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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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