20A Kaiaua Road

Your Hosts
Justin and Vicki Johnstone

Phone 0274 866 652

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Welcome to
Kaiaua Bayview Farm Apartment

A modern, fully self-contained apartment situated in our farm shed,
overlooking the Kaiaua NZMCA Park and Kaiaua Village.

From the farm apartment you will enjoy water views of the Firth of Thames
from the bedroom and kitchen, with spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
The views also include the old oak tree and native gardens and the rolling hills of the Hunua Ranges.

You will be within easy walking distance of the Bayview Hotel, Kaiaua Fisheries, Kaiaua Community Hall, GAS Service Station, Kaiaua Garage, Shorebird Cycles (www.shorebirdcycles.com)
Pink Shop and Kaiaua Boating Club.

With the recent addition of the NZMCA Park, there is direct walking access to the hotel and you can cycle direct from the apartment front door to the beginning of the Kaiaua leg of the Hauraki Rail Trail

There is secure off-street parking and room for a boat, caravan or motorhome.
Guests are welcome to explore the gardens and farm provided that gates are closed as you go through them. Fresh garden vegetables and fruit may be available depending on the season.

The family want you to feel at home and share the views and peaceful setting of the Kaiaua Bayview Farm Apartment. We are situated just down the drive if you need anything.

Please use the form below to email Bayview Farm Apartment

The History of Bayview Farm

The farm block is part of what was originally known as the Opito Block - New Brighton
(now known as Kaiaua), a 1500 acre block that was purchased in 1874
by the Smith brothers, previously from Salisbury, England.
The three Smith brothers arrived in Auckland in 1864 with their father, Mr Thomas Maton Smith on the Royal Stuart.
After trying their hands at butchery, gold mining, working at the Criterion Hotel (Grahamstown, Thames)
they purchased the Opito Block and eventually moved the 'Bay View Hotel' publicans' licence from Thames
to the farm at Kaiaua. The 'bush licence' for the new hotel was issued 14th June 1875.
The Bay View Hotel of New Brighton had 10 rooms, a small detached bar and a store.
It also set up a small school in 1888 and housed the Post Office.
The Johnstones have some old photos of the original house, which was built in 1876,
the original hotel buildings and coins and numerous bottles that have been found
over the last 16 years of their time at the Kaiaua farm.

In 1921 when Thomas Smith died, the land was subdivided into 12 farms
which saw the beginning of the Kaiaua township.

Since then the original house block has seen various owners and uses and in 2013 the current owners started planning for the renovation of the old homestead with remodelling and extensions starting in 2014 and the final stages
of renovating the farm shed now nearly at completion.
Part of the shed renovation has been the redecorating of the 'Granny Flat' with new paint, carpet and heat pump and the new name of the Kaiaua Bayview Farm Apartment.

Accommodation Details & Rates

Fully self-contained 1 Bedroom Apartment $175 per night
Separate bathroom, kitchen, lounge/dining
Mains Pressure Cylinder
1 Queen Bed - maximum occupancy 2 people
Sea and Farm Views
Air Conditioned
55" Flat Screen Sony TV with free Netflix
WiFi provided
All linen provided
Free toiletries
Welcome nibbles and basic kitchen staples provided
Secure area for cycles on request