Opua, Paihia, Bay of Islands


Contact Vanessa & Frank Leadley

Ph (09) 402 7650

17 English Bay Road
Bay of Islands

$160 - $180

Opua, Paihia, Bay of Islands


Photos of Seascape


Property Description

Seascape is on a tranquil bush-clad ridge. Enjoy spectacular views over the inner Bay Of Islands and watch the passing boat traffic, stroll through bush to the interesting coastal walk-way, enjoy our beautifully landscaped garden which features exotic bromeliads, experience the many activities in the Bay, or just relax on your own deck.

Frank is an ex Geography teacher and will provide you with his own hand-drawn maps, and discuss them with you, to help you get the very best out of your time in the Bay. We are keen NZ and international travellers, and are also happy to help plan your time in New Zealand if you wish.

Frank is a Trustee on the Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway, and Vanessa has a strong interest in art. Both of us are very keen gardeners. Our other interests include music, motorhoming, New Zealand and overseas travel, and Rotary.

The fully self-contained flat is part of the house but has its own entrance and deck, with queen bed, TV, kitchenette, modern shower / toilet area, and BBQ.

Wi fi is free for all guests.

Our laundry is included in the shower / toilet area and you are very welcome to use it. This is a great facility for travellers.

We have only the one accommodation unit and we therefore take pride in being able to provide our guests with a very personalised service. Just read the Guest Comments!

An attractive home-styled special breakfast is provided daily in the Flat to be enjoyed at your leisure, or you can self-cater for a reduced tariff if you prefer.

2 night minimum preferred.


B&B Details

Type: B&B & Apartment with kitchen & Self-contained Flat
Email: Email this host
Phone: (09) 402 7650
027 475 6793
Beds: 1 Queen
Total 1 Bedrooms
Total capacity for 2 guests
Baths: 1 Private
Tariff: Double: $160.00 - $180.00
Single: $120.00 - $140.00
Other: Self-contained flat $140-$160
Breakfast: Full provisions supplied
Nearest Town: 5 km S of Paihia
Pets/Children: Pet free home
Facilities: Internet Available, Free WiFi
Smoking: No smoking on property
Payments: Visa/Mastercard




Location Information

Opua is extremely well placed to cross over to Russell or to enjoy the many water and land activities from Paihia, but is away from the crowds and bustle. Close proximity to the Coast to Coast cycleway and the pending Vintage Railway terminus. The whole area with its history, marine activities, climate, scenery and natural environment is magical!


Reviews: 66 reviews

"Our first stop in New Zealand and what a fabulous place to stay. Views to die for! Frank and Vanessa were so helpful and knowledgeable. Would have liked to stay longer."

Joan Fynes, 09/03/2018

"Frank and Vanessa have a great B and B. They made us feel very welcome at Seascape. Breakfast is delicious and they try to help you with the planning of your holiday while you stay at their place. We loved it. Thanx a lot! Ben en Ineke Goris"

Ineke Goris, 12/11/2017

"We loved "Seascape" from the moment we arrived. Frank and Vanessa made us feel very welcome. The accommodations and breakfast were lovely. The view from the terrace was spectacular! Well located to access Paihai and Waitangi and only a short ferry ride and drive to Russell. Very knowledgeable hosts will make sure you enjoy your stay!"

Marg and Alex Harvey, 10/03/2017

"Frank and Vanessa could not have been more welcoming, informative and generous hosts. The accommodation was very comfortable; the view from the terrace was outstanding and the breakfasts were delicious. Many thanks .....a lovely place to stay."

Jan and Des, 27/02/2017

"Brilliant bed and breakfast. Frank and Vanessa are warm and friendly hosts who will do everything they can to help you make the most of your time in the area. The accommodation is very well appointed and comfortable. The views from the deck are just stunning."

Kala Nobbs, 21/02/2017

"We loved to stay at " Seascape". Frank & Vanessa are very nice hosts, their breakfast was excellent, the view from our rooms with terrace outstanding and their hospitality admirable. We can only recommend their B&B place and are looking forward to come again."

Horst Frank, 12/02/2017

"Nice flat with a great view of the bay. Very kind and lovely host who prepared us a wonderful breakfast. She gave us lots of recommendations for our stay. Thank you."

Vivien & Stefan Ortmann, 10/02/2017

"Everything was fine. There is nothing you can say negative. We feel like at home."

Schmalz, 10/02/2017

"Lovely spot, Lovely views, Lovely hosts. My first B&B experience and I was a bit concerned how it would be. Frank and Vanessa were excellent hosts with lots of local knowledge and fantastic stories, it was a pleasure spending time with them, our breakfasts were delicious and ample. I wish we could of stayed longer Chrissy and Ian McKay 08/01/2017"

Ian McKay, 09/01/2017

"Fantastic B&B and wonderful hosts."

