Overview of The Boathouse Opua

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4.9 / 5Exceptional
34 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning


Explore the area

Popular LocationBay of Islands Marina3 min walk
Popular LocationPaihia Beach12 min drive
Popular LocationOpua Forest15 min drive
AirportKerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands)34 min drive

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  • Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen (The Landing)

    Room amenities

    • 140 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 5
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  • Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen (The Bridge)

    Room amenities

    • 140 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 4
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About this area


Located in Opua, The Boathouse Opua is near the beach. Bay of Islands Marina and Paihia Wharf are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Paihia Beach and Russell Beach.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bay of Islands Marina - 3 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 12 min drive
  • Paihia Wharf - 12 min drive
  • Opua Forest - 15 min drive
  • Action World - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 34 min drive

About this property

The Boathouse Opua

3.5-star apartments with kitchens and furnished balconies
Laundry facilities, barbecues and a front desk safe are available at this apartment building. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Each apartment provides a kitchen with a fridge, an oven, a hob and a microwave. Guests will appreciate conveniences, such as a washer/dryer and an electric kettle, while an LCD TV with satellite channels and a DVD player provide a bit of entertainment. Limited housekeeping is available.
The Boathouse Opua offers 2 forms of accommodation with washers/dryers and DVD players. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Accommodation at this 3.5-star apartment has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower, bathrobes, designer toiletries and bidets.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include safes along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and a hairdryer. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Property amenities


Direct access to the beach


Free WiFi

Parking and transport

Free self-parking
Accessible parking

Family friendly

Children stay free
Free cot/infant bed


Fridge (full size)
Espresso maker
Electric kettle


Premium bedding
Free rollaway/extra beds
Bed sheets provided
Egyptian cotton sheets


Shower only
Free toiletries
Towels provided


LCD TV with satellite service
DVD player

Outdoor areas

Furnished balcony


Laundry facilities

Climate control

Air conditioning

Pet friendly

1 per room (up to 33 lb/15 kg)
Dogs welcome


Roll-in shower
Accessible bathroom
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Wheelchair-accessible parking

Services and conveniences

Limited housekeeping
Iron/ironing board
Safe at front desk
Free local calls


2 rooms
2 floors
Individually decorated
Individually furnished



Check-in between 2 PM and 10 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests will receive an email with check-in instructions and key retrieval information prior to arrival; access will be through a private entrance

Access methods

Key retrieval, private entrance


Pets stay for free
Dogs only
1 per room (up to 33 lb/15 kg)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Free rollaway/extra beds!
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Up to 3 children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Property is also known as

Boathouse Opua Apartment
Boathouse Opua

Frequently asked questions

Is this property pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 15 kg per pet.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 10 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this property located?
Offering direct access to the beach, this Opua apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Bay of Islands Marina and within 6 mi (10 km) of Paihia Beach and Russell Beach. Paihia Wharf and Tapeka Point are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
  • Disliked: Staff & service

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

We stayed in 'The Landing', a beautifully decorated, spacious 2 bedroom apartment, with a well equipped kitchen and comfortable furnishings. Everything we needed for our 4 night stay. The Boathouse is located in a very central position in Opua, with an excellent and interesting view. We were within easy reach of the general store for provisions. The small inter-island ferries were very regular and provided alot of entertainment for some of our party. In essence a good base for sight-seeing in the Bay of Islands.

Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
  • Disliked: Staff & service

Nearly stunning but ...

This place is in a stunning location but there are traps for those who aren’t aware. The Russell ferry, which leaves from the doorstep, doesn’t go to Russell. It is a vehicle ferry that requires a car at the other end to get to Russell. The ferry runs continuously from 6am until 10pm and is it’s not arriving or leaving, it’s idling outside your window. There is never peace. The place is advertised as serviced every 2 days but we only had it done once in 7 nights (after asking).

Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


This must have been one of the best and most exciting properties we've ever stayed at! Beautiful location, lots of space, very well fitted-out and stocked with all the things we needed. It just doesn't get any better than this. Highly recommended and great value for money!

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2017

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Family holiday

We absolutely loved our stay

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2017