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10 Chapel Street, Russell, New Zealand

Seaport Village Holiday Accommodations consist of a variety of accommodations which are fully self contained, spacious and luxurious. Our accommodations offer the comforts of home away from home right here in the bay of islands.

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A rare find on the Waterfront in the heart of Russell village, this luxury property is a must view for holidaymakers and tourists who are looking for a unique experience in this fantastic Bay of Islands location. Enjoy the best of summer here or off peak season to fit your vacation itinerary.

This beautiful waterfront four bedroom, three bathroom home in the heart of Russell may be available to discerning guests who value a completely self contained and private property on the exclusive Russell Strand. The property receives both the morning sun for a patio breakfast setting and enjoys the gorgeous sunsets over the water from the verandah setting or lounge. This home is suitable for up to six adult guests.

  • Absolute waterfront location
  • Quality bed and bath linen
  • Modern appliances, covered BBQ, dishwasher, gas hobs, electric oven
  • WiFi
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Outdoor furniture and all-weather clear blinds
  • Housekeeper by arrangement if required
  • Provisioning by arrangement if requested
  • Smoke-free, pet-free
  • Free off-street parking

Smaller groups (2-3 adults) may choose the B&B Suite on the upper floor, which available when the holiday home is not booked.

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57 Wellington St, Russell, New Zealand

Accommodation options

1. The Bay View (3 rooms, self-contained for 2, 3 or 4 guests)

Two queen bedrooms for one or two couples. Maximum privacy. Internal access to each room. All rooms open onto a covered patio, lawn & garden. No stairs.
NZ$ 250 to NZ$ 275

  • All towels and linen supplied
  • Freeview TV
  • Cooking facilities for self-catering, BBQ
  • Indoor/outdoor dining

2. The Harbour Suite (2-room apartment for 2 guests)

Queen bedroom with en-suite and studio/lounge/kitchen from NZ$ 175

  • All towels and linen supplied
  • Freeview TV
  • Cooking facilities for self-catering, BBQ
  • Indoor/outdoor dining

Russell, in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand is only 3 hours drive from Auckland’s harbour bridge. Russell is the first choice for discerning travellers. This historic village and sheltered anchorage is a convenient departure point for all cruises and activities on the Bay.

The photos here include the view from our balcony overlooking the Bay, Paihia and Waitangi. We are next to a native bush reserve with pleasant walks (a kiwi zone) and close to the historic Flagstaff lookout, which has a full 360 degree overview of the Bay of Islands. Accommodation at ‘A Place in the Sun’ is peaceful and private, yet close to all amenities.

There is safe off street parking with security lighting for cars and boat trailers, and we are just 400 metres from the wharf, Russell’s ‘front door’. We will meet you at the passenger ferry if you are arriving by public transport.

Self-contained rates per night are from $135 (single) to $275 (4 guests).
Please let us know how we can help you plan your time with us by contacting us at the details below or by using our contact form.
We endeavour to answer all enquiries promptly and personally.
Pip and Oliver

A Place in the Sun

Postal Address
PO Box 78, Russell
Bay of Islands, New Zealand

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4 York Street, Russell, New Zealand

Hananui Lodge is located right on Russell’s waterfront with beautiful unobstructed sea views and the Hananui Apartments are air conditioned and are located on York Street.
The apartments do not have sea views, but they are only 100 metres from the water’s edge. Hananui Lodge and Apartments are within walking distance to local cafes, shops, Russell wharf and award winning restaurants.

Whether you are looking for a romantic hideaway accommodation, a holiday of action and excitement, or somewhere special to take the family – Hananui Lodge and Apartments can accommodate your every need. Your Hosts, John and Rongo are locals of the area and will make you feel welcome, so much so that you won’t want to return home. Being a local, John has been fishing in the waters around Russell for decades and knows all the good spots! Four and six hour charters are available, even if you are not currently a guest of the Hananui Lodge and Apartments.

Steeped in history this romantic town of yester-year will intrigue and delight you. From dining at award winning restaurants, to walking a historic heritage trail or quite simply reading a book on the beach – when you stay at Russell and the Hananui Lodge and Apartments, you can have the best of both worlds.

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1 James Street, Russell, New Zealand

Russell Top 10 Holiday Park offers great accommodation, stunning sea views and a relaxed holiday atmosphere.
We have the answer to all your accommodation needs.

Secluded motel units with elevated sea views over Russell, family accommodation, a range of cabins, deluxe campervan sites with sea views, and tent and flat powered sites in attractive park-like surroundings.

Russell Top 10 is an easy five minute walk from the centre of the historic village of Russell in the beautiful Bay of Islands, and within easy reach of beaches and all activities. So park your car and make Russell Top 10’s accommodation your top choice if you want to relax, play and stay on your next Bay of Islands holiday.

