Heart of Russell, key to the Bay of Islands.

Bach or holiday home | Russell | #8638

9.4/10 (88 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 (114)

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  • Good location, lovely garden

    Good location, lovely garden

    tasmey262 100%|1x May 2018

  • What a great spot! The house was beautifully clean, the spa and...

    What a great spot! The house was beautifully clean, the spa and view were amazing and the beds were incredibly comfortable. Thank you so much, we’ll be back. Sorry that I forgot to take our food out of the second fridge!

    SNWebb 100%|8x Apr 2018

  • Awesome place, very good location

    Awesome place, very good location. Next time I stay in Russell I will definitely be booking again

    Keagand1 100%|2x Apr 2018

  • Although it’s a steep property it is the perfect location in Russell!

    Although it’s a steep property it is the perfect location in Russell!

    robeod117 100%|4x Apr 2018

  • Very comfortable, spacious and clean

    Very comfortable, spacious and clean.

    IainCa14 100%|1x Feb 2018

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