Waikare Retreat

NZD per night

Russell, Bay of Islands, Northland

9.4/10 (19 ratings)

#4747 - Russell - Bach or holiday home

Listed since September 2007. Shortlisted by 1070 members. 128 guest comments.


  • 4people (max)
  • 1bedrooms
  • 1bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • Tranqual setting with beautiful views
  • Relax under the stars in the spa pool
  • Bush walks on property, Kayaks at the beach

Come and relax and get away from it all at the Waikare Retreat, privately located on 15 acres of native bush overlooking the tranqual Waikare Inlet, five minutes drive from Romantic Russell where you will find cafe's, resturants and shops. We are 5 minutes drive from a great Kauri forest and in close proximity to all the Beautiful Bay of Island beaches which offer swimming, fishing, and water sports. Come and relax surrounded by native birds overlooking the water. We have a spa pool located on the deck above the bach, it is shared with ourselves, but always available for your use first, it is heated by a wood fire so just let us know which nights you would like it heated.(only takes 1-2 hours to heat & we are happy to do it every night).

We also have one Large bedroom that sleeps 4 (1 Queen, 2 Singles) downstairs in main house available as, B&B or semi self contained or Over flow for the Waikare Retreat.
Please enquire about these rates.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Broadband Internet
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Spa pool
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access


  • Large Bedroom

    Bedroom - The bedroom contains one Queen size bed, one King single Bed, & one Single trundle bed.

    1 x King single bed
    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Roll-away bed

Service level

Linen: Linen supplied and included with rental.

Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.


Linen (Included) ;

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Owner/Manager contact details will be provided by Bookabach once you've made a booking request.

  • 10% off for stays over the next 3 nights!

  • Stay for 7 nights and pay for 6 nights! Not valid for periods where last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

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.

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  •  Great location if you like some privacy, stunning views, spacious and clean appartment equipped with everything you need. Don't miss the spa pool under a starlit sky - wonderful! We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Waikare Retreat and would definitely recommend staying there. 

  •  Great view ,open plan living 

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  •  Absolutely fantastic bach, wonderful location, very kind hosts. Will go back whenever possible. 

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