a few items behind! Will definitely be suggesting this wonderful place to friends and family.

    Jenny2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to live! Really enjoyed the stay.

    Yuchen2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • As advertised. Very sweet spot.

    David2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Paradise away from Home!

    Tarun2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic property. Great location and Gail makes sure everything is absolutely right. Great stay and would recommend to anyone.

    Nick2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommend, great location. Great service. Very clean and Gail was very helpful. To die for view

    Gulnaz2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • This is a fantastic place to stay with outstanding views from every room in the place. Gail was fantastic as a host. I couldn’t have been happier there.

    Carl2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Superb, well presented property in a great location

    Steve2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Opua, Northland, New Zealand

    Secluded, tranquil and comfortable; set 30m back from the beach with beautiful views of the bay looking over to Opua. Whilst this property retains its character as a quintessential Kiwi Bach, it is immaculately presented, having been tastefully redecorated inside. It is uniquely nestled into 3/4 acre of land & is the only residence in the bay. Described by many as the ideal Writers’ retreat, Tyson’s Bach exudes character, peace & inspiration. The perfect space to relax, contemplate and dream.
    Features: - Fully furnished - This is home to many native birds (i.e. Weka, Kiwi, Tui, Fantail, Kingfisher, plus families of Californian Quail make regular visits) - Quiet, secluded location with native trees & manuka bush onsite - 300 meters to the car ferry – so ‘walk’ across to Opua to get your paper, bread, or fisn 'n chips! - Idyllically situated and handy to both Opua & Russell plus numerous other bays - Ample boat & trailer parking on the property - Boat ramp beside car ferry. Alternatively in Russell, Tapeka Point, or one of the many bays out towards Rawhiti (plus Opua, Paihia, Waitangi, etc). - Gas BBQ available on deck - Two kayaks available for use - Pet friendly (Note, property is not fenced so please be mindful of the many native birds in the area) - Settle in, relax and enjoy…
    Fun facts: 1. Did you know that Okiato (not Russell) was in fact the first Capitol of New Zealand? Check the plinth out 200m up the road. 2. The infamous NZ drug dealer (“Mr Asia”) Terry Clark owned a house, affectionately nick-named by the locals as “Cannabis Castle”. It sits proudly on the Okiato Point just up the road – best viewed from the water or the rocks below. 3. Okiato is a historical area known for its boat building and car ferry landing – there is still an old boat shed on the beach below the Bach and another in the adjacent bay to the south which has was to be restored as a holiday home. 4. The Opua Wharf was a busy, bustling hive of commercial activity, vital to the economic well-being of the area, fed by rail that came in through kawakawa and beyond. Cruise ships regularly docked there until 20 odd years ago. 5. The original owners of the property were the Deemings. In fact, they were also the original owners of the car ferry. In those days it was a barge that was towed and tugged by a small launch. 6. Final fun fact - This is where you will have one of the best holidays of your life!!!
  • Great location, wonderful area to explore. Batch is a great spot to unwind and John was very quick to respond to any questionswe had.

    Shane2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful home with amazing views! Highly recommended!!

    Phillip2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • This is a gorgeous little place right on the water. Super convenient location next to the car ferry so you can walk down and onto the ferry. The place itself is very cute, clean and recently styled. The view from the lovely widow seat is stunning. We had a great couple of nights here, close to Waitangi treaty grounds and a 10min drive from Russell for a few beers and fish and chips.

    Mhairi2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • This is a terrific little bach right near the car ferry at Oviato. It has a fantastic view over the water to Opua and sits on its own little beach. It is easy to get there by the car ferry and only ten minutes drive from Russell, where there are several good restaurants.

    Ben2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • We loved John’s Place. It is a fantastic location and a well equipped Bach. The canoes were a real bonus and we enjoyed our paddles in the bay. Relaxing in the evening on the deck, watching the boats go by was also great. Thoroughly recommended!

    Sue2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • This place is the tops. A perfect location on the waterfront overlooking the bay. This charming bach is comfortable, well appointed and well located. I cannot rate this wonderful spot too highly!

    Merran2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful views, everything handy.

    Richard2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great location for exploring the area, and a real kiwi feel! Loved our stay and hope to be back!

