Skip to content
Find Places to Stay in Russell on Airbnb

Find Places to Stay in Russell on Airbnb

Discover entire homes and private rooms perfect for any trip.

Places to stay in Russell

Places to stay in Russell
One queen bed apartment with fully fitted kitchenette and lounge area that faces the Pacific Ocean, with spectacular views and access to beach.
This apartment has a double door between the Pohutukawa Apartment that gives the option for two couples to share or to bring the children as the bed in Pohutukawa will split into 2 singles by request. SKY TV is accessible including movie and sports channels. There is a BBQ area and spa pool to use with a world class picturesque view.
We’re located at Tapeka Point at the entrance to the world famous Bay of Islands. Tapeka Point is approximately a 3 hour drive from Auckland and just two kilometers form the historic village of Russell. Before the Europeans settled in New Zealand the area was a Maori Pa (fortification) but these days we call it home and invite you to stay at our beautiful beachfront property. Tapeka boasts two beaches ideal for fishing, swimming and other water sports It has a boat ramp for launching boats. Watch passing Orcha whales if you are lucky or swim with the wild Dolphins off the beach. Nearby is Kauri Cliffs, Waitangi, Kerikeri and other world class golf courses. Visit the famous “Hole in the Rock” at Cape Brett, a popular way to view the Islands of the Bay, take a day sail or sit back, relax and watch the endless parade of boats passing by. There’s also an abundance of great walking tracks in the area and it’s the perfect base from which to explore Northland. Enjoy the use of our kayaks or relax and watch the sun go down from the spa. If you need to collected from Russell give us a call. This is a free service.
  • The Apartment was stylish and comfortable and more spacious than we expected. There is a beautiful cove just down the stairs, but Dave also directed us to a great swimming beach just 5 minute walk away. We drove to the restaurants in town; it’s not too far but the road is narrow and steep for walking. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Maril2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • I cannot recommend this place enough! We stayed at Dave and Anitas for just two nights on our big tour of New Zealand. The location of the apartment was perfect, after a long drive, it felt quiet and idyllic but not far from the town at all for restaurant access. We spent our time kayaking around the bay where we saw dolphins! And relaxing and swimming in the cove which was 10 seconds from the apartment. It was like our own private beach! We wanted to ditch the car for a day so we walked into Russell through the bush which took around 30 mins, an enjoyable walk with great views, a bit hilly. Everything we needed was provided for and we felt that the hosts went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. It was the perfect start to our adventure!

    Betsy2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment was super clean and new. Great shower and view from spa is lovely. Our hosts were very kind and helpful.

    Evelyn2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Dave and Anita were great hosts and their place is in an awesome spot. Thanks for a great stay!

    Emma2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic accommodation and location, the view was great. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend. Dave was very friendly and responsive.

    Tasha2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was excellent. A really lovely place to stay.

    Helen2019-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful stay here! Location could not be more perfect! Spent our days taking dips in the ocean , exploring nearby places then soaking in the hot tub. Had all the things you could need for a perfect little getaway and lovely hosts. Can’t wait to come back :)

    Loren2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • Worth staying here for a soak in the hot tub overlooking that spectacular view! Very clean accommodation and friendly welcome. I would recommend Jo’s place.

    Sarah2019-10-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Sun drenched, intimate nook, with views of the bay at Russell. We offer a one bedroom, self contained unit. We are centrally located and only eight minutes walk from both the waterfront in Russell and the beautiful, golden sands of Long Beach.
    Self contained unit attached to main house.
    Russell is an historic township formed by the whaling trade in the 1800's. The general atmosphere is very relaxed. The main activities for the area are vineyard tours, relaxing on the beaches, dining out, swimming, strolling, chilling, tramping, snorkelling, fishing, scuba diving, going to the pub or just doing nothing at all. The local establishments often have various forms of entertainment on with excellent live music all day most weekends. In addition there are various festivals throughout the year such as the Birdman, the Jazz Festival and the Country and Western Music Festival.
  • What I liked best about this place was the location. The township of Russell was just a short stroll down one side of the hill and Oneroa Beach was just a short stroll down the other. Everything was clean and comfortable about this place. There is a microwave, barbecue and a one element electric plug in cooktop here, but there is no actual oven and stove, so keep that in mind for your cooking plans. Well worth the stay!

    Elizabeth2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little flat, nicely finished inside, with great view of the bay and an easy walk to both town and the beach.

    David2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely host with a small and perfectly complete resting spot with homey touches.

    Catherine2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay at Gildas. Very well located to town and the beach. Great having BBQ and deck to watch sun go down.

    Emma2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place to stay! Easy to find and super easy to check in. The place was clean and functional, with lovely views of the harbour. Close access to the township of Russell. Book now - well worth it!!

    Ollie2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely amazing place. Great facilities and location - only a 5-10 minute walk into Russell and 5-10 minute walk to a beautiful beach in the opposite direction. Very stylish accommodation with everything you could possibly need. Highly recommended!

    Laura2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Very well positioned, less than a 10 minute walk to Long Beach one way and Russell the other way. Great view out to the Bay of islands. A comfortable self contained apartment with very helpful hosts. We had a boat trip booked for us within minutes of arriving!

    Julie2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • This is a brilliant place to stay. Everything within walking distance plus superb ferry / boat trips on the doorstep. Superbly equipped, really comfy bed and great shower. Fantastic hosts too, who helped us have a wonderful week and we didn’t use our car once. Thanks Gilda and Ian for a great stay.

    David2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Entire flat2 beds
    Kahawai Cottage
    Price:€87/night
    178 reviews
    Superhost
    In Tapeka Point with a short stroll to swimming beach and just a 5 minute drive to Russell with all its cafes restaurants and old world charm. Or stay at home and utilize the well appointed kitchen and bbq area. Choose to sit on the deck and watch the boats go by or enjoy the bush walks and local attractions nearby. We have a portable crib so families with babies are very welcome.
  • Lovely unit near the beach with a great view! The rooms are tidy and spacious. Sharon is a great host, the family went to the restaurant she recommended and had an amazing dining experience.

    Yoonah2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • The accommodation is second to none. Very spacious and well equipped. Just be aware that the drive access is very steep.

    Tricia2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely quite little holiday spot with a sweet beach and close to all the things to do around riddle and the bay if Islands

    Tara2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Robin's Nest is in a great location with gorgeous views. It's homely, clean and the hosts are extremely welcoming and helpful.

    Ellen2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • A very nice place very well situated run by charming people !

    Frédéric2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Sharon’s place is a a lovely spot with a view ,super comfortable with friendly atmosphere. All my recommendations.

    Zofia2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • Sharon and Paul were so nice and helpfull. The location was perfect, close to the beaches and only a few minutes by car to Russell. We had enough space, everything works great and it was the perfect ending for our holiday!!

    Machteld2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • This home is elegantly appointed and very clean. Hotel style sheets and towels which felt very elegant. Huge shower with excellent water pressure. The views from this unit are really beautiful. It was an ideal set up for us as a couple traveling with our adult daughter and her friend. It’s a bit of a walk to the downtown area, but we prefer the quietness and the lovely view. Also, there were some excellent walks nearby that were not to be missed. We particularly enjoyed the hike down to the beach at low tide, hiking to the sacred hilltop which is about a 15 minute hike from the rental. Also, there’s a cool hike through the hills to the town that has just been created. As stated in the description this home is at the top of a very, very steep driveway. Don’t be afraid, we got the hang of it really quickly. Lastly, the owners live on site which is something I always appreciate. Pride of ownership is always a plus!

    Tina2019-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Better than beachfront - this is ON the beach! Modernized classic Kiwi beach house. Private location with stunning views. Furnished to a high standard with linen and cleaning included. Listen to the waves, swim, kayak, watch the boats, dine, relax, romance and rejuvenate. Close to historic Russell and the many Bay of Islands attractions
    Tapeka Beach Bach is nestled just above the sand and lapping waves. This iconic Kiwi beach house has a fresh contemporary decor furnished and equipped to a high standard. This is the perfect nest to escape, unwind and rejuvenate. Enjoy the unique vistas and attractions only the Bay of Islands can offer. Experience birdlife, dolphins frolicking and superb year round sunsets. You may even see a pod of passing Orca whales. Wander onto the beach hand in hand, explore secluded bays in a kayak – or just sit back and be entertained by the constant procession of passing boats. Situated at Tapeka Point, just two minutes from historic Russell village with ferries, boat trips, attractions, historic places, shops and restaurants. The perfect base to explore the rest of the Northland region. This cozy one bedroom beach house has a comfortable new queen bed with stunning sea views and the sound of the waves. If you really must share, the living room has an ottoman that converts to a single bed. Breathtaking unobstructed 270 degree views extend out into the Bay. There is no road between you and beach, no traffic noise and no tourists walking by. Relax on the covered surround verandah or outside in the sun. Sit back outside in deck chairs, bean bags, Cape Cod chairs or lie back on a sun lounger. Leave your towel behind as the all tide swimming beach and diving pontoon is only a few steps away. Rinse off under the hot outdoor shower when you return. Lots of walking tracks including Kiwi habitats. Row boat, double and single Kayaks to explore the coastline and secluded bays. Tapeka Beach Bach has a fully equipped kitchen if you wish to self-cater, collect a take out or use the BBQ grill. Better still enjoy a romantic meal on the Russell waterfront, just two minutes away. Separate bathroom with shower. Facilities include Air Conditioning / Heat Pump, Nespresso machine, TV, DVD, Bluetooth sound system, free WiFi, washing machine and dryer. Quality linen, towels and beach towels included. Try your luck fishing from the beach, dinghy or nearby rocks. Boat launching ramp 100m away. This is not an apartment, cabin or basement flat. You will enjoy exclusive use of this self contained beachfront property in privacy with no shared facilities or on site owners. If you can only stay one night please ask. Need more space? Combine with “Bay of Islands Beachfront - Tapeka del Mar” next door also on the beach. This larger 4 bedroom beach house can accommodate up to 13 guests. The location, position, views and nearby attractions are unequalled, but don't take our word for it - please read the reviews and book your escape now!
    Tapeka is a quiet small community of permanent residents and holiday homes - yet close to services and attractions. This historic peninsular has beaches either side and a walking track to the lookout at the top of the point. There is no through road or traffic noise. The area is very safe with friendly neighbours. Just two minutes over the hill is historic Russell village with shops, Island boat trips, ferry to Paihia, restaurants and historic places
  • A truly unique piece of NZ paradise. This stay sums up everything a perfect kiwi summer holiday brings to mind. The location is perfect regardless of the weather. The deck offers shelter views across the bay. There is alway something new to look at from the changing light to boats to wild life. We had wekas strolling around the deck, a wild ginuea pig came to visit while we watched a large stingay swimming in the shallows from the deck chairs. The beach is a 30 second stroll, with kayaks and a dingy if you want to venture further. A great walk up to Tapeka pt starts just meters up the Rd. Clive is very quick to respond to any communication. The Bach is appointed with every convenience while still feeling relaxed and authentic. A highly recommended stay. Thanks Clive!