Tom & Katie Bloom, 05/04/2016

"Great B&B and Great views."

Vicky Thornton, 05/04/2016

"Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming. The guest suite was self-contained, bedroom a little cramped. Great advice on places to go, Frank even booked a trip for us!! Thanks for a great stay - great views of the bay."

Lester & Pam Biffin, 05/04/2016

"I was really treated like a guest of the family and the view from my private terrace was superb. I would have liked to stay longer!!!"

Elke Drveschler, 05/04/2016

"Well informed persons, an unbelievable view over the bay. A very warm and friendly welcome, wonderful location and the best breakfast in the world....."

Thomas & Cornelia Sperber, 05/04/2016

"This was our first major stop on our trip in NZ. We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed our stay very very much. The hosts friendly and helpful, the flat offering everything we needed, a beautiful view from the porch and a lovely garden. Thank you!"

Verena and Linda, 07/12/2015

"We fully enjoyed our stay at Seascape in all respects. Very friendly hosts in a beautiful house and garden with a wonderful view."

Ingrid & Sigmund Langvik, 20/02/2014

"These are really gentle and helpful hosts. The flat was great with a spectacular view of the bay. The breakfast was the best we had in New Zealand. Everything was the best quality. We will return."

Annika Klingner, 05/02/2014

"This was the best stay of our trip. Frank and Vanessa were very hospitable and gave us valuable local information. Breakfasts were delicious. Our flat was spacious with many amenities. The view from our private patio was breathtaking."

Beverly and Barbara Tyler, 04/02/2014

"Thanks for a wonderful stay. The host and accommodation was superb, the best we have had to date."

Glenda & Maurie Blackstone, 24/10/2013

"We received a very warm welcome and an amazing breakfast, especially the muffins. We had a spectacular view to the Bay of Islands from our room terrace and got very good recommendations for daytrips and hotspots. Got to know a lot about NZ history as well."

Anna & Mathias Kerr, 21/10/2013

"A lovely stay at seascape B&B. Very friendly hosts, great breakfast - we would truly recommend a stay at seascape B&B!!"

Bart & Wanita, 18/10/2013

"It was like being at home in the best possible way. Warm welcome, very nice and caring hosts. Outstanding!! Top, freshly made breakfast."

Klaus Von Geisau, 08/04/2013

"Our stay at Seascape was excellent! Frank & Vanessa are very knowledgeable and were a great help in making our plans. The accommodation was lovely and the breakfast superb!"

Harry & Kristin Schwartzman, 07/12/2012

"We started our New Zealand holiday here and had the warmest welcome. Frank and Vanessa are friendly hosts, helpfully offering suggestions on places to visit. The views from the balcony over breakfast and in the evening are wonderful and the setting quiet and relaxing. The location is well placed to explore the Bay of Islands - we only wish we could have stayed longer."

F Culham, 16/03/2012

"We had a lovely stay at Seascape. Our hosts Frank & Vanessa were very friendly and helpful. We can recommend this place to other people."

CM Bostelen, 31/01/2012

"Every day fresh fruits and muffins. Very friendly and helpful. Very very good. Thank you Vanessa & Frank"

Irene Meyer & Peter Mueller, 31/01/2012

"Excellent hospitality & inclusive - breakfast en famille, wonderful company & homemade muffins not to be missed. Frank never ceased to provide all we needed to help with our activities."

John & Angela Shipley, 22/03/2011

"Perfect stay in a warm atmosphere. Friendly and helpful. 5star breakfast."

Bongers Achim & Gaby, 16/03/2011

"Very friendly and warm welcome. Stunning view, very good accommodation. The breakfast was just wonderful!!"

Ch Pellerini, 16/03/2011

"Frank and Vanessa have been fantastic hosts. They have virtually organised our tour of NZ for us. Their unit has an uninterrupted view over the Bay of Island towards Russell Ferry Landing. We could have stayed for the whole of our holiday."

Sandra & Keith Moss, 16/03/2011

"We were welcomed and very well looked after, but had our own self contained accommodation. Every detail considered."

B de Winton, 11/03/2011

"Frank and Vanessa were very welcoming and we had a comfortable stay at their self-contained flat. They both had great ideas about what we could do in the Bay of Islands and did what they could to make things easier for us. We recommend Seascape as an excellent base for a trip to the Bay of Islands."

James, 07/01/2011

"This was a wonderful start to our NZ touring holiday. Frank & Vanessa were wonderful hosts. We have not hesitation in recommending Seascape to other visitors to the area."

Alasdair & Isobel Gubson, 24/12/2010

"Fantastic hosts, very helpful in every way. Excellent breakfast with special attention to variety and quality. The self contained unit was everything that was advertised."

Alan Hurst, 09/10/2010

"Superb hosts - very knowlegable. First class breakfast. Stunning setting & views."

