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Crows Nest Villas
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Reviewed January 21, 2011

We stayed here for a hol within the hol for my birthday treat and it was exactly as described on the website. It was a great place to stay to be away from the crowds of Paihia but close enough to get to easily.

The villa has a great view over Opua harbour just watching the sail boats come and go was just great to see and enjoy with a glass of wine.

There are a lot of great touches with a folder of all the treats to do and enjoy and resturants to visit. Marj the owner will only be to happy to help and answer your questions.

Taxis are not too expensive to get to Paihia but a car would definatly be helpful for day time activities.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 13, 2006

We enjoyed our 5 night stay at the Crow's Nest Villas in December 2006. Opua is a great base for the Bay of Islands for those who want to get away from the backpacker crowd at Paihia but without the ferry hassle of staying in Russell. We stayed at the two bedroom Bridge Deck villa which was decorated in a nautical theme throughout. This was very fitting, as the villa has a great view over the little Opua harbour. The small boats moored below looked like toy boats placed there just for our viewing pleasure!

There is a decent kitchen and barbecue which provided us a few good meals. The place can get a bit cold at night and luckily there are plenty of blankets and an electric heater provided.

The bathrooms do not have tubs, which would have been nice after a windy, cold day of sailing. The hot water also runs out quickly so water conservation is a must unless you like cold showers! The owner has placed small touches thoughout the villa which makes for a special stay - magazines of various interests, a great selection of DVD movies for those rainy nights in, cards, chessboard.

The only caution is the winding and narrow driveway into the property - backing out requires quite a lot of skill.

As for the location - a car is a must. If not, stay rather in Paihia. It is a quiet location just close enough to the action, but be forewarned - there are not really any beautiful swimming beaches nearby (not within walking distance).

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled as a couple
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