Waikare Retreat - Stunning Views

Bach or holiday home | Russell | #4747

9.3/10 (70 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
  • Wheelchair access

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

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High Season
20-Jan-17 to 28-Feb-17
$180/night $180/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Mar-17 to 11-Apr-17
$120/night $150/night
3 night minimum stay
Easter Weekend
12-Apr-17 to 17-Apr-17
$180/night $180/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
18-Apr-17 to 20-Apr-17
$120/night $150/night
3 night minimum stay
21-Apr-17 to 25-Apr-17
$180/night $180/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
26-Apr-17 to 30-Apr-17
$120/night $150/night
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
01-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 20-Apr-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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (180)

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  • Fantastic

    Fantastic. Very relaxing - loved the use of the spa pool. You can't beat that view. Feels miles from civilization (in a good way) but within easy reach of Russell if you need to stock up. This place has everything you need - excellent kitchen and bathroom / laundry facilities. Very clean. Karen loved the ducklings too. Definitely recommended. Would be very happy to come back.

    MauriceWe1 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Beautiful place, gorgeous views and amazing bird watching and stargazing-we loved our...

    Beautiful place, gorgeous views and amazing bird watching and stargazing-we loved our time here.

    LouiseFa4 100%|3x Dec 2016

  • Fabulous setting

    Fabulous setting. Conveniently close to Russell and the ferry

    JanetHo13 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • We would come back for sure & have recommended to our friends...

    We would come back for sure & have recommended to our friends. OK it is a bit of a drive from Russell but just pick up a couple of pies at the bakery and relax & enjoy the view. At night the stars are incredible. There is so much to see in this area, next time we'll stay a week. Rob & Bren Oakville Ontario

    RobinAs1 100%|3x Oct 2016

  • Location is beautiful

    Location is beautiful. Lovely setting and very spacious. Everything you need.

    MurrayTa2 100%|5x Oct 2016

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