    Eden2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Okiato, Northland, New Zealand

    Lovely room in Paihia with 2 very comfortable king single beds. Large private bathroom next door with shower and tub. Quality linens and towels. Perfect for couples and singles. Breakfast of toast, cereal, juice tea, coffee included. Private study available for your use. Free wifi. Use of bbq. Lovely outdoor room, dining area and garden. Relax , unwind and enjoy the gorgeous view. Use us as your base while you explore the beautiful Bay of Islands. We would love to host you in our home.
    All the usual amenities of a quality accommodation, including bathrobes, slippers, heated towel rails, and beach towels if required. Complimentary washer and dryer. Parking near front door. Private study with tea and coffee making facilities, desk, chaise lounge, wifi. Please feel free to interact as much or as little with your hosts as you please. Discount of 10% for singles only
    2 minutes drive to Paihia where you can enjoy the many cafes and first class restaurants, shopping, sailing, boat tours, fishing and scuba diving. Truly the gateway to the north.
  • Susan and Dale have been very friendly and helpful. They are are fantastic hosts and we had wonderful conversations with them. Every morning we enjoyed the delicious breakfast. The view from their house and terrace is gorgeous. The bedroom is small, but cosy, the beds very comfortable and we slept very well. The bathroom is huge and the little study perfect for working on your laptop. If back to Pahia that´s the place where we would love to stay.

    Hedwig2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely wonderful and sparkling clean place! The best hosts - considerate ,friendly and easy to talk to :) loved the stay and the thoughtful touches and local tips :)

    Sabaina2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay at Susan her place and Susan is a great host! Thank you for everything!

    Bob2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • To stay in Susan's and Dell's place was a great delight for us. A perfect, comfortable location with a fantastic view to the bay of islands. Susan and Dell are superhosts, very friendly and helpful. It was a pleasure to have these interesting conversations with them. We enjoyed our stay in their beautiful home very much and can highly recommend it.

    Usch2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Wow - what a spot! Sue and Dale were delightful hosts and so helpful. We just wish we could have stayed longer in what is an amazing place.

    Karen2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Sue and Dale are extremely generous and kind. They went out of their way to help my mother and I by picking us up, dropping us off, giving helpful tips about the area and they even cooked for us! The room is cozy with two twin beds and full of thoughtful touches like outlets on the nightstand and two luggage racks, and the private bathroom has everything you need. The house is neat and clean with a fabulous porch and stunning view, perfect for watching a sunrise or sunset with your beverage of choice. There’s a bit of a walk into town if you’re on foot—20-35 minutes, depending on your speed—with a few hills, but if you like to walk like me, it’s scenic and there’s sidewalk or a wide strip to walk all the way, and Sue literally offered to drop us off or pick us up whenever we needed it, which was beyond generous! Absolutely fantastic hosts with fun travel adventures of their own to share!

    Clara2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Stunning views, great location and outstanding hospitality. The hosts made us feel right at home.

    Mariette2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Paradise on Earth. Kindest hosts. Most beautiful view. Best AirBnB we've ever stayed in. My favorite part of the stay was enjoying a cheese and wine night with Sue and Dale on our first night. Thanks for having us! We look forward to seeing you again next year! Sarah x

    Sarah2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Paihia, Northland, New Zealand

    Self contained flat situated in Opua, 5 mins walk to Opua marina, school, and shops. 5 mins drive to Paihia shopping centre and tourist adventures. It's a long walk to Paihia so transport is needed.
    Our flat is located under our house accessed by a path alongside our house.
    We are in a quiet part of Opua, on top of the hill but with easy access to the beachfront and Paihia's nightlife.
  • A very nice & roomy place to stay, nice outlook, great hosts.

    Tony2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Murray and his wive are nice people providing good advices. Their place is comfortable and their welcome is amazing

    Isabelle2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Staying at Murray and Irma’s place is special. It’s very homely with very friendly hosts who can’t do enough for you. We loved our stay, with Opua being a perfect place to explore the Bay of Islands. Dean & Linda

    Dean2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Murray and his partner have been great, easy going and made our stay easy. My wife and I were staying here while we redecorate our house down the road. The accommodation was cleaned regularly and breakfast items topped up regularly. Nice backyard to watch the native birds and a good bbq. Highly recommend Muzzas place for an easy no hassle stay.

    Paul2019-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome place to stay. Muzza is very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended , would definitely stay here again. Cheers Muzza! 👍

    Robin2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful few days staying at Murray’s place. It is an absolutely beautiful apartment, fully equipped and with lovely touches, like fresh flowers, and breakfast foods in the fridge. Murray was very easy to deal with and communication was excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment

    Phyllis2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed 7 days here using it as a base to explore the bay of islands. It is a great place to say that as it is very spacious so we could unpack and relax. Nice decking to eat meals.

    Richard2019-03-27T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely peaceful setting and spacious clean accommodation. Some nice thoughtful touches like a fruit bowl and breakfast items in the fridge and cupboard. Would definitely recommend this one. Close to the Marina although a good walk uphill on the way back!

