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Te Maiki Escape - Russell Holiday Home

Russell, Bay Of Islands (Ref. 1032645)

3.6

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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* Based on a combined average customer score

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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Stephanie

    “A short summary: Pros of Te Maiki Escape - fantastic position with fabulous views.”

    Comfortable bed in downstairs double bedroom - didn't use upstairs at all. Plenty of hot water. Good to have parking and be within easy walking distance of the town. Good supply of crockery etc. In a nice little area too. Cons: Tired, shabby, outdated decor. Mugs and coffee pot in cupboards actually dirty. (I do have photos). Tea towels utterly useless for drying anything, just smeared everything around. Carpet stained and shabby. Cobwebs on the inside of the window in sitting room. Broken table ...

    Comfortable bed in downstairs double bedroom - didn't use upstairs at all. Plenty of hot water. Good to have parking and be within easy walking distance of the town. Good supply of crockery etc. In a nice little area too. Cons: Tired, shabby, outdated decor. Mugs and coffee pot in cupboards actually dirty. (I do have photos). Tea towels utterly useless for drying anything, just smeared everything around. Carpet stained and shabby. Cobwebs on the inside of the window in sitting room. Broken table on deck (top came off when picked up - not safe). TV didn't work - no signal no matter what we tried. Kitchen taps leaked extensively after first use meaning a large puddle of water on work top to mop up every morning. Linings of curtains in bedroom torn and hanging in shreds. That is simply not acceptable. Wardrobe in downstairs double bedroom stank of stale sweat and, in fact, the whole house smelled very unpleasant. Had to keep windows and doors open ALL the time to keep smell at bay - problems with drainage perhaps? The house is in need of an extensive overhaul of facilities/decor etc in our view as it could be amazing! With its wonderful position etc, it could be fabulous and get a much better rental price too. (or at least, be worth the rental paid for it). Instead it really really wasn't. Apologies for the very negative comments but the house was actually very disappointing in many ways. Had we been staying for longer than 4 nights, we would have much more of an issue of it. I've given two stars for the pros which I've listed above. I can honestly say we could not recommend the house as a place to stay to anyone we know which is such a shame as Russell is delightful and we loved it.

    - Stephanie, March 2023

    Hi Stephanie, Thank you for your feedback on the maintenance that is required at the property, we are sorry to hear you felt that way about your stay. We're discussing this with the property owners and working hard on improvements to ensure this home continues to offer an amazing experience to our guests. Property Owner

Summary

  • Bedroom 1: Queen
  • Bedroom 2: Queen
  • Bedroom 3: Single x2
  • Bathroom 1 with: Shower, Hand Basin, Toilet
  • Free Wi-Fi, DVD Player, TV, BBQ
  • Microwave, Fridge Freezer, Hobs, Oven, Coffee Maker, Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating

Linen

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.

The property

Featuring panoramic views of Russell harbour, Paihia and Waitangi from the wraparound deck, Te Maiki Escape is a great base for a family or small group holidaying in Russell This three-bedroom holiday home is comfortable with cosy open-plan living. You can curl up with a good book or flick on the TV, but the real show is out the doors and on the deck, with stunning views across Kororareka Bay. Soak up some sun here and watch boats track across the harbour, while the BBQ is fired up for some tasty Kiwi kai! The central location of Te Maiki Escape is just a 5 minute walk into the village centre, where you'll find the 4 Square, cafes and the tavern. 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 where many local attractions depart from, 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! Te Maiki Escape is waiting to welcome you to the Bay of Islands! **Please be advised that no live streaming of movies, videos, online games or any other excessive usage of WiFi data is recommended due to the limited data plan. The daily usage no greater than 3GB per stay is suggested.

All guests should take care on the deck as there is are large gaps in the railings and the railings are under 1 metre high.

Please note there is only one car parking space available.

As the mezzanine barrier for Bedroom 3 is below 1 metre high, all guests should take care in this area due to the risk of falls.

Please be advised that no live streaming of movies, videos, online games or any other excessive usage of WiFi data is recommended due to the limited data plan. The daily usage no greater than 3GB per stay is suggested.

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.