Chapel Cottage in the heart of Russell village - Bay of Islands

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, there are 2 reverse cycle heat and air conditioning pumps, 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.

Type of Accommodation:
Short Term (up to 27 days)
Long Term (28 days +)
We accept bookings through:
LiveLocal
Airbnb
Booking.com
VRBO
Direct Bank Transfer
Hosts Private Website
Guests: 6
Beds: 4
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Property Type: House
Types of beds: 1 x king in the master bedroom, 1 x queen in bedroom 2, 2 singles in bedroom 3
Basic Amenities:
Self check-in
Private bathroom
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Breakfast included
Free parking
Air conditioning
Heating
Washing machine
Dryer
TV
Workspace
Extra Amenities:
Private entrance
Outdoor space
Iron
Shampoo
Hair dryer
Towels
Bed linen
Extra pillows
Extra towels
Laundry detergent
Clothes hangers
Indoor fireplace
Conventional oven
Dishwasher
Coffee maker
Toaster
Kettle or Jug
Microwave
Fridge
Hob or Cooktop
Dishes and cutlery
Pots and pans
Barbecue
Netflix
Chromecast
Freeview TV
Sky TV
Family:
Cot
High chair
Game console
Children's books and toys
House Rules:
OK for kids (3-12 yrs)
OK for minis (under 3)
OK for dogs
OK for other pets
Smoking allowed
Parties & events allowed
House Rules:
Quiet hours after 10pm
Strictly no pets
Strictly no parties
Strictly no smoking
Not suitable for kids or infants
Must not exceed maximum occupancy
Visitors welcome but not overnight
Visitors by prior approval only
No cooking of strong smelling food
House Rules (notes): Guests must leave the cottage as they found it, if a departure clean is required please request at the time of booking the fee is $200.00
Parking instructions: There are 2 dedicated parking spaces next to the cottage, please use parking spaces 2A and 2B.
Home Safety:
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector (mandatory)
Carbon monoxide detector
Digital security safe
Things to note:
Must climb stairs
Potential for noise
Pet(s) live on property
No parking on property
Some spaces are shared
Surveillance or recording devices on property
During your stay: Expect to have your own space, with help nearby in person
Minimum Nights Stay: 5
Check-in time: After 3:00 pm
Checkout time: 10:00 am
The neighbourhood: The legend goes that a Maori chief, wounded in battle asked for some penguin booth to be brought to him. After drinking the broth he said “Ka reka te korora” (how sweet is the penguin). Thus - Kororareka - korora, the blue penguin - reka, sweet. In 1844, Kororaeka was renamed Russell. today Russell is a quiet seaside village and an exciting discovery for all tourist and visiting yachts. The town is very conscious of it’s unique heritage and is concerned to preserve its historic character and the natural beauty of the Bay. We hope that you too will enjoy the tranquility and the beauty of Russell - Kororareka and the Bay of Islands during your stay. The Bay of Islands boasts 144 Islands and many secluded bays it is one of the finest maritime parks in New Zealand. There is an abundance of marine life, including whales, penguins, dolphins, gannets the famous blue and black marlin. The Bay offers many activities to choose from; sailing, diving, hiking, sky diving, jet boating, beaches, dolphin excursions, golf, fishing charters, fine harvested local food, wine, arts and crafts, Cape Reinga, Ninety Mile Beach and cruising to the Hole in the Rock. Its sense of community is evident from the pride in supporting its local school, the number of volunteers that help out with a wide range of activities from sport through to manning of local clubs. Visitors will quickly discover that this community is a special place that welcomes all comers and makes them feel at home and still keeps its village flavour. The settlement, nestled between green headlands, shows signs of its past in street names and building styles. The wharf, built originally in 1879 is still the main route into the town. Before road access was put through in the 1930s visiting steamers tied up here as they brought supplies and travellers. Buildings line the waterfront still - many historic like the Duke of Marlborough hotel (the fourth on the site) and the Victorian Gothic Customhouse (now Russell's police station). At the south end of the waterfront sits Pompallier House, site of the first Roman Catholic Mission to New Zealand. Established in 1842 it is now restored to its original French Lyonnaise style, the only one of its type in the country. Leather making, printing and bookbinding can be seen once again. One street inland Pompallier's "rival" the Anglican Christ Church is the oldest existing church in New Zealand and has also been restored - except for the musket ball holes in the old weatherboards, visible reminder of the fierce fighting near the church during the 1845 Battle of Kororareka. Above the town on Maiki (the high place) Hill stands a flagstaff, originally the symbol of British authority and cause of conflict between Maori and the British which led to 1845's battle. It flies New Zealand's original flag twelve days a year. There is an App which provides a self guided walk about the history of Russell Kororareka and another about the Flagstaff on Maiki Hill which can be downloaded at http://hikoitahiwalks.co.nz. The settlement has spread during the twentieth century to the outskirts of the town - Long beach/Oneroa, Matauwhi, Tapeka, Te Wahapu but on headlands, in valleys and on the coast evidence still exists of earlier Maori occupation.