Overview of Swallows Nest Accommodation

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1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvet
42-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels

Entire apartment

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Sea view

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPaihia Beach11 min walk
    Popular LocationSt Paul’s Church13 min walk
    Popular LocationMakana Chocolate Boutique15 min walk
    AirportKerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands)26 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Swallows Nest Accommodation

3.5-star apartments near Paihia Beach
Along with concierge services, this smoke-free apartment building has laundry facilities and a library. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance and a garden. The apartment provides a kitchen with a fridge, an oven, a hob and a microwave. Comforts include a pillowtop bed and Egyptian cotton sheets, and guests will also find conveniences, such as a sitting area and a coffee/tea maker. Weekly housekeeping is available.
This apartment offers 2 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and complimentary bathrobes. Rooms open to furnished patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters and premium bedding. Accommodation at this 3.5-star apartment has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. 42-inch Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible
  • Free 24-hour return airport shuttle
  • Airport shuttle on request


  • Fridge (full size)
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Toaster


  • 1 bedroom
  • Premium bedding
  • Down comforter
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Egyptian cotton sheets


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries

Living spaces

  • Library
  • Sitting area


  • 42-inch flat-screen TV with satellite service
  • CD player

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden


  • Laundry facilities


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Portable shower seat
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Luggage storage

Things to do

  • Scuba diving nearby

Safety features

  • Smoke detector


  • 2 rooms
  • 1 floor
  • 1 building
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Property does not allow children



Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and key retrieval information; your host will greet you

Access methods

Host will greet you, key retrieval


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 18 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

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
This property accepts credit cards
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Swallows Nest Accommodation Apartment Paihia
Swallows Nest Accommodation Apartment
Swallows Nest Accommodation Paihia
Swallows Nest Accommodation
Swallows Nest Accommodation Paihia, Bay Of Islands
Swallows Nest Accommodation Paihia
Swallows Nest Accommodation Apartment
Swallows Nest Accommodation Apartment Paihia

About this area


This apartment is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Pompallier Mission are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Paihia Wharf and Waitangi Golf Club. Hundertwasser Public Toilets and The Parrot Place are also worth visiting. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Paihia Beach - 11 min walk
  • St Paul’s Church - 13 min walk
  • Makana Chocolate Boutique - 15 min walk
  • Paihia Wharf - 18 min walk
  • Opua Forest - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportKerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 26 min drive


  • Nikau Restaurant - 8 min walk
  • Alfresco's - 11 min walk
  • Thirty30 Craft Beer Bar - 12 min walk
  • El Cafe - 13 min walk
  • Rayz on the Bay - 15 min walk
Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 12 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 12 reviews
4 - Good 8%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 12 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 12 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 12 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
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Lovely views, snack on arrival, greeted by host, quick overview of area. Fairly roomy with nice accents. Scanty / semi-stale breakfast items. Needed a bowl for salad. First night was quiet, second night was noisy with kids running around and shouting on deck right outside above our bedroom. Sent email to host about it - got no reply.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Lovely place to stay and very helpful hosts.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Twin bowls in batchroom!
Obviously one needs a car but having said that, everything was just perfect and one felt as though we were taking over our hosts family home. Very trusting with fresh buns ready to be warmed upon arrival. Our hosts very obliging... booked our hole in rock tour, directions to west coast etc. 23 days in NZ and only venue with twin bowls in bathroom! Beautiful views from this spacious apartment... if I had to complain... a terrible TV selection available in NZ and made me regret switching on which we never usually do. Anyway, happy to recommend this venue... just don't rely on the TV!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2018

5/5 Excellent

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Lovely apartment with bay views
We experienced a wonderful quiet, clean and bright apartment, fully self contained, close to shops and the wharf. Great location with a view and close to quiet walking tracks. The owners were friendly and went above and beyond the call of duty to make us feel welcome. Would highly recommend this accommodation to mature couples and retirees who are fit and active.
Stayed 6 nights in Dec 2017

4/5 Good

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Lovely room with all comforts and friendly owners.
We are Brits on holiday and we stayed here for 3 nights in November 2017. The accommodation is excellent with great views. Only downside is the steep hill on which it is sited which is fine by car, but a trial by foot.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2017

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