View from downstairs apartmentEntrance to downstairs apartment

3 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

3 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

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About this listing

We have a spacious , self contained , one bedroom apartment with your own access downstairs at our home, no shared facilities . It is private which means you can enjoy your own space. We live upstairs and more than happy to assist as you require.


Extra people: $30 NZD / night after 2 guests


The space

From the apartment you can see distant views of the mountains and ocean from the lounge , with garden seating and a small BBQ just for you. Off street parking. Only a 200 metre walk to the waters edge. We do offer a complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk on arrival. We are not a B&B so therefore do not offer breakfast but because it is self contained you can do your own thing.

Interaction with guests

We are available to help with any questions that you may have otherwise we leave you to yourselves.

The neighbourhood

We are within walking distance to the Green Dolphin Restaurant for evening dining , also the Pier Hotel for lunch or dinner or maybe just sitting outside enjoying the panoramic view across the bay while having a beer/wine . If you're going dolphin swimming /watching or albatross encounter we are only a 5 minute drive to Encounter Kaikoura Reservations/café/shop. Whale Watch is a 10 minute drive. We are also a 30 minute walk to the seal colony or you can walk around the whole peninsula and on the way you could stop at the Seafood Caravan for lunch. Many wonderful walks ( climb Mt Fyffe ) and things to do !

Getting around

If arriving in Kaikoura by train and you have no other transport please be aware of the distance from station to our accommodation and back to town. If we are available we may be able to do a pick up and drop off . The walking distance back into the township is around 15-20 minutes.

Other things to note

We normally close for the winter months from the beginning of May until the sometime in October.
Make sure that you understand the Upper South road situation.
The road between Blenheim/Nelson ( SH1 ) to Kaikoura at this stage is closed to all traffic . This is now a long drive and not recommended in one day unless you leave early . Otherwise if coming from that direction you could do a stopover in Hamner Springs . The only roads into Kaikoura are from the South - Inland Route and State Highway 1 Coast Road. Please check NZTA ( New Zealand Transport Agency ) website for latest information.
You can also fly into Kaikoura.
Do ask if you are unsure .

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

Upon arrival please park on the property at the bottom of the house on the grass/lawn . If it is raining please park in front of the right hand garage door instead as the grass may be muddy. There is a buzzer at the entrance to the downstairs apartment , please use.
2 nights minimum stay.
No smoking inside



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

74 Reviews

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Bruce User Profile
April 2017
Phoenix Palm is a very well located, spacious, thoughtfully designed and carefully prepared and presented facility. DeArna was very helpful with very good local advice. She exudes efficiency in a very warm and welcome way and is sensitive in providing just the right degree of privacy when one is residing in the flat below her home, where the views across the water to the mountains are superb. Thank you DeArna - we would love to return sometime.

Mario User Profile
April 2017
Very clean and good Place to Explorer kaikoura wolle come again. Only wifi Works Not very good

Olivia User Profile
April 2017
Cute, well decorated home that's only a 10 min drive from downtown. The view from the living room window of the sea/mountains/and palm trees is amazing.

Hubert User Profile
March 2017
We arrive late due to the temporary closing of SH-1 from Christchurch to Kaikoura but DeArna welcome us warmly. She is very hospitable and the apartment is nice, clean and decorated with artistic style. You can see the mountain and the seashore right in front of the apartment. It's beautiful when it's not entirely cloudy. DeArna gave us some pointers as where to have our sea food craving. The place is close to the seal colony (well, short distance but still driving is a better choice.) We enjoy our staying in this place.

Greg User Profile
March 2017
Great place to stay in Kaikoura. You can have a nice walk to the seal colony and cold continue along the peninsula (about 3h slow walk). Half way to the seal colony you will pass a seafood BBQ on your left - highly recommended for the crayfish. If you walk the other side you would hit the town with the shops etc. The apartment is well equipped, and a good place for relax after the hike. Silent bedroom with comfy beds. DeArna is a very warm person and would help you with extra advice and possibly treat (like us) with fruit and cake. Highly recommended.

Aaron User Profile
March 2017
Great accommodation and hosts! Helpful with everything, even provided breakfast!

Kerry User Profile
March 2017
We were made to feel very welcome. The advert accurately describes the accommodation and we enjoyed our stay. After our initial welcome, we were left to our own devices.

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DeArna User ProfileDeArna is a superhost.

Mature , outgoing, friendly family person who loves gardening, tennis, walking, biking, the sea , the mountains and all of these I can enjoy in Kaikoura.
Also my husband Stan and myself love travelling and meeting people.

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