- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Games Room
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
17 Customer Review(s)
“Very beautiful setting.”
Loved hearing the kiwi at night and waking up to a waters view. The place isnt anything fancy as you would expect from the era it was built but we were ok with that. We did find that it wasn't very clean particularly in the bathroom. I think it may have been shut up for awhile. There are a few things that would of been handy to have particularly in the kitchen like a scrubbing brush. I do think it should be noted that the onsite/owner lives directly next door to the house. We did feel ...
Loved hearing the kiwi at night and waking up to a waters view. The place isnt anything fancy as you would expect from the era it was built but we were ok with that. We did find that it wasn't very clean particularly in the bathroom. I think it may have been shut up for awhile. There are a few things that would of been handy to have particularly in the kitchen like a scrubbing brush. I do think it should be noted that the onsite/owner lives directly next door to the house. We did feel uncomfortable with this and felt we had to be really quiet - she was lovely but didnt feel like you had privacy the same as a standalone building. We also found bachcare disappointing to deal with.- Emma, February 2023
Thank you for your review, Emma. We are sorry to hear of the issues you encountered. We have addressed the problems you raised with our local team and have been working to address the issue raised with the Support Office. We hope, that despite all this, you were able to have an enjoyable holiday and we can host you again. Property Owner
“A wonderful spot for a family stay.”
We enjoyed the surroundings and the facilities of the park. Being able to have our dog stay with us was lovely. The property was clean and tidy and comfortable. The kitchen had all the items needed to cook a meal for the family and friends who came up from their cottage. The BBQ was excellent and sitting on the deck in the evening watching the bird life was a little bit magical.- Elizabeth, January 2023
“We had a nice long weekend with the family and our dog.”
We stayed at the Points House and it’s nicely maintained and had all that we need. Totally enjoyed our stay and we will definitely return.- Kit And Mel, October 2022
“Overall we had a really enjoyable stay at the point house.”
The best thing was the private beach and access to kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Our 10 year old boys spent hours in the kayaks (even though it was winter). We also loved having our dog stay with us. Despite the issues outlined below we would probably stay here again (probably only in summer though). However, there were a few things that clouded our enjoyment: 1) There was nothing on Bachcare's listing to say that the property did not have enough space for boats. Looking at the photos it looked like there was plenty of room to turn a boat around. However, we found out the hard way that there was not. We arrived at night so didn't realise that on one side of the very narrow concrete driveway is a very soft and in places deep drain. Unfortunately our boat trailer slipped off the driveway and into the deep drain. In the process of trying to get it out (by backing it back up the steep hill) we have all but burnt out the clutch on our 4WD ute. A terrible start to our trip. Due to the deep drains we were also unable to get a big enough turning area to turn the boat around. It took 4 of us to unhook it from the ute and turn it around very carefully on the hill. We ended up paying to store it at a lock up down the road. 2) There were at least 3 rats in the walls and ceiling of the house. We were woken most mornings by rats scratching inside the walls. Our Jack Russell dog was also very excited about it. We live in the country and understand that it is common to have rats seek shelter in the ceiling and walls in the winter so weren't too concerned. However, many people would be freaked out by this. Rats could also chew through electrical cables. Time to put some rat bait out!! 3) The heater supplied with the accommodation did not work properly and kept turning on and off so was not suitable to heat the house. It was fortunate that we brought our own heater. 4) When we arrived the shower drain was completely blocked and it was not possible to have a shower without the tray overflowing. We pulled the inside part out of the drain hole and discovered it to be full with hair and slimy grime. This would have built up over months and had obviously not been cleaned by the cleaner. It is clean now!- Michelle, July 2022
Hi Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are so sorry for what occurred with the boat parking, we have not had this occur before and have noted this for future guests. We are available throughout your stay to assist with any items. We have addressed the items you have raised to ensure that these do not happen again. We are so pleased that you loved the private beach and the kayaks, it is such a special spot. Thank you once again for your feedback and we hope to see you again at one of our bachs in the future. Property Owner
“Great property, peaceful surroundings, dog friendly and only 5minute drive to Russell township”- Amanda, April 2022
“Thank you so much for having us!”
