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Relax in the sunshine.Russell Historic Village
Best View in the Bay-- Come share it!
Best View in the Bay-- Come share it!
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
You won’t be charged yet

A Place in the Sun in the historic seaside village of Russell, is a great place to start your Bay of Islands adventure.
Our holiday apartment 'The Bay View' is yours to enjoy. AND NO STAIRS!

The Bay View is a popular choice with honeymooners, small family groups or 2 couples .
But if you are looking for a city style apartment, this is not for you!

The Bay View overlooks Russell Village and across the Bay. Quiet and peaceful yet close to everything.

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

Our guests enjoy their own private patio and garden, outdoor barbecue and sun loungers. When you stay at 'A Place in the Sun you will be our only guests.
Your apartment opens to lawn and garden overlooking the village and right across the Bay to Paihia .
The owner accommodation is not part of this garden 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. No full size stove.
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, glow worm caves 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 private and quiet. No near neighbours, 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 what our guests say about 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.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
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
Check out by 10AM

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.

Step-free access to the home’s entrance
Step-free access to the bathroom

27 Reviews

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Sam User Profile
November 2017
We had a wonderful stay here, the view is incredible. The home is so comfortable and the extra little touches were very thoughtful. The monopoly and the biscuit jar came in handy when we had a rainy morning!! We fell in love with Russell during our stay and enjoyed the peaceful location of Pip and Oliver’s. Their stories of their sailing days were wonderful.
Pip And Oliver User Profile
Response from Pip And Oliver:
Thank you Sam and Tommy. Russell is a magic place and we are pleased you enjoyed your time here at A Place in the Sun. You and your family were really nice guests. Pip and Oliver Campbell.
November 2017

Alan User Profile
October 2017
Lovely host with a lovely scenic location close to nature and town. Basic, quiet and private for those not expecting anything fancy.

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 Profile
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

Blair User Profile
December 2016
Wonderful property with truly amazing views and great local knowledge from Pip
Pip And Oliver User Profile
Response from Pip And Oliver:
Thanks for your nice review Blair. I wish you and your parents a special family time together at Christmas. Pip Campbell A Place in the Sun.
December 2016

Sally User Profile
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 Profile
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

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Pip And Oliver User Profile
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 Paci…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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