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Cliff Edge by the Sea

15 Creswell Street Off English Bay Road, Opua 0200 New Zealand
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Cliff Edge, by the Sea provides a unique accommodation experience in NZs stunning Bay of Islands, combining the warmth and comfort of a private residence with the sophistication of a boutique hotel.The Lodge has 3 guest bedrooms and a one bedroom studio apartment.The bedrooms [approx. 4X4 mtrs]are tastefully appointed, decorated in warm neutral colors,luxurious carpets, floor to ceiling windows and silk block out silk curtains.All rooms have their own suite bathrooms with walk in showers. In addition the Waitangi room has a large jacuzzi Breakfast is included in the tariff, dinners are a relaxed 3-4 course affairs catering only for in house guests. they are optional but highly recommended.Your host Peter Meier is an accomplished chef, who in his restaurant days "Casuarina Restaurant & Country Inn" in Australias Hunter Valley wine country won many culinary awards
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
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Ocean View
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Michele wrote a review Feb 2024
Wanaka, New Zealand6 contributions
Great 2 bed apartment with exceptional views. Well equipped kitchen with a good store cupboard. Really appreciated the overnight welcome pack which consisted of milk, bread, eggs. water and wine. A bit of a trek from Paihia but well worth it for the privacy and views.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Abut 3 miles from town so not easy to eat out but we enjoyed the well equipped kitchen
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Luc D wrote a review Jun 2023
Belveze, France44 contributions37 helpful votes
What a view ! Magnifique!! Nice, clean room, everything was ok ! With a great terrace and a table with chairs ! We enjoyed every minute of our last days New Sealand here … The ferry to Picton is nearby, Peter was helpful with info and tips for visits and restaurants
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Debi W wrote a review Feb 2023
Geneva, Switzerland122 contributions41 helpful votes
Most magnificent view to walk in to, and wake up to! Pristine boutique guesthouse with wonderful large-windowed bedrooms, ultra comfortable beds and tasty breakfasts. Peter had endless patience answering all my emails and questions beforehand about dining options, travel disruptions and date changes, thank you! A wonderful haven in a spectacular setting, with a home-away-from-home feel. We had a wonderful time, and just a short drive from Paihia.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: JFC in Paihia is a very tasty dinner option.
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MJ D wrote a review Jan 2023
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We are amazed at the views and location at this cozy and elegant inn. The most comfortable bed and linens. Slept so well here! Thank you to Peter for hosting us! Great spot to go for day trips and sailing in this gorgeous Bay of Islands. Enjoy the peace and beauty of this unique Inn
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ross G G wrote a review Oct 2022
Sydney, Australia10 contributions14 helpful votes
Beautiful views large rooms. Well maintained Friendly host with in-house chef dining option. We would happily go there again as it was a very relaxed experience Own transport required given the location. A 5 minute drive to Paihia shops and restaurants
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JLP wrote a review Jul 2022
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions2 helpful votes
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Great little spot overlooking Opua & across the bay to Okaito. Perched fairly high above the water. Owner Peter was an excellent host and around if we needed him. Breakfast was booked to suit our travel plans for the day and Peter did a great job of preparing a cooked breakfast as ordered . Decks outside our room, with panoramic views of the bay. Rooms were nice and clean & well presented. We based ourselves there for a 3 day winter sojourn to the Bay of Islands and it was a great central location for our visits to Pahia, Kerikeri and over on the car ferry to Russell. Recommend Cliff Edge by the Sea.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Everything was made easy by host Peter.
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Dolma wrote a review Jun 2021
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My partner booked us a two night stay at cliff edge, by which it was a surprise, i had no idea where we were staying prior to leaving so you could imagine my surprise when we pulled up to Cliff Edge by the sea. Firstly we must apologise to Peter the wonderful host, we were quite late in leaving Auckland and he kindly waited up for us to arrive. When we did arrive i was so impressed by the amazing shared space, the beautiful communal areas has gorgeous curated pieces from both east meets west elements, but still had all the quirks that you would find in a “kiwi bach” such as frames maps of the area, and local books of the Bay of Islands. Peter kindly showed us that we were welcomed in those areas and to also help ourselves to the tea and coffee section in his impressive kitchen area. Peter then showed us to our room, we stayed in the Okiato room, which was massive! And very neatly presented with stunning ocean views. Peter then asked us what time we would like breakfast and little did we both know that Peter is an acclaimed chef! The breakfast was beautiful there was delicious ham off the bone served with heirloom tomatoes, a cheese board, a divine fruit loaf (which Luke forgot to ask Peter where it was from or if he had made it himself) and a selection of muesli served with fruit compote, selection of fruits and natural yoghurt. Peter waited on us and made sure to ask us if we would like more toast etc, lets just say we did not need lunch after this! One thing we are guttered we did not do but would do next time is include the dinner as to have dinner cooked by a legendary chef would be one off the bucket list being a huge foodie myself! A huge plus for me was also meeting Peter’s beloved king charles spaniel Charlie, having her greet you in the mornings and being such a sweet and well behaved pup i wish i could have taken her home! We did not get a chance to see Peter before we left, but we would like to extend our thank you for his hospitality. His property really is one of the most stunning properties i have ever stayed in and being a former flight attendant i have stayed in many hotels! We would love to come back next time
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Haydee-NZ wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand78 contributions46 helpful votes
Exceptional, generous, breakfast. Cereals, fruits, coconut yoghurt, ham, cheese, croissants, toast and plenty of coffee/tea. View from the room was fantastic - all we could have wanted. Gracious host (Peter) who made us feel welcome. Dinner was a special treat, delightful cooking with fresh ingredients and worth the money. Wines were included in the dinner cost.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Okiato had an amazing view.
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CarlGChambers wrote a review May 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions
For those wanting something s little different with an element of boutique, this is it. Just 4 rooms at this resort with s shared lounge, deck and dining are make for an intimate and friendly experience. Peter is a real character and a fantastic cook steak make sure you eat in at least once. Perfect for those wanting a relaxing experience. We will be back. Highly recommended. Thanks Peter:-)
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Be sure to eat in if you get a chance. Peter is S fantastic c cook.
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CJ25 wrote a review Jul 2020
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We booked fairly last minute for a one night stay. Outstanding home and views. Very clean. Came home in the evening to some classical music playing and the heat pump going in the lounge area, really nice touch. Breakfast great - LOTS of yummy food. Only wish we'd spent more time with Charley the dog!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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$664 - $701 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsOpua
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cliff Edge by the Sea
Which popular attractions are close to Cliff Edge by the Sea?
Nearby attractions include Pompallier Mission and Printery (4.9 km), Waitangi Treaty Grounds (5.1 km), and Flagstaff Hill (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cliff Edge by the Sea?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Cliff Edge by the Sea?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cliff Edge by the Sea?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cliff Edge by the Sea?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and Omata Estate Vineyard & Kitchen.
Is Cliff Edge by the Sea located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Opua.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cliff Edge by the Sea?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Cliff Edge by the Sea have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.