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  Our hosts were really terrific, helpful, and made us feel right at home!
    Thank you to our early wake up call on the tsunami warning. Luckily, It did not... read more


    star rating  We spent two nights here at the end of our time on South Island. The accommodation was perfect for our needs and our hosts very friendly and welcoming. We had... read more


    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  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  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

    avatar thumb fafaisola

    star rating  This three room suite is simply amazing. Consisting of bedroom, kitchen, living room, and private bath, this suite offers wrap-around windows with wonderful views of the beach across the... read more