    Peter2019-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Opua, Northland, New Zealand

    Entire flat2 beds
    Muzza's Place
    Price:€59/night
    83 reviews
    Superhost
    Kia Ora! Welcome to Koru Cottage. Fresh and newly renovated 1 bedroom cottage. Comfortably suited for four but could accommodate six, with two double sofa sleeps in the lounge and a Queen sized bed in the bedroom. Koru Cottage is situated in a small community of similar cottages offering you security and relaxation with your own off-street parking. A mere 200m to a quiet beach and beautiful bush walks. Less than 1 km away are the many activities, cafes and restaurants of central Paihia.
    Koru Cottage offers you the “Best of Both Worlds”. Stay at home in tranquil Koru Cottage or try all that is on offer in Paihia: Kayaking, Paragliding, Swimming with the Dolphins, Sightseeing, Fishing, and so much more. Book now to avoid disappointment. Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only, please shut any doors and windows to avoid smoke entering the cottage. Smoke alarm, fire extinguisher, and first aid kit provided for your safety. Children to be supervised at all times. Free Unlimited WIFI in the cottage. HRV heat exchange system installed for a healthy home. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots and pans, microwave-safe containers and cooking utensils. Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);
    Situated in a quiet little complex of similar cottages, with friendly neighbors and a quick walk down the end of the road to a pretty beach.
  • We had a lovely stay, cottage is nice and clean, and Marilyn couldn’t be nicer for us. (Free cancellation because we had to go home earlier than planned)

    Maartje2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely unit, conveniently situated close to beach. Ideal base for exploring the Bay of Islands. Easy check in.

    Ian2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely home! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and communication from Marilyn was excellent both before and during our stay.

    Tamsin2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cottage with all mod cons. Lots of birds around the cottage. The veranda and lawn area are lovely to use on a sunny day. Near Paihia the beach waterfalls and Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Really recommended.

    Hans2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay at this lovely little Bach. It is right next to the beach on a quiet road and also very close to everything Paihia and the Bay of Islands has to offer. Communication from Marilyn was great and she answered all of our questions. The place was also spotless and had everything we needed for our 3 night stay. Would stay again.

    Martin2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • This is superb place. With separate bathroom, bedroom and spacious kitchen is a perfect place to stay when visiting bay of islands. It is located 5 min drive or 25 min walk from Paihia.

    Adam2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cottage in a quiet cul de sac walking distance from the centre of Paihia. Everything was perfectly clean. Nice living/kitchen area with a terrace out back with seating to enjoy the weather. Bonus to be able to use laundry facilities. Thanks for a lovely stay!

    Laura2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • great place great location

    Juanetta2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    1

    Paihia, Northland, New Zealand

    Sleeps 2 – 3 people. 1 Queen size bed & 1 single bed. Private bathroom with shower & separate toilet. Coffee & tea making facilities. Microwave. Continental Breakfast is included in the price / cooked breakfast if requested and with 8 hours notice (not included in price). There is a TV in the Studio. Off-street parking. It's only a 10 mins drive to Paihia / Bay of Island and approx. 25 minutes to Kerikeri. Have your own car handy to explore the surroundings and Northland.
    For comfortable and relaxing accommodation that won’t break the bank the Artists Studio is the one. Located near Kawakawa, Bay of Islands, the studio was built next to the original 1870’s Taumarere homestead. Isobelle and Bill aim to make your stay as welcoming and comfortable as possible and hope you enjoy your time in the Bay of Islands. You are more than welcome to help us feed the animals on our family friendly lifestyle block and learn some of the history surrounding this beautiful homestead. The Studio is equipped with a fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave, but there are no other cooking facilities. You are welcome to share our kitchen to make your evening meal. We live on a farmlet (8 acres) and have a few cows, chickens and a dog. Approximately two acres of gardens surround the homestead. Golfing and gardening are our main interests and we volunteer at the local Museum/Library once a week. The Twin Coast cycle trail is right on our door, as is the old steam train Gabrielle that runs from Kawakawa to Taumarere station.
  • As advertised. Lovely!

    Andre2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Incredible stay with Isobelle and Bill, the most hospitable and helpful hosts you could ask for and a lovely place to stay in a perfect location. 10/10 would recommend

    Aaron2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • The place is really nice. The bed is comfy and everything is very clean. Totally recommend it!

    Dominik2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • I LOVED this place. Excellent location - very quiet, just off main road. Great to get to Waitangi Treaty Ground, Paihia etc. The photos on air bnb don’t show off the wonderful features of the place! The room is big and there is a corner with sofa and two rocking chairs, there’s a big bed and a single in another corner. The bathroom and toilet are separate and there’s everything we needed, microwave, fridge, etc. This was my favourite air bnb in NZ! Thanks so much Bill & Isobelle, you’re the best hosts.

    Jarina2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Best AirBnB experience we had during our NZ-trip. Lovely little private house with everything you need, and also tasteful furnishings and art. Very good value for money. We only wished we could have stayed longer.

    David2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Didn't get a chance to meet Isobelle, but my stay here was lovely. Had everything I needed and slept great. Would stay here again!

