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Perfect Base in Opua to Explore the Bay of Islands & Northland

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum 
Condo/Apartment
Your base for exploring NZ's beautiful Bay of Islands. Less than 10 mins drive to Paihia, 2 mins to the Russell car ferry and 25 mins to Kerikeri, 10 mins to Kawakawa & only a short stroll to the cycleway and coastal path. All within 20 minutes easy walking distance 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, small families or groups of friends. Our 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 co...Your base for exploring NZ's beautiful Bay of Islands. Less than 10 mins drive to Paihia, 2 mins to the Russell car ferry and 25 mins to Kerikeri, 10 mins to Kawakawa & only a short stroll to the cycleway and coastal path. All within 20 minutes easy walking distance 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, small families or groups of friends. Our 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 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 bed in the rear of the large lounge. We also have a double air bed and a single if needed for extra guests/children etc. (extra charges will apply). There is free wifi and freeview tv provided as well as jigsaws, books and board games. The full kitchen/diner has all the equipment you'll need to cater for yourselves. 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. There is a CCTV security camera installed outside which monitors the driveway and parking spaces in front of the house. It cannot see inside the property or any private spaces.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlySmoking allowed
Smoking/Vaping outside only. Not inside the property No parties
Bedrooms
1 King1 Bunk3 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Kerry P
Hosting since December 2017
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live onsite, above the flat so we are available if you have have any questions or queries about the area etc. we are happy to leave you to get on with your holiday however.

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GLORIA M
GLORIA M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Base was the Perfect Place for us!
The Perfect Base was the perfect place for us to stay while we were in Opua. The apartment is immaculate and well stocked with everything we needed. Kerry provided a wonderful breakfast, including home baked bread. She went out of her way to help us find the marina and also helped us get there. Highly recommend this home!
Visited January 2024
Written 10 February 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

VikiM
VikiM
62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Base - Perfect Place
A wonderful place, so peaceful and quiet. Kerry goes out of her way to include some extra special things like fresh eggs and home baked bread for your breakfast. Comfy beds, plenty of space to spread out. Very quiet - just the beautiful bird song. I love it here. Highly recommend.
Visited May 2023
Written 8 May 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Janice Manzenares
Janice Manzenares
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Base Opua NZ
This holiday let is aptly named. It really was perfect. From the hosts Kerry & Phil Payne, to the facilities within the property. We arrived to a warm greeting from Kerry who showed us where everything was then were left to settle in. We were provided with a delicious loaf of bread, homemade marmalade and in the refrigerator everything we needed for a lovely breakfast. Beds were lovely and clean and very comfortable. I have no hesitation in recommending this beautiful, well priced holiday let. Thankyou again Kerry & Phil Janice Manzenares Oxenford Gold Coast Australia
Visited December 2022
Written 5 December 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
KerryJPayne
KerryJPayne
Thank you for your kind words Janice, It was a pleasure to host you while you caught up with family here. We really appreciate how clean and tidy you left the place as well! I hope you had a safe trip home. We'd welcome you back anytime :) ^Kerry
Written 30 December 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alice K
Alice K
Noumea, New Caledonia157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful surroundings
We stayed here while our yacht was finishing up in the boatyard & a few extra days to get her cleaned up to move back aboard. Wish we could have had more time to enjoy the beautiful yard & peaceful surroundings. It is very convenient to the marina in Opua & also the towns of Paihia & Kawakawa. Very well furnished for a few day's visit or for longer stays.
Visited July 2021
Written 16 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
KerryJPayne
KerryJPayne
Hi Alice, thank you so much for your kind words. It was lovely to host you and I’m glad you found it convenient (10 mins walk) to the boatyard/marina. We wish you all the best with your adventures and hope to see you both again.
Written 17 July 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Simba
Simba
Motueka, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Top location
This place and location is top and close to the Bay of Island Marina. Kerry & Phil are great hosts and the airBnB has everything you need and more. A lovely place to stay and explore more of the area. Thanks Kerry & Phil for having us.
Visited May 2021
Written 31 May 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
KerryJPayne
KerryJPayne
It was a pleasure to meet you both. We’re glad you enjoyed the stay and the handy location. Thank you so much for the lovely review. We’d love to host you again if yiu came back up this way. All the best, Kerry and Phil.
Written 2 June 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chris W
Chris W
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean and welcoming
We had 4 adults stay ay Perfect Base. It was well fitted out with everything you might need, and at a very reasonable cost. Kerry and Phil were welcoming but discreet. Leaving us to come and go as we pleased. Would recommend this as a peaceful and quiet stay , wishing easy driving access of local highlights
Visited December 2020
Written 14 December 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
KerryJPayne
KerryJPayne
Thanks for the nice review, Chris it was a pleasure to host you. Hopefully we will see you up here again.
Written 3 January 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carla B
Carla B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Base - to relax and explore Bay of Islands
The location is perfect, close of all the local attractions and beaches. Great place to relax and unwind. Kerry ensures you have everything you could possible need to make sure your stay is hassle free and you can enjoy your holiday to the full. I'll be more than happy to stay again when I'm next in the area!
Visited October 2020
Written 2 November 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
KerryJPayne
KerryJPayne
Thanks for staying with us Carla, I'm so glad you got the chance to rest and unwind at our peaceful place after a hectic year! Take care and we might see you again.
Written 3 January 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alice L
Alice L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic host
Ceri and I really enjoyed our stay at this cosy, self contained unit. We were given lots of privacy. The continental breakfast was very yum and nutritious. The host Kerry was super friendly and kind
Visited October 2020
Written 29 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
KerryJPayne
KerryJPayne
Hi Alice, thanks for you kind review, it was a pleasure to host you both and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
Written 3 January 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

