Peaceful bush retreat

Bach or holiday home | Russell | #674

9.8/10 (24 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 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
22-Nov-17 to 31-Dec-18
$180/night $180/night
3 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Jan-19 to 22-Feb-19
$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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (60)

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  • It was wonderful

    It was wonderful. We loved the house and the beautiful setting. Highly recommended.

    let the fun begins 100%|3x Apr 2017

  • Wonderful stay

    Wonderful stay. Loved the stunning property, really up in the trees and surrounded by abundant birdlife - even heard kiwi at night! The home is clearly loved and well equipped with all the implements needed in the kitchen and shelves and shelves of books. Great location too. Highly recommended.

    ChloeW 100%|3x Apr 2017

  • A very special accommodation

    A very special accommodation. In the forest yet a short walk to central Russell. Sleep in a comfortable bed and listen to the calls of the kiwi. See the weka that casually walk around the edges of the large deck. Lots of natural light keep the place bright during the day and you can watch the stars from the bed in the master bedroom at night. No shortage of reading material or info on the birds and plants of the area. A truly delightful place that I would highly recommend you experience.

    Don_Sc17 100%|2x Mar 2017

  • Great location,interesting house design, nice view and surroundings, well equipped, shower quirky...

    Great location,interesting house design, nice view and surroundings, well equipped, shower quirky until it was understood. Would stay again

    KevinW59 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • We loved the treehouse,our first stop on a north island tour and...

    We loved the treehouse,our first stop on a north island tour and boy did it deliver.Russell is picturesque,reasonably quiet and well equipped for exploring days around the BOI.we found the house to be nourishing for the soul,it had a tranquillity about it that is not found in many places. A true gem. Thankyou so much for sharing this piece of paradise with us, it will live long in our hearts as our first taste of nz and it didn't fail to deliver. Ps drive to oke bay it is like a Pacific dream.

    JamesRi10 100%|4x Mar 2017

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