Luxury Accommodation Bay of Islands – ‘Cloud 9′ Luxury Real Estate


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When it comes to luxury accommodation, New Zealand has a reputation for superb lodges and exclusive retreats.

The Bay of Islands is home to some of the country’s finest holiday accommodation.  You’ll find a selection of luxurious holiday rental property at Luxury Real Estate*, including:

‘Cloud 9′ Russell, Bay of Islands

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Integrating beautifully into the coastline overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Cloud 9 has New Zealand’s highest quality assurance rating for a Holiday Home, Qualmark 5 stars.

Highlights include:

  • Breathtaking views – Long Beach to the Islands and beyond on the one side and across the peninsula to the boat moorings on the other.  A great spot for both sunrise and sunset and to watch for dolphins and whales.
  • Coastal style – a fabulous layout for a relaxing holiday with such an inviting open-plan living, dining and kitchen area and space to retreat to private bedrooms.
  • Outdoor entertaining areas complete with pool, spa and elevated views.
  • Location – Cloud 9 feels removed from it all and yet Russell’s cafes, restaurants and shops are just 2km or so away and Long Beach is even closer for a swim or beach walk.

Cloud 9 is available for bookings as a luxury holiday home – view further detail at Luxury Real Estate or feel free to contact me:

Charlie Brendon-Cook
0212 444 888

* As not all rental residences are advertised please contact us to discuss your requirements.  Luxury Real Estate New Zealand (Licensed REAA 2008)

Coming up: State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series – Bay of Islands Classic


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State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series – Bay of Islands Classic
Saturday 22nd November 2014     11am – 4.00pm
Main Event Site:
Paihia Beach, Paihia, Bay of Islands

Move over dolphins, it’s that time of year when swimmers take to the water for the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series – Bay of Islands Classic.

This fabulous event encourages keen swimmers of all ages and abilities to participate in an ocean swim.

  • For those with the aquatic touch, there is the ‘I’m Going Long’ – a 3.3km swim across from Russell to Paihia.
  • If you just want to test the water, the ‘Give it a Go’ is a 300m swim taking place off Paihia Beach.
  • The younger swimmers seem to love the ‘State Ocean Kids’ – a swim for children aged between 6-10 years old. The kids enjoy a fun 30min safety activity session followed by a 200m shallow water swim along Paihia beach, lined with Surf Life Saving NZ guards.

Pack the sunscreen, beach towels, goggles and cap and experience the superb waterways of the Bay of Islands.   As with any trip to the Bay of Islands, plan an extra few days – you’ll want to stay longer.

Special thanks to the Race organisers and photos: Simon Watts.

Just listed: Long Beach property for sale


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Long Beach Russell property for sale
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Offered for sale: ‘Seaview’, Long Beach, Russell
By Luxury Real Estate New Zealand

A stylish beach house in an idyllic location, to inspire an endless summer. Designed by renowned architect Robert Railley, this stunning property offers three levels of coastal living with a sun-drenched aspect and expansive ocean views. Features include:

  • Prime Long Beach land, approximately 1,784 m2
  • Ocean, beach and island views, superior aspect
  • Sumptuous three-bedroom, two-bathroom upper level
  • Designer kitchen, entertaining decks, courtyard
  • Russell’s restaurants, cafes and shops within 2km

Property at Long Beach is highly regarded and often held for generations. Here is your chance. Further detail: Long Beach Road, Russell

View by appointment, Charlie
0212 444 888

Bay of Islands airport – the sky’s the limit


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Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 10.23.31 AMExciting plans have been announced for the Bay of Islands airport.

The proposed venture will see a switch to the 50-seat Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 and the phasing out of flights with the 19-seat Beechcraft 1900D aircraft by February. The larger aircraft will boost the capacity of 60,000 passengers a year by 20 per cent.*

Such multimillion-dollar investment in infrastructure offers a great boost for tourism and local residents.

Flying into Auckland and transferring to the tiny plane for the final leg home may soon just be a memory, albeit a really nice one.
There is something special about flying over the Bay of Islands and landing amid the farmland of Kerikeri. Now, even more people will share that experience and the friendly welcome to this fabulous region.

*The Northern Advocate

Property for sale – Resort-Style Haven – Russell, Bay of Islands


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Resort Style Haven – Russell, Bay of Islands
Offered for sale by Luxury Real Estate

Location, location – this family sanctuary is central to everything great about the Bay of Islands.

  • Modern three-level, four-bedroom home, elevated water views
  • Double street frontage on approximately 1,012m2
  • Upper level retreat, master suite, lounge, study
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds, private decks
  • Light, spacious living with high ceilings, open-plan

Stroll down to Russell’s cafes, restaurants and shops.  When it comes time for entertaining or relaxing at home, this property is designed for indoor and outdoor living with private decks, fabulous gardens and water views.

Call me on 0212 444 888 or email
View further detail

Charlie Brendon-Cook
Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
(Licensed REAA 2008)

Luxury Real Estate: Property for sale – Russell, Bay of Islands


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Wellington Street
Russell, Bay of Islands

Enquire now for a brochure and further information on this outstanding property just listed for sale in Russell.

Presenting without compromise on location or style, this luxurious home offers outstanding views across the harbour.  It is an idyllic position and the property is designed to meet the lifestyle location, offering luxurious accommodation, light and modern living areas, fabulous indoor and outdoor entertaining space, ample storage and two double garages.

