Central Russell, Bay of Islands
Large Family Holiday Home | Walk to Russell | Refurbished Villa
Willow Way has been fully renovated with a new kitchen, 2 new bathrooms and an open plan sunny living space opening out onto a large new deck which gets all day sun.
Although modernised it still retains its character and charm with its polished kauri floors and original features and of course it's awesome location, a stone's throw from Russell, with its restaurants and shops.
It is set on a large section with room for two cars and two boats, a swing set and trampoline for the kids and still room to run around. Follow the steps at the back of the house up the hill for spectacular views of Matauwhi Bay from the swing seat.
The house has polished kauri floors throughout, modern facilities and an expansive deck to enjoy the sunshine and watch the world go by. A great place for adults and kids alike to relax and have fun.
Flat section to accommodate boats and cars - close to several boat ramps, 2 minutes to the boat club at Matauwhi Bay. Short drive to the beautiful family friendly beach at Long Bay.
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.
2 x queen and 4 singles (1 x bunk set)
|Season||From||Until||Nightly Rate $NZD|
|Peak||20 December||9 January||395.00|
|High||10 January||28 February||315.00|
|Shoulder 1||1 March||30 April||260.00|
|Low||1 May||30 September||225.00|
|Shoulder 2||1 October||19 December||260.00|
Quoted nightly tariff is for up to 6 persons, additional guests are charged $30.00 per person up to a maximum of 8 persons at any time.
Minimum stay: Christmas/New Year 20 Dec – 9 Jan minimum 7-night stay at all times. Peak, shoulder and Low season - 2 or 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 supplied for guest use at no extra charge.
Please note there is a $50.00 booking fee added to all bookings.
- Board games, books
- Boat parking
- Crockery and cutlery
- Duvet/Pillows supplied
- Electric heating
- Electric oven and induction hob
- External clothes line
- High Chair Hire: $10.00 per day
- Iron & ironing board
- Kitchen fully equipped
- Large deck areas
- Linen/Towels supplied
- Mobile coverage – Vodafone & Telecom
- SKY TV - NZ Free to Air Channels
- Timber deck area
- Travelcot Hire: $15.00 per day includes linen and blankets
- Vacuum cleaner
- Walking distance to local restaurants
- Washing machine
- Washing machine and airing rack
- Horse riding
- The Okiato-Opua car ferry
- Kayaking in the sheltered waters of the harbor
- Opua to Paihia Coastal walk
- Orongo Bay oyster farms
- Sport fishing
- Saturday and Sunday markets at Kerikeri - 45 minutes north
- Water-sports, diving, snorkeling and surfing
- Yachting and twilight sailing (seasonal)
- 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'
Our families have enjoyed the weekend very much. The house was comfortable and very spacious with all the conforts . We will recommend the Willow Way to all our friends. We will come again. Thank you for your wonderful service
Dino & Danielle Fossi - May, 2016
The house was very handy for Russell easy quick walk to shops and dining out places. Everything in the house was of a very high standard and we really felt like we were on holiday. Would love to stay there again
Kerr - Dec, 2014
Had a fantastic stay at Willow Way over New Year 2014. Great accommodation and great location. Would highly recommend
Rackich - Jan, 2015
It was easy to contact BOI Holiday Homes and they gave good directions and handy hits for getting to Russell, especially about the car ferry only accepting cash. This has now changed and the ferry takes credit card, cash and eftpos payments now - a bonus. This was a very lovely and well presented place. The beds were very good and easy to sleep in, which for us staying there was wonderful as we were in the Bay of Islands for a open water swim. Would recommend this place to others and would stay there again for the next time I'm up that way.
Tippett - Dec, 2015
The house was wonderful, fantastically set up with all the necessities (best of any place I've ever stayed in NZ or around the world) and easily accommodated us all. A lovely stroll into Russell and a short drive over to Long Beach which provided some great swimming and boogie boarding, not sure whether the kids or adults enjoyed it most! BOI Holidays were incredibly helpful and easy to deal with both during the booking process and arrival/departure checks. I would definitely recommend this house and company to other people. I think just one recommendation would be around having a gate or some sort of cover for the driveway. We appreciated the ropes you provided and we managed to use the cars as a blocker but it would've been great if there was something more solid we could pull across. Otherwise it was all great!
K. Le Quesne - Jan, 2016
Very nice home, Easy to deal with went smoothly.
K. Foley - Jan, 2016