- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Sky TV
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
16 Customer Review(s)
“The view was absolutely stunning and the accommodation itself was great.”
The only downside - no air conditioning. Because the weather was so beautiful it was impossible to cool the interior down, even with all doors/windows open and fans going. The mezzanine floor bed room was almost unbearable to sleep in. Management were brilliant.
The only downside - no air conditioning. Because the weather was so beautiful it was impossible to cool the interior down, even with all doors/windows open and fans going. The mezzanine floor bed room was almost unbearable to sleep in. Management were brilliant.- Michelle, January 2024
“We loved this house and had a great holiday, with one BIG proviso.”
The outside deck around the house is now quite unsafe with a number of parts of the deck likely to collapse when walked on. The deck needs a complete replacement of the actual decking as has been done at one of the neighbours. We also question if the deck railing is still legal as it is quite low and also not too secure in places. To a lesser extent there was also: lack on tongs for the BBQ; difficulty turning off the kitchen tap; a serious ant invasion in the toliet.- Mark, January 2024
Thank you for your review, we're very sorry to hear that you found some amenities not up to standard. Your feedback on the deck has been taken on board as we take health and safety very seriously. We're discussing this with the local team and working hard on improvements to ensure this home continues to offer an amazing experience for future guests. Bachcare
“We had a lovely relaxed stay… views were spectacular and the sound of birdsong amazing.”
A very warm and comfortable bed and easy to use facilities all round. A hairdryer would be one small and useful add on. The house was spotlessly clean and we felt very pleased with our choice.- Jude, August 2022
“We had a superb family getaway in Te Maiki Retreat.”
Perfect for our four kids and us. Spectacular views, warm & cozy, everything we required and so close to all the special Bay of Islands activities. Would definitely return!!- Jessie, June 2022
“Great property and location.”
Yes it's a bit old - you can feel it when someone goes up the stairs or the washing machine spins - but views are fab, nice and clean and well appointed. Except the lack of hairdryer though - please remedy this! Thanks for supplying some washing liquid though :)- Rod, April 2022
“This is a special property with spectacular views within the picturesque town of Russell in the Bay of Islands.”
Some attention to updating some bedding and making sure the property is properly stocked with normal kitchen utensils would make Villa 6 even more attractive.- Toby, April 2022
“A comfortable house, with an absolutely great view, (well worth a 3 min walk up the hill) while still being very close to town.”
I'd happily stay here again!- Mike, March 2022
“Best view in Russell, very short walk from town (despite being up hill).”
All bedrooms and rooms are as in pictures. Easy to check in and check out- Karl, January 2022
“Very comfortable and conveniently located villa with a great outlook over Russell and the bay.”- Adam, July 2021
“Magnificent views make up for fairly basic house.”
Comfy beds.- susan, April 2021
“Very nice view, compact but has everything.”- Jordi, April 2021
“We had an excellent 5 night stay as a family with two young children.”
As advertised, the balcony requires close supervision of children but views of the boats and bays are amazing. Our children used the two downstairs bedrooms which were dark and quiet, while the adults stayed upstairs on the mezzanine floor. The house was clean and tidy and an excellent price. We would stay here again. Thanks.- Anne, January 2021
“2 words. That view!”- Michelle, November 2020
“Stunning views and location.”
Villa is comfortable but has aged decor. People should be wary with young children as the deck is old and balustrade is extremely unstable and far too low as villa is at least 2 metres off the ground on front of deck.- Theresa, October 2020
“This place is amazing and well worth booking.”
The view is just beautiful and I would sit on the deck all day if I could.- Martin, October 2020
“A truly relaxing and wonderful place to stay.”
The property is lovely and clean, magnificent views and close to the Russell township.- Shiralee, August 2020
- Bedroom 1: Queen
- Bedroom 2: Single x2
- Bedroom 3: Queen
- Bathroom 1 with: Shower, Hand Basin, Toilet
- Free Wi-Fi, TV, DVD Player, BBQ
- Microwave, Fridge Freezer, Hobs, Oven, Kettle, Toaster
- Washing Machine, Iron
Our linen service will provide all sheets, pillowcases, towels, bath mats, and tea towels for your stay. We’ll also make up the beds for you prior to arrival and strip them down after your departure. Pillows and duvets are provided at the property.
Lifted up above the treetops, on the hillside, capturing spectacular views of the surrounding scenery and glistening harbour - waiting to host your stay is Te Maiki Retreat. Wake up and sip a freshly brewed coffee from the machine out on the sundeck overlooking the water, spend your days watching the boats turn with the tide and feel the stress melt away. This elevated villa, with WiFi, comes with 3-bedrooms spread across two levels, and a wide-open living area that effortlessly flows out to the stunning views and sundeck for outdoor living. Imagine sun-drenched holidays with ice-cold drinks and a good book relaxing with this amazing backdrop, make sure to get a good snap or two. Or when you get home after a day exploring, fire up the BBQ and spend your warm evenings dining alfresco. During the colder months - get cosy and throw on a DVD. Te Maiki Retreat is located just a 5-minute walk into the village centre, where you'll find the 4 Square, cafes and the historic hotel. Newports Chocolate shop is a must for anyone wanting to indulge their sweet tooth. The Russell wharf is also a short walk from your doorstep from where many local attractions depart, including boat charters of all kinds, fishing, Bay of Islands cruises, dolphin and whale watching and parasailing. The best way to experience this beautiful region is from the water! With views like this and easy-going holiday living - Welcome to Te Maiki Retreat.
Please note that there is an adult max of 4 at all times at this property. Additional guests, up to the max of 6, must be children
Please note there is only enough parking space for one vehicle.
All guests should take care when using the internal stairs as they are steep and although they have a handrail, they do not have balustrades to prevent falls. Adults should closely supervise young children to ensure that they do not climb on or around the stairs
As the mezzanine wall on 1st floor is below 1 metre high, all guests should take care on and around this area and young children should be closely supervised by an adult due to the potential fall risk.
As the deck barrier is below 1 metre high, all guests should take extra care and adults should closely supervise young children to ensure that they do not climb on or around the horizontal balustrades due to potential fall risks
Please note a bond may be charged at certain times of the year. One of our team members will contact you if this is required for your booking.
About the location
Russell is a seaside town filled with history and handy to all of the Bay of Islands 'bucket list' activities. From sitting on the waterfront with some classic fish and chips to swimming with dolphins or visiting the idyllic Toretore Island, Russell is a great place to experience the laid-back lifestyle of the Far North.