Captain's Lookout - modern luxury

Central Russell, Bay of Islands

  • 3
  • 3
  • 6
from $295 per night

Spectacular Views | Premier Location | Overlooking Russell

**Please note the house is on the market for sale, bookings within 8 weeks of your stay date will be honored**

Renovated luxury home with 180 degree views of the Russell Wharf, township and over to Paihia. Captain’s Lookout at Russell is one of the best spots to soak up the delights of the Bay of Islands, and is only 5 minutes walk from the Russell shops, cafes and bars.

There are three large bedrooms, two with en suite and one adjacent to the third (largest) bathroom. All bedrooms also feature the latest Samsung internet TV’s with satellite Freeview, meaning you can watch many channels or even browse the internet without leaving your bed!


A modern kitchen including a six burner freestanding oven, double door fridge with filtered, chilled water, and a Nespresso coffee maker.  The laundry adjacent features new front-loading washing machine and dryer.  The kitchen comes complete with easy holiday cooking utensils so whatever you fancy making will be easy, plus a mix of essential cooking ingredients (seasoning, herbs and spices) and tomato sauce.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:  For your comfort the house is pet free and is a non-smoking property. 

No gathering/parties or unauthorized/additional persons staying at the property, this will breach the rental conditions and you may be asked to depart the property. Our general Terms & Conditions apply.

Bedroom description

1 Super king, 1 king and 2 single beds - can be made up as a super king

Nightly Rate $NZD
20 December
9 January
10 January
28 February
Shoulder 1
1 March
30 April
1 May
30 September
Shoulder 2
1 October
19 December


Quoted nightly tariff is for up to 6 persons

Minimum stay: Christmas/New Year 20 Dec – 9 Jan minimum 7-night stay at all times. Peak, shoulder and low season 3 night minimum night stay period on non-holiday season times as specified for each property.

ALL NZ public holidays will be charged at the peak tariff and have minimum stay periods. Shorter stays by negotiation based on spaces between existing bookings and last minute requests. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

All linen and towels are included in the rate.

Please note there is a $50.00 booking fee added to all bookings.

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Board games, books
  • Boat parking
  • Bose docking system
  • Coffee Machine
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and sugar
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Dishwasher
  • Duvet/Pillows supplied
  • Electric Blankets
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and gas hobs
  • External clothes line
  • Garden
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat Pump
  • Heated towel rails
  • High Chair Hire: $10.00 per day
  • Internet Satellite TV's in all bedrooms
  • Internet/WIFI
  • IPod docking station
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Kitchen fully equipped
  • Large deck areas
  • Linen/Towels supplied
  • Local calls via guest calling card
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage – Vodafone & Telecom
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Nespresso machine
  • Outside furniture
  • Outside lighting
  • Pantry
  • Quality duvets/Pillows supplied
  • Reverse cycle Heat and Air Conditioning pump
  • SKY TV
  • Timber deck area
  • Travelcot Hire: $15.00 per day includes linen and blankets
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Walking distance to local restaurants
  • Washing machine and airing rack
  • Native forests and glow-worm caves.
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Pompellier Mission
  • Flagstaff/Te Maiki Hill etc
  • Christ Church
  • Russell's historic township and once the colonial capital of New Zealand
  • Russell Museum
  • Big game fishing in the outer waters of the Bay of Islands Adventure park
  • Art galleries
  • R Tucker Thompson tall sailing ship which cruises the islands
  • Walkway from Rawhiti to the historic whaling station (now closed) at Whangamumu
  • Walkway from Okiato to Orongo Bay
  • Walkway to Cape Brett Lighthouse
  • Sunset cruising
  • Restaurants' Cafe's Wineries
  • Boat cruises around the Bay of Islands
  • The 'Hole in the Rock'
  • Horse riding
  • The Okiato-Opua car ferry
  • Kayaking in the sheltered waters of the harbor
  • Opua to Paihia Coastal walk
  • Orongo Bay oyster farms
  • Saturday and Sunday markets at Kerikeri - 45 minutes north
  • Water-sports, diving, snorkeling and surfing
  • Yachting and twilight sailing (seasonal)
  • The house is well setup, superbly positioned, and has excellent provisions. Thanks.

    Copley - Mar, 2010

  • Thank you for organising the accomodation at Captains Lookout. We couldn't fault the house or your support. You quickly brought more bedding when we said we were a bit cold at night and had a plumber in to fix the bath stopper in a jiffy - beyond the call of duty. The house was superb and fitted our needs perfectly. Views, location, comfort, design - we rent baches reasonable frequently and this was one of the best. Please thank the owners for making it available. We certainly hope to be back.

    A Brennan - Jul, 2015

  • "A fantastic location with amazing views. Nice modern house with a perfect layout to share together but also has private rooms to have your own space as well." eview

    S. Elliott - Sep, 2015

  • The (this) modern house was, in every way, ideal and was even better than we had expected. My only regret was that we had to leave as quickly as we did and I want to return. Thank you to the ‘hostess’ for her warm welcome.

    S Mans - Jul, 2015

  • We have spent a wonderful stay in Russel and its vicinity. This house with its garden, its orchard, the birds and the animals seen in the grass, gave us a tremendous sense of joy, of happiness. The view is fabulous and calming.

    R Jusent - Jul, 2015

  • We had a great stay at Captain's Lookout. I would highly recommend it to any of my friends. It was clean, well organized & equipped, in a great location. Your recommendations for sites to see and restaurants were terrific. Everyone should spend a day on Urupukapuka.

    R. Kolton - Feb, 2016

  • “Waking up to this view was one of the most wonderful things I have ever experienced. The house itself is beautiful and clean and spacious and is perfect for a family or group of friends. The location is great because you are about 10 minutes to the town on one side and 10 minutes to the perfect swimming beach on the other side. I would recommend this house to everyone! ” “This was by far the nicest Airbnb I have stayed in. The view alone was worth the money. What a wonderful home! Thank you for letting us stay, and for being so quick to respond to our messages and calls. ”

    Bowslaugh - Jan, 2018

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