Island View House Stunning 360 Degree Views

Bach or holiday home | Long Beach (Russell) | #34794

8.9/10 (14 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Stunning 360 Degree Views, over Long Beach, the Bay of Islands and Matawhi Bay
  • Unique Location with Beautiful Sunsets and Sunrises
  • Spa Pool, Pretty Garden, BBQ, Watch the Dolphins Playing in the Bay whilst sitting on the Deck.

We bought our house some five years ago and moved away last year for work, we have enjoyed the beautiful views over Long Beach, the Bay of Islands and Matawhi Bay for the last five years, we are in a enviable location and the views are probably one of the best in Russell!

The house is situated at end of a quiet cul de sac, set-back location from the road with private parking and a double garage. great storage for kayaks, bikes etc.

Blue Water Retreat is walking distance from Historic Russell town with its lovely waterside restaurants, cafes and shops. The house is also walking distance via a scenic track down to Long Beach for swimming and surfing and possible dolphin and even Whale watching.

Matawhi Bay and the pretty Boating Club are overlooked from the front of the property, you can enjoy colourful evening sunsets and morning sunrise.. Views over Long Beach and Robinson Island are enjoyed from the rear of the property over the garden.

The spa/hot tub is located on a lower deck area which takes in the wonderful Bay of Islands view.

If you're looking for peace and quiet with the sound of the ocean and tropical birds, with beautiful Russell town on your doorstep, then Blue Water Retreat is the place for you.

Special conditions: Not Suitable for Disabled, (steep drive and stairs to first floor) or small Children due to Balcony Area being quite low, this is how the house was built but I am concerned that its too low for young children. Please note check in time is from 3pm check out time is 11am


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Spa bath
  • Spa pool
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3 - Garden Room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 4

    2 x Single bed

  • MasterBedroom

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $100.00 per stay (required)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 3 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays. Special offer three nights for the price of two from 15/7/17 to 15/10/17

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low Season
27-Jun-17 to 31-Jul-17
$325/night $350/night
August September October 2017
01-Aug-17 to 21-Oct-17
$300/night $350/night
Low Season
22-Oct-17 to 13-Nov-17
$325/night $350/night
Christmas high season 2017-2018
14-Nov-17 to 31-Mar-18
$450/night $495/night
2 night minimum stay
High season 2018
01-Apr-18 to 27-Sep-18
$425/night $450/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 (14)

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  • Beautiful house and location, did not wan't to leave

    Beautiful house and location, did not wan't to leave. Would highly recommend

    WillKi13 new member Jun 2017

  • Perfect getaway

    Perfect getaway. Wonderful spot overlooking Long Beach. The spa pool was fantastic! Had a wonderful, relaxing and cosy stay at this property. Definitely recommend and are looking forward to staying again.

    MichelleSm6 100%|5x May 2017

  • We absolutely loved the location being easy walking distance to the beach...

    We absolutely loved the location being easy walking distance to the beach and Russell town. Yes it is a short steep walk back from both but very manageable and a good way to walk off dinner (take the track into town). The view is beautiful and we could hear the waves lapping on the beach at night and what I think were kiwi calls at night. A couple of wekas visiting the garden and other native birds added something special.

    paulze839 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • Hi Debbie

    Hi Debbie. We really enjoyed our stay. Fantastic views! Perfect for our weekend retreat. Cheers Hilary & Eldon

    hilatt188 100%|1x Feb 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks Hilary & Eldon Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed your stay at Blue water retreat - So lovely to hear you were happy and enjoyed our quirky old house !! Best wishes. Come back anytime Debbie

    Debbie White 100%|13x

  • Absolutely stunning views though Vastly over priced during our stay

    Absolutely stunning views though Vastly over priced during our stay. The Bach is a little on the tired side and for $1600 ish for 3 nights and I expected much more. Tiny old kitchen, downstairs basic shower / toilet facilities. Lounge/ upstairs beds were ok but the place needs a bit of a makeover if the owner is going to charge that sort of money. Quite disappointed overall for the price we paid. Would be ok for say 300 per night.

    johnrd499 0%|1x Jan 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    We are sorry this slightly demanding guest didn't enjoy his stay as much as he hoped to, but it may simply be a case of champagne taste and beer money, his comments are out of step with all the reviews from our other guests, and whilst there are probably more luxurious places to stay in Russell one must be prepared to pay the price. Prospective guests please see our photos and description which we believe is 100 % accurate. Please ask if you have any questions we are here to help.

    Debbie White 100%|13x

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