Veronica House - Russell Holiday Home

Te Wahapu Road, Russell, Bay Of Islands

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  • 8 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi


Over 180 degrees of uninterrupted views across Russell, Veronica House is host to some of the best scenery the Far North has to offer.

Indulge in some real privacy, peace and quiet with no neighbours in sight and a private beach within 10 minutes walk, accessed by a private walkway. Doesn't get any better for a breakaway.

The high ceilings and open-plan layout create a spacious living area that connects effortlessly to the generous west-facing deck that runs the length of the house. Perched perfectly to enjoy the sun all day long, take your pick of seating options outdoor, light up the BBQ and enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets in the distance. Veronica House is equipped with everything you might need to make it your ideal home away from home with a well-equipped kitchen, WiFi, SKY TV and sleeps up to 8 guests comfortably.

With private access to your private beach, a swim to cool off any time of the day is only too easy. If you're a walker, there are numerous good walking tracks nearby. Or Russell wharf is the pickup point for the many adventures out on the water and is less than a 10min drive away. How you want to go out on an adventure or explore the islands is just a matter of choosing.

Feel the stress melt away from the minute you arrive at Veronica House!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Mezzanine (Level 2): 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 King Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 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 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

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

As the property has access to a private beach, all guests should take extra care as the surface of the path is gravel and is quite steep and as this is areas is unfenced adults should always supervise children.


  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (radiator)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • SKY TV
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Veronica House

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Stayed April 2022

A lovely spot with amazing views. Cleanliness of the house could be improved and additional basic amenities supplied.

Stayed December 2021

We very much enjoyed our stay at Veronica House. The dishwasher wasn’t working but is being replaced, the house has great views. The walk to the beach is steep and the beach has a lot of mud and mangroves. Our favourite beach was through Russell town to Tapeka, only a 10min drive. Absolute gorgeous area of NZ

Stayed August 2021

Very nice house in a fantastic location with great views. It is well equipped with everything you would need. We stayed in the middle of winter during a particulary cold time so was a bit cold but has got plenty of heaters, it would be fantastic in the good weather with the enormous decks.

Stayed June 2021

Despite a wet weekend, the house was cozy. There are good views out over the water and the living area is a good sized space to get together, although note that there are only 6 dining chairs (and the house sleeps 8). However, the house is in need of a good clean, the basement area is quite damp and musty.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback, Laura! We're glad you enjoyed the views and cozy feel of Veronica House and sorry to hear that you weren't satisfied with some aspects of your stay. The downstairs TV room is located in an area that doesn't get sunshine and when there is wet and windy weather for a few days it can sometimes get a bit of a smell but we are taking and will continue to take measures to address this. We clean the property regularly and a deep clean is also scheduled for the beginning of July so any aspects that we may not have been able to address on regular cleans will be reset then - we do apologise for this. I understand there should've been 7 chairs around the table as one of them had unfortunately been left outside previously and had gotten wet but this has been addressed now.

Stayed April 2021

Great place to stay Holiday manager in Mid North was very accommodating Beautiful setting over looking the water

Stayed January 2021

Perfect place for a family getaway! The house has plenty of space, is isolated down the long driveway and has a great view of the sunset from the giant deck.

Stayed January 2021

Amazing views, functional house (with some dishwasher, fridge and rubbish issues) and property with multiple places to lounge around both inside and outside and a short walk to a (more or less) private beach. The surrounding bush is busy with native birds and kiwi can be heard at night. There are several ruru (morepork) living on the property. A great place to stay and to explore the area from. Worked well with kids.

Stayed November 2020

Gorgeous house, beautiful outlook from the deck. Very relaxed, serene environment. Perfect for a quiet weekend away.

Stayed November 2020

My girlfriends and I just loved this house. There wasnt anything that missing. It was quiet with visiting rabbits, wekas and tuis. The house was clean and tidy and we loved the decor. It felt like home. And the views were stunning. Just loved it. Thank you for letting us into your beautiful home.

Stayed October 2020

We'd rather not do this as there was some real positives about the property but we would hope that the issues we have mentioned would be addressed before other families like us spend that amount of money for a weekend away. A bit of a cash injection is needed to boos this property.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your valuable feedback. As we have also received your internal feedback and we have passed this along to the property owner. We do hope that we can welcome you back in the future.

Stayed September 2020

Great property. Great views and will definitely suit a couples group trip away.

Stayed July 2020

This property is fantastic, located in a wonderful setting with amazing views and fantastic sunsets. Would definitely recommend, we hope to be back one day!

Stayed July 2020

Great house with a stunning view. Would love to go back when the weather plays ball as you could not beat sitting on the amazing deck taking in the view sipping a glass of wine.

Stayed June 2020

Gorgeous location with breathtaking views from all the bedrooms. We loved the shared dinners at the big table and sitting together in the living room at night, with beautiful candles and the open kitchen nearby to top up drinks and food :) It's a beautiful space to share with lots of people, lovely touches of decoration all throughout the house - it's big yet totally cosy and intimate. We recommend it warmly and look forward to coming back in the summer!

Stayed April 2019

We enjoyed the car ferry over to this beautiful, spacious home with loads of privacy. It had everything we needed and more! Loved waking up to the gorgeous views and the walk down to the private beach was enjoyed by all family members young and old! Close to Russell township and you can take a smooth ferry ride over to Paihia. Amazing place full of history and character!

Stayed February 2019

This is one of the best houses we've stayed in! Comfy beds, plenty of room and an amazing view from the balcony. Clean and tidy as well. We would really recommend this house and we might come back as well!

Stayed February 2019

This house was perfect for our family! The view was amazing so we spent most of our time on the huge deck. Rooms and beds were great. We loved the privacy of the house and the beach.

Stayed February 2019

Beautiful views to enjoy an evening glass of wine

Stayed January 2019

Beautiful, well-appointed property. Very private but also close to Russell so an ideal location. Plenty of space for us all and beautiful views.

Stayed December 2018

This house is awesome. The views are spectacular, it’s spacious, well appointed, tastefully decorated, secluded and very private. Highly recommend this for a relaxing and peaceful escape.

Stayed November 2018

It’s lovely in every corner.

Stayed November 2018

Great place with amazing view! We love it!

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