Formerly known as Kororareka, meaning the place of the sweet penguins, Russell is an ancient town which is perfectly situated in the Bay of Islands. This historical town was the first place that the Europeans made their home and built a seaport in, in New Zealand. The beautiful beaches, art galleries, and a seaside packed with catchy cafés among other attractions, are what make Russell a major destination for people visiting New Zealand. It is a tranquil and a charming township set at the heart of the Bay of Islands. Planning to go for a holiday or a honeymoon to New Zealand? Scroll below for a list of the best Bookabach holiday homes in Russell.
This is an elegant and spacious three-bedroom home which is located roughly about two minutes from the beautiful colonial village. It has a living room which is super spacious, well arranged with comfy sofas, a table, and a flat-screen TV. It has top-bottom glass windows that provide stunning views of the bay allowing natural light and air to circulate the room. A well-stocked kitchen is also available for guests to cook their meals. The three bedrooms are nicely furnished with large comfortable beds and have large windows making the rooms bright. The apartment also comes with two bathrooms, free internet, and a parking space.
Bay Retreat - Absolute Beachfront Holiday Home
Top guest reviewsA clean comfortable and cosy house with a stunning sea view and easy access to the beachThe town of Russell is very charming and friendlythe pool table and the table tennis and all the board games provided Access to the beach is simpleLoved the privacy and being right on the beachVery private and right on the beach A lovely home making a relaxing stayA great house with fantastic viewsand if anything the property seems closer to the beach than the photos suggest The house was extremely clean and well presented and yet still had a homely feel to it
Host:Very family friendly and cozy homeGreat location served what we wanted to do very wellHave stayed three times now and LOVE it - fantastic location and a really comfortable homely bach Will definitely be backSome sort of outside space to sit and catch the morning rays would have made it absolutely perfectPerfect location with an amazing viewRead more reviewsOur puppy absolutely loved it too Just an absolutely beautiful house in a surreal picturesque part of NZAs tourists from overseas we enjoyed our time spent in Russell which really is just 5 minutes awayReally great communication from Barry and a lovely welcome throughout the whole processand we enjoyed the restaurants and fishing and site seeing charters butthe bay is peaceful yet within easy reach of Russell town
This nicely furnished four-bedroom lodge is found about 4.7 km (2.92 miles) from Paihia center. It is situated in a serene lush neighborhood and it’s only a walking distance to the beach. The living room is spacious, bright with large windows, and is furnished with comfy couches and a TV. It features a well-furnished kitchen with appliances like an oven, a grill, microwave, dishwasher, and a fridge. The dining area has a table and chairs set to accommodate a family. The bedrooms have nice comfy beds, storage areas, and two bathrooms. There’s also nice air conditioning and internet throughout the house.
Dolphin Vista - Luxury living between 2 beaches
Top guest reviewsJust have to watch young children the stairsprovided fishing for snapper off the rocks on the pointLovely comfortable house with plenty of room for two families to stayquick stroll down to the beach and a short drive to RussellPictures do not do it justice and it really was roomy enough for our group of 12 to be thereLovely house which is very comfortable &
Host:Most enjoyable weekend for us all VERY happySunny Sea views Beautiful gardenthe house was immaculate and there was even chocolate fingers in the biscuit jar with the amazing selection of teasCommunications was always fast and Rosemary is a great host Easy walk to nice beachA great location for seeing northland Wonderful that we could have the boat there as wellRead more reviewsWe also found nice walking tracks to Russell up and arounda few minutes walk awayWe loved staying at Dolphin Vista and would definitely return again A great location in a quiet neighbourhood and walking distance distance to 2 beaches and beautiful walking trackA short drive from the town centre of Russell or 20 to 30 minute walk Close to beachThe child friendly sandy beach is just 3 mins walk away
This cozy one-bedroom holiday home is located roughly about 4.6 km (2.86 miles) to Paihia center. This beautiful home was recently renovated, is air-conditioned, and features new furniture and amazing contemporary décor. The living room is beautifully decorated with a modern beach theme and has an ottoman that converts to a single bed. The kitchen is fully appointed for you to cook meals of your choice including a barbecue. The bedroom has a queen bed and large floor-to-ceiling windows giving you stunning views of the blue waters of the ocean. It has one bathroom with a heated towel rail. Internet and parking are also available.