    Chelsea2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay, very comfortable and great helpful hosts.

    Carol2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful spot, photos do not do it justice! SoSpacious and homely. Awesome shower too! Would highly recommend.

    Courtney2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kawakawa, Northland, New Zealand

    Sails Villa at Crows Nest - This villa has 1 Queen Ensuite Bedroom off the lounge and 1 Queen and Single Ensuite Bedroom on an upper level. Each bedroom has a USB charging point. The villa has extensive sea views and open out onto a large sea facing sundeck with outdoor dining and gas barbecue. The villa is fully equipped for self catering.
    Crows Nest Villas are located in a quiet cul de sac.
  • A perfect location and stay for 2 couples. We really enjoyed the expansive views from almost all windows of the house and enjoyed sitting out on the deck with a cool drink. There is a nice walk along the coast below the house, which takes you all the way to Paihia. The house felt like a home away from home and was very well equipped. We will definitely stay again if in the area.

    Peter2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time at the Villa, incredible views out every window of the Bay of Islands and 2 decks to enjoy watching the boats go by and the stars at night. Beautiful sunrises. Highly recommended.

    Doug2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • This is the perfect stopover before heading further North. Spacious sun-filled apartment with everything you need . Great water pressure in the showers, clean & stylishly furnished. Endless activity to watch in the bay with ferries and yachts coming and going...we will return!

    Susan2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful location, sparkling clean, every comfort you need.

    Amy2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely gorgeous view. Wonderful space and fantastic amenities. Thank you Gail, we had a wonderful time.

    Leanne2019-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing views, a perfect stay. Would recommend!

    Irina2019-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent accommodations for two couples. Sitting on the deck watching the harbor life and stars memorable and fun!

    Lawrence2019-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • The view from the terraces is amazing! Also the house is really nice and a quick drive from Pahia.

    Janina2019-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Opua, Northland, New Zealand

    Stunning views of Opua/Paihia harbour, very peaceful setting with lots of bird life. Three spacious double bedrooms, two with sea views & balconies. Modern interior with open plan kitchen/lounge opening onto balcony with BBQ. Close to marina, car ferry to Russell, Great escape sailing charters, Paihia to Opua walkway. 2 minutes walk from Opua bus drop off, 10 min’s walk to Opua store and cafes. 5 min drive to Paihia, Dolphin watching cruises, paragliding, 18 hole golf course on the sea.
    Beautiful garden setting close to sea
  • My brother and I had a wonderful stay at Don’s house.The view was absolutely beautiful and the serenity of this area is amazing.We loved our time here and we would recommend it to anyone

    Bob2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful view, very quiet lots of Bush. Very relaxing

    Martin2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • There's really not much to say. Everything at Don's place, including the hosting, was great! A real joy staying there.

    Al2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Stunningly beautiful views from the house with floor to ceiling windows/doors that open. Perfect for when you’re cooking or lounging inside or out.

    Pamela2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • This is a beautiful, peaceful home on one level. Spotless, well-equipped kitchen. The toilet and shower are in separate rooms. Everything is hilly in Opua so be ready to walk down a short but steep driveway to the home. We parked in the circle at the top of the driveway. Stunning views. About 10 minutes to Paihia by car. You should stay here!

    Leslie2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Dons place was perfect. Everything was spotless and the view was stunning. He was very accomodating and easy to book with. The house was quiet and close to both paihia and Russell.

    Jordan2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • The views were amazing. Quiet and peaceful place. Very close to the car ferry for Russell. Watched ferries and yachts go in and out. Easy access to Pahia for supermarkets. Small store at the bottom of the road. Also Marina Cafe good for breakfast and lunch. Fish and chips from place next to shop excellent. Highly recommended.

    Julie2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay with amazing views. Very clean and tidy, great location. Loved it.

    Holly2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Opua, Northland, New Zealand

    Self contained, private, two bedroom apartment under owners residence. Roomy and well appointed set up. Sunny location. Easy access to garden and patio - all one level. Full kitchen facilities: oven, fridge/freezer, tea - coffee - sugar - milk etc supplied. Ideal for a couple or two single adults Child friendly - max. 2 children Elderly couple friendly, due to one level. Close to Russell walking tracks and Opua / Russell car ferry. Only 7 minute drive to Russell township - 9 km away.
    The apartment is totally self contained and private. The apartment has a open plan kitchen, living and dining area, separate bedrooms (1 x double, 1 x single - there is another single bed in single room but not ideal for two persons) and a bathroom with toilet, basin and shower. There is cupboard space to put things such as suitcase and clothes. The apartment has a Freeview TV, DVD player with DVD's to view. The apartment is supplied with books to read and games to play. There is even an activity box specifically set up for children to use. The apartment is tidily furnished and lots of interesting' nic nac's' that make it unique and interesting to be in. If a washing machine is required there is one available for use that is shared by owners.
    The area is quiet and peaceful. You are close to many walking tracks - some just an easy evening or morning walk, others which take more time but give the opportunity to see lots more of the Russell / Paihia / Opua area. You can walk to Russell on these tracks - takes 2 hours max. Or you can do the whole circle walk from Okiato - Russell - Paihia - to Opua, then back on car ferry to Okiato. This is a great day walk where you can stop in Russell or Paihia for lunch / coffee and see the coastal sights along the way. Russell township is but a 9 km drive away - which takes about 7 minutes in the car.
  • Staying at Eveleen’s was like staying at home, away from home. Very comfortable and well appointed. Lovely ammenities and furnishings. Really nice outdoor seating/dining area. Very safe and quiet. Excellent base to explore the Bay of Islands.