    Dion2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great beach house perfect location. Clean and very comfortable. Will return.

    Pete And Sandra2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Quintessentially NZ Paradise. From basking in the morning light to watching the sun set across the water, Tapeka Bach provides the most perfect spot to take it all in. Just over the hill from the main street of Russell and yet like a tucked away local secret, the Bach is positioned in a prime position of The Bay, providing ease to soak in all the natural beauty of the direct surroundings and it's thriving local bird life. Many moments were spent watching my family laugh and swim while I relaxed on the deck, wine in one hand, book in the other. Even visiting family managed to moor right at the front. It could not have been better. Clive, the host was wonderful and friendly and always accomodating with information, making things easy and seamless. The perfect holiday. THANK YOU. What a spot! We will return.

    Dean2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Great views, veranda all around the house, outdoor shower, plenty of spots to sit and enjoy the day just watching the sea, birds & people. Beach a walk down the grassed slop and location to Russell close by. Most of all quiet 🤫

    Roslyn2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • A more than classic kiwi Bach in arguably one of the best locations in the country. Would recommend to all.

    Joe2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Exquisite views. Super relaxed beachside living. An incredibly special place.

    Kate2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great location - right on beach front! House has everything you need and Clive has excellent communication. We loved our stay!

    Kristi2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • Incredible location, perfect hideway for a relaxed vacation

    Christian2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Watch the harbour activities and ever changing vista from the deck of our clean and comfortable home. We are situated just above the car ferry on the Russell side of the Opua harbour. Shared accommodation in a kiwi family home. The ferry cost is $13 per car & runs a continual service. Or you can walk on for just $1 per person. Please note this is not an apartment but a family home that we share with travelers! There are times when we are not home, but guests are still welcome to stay.
    The bathroom & kitchen facilities are shared. Tea & coffee is provided. Breakfast foods are available for you to make your own breakfast.
    Okiato Point, Russell was the very 1st Capital of NZ & is an ideal base to check out the historical sites around the Bay of Islands area. Go sailing, kayaking, fishing, hiking and swimming. You can cross the harbour by ferry & dine at the local cafes of Opua. The area offers diving, parasailing, swim with the dolphins and much much more.
  • I enjoyed my stay at Andrea‘s place and the environment very very much. To have a chatty and humourus host was really pleasant. I‘m thankful for the good advises and extended my beautiful stay. Thanks a lot and all the best to my name twin!

    Andrea2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Really enjoyed the place. Andrea was extremely friendly and helpful. Everything looked great and so handy to the car ferry. Can't recommend highly enough 🙂

    Brendan Niall2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great views across the bay. Andrea is the perfect hostess. Would recommend a stay here.

    Kenny2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • What a lovely place to stay. It was our first stop after 48 hours of continuous travel from the UK. Our three nights at Ferry Landings were relaxing and enabled us to explore the Russell area and visit Waitangi. There is a beautiful view from the balcony and Andrea is an engaging and very helpful host.

    Anne2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice location with a great view. Andrea is very easy going and is very insightful about the area.

    Ian2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing view, comfortable place in a very convenient location 8min drive from downtown Russell.

    Armelle2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Andrea is a super helpful host and has an amazing place with a stunning view over the water. I would definitely recommend staying here.

    Maika2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous vewis and great place to base yourself for a few days in all the Bay of islands have to offer

    Wayne2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Okiato, Northland, New Zealand

    A delightful beach studio unit with shabby chic decor, full kitchen and separate bathroom. Across the road from world famous rock fishing and a lovely shingle beach. Literally 2 minutes walk from a sandy swimming beach and a grassy picnic area with a boat ramp as well.
    This is a fastidiously clean unit with kitchen allowing you to self cater. It has a super king bed that has the option to be split into 2 singles if guests prefer. We are a friendly fun loving couple and live upstairs. We have a great knowledge of the area and can help you with local information and activities, maybe even join us for a pre-dinner drink.
    Welcome to Tapeka View! We’re located at Tapeka Point at the entrance to the world famous Bay of Islands. Tapeka Point is approximately a 3 hour drive from Auckland and just two kilometers form the historic village of Russell. Before the Europeans settled in New Zealand the area was a Maori Pa (fortification) but these days we call it home and invite you to stay at our beautiful beachview property. Tapeka boasts two beaches ideal for fishing, swimming and other water sports It has a boat ramp for launching boats. Watch passing Orcha whales if you are lucky or swim with the wild Dolphins off the beach. Nearby is Kauri Cliffs, Waitangi, Kerikeri and other world class golf courses. Visit the famous “Hole in the Rock” at Cape Brett, a popular way to view the Islands of the Bay, take a day sail or sit back, relax and watch the endless parade of boats passing by. There’s also an abundance of great walking tracks in the area and it’s the perfect base from which to explore Northland.
  • Lovely place spotlessly clean

    Steve2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay at Chrisrine's place. Her and her husband are amazing hosts and their place has everything you need for a great stay in Russell. The views from their deck are incredible and it's a short walk to the beach. Would definitely stay here again.

    Shaun2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Would definitely recommend. Lovely hosts and perfectly cosy, tasteful and welcoming.

    Angela2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Terrific area and spot with gracious hosts. Favorite spot of our 3 week tour

    Walter2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Good location close to Russell. Beach 200 metres away with great views. Very clean and good facilities.

    Eric2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great location with a stunning view, so close to the beach! Very cute, beachy and clean Air BnB. Christine and Kelvin are a great help with local activities and restaurants to try. No hassle getting into Russell from there location. Would highly recommend!

    Patrick2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • You won’t be disappointed. As per all previous reviews. Excellent!

    Andy2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Tapeka View is located in a beautiful location close to Tapeka beach. The apartment is comfortable and well equipped, with a great outdoor space and beautiful sea views. There are some really interesting walks nearby, including Tapeka Track and Jim's Track, which leads on to Flagstaff Hill and Russell. We spotted rare weka birds and there's a good chance of seeing kiwi as well.

    Kevin2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Entire flat1 bed
    Tapeka View Unit
    Price:€78/night
    51 reviews
    Superhost
    This is a comfortable quiet downstairs two bedroom apartment. One queen room and one twin room, plus a cosy living area with heat pump. Own bathroom. Tea and coffee facilities. (Hosts live upstairs). The listed tariff is for 2 people. We are very close to 2 beaches - a rocky beach for fishing and a sandy beach for swimming. The historical village of Russell is less than 2 km back over the hill, where you will find the historic Duke of Marlborough Hotel plus other cafes, restaurants and shops.
    This is an apartment but without a kitchen. However there is tea and coffee making facility, microwave oven, and refrigerator. We provide provisions for breakfast. Share laundry with hosts. Own ground level patio with gas BBQ with side burner and outdoor dining setting. All linen provided.
    Tapeka Point is a magical place. With only three streets of houses it is very quiet and peaceful.
  • Lovely comfortable place. Great location a short 2 minute walk to a beautiful beach. Elise and Alistair were friendly and helpful. We loved the fully stocked fridge and nice surprise of wine, a special place to stay. Very close to all shops and restaurants. We will come again

    Joan2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and cozy place to stay, will definantly be back!!

    Tradd2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Thoughtful and welcoming hosts and a beautifully appointed space. Could not have asked for more to make our stay with three little ones so easy. Definitely highly recommend.

    Sarah2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • A great place to stay! Lovely hosts. Very thoughtful and considerate and they were kind enough to pick us up and drop us off to the ferry. Highly recommended!

    Jim2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Elise and Alastair are very kind people. The house is very clean and you will find everything you need.

    Océane2019-11-28T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay! Close to some incredible Bay of Islands views. Will be returning as soon as we can!

    Taylor2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to stay, right near the beach. Great breakfasts! We loved borrowing the kayaks for adventures, and our hosts were very friendly and helpful. Very comfortable beds, too!

    Emily2019-11-23T00:00:00Z
  • One of the best Airbnbs I've been to. Super clean, books, toys, and cribs for the kids. Lovely, attentive hosts who even gave us bananas fresh from the neighbors' tree! A truly wonderful stay, I cannot recommend this place highly enough!

    Michaela2019-11-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Kereru Cottage with its James Cook suite is set in a serene oasis just 5 minutes walk to the waterfront and wharf where you will find an selection of great cafes and restaurants along the waterfront serving breakfast, lunch and dinner We provide no meals at Kereru Cottage, however your suite has tea and coffee making facilities, a toaster, microwave, fridge plus a selection of cereals, yogurts, milk, juice & bottled water. On arrival you will receive a selection of fruit.
    The newly renovated James Cook suite is a luxury room with your bed choice of either a super comfy extra large-king size or large twin beds, with quality cotton linen. You have a private bathroom with toiletries, shower, bath, vanity, toilet, hairdryer and heated towel rail. In your room you have a fridge with complimentary bottles of water and fresh juice. The suite has tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, ironing board and iron. We offer unlimited free WiFi, free on-site parking, flat screen smart TV with Satellite and Netflix channels, air conditioning and heating.
  • Lovely place - immaculate Nice breakfast/fruit provided. Jane very helpful Great location walk into town within 5 minutes Totally Recommend

    Rachael2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location, quiet street but very easy walk to shops and restaurants. Jane is a wonderful host, friendly but not intrusive. The unit is super clean, the bed is very comfortable, the shower is very good. Everything inside feels sturdy. Jane provided great amenities - shampoo, conditioner, soap, also enough lovely breakfast items for the morning. There are several maps, brochures, and guides for the area. Russell is very easy to navigate, you don't have to drive, lots to enjoy on the water. We had a great day at Urupukapuka Island.

