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Blue Penguin Cottage - Russell

SuperhostRussell, Northland, New Zealand
Entire house hosted by Olivia
8 guests4 bedrooms5 beds3 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Now is the time to see your own backyard New Zealand. Bring your friends or family to the beautiful Bay of Islands and make this modern 4 bedroom getaway your home away from home.

Located on the flat in the heart of Russell this four bedroom Cottage is set in peaceful surroundings with access to a shared pool, hot tub and BBQ area.

It’s an easy stroll to the waterfront, shops and cafes.

The space
Set in the peaceful surroundings of the Russell Cottage Complex. Open-plan Living and Dining on the ground floor. Double French doors lead out to the sunny deck and private garden.

The Cottage is air conditioned for your comfort. There are two ac units, one upstairs and one down, providing a cool retreat from the balmy summer afternoons or heating for chilly winter mornings.

Master Bedroom has double doors opening out to the deck.

Upstairs there is a second Super-King Bedroom with en-suite, one Queen Bedroom and one Twin Bedroom with two Single beds. A third bathroom is also located upstairs.

The Super-King beds can be split into Singles on request. Or the two Single beds can be made into a Super-King bed

George and I also run EDGE Fishing Charters from Russell Wharf. So if a day out fishing or site-seeing from the water is on your agenda please ask about making a booking.

Guest access
You will have the Cottage to yourself. Please note that the Pool, Spa and BBQ's are shared with other Cottages.
You have two designated car parks right in front of the Cottage.

Other things to note
The outdoor pool is heated from 1 September through til 30 April. It may or may not be heated over Winter.
The spa pool is heated all year round
Now is the time to see your own backyard New Zealand. Bring your friends or family to the beautiful Bay of Islands and make this modern 4 bedroom getaway your home away from home.

Located on the flat in the heart of Russell this four bedroom Cottage is set in peaceful surroundings with access to a shared pool, hot tub and BBQ area.

It’s an easy stroll to the waterfront, shops and cafes.

The space
Set in the peaceful surroundings of the Russell Cottage Complex. Open-plan Living and Dining on the ground floor. Double French doors lead out to the sunny deck and private garden…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Pool
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Air conditioning
Breakfast
Washing machine
Laptop-friendly workspace
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Russell, Northland, New Zealand

Sit back, relax and unwind by the pool or amble down to the "Hell Hole" cafe for a salmon bagel and a coffee.

Grab a real fruit ice-cream at Delish cafe and stroll along the Strand watching the boats come and go.

Book a fishing trip with us on our 9.7m boat EDGE, we'll fillet your catch ready to bring home for dinner or you can have it cooked by one of the local restaurants. You can charter the boat to cruise the bay and take in the sights including the famous Hole in the Rock.

Rent a Kayak or Paddle board and explore the scenic coastline and wildlife.

Have a dip in the sea at one of the many beaches within walking distance. E-bikes are available for rent if you prefer an easier journey over the hill to Long beach.

Visit the many Historic attractions.
Russell Museum, Pomallier Mission to name a couple, or just across the channel is the Treaty of Waitangi Grounds.

Finish the day with a cold sundowner at the Swordfish club. Bring your camera to capture the impressive record holding fish preserved and displayed on the walls.

Sail the Bay of Islands on the R Tucker Thompson.

And much, much more!
Sit back, relax and unwind by the pool or amble down to the "Hell Hole" cafe for a salmon bagel and a coffee.

Grab a real fruit ice-cream at Delish cafe and stroll along the Strand watching the boats…

Hosted by Olivia

Joined in June 2016
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We have sailed our yacht halfway around the world and seen some amazing places. But there's no place quite like home when you live in the beautiful Bay of Islands. We own and operate EDGE Fishing Charters. We love showing people what the Bay of Islands has to offer from the water and helping them experience New Zealand fishing at its best. Join a shared charter or book the boat and the day is yours. We hope you enjoy Russell and the Bay of Islands as much as we do. Olivia and George
We have sailed our yacht halfway around the world and seen some amazing places. But there's no place quite like home when you live in the beautiful Bay of Islands. We own and opera…
During your stay
I will greet you on arrival and get you settled in. After that I will leave you to enjoy your stay. I live near by and am only a phone call away should you need anything.

If you plan to arrive late in the evening a key can be left in a lock box for self-check in.
I will greet you on arrival and get you settled in. After that I will leave you to enjoy your stay. I live near by and am only a phone call away should you need anything…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water