Waikare Retreat Stunning Views up the inlet

Bach or holiday home | Russell | #4747

9.3/10 (34 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Tranqual setting with beautiful views
  • Relax under the stars in the spa pool
  • Bush walks on property, Kayaks at the beach

Come and relax and get away from it all at the Waikare Retreat, privately located on 15 acres of native bush overlooking the tranqual Waikare Inlet, five minutes drive from Romantic Russell where you will find cafe's, resturants and shops. We are 5 minutes drive from a great Kauri forest and in close proximity to all the Beautiful Bay of Island beaches which offer swimming, fishing, and water sports. Come and relax surrounded by native birds overlooking the water. We have a spa pool located on the deck above the bach, it is shared with ourselves, but always available for your use first, it is heated by a wood fire so just let us know which nights you would like it heated.(only takes 1-2 hours to heat & we are happy to do it every night).

We also have one Large bedroom that sleeps 4 (1 Queen, 2 Singles) downstairs in main house available as, B&B or semi self contained or Over flow for the Waikare Retreat.

Please enquire about these rates.

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
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Spa pool
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Large Bedroom

    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)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 8 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder Season
28-Nov-15 to 14-Dec-15
$140/night $140/night
3 night minimum stay
High Season
15-Dec-15 to 29-Feb-16
$180/night $180/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Mar-16 to 23-Mar-16
$140/night $140/night
3 night minimum stay
Easter Weekend
24-Mar-16 to 28-Mar-16
$180/night $180/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
29-Mar-16 to 30-Apr-16
$140/night $140/night
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
01-May-16 to 02-Jun-16
$90/night $90/night
3 night minimum stay
Queens Birthday
03-Jun-16 to 06-Jun-16
$180/night $180/night
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
07-Jun-16 to 15-Sep-16
$90/night $90/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
16-Sep-16 to 20-Oct-16
$140/night $140/night
3 night minimum stay
Labour Day
21-Oct-16 to 24-Oct-16
$180/night $180/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
25-Oct-16 to 15-Dec-16
$140/night $140/night
3 night minimum stay
High Season
16-Dec-16 to 28-Feb-17
$180/night $180/night
3 night minimum stay

Reviews (144)

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  • CristianBu1
    100%|1x Oct 2015

    This is a must see place if you are looking for a place to relax. We enjoyed the tranquility of the place, the spa pool and view. We are definitely going back.
  • OceansWatch
    100%|1x Aug 2015

    Spa, view :)
  • AustinWang
    100%|1x Aug 2015

    Good view and spa. Everyone will love it.
  • NicS&Co.
    100%|26x Apr 2015

    A nice holiday home , ideal for a family to spend a few days in the area . Awesome views , especially enjoyed from the outdoor spa. Easy driving to all the attractions the area's got to offer ( Russell , with all the cafes and restaurants , dolphin cruises , wineries etc. ) . We're looking forward to come here again in the future !
  • Catherine.s1
    100%|1x Mar 2015

    Amazing views! Really enjoyed the use of the hot tub- a lovely touch of luxury. The Bach was just as described, with a well appointed kitchen. Would highly recommend staying here.
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