Louise and Chester Rendell are long-time residents of Paihia and originally purchased the property in 1983 when it was a Motel and Tea House. It took about six weeks for them to work out that there was no money in “scones, jam and cream”, and it wasn’t long before the ‘Courtyard Restaurant’ morphed out of the original Tea House. The Courtyard enjoyed a successful run and later became ‘Bistro 40’ in 1988 and then ‘Only Seafood’ was established above Bistro 40 in 1991. The businesses were subsequently sold and premises leased in 1995. Louise and Chester continued to live on the property.

‘Bayswater’ was launched in 2007. Over the last 12 years, Bayswater has become a very popular place for people to stay in Paihia. Louise and Chester hope you will come and stay at Bayswater and enjoy what Paihia and the beautiful Bay of Islands have to offer.

Fast forward to 2019, the emergence of JFC – Louise and Chester decided to re-open the restaurant on site, with the simple aim of providing just good, honest fish & chips. JFC only purchases fresh fish and serves delicious crunchy chips which are handmade at the restaurant. Produce is sourced in the Bay of Islands first, Northland and certainly New Zealand if at all possible.

At JFC you can dine inside/outside or order a takeaway. We are fully licensed with a great selection of craft beers and wines.

So here you have it – Bayswater holiday home on the same site as JFC – Just Fish & Chips – couldn’t be easier.


40 Marsden Road, Paihia 200, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Restaurant on site – JFC

Family Friendly


Holiday Rental Home – Paihia Beach House Accommodation Bay of Islands New Zealand

• Paihia waterfront location.
• 200 metres flat walk to Paihia town centre and wharf.
• Four double bedrooms –sleep 4 couples.
• 3 bathrooms.
• Extra beds in downstairs lounge – sleep 2.
• All mod cons.
• Off-street parking for vehicles and boats.

Paihia waterfront location makes this holiday beach house one of the best in the bay. It’s only a 5 minute flat walk to Paihia township and wharf which is the tourism hub of the Bay of Islands.
The beach is across the road.
Our beach house accommodation has two levels with the top level comprising open plan kitchen, dining, bathroom all leading on to a huge deck with pleasant views down to the waterfront. This level also has the perfect bar where tall tales and true can be discussed after a full day in the bay.
Downstairs there are four double bedrooms, master ensuite plus a lounge/sleeping area and another bathroom. Sleep 4 couples in the bedrooms and a couple of singles for kids in the lounge area.
Perfect for a large family or even two families.
There is off-street parking for cars and boats.
The big plus for this holiday home is that once ensconced you don’t have to drive anywhere – everything in Paihia is a few minutes level walk away!

Contact: Chester Rendell