House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Idyllic beach hideaway with stunning panoramic water views, north facing sun decks, private beach and safe anchorage. Tucked away in a secluded bay this incredible two storey property has four double bedrooms (master bedroom features full en suite), generous living and dining area with state of the art entertainment system. The modern kitchen looks out over the water for breathtaking sunset views while you cook. And if you prefer to do your cooking and dining outside there is a fantastic outdoor area with large gas BBQ and outdoor table that seats ten – this beach house is made for entertaining!
Located five minutes from the Russell ferry it won’t be long before you are wandering through the beautiful landscaped gardens for a swim, where you can rinse off under the outdoor shower on your way back to the house.
If you decide to venture into Russell’s historic township for a bite to eat, you are spoilt for choice with the variety of delicious restaurants.
Qualmark : Wharekaha is a five star Qualmark rated property.
Panoramic Sea Views
Russell, Bay of Islands, Northland
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pomare bay 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kerikeri Bay Of Islands 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Gourmet kitchen to inspire the masterchef in you.
Open plan lounge and dining area.
Great indoor / outdoor flow.
Furniture and furnishings inspired by an interior designer.
Nice contemporary artwork.
|Further details outdoors|
Extensive deck area options for sunbathing or just taking in the lovely waterview.
Enclosed BBQ area for all year round cooking and entertaining.
Beautifully designed landscape garden leading down to the beach.
Nestled in a bush covered corner of the beach you can listen to the native birds at your door steep and hear the waves breaking on the beach at night.
Smoking strictly outside only, away from the house interior.
Paying guests only to stay at the property.
No visitors permited on the property without the prior consent of the property manager.
The North Island region
The North Island Of New Zealand offers a diverse array of Tourist options without having to spend days traveling in a vehicle.
Auckland is a great starting point, being the biggest city in New Zealand and offering a diverse muiti-cutural experience as well as many interesting tourist options.
Northland is a three hour drive by private car from Auckland or a 30minute flight to Kerikeri.
Northland has amazing history relative to New Zealand history.
The Bay of Islands is a definite must do for any visitoring traveler.
The Bay of Islands is truly a magnificent opportunity to experience nature at its very best.
Bay of Islands
In the Bay of Islands, across the water from the bustling town of Paihia and nestled under the hills is Russell. Formerly known as Kororareka, in the whaling days this calm haven used to be known as "The Hell-hole of the Pacific".
At the foundation of New Zealand as a colony, Russell was named capital, before the title was moved to Auckland a year later.
Today Russell is a quiet little town, home of New Zealand's oldest surviving church, built in 1835, where settlers took refuge during the 1845 sacking of the town. Bullet holes were left in the walls as a reminder of these times.
The Duke of Marlborough, the fourth hotel to be built on its waterfront site, holds the oldest liquor licence in the country. The licence dates back to 1840 but there has been a hotel on the site since 1827. In the early days it was patronized by sailors and whalers.
Beach at Russell
Pompallier House on the waterfront was built from rammed earth in 1839 by French Roman Catholic missionaries. It houses a printing press and tannery, originally used to print bibles, that are still operational.
Russell Museum, although small, contains many local and maritime artifacts, including a one fifth scale model of Cook’s ship Endeavour.
On Maiki Hill behind Russell is a flagpole erected in the same position as the four that Hone Heke, the great Maori leader, cut down in protest over the treatment of his people after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Hone Heke was one of the first signatories of the treaty but became disillusioned when the crown did not live up to his understanding of the document he signed.
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