Waikare Retreat - Stunning Views

Bach or holiday home | Russell | #4747

9.3/10 (82 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 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
24-May-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 24-Aug-18
$70/night $100/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 (192)

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  • What a treat ?? delighted with our stay, thanks again!...

    What a treat ?? delighted with our stay, thanks again!

    CreeO293 new member May 2017

  • The property was excellent and in great condition with all the supplies...

    The property was excellent and in great condition with all the supplies you need. Very clean and well maintained. The views were great and the location (being 10 mins to Russell) was very handy My only comment would be that if one of the decisions to choose this property was the spa, it is important to note that this is directly outside the owners lounge/kitchen area which has large floor to ceiling windows, so if they are at home, it is in direct view of the living area.

    TN1000 100%|1x May 2017

  • Private and Peaceful

    Private and Peaceful

    andron43 100%|1x May 2017

  • Exactly as advertised, this was a lovely retreat handy to Russell, well...

    Exactly as advertised, this was a lovely retreat handy to Russell, well equipped and spacious with a fantastic view.

    NicholaBa4 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Stunning location, we could not have asked for a better escape from...

    Stunning location, we could not have asked for a better escape from the big smoke. The views, and surrounding bush make a very special location.. not to mention what the bush contained! We had several very memorable experiences with Kiwi right outside the windows, and listening to them, and other native wildlife calling throughout the valley. The facilities were immaculate and linen included meant us arriving late at night, we could flop straight into bed. Quick drive to town, but not too close!

    EllenLa2 100%|1x Apr 2017

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