The Gables Waterfront Apartment is housed in a lovingly restored historic building on the Russell foreshore. Built on whalebone foundations by Joseph England, a shoemaker, in 1847
its pitsawn 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 is No 1 on Trip Advisor for Northland and 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 kingsize 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.
Swimming right outside on the waterfront beach or take a short stroll over the hill to beautiful Long Beach.
Please note: For your comfort the apartment is pet free and is a non-smoking property. The apartment is not suitable for children under the age of 10 years.
Minimum night stay
3 – 7 depending on the season
1 king size, 2 singles that can be zipped together to make a super king bed
Living & dining accommodates
En suite off the master bedroom, shower, vanity, toilet
Main bathroom, shower toilet and vanity and washing machine
Kitchen fully equipped
Washing machine and airing rack
Quality linen/Towels supplied
Quality duvets/Pillows supplied
Electric oven and induction hob
TV, DVD, SKY TV, Stereo with Ipod connection
Gas fire place
Iron & ironing board
Views of the water
Things to see & do near by
Russell’s historic township and once the colonial capital of New Zealand
Big game fishing in the outer waters of the Bay of Islands Adventure park
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
Restaurants’ Cafes Wineries
Boat cruises around the Bay of Islands
The ‘Hole in the Rock’
The Okiato-Opua car ferry
Kayaking in the sheltered waters of the harbor
Opua to Paihia Coastal walk
Orongo Bay oyster farms
Sunday markets at Kerikeri – 45 minutes north
Water-sports, diving, snorkeling and surfing
Yachting and twilight sailing (seasonal)
Native forests and glow-worm caves
Points of Interest
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Flagstaff/Te Maiki Hill etc
Russell Village: Your are in it!!
Beach: Just 20 paces away
Russell Wharf: 200 meters
Shopping: 2 local 4 square stores in the Russell village 6 kilometre
Airport: Bay of Islands/ Kerikeri Airport 56 kilometres