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“Fantastic appartment where they could not do enough for you”
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Crows Nest Villas
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“Fantastic appartment where they could not do enough for you”
Reviewed 21 January 2011

We stayed here for a hol within the hol for my birthday treat and it was exactly as described on the website. It was a great place to stay to be away from the crowds of Paihia but close enough to get to easily.

The villa has a great view over Opua harbour just watching the sail boats come and go was just great to see and enjoy with a glass of wine.

There are a lot of great touches with a folder of all the treats to do and enjoy and resturants to visit. Marj the owner will only be to happy to help and answer your questions.

Taxis are not too expensive to get to Paihia but a car would definatly be helpful for day time activities.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 December 2006

We enjoyed our 5 night stay at the Crow's Nest Villas in December 2006. Opua is a great base for the Bay of Islands for those who want to get away from the backpacker crowd at Paihia but without the ferry hassle of staying in Russell. We stayed at the two bedroom Bridge Deck villa which was decorated in a nautical theme throughout. This was very fitting, as the villa has a great view over the little Opua harbour. The small boats moored below looked like toy boats placed there just for our viewing pleasure!

There is a decent kitchen and barbecue which provided us a few good meals. The place can get a bit cold at night and luckily there are plenty of blankets and an electric heater provided.

The bathrooms do not have tubs, which would have been nice after a windy, cold day of sailing. The hot water also runs out quickly so water conservation is a must unless you like cold showers! The owner has placed small touches thoughout the villa which makes for a special stay - magazines of various interests, a great selection of DVD movies for those rainy nights in, cards, chessboard.

The only caution is the winding and narrow driveway into the property - backing out requires quite a lot of skill.

As for the location - a car is a must. If not, stay rather in Paihia. It is a quiet location just close enough to the action, but be forewarned - there are not really any beautiful swimming beaches nearby (not within walking distance).

  • Liked — Tranquil location and pretty harbour view
  • Disliked — Winding driveway and hot water shortage
  • Tips/Secrets — Drive a small car there if you want to escape the driveway unscathed
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Crows Nest Villas

Property: Crows Nest Villas
Address: 20 Sir George Back Street, Opua 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Opua
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Opua
Price range (per night): $157 - $383
Hotel Class:4 star — Crows Nest Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Crows Nest Villas is an Exclusive Accommodation perched on a cliff top overlooking the beautiful Bay of Islands and the Opua Harbour. Each 2 bedroom villa has amazing sea views and is for the discerning traveller. The stunning panoramic views allows for a birds-eye perspective as you watch the sails boats pass leisurely below. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Crows Nest Villas Bay Of Islands/Opua, New Zealand

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