    Randi2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful cottage- sparkling clean with beautiful fresh aesthetic. Wonderful large, comfortable bed, lovely bathroom with a tub and shower. And a compact kitchenette area with thoughtful goodies that Jane stocked for us. There’s a little table and chairs just outside and the garden is beautiful and feels very private. Great place for a morning tea and biscuits. Jane is wonderful- has thought of every detail to make her guests comfortable, friendly and helpful, and responsive. Location- less than 5 min walk to the center of town with restaurants, cafes and the dock fell which to catch ferry to Paihia and for any tours and trips

    Monica2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing accommodation. Excellent host. An amazing place. I can’t recommend more highly.

    David2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • This is a super gode away in busy Bay of Islands! Quit and confortable 5 min from the harbour. Super friendly host and privatecy at the same time.

    Susanne2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • We felt very comfortable in Jane's apartment! Everything was spotless and Russell is an ideal starting point to explore Bay of Islands! :-)

    Lena2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Jane is a delight. She’s energetic and sweet. The perfect person to point you in the right direction for a wonderful stay in Russell. She sent me down to her friend, Colette, on the wharf who handled all of my day trip logistics. Easy! Jane also recommended good restaurants. The Duke of Marlborough and Gables! Yum! These are the kinds of things that make a respite or vacation memorable! Her interior style is warm grays, whites and good textures in the space. It’s comfortable and chic. The bathroom is sparkling clean and looks like no one has ever used it, truly! There are snacks, treats, bottle water, coffee, teas, and even a glass size bottle of champagne! I loved her place — even wanted to extend a night, but alas — her place is popular and she was already booked. Thank you, Jane for everything at for meeting me at my bus in Paihia. It’s the little things! Also, her husband carried my heavy suitcase to the cottage room — so 5 stars to him too!

    Penelope2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Jane’s place was fantastic and she was a great host. Made us feel welcome and some lovely extra touches that Kereru Cottage from good to great.

    Thomas2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Popular homes

    Popular homes
    My place is close to Orongo Bay Russell town centre & waterfront (7km), a quaint town with cafe and restaurants. Oyster farms (oysters available for sale) Opua car ferry service Paihia town centre (ferry & short drive) Waitangi treaty grounds (Paihia) You’ll love my place because of the peace, tranquility and great views of Orongo bay from the unit or from the gazebo. You can also stroll through native bush, swim in the pool and use the BBQ facilities.
    The studio apartment is a comfortable private space for a maximum of 2 with an ensuite bathroom, functional kitchenette and outside deck/balcony to enjoy the view. We offer towels, bath robes, bed linen, complimentary tea, coffee, microwave, hob, fridge & toaster as basic amenities. Size of bed: 140cm X 200cm
  • Ekaant is a beautiful place with amazing views. Unni and her caretakers offer many thoughtful details such as cereal, muffins and fruit for breakfast.

    Ulrich2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful sunrise view overlooking an oyster farm bay. Only 5 min. drive to Russell. Only 2 min. Drive to Omata Winery which has spectacular views and delicious brick oven pizza. The cottage was perfect for 2, with a comfortable firm bed. Small kitchenette suitable for making coffee, breakfast and snacks for enjoying by the deck or by the pool.

    James2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • One of the best Airbnb’s we’ve ever stayed in! Highly recommend! Sparkling clean, well appointed, scenic and a pool to boot! Awesome hosts and managers!

    Corie2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment at Unni’s is exactly as described. The view from the decking is beautiful and you can watch the sun rise over the bay in the morning. The pool was always pristine and was just outside the apartment. Unni and Ramish are great hosts, they will stop and chat if you want to but will also leave you to your own devices. The fridge was stocked with wine, milk and some thoughtful foods. We also had fruit. We had a great time in Russell, it is a lovely town with a history, a beautiful seafront and some excellent swimming beaches.

    Gill2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • A great place to stay: what an amazing view! It's so peaceful, being one of only two guest units next to the owners' house in extensive and quirky gardens -- and the pool is available for your use too. The cottage has been thoughtfully and stylishly equipped with everything you might need -- and lots of little extras too, such as complimentary wine, Nespresso pods, fruit and muffins. We enjoyed watching the DVD of "Whalerider" that we found in the little pile by the TV -- archetypically Kiwi.

    Kate2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Unni is a wonderful host. Her place is fabulous. Everything you could possibly need . Amazing views. Spotlessly clean.

    Mervyn2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Look forward to staying here and don’t pack too many snacks, were delighted to turn up to a room full of coffees, hot chocolates, croissants and muffins 😋 such a peaceful place to unwind and relax even a bottle of wine. This had both my partner and I very happy 😊

    Joshua2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing unit. Exactly what it looks like online. Beautiful touches such as fresh muffins in the fridge and a bottle of wine! Lovely host, will be back ASAP!

    Lucy2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Sunny and spacious, self-contained apartment with direct access by a short private path to Tapeka Beach. Great sandy beach for sunbathing and swimming. Explore the coast in the free kayaks. Quiet and peaceful, do come and enjoy this little piece of paradise. LGBTI friendly. ATTRACTIONS: Historic Russell with restaurants, cafes, museum, shops, ferry to Paihia, boat trips out to the Bay of Islands, diving, nice walking trails.
    This is a large (50 square metre) newly renovated one bedroom apartment. It is spacious, light and comfortable for extended stays. The small kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to eat in. The kitchen has a fridge with a small freezer, guests are also welcome to use the full-size freezer in the garage. There is Free Wifi with unlimited data. Pop down the path to the beach for a swim anytime of the day or night, and explore the coast in the complimentary kayaks! Russell is only 3 minutes drive over the hill, however there is no public transport so you will need your own car.
    Tapeka Beach is sandy and safe for swimming on all tides. On the other side Rocky Bay has good reefs for snorkelling. There is an all tide boat ramp, and the coast is wonderful to kayak.
  • We had a fabulous week at Karens place. This is my first experience when the reality of the accomodation is better than the online photos. Karen was a generous host with all the little touches. The beach we walked to in bare feet. It was just out the back gate and along a short path.

    Karen2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is wonderfully equipped. The living room with kitchen is very spacious. The bedroom has a very good bed and a very spacious closet and a nice chest of drawers. In the bathroom with toilet is very well equipped with an external window. The house has its own beach access. The bay is fantastic for resting and swimming. The location of the house is very good to be able to experience the region around Rassel. Excursions to Capa Reinga and as a day trip with the "90 mile Beach" and the sand dunes are also feasible (plan 12 hours with food). The boat trip to Hole of the Rock is worth doing.

    Gerhard2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Karen’s place was very clean, fresh and comfortable. It is situated in a perfect, quiet position from which to explore the beautiful bay of islands. If you’re not a keen walker a car is needed to get to Russell as there is no bus. Kayaks were available and access to the water was through the back gate. Unfortunately we ran out of time to use them. We can highly recommend Karen’s place and would stay there again.

    Glenys2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great accommodation, we felt at home immediately and had everything we needed plus tasteful, comfortable and well equipped place.

    Heather2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great place to stay;1 minute walk to a gorgeous beach, good easy kayaking to other quiet beaches or into Russell, walking tracks and an airy comfortable spacious apartment. Karen is a lovely host and made our stay very special.

    Maria-Teresa2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Would highly recommend staying. Really beautiful place, close to town and the very close to a beautiful beach. Had lots of fun and Karen was a super friendly and informative host.

    Abbie2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is clean, spacious, and airy. The short private walk to the beach is great. Karen is a friendly and discreet host. Recommended.

    Gary2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • It was delightful to stay at Karen's place! Karen was a lovely host and her apartment was extremely comfortable and in a gorgeous location.

    Henry2019-12-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Russell, New Zealand

    This is the perfect private holiday retreat. Set amongst the bush clad slopes of the Te Wahapu Peninsula, with no neighbors in view, adjacent to an expansive bush reserve with abundant bird life and only 7 km from the historic Russell Township. Kanuka Loft is a very quiet, peaceful space. A great place to come and do nothing, yet with all the Bay of Islands has to offer at hand.
    The Loft is above a large disused timber barn. Built with hand milled timber it has beautiful views and extensive decks for outdoor living. The open plan living and dining area is spacious and comfortable with a fully equipped kitchen. There are two bedrooms, one double with a queen bed and one twin with two singles. There is a heatpump for the winter, a laundry and ample parking.
    From Russell Township you are able to enjoy excellent restaurants and cafes, access the many boat trips leaving from the Russell wharf and enjoy the beaches and historic attractions. From Te Wahapu road you can join the Bay of Island Walkway. For cyclists both the Opua rail trail and the Waitangi bike park are nearby.
  • A great place. We can totally recommend. Stunning views from the deck. Peaceful & situated within beautiful grounds.

    Aaron2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Really lovely place, beautiful views, very private and close to Russell. The loft is super well equipped, well furnished, bbq and decks for morning and afternoon sun. Much better than expected, would loved to have stayed longer!

    Thomas2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • We had the most peaceful time in the Kanuka Loft with beautiful views of the water. We really appreciated the binder of local attractions put together by our hostess—we enjoyed dinner at the Gables, coffee at Pompallier Mission, and a boardwalk among the mangrove trees. Thank you Anna for a wonderful stay!

    Annette2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely private location. Fabulous view.

    Olivier And Sandra2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • I can not recommend this place enough. I really think Anna needs to get better pictures because from the moment you arrive to getting up to the balcony overlooking the Bay of Islands, your jaw is on the floor. It's a really special place and is just a few minutes' drive from Russell itself. Tranquil, beautiful and relaxing. It's worth every penny.

    Ciaran2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • It was absolutely perfect to explore the Bay of Islands. Secluded and private so transport is required but in the evenings we didn’t want to be anywhere else except on the beautiful balcony watching the sunset over the bay. Thank you Anna!

    Glenda2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • This place has a quite spectacular yet tranquil setting. All amenities were of a high standard and the lodge was very clean. Anna as host is very responsive to queries or general information. Very highly recommended and without hesitation or qualification.

    David2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Great location for exploring bay of islands and stunning view!