    Juliette2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and a lovely place to spend a few days. Great hosts and great value for money. Well recommended

    Rob2019-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • A very comfortable and excellently situated flat. Great amenities would definitely stay there again.

    Wayne2019-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • The best Airbnb in Russell. We had a fantastic stay over New Years. The place was equipped with everything we could ever have wanted, comfy and private - and Eveleen shared local hotspots for us to visit and even shared some delicious home cooking. Great stay away. Highly recommended.

    Andrew And Juan Pablo2019-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Eveleen's house is right by the ferry, the trail to Russell, and Eveleen has fantastic local recommendations. The apartment has everything you need including a kitchen.

    Ashley2018-11-04T00:00:00Z
  • Eveleen and Scott had been a fantastic and pleasant host. Their local knowledge had been really useful to polish our last minute vacation plans. We enjoyed some serene spots around Bay of islands during the labor weekend. They were very accommodating to our reasonable requests and it helped us have a smooth vacation. Their place is complete with all amenities for a family with little children. Being a primary teacher Eveleen knows how to keep the kids engaged with all the board games at their place. They have a very nice collection of books to read if you are after reading during vacation. Eveleen and Scott also work hard to grow all vegetables and gardens in their home organically. It is so satisfying to see those organic produces. Appreciate their obsession about producing good food. I would definitely recommend their place. -Vasu

    Vasudevan2018-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic Airbnb. Have everything you need and more. Quick responses from host and very friendly.

    Marie-Louise & Harry2018-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    2

    Okiato, Northland, New Zealand

    My place is on a hill and has great views of Te Haumi bay beach and a peek across the sea to Opua. Approximately 15mins walk downhill to the main town centre of Paihia and Maritime building for the famous Hole in the Rock cruise and Dolphin Boat tours. You’ll love my place because it’s just off the main road and is quiet. The studio is extra large with open spaces, comfy beds and the cosiness. Suitable for couples, solo adventurers, business travellers, and families (with kids).
    The studio apartment has a seperate bathroom with a shower, own laundry, large kitchenette with big fridge freezer & compact benchtop oven with two elements for cooking. There is a queen bed and king bed, TV with sky, lounge suite, reading and dining area. It is bigger than your average size studio apartment with lots of space.
    Quiet but safe neighbourhood. Short walk to town and beach.
  • 👌 Perfect

    Catherine2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely location. A decent little walk in either direction to get to the water; we enjoyed the proximity to things and the view is excellent from the main room and kitchen!

    Lindsay2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • A larger than expected space with plenty of sleeping options. Well located close the the beach and Paihia centre with easy access to lots of other spots in the area. Great hosts with great communication.

    Dan2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely spacious studio with good views. Well equipped and comfy.

    Diana2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay. The accommodation is really spacious, clean and secure, with insect screens on doors and windows to allow free airflow and no bugs. The hosts are outstanding lovely people who made us feel very welcome. Elevated outlook and everything you could need to have a comfortable stay. Good value for money.

    Janine2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay , 2 bedroom. 2 bathroom . Loved the big bath in en-suite . Woolworths grocery shop 2 min walk . Tram at end of street . Definitely will stay again .

    Sandy2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • This place is so comfy and inviting. Loved the laundry and kitchen set up.

    Glenda2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Superb location, fantastic accommodation, exceptional hosts, highly recommend.

    Jacqui2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Paihia, Northland, New Zealand

    Entire flat2 beds
    Studiobinniest11
    Price:€32/night
    138 reviews
    Superhost
    Watch the harbour activities and ever changing vista from the deck of our clean and comfortable home. We are situated just above the car ferry on the Russell side of the Opua harbour. Shared accommodation in a kiwi family home. The ferry cost is $13 per car & runs a continual service. Or you can walk on for just $1 per person. Please note this is not an apartment but a family home that we share with travelers! There are times when I am not home, but guests are still welcome to stay.
    Our home is humble. Our view is magnificent!
    Okiato Point, Russell was the very 1st Capital of NZ & is an ideal base to check out the historical sites around the Bay of Islands area. Go sailing, kayaking, fishing, hiking and swimming. You can cross the harbour by ferry & dine at the local cafes of Opua. The area offers diving, parasailing, swim with the dolphins and much much more.
  • A lovely relaxed and peaceful home to stay over. We loved having the ferry close by. The view is truly amazing. Andrea is a welcoming and friendly host and easy to communicate with.

