An oasis away from the city. 

This is a unique private suite surrounded by lush garden and has a private entrance. It features a small patio and living room area. Just off the patio are paths through subtropical gardens. There are also paths to Russell and a private sandy beach cove. The suite offers has a queen size bed. A comfortable lounge area with couches, and your own small table outside for breakfast. A refrigerator, tea and coffee service available. Also TV/DVD/CD/air conditioning in the room, and free wireless internet service available. A folding bed is available on request.

Your en suite bathroom has a shower and heated towel racks. This room is set up for comfort and long term stays with lots of storage space

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Air conditioning

Cable TV

Towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper

Central heating or a heater in the listing

A table or desk with space for a laptop and a chair that’s comfortable to work in



Free parking on premises

Guest access - Lockbox

Private entrance

Separate street or building entrance

Bed and bathroom


From $190 NZD


“I really enjoyed my stay at Karen's place in Russell. Russell itself is a quaint, charming little town right on the water, and Karen's place is only a 10-15 minute walk (either on a beautiful protected dirt path through the bush or via the road) or a 3 minute drive into the town. The apartment itself is private, self-contained, quiet and has a tremendous view of the bush, the bay, and of the town. The unit was clean and is plenty spacious for 1-2 people, and since I visited in the winter time, Karen was kind enough to turn the heat on before I arrived. She also provided me with some tips for things to see and do in the area. I enjoyed my stay here and would recommend it."

— Michael (July, 2017)

"We had a wonderful time - the room is really spacious and has amazing views out across the bay - we even saw dolphins one morning! Karen is super quick to respond and very accommodating. Would highly recommend. Thank you"

— Katie (April, 2018)

"The views are spectacular and the accommodation clean and comfortable. The walkway to Russell is great... turns out there is a glowworm grotto halfway if you take the path in the dark. A great place to enjoy The Bay of Islands."

— Leon (February, 2018)