Waikare Retreat Stunning Views up the inlet

Russell, Bay of Islands, Northland

9.3/10 (27 ratings) 137 Guest Comments

#4747 - Russell - Bach or holiday home - Listed Sep 2007


  • 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
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • 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: Cleaning provided and included with rental.


Cleaning (Included) ; 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.

Guest Comments (137)

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 Peaceful and beautiful. 

 Close enough to all the tourist spots, yet far enough away for peace and quiet. Recommended! 

 Neat holiday home! The spa saved our holiday! The weather was so wet it was the best place to be in the evenings! Lovely view too (when the clouds parted!) 

 We stayed here for 3 nights as part of our honeymoon trip and it was perfect. Waking up each morning to the most wonderful view, having a big apartment with private deck area and all the facilities you need, being able to walk down to the water, drive to Russell in 10 minutes and each night come home to an even better view from the hot tub...it was just fabulous! I think this would be a great place to stay at any time of year and would recommend it to anyone going to the Bay of Islands. 

 Bad weather is no issue with such a fantastic view! The house is well-equipped, comfortable and tidy. The hosts are lovely people who went out of their way to make us feel welcome, and attended to all our needs. 

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$90-$180 NZD per night

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Things to do

  • Boat Hire
  • Cafes/Restaurants
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Walks
  • Historical Sites
  • Horse Riding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
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