    Pamela2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent getaway, and as stated right at the ferry stop when you cross in the ferry. Views are spectacular, with everything you need at your fingertips. 8kms from Russell, but the drive was beautiful. Used it as it base for chartered fishing. Able to bring our kingfish back to share, cook and eat.

    Kerryn2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Andrea is a very experienced and exceptional host. She made us feel perfectly at home, immediately adding some thoughtful touches for my wife who was nursing a broken foot. The location and view were breathtaking and the facilities outstanding. We can't wait to return.

    Stephen2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Great value for money. Lovely host and a very relaxing stay, the lounge is the perfect place to read a book and look over the harbour.

    Ronan And Angie2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Directly above the pier, the view is great! The island is short of water, so the pipes are all stored rainwater. The room is small, but the price can't be too high, drink coffee on the balcony and look at the sea!

    Chenhe2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Loved this home away from home! Really is a gorgeous place to stay and Russell is so close by! Andrea was very helpful and so kind!

    Lynn2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Andrea was very personable and accommodating. Her cheerful and relaxed demeanour makes you feel like you want to stay there longer! Beautiful scenery.

    Franca2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
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    Isabelle2019-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Watch the harbour activities and ever changing vista from the deck of our clean and comfortable home. We are situated just above the car ferry on the Russell side of the Opua harbour. Shared accommodation in a kiwi family home. The ferry cost is $13 per car & runs a continual service. Or you can walk on for just $1 per person. Please note this is not an apartment but a family home that we share with travelers! There are times when we are not home, but guests are still welcome to stay.
    Our home is humble. Our view is magnificent!
    Okiato Point, Russell was the very 1st Capital of NZ & is an ideal base to check out the historical sites around the Bay of Islands area. Go sailing, kayaking, fishing, hiking and swimming. You can cross the harbour by ferry & dine at the local cafes of Opua. The area offers diving, parasailing, swim with the dolphins and much much more.
  • Wouldn’t ask for anything better. Perfect location right off the ferry, breathtaking views, everything was phenomenal. Andrea was awesome, easy to communicate with, was there when we needed her! Would recommend to anyone, will be back if I’m ever back!

    Mckenzie2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Andrea is very kind ,warm and good guider. so nice to pick me for extra service. we meet and talk like old friends. the most important thing is her home have a fantestic view of sea and sunraise more than I COULD expect. hope could come again

    Lisa2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Andrea is such a down to earth, no-fuss, welcoming host !! Made me feel instantly relaxed. All the basics well covered, knowledgeable on local scene, helpful positive, and prompt responder. Sparkling clean, and view to die for! Great base for Russell & magnificent coastal road if you get the chance. Brian. Jan2020.

    Brian2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and very nice and careful host.

    David2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great host and great location. One of the best airbnb stays Ive had!

    Roger2019-12-25T00:00:00Z
  • Andrea’s house has the best view of Okiato. Andrea also shares so many local knowledge with us. She is such a warm and happy host that you’ll enjoy chatting with her a lot!

    Irene2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Nice and beautiful home, Andrea is very nice gave us lots of advice of Russell.

    Hantian2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Great place with stunning view! Kitchen included, Andrea is a great host we enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back!

    Eva2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Okiato, Northland, New Zealand

    Hihitahi Sea View apartment is located in Paihia, Bay of Islands. When arriving at this apartment at the end of Hihitahi Rise, you'll find as you're going around the bend of the driveway, a private apartment where you can imagine the rest of the world gone. Only 5 min out of Paihia town and the beach but your own private place with everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. The BBQ area with all day sun is a lovely private spot to end the day.
    The apartment is recently renovated with new furnishings and materials. The 2 bedrooms have King sized beds but can be changed into 4 or 2 King sized singles when needed. There is a free standing Airco in the apartment. In the kitchen you'll find complementary coffee, tee and sugar. The apartment has a lock box with your entrance key and its own car parking.
    The apartment is situated in a peaceful neighborhood only 5 min away from the beach and Paihia town where you find the restaurants, shops and the wharf where the boat trips leave from.
  • we really enjoyed our four day stay in this beautiful place. An extremely nice apartment with really everything you need. Comfortably and thoughtfully furnished. A beautiful large very private outdoor area with a sea view ... What more could you want! Attentive and very friendly hosts! thanks for the nice stay

    Trudi2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Its an awesome place to stay. The apartment and the outside area are lovely. Its furnished with lots of love and the view is amazing. The hosts were very lovely as well. We felt very welcomed and enjoyed our stay a lot. We highly recommend the place. Thank you very much Miriam and Bernhard.

