Heart of Russell, key to the Bay of Islands.

Bach or holiday home | Russell | #8638

9.4/10 (95 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Terracotta Gardens is a beautiful holiday house and extensive garden in "Romantic Russell", centre of the lovely Bay of Islands, New Zealand. The house has two levels connected by an elevator, each with their own private, very large outdoor deck and spacious lounge and living area.

There are three upper double bedrooms and one lower bedroom with private ensuite and spa deck. Fully-equipped kitchen/dining, lounges, bedrooms and bathrooms. The lower level has a separate kitchenette with microwave oven, mini-fridge and small stove-top. Broadband internet access via Wifi is available.

Terracotta Gardens is on the hillside above the township with a view west across the Bay towards Waitangi and north across a bushclad valley where morepork and kiwi call at night and weka and tui during the day. A path descends the slope through beautiful gardens to Long Beach road where it is a five-minute walk either into the main township, ferry whart and foreshore or over the saddle to the excellent swimming beach and spectacular view of the Bay and outer islands at Long Beach.

Road access to the house is from Oneroa Road opposite the Pomare Road intersection. A stroll down Pomare Road brings you to Matauwhi Bay and the yacht club while Oneroa Road extends along the ridgeline and gives alternative walks to Long Beach, the township and to Matauwhi Bay.

Special conditions:

Smoking allowed outside only. Pets by arrangement when booking.

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • SKY TV ®
  • Spa pool
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1 upper level

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2 upper level

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3 upper level

    2 x Single bed

  • Master bedroom lower level

    1 x King bed


Maybe booked

*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 (122)

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  • The property is perfect for a family with a dog

    The property is perfect for a family with a dog. Heaps of room. Terrace with a view to Russell and the harbour. Close walk to Long Beach and Russell if you don't mind hills. Everything you need is provided

    RobMc153 100%|1x Feb 2019

  • Terracotta Gardens is a lovely property with plenty room for all and...

    Terracotta Gardens is a lovely property with plenty room for all and very comfortable. Because it has a lift I made the mistake of thinking the property would be good for my elderly aunt who recently had a knee reconstruction, but the steep driveway is a hazard (and I was too much of a wimp to drive the low hire car down the drive.) Other than that we felt very relaxed there and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful surroundings.

    JK2841 100%|5x Feb 2019

  • Perfect location for Long Beach and Russell waterfront

    Perfect location for Long Beach and Russell waterfront. Lots of space for big families, good facilities. Clean, tidy and comfortable.

    MichaelWa25 100%|3x Jan 2019

  • Very nice place to stay, clean and well kept

    Very nice place to stay, clean and well kept. Great location within walking distance to the waterfront and Long Beach.

    Roger Brady 100%|1x Dec 2018

  • It made for a fantastic weekend away

    It made for a fantastic weekend away. A lovely spacious house which was well suited to a larger group. Really well set-up with all the bits and bobs needed for a home away from home and impeccably clean. Walking distance from town but it also feels nicely tucked away with a natural outlook. The deck is a definite drawcard. The only thing needed was a lightbulb in the end double room.

    FreyaM96 100%|1x Dec 2018

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