Orongo Bay Homestead

Russell

Check In: 15:00|Check Out: 11:00
Hours: 10am - 9pm

Safe and spacious private suites in the gardens of the historic bay-side homestead, just 5 minutes from romantic Russell in the heart of the Bay of Islands “The first American Consulate” c1860 Our experience is your unique assurance in selecting the best Bay of Islands accommodation. As owner operators for 25 years, we go out of our way to do everything we possibly can to give all guests the best experience of New Zealand hospitality, food and wine. Guest comments suggest we achieve this (booking.com guest satisfaction survey 2018 of 96%).

Description

Sequestered in 15 private acres by the sea just five minutes drive from romantic and historic Russell, the heritage-listed First American Consulate (as this 1870's country house is known) offers restorative peace and calm, organic-focused cuisine, and accommodation in three en suite rooms in the architect-designed Lakeside Retreat. Food and travel writer Michael Hooper and partner Chris Wharehinga Swannell (of Maori ancestry) prepare a "bake-house breakfast" delivered to your room, with home-baked breads and croissants, home-made conserves from their organic gardens and orchard and eggs from free-range hens. Central to all the activities on the water, in the wineries, and across the beaches of the bay of 144 islands, the two-storey Homestead is without pretention but generously provisioned with modern comforts, respect and attention. At least four hours notice is required to prepare your room.

The Pacific Room

Room Configuration: 1 Bedroom with lounge
Max Guests: 3   |  No children permitted   |  No infants permitted

A lofty, airy, modern room reflecting the colours of the Pacific with its artist air-brushed hues and hand-coloured cushions. Double doors open out into the native bird-blessed trees above our duck pond and trickling weir - bliss! Separate porch entry. Super-king bed may be split with an additional person (extra) accommodated in a comfortable pull-down "Murphy" bed. Wet area shower and separate bath. Full rate includes breakfast basket delivered to the doorstep. Housekeeping and facilities may be affected by Covid-19 alert level. Deep cleaning and sanitising carried out between guest visits.

The Retreat

Room Configuration: 1 Bedroom with lounge
Max Guests: 4   |  No children permitted   |  No infants permitted

An ensuite garden room with terracotta floors, two private decks through French doors over nature pond and garden, with indoor/outdoor flow; light, sunny and breezy for a beautiful summer glass of wine. In winter the heated tiled floor keeps everything cosy. Large wet area shower, separate bath. Super-king bed (splitable) and comfortable extra double couch bed. Breakfast basket delivered daily to the door for full rate tariff. Separate porch entry. Housekeeping and facilities may be affected by Covid-19 alert level. Deep cleaning and sanitising carried out between guest visits.

The Teal Suite

Room Configuration: 1 Bedroom with lounge and kitchen
Max Guests: 4   |  No children permitted   |  No infants permitted

A large sail-covered deck with table and chairs leads through double French doors to the lofty day room or snug bedroom / mezzanine lounge above (with casual bed and extra flat-screen television for video only). Large walk-in wardrobe. Shower only (no bath). Private back doors to lakeside deck and sauna (operates in winter). A spacious and private area for a family or up to 4 people sharing. Enjoy Nespresso in your private kitchenette (NOTE: food warming facilities only, not cooking). Separate porch entry. Housekeeping and facilities may be affected by Covid-19 alert level. Deep cleaning and sanitising carried out between guest visits.

100% refundable for cancellations with at least 30 days’ notice. 75% refundable if cancelled 7-29 days’ notice No refund available with less than 7 days’ notice. EXCEPTION: During Covid Alert Level 2 we apply a more lenient policy: a full refund given provided at least 7 days’ notice of cancellation is received.

Bookit’s Amendments and Cancellations

Cancellation policies are specific to each supplier and are detailed on the payment confirmation page prior to final booking confirmation.

Bookits non-refundable fee of NZD20.00 also applies to all cancellations regardless of the supplier’s cancellation policy.

Where you are entitled to a refund the refund will be made to the same credit card that you used to confirm the booking.

For amendments of bookings additional charges or a refund may apply depending on the nature of the booking amendment.

If you make a booking using a discount code you will not be able to use that discount code on any subsequent booking amendment. Amendments will be made using the normal price of the product being amended.

45 Aucks Rd, Russell, Northland, New Zealand

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