Magic location with beautiful views over the bay

Lodge | Russell | #30420

8.4/10 (7 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • Studio
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Built like a rustic old New Zealand timber mill village but offering a modern & luxurious studio
  • Private balcony with expansive views over the Bay & amazing sunsets
  • A 510m board walk crosses the bay directly in front of Fantail Mill with a view of fish underfoot.

Fantail Mill is a wonderful complex built to resemble a old NZ rustic timber mill town, with a modern luxurious furnished studio. A private balcony offers amazing views & sunsets over the teal blue waters of Orongo bay. A shady front veranda with morning sun & outdoor table & chair settings looks over the colorful gardens.

The quaint cottage with a guests' lounge offers guests a place to enjoy a DVD from the DVD library & watch it on the large TV or choose a book from the free library, maybe play a game of chess, or groups can gather in the evening for a chat & a drink. The cottage also has the free guest laundry.

We now provide a stunning outdoor kitchen, set amongst the native bush with full barbecue & 4 burner gas hob, kitchen sink & all the amenities, so now you can sit here in the evening with a drink while enjoying a meal. Fantail Mill offers the discerning traveller a wonderful quiet retreat away from the hustle & bustle of the modern world, but is only a short drive to the historic seaside village of Russell. Nestled into 1.5 acres of sloping coastal land with stunning sub tropical gardens, Cape Cod chairs scattered under the shady canopies of the ferns & bush, which is filled with the song of wonderful bird life including tui, fantails & weka, and at night, calls of the morepork & kiwi can be heard.

Four beautiful beaches & two wineries are within an 8-minute drive of Fantail Mill and a 510 m boardwalk, which is part of the Okiato to Russell walking track, is accessible directly in front of the property.

It takes around 40 minutes to walk into Russell, but around a 3 to 4 minute drive to the cafes & restaurants. A service station which sells supplies is only 200 m along the road.

Keith & Pete look forward to meeting & looking after you when you stay at Fantail Mill.

Special conditions: There is no smoking in the studio but you may smoke in the areas provided.


  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • studios

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Lower high 2
24-Feb-18 to 31-Mar-18
$175/night $175/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Apr-18 to 30-Apr-18
$165/night $220/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
01-May-18 to 01-May-18
$165/night $165/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
02-May-18 to 24-Feb-19
$165/night $220/night
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (7)

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  • The Fantail Mill is a place that I will return to over...

    The Fantail Mill is a place that I will return to over and over. The location is a amazing and so close to Russell. The room was perfect. I used the cook out a few times and sat in the quite bush listening to the birds and drank wine. Fabulous. I would highly recommend a stay at Fantail Mill

    rickrd900 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • More of room with a view, than a bach

    More of room with a view, than a bach. It is beautifully decorated, but too small for more than an overnight stay. As someone else has said, there was nowhere to put our luggage. The kitchen area is also tiny, though there is another kitchen provided in the grounds, and a communal social room.

    Andrew Anderson 100%|16x May 2017

  • As above

    As above

    FayB8483 100%|3x Feb 2017

  • Wonderful property and ideally based to explore the north islands

    Wonderful property and ideally based to explore the north islands

    sinky123 100%|1x Mar 2016

  • Fantail Mill is a super cute and pretty place

    Fantail Mill is a super cute and pretty place. The grounds are beautiful with lots of flowers, trees and manicured lawns and everything is fantail themed. We loved it. The room was ok, however, we found it very small with hardly any space to unload your luggage or put your toiletries in the bathroom. Good for an overnight stopover but perhaps too small for a longer stay.

    EmiliaSydney 100%|7x Mar 2016

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