B & J Griffiths, 09/10/2010

"Superb location with excellent facilities for guests. Frank & Vanessa were lovely hosts, we would recommend seascape to anyone."

Rod & Gill Barlow, 08/09/2010

"Very helpful. Delicious breakfast. Wished to stay there for many days!!"

Desutter - Van Helke EJC, 08/09/2010

"Very friendly hosts with lots of ideas on how to spend our stay. Make us feel very welcome. House is in an excellent position for local attractions and has fantastic view."

Bill & Hilary Carter, 02/12/2009

"Great B&B"

Dominique Dauguet, 26/11/2009

"We were made to feel so welcome. Frank and Vanessa couldn't do enough for us. It is an exceptional place to stay and the view is wonderful."

Mr & Mrs W Kirkland, 26/11/2009

"Frank and Venessa were most considerate and interesting hosts. Their advice improved our trip immensly and we enjoyed our stay with them very much. Their knowledge of their area is very impressive and we will never forget how much we enjoyed our stay with them, the best!"

James & Patricia Ryder, 09/03/2009

"Perfect stay!"

John & Marion Scrivener, 09/03/2009

"super place, good breakfast, charming helpful hosts, lovely setting."

Jennie Sutton, 08/03/2009

"Excellent accommodation, hospitality and advice."

LAws, 25/02/2009

"Outsatnding hospitality, superb views, very comfy bed and lots of help planning our trip here. Just wonderful!"

Lynn Shannon, 30/01/2009

"The self contained apartment was convieniant and very comfortable. We had breathtaking views of the day. The hosts Frank and Vanessa were the best hosts that we have had so far after staying in 27 B&B's across the country."

Eva & Dave Niedzielski, 27/01/2009

"Outstanding view, private, great location. Quiet, warm welcome , very helpful."

Howard Pierson, 19/03/2008

"Very friendly, welcoming and very organized."

Clare & Ron Exley, 16/02/2008

"Fantastic B&B."

R & E Smith, 11/12/2007

"Stunning views, excellent accommodation which are only matched by the hospitality of the hosts."

Peter & Sandra Dawson, 08/03/2007

"Absolutely wonderful."

George & Kathy Wasley, 20/02/2007

"A lovely warm welcome, helpful hosts, good breakfasts and a pleasant flat with beautiful views over the bay and good facilities."

Peter & Gill Dishart, 29/01/2007


C van den Heuvel, 24/04/2006

"Frank and Vanessa are warm and friendly hosts. Extremely knowledable on NZ helping us plan our six week stay in your wonderful country. Highly recommendable."

C & A Plant, 24/04/2006

"Excellent facilities. Beautiful location. Helpful friendly hosts."

T & D WIlliams, 19/04/2006

"We found this to be an excellent place - fabulous view & lovely accommodation. Every attention to detail & absolutely spotlessly clean. Friendly hosts, very socialable and pleasant."

M & E Senyard, 03/03/2006

"fantastic view over the bay, atmosphere like at home, heplful and valuable advice to see the best and most interesting things in the time available"

Carina & Rainer Raupach, 25/02/2006

"Wonderful hosts - nothing too much trouble. We had many holiday experiences in common so enjoyed some reminiscences. Apartment very clean and comfortable, with wonderful views over the busy inner bay where there was always something to watch. No meals taken but very welcome fruit and milk were provided for our arrival. Excellent value for money and we will definitely recommend it to friends."

John & Kath MOrrison, 05/02/2006

"Everything was 10+."

J Hunt, 22/02/2005

"A very special place to stay."

R Toit, 22/02/2005

"Very good. Very friendly."

L Arnold, 19/02/2005

"We would have preferred tea & coffee to be put on the table to help yourself. We'd have liked forwarding of 5% surcharge for paying with visa. However, superb views, delicious muffins and helpful, welcoming guests."

Guest comment, 01/02/2005

"Our first B&B in New Zealand. Could not have received a nicer welcome. Excellent facilities and Frank was most helpful in planning our itinerary over the next 3 weeks."

David & Wendy Moore, 01/02/2005

"Breakfast - good choice. Cleand and friendly. Can be very noisy at night and early hours of the morning - pedestrians and traffic. the washing and ironing were done for us. Price for B&B was queried upon departure as B&B were asking for more than originally quoted."

Diaper, 27/01/2005

"Wonderful views lovely and clean. Excellent hosts. 20 Jan 2004"

coment, 27/01/2005

"Frank & Vanessa are truly charming hosts, nothing was too much trouble for them. They have in-depth knowledge of all the local attractions, & have travelled widely themselves, so were entertaining as well as gracious! The unit was immaculate with all the little touches of home and amazing views, and Vanessa's breakfasts were delicious. We cannot recommend them highly enough, A+++, you'll love every minute at this retreat!!"

Jane & Ian Veltman, 21/01/2003