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8 Toi Track Orongo Bay, Russell 0272 New Zealand
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#5 of 22 in Russell
Fantail Mill is a very unique luxury complex overlooking Orongo Bay & a three minute drive to the historic seaside village of Russell. Fantail Mill is a very private pristine estate built to resemble a old 1800s NZ Mill town with four upmarket studios all with luxury linen & chattels. Each has a private balcony overlooking the bay where you can enjoy a drink & listen to the amazing chorus's of bird life & watch a beautiful sunset before the three minute drive into Russell for a memorable sea side dining experience. A taxi service is available. Nestled into bush & private subtropical gardens on one & a half acres of coastal land Fantail Mill is the ideal base to enjoy all which the Bay of Islands has to offer. We also offer a guest lounge in the cottage with large TV, DVD player, book library & comfortable couch's. Designated places are provided for smokers. Cape cod chairs placed under the shady canopy of the trees give a ideal spot to unwind, have a drink,catch up that book or grab one from the library in the guest lounge. Four lovely swimming beach's & two wineries are only a five minute drive away from your studio. We have a free laundry with washing machine,dryer & iron. We look forward to receiving you & helping in any way we can to make your stay at Fantail Mill a great one.
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Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
BBQ facilities
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
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Yasmin Mevawala, New Zealand🇳🇿 wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand26 contributions9 helpful votes
Fantaill Mill boutique accommodation is truly a gem located in a convenient and tranquil location in Russell. Our self contained studio was cozy and delightful with a comfy plush bed and luxury linen, good quality tea, coffee and toiletries. Not to mention a cute little balcony overlooking stunning views of the Orongo Bay, perfect for sipping morning tea/coffee or just simply relaxing with a glass of wine🍷😜 in the evening catching stunning sunsets😍. A special thumbs up to the lovely hostess Tracy who kindly offered to do dinner reservations for us at The Duke's. Highly recommend as an excellent getaway for couple of nights to a week. ❤
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
Response from tracy nagel, Owner at Fantail Mill
Responded 05 Jan 2021
Thank you for your wonderful review. It gives us great pleasure to know you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your feedback.
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Lila Lanphere wrote a review Mar 2020
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What a gorgeous place to stay! Everything is so well kept and beautiful. We booked at Fantail Mill for our family to stay in during our Wedding and they loved it and want to go back again. Highly recommend his place! 5 Stars from us. Lila & Greg
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from tracy n, Owner at Fantail Mill
Responded 04 Mar 2020
Thank you Lila and Greg! It was wonderful to meet you both and we look forward to seeing you again one day.
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Possum61 wrote a review Feb 2018
Auckland, New Zealand13 contributions4 helpful votes
Down a tree lined drive to a private gated oasis with views and amazing sunsets over Orongo Bay in Russell Bay of Islands.Well presented clean studio unit with Juliet balcony to enjoy a nice glass of wine while taking in the view across the bay. Great friendly life loving hosts who even gave us a ride into the quaint historic village of Russell ..will return.
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Date of stay: January 2018
Response from Fantail M, Owner at Fantail Mill
Responded 12 Feb 2018
Thank you for your fabulous review. We love sharing this piece of paradise and pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to meet you again!
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hinemoa-auckland wrote a review Feb 2018
Auckland, New Zealand194 contributions104 helpful votes
I stayed two nights in order to attend Waitangi Day celebrations. This is a lovely peaceful motel set in lovely elegant grounds. I stayed in room 1, gorgeous little balcony overlooking the water. Comfy bed and great linen. Herbal tea selection was much appreciated. Small but perfectly formed room and bathroom. The owners are super friendly. Tranquil atmosphere. I can recommend this place.
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Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Room 1 is lovely
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Response from Fantail M, Owner at Fantail Mill
Responded 09 Feb 2018
Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Waitangi is such a special event and we were pleased to be part of your experience.
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mlshp wrote a review Jan 2018
Zurich, Switzerland8 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantail mill is a wonderful place to stay, perfectly situated with a fantastic view of the water in the bay of islands near Russell. Our room was lovely and our host, Tracy, made sure we had everything we needed (including a lift back from the Boat Race Hangi!) Could not recommend this place more!
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled
US$89 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsRussell
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fantail Mill
Which popular attractions are close to Fantail Mill?
Nearby attractions include Waitangi Treaty Grounds (6.3 km), Pompallier Mission and Printery (3.2 km), and Flagstaff Hill (4.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fantail Mill?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Fantail Mill?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Fantail Mill?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fantail Mill?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and Sage @ Paroa Bay Winery.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fantail Mill?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.