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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Absolute waterfront at Tapeka Point, Russell, Bay of Islands New Zealand 1, 2 or 3 bedroom (each with own ensuite bathroom) self contained luxury villa, fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining room, laundry. Bedrooms and lounge have spectacular water views out to the islands of the bay, and open on to a glassed in conservatory where guests enjoy having breakfast Lounge has piano, log fire for cold weather use, and the villa is furnished like a 'home away from home' Enclosed garden area with BBQ expressly for guest use. Off street parking, wireless internet available. One bedroom queen bed with own ensuite bathroom Second bedroom also has own ensuite bathroom and queen bed Accommodation not suitable for children under the age of 10 Please note the rate for 4 persons is based on 2 co...Absolute waterfront at Tapeka Point, Russell, Bay of Islands New Zealand 1, 2 or 3 bedroom (each with own ensuite bathroom) self contained luxury villa, fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining room, laundry. Bedrooms and lounge have spectacular water views out to the islands of the bay, and open on to a glassed in conservatory where guests enjoy having breakfast Lounge has piano, log fire for cold weather use, and the villa is furnished like a 'home away from home' Enclosed garden area with BBQ expressly for guest use. Off street parking, wireless internet available. One bedroom queen bed with own ensuite bathroom Second bedroom also has own ensuite bathroom and queen bed Accommodation not suitable for children under the age of 10 Please note the rate for 4 persons is based on 2 couples using 2 rooms. We are happy to make the 3rd bedroom available for bookings that do not fall into this category however please note there is a NZ$50.00 cleaning charge applicable to open the 3rd bedroom. Please let us know on booking if you wish to use this option. We do not take arrivals on Christmas Day sorry.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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Meet the host
Kelly B
Hosting since August 2011
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsA locally based Property Manager is available should you ever need assistance. If possible the manager will arrange to meet you on arrival
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Reviews (21)
hblvox
hblvox
Hamburg, Germany106 contributions
Tolle Villa mit Meerblick
Tolle Villa mit Meerblick. Etwas Abseits von Russel, direkt am Meer. Alle Zimmer mit Meerblick. Alle Schlafzimmer mit eigenem Bad. Wohnzimmer mit Kaminofen. Waschküche vorhanden. Toller Kontakt mit Kelly der managerin. Sehr unkompliziert. So muss Urlaub sein
Visited April 2019
Written May 2, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alan O
Alan O
Warragul, Australia11 contributions
One of the best
This is not the most modern of accommodation but it is one of the most comfortable with the most magnificent of views. We were made most welcome by Maureen and Ron who live on site in a separate house. Although on site they were not intrusive but were there to help when we asked. Russell is well supplied with good restaurants, we ate in several in our 5 day stay. We arrived after dark, a 4 hour drive from Auckland, and next morning the sunrise and the view was spectacular from every room. We saw many boats stopping to watch the Dolphins and went on a 4 hour cruise to see the Dolphins, go through the hole in the rock and land on one of the islands at Maureen's recommendation. We spent many hours relaxing and just watching the view a totally relaxing break.
Visited April 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written April 14, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Stijn V
Stijn V
Perth, Australia1 contribution
Cosy appartment with stunning views and excellent hosts
Villa du Fresne has been the prefect place to stay with our son (12 months). We enjoyed the stunning view on the bay of islands, and the beach is only a two minutes stroll away. Maureen and Ron have been prefect hosts, very well equipped kitchen. It has been every thing we hoped for and more, defintely would reccommend it to friends and we hope to be back ourselves as well.
Visited January 2016
Written January 23, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
VilladuFresne
VilladuFresne
Thank you for your honest review and it was so lovely to have you stay at Villa Du Fresne and hope to see you back some time
Written March 10, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

