Gables Waterfront Apartment

Russell - Waterfront, Bay of Islands

  • 2
  • 2
  • 4
from $250 per night

Luxury Accommodation | Waterfront Location | Couples Retreat

This apartment was built on whalebone foundations by Joseph England, a shoemaker, in 1847 its pit-sawn kauri walls could tell a hundred stories.

The luxuriously appointed apartment is 2 storied, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. 'Reach out and touch the water' views of the bay to Waitangi and Paihia. Glorious sunsets, yachting, fishing and boat activity, plunging gannets and the occasional dolphin are just a few reasons to enjoy the historic township of Russell. The apartment has its own private courtyard entrance. The living, dining and kitchen areas open through French doors onto the balcony terrace, the perfect place for morning coffee or an aperitif before dinner.   
Fully furnished with all new appliances, the well equipped kitchen would please any keen chef eager to experiment with the wonderful local seafood and produce. For in house pampering the Gables Restaurant chefs would be happy to cook for you and your guests in the apartment, just arrange this with management in advance.

The Gables Restaurant provides superb dining at your doorstep! Bookings are strongly recommended to ensure you savour a wonderful experience – you won't want to miss out…

The large loft bedroom enjoys beautiful views from the king size bed, the second bedroom features an original brick chimney feature with 2 single beds which can be zipped together to make a super-king bed. Character and charm abound in this stunningly appointed apartment.

En-suite off the master bedroom, shower, vanity, toilet
Main bathroom, shower toilet and vanity and washing machine

Swimming right outside on the waterfront beach or take a short stroll over the hill to beautiful Long Beach. 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:  The apartment is not suitable for children under 10 years of age and is not suitable for boat parking. 

For your comfort the apartment 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 king size, 2 singles that can be zipped together to make a super king bed.

Season From Until Nightly Rate $NZD 2 people Extra Person $NZD up to 4 people
Peak 20 December 9 January 450.00 100.00
High 10 January 28 February 450.00 100.00
Shoulder 1 1 March 30 April 375.00 50.00
Low 1 May 30 September 250.00 50.00
Shoulder 2 1 October 19 December 375.00 50.00


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.

Quality bedding, linens and towels are supplied for guest use.

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

  • BBQ
  • Cellphone Coverage
  • Courtyard
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • DVD
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob
  • Extractor
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Gas fire place
  • Gas log fire heater
  • IPod docking station
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Kitchen fully equipped
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage – Vodafone & Telecom
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Outside furniture
  • Outside lighting
  • Pantry
  • Quality duvets/Pillows supplied
  • Quality linen/Towels supplied
  • SKY TV
  • Stereo with Ipod connection
  • TV
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Washing machine and airing rack
  • 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.
  • 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
  • An absolutely stunning holiday apartment recently refurbished to a very high standard and in the centre of life on the Russell waterfront. The apartment is extremely comfortable, furnished tastefully and equipped with all that is necessary for holiday makers. The icing on the cake is the accessibility to the village, the fantastic fine food restaurant downstairs (The Gables) and the stunning views from the windows overlooking the waterfront. We enjoyed our stay at this venue and look forward to our next visit when we will stay even longer! Many thanks to the Proprietors who made us feel very welcome during our stay.

    Dave & Jill Toocaram - Nov, -0001

  • This accommodation was excellent in so many ways! Situated directly on the waterfront we had fabulous views of the beach and as such the apartment gets great light throughout. Being steps away from the town's lovely shops and restaurants was quite a convenient treat. It's worth noting that the rental is above The Gables restaurant which serves the best food in Northland. The apartment is spotlessly clean and well maintained with excellent facilities that included a well equipped kitchen and spacious well decorated rooms. Our favorite times here were when we'd return after a day's outing, open the balcony doors and enjoy the stunning views. The historic building boasts a great amount of charm with a luxurious interior and all amenities one could need - perfect in every way for our stay.

    E.M. Torres - Nov, -0001

  • Beautiful! Great location, and a pleasingly well equipped and homely apartment. We were almost disappointed we didn't have a rainy day, because we would have been quite happy staying in! Make use of the Gables restaurant...terrific food, great service. We treated ourselves and had the chef come up to the apartment to prepare our dinner on one night - WOW! What a treat. Great stuff.

    N. Tourjussen - Nov, -0001

  • The Gables Apartment is the perfect accommodation from which to enjoy the delights of Russell. Elegant, stylish and fabulously appointed, it could not be improved. The first floor verandah allows enjoyment of the water’s edge position without the foot traffic below being intrusive, but keeps the fascinating ‘passing parade’ of visitors in view. While all the eateries of Russell are within easy walking distance, the proximity of the town’s indisputably best restaurant, The Gables, make it the obvious choice for anyone requiring beautiful food, served with panache. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the team that makes it all possible.

    Leversedge - Nov, 2013

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