“Tranquillity with a stunning view!” This was our second visit to the lovely seaside town of Russell, and to the Villa Dufresne, a place to which we'd always intended to return. We came in need of some peace and quiet, and as before we found it here, looking out over the sea, watching the boats crossing the water and the dolphins dancing in the waves. The hospitality is second to none, with every comfort considered. We hope to return for visit number three.
“Part of my everyday!” We stayed here a couple of months ago and still now I think of it everyday.
It was the most unexpected and beautiful place - insisting that you relax and appreciate everything good about life. With nature embodied and surrounding, you are subjected to the moment and are constantly reminded to take a step back from everything and indulge in life!
Erin and John were the most warm and genuine people, and this generosity and dedication to others has trickled into every corner of Fern Ridge, so that you not only experience nature, but also the good nature of the human spirit!
I can not recommend this place enough. If you stay there, you will not only "get away" but you will become a part of something inspired and real - a dream that has been realised.
Thank you John and Erin! - I'm sorry it has taken us a little while to get this up - can't wait to be part of Fern Ridge again :)
Katherine, Ben, Vanessa, Paddy and ali
“heavenly” Fabulous stay, perfect location and excellent accomodation. Was proud to have my international extended family spend their first week in NZ at such a wonderful holiday location.
The only negative was the BBQ which wasn't functioning at it's best and needed a bit of a clean.
“Tranquil seaside fun” Fantastic location. Very nice hosts and neighbors. We rented whole house for a family holiday with ages from 8 to 80. The house was perfect as it was peaceful yet right next to all the Russell amenities. House had everything you could possibly need, but slightly dated. Beautiful sunsets. A memorable stay.