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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 4 / Apartment
Bedrooms: 2  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 4  Type: Apartment

2 Full baths

The Gables Waterfront Apartment
TripAdvisor property ID 3601770

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Book this 2 bedroom apartment in Russell today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 22 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1376 to as high as $3578, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 90% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 23, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Jenny &.
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Calendar last updated:
23 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English



Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Russell Attractions




  • Fireplace
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access

Property Features

  • Waterfront


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 2 Full baths


Reviews (22)

Excellent – based on 22 reviews Excellent
22 reviews

Very Good

“Exceptional Experience”

Reviewed 12 Jan 2014

We stayed three nights at this lovely apartment and would, without hesitation, book up for a return visit. Wonderful waterfront location. Superbly equipped and spacious accommodation, all in very good taste (lovely mix of classic and contemporary!). Everything works just as it should, from cosy fire to Wifi. Spotlessly clean. Comfy beds. Good bathrooms. It sits above the famous Gables Restaurant - best food in the area - but it is still lovely and quiet. A super base for exploring the Bay of Islands and very helpful owners and management. Overall, a really great experience.

“Waterfront paradise”

Reviewed 4 Mar 2013

We had a delightful week staying the Gables apartment in January. The location is superb, right on the waterfront. Everything you need is there - the apartment is beautifully equipped, including all linen, cooking equipment, washing machine etc. If you don't feel like cooking the Gables restaurant is the best in town and we were very well looked after by the friendly staff there. Russell is a wonderful holiday for families or couples; I would highly recommend it.

“The Best accommodation in Russell - A Must!”

Reviewed 3 Dec 2012

This accommodation was excellent in so many ways! Situated directly on the waterfront we had fabulous views of the beach and as such the apartment gets great light throughout. Being steps away from the town's lovely shops and restaurants was quite a convenient treat. It's worth noting that the rental is above The Gables restaurant which serves the best food in Northland. The apartment is spotlessly clean and well maintained with excellent facilities that included a well equipped kitchen and spacious well decorated rooms. Our favorite times here were when we'd return after a day's outing, open the balcony doors and enjoy the stunning views. The historic building boasts a great amount of charm with a luxurious interior and all amenities one could need - perfect in every way for our stay.

“Wonderful weekend.”

Reviewed 25 May 2012

What a joy to stay in well equipped, clean and tidy apartment so close to the water, the village, bars and restaurants. Quiet and luxurious. We would thoroughly recommend this place for a get-away-from-it-all break.

“The best place to stay in russell!”

Reviewed 29 Apr 2012

Mix the character of the original 19th century home, with a modern interior. Splash in the ultimate location and a surprisingly modest rate and we found the best place to stay in Russell. Being right on the water front in the middle of Russell, you have easy access to everything, including russells best restaurant "the Gables Restaurant", which is literally downstairs, and this was by far the highlight of our trip to the Far North. The hosts were very accomodating with regard to check-in & out times. My only point for improvement was lack of parking at the premisis. Highly Recommended!


Reviewed 28 Apr 2012

nice place. however, for the price we would have expected some discount from the restaurant below for being in the same building and having no choice to their occuoational smells and noise. thoruoghfare from the pizza place behind to be for us as occupants only. bathroom showers to be water tight and not flood either of the bathrooms. a bath would have made a difference places of this price range that we have stayed include a welcome gift such as a bottle of wine and or chocolates. the tree directly infront of the building and view could be pruned as such that occupants could see the beautiful view

Response from the owner We thank you for your comments. The position of this historic building on the waterfront and the requirements by the Historic Places Trust mean the outside of the building must not be altered in any way. Therefore entry to the private courtyard is only possible from the access path you mention. Water is at a premium in Russell as there is not a mains water supply. It would be good to have a bath but they require a large amount of water. The tree you mention is a pohutukawa which is a protected species. Judicial pruning is only permitted by the council. We are hoping this will be carried out soon to expand the beautiful view.

“Luxury apartment uniquely located more akin to a Lodge environme”

Reviewed 12 Apr 2012

This is the perfect spot to stay in Russell. It is right on the waterfront in an historic building in the heart of Russell village. The apartment captures the very essence of Russell and is ideal for 2 couples. It is spacious, very well appointed with the added bonus of a first class restaurant below, if one does not want to self cater. Highly recommended.

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