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Opononi Sea Shore Holiday House

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4.7 / 5Exceptional
7 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Opononi Beach
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Omapere Beach
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pakia Hill Lookout
    4 min drive

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  • Opononi Sea Shore Holiday House

    Room Amenities

    • 2 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 6
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About this area


This resort is located on the beach and in a walkable area with great shopping. Pakia Hill Lookout is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Hokianga Harbour and Opononi Beach.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Opononi Beach - 4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Omapere Beach - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pakia Hill Lookout - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Lookout - 40 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Motuti Marae - 89 min drive

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 68 min drive

About this property

Opononi Sea Shore Holiday House

Hop across the road to fish or explore the shoreline from this well equipped home away from home. Alternatively stretch out on the couch with a glass of wine and indulge in the breathtaking seascape and dramatic golden sand mountains . You may spot Orca whales, see gulls diving on schools of fish or watch the Waka Ama / Outrigger Canoe 'teams practising in the harbour. Use the telescope to spot the famous Maori Pou (totem) who guards the harbour! If you tire of watching sea and sands, walk along the beach ten minutes to the waterfront Opononi Hotel and wharf. Have a beer with the local characters then dinner at the Thai restaurant - best food in the north! If you prefer to cook at home, organic herbs and salad greens are in the garden. This comfortable retro house has an interesting history - built by one of NZ's All Blacks in the 1940's; Peter Smith.. The open plan house is spacious and exceptionally warm and sunny. Bedrooms are large and bathroom has shower and bath with separate toilet. A large deck with outdoor dining facility overlooks the harbour and there is a small sheltered deck at the rear with morning tea table and BBQ. MUST DO's: # Cross the harbour by water taxi and go sliding down the dunes. $25.00 p.p. boat /sand board. # Visit the ancient kauri tree giants by day or the glow worms by night. # Drive out to Signal Station to see the pounding surf or walk down to the beach to enjoy the tidal rock pools # Follow the Hokianga artisan trail, check out Toi Box at Opononi , No 1 Gallery at Rawene and Village Arts at Kohukohu. # Soak in the healing natural waters of Ngawha Springs 40 minutes away. # Immerse yourself in 800 years of history or enjoy coffee at local cafes # Take the kids to the Rawene Puzzle Shop But wait.. there's more. For those wanting adventure, cross the harbour on the Rawene Ferry and step back in time. Visit historical Kohukohu or head west into the maori world. Check out wild Mitimiti beach, the magical Warawara mountains, Motuti Marae or tramp the Golden Stairway to Pawarenga. Come and explore this isolated and unique natural environment. Special conditions: Prices quoted are to bring own linen/towels/pillowcases. We supply dry pantry goods, (BYO wine and coffee!), t. towels, bathmats,cleaning products, toilet paper. Beds for 5. Full size couch for extra person / small foam mattress or camp stretcher. We prefer people to leave house clean but there is an optional cleaning service available. Smoking allowed outside only . Pets allowed with prior approval BYO mobile broadband. No on site WFI. Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$60.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$10.00 per person); Dog or other pet (Optional, NZ$10.00 per night);



Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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 are 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.
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

Property is also known as

  • Sea Shore Holiday House
  • Opononi Sea Shore Holiday
  • Opononi Sea Shore House
  • Opononi Sea Shore Holiday House Opononi
  • Opononi Sea Shore Holiday House Private vacation home
  • Opononi Sea Shore Holiday House Private vacation home Opononi

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 double bed, 1 twin/single bed

Bedroom 2

1 queen bed


1 sleep sofa/futon

Property amenities


  • On the beach

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Living room
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Garden


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Scuba diving, mountain biking, and ecotours nearby


  • Sleeps 6

Nearby things to do


The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor

4/5 Good

Spot on location

Great location and great views. Well equipped kitchen . Very cozy and peaceful. Excellent communication and service

4/5 Good

Great view, quite dated but charming and comfortable. Peaceful and relaxing.

Amazing view from the lounge area and bedroom. Great area on the deck to eat outside and alternative patio out the back if it gets too warm. Nice to have access to a veg and fruit garden. Bathroom and kitchen could do with updating but the place had everything we needed and was comfortable. We didn't move the furniture as requested to avoid scratching the nice floor in the lounge but if there's more than 2 of you it's hard to watch TV together. We had a lovely relaxing time in the area and it was a great location to explore.

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous stay at Wendy's relaxed and comfortable home.

Wendy's home provided all we needed which was a relaxed, comfortable place to stay. A fenced back yard made it perfect for the dog too. Great place to stay while exploring the Hokianga and close proximity to Hoki Smoki for our daily smoked fish and could pop over the road for a swim. What more could you need!

5/5 Excellent

A great place to stay to explore the Hokianga.

Perfect spot in a charming cottage full of character. Very comfortable. Very well equipped. A home away from home. Loved your veg patch and the different spots to sit outside in or out of the sun. Thank you Wendy. Viv and Ian Bond Marlborough.

5/5 Excellent

What a great spot! Everything you could need in this cute beach house:-)

We had a super relaxing time at Opononi in Wendy's house. Comfortable beds, lots of space for our family of 5, a good shower, thriving veggie and herb garden and lots of art and culture in the house to make it feel like more of a home:-) Very clean and tidy also. We enjoyed the short walk along the beach front to the little group of shops each day (4 square, cafe, fish n chip shop, etc) to get our supplies in this picturesque part of NZ. I would highly recommend this spot to all those visitors looking to unwind and relax.

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