    Eilidh2019-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Romantic sub-tropical hideaway in a Bali Hai garden setting on the beach! Perfect for the couple seeking a new upmarket loft, all the mod cons plus privacy and nature!! Hosts offer self directed photography tours, birding & bush hikes, kayaks & SUP's. Can arrange Island trips and Bike Shuttles.
    Captivating, front row views of Bay Of Islands where it's all happening. Sailboats, dolphins and picturesque evening harbor lights. Accessibly remote, north facing aspect, warm and sheltered. 4km from Russell. Lapping waves, fragrant plants and Tui birdsongs you won't hear if you're in the centre of town. It's remarkably peaceful and rejuvenating.
    Bush and Coastal walks, Boardwalks, Twin Coast Cycling Trails, World Class Waitangi Mt. Bike Park, Northland Wine Trails, Oyster Farms and Smoked Fish, all within walking distance. Surrounded by protected bays for all forms of paddle sports. We are 10 minutes from Russell Village by car. Perhaps 20 minutes by kayak.
  • We really hit the jackpot with C J's place. What a lovely and well-thought out space. :) We had everything we needed for our stay. The studio is very clean and modern, with a cozy island vibe to it. The views of the bay and Russell were stunning. Al and Cindy were very hospitable and friendly. Truly a romantic hideaway tucked in the canopy among the song birds. We will be back... Mahalo nui loa!

    Jamie2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing hosts, great location and place to stay

    Danni2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great views - wonderful spot to relax

    Sarah2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay.

    Wayne2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • CJ’s place is truly wonderful. So very peaceful relaxing both on the deck and down by the water. Awesome seeing the Weka wandering past occasionally. We had a very peaceful relaxing time here.

    David2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Cindy and Albi were extremely welcoming when we arrived. We chatted for 45 mins even before we took our bags out of the car! We instantly connected. They’re are extremely hospitable and we’re an absolute pleasure to get to know. The studio is gorgeous. Private, clean with lovely touches. The view from the balcony amazing and just a short walk to the beach to grab a kayak to pop over to Russell. We would highly recommend staying at their place. We are just disappointed we only stayed two nights!

    Victoria2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • You can only praise this place in the highest notes! A wonderful place of rest in beautiful Russell. The perfect starting point to discover the Bay of Islands. The studio is equipped with everything and so lovingly decorated that you immediately decide not to leave this place! Above all, the terrace with the incredible view, the great garden with its own beach do not make it easy to leave! You couldn't ask for better hosts! Super nice, helpful and generous! Thank you again for the SUP board and this great experience! I hope to see you soon !

    Yvonne2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • If you imagine a tropical garden paradise, & throw in some beautiful birdsong, a beach 2minutes stroll away then you have the Polynesian Beach Bach on the Bay!! Such a beautiful peaceful place to stay but with lots of fun things to do and places nearby to visit. We really enjoyed the kayaks, the warm waters for swimming and sitting the deck with a wine. It is definitely a place to return to. Absolutely loved the setting and the hosts are very welcoming and helpful. We would recommend a visit to Omata estate and Hone’s Garden while you’re there!

    Peter2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Welcome to Sixteen Jandals - a 3 bedroom house located in the perfect spot in Russell. It's an easy 10 min walk in to town - this is a great spot to bring family & friends. Enjoy the large decks both front and back where you can take in the view while sitting in the sun enjoying your favourite beverage and nibbles. Relax at one of three beaches during the day then soak in the spa and watch the stars in the evening. We have everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.
    Ideal for groups of friends, family or just a getaway for two Pets with prior approval only All linen provided including beach & spa towels
    So many wonderful things to see and do in and around historic Russell. There's many great places to eat and drink and plenty of activities on shore or on the water
  • We had a great stay at Sixteen Jandals! Great location to Long Beach and to town. Much appreciated, thank you :)

    Brooke2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Brilliant property & excellent location, just what we needed, the hot tub was an excellent bonus. Although we never met our hosts they went above & beyond to assist us when we added an extra night to our stay (it really was that good) and allowed us to checkout late, can't recommended this place enough. Many thanks. Jay, Beckie, Roxie the puppy, Leo & Sharon.

    Jonathan2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fantastic time, we had high expectations and that's exactly what we found. Great location, very welcoming and generous hosts, very clean place; everything was just fine. Very happy to recommend.

    Richard2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful communication with hosts . Great layout of house with large spacious indoor /outdoor dining with views overlooking natural Bush and the harbour. The spa was wonderful! Clear expectations and where to find things in the “manual”. Great tips for local attractions. Most enjoyable stay - relaxing , peaceful and refreshing 🤗

    Robyn2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • This place is great! Up on a hill with a gorgeous view of the water. We enjoyed the breeze on top of the hill. The hot tub was perfect for an evening dip and star gazing. Beds are comfy. It was a bit of a walk on a steep hill to get into town, so we ended up driving with our young children. But the view outweighed that.

    Alexis2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay, just a 10 minute walk to Russell and a less than 5 minute drive to a gorgeous beach. The house is comfortable and tidy, the hot tub a pleasure after a long day at the beach, and the view lovely.

    Maggie2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely house - clean & tidy, spacious, bright, great view, good kitchen, good instruction manual, beds are comfortable and beautiful clean bed linens. Large and clean spa which is awesome! Great location just 2 minutes drive to Long Beach, 15 minutes walk to the wharf, shops & restaurants. Our family enjoyed our stay in Russell and in this house!

    Irene2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful stay. It’s a great little house with wonderful views and a 15 minute leisurely walk to Russell. The spa and pizza oven were great additions as well as the outdoor living. Very recommended!

    Adam2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Come & get away from it amongst native bush and birdsong on our 15 acres property 5 mins from Russell overlooking the tranqual waters of the Waikare Inlet. Relax in the spa while watching the magnificene of the stars and listening for Kiwis calling.
  • Lovely location, close to Russell. Great views, Furniture is a bit dated and worn.

    Mary2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • This place is awesome! Beautiful suite in a beautiful location, 10 minutes driving from Russel. Great tips and hospitality from the hosts. Would recommend!

    Jonathan2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Katrina is a fantastic host. The view is breathtaking and the hospitality is outstanding. We had a fabulous time and I would stay there again.

    Georgia2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Such a great place to spend a few days and explore the area. We LOVED the view and were happy with the accommodation. Everything you could need is there, my husband especially loved being able to cook dinner on the bbq with the amazing views. Thanks for the use of the kayaks too ... we had a lovely time exploring the Bay of Islands from the water. Katrina and Miles are super friendly, welcoming and easy to deal with.

    Kristen2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Spacy room.beautiful views from the room and the deck. Free use of kayaks snd hot tub

    Roelof2019-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Simple amazing! Stunning views! Very comfy beds! Kathrina was so kind. She lent us toys for our daughter and gave us a late check out. Book now! You wont regret it!

    Macarena2019-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • This is a lovely, quiet spacious place with a fantastic view. The kitchen is well equipped. Katrina and her partner are friendly and helpful. It is a 5 to 10 minute drive to the beautiful Russell. We had a lovely time here. We recommend this place for a peaceful get away. Thank-you.

    Stephen2019-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful spacious and comfortable air bnb so close to Russell and the ferry! The view is outrageously gorgeous and the apartment (which is just off the main house) is spacious and well appointed. We had such a lovely time! Would recommend closing the windows at night though to keep the mosquitos out. Other than that - perfect place!

    Corinne2018-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Enjoy more than a Million Dollar Helicopter View overlooking the whole Bay of Islands. A two bed room Apartment inside the guest wing of the pool villa is yours. All bed rooms facing to the ocean and beautiful islands. 170 m above the sea level on the waterfront in the Bay of Islands incl. infinity swimming pool. Quality linen and towels are included. A feeling like to be on your private island surrounded by more than 15 ha private native bush, natural creek, plenty of native plants and birds.
    These luxury property is unique in the Bay of Islands. More than 180° Ocean Island view - you can even see the Cavelli Islands from the Pool Villa located 170 meter above the sea level right on the coast. You can start paddeling, swimming, fishing, boating direct oposite of this quite and remote lovely place. 10 min drive to Elliots Bay for wave surfing or beach activities. 17 min drive to Russell where you find restaurants, bank, ATM, supermarket, pubs etc.
    The next neighbor is far away - due to the large size of these native bush property.
  • The best Airbnb I have stayed at. I was visiting with my sister and we found Peter and his son to be great hosts and great company. The house is great and the views are spectacular. It was a convenient base for our daily activities. That said. we found the time spent at the house to be truly relaxing and enjoyable. Treasured memories. I cannot recommend Peter’s place highly enough.

    Andrew2019-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • What a lovely experience! Peter and Oscar’s house isn’t the easiest to reach (but we do appreciate Peter being on hand to drive us up and down the approach road with his 4x4 as and when necessary), but the views from their property are outstanding, as is the peace in this isolated spot. We appreciate that we were provided with our own space, and had access to all amenities in the kitchen (including a shelf in the refrigerator for our food in addition to a barbecue). We were given as much privacy as we wanted, however it was a pleasure taking in the view whilst enjoying a glass of wine with the host.

    George2019-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed every second of our stay. Location is the best you can get. And Peter is an excellent host!

    Anton2019-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Peters home was exceptional, super clean and welcoming. The views are to die for and also he is an outstanding host, very warm, friendly and welcoming and goes way beyond most Airbnb hosts to ensure that you enjoy your stay. He let me store some food produce in his fridge which was welcomed. I enjoyed using the pool, all in all a very unique space. You will love it there.

    Joanna2019-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Incredible place, one of those locations that take breath away. Peter is such a wonderful and interesting person. We enjoy so much our stay!!! We strongly recommend from all point of views.!

    Juliana2019-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Peter is a amazing host. His hospitality is absolutely 5 stars. He has has been helpful with everything, such as driving us up and down in this property (we did not have a 4WD), allowing us using his kitchen , suggesting the best beach to go.... He is really a great person to talk to. Thanks John

    Francesca2019-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Peter is beyond a great host and really made sure that our stay was a pleasant experience. Excellent communication, warm, welcoming and went out of his way to ensure we had everything we needed to explore Russel and feel at home. His space and the view from the house are breath taking but Peter and his son made our stay a trip to remember. Thank you Peter and Oscar.

    Renee2019-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Unsurpassed views, stunning seclusion and so close to some of the very best the Bay of Islands has to offer. The consummate host looked after us with empathy and balance, welcoming us and also giving us the space to enjoy a truly unique place - totally recommended !

