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
T. 0212 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 

Commercial Property For Sale – Russell, Bay of Islands

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Offered for sale: Commercial Freehold Property
Prime York Street -Russell, Bay of Islands

Now is the time to secure this commercial property in the heart of Russell.

Russell is one of the country’s most popular destinations and there are limited commercial buildings, let alone one with such high profile and main street frontage.

  • Approximately 160 sqm of freehold commercial property, off-street parking
  • Vacant possession of two separate premises on one title of around 80 sqm each; one has existing use rights in place to operate as an all day food and beverage business with a previous liquor license granted (now lapsed) for 7 days per week from 5pm till midnight
  • Significant redevelopment potential subject to council approval
  • Multiple reconfiguration and development options

This property presents so many exciting options for owner operators or investors.
Call me on 0212 444 888 to discuss.


The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend is on again: 3rd-5th October, 2014


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Bare foot or boots, the Bay of Islands Walking Weekend is not to be missed.

With a great selection of walks for all abilities, it makes for a fun and healthy weekend for individuals or groups.  What a great way to see the Bay of Islands and experience the fresh air, fine food and friendly people of this stunning region.

It is recommended you pre-book your walks early as all walks only have 15 to 20 walkers on them – Bookings and information can be found at the Bay of Islands Walking Weekend website as pictured below, courtesy of Shoot North videography, photography and website services: Visit

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Whether you want to test your endurance or take in a night walk in search of kiwi, there will be local guides available to answer questions and share their passion for the flora, fauna, history and culture. The weekend also presents an opportunity to access walks that may be on private land.

When you walk up an appetite, don’t miss the food markets, cafes and restaurants throughout the Bay of Islands. If you need any added incentive, the region is also home to some great day spas and therapists.

The New Zealand Herald has featured the Bay of Islands this weekend and is offering the chance to win two trips to the Bay of Islands, including one for the Walking Weekend.  To enter, visit and enter the key words Trip one or Trip two, depending on which prize you favour, along with your contact details. Entries for both close 11.59pm on Wednesday, August 27.

If you need any insight as to luxury accommodation in the Bay of Islands, feel free to call,
Charlie Brendon-Cook
M. 0212 444 888


SOLD: Long Beach, Russell – Just sold Luxury Real Estate


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Property sold Long Beach Russell

Thank you for your interest. This property has now been SOLD.

Congratulations to both the vendors and new owners of this property located overlooking Long Beach in Russell.
With its blue waters and long stretch of sand, Long Beach is one of the area’s most popular locations.  The new owners of this property can look forward to discovering a very special part of New Zealand here.

Property can be tightly held at Long Beach, so please register any interest you may have, to be the first informed of any new listings.  At the time of writing, there is a great option to secure a section overlooking Long Beach.

Please call me for any details on 0212 444 888 or email

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

Luxury Real Estate – Russell, Bay of Islands


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For Exclusive Sale: Russell, Bay of IslandsRussell property for sale DW-140727_D862672Luxury Real Estate Russell property for sale

Luxuriously situated, this beautiful property offers a warm welcome and panoramic views over Russell.Features include:

  • Sizeable land 1561m2 approximately, prime location
  • Seven bedrooms, six bathrooms
  • Private outdoor decking
  • Selection of elegant lounge/dining rooms
  • Established gardens, sweeping drive
  • Elevated water views

This property presents many options in the dress circle of New Zealand’s coastal gem, Russell. Contact me to view.

Charlie Brendon-Cook
M. 0212 444 888

Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
17 York Street
Russell, Bay of Islands
(Licensed REAA 2008)

Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival

Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival
8-10 August, 2014

It’s that time of year, when the sound of the waves gives way to the beat of the Blues. The annual Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival is on this weekend.

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The festival features musicians from all over New Zealand along with international acts.  Don’t miss the Russell Ukulele Orchestra.  Together with ticketed performances in Paihia, Haruru Falls and Russell venues, there will be street music playing.

Three days of sultry blues and snazzy jazz is on the menu and with so many other great attractions in the Bay of Islands, make sure you stay an extra few days.

Further detail: Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival

Luxury Real Estate Bay of Islands – Be quick to secure this superb Long Beach location

In the spirit of the Birdman Festival, my pick of the best thing to jump on this weekend:

This exceptional Long Beach property is being offered for sale at $1.65M.

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This property is a standout in my opinion. The location offers qualities seldom found.

The position is one of the best in Russell, if not the Bay of Islands.  Enjoy all the benefits of elevated privacy, moments from the sand and just over the hill from Russell’s restaurants and shops. Bathed in sunshine with superb views over Long Beach to the islands and beyond; beautifully removed and yet close to it all – the perfect combination for coastal living.  It is also one of the largest sites on this coveted beach strip.

