Heart of Russell, key to the Bay of Islands.

Bach or holiday home | Russell | #8638

9.4/10 (90 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 (116)

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  • The bach is very roomy and clean

    The bach is very roomy and clean. The setting is great, nice and quiet with easy walking distance to town and beaches. However we found some of the beds a bit to firm but that is just a personal opinion. The lift to the ground floor self contained room was a bit different but worked a treat.We didn't use the carport/garage as we found the driveway far to steep for our cars. All of us had a fantastic holiday and loved our stay.

    hansd799 100%|3x Nov 2018

  • Absolutely amazing location, easy to walk into town

    Absolutely amazing location, easy to walk into town. We could hear all the bird life very idyllic.

    KylieBr11 new member Nov 2018

  • Lovely property with some great features

    Lovely property with some great features. The location is quite and private whilst being a short walk to Russell centre.

    JohnA164 100%|2x Jul 2018

  • Location is up a hill as described overlooking Russell

    Location is up a hill as described overlooking Russell. Great spot and only 5-10mins into town.

    EmilySu5 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • Thank goodness i rented the whole house because the bottom flat would...

    Thank goodness i rented the whole house because the bottom flat would have posed significant health problems for my allergies - the smell of mold hits you when you enter. The top half of house was neat and tidy. Lovely deck. Good heater in lounge area. Wi-fi was handy and good signal.

    tanyen840 100%|1x Jun 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Seems ultra sensitive. We have had a lot of rain and the house was shut for most of the preceding week but some open doors and windows for a little while gets rid of any musty smell.

    alanon984 100%|80x

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