Peaceful bush retreat

Bach or holiday home | Russell | #674

9.8/10 (19 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Seaviews across to Paihia.
  • Native birds including Kiwi, Weka, Tui and Tomtit.
  • Short walk to Watering Beach or coffee shops and restaurants in Russell village.

The Russell Tree House.

Private, quiet, birdlife, close to nature. A place to relax in only 5-minute walk down to Russell village.

Two-bedroom architect-designed timber-lined house surrounded by trees, just below the famous flagpole. From the decks look out over the sea to Paihia, or up through the trees to historic Flagstaff Hill. Sun all day long. House is surrounded by reserves with walking tracks and abundant native and introduced birdlife. Four-minute walk from house through bush tracks to small and secluded Watering Beach, from which the old whaleships used to get their fresh water; a short walk at low tide around the rocks will bring you to Russell village.

Special conditions: Three night minimum stay. $165 per night during holiday times e.g. Easter, Labour Weekend


  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Price per night
27-Feb-17 to 31-Dec-17
$180/night $180/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 (55)

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  • Loved the location

    Loved the location. The house was unique and very clean. A lovely timber house set in the bush. The birds were amazing We loved Russell and really enjoyed our stay at this house. Would highly recommend it.

    TrishPh1 new member Feb 2017

  • Fabulous house to stay in! A lovely and quirky house backing onto...

    Fabulous house to stay in! A lovely and quirky house backing onto the bush with lots of birds and the house comes with information on the local birds. They even set up the feeders to attract them in for us. best place we stayed in 2 weeks touring in new Zealand. Thank you!

    AndreaO'4 new member Feb 2017

  • Fabulous house and location

    Fabulous house and location. Great attention to detail. No complaints. We shall return.

    classical74home 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • A rather novel house situated within a patch of bush with lots...

    A rather novel house situated within a patch of bush with lots of birds around especially tui. House is on several levels and is nice and comfortable. Good access to the beach at Russell via a bush track that runs alongside a stream. An enjoyable place to stay.

    ChristineWi1 100%|4x Jan 2017

  • What a unique, special spot — the best bach I've stayed in...

    What a unique, special spot — the best bach I've stayed in yet. Looking forward to returning and staying longer next time.

    MaiLynnS 100%|3x Jan 2017

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