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The Gables Waterfront Apartment

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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Russell, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North Island
The Gables Waterfront Apartment is housed in a lovingly restored historic building on the Russell foreshore. Built on whalebone foundations by Joseph England, a shoemaker, in 1847
its pitsawn kauri walls could tell a hundred stories.

The luxuriously appointed apartment is 2 storied, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. 'Reach out and touch the water' views of the bay to Waitangi and Paihia. Glorious sunsets, yachting, fishing and boat activity, plunging gannets and the occasional dolphin are just a few reasons to enjoy the historic township of Russell. The apartment has its own private courtyard entrance. The living, dining and kitchen areas open through french doors onto the balcony terrace, the perfect place for morning coffee or an aperitif before dinner.

Fully furnished with all new appliances, the well equipped kitche...
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Listing #FKN3601770
About the Owner
Jenny &
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The attention to detail is very impressive and is an ideal apartment for two couples sharing as it offers two extremely comfortable and well appointed spotlessly clean bedrooms and bathrooms. The living room and kitchen have a WOW factor being both extremely comfortable and enjoying...More

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Concerto, VR Owner at The Gables Waterfront Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Many thanks for your great review!

Reviewed 14 February 2018

This is the third time we have stayed in this beautiful apartment with stunning views over the water and harbour. It's really comfortable and spotless - the owners have done a great job. When sitting on the balcony you can watch the activity all along...More

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Concerto, VR Owner at The Gables Waterfront Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thank you - so pleased you love the apartment as much as we do!

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Russell is an iconic destination in New Zealand with historic buildings to visit, beautiful beaches and daily boat trips to see marine life and islands to explore. The Gables Waterfront Apartment is the perfect location for visitors: seconds from the wharf, the historical buildings and...More

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Concerto, VR Owner at The Gables Waterfront Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Many thanks for your great review.

Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Bathrooms
    2 Full baths
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Fees
  • Additional guests: R 440 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
30% deposit required on confirmation of the booking, the balance is payable 30 days prior to arrival.
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About the neighbourhood
The Bay of Islands boasts 144 Islands and many secluded bays it is one of the finest maritime parks in New Zealand. There is an abundance of marine life, including whales, penguins, dolphins, gannets the famous blue and black marlin. The Bay offers many activities to choose from; sailing, diving, hiking, sky diving, jet boating, beaches, dolphin excursions, golf, fishing charters, fine harvested local food, wine, arts and crafts, Cape Reinga, Ninety Mile Beach and cruising to the Hole in the Rock. Russell: Russell Kororareka is a small, historic seaside village on a peninsula in the eastern Bay of Islands. Since the 1700s it has provided a haven for visitors, offering shelter and hospitality. Because of its relatively remote location it retains an island quality and a charm that reflects the tranquility of earlier times, where a sense of that history and heritage are treasured. Despite this, it is a vibrant, cosmopolitan community that attracts visitors from New Zealand and all over the world - some of whom have chosen to make Russell their home. Its sense of community is evident from the pride in supporting its local school, the number of volunteers that help out with a wide range of activities from sport through to manning of local clubs. Visitors will quickly discover that this community is a special place that welcomes all comers and makes them feel at home and still keeps its village flavour. The settlement, nestled between green headlands, shows signs of its past in street names and building styles. The wharf, built originally in 1879 is still the main route into the town. Before road access was put through in the 1930s visiting steamers tied up here as they brought supplies and travellers. Buildings line the waterfront still - many historic like the Duke of Marlborough hotel (the 4th on the site), The Gables Restaurant, and the Victorian Gothic Customhouse (now our police station). At the south end of the waterfront sits Pompallier House, site of the first Roman Catholic Mission to New Zealand. Established in 1842 it is now restored to its original French Lyonnaise style, the only one of its type in the country. Leather making, printing and bookbinding can be seen once again. One street inland Pompallier's 'rival' the Anglican Christ Church is the oldest existing church in New Zealand and has also been restored - except for the musket ball holes in the old weatherboards, visible reminder of the fierce fighting near the church during the 1845 Battle of Kororareka. Above the town on Maiki (the high place) Hill stands a flagstaff, originally the symbol of British authority and cause of conflict between Maori and the British which led to 1845's battle. It flies New Zealand's original flag twelve days a year. Settlement has spread during the twentieth century to the outskirts of the town - Long beach/Oneroa, Matauwhi, Tapeka, Te Wahapu but on headlands, in valleys and on the coast evidence still exists of earlier Maori occupation.
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