Marina Cove Bay of Islands
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Marina Cove Bay of Islands

7 English Bay Road, Opua 0200 New Zealand
Beautiful spacious,  neat and fresh vacation living. Fresh baked goods each morning by wonderful hosts. Best Anniversary vacation ever. Weather is a bit miserable but overall if you have to be stuck inside this is the place to be with wonderful view of boats.
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Marina Cove offers 1 and 2 bedroom self contained luxury accommodation with expansive views over the Bay of Islands from your private deck. Spacious living with contemporary modern furnishings, luxury bed linen, continental breakfast with freshly baked bread delivered daily, free WiFi and a bottle of local wine is all part of the Marina Cove experience. Just minutes' walking distance from beautiful bays and beaches, native bush and coastal tracks, Marina Cove is the perfect location for a relaxing and peaceful stay. Located just 15 minutes walk or a few minutes drive, is the pretty Harbour village of Opua and embarking point for the car ferry to the historic township of Russell and Okiato Point.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Patio
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Dining area
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English

Location

7 English Bay Road, Opua 0200 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Kerikeri Airport
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Whangarei Airport
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Lisa M wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at Marina Cove in mid-January. We had a fabulous stay. Wendy is a wonderful host. We couldn't have asked for a nicer accommodation in the Bay of Islands. Clean, well furnished and equipped, great patio space and access. We were there during the big sailing Regatta and were able to sit on the very spacious patio and watch all the boats coming in and out of the nearby marina. We would walk down the hill (steep but on a quiet road and manageable) each night for an after dinner stroll along the waterfront pathway. Great location for walking or driving into Pahia for groceries or restaurants, easy access to the bike rental for the Twin Coast trail and boat rentals (both in Opua). Fresh baked bread daily with yoghurt and fruit was a really nice touch and Wendy even accommodated dietary restrictions! Thank you for such a fabulous stay and we look forward to coming back!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Pioneer816899, Owner at Marina Cove Bay of Islands
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Thank you for your feedback Lisa. It was lovely to meet you both and great to know you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back, hopefully soon! Wendy & Mike
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jonsean wrote a review Apr 2021
Aotearoa New Zealand87 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A clean and quiet private home with two apartments for rental. Our apartment was a one bedroom with self contained facilities (stove top and microwave). Breakfast items (continental) provided but lacking any type of juice for those non coffee drinkers. This should definitely be added to the items supplied. The fresh bread each morning was a nice touch, as was the bottle of wine on arrival. Netflix available for nighttime viewing on a small tv for the size of the room. We enjoyed our stay but think the property is a little overpriced compared to other stays done over the last year. We think by around $80-$100 a night.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paul Woolf wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family (5) stayed in 3 bedroom apartment for 2 nights in early December. Despite our arrival late at night Wendy greeted us with a warm smile and showed us around the apartment. The beds were super comfortable, the apartment was beautifully appointed and the views we woke to were stunning. Freshly baked bread and croissants, home-made yoghurts and cereals were so delicious. Thank you Wendy!
A perfect place to unwind and relax, we enjoyed a swim at the little cove below the apartment, Wendy was very helpful with tips and suggestions re things to do in and around the area.
Thank you Wendy for your warm hospitality. We look forward to staying again!!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Pioneer816899, Owner at Marina Cove Bay of Islands
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Thanks so much for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure hosting you all and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon! Warm regards Wendy & Mike
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Anne P wrote a review Apr 2023
14 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the best accommodation we stayed at during 5 weeks in New Zealand. The apartment is beautifully furnished and arranged to make the most of the panoramic, always changing views from every window. One big plus for us was having our own private deck with a table and chairs so we had breakfast ( with the fresh bread provided every morning), outside in the sunshine, watching the boats below. Wendy gave us great advice on where to visit and eat locally. The apartments are ideally placed with Russell, Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Pahia being very near by car and there is a great fish and chip shop at Opua harbour which is a very pleasant walk along the coastal footpath. Fabulous!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Meg wrote a review May 2021