    Jonny2019-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    2

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Hidden inside native bush is our glamping hut named 'the syrah shack', which is nestled behind our syrah vines. The location is 10 minutes out of Russell township, in the Bay of Islands. You will have a vineyard, cellar door and eatery 1km from the hut. Escape your worries and get off the grid in our eco retreat. Enjoy the luxury of a super king bed and the serenity of an outdoor camping style kitchen, hot shower, composting toilet and the best bit is an outdoor bath for two!!
    Luxury hut glamping! Relax in native bush, drink wine grown down the road, and watch the boats go by on the glistening blue water.
    Russell in 10 minutes away and is the first historic capital of New Zealand. You will find a foursquare, many restaurants, cafes and day spa and beautiful beachs!
  • This was the most incredible place we have ever stayed in. Such a beautiful location, private and secluded and immersed in nature, you are made to feel completely relaxed and at home, we didn't want to leave. Thank you for these wonderful memories!

    Danielle2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely amazing location, no one else around, perfect spot for a weekend getaway off the grid

    Toby2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • This place was a real gem! A truly unique little glamping spot in the middle of a beautiful vineyard surrounded by NZ bush and the ocean. Beautifully designed accommodation, perfect for those looking for a mix of 'camping' and luxury and true serenity. Sarah was so kind & helpful in giving us plenty of local recommendations & making us bookings for restaurants etc. A very memorable & unique experience, hope to return! :D

    Anya2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • This is a unique find for anyone wishing for a relaxing stay in an incredible, stunning part of the world. It had all we needed for a relaxing weekend. The view was particularly magical especially at sunset. The small thoughtful touches like the wine and breakfast made the experience even more memorable! The only regret we have is we didn’t make it up to the restaurant but we will be back again for sure. Thank you Sarah :)

    Natalie2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This place is amazing. It's more than just a place to stay, its an experience in itself. Sarah and the team at Omata are delightful and its a stay you won't forget. We will definitely be coming back

    Adam2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing!

    Isabella2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Book .... Go ... STAY HERE! This place is awesome. Sarah was so friendly and helpful. Such an amazing slice of heaven

    Holly2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Sarah's place was gorgeous, just a few mins from the vineyard restaurant. It was very clean and comfortable, and we had a brilliant stay. So relaxing as you really are on your own amongst the trees with a great view. Great suggestions re things to do by Sarah too 😊

    Yasmin2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Hut


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Okiato, Northland, New Zealand

    Toiletries are not provided. When you arrive at the property make an immediate left turn on to the gravel section on the drive and park to the left of the red Corvette. The apt is under the green and white awning in the pink house.
    The Plum Tree Apt is in a quiet setting with bush and some water views - mainly would consider more a bush setting. Located in the Bay of Islands, Russell is an historic town and popular holiday destination for both New Zealander's and people abroad. Located just a 15 minute walk to Russell village and beautiful beaches, we are the perfect location for you to sit back and relax while you take in the fresh air. The apartment is fully self-contained, has a loft bed and there is everything thing you need here to make your stay comfortable. If you are arriving by car, parking is also available. There are many things to do on and around the water, so you are guaranteed not to get bored. Enjoy gorgeous scenery and friendly atmosphere. Wander through Russell and enjoy everything this quaint little village has to offer. The best way to get to Russell is to either arrive by car or passenger ferry. Once you get here, you won't want to leave! Amenities(URL HIDDEN) Heatin(URL HIDDEN) Kitche(URL HIDDEN) Parking Include(URL HIDDEN) Washer(URL HIDDEN) Drye(URL HIDDEN) Wif(URL HIDDEN) Flat screen DVD player
  • Great little spot up on the hill from Russell, and a less than 5 min drive into the main town. Brand new bathroom, nice and comfy bed, well equipped little kitchen - what more do you really need?

    Nate2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful place, close to town. Robin was very helpful and so kind to deliver us some breakfast in the morning. Thank you!

    Anya2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Good place to stay. Bed is comfortable and I found it quite easy to get in and out of, in spite of the height. There was quite a strong smell of mildew from whatever was stored under the bed. But as long as the windows were open at night it was ok. The living area was a decent size and there was a spacious and nicely decorated shower. The terrace was lovely in the evening. It can get very hot in the afternoon, keep the blinds fully down to stop the rooms overheating. The hosts are friendly and helpful. Russell is a lovely place to stay and there is a frequent foot passenger ferry to Paihia. It is uphill on the road back but not too steep to walk easily.

    Christine2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely appartment! Really nice view, quite place! We can only recommend it!

    Merle2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • The place was perfect! Robin and Rick gave lots of suggestions of what to do in Russel! We also thoroughly enjoyed their sailing excursion and their genuine hospitality! It was truly such a unique and wonderful stay!

    Erika2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Place was perfect for us -- nicely decorated and equipped, great deck for catching the breeze and sunsets, easy walk to town. Robin answered some key questions on arrival, and after that we were happily on our own. We found Russell itself very appealing -- unassuming, low-key, quiet and charming. Good food! Took the ferry from Russell to Paihia and Waitangi treaty grounds - great trip, especially since we got there on Waitangi Day!

    Jeff2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Had such a wonderful time staying here! It was a beautiful and quiet place to stay for the weekend! It is also the perfect location!

    Natalie2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Rick and Robin are lovely. The space is basic, but for the price it is good - and it’s quiet in a great location. I found it to be a very nice place to relax. Russell has everything you need and the local coastline and beaches are stunning. I had a great day out with Robin and Rick on their boat too. I’m sorry I couldn’t stay longer.

    Antony2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Located in Paroa Bay, a relaxing, peaceful and idyllic retreat close to historic Russell. Architecturally designed and built in 2013; luxurious, and modern, with wifi, skyTV, ipod docking station. Views over Paroa Bay vineyard to the Pacific Ocean, and within walking distance of the vineyard restaurant.
    Our three chalets are located on 10 acres and our nearest neighbours (we don't have very many) are approximately 800 metres away. Our chalets are light filled and optimise the stunning scenery of the area. Our decks are unique in that they are mostly covered and surrounded on three sides by glass. They offer protection from any adverse weather yet create the feeling of being outside.
    Close to Paroa Bay Vineyard, historic Russell, beaches and oyster farms
  • Fantastic views and super relaxing space. All of the essentials you need, and great proximity to Sage restaurant and Peroa Vineyard. Claire and Richard were excellent hostsl, we would highly recommend them.

    Christopher2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Top spot - went for a wine tasting down the road - great location excellent host.

    Mal2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful and Clean place. Great host

    Scott2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • This place is fantastic and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a peaceful retreat with magnificent views. The chalet had everything we could have wanted or needed for a short stay and the location was perfect for day trips around the local area.

    Zoe2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • This is a wonderful Airbnb, and my husband and I truly enjoyed our stay. The secluded setting with views of the nearby winery are great, and it’s convenient to Russell (charming town with restaurants and shops), beautiful beaches, and other fun spots within a 15-20 minute drive. The car ferry to get there is easy and cute. Would definitely return again!

    Jory2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Incredible location in one of the most magic spots in NZ, we loved staying at the purpose built chalets and exploring the surrounding area. The chalet was well equipped, clean and stylish. Claire and Richard were quick to communicate at all times. We’ll be back for sure. Great wine tasting opportunity next door at Paroa Bay Winery restaurant, Sage.

    Rebecca2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • The location was beautiful The house really clean with all comfort The owner was really kind to fix a problem in a very short time We had a great time and we strongly suggest this house Ro every one

    Claudia2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely chalet in a great location, especially for you visit to Sage a short walk away. Hope to visit again.

    Simon2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    The Gables Waterfront Apartment is housed in a lovingly restored historic building on the Russell foreshore with 'Reach out and touch the water' views of the bay. The apartment has its own private courtyard entrance. The living, dining and kitchen areas open through french doors onto the balcony terrace, the perfect place for morning coffee or an aperitif before dinner. Swim right outside on the waterfront beach or take your pick of any of the peninsula's other stunning beaches.
    The luxuriously appointed apartment is 2 storied, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Fully furnished with modern appliances, the well equipped kitchen would please any keen chef eager to experiment with the wonderful local seafood and produce. The large loft bedroom enjoys beautiful views from the kingsize bed, the second bedroom features an original brick chimney feature with 2 single beds which can be zipped together to make a super-king bed. Character and charm abound in this stunningly spot.
    The Apartment is located right in the heart of Beautiful Russell township and placed above one of the areas premier restaurants - The Gables and is an absolute must do dining experience (adequate underfloor insulation and soundproofing is in place to minimise any disturbance during busy periods). Almost everything you could possible require is within walking distance including shops, other restaurants and cafes and various activities on or off the water. Glorious sunsets, yachting, fishing and boat activity, plunging gannets and the occasional dolphin are just a few reasons to enjoy the historic township of Russell.
  • Thanks Kelly, we had a wonderful stay . Loved Russell and the surrounding areas. A hike around Urupukapuka a must as is dinner in winery restaurant Sage at Paroa Bay winery.

    Bill2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • The Gables is a real Gem, location gives a real ambience

    David2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • My Wife & I & two Sons just spent 7 nights at The Gables. Great host, really nice apartment, friendly vibe, very handy position. We will visit again. Thank You 🙏🏻

    Fauziah2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • The Gables Apartment is gorgeous and very tastefully decorated with every mod con you might need during your stay. We mainly ate out as there are plenty of great restaurant choices in Russell and at nearby vineyards. However there are 2 supermarkets and the kitchen is well stocked for self catering. Someone mentioned noise from the restaurant below but most guests are gone by 10pm and we never heard anything. I can’t fault our stay and highly recommend it!

    Dania2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect Stay in Russell for four nights. Lovely apartment - perfect location. Bags of room in this spacious home and central to everything you may want to do. The shortest of strolls to the wharf to transfer to Paihia & just five minutes drive to the car ferry so you can explore Paihia, Kerrikerri & beyond. Kelly was a star and this was the easiest check in we have ever had. The restaurants treated as locals once they knew where we were staying offering to deliver food etc to our apartment. Our only complaint was that we couldn't stay longer in this lovely home. If everywhere we stayed went as well as this we would be happy campers indeed. Thanks again Kelly. Stu & Sara.

    Stu2019-11-02T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous apartment in a fabulous location. Very comfortable bed and lovely linen.

    Tracy2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment makes the most of its location on the Russell Waterfront, with its deck allowing guests to be part of this historic promenade. The french doors opening onto the deck bring the outside in, and allow guests to enjoy the spacious living- dining room in privacy. It's a delightful, well appointed and very comfortable apartment.

    Barbara2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, and amazing apartment. Kelly is amazing host.