    Anne2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Miriam's place was fantastic. Seamless check in, clean, private and had everything we needed to make the most of a weekend in the bay of islands. 5 minutes from Paihia meant we were close to everything we needed. Miriam was a great communicator and made sure we had everything we needed. Would definitely stay again :)

    Michael2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Paihia, Northland, New Zealand

    Welcome to the LOVE SHACK a secret private hideaway at the top of Lonely Valley between Paihia and Opua. Enjoy all day sun and stunning views of the Bay of Islands Harbour and Russell. Completely private with native bush setting and large north facing covered deck. Listen to the sounds of kiwis at night in the comfy beds with Egyptian cotton linen. Perfect for a romantic get away a small family or two couples
    The Love Shack has been completely renovated ( new photos coming) with new paint inside and out and a brand new bathroom. We new beds and linen for you to enjoy . Washing machine and drier for your use.( please use the outside line when possible)
    We have a private road with some friendly neighbours please drive slowly be careful at the top of the knoll.
  • A lovely space, super peaceful and quiet with fantastic views. We used the well stocked kitchen a couple of times for dinner preparation and had everything we needed.

    Keely2019-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Very romatic house in secluded, private area. Great deck with lovely views over the trees to the water. Well equipped. Great for a couple. You need a car as it is a short drive to shops and restaurants.

    Ian2019-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • A fabulous place to relax and explore the surrounding areas. The view from the verandah is spectacular and being in the forest and away from the crowds was just what we needed. The house is comfortable and has everything you need, loved the outdoor bath. Tastefully furnished. Would go back again.

    Jennifer2019-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great hidden gem with lovely views. Peaceful and relaxing spot a short drive away to Paihia.

    Megan2019-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful, secluded house in a great location - feels like you're staying in the middle of the jungle. Perfect for a getaway out of the city.

    Leigh2019-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful Airbnb perched in the trees The view is beautiful The deco is nice 10min from Paihia

    Maxence2019-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • It was a good base for 4 nights in the bay of islands and a good value.

    Scott2018-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fabulous time at the Love Shack. It's in a quiet & peaceful setting with amazing views looking out over Pahia. We especially enjoyed the outdoor bath. I would highly recommend for a romantic couples weekend away.

    Gemma2018-04-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Opua, Northland, New Zealand

    Brightwater is located adjacent to historic New Zealand's First Capital, with lovely views of the Bay of Islands and a short walk down the path to swimming beaches and hiking trails that take you through exotic Rain Forests and fabulous scenic sights. You can sit and sip your favorite beverage while watching the yachting races and spectacular sunsets from the veranda. Close by, you will find deep sea fishing, parasailing, golf, vineyards, kayaking, mountain bike trails, and so much more!
    Our semi-detached one bedroom cottage provides everything you need to make your stay peaceful and comfortable. Furnished with all the amenities you expect to feel right at home, with refrigerator, microwave, stove and oven, full bath and shower, very comfy queen size bed, TV with DVD, and a spacious living area with fabulous views of the Bay. Your privacy is our priority. The local bird life is abundant, and you will see so many different species as you explore the surroundings.
    Brightwater is surrounded by beautiful homes and gardens bordering a natural wildlife reserve that leads to the ocean.
  • The guest accommodation is very comfortable and the porch space with a beautiful view of the garden and Bay of Islands was the finishing touch. Our hosts were gracious and very respectful of our privacy. They provided good local knowledge. We enjoyed our stay very much.

    Barbara2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • This was such a lovely place from which to explore the Bay of Islands. Beautiful cottage and garden, spacious and comfortable accommodation in a quiet environment. Host Steve & Rosemary were very welcoming and were quick to answer any questions we had during our stay. We stayed for a week and were offered fresh towels on a regular basis. Kitchen has all you need and if something you need is missing, you just ask. Beach is walking distance and Russell a 10 min drive. We highly recommend this place.

    Hannelore2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Perfectly clean with all the amenities you could wish for. Very quiet place, no traffic, only the birds and the wind brushing through the trees. Nice cosy deck with great views.

    Katerina2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Very comfortable accommodation in an amazing location. Steve and Rosemary are delightful hosts - we enjoyed our stay a great deal.

    Martin2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • We really recommend this place. Very warm welcome and advice from Steve and his wife. It's like a little paradise, this house was very clean and peaceful. Perfect to find peace and serenity. One of the best Airbnb we stayed at.