This property has the makings of a superb holiday retreat with The Mud House cottage existing or explore options to develop your vision for this prime piece of New Zealand coastal real estate.

If you value nature – the sound of the ocean, birdlife and beautiful views and are looking to secure a private beachside paradise, contact me at your earliest.

With a price offering of $1.65M, this is an exceptional opportunity to secure this location.

Charlie Brendon-Cook
0212 444 888

Coastal and Waterfront Specialist
Luxury Real Estate
17 York Street, Russell
Bay of Islands New Zealand
(Licensed REAA 2008)


The Bay of Islands – Winter-wise


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The Whangamumu Track
Bay of Islands , New Zealand

It’s hard to believe it is winter when you are walking around in t-shirt and shorts. We did the Whangamumu Track this week – what a great little walk over the hill to the Whaling Station and the beach. The colour of the water was incredible and as with many of the area’s wonderful walks, there was barely another person in sight.

Along one section of the track, we did meet a couple from overseas who had been travelling around the world for over a year. New Zealand had been their last stop and from all of the countries they had visited, their favourite. They were impressed by the friendly people, the climate and the natural beauty of the entire country.

Winter can be a great time to explore the Bay of Islands with fewer people and still so much to do and enjoy. Locals may have more time to share with visitors and for independent travellers, there can be greater flexibility with bookings for accommodation, activities and restaurants.

For property investors winter can be a good time to keep an eye, with less competition and distraction.

Whatever your reason for visiting the bay, you’ll find news and events online at Northland including festivals, arts, music and walking weekends. If you are looking for luxury accommodation, feel free to call me or here are some websites which may assist: 

Cavalli Beach House Retreat
Flagstaff Lodge
Eagles Nest
Kauri Cliffs
Tiki Tiki Ora
Places ’n’ Paradise

Charlie Brendon-Cook
T. 0212 444 888

Luxury Real Estate
17 York Street
Russell, Bay of Islands
(Licensed REAA 2008)

Waterfront property for sale – Bay of Islands


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Welcome to May in the Bay of Islands. There is no shortage of swimmers taking advantage of the beautiful weather. It’s not unusual for water temperatures to be higher at the tail end of the season.  Current beach conditions certainly defy we are well into autumn here.

It is a reminder of how fortunate we can be with the climate in the Bay of Islands. Naturally, housing reflects the lifestyle we enjoy in our environment, which is why waterfront property is so highly regarded in this area.
For those looking for waterfront property for sale in the Bay of Islands region, here are three of the finest:

Luxurious Beach Waterfront – Two residences, stunning locationBeach in front of Cavalli Beachhouse RetreatLuxury New Zealand Retreat

  • Absolutely stunning beach front location and superb blue water ocean views
  • Two luxurious separate houses; the exclusive retreat plus a separate contemporary three-bedroom home
  • Lifestyle and/or business opportunities, may incur GST.
  • Helicopter, road and water access, airport approximately 35 minute drive

This premier coastline is renowned for sailing, fishing, diving and golf at nearby Kauri Cliffs; acclaimed by returning guests as the ‘ultimate New Zealand getaway’. Top picture taken on beach in front of property, both homes enjoy superb water views.
View further details: Luxury waterfront property for sale in the Bay of Islands


Waterfront Estate – 42 acres approximately
Paroa Baywaterfront property Paroa BayParoa Bay waterfront property for sale

  • Prime position in arguably the most exclusive enclave of the Bay of Islands.
  • Two titles, 42 acres approximately
  • Main residence plus caretaker’s cottage
  • Boat ramp, two moorings, tennis court and a stunning tropical-style estate

View further detail: Luxury waterfront property for sale in the Bay of Islands


Outstanding Elevated Waterfront ViewsKerikeri Riverview Road property for saleKerikeri Waterfront Property 

  • Waterfront in one of Kerikeri’s finest locations.
  • A stunning home for those who appreciate quality and refinement
  • Opulent entertaining, pool and private outdoor sun-filled areas

 As featured in InsideOut Magazine UAE, this property offers world-class views on the Bay of Islands waterfront.
View further detail: Luxury waterfront property for sale in the Bay of Islands

Come and experience the luxury of a Bay of Islands lifestyle.
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If you would like further information on the Bay of Islands or buying and selling luxury real estate in New Zealand, please feel free to contact me.

Charlie Brendon-Cook
0212 444 888 

Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
(Licensed REAA 2008)


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