c_guth
c_guth
32 contributions
Hat alle Erwartungen weit übertroffen - in jeder Hinsicht
Wir haben die Weihnachtsfeiertag 2015 mit unserer 7 jährigen Tochter in der Villa verbracht. Es war hinreißend. Schon die Korrespondenz mit Maureen war überaus freundlich und herzlich. Das Haus selbst liegt wunderschön mit Blick aufs Meer. Die Bilder können nicht annähernd wiedergeben, wie reizvoll es ist. Es ist alles vorhanden was das Herz begehrt und wir haben sehr schöne Tage dort verlebt. Ein herrlicher Ort um nach der langen Anreise zu entspannen. Das Beste sind jedoch eindeutig Maureen und Ron, die uns herzlich aufgenommen und in jeder Hinsicht umsorgt haben. Insbesondere zu unserer Tochter waren sie unglaublich lieb. Es gab extra einen Weihnachtsbaum und sogar Geschenke und leckeres Konfekt (Maureen backt köstlich) zum heiligen Abend. Für jedes unserer kleinen Problemchen, (Tochter krank, Bienenstich, Steinschlag in der Scheibe...) hatten sie eine Lösung parat und waren dabei immer herzlich und zuvorkommend. Obgleich wir danach noch viele Unterkünfte mit netten Gastgebern hatten, konnte keiner den beiden das Wasser reichen. In jeder Hinsicht empfehlenswert und hervorragendes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis
Visited December 2015 Traveled with family
Written January 9, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
VilladuFresne
VilladuFresne
Thank you for your review, and so pleased to have had you stay at Villa Du Fresne. It was a pleasure meeting you
Written March 10, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mike C
Mike C
Worcester, United Kingdom1 contribution
superb in every way
Retired I, my wife and our female cousin adored our six days. More a boutique hotel than a holiday let; each morning, starting with our personal sunrise we enjoyed the stunning views from the cliff top where the ocean offered a fresh interest every moment - including large and small boats and sighting of dolphins and the adjacent islands. Here you can stumble to the pebble beach immediately beneath or find an excellent sandy beach just around the corner. Russell is a decent walk but short drive away. Our hosts Maureen and Ron were unobtrusive but nothing was too much trouble proving very supportive particularly helping to fix up ongoing travel arrangements and we left good friends. The property is beautiful, comfortable and totally flexible - either as two separate apartments or as one spacious dwelling for the three of us; it would be difficult to find a better stay.
Visited March 2015 Traveled with family
Written March 28, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

LeslieSK
LeslieSK
Saskatoon, Canada23 contributions
Spectacular direct view of the ocean, comfortable accommodations and fantastic hosts.
My husband and I stayed with friends in January 2015 and were amazed at the spectacular direct view of the ocean. It was wonderful to open the floor to ceiling glass doors after a sound night's sleep and enjoy the summer breeze and sunshine. Our hosts were gracious and always available to answer any questions. Only wish we could have stayed longer.
Visited January 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written January 16, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MKM
MKM
Horley, United Kingdom9 contributions
Heavenly Villa Du Fresne is my idea of Paradise.
My husband and I arrived on 30 January and had the most wonderful four night stay in this idyllic apartment. We were warmly welcomed and made to feel we were family. Maureen and Ron are very hospitable and attentive without being intrusive and nothing is too much trouble for them. The accommodation is immaculate and spacious and the view of the Bay of Islands will stay with me for ever and the dolphins when the boats are close by. If you are in Russell you will be very fortunate if you manage to stay with Maureen and Ron. They are exceptional and very special people and you feel privileged to have met them and shared their beautiful facilities.
Visited January 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written March 12, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Danny -:- Sydney
The best rest in NZ
Maureen and Ron Redwood have this idyllic B&B; with the most fantastic view across the Bay of Islands. Always on hand to help and provide whatever you need, the hosts have thought of all the things you will need to make your stay a very pleasant one. Unlike, most B&Bs; which provide the breakfast only - there is enough food in the fridge to cover more meals and also staple items in the cupboards to avoid having to buy wasteful items. The nice touches like fresh fruit and vegetables as well as cakes and biscuits direct from Maureen's oven. More than anything is the glassed in patio area where you can sit, read, have a drink or a meal, enjoy the view or just vege out - it really is your home away from home. Russell and Paihia are close to all the attractions of the Northland. So much ground can be travelled in a day trip from there. The really nice touch is to wake up and find your national flag on the pole!
Visited December 2013
Written January 16, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sue -:- Dunedin
Mediterranean-like views
Villa du Fresne was a place with magnificent views and an owner who paid attention to every detail. It was was spacious, clean and well-appointed. The owners were friendly and thoughtful.
Visited December 2013
Written January 9, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Margy -:- UK
Very comfortable with amazing views over the sea.
We stayed for just 2 nights at the start of our holiday in New Zealand and we wished we could have stayed longer. The villa is level throughout on the ground floor and is very spacious, comfortable and clean. Maureen and Ron were most hospitable and helpful, they recommended the best restaurant to eat, where to go fishing and provided all we needed for breakfast and essentials. The uninterrupted views from the villa over the sea are fantastic. It was a perfect spot to explore Russell and the surrounds (with a hire car). Highly recommended.
Visited December 2013
Written January 8, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Boat Available
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Safe
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi
  • Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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About the neighborhood
Mediterranean style villa with one or two bedrooms. Interior decor is relaxed and inspired by the colours of the area. Comfy lounge suites and plenty of cane furniture in conservatory Situated on elevated site overlooking Tapeka Beach with views out to the Islands of the Bay. Dolphins regularly visit our little bay and from the conservatory you can see all the water traffic coming and going from the islands. Interesting rocky formation at either ends of the beach. Good safe swimming beach just 2 minutes walk from the Villa or the beach immediately in front is ideal for snorkeling and diving for sea food.
Getting around
Russell historic village just 5 minutes over the hill by car or about a 20 minute walk. Passenger ferry across to Paihia, 10 minute ride Waitangi Golf course 30 minutes by car and Kerikeri 45 minutes.
Access
Car advised
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Du Fresne

Villa Du Fresne is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Villa Du Fresne has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Villa Du Fresne has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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