Where the Bush meets the Bay.

Opua, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

About us: Sandy and Stewart

Your hosts

We arrived from England 11 years ago looking for a new challenge and better lifestyle.

A few years later we were persuaded to see a house overlooking Cherry Bay and instantly fell in love with it. Despite needing a complete overhaul it had so much character and warmth that by the time we had explored the native surrounds with Rimu, Kauri, Punga and a little stream that tumbled over rocks down to Cherry Bay, we had lost our hearts and our heads.

We were married on the front lawn of Cherry Bay Lodge in February 2012 and wake every day to the sound of Tui’s and the ever changing views of bush and bay.

With our new addition, a small “Kelpie cross” called Ellie who came from the SPCA, Cherry Bay Lodge is now the perfect place to call home.