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The Gables - Stunning Waterfront Apartment

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In-room dining
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Gables - Stunning Waterfront Apartment

The Gables - Stunning Waterfront Apartment

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire apartment

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Russell, Northland

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRussell Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationRussell Museum2 min walk
  • Popular LocationFlagstaff Hill17 min walk
  • AirportKerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands)53 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Gables - Stunning Waterfront Apartment

Waterfront Apartment with kitchen and balcony
The Gables Waterfront Apartment is housed in a lovingly restored historic building on the Russell foreshore. Built on whalebone foundations by Joseph England, a shoemaker in 1847, its pitsawn kauri walls could tell a hundred stories.

The luxuriously appointed apartment is 2 storied, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There are views of the bay to Waitangi and Paihia. Glorious sunsets, yachting, fishing and boat activity, plunging gannets and the occasional dolphin are just a few reasons to enjoy the historic township of Russell.

The apartment has its own private courtyard entrance.

The large loft master bedroom enjoys beautiful views from the kingsize bed and the second bedroom features an original brick chimney feature with a Super King bed that can be converted to two singles upon request.

Fully furnished with modern appliances, the well equipped kitchen would please any keen chef eager to experiment with the wonderful local seafood and produce. The Gables Restaurant is No 1 on Trip Advisor for Northland and provides superb dining at your doorstep! Bookings are strongly recommended to ensure you savour a wonderful experience – you won't want to miss out…

Character and charm abound in this stunningly appointed apartment.

Special conditions:
For your comfort the apartment is pet free and is a non-smoking property. The apartment is not suitable for children under the age of 10 years.

All Linen is included; As a rule two guests will have access to the Master bedroom with the second remaining unmade (an extra linen fee may apply for use of the second bedroom). 3-4 guests will have both bedrooms made up.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to tidy the house and do the dishes before you leave;

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
Should you be unable to travel for your confirmed booking due to a Covid-19 level change we will happily rebook your dates to a suitable time in the future at no extra charge and can do so as many times as needed
Guest accommodation at this apartment offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation is furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a shower. This Russell apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Bay of Islands Hideaways
Speaks English
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen island
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

About this area


Located in Russell, this apartment is on the waterfront. Pompallier Mission and Russell Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway. Scuba diving and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking and ecotours nearby.

What's nearby

  • Russell Beach - 1 min walk
  • Russell Museum - 2 min walk
  • Russell Christ Church - 3 min walk
  • Tapeka Point - 6 min walk
  • Flagstaff Hill - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 53 min drive


  • Tuktuk - 2 min walk
  • Hell Hole Bagels - 2 min walk
  • Diggers Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Marina Cafe Opua - 20 min drive
  • Nikau Restaurant - 26 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Short getaway
The property was luxurious well appointed, clean and very comfortable
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5/5 Excellent

Very Tasteful Apartment
Really enjoyed our stay at The Gables. Apartment very comfortable and tastefully furnished. Location on the waterfront makes everything in Russell very accessible. Only small niggle was lack of soundproofing from Restaurant below but not a major problem
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5/5 Excellent

A great location comfortable stay.
This property felt like a home away from home. It was centrally located and we enjoyed our stay there. Would definitely book here again, if we go back to the Russell area.
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5/5 Excellent

Gorgeous apartment in a fantastic location
We loved our stay in this beautiful apartment and can't wait to visit again!
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5/5 Excellent

Perfect location
Everything about staying here was easy, the outlook from the balcony was stunning. The apartment was equipped with everything we could possibly need or want (for a summer or winter stay). Would absolutely choose to stay here again.
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