Beachfront Escape - Tapeka Beach Bach ** It does not get better than this
Top guest reviewsThe accommodation is comfortable and cosy with the feel of a real beach bach staythere are plenty of amenitiesHouse cozy and warm with everything you need Great bed tooGreat to have TV and wifi and just up the road in Russelland we wanted for nothing CliveThe bach was very clean and well maintainedBach was very clean and had everything there for usThe decor is charming and the cottage was clean and well maintainedDelightful setting very relaxing and quiet and the bach was tidy and well provisionedClean well appointed and furnished bach in a great location
Host:The owner is very helpfulWaterfalls glowworm caves walking trailsthe owner was most helpful and a pleasure to deal withA great place to relax & rejuvenate Beautiful position & with the wrap around verandah you can sit & enjoy in all weather conditionsfelt well looked after and definitely will come back againRead more reviewsmarkets and restaurants are a scenic drive awayand it's fine range of restaurants only 2-3 minutes away Superb setting Thank you CliveAwesome location on the waterfront and very privateWonderful location just a few steps to the beach Lovely to hear the waves lapping and look out across the bay and watch the sunset Very quiet at night for a good sleep but easy access to Russell...On day three we watched a large school of dolphins from the breakfast table Priceless
This is a stylish one-bedroom property which is found approximately 3.8 km (2.36 miles) from Paihia center. This house has wooden floors and it is decorated with eye-catching art designs throughout. It features a colorfully decorated living room furnished with nice couches, a flat screen TV, and a warm carpet. The dining area is nicely arranged and has a large window/door that leads to the large deck outside. The bedroom is furnished with a comfy queen-size bed. It features a well-appointed kitchen with amazing views of the ocean. It also has one super clean bathroom which has a shower and also towels are provided.
Blossoms Nautical Bach
Top guest reviewsthe views from the kitchen dining living areas are simply stunningvery clean and well appointedthe place was beautiful spotlesslovely clean tidy cottage in good locationvery clean and tidy and equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holidaythe house is very clean and had everything we needed for our stay
Host:the owner was very helpful and we would love to return one daycould not fault anything and owner delightful to deal withshelley was a wonderful host quick to respond very kind and thoughtfulRead more reviewsgreat location a short 15 minute walk to the russell shops and restaurantsa 10 minute easy walk gets you right into russelleverything you need for a relaxing break easy 10 minute walk into russell centre ferry shops and restaurantsthe location is amazing it is private and quiet the water comes right up to the decka pretty easy-to-live-in cottage right by the water in a beautiful location
This beautifully set up home is situated about 5.5 km (3.42 miles) from Rawhiti center. It comes with a spacious living area with comfortable sofas, a table, and large windows with breathtaking views of the outside. The dining area is well-arranged with a table and seats plus large doors that lead to the deck outside. The kitchen is well-appointed with high-quality appliances and exquisite stonework surfaces. It features a master suite and two spacious, well-furnished bedrooms. They all have queen-size beds with windows that offer lovely views of the ocean. There are two bathrooms with a shower, a sink, and a toilet. The home also features internet, an open fireplace, and a parking space.
TIROROA : Gorgeous and Private Bay of Islands Home
Top guest reviewsComfy beds super modern facilities and that viewand the view is breathtakingThe view was breathtaking from all the bedrooms living areas and balcony Would definitely come back and stay againThe property has one of the best views we have experiencedThe house itself is very spacious and well-equippedWell equipped clean and extremely comfortable
Host:Amazing amazing amazing Great communicationWe really love staying here its quiet and very well set up with amazing viewsOur hostess was helpful and her knowledge of the local area made our stay very specialThe house is gorgeous and so well equippedWell divided to suit a couple for a romantic weekend as well as more peopleRead more reviewsIt is about 20 mins from Russell along a rather windy road and vehicular access to the houseAmazing house and beautiful viewsThe house is amazing and has great views Around 20-25 mins from Russell on a fairly windy roadWe had a wonderful week relaxing and enjoying the Bay of Islands Hard to imagine a better location to just unwindThe views are incredible and the silence blissful Ideal for both couples and families
This lovely self-contained studio is situated roughly about 0.3 km (0.19 miles) from Te Wahapu and approximately 7 km (4.35 miles) from Russell. It has a nice bedroom furnished with a queen-size bed, a chair, and a study table. It also has large windows that provide gorgeous views of the ocean and the beautiful geography outside. There is a well-equipped kitchen with all the appliances you would require in a kitchen plus a fridge. The bathroom features a glass shower, a toilet, and windows that allow light in the bathroom. There is an onsite swimming pool where you can enjoy a nice afternoon swim.
Self-contained studio overlooking Orongo Bay
Top guest reviewsThe appartment is tasteful furnishedThe pool is private and refreshingEverything from bathroom fixtures to wooden/tile flooring and accent pillows was top notch and spotlessly cleanThe accomodation has everything you need and it is of high qualityThis property sets a very high bar for quality
Host:Unni and Ramesh were wonderful and made us feel very welcomeThe studio is gorgeous and very sunnyExceptional You have thought about every millimetre of this property and the experience it extends to others Waking in the morning to watchEverything about this unit has been carefully thought out to enhance the experience for the occupierUnni and Ramesh were the most wonderful of hosts and we feel very honoured to have been their guestsRead more reviewsAnd of course Russell and the Bay of Islands is a great holiday destinationThis is a location to treasure and a property to return tothe swimming pool/BBQ was a massive bonusWe loved everything about this placeSo many amazing aspects to the property- amazing views Tino Ataahua (Very Beautiful)
This lovely three-bedroom cottage is found approximately 3.7 km (2.30 miles) from Paihia center and a 3.5-hour drive from Auckland. The living area is well furnished with comfy sofas, a table, and a flat-screen TV. The dining area is perfectly arranged with a table and six seats. There’s a fully-appointed kitchen with all the appliances you would require to prepare meals. The master bedroom and the second bedroom are furnished with queen-size beds and the third bedroom has two single beds. The home also comes with two bathrooms, a fireplace, internet, and an outdoor swimming pool.
