Chapel Cottage - 3 BED Luxury in Central Russell

Central Russell, Bay of Islands

  • 3
  • 2.5
  • 6
from $295 per night

COVID-19 IMPACTED BOOKINGS: For any bookings unable to proceed due to NZ government imposed COVID-19 domestic travel restrictions, we will be happy to credit the value of your booking to a booking for alternate dates in the same season as your existing booking or refund you in full where that is not possible.

Heated Pool and Spa | Village Location | Luxury Holiday Home

Chapel Cottage is an independently managed and run cottage located within the Russell Cottages complex.  

The cottage is a modern luxurious Cottage, set in the grounds of a number of cottages and located in the beautiful Bay of Islands - only a 3 hour drive from Auckland - a home away from home. Located in the heart of Russell village – Chapel Cottage is only a short stroll from the waterfront, restaurants and cafes and 2 beaches.

The cottage has been built from traditional timber weatherboard. The interior features, solid timber floors in the living area, quality carpet to upstairs area, raked ceilings and is fully appointed to a very high standard.

On the ground floor there is an open plan lounge and dining area, both flow out onto a terrace that captures the morning sun, – a great place to have breakfast whilst enjoying the small private rear garden.

There is a fully equipped kitchen Parmco gas hob unit Parmco under bench oven, large fridge freezer, Parmco dishwasher, the lounge  with a reverse cycle heat and air conditioning pump, a 42 inch LCD TV, ample seating for 6 guests – there is a also laundry with washing machine and dryer for guest use and a powder room with toilet and vanity.  

The upstairs area has 3 bedrooms - the master bedroom has a king bed is en-suited (walk-in shower, toilet and vanity) and a small Juliet balcony, bedroom 2 has a queen bed and a small Juliet balcony, bedroom 3 has 2 single beds. The main bathroom has a shower over bath, toilet and vanity.

We offer complimentary tea, coffee, sugar, SKY TV with access to NETFLIX (using your own login and password details) mini stereo system, parking for 2 cars and boat parking locate at the back of the complex. "FREE Wireless Broadband" and quality linen and towels.

Chapel Cottage enjoys the full use of communal areas at the complex from the in-ground swimming pool, spa and BBQ facilities and children's playground.

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 king
1 queen
2 singles

Season From Until Nightly Rate $NZD
Peak 15 December 12 January 595.00
High 13 January 28 February 495.00
Shoulder 1 1 March 30 April 395.00
Low 1 May 30 September 295.00
Shoulder 2 1 October 14 December 395.00


Quoted nightly tariff per night for up to 4 persons, all other persons are charged at $50.00 per night extra up to a maximum of 6 persons at any one time.


  • For your comfort the house is a pet free and non-smoking property. 
  • Quality bedding, linen, towels and pool towels are supplied for guest use.
  • Please note that there is a $200.00 departure cleaning fee that is mandatory, this is to ensure that the house is left clean and tidy for you and incoming guests.
  • A booking fee of $75.00.

Minimum stay: Christmas/New Year 15 Dec – 12 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.



  • Bath
  • Boat parking
  • Bose docking system
  • Cellphone Coverage
  • Childrens playground
  • Communal BBQ Facilities
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and sugar
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Dishwasher
  • Duvet/Pillows supplied
  • Electric Blankets
  • Electric oven and gas hobs
  • Extractor
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Garden
  • Hair dryer
  • Heated towel rails
  • High Chair Hire: $10.00 per day
  • Highchair & Portacot
  • IPod docking station
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Kitchen fully equipped
  • Linen/Towels supplied
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage – Vodafone & Telecom
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Outside furniture
  • Outside lighting
  • Pantry
  • Quality duvets/Pillows supplied
  • Quality linen/Towels supplied
  • Reverse cycle Heat and Air Conditioning pump
  • SKY TV
  • SKY TV - Full Service
  • Travelcot Hire: $15.00 per day includes linen and blankets
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Walking distance to local restaurants
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bay of Islands Charter
  • 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
  • Fantastic cottage all the family enjoyed their stay. I left my jewellery & car keys behind & Lesley organised it to be couriered to me ! What a relief so appreciated that effort! Well appointed cottage & good information given re what to do & see! Location fantastic walking distance to Long beach which is a lovely beach. Close to centre of Russell and fabulous eateries.

    Colette Ryan - Apr, 2015

  • Friendly hosts, house very clean and tidy on arrival with clear info on property and local activities. Stunning property in a lovely quiet complex. Modern, well appointed with open plan living. Access to a heated swimming pool and spa a bonus and we used it every day! Only a few minutes stroll to the waterfront, excellent location. We will definitely be returning, this is the best place to stay in Russell from our experience having spent time in Russell over the years.

    Melissa Friar - Apr, 2015

  • Lesley was extremely accommodating on all our requests which made our dealings with her very pleasurable and a real joy. Chapel Cottage has everything one would want or need in a holiday home. It was very clean, well laid out and spacious enough for a family of four. The location at Russell is very central and walking to the shopping centre was a breeze. Will be back.

