Settler's Cottage 3 BED Luxury in Central Location

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

Settler's 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, smeg gas hob unit, smeg under bench oven, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, in-sink erator, the lounge features a Gas Log Fire place for the cooler evenings 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 queen bed is en-suited (walk-in shower, toilet and vanity) bedroom 2 has a queen bed, bedroom 3 has 2 single beds.  The main bathroom has a shower over bath, toilet and vanity.

We offer complimentary tea, coffee, sugar, milk, SKY TV, DVD player, DVD library, mini stereo system, parking for 2 cars and boat parking. "FREE Wireless Broadband" and quality linen and towels.

Settler's 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. 

We have off street parking for 2 cars.

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.


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
  • BBQ
  • Boat parking
  • Communal BBQ Facilities
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and sugar
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Dishwasher
  • Duvet/Pillows supplied
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hobs
  • Electric oven and gas hobs
  • Extractor
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Garden
  • Gas log fire heater
  • Hair dryer
  • High Chair Hire: $10.00 per day
  • IPod docking station
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Kitchen fully equipped
  • Linen/Towels supplied
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage – Vodafone & Telecom
  • Pantry
  • Quality duvets/Pillows supplied
  • Quality linen/Towels supplied
  • Rear lawn area
  • 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 dryer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Modern, smart, very well appointed accommodation which was comfortable and spacious. All modern amenities provided (wifi etc). Russell isn't large, but the central location is perfect for all needs. Quiet and private. Lovely pool and easily available barbecue facilities - faultless really. A very effective booking process and a pleasant welcome, that couldn't have been more helpful and positive. All requests and requirements were met promptly and with great efficiency.

    Budd - Dec, 2013

  • Dear Lesley, I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the house in Russell. Very well appointed. I am a fussy person when it comes to cleanliness, especially bathrooms and bed linens, and your place was exceptional. Very high standards which makes for a relaxing time. Would highly recommend to the most discerning guest. Sincerely, C Hughes - New Brunswick, Canada/ Auckland NZ

    Hughes - Jul, 2011

  • A very positive experience, friendly and hassle-free - many thanks! Right in the heart of Russell, this cottage was perfectly tidy, warm and cosy. We were really happy & impressed and definitely plan on returning.

    N. Mason - Jun, 2015

  • Excellent friendly service from Barry, thanks! One of the best places to stay in Russell! Pool and spa in complex, with use of BBQ etc. Short stroll to the waterfront. Plenty of parking. The cottage was in mint condition and super comfortable, highly recommended!

    F. Mair - Jan, 2016

  • "Very easy check in/out process. Instructions all clear and Lesley very helpful." "Great property and very tidy. Ideal for families."

    M. Chapman-Smith - Feb, 2016

  • A great sized place to share with friends and family for a fun and relaxing holiday. Within walking distance from everything you could need in Russell. Great communication from friendly hosts. Thanks very much for having us, the place was effect for what we needed for a fun and relaxing few nights...

    Vreeburg - Dec, 2017

  • Great spot, easy access to town, Ideal for families as the pool is heated and hours of entertainment.

    Taylor - Dec, 2017

  • Had a lovely stay. The cottage is central to everything in Russell, it is lovely being able to walk to restaurants, cafes and the beach. The house is perfect, spacious, clean, great amenities (we loved the pool and spa). Lesley was helpful when we checked in, telling us all we needed to know and some good food restaurant tips! Thanks for a wonderful stay :)

    Alford - Jan, 2018

  • “Fabulous place to relax with a young family - clean, spacious and fully equipped! Hosts were lovely and very attentive. We will be back!”

    Crowther - Feb, 2019

  • 'My wife and I had 2 x overseas friends visiting, and we stayed at this Russell Cottage for our 3 night visit to Russell and Paihia, This place was perfect with 3 seperate rooms, and great living / outdoor areas downstairs for socialising and relaxing after site seeing. Just a few mins walk to the Russell waterfront, and ferry to Paihia, this was just what we needed for our quick stay in the area.'

    Spargo - Feb, 2020

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