Enjoy panoramic bay views and sunsets over the water to Waitangi. Watch the ferries glide to and fro, be front row for the sailing races and view harbour events. Russell’s restaurants, cafes, shops and wharf are only a stroll from the front door.

View further detail at Luxury Real Estate New Zealand.
Call me on 0212 444 888

Charlie Brendon-Cook
Coastal and Waterfront Specialist
Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
(Licensed REAA 2008)



Luxury Lifestyle News: The Old Packhouse Market – Opening 18th October, 2014


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The Old Packhouse Market

Get fresh in The Bay of Islands this summer:

The Old Packhouse Market is opening in Kerikeri on:
18th October, 2014 from 8am – 1.30pm

‘Inspired by a desire to enable locals and visitors to access the abundance of produce being grown and made in Northland, this Market is dedicated to bringing the best of the region’s produce together, all in one place.’ says organiser Judy Hyland.

The under cover product market will also feature an in-house Market café, bakery deli and wine cellar, plus arts and crafts from talented Northland artisans.

There will be plenty to tempt the taste buds. Take an empty basket or bags and stock up on the best of the region.

Bay of Islands fresh food

The buildings and grounds are looking fantastic. Located near the centre of Kerikeri, they sit amid the stunning growing land of the region. Kerikeri has rich volcanic soil and is home to rolling green farmland, orchards, vineyards and nurseries. Visitors are in for a treat in any season.

So for a fabulous, fresh food experience, visit the Market, held every Saturday.


The Old Packhouse Market Kerikeri
 Kerikeri, Bay of Islands – Just 900 metres from the SH10 roundabout heading towards Kerikeri town centre, opposite Makana chocolates.

When?  Saturdays 8am – 1.30pm

Why not?  Make a weekend of it and stay in or nearby to Kerikeri:.

Take a sneak preview at the website The Old Packhouse Market.


Waterfront property for sale – Bay of Islands Where is this coastal hideaway?


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Parekura Bay property for sale
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Coastal Hideaway, Bay of Islands
Offered for sale by Luxury Real Estate New Zealand

What a stunning waterfront location. This property is nestled into the headland overlooking the popular bays of Te Uenga and Parekura.

Designed for year-round enjoyment, features of this beautiful home include:

  • Exclusive, elevated waterfront location
  • Ocean views, sun-drenched aspect
  • Walking tracks to two beaches
  • Modern kitchen, spacious open-plan living
  • Outdoor decking area with fireplace and spa
  • Mature gardens, native flora and bush
  • Double garage, circular drive and boat park
  • Two ton mooring subject to council transfer

Further details – Luxury Real Estate New Zealand

Where is Te Uenga and Parekura Bay?
Parekura Bay Luxury Real Estate New Zealand

For sale by negotiation.
Confidential enquiries to:
Charlie Brendon-Cook
M. 0212 444 888

17A York Street
Russell, Bay of Islands

Luxury Real Estate Limited
(Licensed REAA 2008)

Luxury Real Estate: New Zealand Property for Sale


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Offered For Sale by Luxury Real Estate: Rongotai, Tauranga Bay RongotaiDW-140215_DSC7791en DW-140215_DSC7758-Edit DW-140215_DSC7838 View full details on this spectacular property offered for sale at: Luxury Real Estate New Zealand Features include:

  • Northeast facing, 1.34 hectares of private, gated coastal land
  • Three-bedroom, two-bathroom contemporary home
  • Infinity pool, spa, timber decking, landscaped gardens, helipad
  • Separate double garage, laundry, bathroom in outbuilding
  • Hardwood floors, aluminium joinery, ducted air conditioning
  • Crow’s nest viewing platform, Bose sound and television projection system
  • Swimming beach below, nearby to Kauri Cliffs, Whangaroa Harbour

Arrange an appointment to view:
Charlie Brendon-Cook
+64 (0)212 444 888

Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
(Licensed REAA 2008)

Bay of Islands Events: Russell Museum


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 Always worth a visit and a must-do for visitors to the Bay of Islands, the Russell Museum is hosting another superb exhibition.

MADE IN RUSSELL is an exhibition by local artists. That equates to a rare opportunity to see the private work of an array of talented artists, past and present.

‘Works date from 1940’s to present…. Art works have been lent from private collections – the artists’ own or collectors’. Many of them arrived newly vacuumed and dusted – out of garages, spare bedrooms, under beds, or in one case from the lounge of a painter’s house.
Curated by Tracy Rewiri and Shelley Arlidge, with artistic direction from Helen Pick and Clive Arlidge.’

I don’t know what it is about the Bay of Islands but there are some incredibly gifted people living here. Don’t miss this exhibition and plan to stay at least a few days to soak in the Russell lifestyle.

AND FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY Wednesday 10th September:
A moment with… 
Helen Pick, Bernard Woodcock & Clive Arlidge
If you are in town, do not miss this one. A rare chance to hear local identities share stories about their art, their lives here and recollections of Russell artists who are no longer with us. 
Talks start at 6pm Wednesday September 10th. I’ll see you there.
UPDATE 11th September: Thanks for the great talks last night at the museum sharing, ‘A moment with….’.
I’ll have to go back and take a closer look at the exhibition again as the room was packed.

Russell Museum is on left hand the approach into Russell Village
2 York Street, Russell
T. 09 403 770

Source: Russell Museum and Northland NZ 


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