    Sanjeet Goundar - Apr, 2015

  • Everything was very easy all just fell into place. We were a group of 2 couples, & spent 3 Nights at Chapel Cottage, we had an amazing time, the property is located so close to all the cafes, restaurants & beach, we made full use of the pool & the spa, & loved having the fire going later in the evening, it creates such a lovely warm ambience. We loved every minute, thanks Lesley for a fabulous holiday

    C Just - Oct, 2105

  • Neat spot. Great for kids. Very friendly staff. Will be staying there again for sure! Clean tidy. Has everything. Very comfortable.

    J Logan - Oct, 2015

  • The cottage was just perfect and everything was made so easy, from the beginning to the end of our stay. We would recommend to friends and will definitely come back if we are up that way again.. Thank you. There was nothing to not like, it was perfect

    T Vrensen - Jan, 2016

  • Great communication, Lesley gave us good advice on the local restaurants and was responsive for all questions we had before and during our stay. Lovely property; all the amenities you expect. Fantastic location and the pool was the highlight for the kids. Definitely recommend.

    Ascencio - Apr, 2016

  • Hi Barry and Lesley, Great stay. Perfect for a winter break, warm and toasty with both a heat pump and gas flame fire. It had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Lovely spa pool for relaxing at the end of a busy day Great stay. Perfect for a winter break, warm and toasty with both a heat pump and gas flame fire. It had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Lovely spa pool for relaxing at the end of a busy day

    Cooper - Jul, 2017

  • We have enjoyed the complex a few times, clean, tidy and love the pool. Close to Russell its got it all and this unit has heat pumps both up and down these also are air-conditioning units. Great for summer. Lesley was extremely efficient and very customer focused I would use them again.

    Midwood - Jan, 2018

  • Beautiful cottage, just perfect for our 2 families (4 adults, 3 preschoolers) . Everything was just great, the pool, the air-conditioning in the hot weather, the great location. We will definitely stay again" "Lesley was very easy to contact, and very helpful. Thank you"

    Corbett - Jan, 2018

  • Beautiful, clean, modern place. Great location in Russell. Barry met us when we arrived and was quick with communication. Would recommend to others and definitely come back.

    Griffiths - Feb, 2108

  • Beautiful cottage in the heart of Russell, we loved our stay here, great location and the access to the pool was a fantastic bonus. Can't wait for our next trip to Russell would love to stay in the cottage again.

    Patterson - Feb, 2018

  • We loved our time at Chapel cottage! The cottage is quite large and has a good layout, it is near a quiet road and is a short walk into town (2-3 minutes) our daughter loved the shared heated pool and spa, both were cleaned each day. Long Beach is worth a visit and is only a 15 minute walk. We would definitely be coming back.

    Kelly - Nov, 2019

  • Great spot for three generations to stay for a family break. Our 7 and 9 year old girls loved the pool and spa complex, while the grandparents were more than happy to relax on the pool side supervising them. House was well furnished and very clean. Would happily return for another trip.

    Neale - Dec, 2019

  • Chapel Cottage - in the village of Russell Review #29632845 A lovely, clean and comfortable cottage that is centrally located and an easy walk to most everything in Russell. The kitchen is well stocked, with access to shared bbq facilities next to the well-maintained pool. Great for kids, plus a school playground just across the road when visiting during the holidays. Property managers are helpful, attentive and very responsive. Highly recommend staying here. Date of arrival - 28 December 2019

    Heath - Jan, 2020

  • Chapel Cottage - in the village of Russell Review #30907585 Cannot fault this property, It is well equipped and in a perfect location. We will definitely be back to stay again. Date of arrival - 6 March 2020

    Jenna - Mar, 2020

  • Chapel Cottage - in the village of Russell Review #34007293 The Chapel Cottage was very clean and comfortable and within easy walking distance (a very short walk) of the Russell waterfront area and it’s restaurants and shops. Barry was very helpful and the checkin/out process was simple and quick. The property was exactly as represented and we would definitely stay again in the future. Date of arrival - 18 March 2020

    Baker - Mar, 2020

  • This cottage is compact but has everything one needs including laundry powder, coffee pods and also small extras like paper towels and food wraps which most places don’t provide. Barry and Lesley manage the property well and we’re kind enough to deliver a parcel to me. Date of arrival - 17 January 2021

    Young - Jan, 2021

  • When we arrived, we couldn't help thinking how "cute" the cottage was. On meeting our property manager and being shown around, we noted how amazingly clean the house was. Everything was neat & ordered. Having the use of the pool & spa were a great bonus, given that the weather was really hot. We loved our stay at the cottage and could not have asked for anything else. It was perfect. On another note, Russell without the overseas Tourists is amazing. There were beachside tables for all to enjoy the amazing sunsets every night. The whole experience was relaxing, enjoyable & Russell is a place you all need to visit at this very special time. Date of arrival - 23 February 2021

    Tancock - Jan, 2021

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