    Varsha2019-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Take a short 2min stroll along the waterfront to the centre of Russell to the many cafes, restaurants, boutique shops. This cosy little Nest is one bedroom with laundry & a sofa bed. The location & views are fantastic, uninterrupted across to Paihia & Waitangi, relax on the patio & watch the sunsets. Flat garden at rear of property. Shared kayaks (2 double & 2 Singles) & Paddleboard
    The Nest can sleep up to 3 people. We have 1 Queen size bed and a sofa bed. We also provide a portacot if needed. ✔Short 2 min walk to the centre of Russell ✔Relax & unwind watching the sunsets across the bay ✔Shared Kayaks & a paddleboard ✔Open plan lounge dining area with french doors that opens onto the patio ✔Heat pump/AC unit ✔Self contained cottage ✔Wifi & Sky Tv & BBQ ✔Boat ramp few metres away
  • Great spot, perfect for a wedding in town. We loved the use of the kayaks and paddle board too!

    Hadleigh2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • The Nest was amazing and exactly what we wanted! Location could not have been better, and having the kayaks was a great plus. It was wonderful waking up in the mornings to the ocean view. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need for food prep. And it is close to everything. What a lovely little town. We would definitely stay here again.

    Gracia2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and tipped all the boxes

    Derry2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • The Nest is in an unbelievable location and is a cosey spot to enjoy Russell

    Oliver2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Great location. Had everything you need. Would highly recommend

    Geoff & Mary2019-11-06T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic location across road from water, cute little cottage. Good local walks and food from the Duke and Crusty Crab. Will be back for another trip :)

    Peter2019-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • Location is awesome - wouldn't be many places that would trump this; amazing water views and close to the centre of Russell. Communication with the hosts was great. If you're looking for somewhere to stay in Russell, would recommend The Nest any day.

    Daan2019-07-14T00:00:00Z
  • You absolutely can not beat this location! Steps away from the water and a 1 minute walk from a delicious meal at the Duke of Marborough, and a 3 minute walk to ferry taking you on tours to Cape Brett. David was a fantastic host, before we had arrived, he had discovered an issue with the Wi-Fi and moved us to the larger adjoining property and gave extremely detailed instructions during the transition. We would highly recommend staying with David on your trip to Russell!

    Charles2019-05-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    The Sails Just up the hill from the historical town of Russell you will find The Sails. You’ll love our place because of the view over Russell, the comfy beds, the cosiness of the apartments and it's proximity to all Bay of Island activities. Walk to the village, boat-ramp, local beaches and iconic landmarks such as the Flagstaff Hill and Duke of Marlborough Hotel. European languages spoken.
    Stunning views of Russell and Bay
  • Joan's place was perfect for our stay in Russell. It had everything we needed, the location is very convenient to the beach and downtown Russell, and the view from the patio is beautiful. Communication with Joan was excellent and he met us when we arrived, answering all of our questions and telling us about the area. We would highly recommend Joan's place!

    Linda2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Terrific stay. Our host met us in person and showed us around to make sure we had everything we needed. The place is very stylish and had more than enough space for us. The little kitchen space was better than I expected. Terrific view and wonderful location. Highly recommend.

    Lucas2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • An amazing spot with wonderful views of the Bay of Islands and only 5 minutes walk to Russell Wharf. Can’t wait to return!

    Richard2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Joan’s place is stunning. Great views overlooking Russell and the islands further out. The space is really modern and well equipped. It was a great base for a few days of hiking, scuba diving and exploring the beautiful landscape of the bay of islands. Wish I could have stayed longer.

    Katie2019-04-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great view. Very clean and comfortable. Close to town and the sites we wanted to see.

    Richard2019-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    This near-new, spacious holiday home is set on a large, private site only 3km from Russell Village. It’s close to shops, restaurants, cafes and beaches but feels a long way from the holiday crowds. “Kiwi Heights” is the perfect getaway for couples or families with children over 5 years old. Enjoy all that Russell and the Bay of Islands has to offer or simply relax and enjoy the view!
    Experience stunning views from every room! The sunny, open-plan living area flows onto wraparound decks and a well-equipped kitchen gives you the freedom to dine as you choose. The window seat is the perfect place to relax with a book, listen to music or just take in the view. There’s even a handy office alcove where you can plug in your laptop and connect to wifi. Kiwi Heights sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms - both with water views. One room has a king-size bed and the other can be made up with a king-size bed or 2 single beds. The second bedroom is available to groups of two people only by prior arrangement. For winter, there’s a wood-burning fire in the lounge. Make use of the attached double carport for undercover parking. This is a “Kiwi Zone” so you’ll be able to hear kiwi calling at night. We're involved in kiwi conservation projects on our property and around Russell Peninsula to protect our national bird and other wildife. We also aim to be environmentally sustainable so have water-efficient, low-energy appliances. Facilities for composting and recycling are provided.
    “Kiwi Heights” is located at the heart of the Bay of Islands only 3 km from the pretty, historic village of Russell. Russell has an excellent selection of restaurants and cafes, beautiful beaches and historic attractions. You can take boat trips out to the islands or enjoy a short ferry trip to Paihia and Waitangi. If you enjoy cycling, the Opua rail trail and the mountain bike park at Waitangi are nearby. There’s also a selection of walks, including the Bay of Islands Walkway.
  • Lisette's place was absolutely spectacular. Sparkling clean, stylishly decorated, close to town, and most importantly, the view was gorgeous. We planned on going into Russel the first day, but didn't want to leave the house. Lisette was easy to deal with and lovely to meet. Highly recommended!

    Darren2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • This place is amazing. When you walk through the front door and see the view it’s just wow. Accommodation has everything you need and is super spacious and clean. Lisette is a great host and always available when needed. You have to see this place to appreciate it and if we are back in Russell this is where we will stay.

    Jethran2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • What an amazing place to stay, Russell is charming with many eateries and lovely beaches. Kiwi Heights was a delight, such amazing views of the bay, watching the sun go down on the deck was a highlight, as was looking at the night sky. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable, thanks Lisette for your hospitality.

    Sarah2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • a

    Thomas2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great few days in Russell staying at Kiwi Heights. The house was very clean spacious and comfortable. Close to both Russell and the car ferry and the views from the wrap around deck were beautiful. We highly recommend Lisette’s place if you’re looking for a great spot to relax and unwind.

    Neal2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Lisette’s place is a very nice place to stay in Russell. The house is sparkly clean, modern and has a stunning view. the highlight is the window bench, the perfect place to relax during your stay I totally recommend

    Mathilde2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Great accomodation and very helpful host. Great bird life all around

    Hergen2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Unbelievable view in a sparkling clean house.

    Ashleigh2019-11-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    You’ll love our place it's peaceful and private. You'll find it's been recently refurbished and is a very tidy self contained guest house with rural views from your back deck, sea views from the main house. We are in a quiet and safe area, a great base to explore the Bay of Islands. Swimming beach within walking distance. Perfect for couples and solo adventurers. Everything supplied, complete kitchen, bbq, linen, etc just bring yourself and your personal affects.
    If you are looking for a little bit of peace and quiet, don't like to be hemmed in by other accommodation units or just need to get out of the 'rat race' and chill out then our one and only very comfortable and spacious guest unit is just waiting for you ! We are 15 km from Russell and we know you will just love it !
    We are situated 15km from Russell township which means we are in a rural area. It is safe, quiet and peaceful ... you wake up to the sounds of our beautiful native birds singing and if you wish to go into town then Russell is only a 15 minute drive away. It is advisable to have your own transport. Russell township is very historical and therefore has many features to see and explore. Take a cruise out to the beautiful islands, go for bush walks, swim in our gorgeous safe beaches or just chill out with a good book ... which we have many of for you to choose from.
  • Nice accomodation with very quiet surroundings. Getting there was slightly more complicated than expected, but Sandra provided great instructions.

    Jil2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Sandra has a beautiful house, with amazing views of the ocean by day and stars by night. Highly recommend a stay here to get away from the madness and enjoy being in the lap of nature, with all the creature comforts you need. A bonus is the gorgeous views of the milky way on a clear night!

    Nikhil2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great place and not far from Russell. We loved staying here for a couple of days. Sandy and Ross made us feel really welcome and we enjoyed relaxing on the back deck. Thanks.

    Simon2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely apartment. Ideal location for walks & to Russell.

    David2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • This appartement , very well equipped, is located in a quiet and peaceful area , 10 minutes drive from Russel. Sandra is very kind . We had a nice stay there.

    Monique2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Sandra’s house is very clean and well equipped. Also it locates in perfect area that get you away from the crowd but still being convenient to shops in Russell. We had a lot fun down the private beach nearby and we’ll definitely choose here again for our next visit

    秋仪2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Sandy is lovely and so is her place. We had a wonderful time at the Bay of Islands. Thanks a lot!

    Natalia2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • A beautifully peaceful location and great accommodation for a couple of days relaxation, surrounded by good swimming beaches. Sandra was a great host and the accommodation really comfortable.

    Bryony2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    2 Bedroom self-contained converted artist studio set in flat park-like grounds with olive grove, beach & stream (tidal) & boat ramp. Ideal for peaceful relaxation, fishing from nearby rocks, your boat or our kayaks, and as a base for sightseeing in the Bay of Islands, Russell, Paihia, Kerikeri and the Far North. Nearby swim at Jacks Bay (walking distance), walk through a Kauri forest, swim or surf at east coast Elliot Bay. 17km to Russell and the famous Duke of Marlborough Hotel.
    Clendon Lodge Studio is one of two bookable buildings at Clendon Lodge. The other is Clendon Lodge Homestead, (sleeps up to 10), one of the oldest houses in NZ with the main part built around 1840. We normally limit the total number of guests on the property at any one time to 10 to ensure appropriate privacy.
    The Bay of Islands is famed for its history, water activities including fishing, trips to the Hole in the Rock and some of the numerous islands, and golf at Waitangi. In particular we recommend Pompellier House, Russell mini coach tours, local oysters, Christ Church and the Russell Museum. A passenger ferry runs between Russell and Paihia. A car ferry runs continuously 7am to 10pm between Opua and Okiato. Hire bikes including electric are available in Russell and Paihia. There is a great new bike trail at Waitangi and many walking trails.
  • Beautiful house and nature around it. You can see that hosts put all they're heart in this place. Our stay was perfect, unforgettable! Kayaks were like cherry on top. Not only the place was one of the nicest we have visit, but aswell the owners. Positive and sweet people!

