A Holiday with a Better View

The Cave Rock Guest House is the only accommodation in beach-side Sumner with sea views!

Choose your Accommodation

Studio Apartment

A double unit with ensuite bathroom. Sunny and warm with comfortable seating and TV – fridge, toaster,and jug. Outdoor patio with table and chairs . Very quiet and private

Standard Double

Comfortable sunny double room with private entrance. Tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, fridge and microwave. Freeview TV with access to decking and outdoor area. Private bathroom with shower. Sleeps two.

2 Bedroom apartment

A more luxurious option with two large queen bedrooms both with ensuite bathroomsFully equipped kitchenette with fridge, cooktop, extractor fan, microwave and breakfast area and
lovely sunny sitting area looking out over Sumner beach.

Meet your Hosts

We are Gayle & Norm Eade, previous owners of Hotels and Taverns over the years, we are now retired and enjoying life by the sea.

We have owned the house since 1992 and we have run it as a guest house over the last ten years. 

I am a keen golfer and we like to walk our dog Bruce (springer spaniel) on the beach. Norman is an ex oilfield worker and engineer, and enjoys cooking and riding around the hill tracks. We both have e-bikes which is great for the hills and bike tracks around us here in Sumner.

We love meeting people and welcoming guests from all round the world.

We will always respect your privacy but are always available for any information and assistance you may require. 

We have recently installed solar panels which powers 90% of our house, doing our bit to save the planet.

Guest Reviews

  • star rating  what a lovely place to stay, we had the upstairs suite with the view of the sea, amazing. the unit was clean, tidy and very comfortable, the windows opened right... read more

    Vicki H

    star rating  Our trip got extended an extra night and we decided to spend in in Sumner beach. We lucked out and there was a room available at Cave Rock and... read more


    star rating  bon moment proche du bord de mer - la chambre est bien et le lit confortable.
    proche du bord de mer et quartier assez calme. Facile d'accès et de stationnement. Les commerces sont à 5 minutes à... read more

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  • star rating  If you are looking for a fantastic spot for a break away or place to stay while away for work, the Cave Rock Guesthouse is a wonderful choice. With excellent... read more


    star rating  Just returned from an amazing holiday in Christchurch NZ. Stayed in the Cave Rock Guest House located on the esplanade in Sumner. We had the first floor apartment and it... read more


    star rating  We stayed 3 nights in this lovely B&B. The room was large and beautifully furnished and decorated. We were on the first floor with a view... read more