Not hard to find, if you do your home work beforehand. We met Pam and Murray there, they were very genuine, friendly and welcoming. The Apartment is the lower level of their house, where you have your own entrance and balcony. Incredible views from balcony where you can sit and have a meal etc. or just chill and enjoy The Apartment itself was lovely, clean well kept and spacious. They seemed to think of everything from breakfast, tea and coffee to clothes detergent, robes etc. etc. and a bottle of wine and some port ( a nice touch). We could just relax and enjoy ourselves there, when we weren’t out and about enjoying all the Bay of Islands and the North had to offer! Just what we needed, perfect! Pam and Murray were both so very helpful, in short wonderful hosts. Definitely worth a look, would stay there again in a heartbeat! Thanks so much for everything, Heath
Brilliant apartment overlooking the bay. Stunning views from the balcony and the large open plan living room and from the bed! Spacious and very well equipped and Pam and Murray are wonderful hosts. They have thought of everything and the attention to detail is excellent - kitchen supplies, washing powder, binoculars, tea / coffee, milk and wine in the fridge etc. It's a nice 10 minute walk into Paihia town via (mostly private) road or along the beach. Don't stay anywhere else in Paihia!
We loved staying at Panorama Heights on our trip to the Bay of Islands. Pam and Murray were perfect hosts and set us up with breakfast, wine and coffee/tea. The view from the apartment is glorious. We were lucky enough to have a bit of good weather and the balcony was a perfect place to relax and enjoy a good book. Will definitely stay here again.
This review is a bit overdue, apologies Pam and Murray. What a lovely couple, extremely helpful and friendly. The apartment was beautiful. Spotlessly clean and tidy and with the most outstanding view. It was so relaxing sitting on the balcony with a glass of NZ wine or a cup of tea just enjoying the views. It’s a short walk into Paihia itself, very close to the jetty and restaurants. So much to see and do in that area, we wished we had been able to stay longer. Thank you both for a wonderful stay, we would highly recommend this apartment to others.
The apartment is well located in Paihia and makes for a good starting point for the local attractions. The views, however, are a major feature. We could see islands and water from every room in the apartment starting from brushing our teeth in the bathroom to cooking in the kitchen and then dining in the living area and finally climbing into bed. It made for a deluxe environment. The bed and linens were excellent quality. The kitchen was a full sized one with good equipment.
Our hosts, Pam and Murray, could not have done more to make our stay a pleasure.
If you love an unobstructed view, this is the place for you. We could sit on the balcony all day. The owners Pam and Murray were very friendly and provide us with all the information that we need. They booked the tours fo us and also offered to pick up from the town after our tour as it was raining very heavily that day. We wished we have the time to get to know them much better.
Thank you for making our stay so memorable.
Great location up on the hill overlooking Paihia and the Bay of Islands. Pam and Murray were great hosts and very accommodating! They even helped us book a day trip on a boat out in the bay. Apartment has everything you need with a large open living space, kitchen and bathroom. Light breakfast provided. Bed is very comfortable and we loved the wine :) Would definitely stay here again!