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The Bourne Sanctuary - Russell Holiday Home

  • 8 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only


For a quintessential Kiwi bach with room for the whole family, a glimpse of the bay, and only 150m from the waterfront, you simply must check out The Bourne Sanctuary!

Spread across two storeys, this traditional holiday home by the beach not only offers some nostalgic coastal vibes but is also sure to host a fabulous and comfy stay from start to finish.

The top floor features a spacious living, dining and kitchen area that opens out onto a front and rear sundeck on either side of the house, which offers a brilliant cross breeze and indoor-outdoor flow.

Filled with natural light throughout the day, The Bourne Sanctuary is the ideal base camp for your summer holiday in the Bay of Islands. Equipped with two canoes for guests use, you'll even have the means to enjoy the water in the bay.

If it's a mid-winter getaway to the north you're planning, there is a heat pump available to set the ideal temperature. At the end of the day when you're getting cosy indoors, why not throw on a DVD to unwind.

Comfortably sleeping up to eight guests, this holiday home has more than enough space for everyone across its four bedrooms.

Russell is a heritage town, with its original 1843 street plan still intact. First known as Kororareka, this area features some of New Zealand's oldest and most significant historic buildings, and is also host to great activities such as sailing, walking trails, swimming, and dolphin encounters.

Boat owners are welcome to bring and park their vessel in the large off-street parking area and driveway, so a boat of almost any size can fit! And, just to make it even easier for you to get out fishing first thing in the morning, the boat ramp is a quick four-minute drive away.

There's only a quick stroll between you and the water here at The Bourne Sanctuary!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 2): 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 (Level 2): 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 (Level 1): 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 (Level 1): 1 Single Bed
  • Lounge (Level 1): 1 Pull out bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 2): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.

Special Conditions

All guests are encouraged to use the handrail when accessing the external stairs as they are quite steep.

Please note that there are two TV's at this property but they do not have Freeview or Sky, they are available for DVD's and Gaming.


  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (shared)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Mountain Bike
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for The Bourne Sanctuary

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Stayed February 2021

House was a good size to fit us all in and was a short walk to town. Upstairs was ok but bottom bedroom looked like it had been overlooked by the cleaner. A few little maintenance issues but nothing to interrupt our stay.

Stayed January 2021

A lovely bach feel, light and open, great deck. Very roomy. Lots of games to keep the kids occupied too. The kayaks were great fun at the bay 100 metres from the bach. Will definitely stay here again when we come back to Russell.

Stayed December 2020

Cute home, everything you need and only a few minutes walk into town. We loved our stay.

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