The perfect location for a stay in Bay of Islands.
We were delighted by the warm welcome from Pam and Murray and all the helpful tips they provided about the area.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 night stay here in this lovely bright, self contained apartment with its own private entrance and balcony. The view was magnificent- as was the view of the stars at night. The accommodation consists of a large open plan kitchen, sitting and dining area, separate bedroom, bathroom and laundry. It is very well equipped. Pam and Murray have thought of everything here, making us feel very much at home - including a welcome bottle of wine in the fridge.
A few minutes walk from the garden took us to a very quiet, beautiful beach and walking into town with plentiful restaurants was about 10 minutes.
This was a great base for visiting the North land and we will definitely stay here again if we visit Bay of Islands.
Pam & Murray have created an amazing apartment with everything you could ever need, and with views to die for! We enjoyed a day just sitting on the deck relaxing. They are both warm and inviting hosts with loads helpful tips on the area. Our only regret is staying 3 days, simply not enough!
Cheers guys till next time.
Pam and Murray welcomed us to the apartment upon arrival with a smile and were very helpful telling us about the surroundings and giving us tips on where to eat and what to do. They even lend us a beach umbrella so that we could go out and explore the beaches and be safe under the strong sun.
The location is great, just a 10 to 15-minute walk into the village with nice restaurants and with great views over the water. From the village you can also take the ferry (5 minutes) across the water to Russel, I can highly recommend to do this. Walk through the city, visit the beautiful Long Bay beach and enjoy a wonderful meal at The Gables.
The apartment has everything you need: a washing machine, rack to hang your laundry, a nice balcony with amazing views, beach towels, very fluffy bathrobes, and if you fancy they even have a bottle of tasty so that you can enjoy a nightcap under the stars (tip: when it is absolutely dark go outside on the balcony or grass and enjoy the view of a thousand stars, it’s very impressive).
I don't think we could have come across a better place to stay and we were sorry we had already booked the next accommodation ahead and could not stay longer! Thank you, Pam and Murray, for making our first days in New Zealand so great.
Superb location overlooking the Bay and Islands beyond.
Murray and Pam couldn’t have been more hospitable and friendly and advised us on the various trips, places of interest and restaurants.in the area. (Would highly recommend Alfresco).
The apartment was very comfortable with many luxury touches - from the chilled bottle of wine in the fridge to the nightcap of a wee port in the bedroom.
The weather was awful for our two night stay but it didn’t detract from our overall enjoyment of Panormam Heights and Paihia.
Hope to return next year.
Not hard to find, if you do your home work beforehand. We met Pam and Murray there, they were very genuine, friendly and welcoming. The Apartment is the lower level of their house, where you have your own entrance and balcony. Incredible views from balcony where you can sit and have a meal etc. or just chill and enjoy The Apartment itself was lovely, clean well kept and spacious. They seemed to think of everything from breakfast, tea and coffee to clothes detergent, robes etc. etc. and a bottle of wine and some port ( a nice touch). We could just relax and enjoy ourselves there, when we weren’t out and about enjoying all the Bay of Islands and the North had to offer! Just what we needed, perfect! Pam and Murray were both so very helpful, in short wonderful hosts. Definitely worth a look, would stay there again in a heartbeat! Thanks so much for everything, Heath