Sunset Cottage - Russell area, Bay of Islands

Bach or holiday home | Russell | #4120

9.2/10 (23 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Excellent sea views
  • Stand alone cottage
  • 4 minutes drive to Russell Village

Sunset Cottage – so named for the outstanding sunsets which can be observed from its high vantage site overlooking Orongo Bay. The Cottage has extensive views from its sunny location, out across the sheltered Bay to Waitangi in the distant west and native bush areas to the north east. Swimming & surf at Long Beach, a few minutes drive away.

Orongo Bay – 4k’s (4 minutes drive) to historic Russell village, halfway between the Russell vehicle ferry port and Russell village.

The Cottage: The dwelling is a modern, ‘stand alone’ weatherboard unit ‘built for two’.

Other features are: self-contained, one bedroom with queen size bed, bathroom with shower, toilet,vanity, heat lamps & electric towel rail, tv, radio & cd/dvd unit, bbq, microwave, fridge, cutlery & crockery & wood fire for cosy winter evenings, (wood included).

Sunset Cottage… another great ‘Hideaway Holiday’ Bay of Islands location!


Special conditions: Prices NZD include gst tax - Winter season 1 May - 31 Aug $110 for 1 or 2 guests per night. 1 Sept - 31 Oct $120 p/night.1 Nov- 30 April $145 p/night. Minimum 2 night stay. Linen optional - (bedsheets,pillowslips, towels ) - Either BYO or hire @ $35 total for 1-2 guests for stay. Other bedding (pillows, duvets etc ) provided.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen $35.00 per stay (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak Season
04-Dec-16 to 30-Apr-17
$139/night $139/night
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
01-May-17 to 31-Aug-17
$110/night $110/night
2 night minimum stay
Spring Season
01-Sep-17 to 31-Oct-17
$115/night $115/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
01-Nov-17 to 04-Mar-18
$139/night $139/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (65)

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  • Relaxing stay, great views of sunsets and sound or Kiwis in the...

    Relaxing stay, great views of sunsets and sound or Kiwis in the evenings.

    Jarek69 100%|2x Jun 2016

  • Sunset Cottage is a fantastic wee place to relax

    Sunset Cottage is a fantastic wee place to relax. The views over the bay are great, especially at sunset. The Cottage is well appointed with everything you need. And it is a very good base for taking day trips through the region. A good bonus is that Don has arranged discounts at several restaurants in Russell.

    iiiiMagoo 100%|5x May 2016

  • Awesome location - very pretty and easy to get to Russell village

    Awesome location - very pretty and easy to get to Russell village.

    SarahMackie 100%|1x May 2016

  • Great spot and a very handy location to everything in the Russell...

    Great spot and a very handy location to everything in the Russell / Pihia area. The cottage is well set up and perfect for 2 people, although not as private as we would have hoped for, with the main house directly behind. Don was very helpful but a little too helpful at times - stopping by daily and at times unannounced which we found rather inappropriate. We were also accused of having a third person staying in the cottage before any questions or facts were found out.

    JeremyParlane 0%|1x Apr 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    There is approx 13M distance between our house and the Cottage with a line of trees & shrubs providing adequate privacy . Normally the only guest contact is a welcome arrival & depature farewell.In this case there was also a visit to show two travel managers a quick look inside (with guests prior permission) one to establish what a second vehicle was doing on our property overnight without our knowledge or permission and a quick visit day of departure to provide a map for their cruise.

    DonHurst 100%|236x

  • great view over the boardwalk and bay

    great view over the boardwalk and bay. quiet.

    GerryB38 100%|1x Mar 2016

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