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Crows Nest Villas are superior accommodation with panoramic ocean views. - Sails

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights




Sails is fully self contained with: full kitchen for self-catering & large dining living room, 2 bedrooms each with own ensuite bathroom - Queen bedroom on main floor level and Twin/triple bedroom on an uppper level.

Both theLiving room & Queen bedroom open out onto a private sunny dining deck to enjoy your breakfast while watching the marine activities below. A second deck - off the Kitchen - also has outdoor dining, plus a gas barbecue. A fully equipped laundry completes the picture. Extensive sea views from every room. Private location. Off-site host ensuring guest privacy.

About the property

Crows Nest Villas

Crows Nest is a luxury retreat nestled on a cliff’s edge overlooking the beautiful Bay of Islands and sitting absolute waterfront. Come enjoy the million dollar panoramic view as the sailboats dance leisurely below. Perched above the international yacht haven of Opua, Crows Nest is just 5klm distance of the beautiful beaches of Paihia.

Crows Nest contains two villas known as “Bridge Deck” and “Sails”. Each villa is fully self-contained with a full kitchen, large dining/living room, two bedrooms and full laundry facilities. Each villa sleeps 5 and offers a private sun deck with gas barbeque. All prices are on a per villa basis.

Each architecturally designed villa was crafted in 1996 along jaunty, nautical themes to a stunning effect. Walk through the glass doors that open to the expansive balcony and relax to the best views in the bay of islands.

Water and Land based Activities : For the holiday of a life time, the Bay of Islands offers a kaleidoscope of experiences for visitors.

Take a trip on one of the boat cruises and view the many islands that make up our beautiful area and gave it its name.

Spend a day big game fishing, go scuba diving, or snorkel with the fishes. Maybe even swim with the dolphins, or just laze on one of the beautiful beaches with the occasional swim to cool off.

For the energetic, there is also sailing and wind surfing, or sea kayaking and parasailing.

Land based activities such as golfing, tramping, and orienteering are all available.

Jump from a plane, go horse riding, or maybe even possum shooting in the evening.

There are many enjoyable scenic walks in the area and Puketi Forest (near Kerikeri) offers a short walk to view the giant kauri trees.

Just 20 minutes north of Paihia discover the citrus growing area of Kerikeri with its many local specialty craft and food outlets. Enjoy wine tasting at one of the local vineyards.

History: The Bay of Islands is also a rich source of historical landmarks and is known as the 'Birthplace of our Nation'

The Waitangi Treaty House and Grounds, next door to bustling Paihia, is a monument to the importance of our country’s Treaty.

The Russell Museum and Pompallier House, also the Stone Store and Kemp House at Kerikeri, bring to life the time of the early European settlers – excellent places for visitors to better understand what makes us Kiwi's tick.

More Details

Gail Thompson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to the Bay of Islands with ambition to see and explore the north land. However, we found Crows Nest to be so beautiful we just sat around, read and enjoyed the magnificent views.

-Scott, USA

Sitting above the Opua inlet, Crows Nest pampered beyond belief. We will be coming back year after year.

-Noi, Thailand

-Ended up cancelling many of our activities. Crows Nest was too enjoyable to leave.

Nov 2007
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Note: Weekly stay rate is - stay for 7 nights pay for only 6 nights.
Minimum stay of 5 nights from 20 Dec to 05 Jan.
Visa & Mastercard accepted.


Opua Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sea views
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sea views
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Opua is a tranquil, seaside community in the heart of the Bay of Islands. With a semi tropical climate Opua is said to be the best place to live in the world. Comprising of 144 islands, the Bay of Islands is a sailor's dream. Crows Nest is poised just that you have unobstructed views up, across and down the Opua inlet. All bedrooms offer sweeping panoramic views as you wake up to the reflection off the water. You couldn't ask for a more tranquil location to enjoy your vacation.

We are located just off highway 1 before entering the tourist center of Paihia.

Please contact Gail for directions.

Golf: Waitangi Golf Course - famous for its excellent facilities at moderate fees, plus wonderful scenic views - is located approx 7 km from Crows Nest Villas.

Kauri Cliffs - a world famous course & a challenge for the most experienced golfers - is only approx 25-30 drive from the villas.

Other golf courses within easy driving distance include Kerikeri and Kaikohe - both approx 20 minutes drive north.


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