RadRye
RadRye
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Truly a Perfect Base
This truly is a perfect base! Thanks to our hosts for making us feel welcome and thinking of every little thing to make us comfortable and cozy. Since it's winter we spent time indoors and we really enjoyed the cozy couches, apple TV, coffee and tea in the mornings to the sound of the Tui birds, amazing convection oven and appliances. We were able to live like a local here. This is a beautiful home and property, a quiet Oasis close to the boatyard and main road access to Paihia, Opua, and Kawakawa, ferry to Russell as well as the cycle track. Would highly recommend this for a couple, group, or family since there are extra beds and spacious with the private bedroom. The location couldn't get any better than this with the General Store, Marina Cafe, Cruising Club and Fish and Chips shop all within walking distance. We appreciated the open communication and flexibility on timelines, our hosts were great!
Visited June 2020
Written 19 July 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
KerryJPayne
KerryJPayne
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm pleased you found it a convenient and cosy base for your activities in The Bay of Islands, a stunning place even in the winter :).
Written 3 January 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nehenehe
Nehenehe
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Walking Distance to Opua Marina & Boatyard
We stayed at Perfect Base while our sailboat was in the Opua Marina Boatyard. It took about 10-15 to walk and was also accessible by bicycle along the Twin Coast Cycle Pathway. The space is large enough to accommodate a family with kids. It was cleaned to very high standards.The kitchen is sunny and very well appointed. There is a space outdoors for dining al fresco. There is access to a washing machine and a folding clothes-drying rack. There is a large salon where there is access to a television with cable tv and Apple TV (and probably more options available). Kerry and Phil are kind, thoughtful and very accommodating hosts.
Visited January 2020
Written 9 July 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
KerryJPayne
KerryJPayne
Thanks for your lovely words, It was nice to meet you and swap sailing stories :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the facilities and easy access to the boatyard.
Written 3 January 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
Entertainment
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Parking
  • Parking available
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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Map
Getting there
Auckland Intl Airport
198.1 km

Kerikeri Airport
18.7 km
Restaurants
Third Wheel Coffee Co.
4.8 km

Terra Restaurant
4.8 km

Omata Estate Vineyard & Kitchen
3.2 km

Sage @ Paroa Bay Winery
7.8 km
Attractions
Pompallier Mission and Printery
6.3 kmHistoric Sites

Waitangi Treaty Grounds
6.1 kmHistoric Sites

Flagstaff Hill
7.4 kmHistoric Sites

Paihia Harbour
4.7 kmNature & Wildlife Areas
About the neighbourhood
We are only a few minutes drive or 20 minutes stroll along the cycle way to the centre of Opua Village as well as the Marina and Boatyard. The Opua General Store is next to the wharf and is a well stocked and reasonably priced Grocery/Bakery (fresh baked bread and pastries every morning) and Allpress Coffee Stop. Worth a visit if you need to buy any provisions for your stay or rolls or sandwiches for lunches. (a light breakfast will be provided in the apartment for your first morning). The General Store also makes pizzas on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings (7 Days in the summer, check with your host Kerry for availability. The menu is on the pinboard in your kitchen)
Getting around
Infrequent busses go by but a car is recommended
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Parking space for 2 cars at the apartment. Taxis/Dial a Driver is available There is a bus service which goes along the main road, we have timetables here for that, otherwise just a stroll or 2 min drive to the Marina, Cruising Club - (who have an excellent bar and bistro) and General Store for all your supplies as well as takeaway Pizzas in the weekend evenings. The Countdown supermarket in Paihia runs a home delivery services for groceries.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Perfect Base in Opua to Explore the Bay of Islands & Northland is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

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