Waikare Retreat - Stunning Views

Bach or holiday home | Russell | #4747

9.4/10 (91 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Beautiful Sea View, surrounded by Bush and birdsong
  • Relax under the stars in the spa pool and listen to the Kiwis call
  • Close to Russell Township and other Beautiful Beaches

Come and relax and get away from it all on 15 acres of bush and farmland overlooking the tranqual Waikare inlet, privately located surrounded by nature and birdsong. We are five minutes drive from Romantic Russell for all the cafes, entertainment and activities.

Enjoy our spa pool under a beautiful star lit sky in aboslute peace and quiet, the only sound will be native birds calling, often including our native Kiwis. Your free to wander all over our propety exploring native bush, our little beach where you can go kayaking and our friendly sheep and lambs.

We are in close proximity to Russell's Kauri Forest and many stunning beaches and hiking tracks. Russell being situated surround by the Beautiful Bay of Islands has many water sport and boating trips to discover the Islands and the dolpins, whales and seals that make it their home. We can help with ideas on what to do while your here. There are many bush walks of various lengths and of course our wonderful array of fabulours resturants, cafes and gift shops. Something for everyone =)

Special conditions: Minimum of 3 night stay, summer and winter rates apply. Long weekends are at peek rates eg: Easter, Labour weekend, Anzac, Queens birthday.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Spa pool
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Large Bedroom

    The bedroom contains one Queen size bed, one King single Bed, & one Single trundle bed.

    1 x King single bed
    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Roll-away bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Last minute bookings: 15% off for stays over the next 7 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low Season
23-Aug-17 to 15-Sep-17
$70/night $100/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
16-Sep-17 to 19-Oct-17
$120/night $150/night
3 night minimum stay
Labour weekend
20-Oct-17 to 23-Oct-17
$180/night $180/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
24-Oct-17 to 14-Dec-17
$120/night $150/night
3 night minimum stay
High Season
15-Dec-17 to 22-Dec-17
$180/night $180/night
3 night minimum stay
Christmas - New Years
23-Dec-17 to 04-Jan-18
$250/night $250/night
3 night minimum stay
High Season
05-Jan-18 to 28-Feb-18
$180/night $180/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Mar-18 to 30-Mar-18
$120/night $150/night
3 night minimum stay
Easter Weekend
31-Mar-18 to 02-Apr-18
$180/night $180/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
03-Apr-18 to 30-Apr-18
$120/night $150/night
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
01-May-18 to 15-Sep-18
$70/night $100/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
16-Sep-18 to 18-Oct-18
$120/night $150/night
3 night minimum stay
Labour weekend
19-Oct-18 to 22-Oct-18
$180/night $180/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
23-Oct-18 to 23-Nov-18
$120/night $150/night
3 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 (201)

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  • We had a great respite from a house build here and although...

    We had a great respite from a house build here and although winter and cold the house has a heat pump and rooms well appointed. Wifi and reception is patchy but all you need you will find in the cottage. It doesnt catch much sun in winter but the outlook is lovely and would be brilliant in summer as a base to explore the B of I

    Ashgrove-Farmstay 100%|7x Aug 2017

  • Lovely location -great spa pool with awesome view

    Lovely location -great spa pool with awesome view. Sun an issue in winter but the unit was heated well with heat pump and dehumidifier.

    janis295 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • Loved it

    Loved it. Truthful pictures and real serenity. We fully enjoyed the house, location and a proper kiwi experience. Highly recommend.

    PaulL396 100%|1x Jul 2017

  • Absolutely beautiful bach at a beautiful location

    Absolutely beautiful bach at a beautiful location. Stunning area with all amenities close by.

    MarikaAv1 100%|2x Jul 2017

  • We loved the batch

    We loved the batch. Spacious yet cosy. The heatpump was lovely since it was rather chilly outside. The views are amazing and we made use of the spa pool which was great. Location is very convenient, only minutes away from Russell and ferry. We are very positive but would like to suggest that a smoke alarm and fire blanket or extinguisher should be installed. The stove might need some review as one spiral smoked when turning on and one spiral could not be regulated. But overall wonderful!

    MarianBo1 100%|2x Jul 2017

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