Waterfront cottage, Te Wahapu Bay, Russell.

Bach or holiday home | Te Wahapu | #3644

9.5/10 (60 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


The Bay Cottage is situated in historic Te Wahapu Bay on the Russell Peninsula in the Bay of Islands. With its waterfront setting,'The Bay Cottage' is the ideal, romantic "get away from it all" location with comfortable and welcoming amenities. It provides a peaceful and secluded location for your leisure break or holiday.

A short drive to Russell Village, yet a world away from everyone, 'The Bay Cottage' provides a stunning waterfront holiday venue with decks looking out over the bay.

This is a great spot with easy access to the historic Bay of Islands, Waitangi Treaty House and other early sites of interest in what was the first capital of New Zealand.

For dining in Russel - we recommend the Duke of Marlborough on the waterfront, or Hone's Garden behind the Gables Restaurant - great wood fired pizza and craft beer!

Special conditions:

Minimum 2 night stay or 3 nights peak season.

Two persons maximum.

Please respect that smoking is not allowed at the cottage, inside or on the balcony.

Please advise if traveling by motor-home as parking restrictions apply in the area.

Also please note the track leading up to the cottage is not suitable for large suitcases and we recommend smaller overnight bags or lighter bags that can be carried be used for taking items up to the cottage.

Linen pack with bed made up on arrival is an option.

Extras: Linen (Optional, NZ$30.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • STD Queen

    1 x Queen bed


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*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 (98)

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  • Beautiful location, right on the water

    Beautiful location, right on the water. If you are after a tree-house type feel, this place is for You. Going at the end of May, the house was cold at night - Be prepared to rug up if staying during the winter months. Very private and everything you could need was available, right around the corner from Russell - making it a perfect base for day trips.

    Stacey Jackson 100%|1x Jul 2018

  • Very peaceful and relaxing

    Very peaceful and relaxing. Lovely view.

    JessicaAl9 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • Amazing view, very comfortable

    Amazing view, very comfortable.

    GillianBi4 100%|6x May 2018

  • Beautiful, peaceful location

    Beautiful, peaceful location.

    PaulaKr4 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • The location was stunning but the access was terrible

    The location was stunning but the access was terrible. My husband is very fit but he had difficulty getting our suitcases up to the cottage. It's very slippery when wet & would not be great for anyone who is elderly or unfit. The DVD player did not work unfortunately & the cooking hob was not really adequate but luckily there was a Weber BBQ to cook on. Apart from that we enjoyed our stay.

    catnapper 100%|2x Mar 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for the feedback. The sight elevation from the waterfront as you walk up the track whilst enabling great views of the bay, does create a barrier for transporting large suitcases. It is specifically for this reason that we highlight in our listing that we do not recommend taking large suitcases. In addition we repeat this in our guest information sent pre-trip. We have had numerous elderly guests that have managed this. Sorry that this was not clearer for your stay.

    David13 100%|36x

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