Peaceful bush retreat

Bach or holiday home | Russell | #674

9.8/10 (13 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
05-Dec-16 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 (49)

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  • Spotless, comfortable and unique place to stay

    Spotless, comfortable and unique place to stay. Only a five minute walk from Russell town centre and the jetty for cruises and the ferry to Paihia. A great place to relax at the end of our holiday.

    LIndaOd1 100%|3x Mar 2016

  • Amazing location, very private yet only ten minute walk away from village

    Amazing location, very private yet only ten minute walk away from village. Views from property unbelievable and sounds of birds make you feel that you really are living in a tree house. Russell is an amazing location, one of our favourites in the Bay of Islands.

    SimonLi2 100%|1x Jan 2016

  • Magical house, next to a reserve, views over Russell and the Bay,...

    Magical house, next to a reserve, views over Russell and the Bay, balconies to catch every minute of sun. A fabulous place to stay and wake up to birdsong.

    MikeF5 100%|1x Dec 2015

  • Wonderful house and location, very relaxing

    Wonderful house and location, very relaxing.

    karehl565 100%|3x Mar 2015

  • We had a lovely week at The Tree House; it feels like...

    We had a lovely week at The Tree House; it feels like a real sanctuary away from the world. It's a 5 minute walk to town, but is in a very secluded position, surrounded by native bush. We enjoyed our daily visits from the cheeky weka and the tuis, and hearing the kiwi calls each night. The pictures don't do the house justice - it was immaculately clean, well stocked with regard to kitchen utensils, books and games. There is a balcony for every time of the day! Would thoroughly recommend.

    LoisW914 100%|5x Jan 2015

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