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Bay of Islands Cottages
Ranked #9 of 21 Russell B&B and Inns
Offenburg
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
“Feeling at home!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

What a quiet wonderful cottage in an beautiful environment! We very much enjoyed our two nights here! Peter and Marion are wonderful hosts, making the best breakfast in New Zealand we ever had. They even took care of my lactose-free diet, baking everything freshly with lactose-free milk! We enjoyed the talks with you and the other guests during breakfast. We loved everything at your place, everything was just perfect and fits perfectly together! We will come back for sure, hopefully in February next year. We send you our best wishes. Thank you once again for great hospitality!

Kirsten & Mike, Germany

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2011

Away from the madding crowd (not that it was crowded at the end of March) Peter and Jenny have a clutch (3?) cabins built on the hillside around their main home. Nicely furnished with water views from the deck, the accommodation provides a sense of isolation and independence. Unfortunately we did not take advantage of the beach access. A short drive to the lovely Russell is no inconvenience.

We would certainly recommend BoIC and the Russell area. Avoid Paihia, which seems to be the conventional resting point for BoI access.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2011

My husband and I stayed at Bay of Islands Cottages for two nights. If our schedule had permitted we would have loved to stay longer.
The cottage was very clean and spacious, with a nice balcony with a view across the water. I had my best nights sleep of our trip here due to the comfortable bed and quiet location.
Jenny and Peter are wonderful hosts and the breakfasts were just amazing. I particularly loved the communal breakfast table which was such a lovely start to the day.
We really enjoyed the complementary use of the kayaks too. My husband is keen on fishing and Peter kindly lent us his fishing rods.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Gloucester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2010

We selected Bay of Islands Cottages after reading the reviews. We would agree with all the comments made, clean, comfortable, good hosts, fantastic breakfasts,

Just a couple of observations to add.

The bush location does mean what is says, the mosquitoes are voracious at dusk, so no sitting on the veranda in the evening.
The view from the studio apartment attached to the house is largely blocked by a big tree.
The bay is tidal and the area is mudflats with an oyster farm highly visible at low tide.
Cooking facilites consist of two rings and minimal equipment.

That said, it is a great short stay B&B and we would use it again. Jenny and Peter are great hosts and we often spent most of the morning over breakfast. Jenny was very helpful in suggesting days out and Peter provided internet access when we needed it.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2010

Not far out of Russell in a beautiful location, the cottage was spotless, comfortable, well appointed and peaceful. Peter and Jenny were delightful hosts, full of information on the area and many of our fellow guests were staying there for the second time. The breakfasts are pretty amazing, and you certainly won't need to eat anything else for the rest of the day! (Peters Tuna tarts are excellent!)

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2010

This lovely B & B is in a secluded part of the Bay. It ttally charming and Peter and Jenny are the perfects host. All home made breakfasts are a delight to the eyes and taste buds.The host just couldn't moe delightful. Great ;ocation if you have a car.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2010

Stayed here for 3 nights near the start of our honeymoon in NZ and loved every min of it. Sadly Jenny could not be there during our stay but Peter was an excellent host who really made our stay quite special. We looked forward to the amazing breakfasts (even the muesli was home made with home grown ingredients!) and talking with Peter on the balcony of his house looking at the early morning over the bay.

Our cottage was as private as you would want, with cracking views and a short walk down to the water front. Its not far from Russell which is a quite but lovely little village. Worth every penny, I just hope that we will get the chance to go here once more!

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bay of Islands Cottages
Address: 92A Te Wahapu Road, Russell 0272, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Russell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique waterfront cottages in Russell. Guests enjoy sea views from every cottage across the sheltered waters of our bay. Our luxury bed and breakfast is designed for couples, but children are also welcome. Have an authentic cottage stay experience in a location close to Russell but far enough away to enjoy natural quiet surroundings. Four eco cottages are set privately among tree ferns and landscaped organic gardens. A natural habitat for birds and part of our local safe haven for kiwi and weka. At the bottom of the garden is our private beachfront. Two kayaks, row boat and fishing equipment is available for guests to use. Bay of Island Cottages is a small New Zealand owned and operated enterprise. We have been welcoming guests since 2001 and are committed to quality and personal service. - A peaceful waterside retreat. Sea views from every cottage. - Free wifi - Gourmet breakfast included - Location close to Russell but far enough away to enjoy natural quiet surroundings. ... more   less 
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