    Sandra2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful, secluded place. Incredible host for our first time near Russell. Highly recommended.

    Joe2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful time at Sue's home. She was so accomodating. Our family was staying in the house next door also enjoyed Sue's hospitality. Would highly recommend staying here!

    Zénobie2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • My husband and I had an awesome overnighter here when in Russell for a wedding. Just wish we could have stayed longer! The bed is super comfy and we enjoyed the outdoor setting too.

    Gracie2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful spot on the edge of an estuary with some real local history. Lovely hosts. Very clean and welcoming accommodation.

    Margie & James2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had a really great time, thanks Sue and James! The modern clean and good equipped house is situated in an idyllic place surrounded by nature. We did a small kayaking tour on the river starting directly in the garden, it was amazing!

    Natascha2019-12-17T00:00:00Z
  • Hosts are efficient, are great communicators and simply fabulous people. Accommodation is simply fabulous and in a great location.

    Judy2019-12-06T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice place, great hospitality!

    Didier2019-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    This lovely spacious apartment is only 3 kms drive from Paihia and a 15 minute walk to the Haruru Falls. It includes a living area, and separate bedroom which can sleep 3 people. It also has a separate bathroom and kitchen. 5 minutes away in Paihia are a variety of cruises, tours, golf course, kayaking etc so come and enjoy our outdoor playground. There is a lovely little courtyard outside the lounge door for you to relax with a wine The Bay of Islands is a beautiful area so come and enjoy
    Relaxing atmosphere and gardens to enjoy if you wish. Enjoy the courtyard and have a bbq and wine on a lovely summers night. As well as being close to many tourist attractions there is now a new footpath that links Paihia with Haruru Falls so you can take the walk to Paihia or walk through the bush. There are many lovely walking tracks in Paihia and Opua also if you enjoy walking.
    We are a small suburb 3 km out of Paihia, with a dairy and a takeaway shop for your convenience. You will hear the waterfalls in the background and especially at night when all is still. We also have quite a bit of bird life around our area. You may see wood pigeons, tui, fantails, ducks, herons....... the river to the waterfall is close. If you walk the bush track from Haruru Falls to Waitangi you will see many birds along the river. Ask us about these things and we are more than willing to help.
  • A lovely little spot just outside of Paihia. Everything you could ever need in a beautiful little spot. Dianne was very helpful and excellent host and would 100% recommend her place if you are planning a trip to the Bay of Islands!

    Kellie2019-12-10T00:00:00Z
  • It was a pleasure meeting such a lovely lady and staying at our own little apartment, Dianne was so helpful and made us feel like we friends. We enjoyed a drink and fish and chips with her on her deck and recommend her place to all. Thanks for making our stay so special x

    Pamela2019-11-28T00:00:00Z
  • Dianne has a lovely air bnb. I couldn't recommend her more! Thank you so much Dianne for your hospitality. :)

    Kiá2019-11-21T00:00:00Z
  • Clean place. Dianne is a very lovely and friendly host!

    George2019-11-14T00:00:00Z
  • Dianne's place is great, good spacious layout with great facilities. Also an awesome location, not far from the town and Countdown store if you happen to be self catering as we were. The only minor drawback is that Dianne doesn't have a WiFi which was a shame as we had to hammer our travel SIM for two days. If Internet is not an issue I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

    Roger2019-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • Dianne was really hospitable and welcoming! Would definitely recommend her place for a quiet retreat yet so near the city center and other attractions!

    Mitz2019-11-05T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely spot about 3km past Paihia. Nice and quiet road. Very friendly helpful host. Try it out and enjoy a great Bay of Island stay.

    Iain2019-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful part of the world. Dianne’s place is a great place from which to explore the local treasures. Comfy and clean. Dianne was very flexible with our check in which was great.

    Phoebe2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Haruru, Northland, New Zealand

    Kia Ora! Welcome to Koru Cottage. Fresh and newly renovated 1 bedroom cottage. Comfortably suited for four but could accommodate six, with two double sofa sleeps in the lounge and a Queen sized bed in the bedroom. Koru Cottage is situated in a small community of similar cottages offering you security and relaxation with your own off-street parking. A mere 200m to a quiet beach and beautiful bush walks. Less than 1 km away are the many activities, cafes and restaurants of central Paihia.
    Koru Cottage offers you the “Best of Both Worlds”. Stay at home in tranquil Koru Cottage or try all that is on offer in Paihia: Kayaking, Paragliding, Swimming with the Dolphins, Sightseeing, Fishing, and so much more. Book now to avoid disappointment. Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only, please shut any doors and windows to avoid smoke entering the cottage. Smoke alarm, fire extinguisher, and first aid kit provided for your safety. Children to be supervised at all times. Free Unlimited WIFI in the cottage. HRV heat exchange system installed for a healthy home. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots and pans, microwave-safe containers and cooking utensils. Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);
    Situated in a quiet little complex of similar cottages, with friendly neighbors and a quick walk down the end of the road to a pretty beach.
  • We had a great stay at this lovely little Bach. It is right next to the beach on a quiet road and also very close to everything Paihia and the Bay of Islands has to offer. Communication from Marilyn was great and she answered all of our questions. The place was also spotless and had everything we needed for our 3 night stay. Would stay again.

    Martin2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • This is superb place. With separate bathroom, bedroom and spacious kitchen is a perfect place to stay when visiting bay of islands. It is located 5 min drive or 25 min walk from Paihia.

    Adam2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cottage in a quiet cul de sac walking distance from the centre of Paihia. Everything was perfectly clean. Nice living/kitchen area with a terrace out back with seating to enjoy the weather. Bonus to be able to use laundry facilities. Thanks for a lovely stay!

    Laura2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • great place great location

    Juanetta2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Separate chalet, spacious, fully equipped kitchen. The host is very good and agreed to check in early, so it is convenient to drop your luggage in advance and join the dolphin finding dolphin tour at 1:30 pm

    松涛2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • I had a great stay at Koru Cottage! Quiet location with nice neighbors, a small beach opposite and Paihia within walking distance! The cottage was in perfect order, spotlessly clean, the bed wonderfully comfortable and everything was superbly equipped! I can highly recommend it

    Yvonne2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Such a cute wee cottage. Loved the high tide swim at the end of the road. A perfect little place in paradise.

    Fiona2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Really nice place to stay

    Jakayla2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    1

    Paihia, Northland, New Zealand

    Secluded, tranquil and comfortable; set 30m back from the beach with beautiful views of the bay looking over to Opua. Whilst this property retains its character as a quintessential Kiwi Bach, it is immaculately presented, having been tastefully redecorated inside. It is uniquely nestled into 3/4 acre of land & is the only residence in the bay. Described by many as the ideal Writers’ retreat, Tyson’s Bach exudes character, peace & inspiration. The perfect space to relax, contemplate and dream.
    Features: - Fully furnished - This is home to many native birds (i.e. Weka, Kiwi, Tui, Fantail, Kingfisher, plus families of Californian Quail make regular visits) - Quiet, secluded location with native trees & manuka bush onsite - 300 meters to the car ferry – so ‘walk’ across to Opua to get your paper, bread, or fisn 'n chips! - Idyllically situated and handy to both Opua & Russell plus numerous other bays - Ample boat & trailer parking on the property - Boat ramp beside car ferry. Alternatively in Russell, Tapeka Point, or one of the many bays out towards Rawhiti (plus Opua, Paihia, Waitangi, etc). - Gas BBQ available on deck - Two kayaks available for use - Pet friendly (Note, property is not fenced so please be mindful of the many native birds in the area) - Settle in, relax and enjoy…
    Fun facts: 1. Did you know that Okiato (not Russell) was in fact the first Capitol of New Zealand? Check the plinth out 200m up the road. 2. The infamous NZ drug dealer (“Mr Asia”) Terry Clark owned a house, affectionately nick-named by the locals as “Cannabis Castle”. It sits proudly on the Okiato Point just up the road – best viewed from the water or the rocks below. 3. Okiato is a historical area known for its boat building and car ferry landing – there is still an old boat shed on the beach below the Bach and another in the adjacent bay to the south which has was to be restored as a holiday home. 4. The Opua Wharf was a busy, bustling hive of commercial activity, vital to the economic well-being of the area, fed by rail that came in through kawakawa and beyond. Cruise ships regularly docked there until 20 odd years ago. 5. The original owners of the property were the Deemings. In fact, they were also the original owners of the car ferry. In those days it was a barge that was towed and tugged by a small launch. 6. Final fun fact - This is where you will have one of the best holidays of your life!!!
  • This is a gorgeous little place right on the water. Super convenient location next to the car ferry so you can walk down and onto the ferry. The place itself is very cute, clean and recently styled. The view from the lovely widow seat is stunning. We had a great couple of nights here, close to Waitangi treaty grounds and a 10min drive from Russell for a few beers and fish and chips.

    Mhairi2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • This is a terrific little bach right near the car ferry at Oviato. It has a fantastic view over the water to Opua and sits on its own little beach. It is easy to get there by the car ferry and only ten minutes drive from Russell, where there are several good restaurants.

    Ben2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • We loved John’s Place. It is a fantastic location and a well equipped Bach. The canoes were a real bonus and we enjoyed our paddles in the bay. Relaxing in the evening on the deck, watching the boats go by was also great. Thoroughly recommended!

    Sue2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • This place is the tops. A perfect location on the waterfront overlooking the bay. This charming bach is comfortable, well appointed and well located. I cannot rate this wonderful spot too highly!

    Merran2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful views, everything handy.

    Richard2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great location for exploring the area, and a real kiwi feel! Loved our stay and hope to be back!

    Eden2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Really cute Bach nicely designed with all you need. surrounded by native birds the weka are friendly. Great views and very handy to ferry which is a couple of dollars for foot traffic. .

    Christine2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • What a view looking straight over at opua you get to hear the waves lapping on the beach and see the activities at the wharf lovely spot with all that you need. Nice comfy beds excellent bathroom and kitchen. A great kiwi experience and only 10 mins to Russel and long Beach for a stunner swim.

    Nerida2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Okiato, Northland, New Zealand

    Two King singles or a Super King bed, self contained Studio apartment with new breakfast kitchenette, en-suite bathroom, full access to Pacific Ocean beach.
  • Excellent stay, beautiful views. Neighbours close with shared space outside but this was sociable and pleasant.