Reception Hours: Summer – 8am – 8pm
Winter – 8.30am-6.30pm

Free Phone 0800 148671

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5960 Russell Road, Russell, New Zealand

Affordable accommodation options in a picturesque setting with abundant bird life, including kiwis and north island wekas.

From privately situated fully self contained bungalows through to cabins or glamping for families and couples, all our accommodation features decks to make the most of the relaxed indoor/outdoor living opportunities of a sunny climate. Choose your own spacious powered or unpowered camp site in a natural bush setting and enjoy all our facilities including a swimming pool, playground, outdoor games, fish smokehouse, BBQ areas, campfire, wood fired pizza oven (free wood provided) and free boat parking.
Close to the Twin Coast Cycle Trail so bring your bikes! We also offer comfortable Specialised cycle trail bikes for hire, with bike helmets and locks included with hire. Our bikes are serviced before each hireage and we offer secure bike storage and minor bike repairs.
Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park offers you a central base from which you can explore Russell and the Bay of Islands and is adjacent to the walkway to Russell and the Bay of Islands Full Circle Day Walk.
Bring your kayaks and fishing rods and we will share with you some great spots to sample the warm waters and stunning scenery of the Bay.

Angela & Don Armitage

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37 Russell Heights, Russell, 0202, New Zealand

Enjoy breathtaking panoramic water views from all three levels of this spectactular private luxury home. Four bedrooms with luxury ensuite bathrooms. Floor to ceiling bi-fold doors on all levels merge the outdoor terrace space seamlessly into living areas. Wake up every morning to see dolphins at play in the bay. Star gaze at night and fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Just two minutes from Long Beach and Russell. Boat moorings and Kayaks available. Blue Oasis is an oasis!

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22 Chapel Street, Russell, New Zealand

For spectacular views come to Bellrock Lodge which is on the hill overlooking the bay and the lovely village of Russell.
Bellrock is only a 5 min stroll to the village and wharf.

Luxury en-suite rooms with private entrance and French doors leading out of your room onto your private patio.
The rooms can either have twin beds (2 singles) or a super king bed.

Each room has: Freeview TV, DVD player, Radio/CD/iPod dock, air conditioner and kitchenette. Guest lounge has SKY TV, fully equipped bar and barbeque facilities.
5 Star Qualmark Rating | 2013 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice

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31 Otamarua Road, Russell, New Zealand

Nestled in a beautiful setting amid the hills of Paroa Bay near Russell, Paroa Bay Winery is a new family owned boutique vineyard combining luxury accommodation and traditional handmade, sustainable wines.

We employ traditional techniques of viticulture and dry grown vines in the hope of creating distinctive handcrafted wines of character in low yields, reflecting the white clay soils and warm climate of the Bay of Islands…

On an estate covering 24 hectares of rolling hills, we currently have just 4.5 hectares of planted vines – Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot.

Our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc is now sold out but we would like to invite you to sample our current wines, the excellent 2012 Chardonnay and 2013 Sauvignon Blanc as well as sample Pinot Noir from our sister winery – Urlar in New Zealand, amid a tranquil setting and perhaps take a stroll along the vineyard walkway and spot native birdlife.

This private, world-class retreat offers a safe, clean, green refuge and is nestled amongst some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes in the world, including seven hectares of gardens, lavish accommodation and extensive recreational facilities spanning along a sweeping coastline.
Come and experience an exciting luxury residence, finished to the highest standard, which ensures every indulgence is catered for. Contemporary interiors and artwork, home theatre, gymnasium and gourmet kitchens provide in-home recreation, while outdoor the 17m infinity heated pool & spa, sauna and large entertaining decks capture the astounding views across the Bay of Islands.

Cellar Door Opening Hours

Summer Oct (Labor Weekend) – April (Easter Weekend) 11:00AM – 5:00PM Open Wednesday to Sunday

Peak Summer 20th December to 31st January 11:00AM – 5:00PM Open 7 days a week

Winter (Closed) After Easter Hours to Before Labor Weekend hours By appointment only for a group of 5 or more. Please call to discuss.

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190 Paroa Bay Road, Russell, New Zealand

Paroa Bay Chalets are well located for guests to enjoy nearby Russell (restaurants, cafes, bakery, shops, etc), Jacks Bay, visiting the local oyster farms and within walking distance of the fabulous Paroa Bay family run vineyard.
Our chalets are two bedroom, two bathroom, architecturally designed and recently built, and can accommodate a maximum of 6 people.

The chalets provide the perfect setting for all types of occasions… romantic getaways, honeymoons, reunions, family holidays or just chilling with friends.

The chalets are stand alone and offer private decks (with BBQ facilities), and are fully self-contained with dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, ipod docking stereo, sky TV, wifi and modern amenities. King beds are provided with luxury linen (towels etc). Bedrooms can be re-configured and children are very welcome.

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