    Julia2019-11-21T00:00:00Z
  • What a fantastic place to have celebrated our 15th anniversary! Like a sanctuary tucked away from the hustle and bustle of life, we found ourselves surrounded by beautiful foliage, amazing birds and a lovely view of the water. The beach was just a few minutes walk through a reserve. Nearby is a lovely winery and the town of Russell with lots to see and do. Steve & Rosemary were the perfect hosts, giving us privacy yet available when we needed them. They also made the visit extra special with their loving touches of bouquets of flowers, and a bottle of wine to celebrate with. There were other extras of tea/coffee, and biscuits! The unit itself was immaculate and we had everything we needed!

    Joseph2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Okiato, Northland, New Zealand

    Your home from home, comfy base for exploring NZ's beautiful Bay of Islands. Secluded & quiet. Less than 10 mins drive to Paihia, 2 mins to the Russell car ferry & 25 mins to Kerikeri, 10 mins to Kawakawa & only a short stroll to the cycleway and coastal path. Within 20 minutes walk are Opua Marina & Boatyard, Opua General Store & Opua Cruising Club (a great Bar & Bistro). Our apartment is spacious, clean & comfortable, with large rooms, suitable for individuals, couples, or groups of friends.
    The apartment 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) spacious, warm, clean, tidy and comfortable. After a tough day out on the water dolphin watching or touring around our gorgeous part of Northland, come home to a secluded and comfortable, well equipped apartment that has everything you'll need to relax and enjoy your time in Opua.. There is one bedroom configured with either twin beds or one king size. There is a single/double bunk bed in the rear of the large lounge. (single on top, double underneath.) All bed linens are provided as well as extra pillows and blankets if needed. There is free wifi and freeview tv provided as well as jigsaws, books and board games. The newly refurbished full kitchen has all the equipment you'll need to cater for yourselves. We supply cooking oil, salt & pepper, teas, coffees, milk, fruit juice, as well as breakfast for your first morning The newly updated bathroom includes shower soap and shampoo and each guest gets their own towel and facecloth. There is a washing machine in the apartment solely for your use. There are restaurants in Paihia and the nearby Opua Cruising Club has a welcoming bar and bistro. Guest Membership at no extra charge can be arranged at the Opua Cruising Club for the duration of your stay if required.
    We are just 2 minutes drive to the pickup point for many day trips and excursions, 8 minutes drive from the bright lights of Paihia, popular tourist resort in the Bay of Islands. handy for all the boat trips, dolphin explorer trips and parasailing. Golden sand beaches right in town and plenty of bars and restaurants. The Waitangi treaty grounds are in Paihia and there is a superb new visitors centre where you'll find out all about the treaty. 2 mins drive to the Russell Car ferry - explore New Zealand's first capital, have a drink in New Zealand's first licensed premises and explore the town and beaches. 10 minutes drive from Kawakawa and the famous Bay of Islands Vintage Railway (regular vintage train trips throughout the year). Also in Kawakawa the renowned Hundertwasser Toilets. 2 minutes drive or 10 minutes walk to the newly extended Opua Marina and boatyard, the Opua General Store and Cruising Club are a further 10 minutes walk via the Cycleway at the end of our road, which also takes you down to our hidden beach where you can launch kayaks, paddleboards or small boats to explore the upper reaches of the inlet. The cycleway now connects the east and west coast of New Zealand, from Opua to the Hokianga. Bicycles can be hired from the General Store in Opua by the day.
  • Very respectful helpful hosts.

    Michelle2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment was very comfortable, clean, with everything we need to make a perfect stay. We will be back !

    Analia2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • This property is located just outside of Paihia which takes away all the congestion from other tourists. It has a spacious lounge area which you can comfortably relax in. A tasty breakfast was provided by the hosts which my husband & I really enjoyed.

    Serena2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Kerry was great to communicate with. Her stay was clean and spacious and the breakfast was honestly fantastic! Definitely not right in town which was good for us as we liked being away from the busy streets... but it's close enough to everything you need Definitely worth staying

    Krystal2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location and accommodations. Wish we could have stuck around longer!

    Rachel2019-12-25T00:00:00Z
  • It’s indeed the perfect base ! The hosts are lovely; communication is timely and promptly. It is away from the crowd, yet close enough to the centre.

    Alec2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • Clean with thoughtful touches throughout. Perfect location for exploring island bay

    Ani2019-12-17T00:00:00Z
  • Kerry’s place is literally The Perfect Base from which to explore the BOI region, which in its self is such a stunning location. The apartment is lovely, it has all you could possibly want even for an extended stay. It is exceptionally clean and spotless throughout. Kerry & Phil could not have done more to help us in our stay and were very hospitable as well, it was a pleasure to meet them both and hear all their stories! Many thanks for everything to you both! Cheers, Sean & Vanessa

    Sean2019-11-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    1

    Opua, Northland, New Zealand

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