    Peter2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Definitely stay here!! Such a beautiful place, felt like paradise!

    Felicia2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Such a great place to stay and enjoy the Bay of Islands. The accomodation is immaculate, but what really can’t be beaten is the private access to a secluded beach, and if that isn’t enough, you can borrow a kayak and find an even more secluded spot! Dave was an awesome host who made us feel welcome, with some great tips on how to make the most of our short stay. Thanks Dave

    Tommy2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Stunning views and walk to a nearly private beach. A quiet neighbourhood that is a quick drive to town. The room has all you need. The town of Russell is a gem - fabulous food, shops, a beautiful sea walkway.

    Barbara2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • This stay was well worth the cost - a fantastic host, location and set-up which all made for a fantastic end to our holiday.

    Jacob2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely stay in a stunning location by the sea with amazing hot tub! A car is necessary to go to restaurants in Russell but the drive is very short so not an issue.

    Clementine2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Dave was a wonderfully welcoming and thoughtful host. Room was well equipped,comfortable and in the most stunning location with kayaks! We will be returning!

    Scott2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • If you are scrolling through Airbnb looking for possible places to stay in the Bay of Islands stop right here! We had the most amazing couple of nights at Dave and Anita’s place the only tough thing was leaving! The studio is beautiful with more than you’ll ever need and the view from the garden is breathtaking. The hot tub is the perfect place for your breakfast cuppa watching out for dolphins in the bay. We spotted some on our first morning and shot down to the beach and into the (complimentary!) kayak to join the whole pod for half an hour of pure joy. Just us and around 15 dolphins with their young dipping and diving under and around us it was the most magical experience and has totally made our honeymoon and we were only on day 3! Even if you don’t see the dolphins it will still be one of the highlights of your trip staying here-the hospitality and friendliness of the hosts is second to none and the studio spotless and really well equipped.

    Lisa2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Watch the harbour activities and ever changing vista from the deck of our clean and comfortable home. We are situated just above the car ferry on the Russell side of the Opua harbour. Shared accommodation in a kiwi family home. The ferry cost is $13 per car & runs a continual service. Or you can walk on for just $1 per person. Please note this is not an apartment but a family home that we share with travelers! There are times when I am not home, but guests are still welcome to stay.
    Our home is humble. Our view is magnificent!
    Okiato Point, Russell was the very 1st Capital of NZ & is an ideal base to check out the historical sites around the Bay of Islands area. Go sailing, kayaking, fishing, hiking and swimming. You can cross the harbour by ferry & dine at the local cafes of Opua. The area offers diving, parasailing, swim with the dolphins and much much more.
  • A lovely relaxed and peaceful home to stay over. We loved having the ferry close by. The view is truly amazing. Andrea is a welcoming and friendly host and easy to communicate with.

    Pamela2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent getaway, and as stated right at the ferry stop when you cross in the ferry. Views are spectacular, with everything you need at your fingertips. 8kms from Russell, but the drive was beautiful. Used it as it base for chartered fishing. Able to bring our kingfish back to share, cook and eat.

    Kerryn2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Andrea is a very experienced and exceptional host. She made us feel perfectly at home, immediately adding some thoughtful touches for my wife who was nursing a broken foot. The location and view were breathtaking and the facilities outstanding. We can't wait to return.

    Stephen2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Great value for money. Lovely host and a very relaxing stay, the lounge is the perfect place to read a book and look over the harbour.

    Ronan And Angie2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Directly above the pier, the view is great! The island is short of water, so the pipes are all stored rainwater. The room is small, but the price can't be too high, drink coffee on the balcony and look at the sea!

    Chenhe2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Loved this home away from home! Really is a gorgeous place to stay and Russell is so close by! Andrea was very helpful and so kind!

    Lynn2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Andrea was very personable and accommodating. Her cheerful and relaxed demeanour makes you feel like you want to stay there longer! Beautiful scenery.

    Franca2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • .

    Isabelle2019-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Tiromoana is perfect for a couple, group of friends or a family. The house comprises of 3 Bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms and is all on the one level. Enjoy gorgeous views over Oneroa bay and out towards the islands from the deck and straight out from the open plan living, kitchen and dining area. Conveniently located just a 10 minute walk to Longbeach or a 15 minute walk to Russell township where you will find shops, restaurants, cafes and tourist attractions.
  • Tirimoana is an ideal space for families, and is super peaceful. Very well equipped and nice thoughtful touches throughout the house which really contribute to overall comfort. A lovely house with a phenomenal view. We LOVED it.

    Catherine2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage’s name is translated to English Seaview. Undoubtedly its greatest asset - a breathtaking view overlooking Long Beach and deep into the bay. Sunny from sunrise to set, the deck is a place to spend a day. The house is well equipped as well for a longer stay for a family and a good place to explore marvellous Russel and the Bay of Islands Area. Close to town centre, all amenities are within a five minute drive. The ping pong table provided lots of fun and evening entertainment. If in Russel we’d go back there anytime

    Raffaela And Antoine (Aka Tony)2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Epic views in a lovely house. The views from Russell Heights of the islands and beach are breathtaking. Guests should be advised of two things in advance to make their stays more pleasurable: 1. You’ll need to be very conservative in your use of water. The house uses rain water from a tank so if 40 minute showers are a requirement you might want to find another spot, not Russell. 2. You’ll be expected to take your garbage and recycling to the tip on your way out. A modest inconvenience.

    John2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Relaxing. Outstanding view, comfortable space. Very nice.

    Jackie2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great place. So relaxing, plus amazing views. Highly recommended.

    Steve2019-12-13T00:00:00Z
  • What a fantastic place!! Kelly was brilliant in helping us get to her place and could not have been more helpful! Views were astonishingly beautiful, rooms great, and the table tennis table an absolute bonus. 2 minute drive into town. Would absolutely love to come back again.

    Louisa2019-11-26T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous beach stay. We loved this place and amazing view.

    Jane2019-09-12T00:00:00Z
  • An amazing place. The house is lovely and the view is to die for. We had a lovely 3 days here and wish we could stay longer. Russell is a very nice settlement. Well worth the trip from Auckland.

    Sarah2019-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Nana Glads is a small one bedroom cabin ideal for couples located on the front section with parking just inside the property. The cabin is fully self contained but does not have cooking facilities, only a BBQ. We are located 2 blocks back from the Russell waterfront and a 5 minute walk over to Long Beach (Oneroa Beach). The facilities are clean and comfortable. There is no laundry facilities located on-site. Sorry, we don't have any views from this location.
    Our neighbourhood is one of the few in Russell that have long-term residents living in the majority of houses in Beresford Street. Across from Nana Glads are Russell Cottages which is mostly very quiet.
  • It's a bit worn, but clean and comfy, and has just what we needed for several days - plenty of space, full cooking capabilities (including a hot plate and microwave, no oven), a terrific location just a short walk to town, easy parking and a lovely host. The deck and grill gave us lots of room to enjoy the outdoors. A very good option for a stay in quaint Russell!

    Beth2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Just what we needed, very close to town too

    Callum2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Clean, simple, great location and friendly people. Thanks!

    Jack2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location close to shops, restaurants and waterfront. Just over the hill is Long Beach which is lovely. The accommodation is nice & spacious with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Great value & highly recommended

    Louise2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Located along the waterfront which is a 2 min walk to the town centre, you can watch the sunsets/sunrises on the deck or watch the world go. Take a few steps onto waterfront beach. It is perfect for families & friends to enjoy at any time of the year. -2 Queens, 2 Single's & Cot (Sleep's 6 plus baby) -2 Bathrooms -Self contained holiday home -Bedroom views of the Russell bay -Shared kayaks (2 double & 2 Singles) & Paddleboard -AC unit/Heat pump -Wifi & Sky Tv & BBQ
    The Boathouse is located along the end of the waterfront and which there is a boat ramp only few metres away so you can easily take your boat out for a day of fishing. You can sit & watch the sunsets/sunrises on the deck and watch the world go by or take a few steps onto the waterfront beach.
    located right along the russell waterfront with only a few steps onto the beach. 2mins walk to the local shops & restaurants & cafes
  • Location, location, location!

    Roberta2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful place the Boathouse is, it is so comfortable, with the most amazing views across the bay to Waitangi and the jetty of Russell, with all the layer of the hills beyond. The accommodation is spacious and so comfortable and very well equipped, we bbq every night, we just wanted to sit and enjoy the view. Everything was there for us and all very clean and tidy. Russell is beautiful with a lovely museum of its history and more, with great walks and trips across the bay. Loved the Red Snapper fishing and our hike to the Flagstaff Hill. A wonderful island and highly recommended.

    Gill2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • If you want to stay somewhere special, then this is the place. The location is superb for swimming, relaxing on the deck, people watching, looking out to sea at ferries coming and going along with the odd cruise liner anchored in the bay. The beach house is very comfortable, furnished in Kiwi bach style that enables you to relax and enjoy your holiday without fussing. Very clean, comfortable beds and within walking distance to the lovely little town of Russell. No need to drive anywhere, and with that view, why would you want to go out. Highly recommend.

    Christine2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • An awesome accommodation in an absolutely fabulous location. We definitely enjoyed our stay in the boathouse. If we got the chance, we would come back anytime. Thanks for hosting us.

    Philipp2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location and great place to stay. We had a fantastic time at the Boathouse!

    Gareth2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Can’t get a better location in Russell, absolute beachfront! We sat on the sunny deck with champagne, went swimming right outside the house. A quintessential kiwi bach, real value for money.

    Rachel2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely accommodation in an absolutely fabulous location. We loved it. Àll the amenities were good., no complaints at all. The location and view are even better than you can imagine from the photos, you are directly across the road from the beach with every room overlooking the water.

    Barbara2019-11-09T00:00:00Z
  • Wow what a find amazing location would definitely come back

    Nancy2019-10-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    Russell, Northland, New Zealand

    Explore nearby

    Explore nearby

    Auckland

    183 km away

    Whangarei

    47 km away

    Whangarei

    52 km away

    Kawakawa

    13 km away

    Te Tii

    20 km away

    Tamaterau

    58 km away

    Kaeo

    39 km away

    Kerikeri

    19 km away

    Maungaturoto

    93 km away

    Taheke

    49 km away

    Pouto

    113 km away

    Coopers Beach

    67 km away
    7ea7a12ce79accdd78b31edb5d391f01