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Waikare Retreat - Stunning Views

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TV, DVD player, stereo
1 bedroom, Internet, bed sheets

Overview of Waikare Retreat - Stunning Views

Private host

Waikare Retreat - Stunning Views

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue grill

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 LocationLong Beach12 min drive
  • Popular LocationManawaora Bay13 min drive
  • Popular LocationBay of Islands Marina19 min drive
  • AirportKerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands)43 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    1 single bed
    1 sofa bed
Bathroom 1
    No shower or bath

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About this area


This holiday home is located in Russell. Russell Museum and Pompallier Mission are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Bay of Islands Marina and Paihia Wharf. Scuba diving and surfing/boogie boarding offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and horse riding nearby. Guests love the property's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Russell Museum - 8 min drive
  • Russell Christ Church - 9 min drive
  • Long Beach - 12 min drive
  • Manawaora Bay - 13 min drive
  • Bay of Islands Marina - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 43 min drive


  • Diggers Restaurant - 9 min drive
  • Hell Hole Bagels - 9 min drive
  • Tuktuk - 9 min drive
  • Crusty Crab - 9 min drive
  • Koko's Kitchen - 9 min drive

About this property

Entire place

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

Waikare Retreat - Stunning Views

Holiday home in Russell with hot tub
Come and relax and get away from it all on 15 acres of bush and farmland overlooking the tranqual Waikare inlet, privately located surrounded by nature and birdsong. We are five minutes drive from Romantic Russell for all the cafes, entertainment and activities.

Enjoy our spa pool under a beautiful star lit sky in aboslute peace and quiet, the only sound will be native birds calling, often including our native Kiwis. Your free to wander all over our propety exploring native bush, our little beach where you can go kayaking and our friendly sheep and lambs.

We are in close proximity to Russell's Kauri Forest and many stunning beaches and hiking tracks. Russell being situated surround by the Beautiful Bay of Islands has many water sport and boating trips to discover the Islands and the dolpins, whales and seals that make it their home. We can help with ideas on what to do while your here. There are many bush walks of various lengths and of course our wonderful array of fabulours resturants, cafes and gift shops. Something for everyone =)
Special conditions:
Minimum of 3 night stay, summer and winter rates apply.
Long weekends are at peek rates eg: Easter, Labour weekend, Anzac, Queens birthday.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.
Recreational amenities at the holiday home include a spa tub.

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

Property manager

Speaks English

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


  • Hot tub


  • Internet access


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Towels provided


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue


  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Phone

Things to do

  • Kayaking on site
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Safety features

  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 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

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
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 smoke detector
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

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 33 out of 37 reviews
5 - Excellent 89%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 37 reviews
4 - Good 11%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 37 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 37 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 37 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Loving it!
Loved getting in that spa pool every night, under the stars. Property was great. Nice and quiet and hosts were discreet.

5/5 Excellent

A retreat catering for all interests.
We stayed 11 days and enjoyed the various bush walks on their property, wonderful view and kayaking from their waters edge (down a seperate steep drive). We enjoyed watching the ducks, chickens and weka’s antics and loved the hot pool. Thanks Miles & Katrina.

4/5 Good

Beautiful View
Beautiful view, nice spacious unit with everything you would need. Katrina was lovely and helpful. The children loved feeding the sheep and finding the chicken eggs! Just be aware that the unit is attached to the main house and the spa is on the owners deck above the unit. So it is not in its own private part of the property which we were expecting. We did however enjoy a peaceful stay.

5/5 Excellent

Ideal Spot
We absolutely loved our stay in Russell! The spot was gorgeous and the weka and tuis all around made the stay just that much better. With such close access to amazingly beautiful beaches and the fact we hardly saw anyone else on the sand made our trip perfect. Thank you for the lovely stay!

5/5 Excellent

The perfect getaway.
We absolutely loved this place in amongst the tea trees, ferns and amazing views from the house and spa pool. We had a very relaxing stay and enjoyed cruising around the many bays, just beautiful. The hosts were lovely people, and I also loved their peking ducks. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to get away for R&R. AAA+++.