The Perfect Base to explore Bay of Islands & Northland - Sleeps 5

The Perfect Base in Opua

Holidays in the Beautiful Winterless North

Getaway in the Idyllic Bay of Islands.

Your home from home.
Secluded and quiet, comfortable base for exploring New Zealand's beautiful Bay of Islands & Northland.
Breakfast Included.
Only 3 hours drive from Central Auckland!

Usual Price: $198 per night

LiveLocal Price: $150 per night ✔️

No hidden extras! On LiveLocal, a Kiwi run website, our price includes everything for up to 5 adults! There are no cleaning fees, no extra guest fees, no linen fees. Book now to grab it!

Things to do in our area

Opua is known as the place where you catch the ferry to Russell. However we are also well positioned to access the best that the Bay of Islands and Northland has to offer whilst enjoying the quiet rural setting.

The Twin Coast cycleway is at the end of our drive. It runs from Opua to Horeke on the West Coast and is very popular with e-bikers, walkers & cyclists.

We can arrange pickup & return (for a fee) if you'd like to ride part of the trail from our place. (BYO Bikes).

Opua Village is 2 Minutes drive or a short stroll or bike ride away. There is the Boatyard, Marina, Cafe, Opua Cruising Club - (a great place for a drink, dinner or one of the many social evenings & meet some locals) as well as the Opua General Store (excellent takeaway Coffee & food, Pizzas in the evenings and convenient superette), further along, the Fish & Chip Shop, Russell Ferry & the Village Hall. You can also book a pickup in Opua for many of the local tours and day trips.

If you take the Russell car ferry you can easily spend a day wandering around the village of Russell with its quaint streets, fascinating museum, beautiful white sand beaches and character filled restaurants, including The Duke of Marlborough, the oldest licensed premises in New Zealand.
Local vineyards in Russell include Paroa Bay with the renowned 'Sage' Restaurant and Omata Estate. Check opening times as in winter things may be different.

Less than 6km to the Beaches, Shops & Restaurants of Paihia, & the rich culture of Waitangi Treaty grounds with its Visitor Centre.

The Mountain Bike Park at Waitangi is popular with families.
10 mins drive to Kawakawa to explore the Vintage Railway, Art & Cafe culture as well as the famous Hundertwasser Toilets & new Arts Centre.

Kerikeri is 30 mins drive and is worth a day out to see the Stone Store or check out Rainbow Falls walks of varying levels of ease.

We have many walks local to our place, from easy strolls to visit local Kauri trees to full on day hikes through native bush or coastal pathways. The Opua forest is home to Kiwi & other native birds, there are also guided walks in Russell to spot Kiwi, Weka and Moreporks.

A Day Trip to Cape Reinga or a Boat Trip to one of the many islands is a Must-Do when in the area.

The Apartment

Spacious, clean, tidy and comfortable, with large rooms, it is private (we live in the house above and can help you with anything but we are happy to let you get on with your holiday)

Wake to native birdsong then plan your day on the water dolphin watching or touring around our gorgeous part of Northland, come home to a secluded & comfortable, well equipped space that has everything you'll need to relax & enjoy your time in Opua.

You have one bedroom configured with either a Super King size or twin beds. A Bunk bed (Double on the bottom, Single on the top) behind a privacy curtain at the rear of the lounge.
All bed linens are provided. Extra pillows, blankets & towels are available.

There is free WiFi & Freeview TV, Apple TV incl Netflix & other apps provided, as well as jigsaws, a bookswap shelf children's toys & board games.

The newly refurbished full kitchen has everything you'll need to cater for yourselves. We supply the basics as well as breakfast for your first morning. Grocery packs or meals ready to heat and eat can be supplied by arrangement.
You have your own patio with table & chairs for alfresco dining or just chilling.

The recently updated bathroom facilities include hair dryer, toiletries and towels.

Other things to note

Access to the property is via the shared driveway, car parking space for 2 cars is on the right outside your kitchen.

Our driveway is steep but there is turning room at the top. We use the pull in by the garage on the right as a turning bay to reverse into our car park spaces.

As the apartment is under our house you may hear some sounds from above but we do try to minimise the noise. We would appreciate you offering us the same courtesy.
We rely on rainwater for our supply so we are careful how much we use.

Check out our reputation on Airbnb

Type of Accommodation:
Short Term (up to 27 days)
Long Term (28 days +)
We accept bookings through:
Direct Bank Transfer
Hosts Private Website
Guests: 5
Beds: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Property Type: Self Contained Unit
Types of beds: Bedroom - King bed which splits into 2 singles if needed. Lounge - Bunk beds with Double on the bottom and single on the top
Basic Amenities:
Self check-in
Private bathroom
Breakfast included
Free parking
Air conditioning
Washing machine
Extra Amenities:
Private entrance
Outdoor space
Hair dryer
Bed linen
Extra pillows
Extra towels
Laundry detergent
Clothes hangers
Indoor fireplace
Conventional oven
Coffee maker
Kettle or Jug
Hob or Cooktop
Dishes and cutlery
Pots and pans
Freeview TV
Sky TV
High chair
Game console
Children's books and toys
House Rules:
OK for kids (3-12 yrs)
OK for minis (under 3)
OK for dogs
OK for other pets
Smoking allowed
Parties & events allowed
House Rules:
Quiet hours after 10pm
Strictly no pets
Strictly no parties
Strictly no smoking
Not suitable for kids or infants
Must not exceed maximum occupancy
Visitors welcome but not overnight
Visitors by prior approval only
No cooking of strong smelling food
House Rules (notes): Smoking and Vaping allowed outside only.
Parking instructions: We reath elast house at the top of the driveway, drive in and park around to the right in between the greenhouse and the accomodation.
Home Safety:
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector (mandatory)
Carbon monoxide detector
Digital security safe
During your stay: Expect to have your own space, with help nearby in person
Minimum Nights Stay: 2
Check-in time: After 3:00 pm
Checkout time: 10:00 am
The neighbourhood: We are semi rural, but right on the main road into The Bay of Islands. It's a quiet location but handy for many attractions, things to do and places to visit.