House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Te Manaaki is a superbly appointed fully furnished holiday home, ideal for families or small groups who enjoy a self-catering holiday. The views over Russell village and the bay are simply stunning and the shops, cafes, restaurants and beachfront are only a few minutes' walk away. For guests who love the outdoors, the Bay of Islands is a marine playground, a fisherman's paradise and a bushwalker's dream, all at your doorstep to explore. For those who would enjoy New Zealand's early colonial history, Russell and the nearby Waitangi are steeped in the history of the earliest European settlement and of Maori- European contact.
Te Manaaki's fully equipped kitchen, large outdoor barbecue and sundeck areas provide great opportunities for self-catering. For those who prefer to eat out, the cafes and restaurants are a short stroll away.
The master bedroom is large and bright with a kingsize bed, its own sundeck and ensuite. The second bedroom has a kingsize bed, its own kitchenette, ensuite and outdoor table and chairs. The third bedroom is on the mezzanine floor with three single beds and access to the mainfloor bathroom.
Te Manaaki is ideally situated for the energetic, for those who prefer to watch SKY TV, for those who want to access the complimentary Wifi, or for those who simply choose to sit and soak up the beautiful view.
The property also has a separate Villa, set up for small scale self-catering for a couple. It has its own private entrance and garden and can be booked alone or together with the house, enabling the accommodation of a maximum of 9 guests. See under the separate Te Manaaki Villa listing.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Russell waterfront beach 300 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kerikeri Airport 56 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, 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||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The North Island region
The Bay of Islands is a famous marine playground, world famous for its fishing and bay cruises to explore the islands and enjoy the dolphins. For the energetic, skydiving, parasailing, scubadiving and bushwalking will keep you fit. The many island, dining, day and overnight cruises will provide days of enjoyment for the more sedate. Trips to the far north, including journeys through a majestic kauri forest and over the famous Ninety Mile beach to Cape Reinga are within easy access from Russell.
Boot-scooting and jazz festivals are popular attractions in the Bay and the concerts by Auckland classical musicians are enjoyed by Russell's music lovers. The many vineyards in the region provide ample opportunities for the casual or serious taster.
The climate in the region is mild and sub-tropical which provides a high level of comfort particularly for those escaping the winters of the Northern Hemisphere.
Bay of Islands
Russell provides all the outdoor activities of the Bay of Islands at your doorstep. However, for history lovers, Russell was the second capital of New Zealand, and in its earliest years was known as the "hell hole" of the South Pacific- testament to the lifestyles of the early sealers and whalers. Visiting nearby Waitangi will provide insights into the history of the treaty signed between Maori and early European settlers. The first New Zealand Roman Catholic mission was set up in Russell and housed the country's first printing press.
There are some great walks in the area, the most arduous being the 7 hour Cape Brett walk which involves an overnight stay before the return trip.
For the fisherman, rock fishing is within walking distance of Te Manaaki, but big game, light tackle and saltwater fly fishing are available from Russell. At the end of a tiring day, the fish and chips you can buy in the village will never be forgotten!
Steam rail enthusiasts will appreciate the restored steam locomotive and its journey running in the summer months from nearby Kawakawa.
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