Russell Bach

Russell Bach

Russell is a small historic village in the bay of islands. It is set on a peninsular which is now a 6000 acre bird sanctuary. It was the site of New Zealand’s first capital. There is a population of approximately 1000 permanent residents. Swelling during the summer to 10,000 +.

Russell has the oldest church (Christ Church ) and Pompallier House (the oldest catholic mission). Along the water front there are cafes and restaurants and a 4square for supplies. There are charter boats for fishing, yachts for sailing and fullers cruises who offer a range of packages including dolphin discoveries and the hole in the rock trip. Long beach is a safe swimming beach with beautiful white sand.

I built Russell Bach in 1995. I cut the trees, milled the timber myself and used all sorts of wood and recycled when I could.
Russell Bach sits on half an acre and is surrounded by tall bamboos. There are tall pecan trees that I planted 20 yrs ago and plums, pine nuts and macadamia nuts also grow there.

It is a very private and protected site which is a 5 minute flat walk into town.

View from the Driveway     View of Russell Bach

Russell Bach has every thing you will need for a relaxing holiday. The kitchen has all the usual items toaster, electric jug, fridge freezer , stainless gas cooker, cutlery, pots, plates etc
The lounge has a futon sofa bed, two single chairs and includes a fire place.
The bathroom is small but sufficient. It has a shower, basin and toilet.
The bed room takes up the whole of the upper floor and has a king size bed and another sofa bed. There is a small deck off one end and has lots of windows looking out over the property.
There is loads of parking, a stainless barbeque for the backyard and the laundry has a washer and drier.

Russell Bach was built for two people to live in luxuriously but can easily accommodate more if you don’t mind sharing.

The only thing you will have to bring is your linen. Linen can be arranged but there would be an extra fee for this.


Long Beach     Russell Wharf