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Description from owner

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Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 3 / Sleeps 6 / House
Bedrooms: 4  Bathrooms: 3   Sleeps: 6  Type: House

3 Full baths

Russell Waterfront Holiday Home. A Must visit site
TripAdvisor property ID 3932985

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Book this 4 bedroom house in Russell today! A total of 6 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 12 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $3255, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 93% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Nov 09, 2017, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.

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About the owner

About the owner

Karen B.
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Calendar last updated:
09 Nov 2017
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Languages spoken: English



This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $822.00
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Russell Attractions




  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub

Property Features

  • Parking
  • Waterfront


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


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Shared garden


  • Children - Ask
  • Pets
  • Smoking - Ask


  • 3 Full baths


Reviews (12)

Excellent – based on 12 reviews Excellent
12 reviews

Very Good

“Just Perfect”

Reviewed 22 Mar 2013

Four of us rented here for ten nights. We were so happy to have chosen here and this house had absolutely everything supplied we could have wished for. It was so clean and in the best location we thought. There is a very nice vegetable garden for us to use and we could see what happens at the wharf and we could swim here also. Everything was perfect and we want to plan our return. We found the managers to be most helpful and also they gave complimentary wifi. We did bring a boat and had a mooring close by to the house.

“Very peaceful and scenic. Fabulous deck view!”

Reviewed 21 Mar 2013

Very friendly hosts and well-kept facilities. Russell is a very quaint little town perfect for relaxing.

“Truly paradise!”

Reviewed 13 Mar 2013

We are from the UK and had a family reunion in Russell for Christmas week 2012. 6 of us took over the whole of Karen and Jerry's house while the other 9 in our group had a house just up the hill. Our house was perfect in every way. The location could not be better with the waterside,little shops, cafes and restaurants just a few steps away. Yet the atmosphere is one of peace and calm. The views over the water were wonderful particularly at sunset. The house was lovely, comfortable, well-furnished and equipped with everything we could possibly need. Spotlessly clean. Plenty of space for the 6 of us. Staying in this house was the high point of our trip to NZ and made our family Christmas very special. Karen and Jerry welcomed us warmly and invited us to pick vegetables from the garden. Delicious! They were excellent hosts and made sure that we had everything we needed. We would love to go back.

Response from the owner Thank you so much for your comments Ruth. Your experience is just what we aim to provide and we very much appreciate your feedback. You left the property is such great condition too and we would welcome your group back any time. Best regards. Karen

“Tranquil seaside fun”

Reviewed 11 Mar 2013

Fantastic location. Very nice hosts and neighbors. We rented whole house for a family holiday with ages from 8 to 80. The house was perfect as it was peaceful yet right next to all the Russell amenities. House had everything you could possibly need, but slightly dated. Beautiful sunsets. A memorable stay.

Response from the owner Thanks for your review Camilla, we were very happy to have your family enjoy their holiday here and if there is anything we could do to make your experience top rate next time we would be pleased to. Thanks again for the great condition you left the home in. Best regards. Karen

“Our fabulous stay in Paradise”

Reviewed 1 Jun 2011

We were greeted very warmly by Karen and Gerry and it was such a delight that they handed their beautiful home over to us. We so appreciated the handover transition, they explained everything and provided us with support documentation for all operating procedures and were to source assistance if required, we found this very reassuring. The accommodation is fabulous in a top peaceful location, the views to die for and the house was spotlessly clean. We are so looking forward to coming back again. Many thanks to them both.

“Our Favorite Place in NZ”

Reviewed 18 Oct 2010

We have stayed at Paradise on the Strand 3 times during the past 3 years and have loved it. It is the perfect location in Russell. The sunsets from the deck are beautiful. You can watch the boats come and go from the pier, and you can walk to all the great restaurants in Russell. Karen and Gerry are the best hosts, and the fresh tomatoes from the garden can't be beat.

“A month of total relaxation and pleasure”

Reviewed 27 Sep 2010

We haye stayed at Karen's home many times and we have always found everything to our complete satisfaction. We thoroughly recommend it. The location is superb.

“This gem of a place was the highlight of our holiday.”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2010

While taking the ferry from Paihia to Russell The Strand comes in view about half way there. This lovely waterfront home is front and center and stands out from all the rest. We were met by Karen, our very gracious hostess, who helped us with our luggage and gave us a brief overview of The Strand. We were very impressed with the first class private accommodations on the second floor of the home with a welcoming deck overlooking the bay where we could watch the dolphins play while sipping a bit of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and if you would like something stronger, Jerry makes a great gin and tonic.

“Charmed by the bay of islands!”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2010

Dear Karen, Thank-you so much for a wonderful relaxing holiday! The location of the house, looking over the Bay of Islands from Russell toward Paihia, is absolutely spectacular! The house is something else, down to the very last detail. We found the upstairs apartment to be absolutely immaculate on our arrival and your help and assistance is probably the best we have ever received. Thanks for the tips on local places, it was lovely to not have to use a car and having everything so close from art and gift shops to world class dining. We also did some amazing tours such as the dolphin encounter cruise and a trip to the hole in the rock. We saw so much more than we had listed on our itinerary! The whole experience was wonderful and the accommodation was first class. I would certainly recommend this place to everyone, and we hope to be able to go back again soon and enjoy watching the sun set from the deck with a glass of wine! Thanks again! Kristen & Te

“fab site & so private but right on beach and in the town”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2010

Great place, so central, all great views but lovely and private, actually had a whole area to yourself.

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