Auckland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything about Marina Cove made our 2 day stay memorable. The well appointed apartment was clean, comfortable & tastefully decorated, the breakasts of homemade muesli & yoghurt, fresh fruit & bread delivered fresh from Wendy's oven, the Koha Spa range of toiletries, the stunning view across Opua harbour & Wendy's helpful advice on the local area made our stay a delight. We highly recommend Marina Cove.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MJta wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
beautiful spacious apartment with gorgeous private deck. Fresh bread every morning, delicious homemade muesli and super convenient location for exploring everything the bay of islands has to offer. Hosts were warm, friendly and helpful, and apartment received light servicing every day. Would absolutely recommend for a lovely private getaway!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Kaz wrote a review Oct 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand35 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Three couples shared the 2 apartments that make up Marina Cove, and enjoyed the wonderful hospitality, amazing views and luxurious amenities. Our weather was a little grey but we still managed to enjoy the location. Close by to attractions and eateries was a great base for the bay of Islands. Hosts Wendy and Mike were accommodating of requests and genuinely cared about our stay. The fresh bread delivered warm every morning was also a highlight. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Nicki W wrote a review Apr 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand52 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for four nights earlier this month. From beginning to end our time here was faultless. The setting is just sublime. Views up to the north to Pahia and beyond. To the east across the ferry boat crossing towards Russell. And below us Opua marina. And everywhere boats coming and going all the time.
Our apartment was lovely. Three bedrooms, comfy as beds, and heaps of space. Kitchen, living room all with everything you could need.
A one night stay would not be satisfying - you would regret not booking for longer.
Great breakfast provided, fresh bread arrived at our door each morning- nothing was forgotten to make this is a real treat.
Thankyou Wendy and Mike. We will be back!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ruth wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to have some time away and relax with some great views. A short walk down to the beach and close to Paihia and the Russell ferry. Definitely reccomend if you need a break to recharge and reset.
The reviews, including about the freshly baked bread, are spot on - so private, comfortable and the bread is amazing! Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us - this is our new spot when we need to get away from Auckland and just relax.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elk1328 wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore61 contributions91 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I decided to spend 3 nights at Marina Cove while exploring the Bay of Islands. The views from the accommodation are simply stunning. The place is modern and clean, and the hosts - Wendy and Mike - go an extra mile to make your stay special. There is freshly baked bread in the morning, healthy cereal (even gluten free if you ask!), fruits and berries, excellent tea and coffee.
Definitely a place to return to!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from MarinaCove
Bay of Islands, New Zealand4 contributions
Hi Musashi, Yes, each of the bedrooms have their own large, private en-suite bathroom. Breakfast and fresh baked daily bread is included plus free WiFi. We hope to welcome you to Marina Cove soon. Wendy and Mike
Angela G wrote a tip Jan 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is no cook top so take food you can cook on a bbq or even better, eat out like we did every night :)"
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KirkA wrote a tip Feb 2023
Michigan25 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Broader views from the 2BR unit"
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Lesley W wrote a tip Nov 2022
Adelaide, Australia108 contributions64 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Both apartments are equally stunning...."
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sofie wrote a tip Apr 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There was not kitchen hob/oven in our apartment. There is a baby weber available. "
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ShaneKerr wrote a tip Mar 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand42 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The 3 bedroom apartment has the best views"
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PRICE RANGE
$340 - $542 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsOpua
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marina Cove Bay of Islands
Which popular attractions are close to Marina Cove Bay of Islands?
Nearby attractions include Pompallier Mission and Printery (5.0 km), Waitangi Treaty Grounds (5.5 km), and Flagstaff Hill (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Marina Cove Bay of Islands?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Marina Cove Bay of Islands?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Marina Cove Bay of Islands?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Marina Cove Bay of Islands?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marina Cove Bay of Islands?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and Sage @ Paroa Bay Winery.
Is Marina Cove Bay of Islands located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Opua.
Are pets allowed at Marina Cove Bay of Islands?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Marina Cove Bay of Islands have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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