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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Russell, Pipiroa Bay Homestay is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation.
Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Pipiroa Bay Homestay offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette.
Guests of Pipiroa Bay Homestay are also welcome to enjoy a hot tub and barbeque facilities, located on site. For travelers arriving by car, free parking is available.
Close to Christ Church (2.9 mi), a popular Russell landmark, Pipiroa Bay Homestay is a great destination for tourists.
While in Russell, you may want to check out one of the nearby Asian restaurants, which include TukTuk Bangkok Thai Restaurant and Bayside Restaurant and Bar.
Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular historic sites, such as Flagstaff Hill and Pompallier Mission and Printery.
Pipiroa Bay Homestay is sure to make your visit to Russell one worth remembering.
Paula and Gary are the warmest people who make you feel oh so welcome. The apartment was huge, had everything we needed and a big deck with an amazing view. We got lots of info about the area and borrowed their bikes to ride the lovely cycle track in opua. We also used the tinny to catch some fish right on our doorstep. The (optional) breakfast was delicious. The best place to stay in the bay of islands!!
Lovely hosts - terrific views
We booked from the UK for two nights and were delighted we did - the room was comfortable, clean, well-appointed with its own conservatory; the breakfasts were sumptuous; the gardens spectacular; the views from the verandah gorgeous. Gary and Paula were gracious and generous hosts, and we felt so at home we booked a third night. Easy to find from the Ferry from Opua, and a short 8km drive from Russell. There is a round the harbour walk from the bottom of the garden, two ferries and about five hours of walking; great variety, from bush to mangrove boardwalk to farmland; very exciting apart from about twenty mins of dull street walk into Russell. Gary and Paula also booked us a day's sailing on the Phantom; reasonably priced and a great day out. If we had more time available in NZ we would have extended our stay further; such a lot to do and from such a comfortable base. Next time... …
Beautiful Home Stay
We stayed with Gary and Paula for three nights at the beginning of our visit to NZ from the UK. They are a charming and helpful couple who made us feel like family friends from day one, even greeting us with tea and cake! The property is built on a slope, with a great deal of privacy and lovely views of the bay. Our apartment had a separate bedroom, living room, a fully equipped kitchen, private (though small) bathroom, a beautiful veranda with stunning views and a lovely, home-made breakfast was included. The town of Russell is walk-able (just) along the coast, but a car is essential as the home-stay is in quite a rural (although gorgeous) location. Overall good value for money with charming and hospitable owners.
Home & Away
This lovely property has stunning views over the bay from the terraces. A great place to watch the sun go down, glass of excellent local wine in hand. Delicious breakfasts and faultless, friendly hospitality from Gary & Paula. Lots to do nearby, especailly if you like walking (aka 'tramping') and boat trips.
Espectacular location to stay in the north
My wife and I were doing the north region as part of our honeymoon. Gary and Paula made their place an excellent spot to dwell and use as a hub for all activities in the area. Price is excellent and breakfast is superb (you'll barely need to have lunch). The place is very well equipped and they upgraded us to the self contained apartment for free. The view to the bay is amazing and we managed to do everything around the area despite the bad weather. Gary can also arrange for fishing, kayaking and sailing around the bay of islands. Walk down to the bay down the house and even see some glow worms! Do consider the need to take the vehicle ferry (also needed to reach the MUST town of Russell), it's a 10min ride but each one way crossing is $11NZD. Even so, everything before the ferry would not be worth it. …