Sunset Cottage - Russell area, Bay of Islands

Cottage | Russell | #4120

9.4/10 (57 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


LINEN OPTION - queensize sheets, pillowslips & towels -You can bring your own (BYO) or hire for nz$35 total for two for stay - pillows & duvet etc provided. The Homeaway cost sheet will show the linen fee so if you would prefer to BYO & avoid the linen fee PLEASE STATE THIS ON YOUR BOOKING APPLICATION - WE WILL THEN DELETE THE LINEN CHARGE. Many Kiwis prefer to BYO linen - it also assists water conservation as in Russell we all provide our own fresh water by rain off the roof to on site storage tanks then via a double filter system to the cottage (no chemicals). We understand our Overseas guests will generally require linen to be provided.

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. Best swimming and surf at Long Beach, 6 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 and electric towel rail, tv, radio and cd/dvd unit, bbq, microwave, fridge, cutlery and crockery and wood fire for cosy winter evenings, (wood included).

Special conditions:

Prices NZD include gst tax - Mid Season 1 May - 30 Sept $135 for 1 or 2 guests per night. Summer Season 1 Oct - 30 April $165 p/night.. Minimum 2 night stay.

Cottage rates vary according to time of year, length of stay and items included.Cleaning included but please leave Cottage tidy.

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (Optional, NZ$35.00 per stay);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    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 (103)

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  • The property is fantastic

    The property is fantastic. Clean and so well appointed. The host is thorough in the introduction of both the property and equipment and also introducing Russell, the activities on offer and ensuring we were well informed about where to eat in Russell. The sun sets are truly amazing. This is a beautifully presented and maintained property. The welcome note was a lovely touch and people should feel blessed to be guests at this property

    Denise E. Feb 2019

  • Don was very knowledgeable about the surrounding area

    Don was very knowledgeable about the surrounding area. His cottage was well equipped and comfortable and in a great location.

    Jan 2019

  • Amazing place to stay, spacious, clean and the most spectacular views across...

    Amazing place to stay, spacious, clean and the most spectacular views across the harbour. Only a 5 min drive to Russell shops and cafes.

    RebeccaDe7 new member Jan 2019

  • Thanks for the lovely stay

    Thanks for the lovely stay. Don was an excellent host & gave us lots of information. We enjoyed our quick trip away from the city and loved exploring the history of New Zealand. The cottage has fantastic views, is super clean and quiet.

    Sarah P. Jan 2019

  • This home is relatively new and well supplied and appointed

    This home is relatively new and well supplied and appointed. It is modest in size but more than adequate for two people. Lots of windows and light. Great views of the bay and mountains beyond. A few minutes drive from Russell. It’s a bit of a walk to town, but there’s an off road walking track that is very nice. The hosts were very helpful and considerate. All in all, a super place

    Pete H. Dec 2018

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