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20 Sir George Back Street, Opua 0200 New Zealand
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#4 of 7 Speciality lodging in Opua
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.
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20 Sir George Back Street, Opua 0200 New Zealand
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Auckland Intl Airport199 kmSee all flights
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thethreeofus41 wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand88 contributions104 helpful votes
Many years ago our family counted itself lucky to come across this gem of a hideaway in Opua. We absolutely loved the design features which were created to make you feel as though you were in a sailing vessel looking out onto the stunning Opua Harbour. We marveled at the curved walls, the portholes for windows, the imaginative use of timber and blues of every hue, and a hundred other little decorative features which were clearly the product of a creative mind. But beyond that, the property itself was spotless and the reception was flawless - both crucial aspects of a quality stay. This time around- what a disappointment! Most of the architectural specialties have been "refurbished" (not by an architect is clear to see), port holes have been "replaced", one of the fridges was not cooling, there were cobwebs in the corners, the linens badly needed a refresh. And we could have dealt with all those things had the attitude been as warm and welcoming as our first, but sadly, this too had vanished under new management. Our queries were met with curt retorts, which we felt were unnecessary especially given the price we were paying- approx 400/night NZD. Prior to our time of departure our hostess just sat outside waiting with a surly expression for us to leave. Conversation does not seem to be a strong point. Fortunately the view is still top notch and good weather meant we had a very lovely time in the BoI but we will not be returning to Crows Nest Villas. There are many properties nearby in similar price range that are outstanding in both presentation and service.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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phil_santelmo wrote a review Feb 2020
Dorchester, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
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A fantastic location in a beautiful house. The views were breathtaking and the house was very well equipped Gail met us as arranged and helped us move in - thanks very much. She gave us a good tour of the property and advised us on places to visit. We had a fantastic time with beautiful weather - should of booked for a longer time!! Our only criticism - and it is very small - is that the patio tables and chairs were very weathered and in need of some care but that did not affect what was a fantastic stay Thanks very much Gail for providing such a luxurious property, and also for the welcoming bottle of wine
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GailThom, Manager at Crows Nest Villas
Responded 14 Feb 2020
It was a pleasure to host you. Pleased that you enjoyed the Bay of Islands.
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Schalk wrote a review May 2020
Auckland, New Zealand234 contributions75 helpful votes
We stayed in the Sails Villa for three nights just before the Queen's Birthday weekend. Originally, I considered some of the hotels / resorts in Paihia, but my wife suggested we stay at Crows Nest again because it would be much, much quieter. We needed a good rest, so it didn't take much to convince me and I booked the Sails Villa for us. Our reception was very friendly and efficient. And the area, as always, was stunningly beautiful. The villa was very well equipped and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. There were even some fruit and a bottle of wine for us to enjoy. The beds, which are apparently fairly new, were very comfortable and linens of excellent quality. So ... friendliness, efficiency, convenience, AND stunning views. What more could you want? Why, then, the average rating? This is, perhaps, splitting hairs. But we felt there were just too many cobwebs throughout the house. My wife had been bitten by spiders on a few occasions in the past, so she becomes a bit "itchy" if there are spiders in the vicinity. The presence of cobwebs in various places inside the house was enough to make both of us feel slightly uncomfortable. Other than that one point of criticism, the place was very good.
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Room Tip: This is not a hotel at all, it's a villa with two bedrooms, each with its own ensuite.
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Zoran Z. wrote a review Oct 2019
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We stayed in a two-bedroom Crows Nest Villa in Opua for two nights and found it to be excellent. Gail was such a kind and welcoming host, and our early check-in was quick and easy.The villa was fantastic. It was perfectly clean and fully self-contained. There was an outdoor deck/terrace with a superb view over the Opua Harbour offering the perfect way to enjoy breakfast and have evening drinks and dinner. The villa was set slightly back from the main road, so it was very quiet, yet only a short 5 min drive to Paihia. We will be back again, for sure. Thank you so much, Gail!!!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from GailThom, Manager at Crows Nest Villas
Responded 30 Oct 2019
It was a pleasure hosting your party of four. Pleased that you enjoy your stay in the beautiful Bay of Islands.
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anne58_11 wrote a review Oct 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
Doesn't get better than this. Perfect location for exploring the Bay of Islands. Clean and comfortable, private and peaceful, amazing beds and views to die for. Our host, Gail, is friendly and helpful. Every holiday experience should be this good.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from GailThom, Manager at Crows Nest Villas
Responded 29 Oct 2019
Thank you for your review. It was a great pleasure to host you. Pleased you enjoyed the beautiful Bay of Islands and hope you are able to return for another holiday.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crows Nest Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Crows Nest Villas?
Nearby attractions include Waitangi Treaty Grounds (5.6 km), Pompallier Mission and Printery (5.3 km), and Flagstaff Hill (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Crows Nest Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a golf course, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Crows Nest Villas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Crows Nest Villas?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Crows Nest Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crows Nest Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and Sage @ Paroa Bay Winery.
Is Crows Nest Villas located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Opua.
Are any cleaning services offered at Crows Nest Villas?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Crows Nest Villas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.