1 / 7 A view of Russell village from one of our walking tracks!

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Overview

Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
3
Sleeps:
8
Type:
House
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

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.

Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Double Beds, 1 Twin Bed

About the area

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.

Owner profile

Cristine A

Amenities

Features

  • Grill
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Sea view

Appliances

  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

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