I managed to lose my dog for a few hours and everyone on the property did their bit to help me find him which I was very grateful for and ended up finding him thanks to the neighbour! It's a great location, great view of the sunset and very tranquil. Would highly recommend!- Katja, June 2021
“Outstanding location .”
Very comfortable accommodation. We loved the kayaks too.- Thomasin, March 2021
“Fabulous beachside location complete with mooring.”
V close to omata winery for a gourmet pizza. Thank you for a great stay.- Helen, January 2021
“Beautiful location and handy to Russell and surrounds.”
.Love the birds and tranquility. The Point Houses just need a upgrade for future visitors.- Karyn, December 2020
“Wairoro park is a lovely quiet place to stay.”
It is run by friendly and helpful people and we will be using them again!- Lucy, October 2020
“A peaceful cottage with a beautiful view.”- JILL, January 2020
“Great location”- Deborah, January 2020
“This property is an excellent option for a lively family holiday with pets.”
The facilities provided were good for active people. Lovely view from the large and comfortable outside seating area where we spent most of our stay.- Joanne, November 2019
“Very peaceful n lovely setting.”
Loved the sunset view from the deck.- Saras, March 2019
“This was my third stay at Wairoro and it was amazing as normal.”
The unit was very well appointed and had everything we needed - including a fantastic view. Even managed to get my dog sitting comfortably on the paddle board.- Tracy, February 2019
“Beautiful location, lovely house and the private beach with kayaks and paddle board was greatly appreciated.”
Awesome for our three teenagers and two dogs.- Janet, January 2019
“Beautiful bach with friendly neighbour !”
Excellent for dogs and families! Highly recommend this for a relaxing break ! We will definitely come back again.- Garry, January 2019
- Bedroom 1: Single x2
- Bedroom 2: King
- Bedroom 3: Sofa Bed
- Bathroom 1 with: Shower, Bath, Hand Basin, Toilet
- TV, Boat, BBQ, Table Tennis
- Microwave, Fridge Freezer, Hobs, Oven, Cafetiere, Toaster
- Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, 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.
The Point House is a 2 bedroom holiday home unit. Located in Russell’s Wairoro Park, both you and your pets are welcome to enjoy the large native grounds and private beach. This is an ideal option for a peaceful getaway to the stunning Bay of Islands. This unique multilevel A-Frame unit offers comfortable family accommodation with 2 bedrooms upstairs one with a king bed and one with 2 singles. And downstairs, open plan kitchen, dinning, lounge with a fold out sofa, full kitchen (no dishwasher) and full bathroom, a covered deck, BBQ and outdoor furniture. Spend days at the private beach onsite. Set yourself up at the picnic table or enjoy the complimentary Kayaks and paddle board. Be sure to keep watch for Kiwi and Weka living in the surrounding native bush. The Point House also has a large rural property with facilities shared between guests accommodation. The Russell to Okiato walk crosses the rear of the property and offers spectacular ocean views. If you’re coming across from the Opua ferry, this tranquil holiday park is situated just 2km away. Head over to Russell for the day, just 7 minutes drive and while your there jump on the ferry to Paihia. For a piece of New Zealand, Waitangi is less than 5 minutes from Paihia. Be sure to bring your furry friend along on holiday to relax at The Point House - Wairoro Park with you. The perfect location for your next escape.
Please note that there is a 1.5 km gravel driveway into Wairoro Park, with a max speed limit of 30km/hr.
As the internal stairs only have one barrier, all guests should use the handrail provided and children should always be supervised when on and around these stairs to prevent potential falls.
Please note the washing machine at this property is part of an external shared laundry.
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
Otherwise known as Old Russell, Okiato is a small coastal town in the Bay of Islands just south of Russell. Briefly the first capital of New Zealand from 1840-1841, Okiato has a special place in New Zealand history. From here, head to one of the many picturesque beaches nearby, go on an adventure out to the Bay of Islands, or discover an important part of New Zealand's history at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. All of our Okiato holiday homes are pre-inspected prior to your arrival and are ready for instant online booking.