Relax in the sunshine.Russell Historic Village

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

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A Place in the Sun in the historic village of Russell offers a 3 room very
private self contained holiday apartment. The Bay View overlooks Russell Village and across the Bay to Paihia and Waitangi . Quiet and peaceful yet close to everything. Two Queen bedrooms with en-suites open to your own private patio, lawn and garden.

Cruise, or relax
Its Paradise!

The space

We are retired Kiwi cruising yachties who have found our perfect anchorage.
We offer this Bay View apartment to your group.
A Place in the Sun gives you peace and privacy yet close to safe swimming beaches, cruise departures, coffee on the go and the hot bread shop.

For a great holiday, choose our self contained (self catering) apartment.
Bush walks and lots of bird life. Right on the doorstep!

Guest access

Guests enjoy their own private patio and garden, outdoor barbecue and sunl'oungers. When you stay at 'A Place in the Su'n you will be our only guests.
Your apartment opens to lawn and garden and the owner accommodation is not part of this area.
Modern laundry facilities are available. The host even does it for you (all part of the service ) while you all get to enjoy your holiday time.
Bed linen, bath and beach towels provided as part of your stay with us.
Wireless Internet available for checking e-mails on your own device.

Meal Preparation Facilities .
This is a holiday apartment and below is a list of cooking choices.

At the apartment:
There are 2 barbecues, gas and electric.
A 2 plate cook top.
Electric kettle
Bench top mini oven
A banquet size electric fry pan.
A small electric fry pan
A rice cooker
And of course, great meals in the local bistros and restaurants if you want to give the cook a holiday too!
Fish and chips as fresh as you can get. Eaten with your fingers and no washing up? Perfect!

Interaction with guests

We are always happy to advise and assist you with tips on your time and the activities in our area.
You can book an activity and be part of a group such as a sailing cruise or join a guided tour.
If you prefer to explore and 'do your own thing' you will find plenty of variety to fill your day(s). Fishing, beach or bush walking, bird watching, or just sitting at a coffee stop and watching the world go by.

Other things to note

When our village is busy, you will find your accommodation with us peaceful and private, close enough to walk to the beach, restaurants and the cruise departure point at the Russell Wharf.
Relax and enjoy the wonderful views across the bay. See our guests reviews for our apartment and our view , one of the best in Russell.
Russell is known as 'the walking town' and it is really difficult to get lost.
The locals are friendly and helpful. You may even decide to stay for ever.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 50 / night after 3 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 250 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

When you stay at A Place in the Sun your group will be our only guests.
We expect you to relax. and enjoy your holiday overlooking the Bay.

Smoking outside the apartment only, please.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

25 Reviews

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Claus User Profile
April 2017
My two boys and I had the most wonderful Easter weekend in Russell with Pip and Oliver. The setting was clean and well kept with the most wonderful views ever! Thank you for a wonderful Easter weekend. Recommended anytime
Pip And Oliver User ProfilePip And Oliver is a superhost.
Response from Pip And Oliver:
It was great to see your boys enjoying their time with you here at A Place in the Sun. You are very welcome back any time. Pip
April 2017

Sally User ProfileSally is a superhost.
February 2017
Pip is a lovely host. Full of great information about the area. The views are sensational! Comfortable accommodation.

Jen User Profile
February 2017
Lovely quiet location with amazing views. The town is very quaint and friendly. Strongly recommend Pip and Olivers accommodation and Russel as a town to relax and enjoy the view.

Frank User Profile
February 2017
The view is extraordinary; Pip is the perfect host. There are 2 rooms and ensuites. Breakfast divine. Quiet spot close enough and far enough from the hubub. The time went too fast..
Pip And Oliver User ProfilePip And Oliver is a superhost.
Response from Pip And Oliver:
Your stay at A Place in the Sun was indeed too short and there is lots more to see here. Next trip, slow down to 'Russell Time' and maybe stay a little longer . A great place for honeymoons . You are welcome back any time. Pip, Romantic Russell Bay of Islands, N.Z.
February 2017

Lloyd And Raggi User ProfileLloyd And Raggi is a superhost.
February 2017
Pip and Oliver's place has one of the best views we've ever experienced. On top of that, Pip is the perfect host who greated us on our arrival and showed us around the place. She brought us breakfast on our first morning and even did a load of laundry for us. The place is very roomy with comfortable beds and access to the garden where you can enjoy the splendid views. When we were checking out, Pip presented us with a photo book, signed by the author which we really appreciated. All in all this was the perfect AirBnB experience.
Pip And Oliver User ProfilePip And Oliver is a superhost.
Response from Pip And Oliver:
Thank you for your very nice description of our 'Place in the Sun'. You were perfect guests. Maybe we will see you back in our own piece of Paradise, some time in the future. Pip. Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
February 2017

Joyce User Profile
February 2017
Great place, ideal location, all the comforts.

Renee User Profile
January 2017
Perfect scenic setting close to town yet quiet and private. Very comfortable accommodationsfor two couples. Super friendly and helpful hosts. Best view ever!!
Pip And Oliver User ProfilePip And Oliver is a superhost.
Response from Pip And Oliver:
Thank you Renee and family for choosing to stay at out. We so much enjoyed meeting you all. You were considerate guests and we hope to see you back here in the future. Pip and Oliver A Place in the Sun in Romantic Russell
January 2017

New ZealandJoined in October 2013
Pip And Oliver User ProfilePip And Oliver is a superhost.

We like sunshine, the sea, the beach, beautiful scenery, bird life, entertaining friends. We hope we are considerate guests. We think we are pleasant and helpful hosts.
After many years of chartering our beautiful Herreshoff ketch 'A Place in the Sun' in NZ and the South Pacific, we have retired ashore to our perfect anchorage in Russell.

We live in a wonderful part of New Zealand and look forward to sharing our view across the Bay from Russell, our little piece of paradise .

Pip and Oliver

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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