Chapel Cottage - in the village of Russell
Top guest reviewsThere was nothing to not likemodern great location with fully equipped kitchenthe pool the airconditioning in the hot weatherThe house has every possible equipment and was very comfortable for four adults and two small children I would certainly go againThe only reason for 4 stars was how incredibly hot it got upstairs where the bedrooms areClean tidy Has everything Very comfortable
Host:Very smart and well maintained propertythis cottage was perfectly tidy warm and cosy We were really happy & impressed and definitely plan on returningrestaurants & beach we made full use of the pool & the spa & loved having the fire going later in the eveningThere is a lovely deck out the back with table and chairs great for drinks or mealsclean tidy and love the pool Close to Russell its got it all andRead more reviewsAn attractive property in a great locationGreat location Walking distance to everythingeasy walk to the villagejust a few minutes' walk from townWe have enjoyed the complex a few times
This spacious five-bedroom holiday is situated close to Russell and not far from Paihia via a quick ferry. It features a large deck with eye-catching views of the ocean. The living room is spacious, well-furnished with comfy couches, a flat screen TV, and large windows that allow natural light and air to circulate the room while offering picturesque views. The kitchen is fully appointed with all appliances including a fridge. The dining area which is next to the living area is well arranged. All the bedrooms are furnished with comfy beds and have large windows with beautiful views. It also comes with two bathrooms, and a parking space.
Tapeka / Russell Holiday Home
Top guest reviewsthe builders were banging next doorThe living area is very large and the enclosed wraparound deck was a big bonus for the childrenThis could not be avoided obviouslyIt has everything you needVery comfortable everything we wanted including the baby furnitureIt was very clean and tidyAwesome balcony that can be closed in and there's a heater Rooms were large Bathrooms cleanLocation was lovely and quiet
Host:Despite being the middle of winter the house was nice and warmWe also enjoyed Russell and Long Beach ExcellentThe house was beautiful and sunny with awesome viewsall of our children Keep the kids down one end nice and quietIt was a beautiful home big and comfortable for a large familyRead more reviewsThe house was amazing Perfect locationGreat location for a relaxing holiday 2 different beaches within easy walkThe property is in a great location easy walk to the beaches HEAPS of space which was good forHaving two very different beaches a short walk away was just fantasticwe're very nice to deal with
This cozy and comfortable home is situated about 3.7 km (2.30 miles) from Paihia center. The living room is spacious, well-furnished with a table, a flat screen TV, cushy sofas, and has large windows and a door that leads to the deck. Catch the amazing views of the ocean as you relax and unwind on the deck. The dining area is nicely set up near the kitchen. The home has a full-appointed kitchen where you can prepare your delicious meals and a window that lets natural light in the kitchen. The bedrooms have been furnished with large luxurious beds and clean fresh linen. This beautiful home also comes with a sparkling clean bathroom.
Te Maiki Villa 3 - Russell
Top guest reviewsA five minute walk to the beautiful Russell waterfront for morning coffee and evening dining and refreshments Comfortable beds and furniture recently renovated bathroom and well stocked with eve...Fantastic location with the best views and short stroll to the town Very well equipped kitchenClean and tidy amazing view and loads of roomwas terribleTV had 4 channels to choose fromNo spare bin linersNo sugar or coffeeNo contact at all from the ownersOkayClean and comfortable property with BREATHTAKING views Would definitely stay here againUnit had everything we needed clean & tidy & fantastic view
Host:we met some wonderful peopleVery tidy stunning bush and bird life right next to usproperty owners really could not have done morealthough we are very familiar with the Bay of Islands areaNo issues at all Patricia let us in (despite us arriving after hours) and the place was as described with cracking views Would visit again for sureRead more reviewsIdeal location Close to the other villasGreat place to stay Easy walking distance to townThis was a really good place to stay Excellent location and very comfortableGreat house - really nice views well equipped kitchen Very short walk to the Main Street of Russell and also to flagstaff hillWell set up including BBQ
This is a two-bedroom holiday home which is located 105A Te Wahapu Road, a few minutes from the beach. This loft is nicely set and can accommodate up to four guests. It features a sitting room that is nicely arranged with nice seats and a TV to watch your favorite channels. The kitchen is well-appointed with all the necessary appliances you would need in a kitchen including a fridge. The bedrooms are beautiful, well-lit, and are furnished with large comfortable beds for a good night’s sleep. In addition, it has a super clean bathroom. Guests can enjoy the picturesque views of the surrounding environment from the lovely deck.
Kanuka Loft Views with WiFi - Russell Holiday Home105A Te Wahapu Road
The best Bookabach holiday homes in Russell, New Zealand
If you’re planning to take your family or soulmate to New Zealand for a wonderful holiday, then we have prepared a list of the best Bookabach holiday homes in Russell that will definitely delight you. Book one today to avoid disappointment!
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