Inside Living


The open plan living, kitchen and dining area is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows with sliding doors providing easy access to the verandah, deck, grounds and beach. A high sloping ceiling compliments the nautical theme and ornaments with a Cape Cod feel. The wall mounted marine chart of the area is always a conversation point as fishing and diving spots are discussed. Halogen lighting on dimmers ensure the ideal evening atmosphere


The living area and house bedrooms are serviced by a covered verandah providing shade and protection in the event of rain. Three leather sofas seat 7-9 comfortably. Nautical instruments on the wall indicate the state of the tide, humidity, temperature and time. Solid timber floors, a high whitewashed ceiling and nautical theme providing a Cape Cod feel. Relax in the comfy leather sofas and enjoy the constantly changing views



Panoramic views of the deck, beach and sea exist from every part of the living area. Sit back and enjoy the endless procession of tour boats, fishing charters, leisure craft and even cruise ships as the pass close in between Russell and the Islands.


Check our Views page for more images and some video. See also Sunsets and Cruise Ships



The modern granite kitchen is fully equipped to cook up a feast or serve purchased food. Appliances include twin dish drawer dishwashers, double door fridge / freezer with ice maker and chilled water dispenser, gas cooking hobs, thermo bake oven, microwave, food processor, cocktail blender, coffee grinder, slow cooker and toasted sandwich maker.


It is well stocked with crockery, serving platters, hors derives trays, utensils, BBQ tools and all you would need to entertain a large group. The return and breakfast bar provides room to move and ample food preparation areas. The pantry includes tea, coffee, salt, pepper, sugar, spices and flour.

When working in the kitchen you can still watch the children on the deck and enjoy the outlook



Books - Games - DVD's

A selection of books, magazines, fishing guides, CD's and a DVD library is provided. In the unlikely event of inclement weather, a selection of board games is also available.


Rear Games Room - Rumpus Room

The large rear room doubles as a games room or second TV room. This room also includes a large TV, Sat TV channels, DVD player and Stereo system with MP3 cable and USB memory stick inputs. This will keep the children and teenagers amused and assure some peace and quiet for the adults in the house. Refer Bedrooms

Rear bedroom doubles as a games room


Audio Video Entertainment

The Bose home theatre is equipped with a sub woofer and 5 satellite speakers around the living room providing full Dolby 5.1 surround sound when watching TV programs and DVD movies.


Outdoor deck speakers can play a different sound source from that being played inside. For example the kids could be watching a DVD inside and the adults listening to some Cafe Del Mar from an iPod on the deck. In addition to the DVD player there is a 6 disc CD player, iPod dock and cable for other MP3 players to be connected.

The Sky satellite TV decoder provides crystal clear New Zealand and international content including BBC, CNN, Fox News, MTV and Disney.


The 32" wide screen LCD TV can be viewed from anywhere in the living room or swung round to be viewed from the deck. TV sound can be applied to the deck speakers but we are sure you will prefer to watch the passing boats or go for a swim.


The rear bedroom has a TV, DVD player and Stereo with MP3 cable and USB memory stick inputs

Bose 5.1 Home Theatre with Outdoor Deck Speakers



MP3 Input and iPod Dock



Free Wireless Internet Access

WiFi high speed Internet access is available from all parts of the house

Free high speed wireless Internet




  Tapeka Point | Russell | Bay of Islands | Paihia | New Zealand | Public Holidays | School Holidays  | Auckland Toll Road

                                                       Absolute beachfront luxury holiday home accommodation near Russell in New Zealand's Bay of Islands

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