Holiday In Paradise: Bay of Islands, New Zealand

A view of Russell village from one of our walking tracks!
A view of Russell village from one of our walking tracks!A waka, Maori canoe, comes ashore for Waitangi Day in January.Young Maori performers celebrate NZ culture
 just across the Bay at Waitangi.Our home can be your holiday place in Paradise!Take a day sail to Roberton Island from Russell, the jewel of the Bay of Islands

From $571 / night

Holiday In Paradise: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
4 bedrooms
8 guests
5 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per week: $4,000
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Russell vacation home rental
Nestled among tetre and silverferns, this spacious, warm and welcoming Russell home offers solitude, tranquility and beauty. Kiwi, pheasant, quail and the NZ owl (mopoke) dwell on the property which is distinguished by its landscaped gardens and forested hillside. The ambient songs of the birds combine with a stunning view of the Bay visible from the living room decks. Within a kilometer's radius are four magnificent beaches all suitable for swimming, the village of Russell and walking tracks through native bush. Comfortable and accessible, this is a perfect home for a holiday and a base from which to explore Northland, the ultimate real New Zealand experience.

Our home is perfect for the couple or family wanting to experience the sensational Bay of Islands. The house is located on 2 acres of hillside overlooking the Bay. We offer 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, large living room, separate dining room, and modern kitchen. The lower level features another large living area,laundry room with washer and dryer, open decks with access to the landscaped garden walks. The property is flanked by walking tracks which lead to either a private beach or Russell village.
We do have wireless internet, but please bring your own computer. All normal amenties (hairdryers etc) are provided. Housekeeping can be arranged.
It is difficult to really describe the feel of the home, but warm, spacious and beautiful are key adjectives.
Area Information
Russell, also known as Kororareka in Maori, is the oldest town in New Zealand. We are located in the north of the North Island which is also the warmest part of the country. Rich in history both European and Maori, Russell boasts the oldest church in NZ, Christ Church, the first French mission, and a colorful past which once earned the town the monkier of "The Hellhole of the Pacific". Pirates, whalers, game fishermen,missionaries and explorers of all nationalities have visited our bay waters. Zane Grey and Captain Cook are among such memorable historical figures.

Today the village is a tranquil, lovely respite from the hustle of metropolitan life and is therefore the choice of many summer residents from Auckland. Our full time population, although small, comprises a diverse community. Among the 700 permanent Russellites are Germans,Dutch, Italians, Canadians, Americans, Maori, Pacific Islanders, young children and seniors. There is something to do every night from simply fishing off of the wharf to ball room dancing. If yoga or pilates is your style, classes are offered three times a week. Yacht (any boat with sails is considered a yacht) charters are available and again the choices range from the tall sailing ship (Tucker Thompson) to the more intimate 50 ft
Phantom that takes only 10 passengers. Fishing, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling and diving are available, and all four of Russell's beaches are within walking distance of the house! For those who play, there is a public tennis court centrally located in town and hiking trails lead from one end of the area to another. In addition to activities, the town has 14 restaurants,several licensed massage therapists, hair salon, medical center,groceries, shops and art galleries.

Did I mention golf? Within a half hour of Russell is Waitangi Golf Course, which parallels a beautiful 9 kilometer round trip walking track to Harruru Falls. Another, world class golf opportunity exists at Kauri Cliffs, located not far outside Kerikeri, a mere 40 kilometers away from Russell.

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Availability Calendar



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Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 20 2016 Jan 15 2018 - - $4,000 - 5 Nights
Deposits: We require 50% deposit at time of booking and the remainder at the beginning of your stay. Should you cancel we will fully refund your deposit UNLESS your cancellation falls within 21 days of your scheduled arrival. Cancellation 14 to 21 days in advance of scheduled arrival results in a 25% refund. There is no refund for cancellation 14 days or less from scheduled arrival.
Payment Options: American Express, Mastercard, Visa



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Double Beds
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • Features

  • Beach Towels
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking Included
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Ocean)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (7 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (7 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (7 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (7 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Winery
    (4 miles)
  • Surfing
    (17 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (7 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Several private sailing charters are available daily as well as more commerical opportunities to swim with, or merely see, dolphins in the Bay of Islands. The daily charters include lunches and a stopover at one of the islands in the Bay !!
Kayaks, bikes, mini tours and jet boat tours can be found in the village and offer excitement for all ages.
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cristine aronson

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+64 9 403 8360