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
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  • 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.
Current Marine Weather Conditions in the Bay of Islands

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)

New Zealand Trophy Waterfront Property For Sale


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Oceanfront Trophy Property – 61 hectares approximately

If your family or syndicate is looking for an exceptional property on the coast of New Zealand, this is one to view.

With the Pacific Ocean, pristine sandy beaches and secluded bays to one side and native bush and rainforest on the other, this property presents with significant natural beauty and potential.

Waterfront property Ngaiotonga

Gated entry to a modern caretakers’ cottage and well-maintained vehicle and walking tracks leading to a number of potential building sites are just the beginning.  This is a special place.

The property is located at Ngaiotonga on the doorstep to the Bay of Islands. By helicopter, the property can be accessed from Auckland in about forty minutes. Access by road is along the east coast, approximately 60km from Whangarei.

Come and explore the potential of this generous landholding.

Offered for sale: $2,950,000. +GST if any

Contact Charlie Brendon-Cook on 0212 444 888

Further detail: Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
(Licensed REAA 2008)

Just Sold: Luxury Real Estate Bay of Islands


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SOLD Bay of Islands Luxury Real Estate

Further congratulations, this time to the new and past owners of this stunning coastal property at Dicks Bay.
The outer Bays, located between Whangarei and Russell are home to some magnificent coastal property.
The area is also a popular place for nostalgic bach-style homes where generations have enjoyed the waterways, fishing, boating, beaches and bays. With the islands just off-shore and stunning views around every bend, this is a beautiful part of New Zealand, offering a great lifestyle or place to retreat.

If you are interested in the best of property in New Zealand, register to receive the latest property news from Luxury Real Estate New Zealand. 
Please feel free to contact me on 0212 444 888 or

Charlie Brendon-Cook
Coastal and Waterfront Specialist

Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
(Licensed REAA 2008)

Just Sold – Long Beach Road – Russell, Bay of Islands


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Sold Long Beach Road

This property on Long Beach Road has just been sold. Congratulations to both the previous and new owners.
Long Beach is a very popular location here in the Bay of Islands.  If you are interested in similar property for sale in Russell or the greater Bay of Islands region, please feel free to contact me on 0212 444 888,
Charlie Brendon-Cook
Coastal and Waterfront Specialist
Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
(Licensed REAA 2008)

New Zealand Farm for sale – Luxury Real Estate Bay of Islands


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The Purerua Peninsula is an area of prestigious coastal farmland such as Mataka Station, situated north of Kerikeri, Bay of Islands. This is a rare opportunity to secure a beautiful homestead and farmland in this idyllic location with views across the valley to the Cavalli Islands and Pacific Ocean.

  • Prized Purerua farmland
  • 101-hectare property approximately
  • Four bedrooms, two bathrooms homestead
  • Separate two bedroom guest / caretaker’s cottage
  • Sun-filled aspect, tropical gardens, fronts Tapuaetahi creek
  • Well-maintained and fenced pasture, private drive
  • Private location within 20 minutes’ drive of Kerikeri

The property is in two titles of around 50 hectares each with options to purchase separately or in one line. Enquire about the potential to best suit your lifestyle on this stunning coastal farm.
Price upon request +GST if any.

Contact me for details on the property
Charlie Brendon-Cook
0212 444 888

Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
(Licensed REAA 2008)

The Bay of Islands – Super yachts racing this way


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Great news from Yachting New Zealand – The New Zealand Millennium Cup, the highly regarded sailing regatta for super yachts is to be held in The Bay of Islands in 2015.

The Cup will be contested as part of the Bay of Islands Sailing Week in January 2015.

Given the success of this year’s Race Week, visiting yachts can look forward to great courses, fabulous summer weather and a friendly atmosphere. The Bay of Islands welcomes a large number of visiting yachts over the summer season. Many stay longer than anticipated once they discover the waterways and lifestyle available in the Bay of islands. In fact, some have been known to sail in and move ashore.

Read the full press release and latest news from Yachting New Zealand
Further details on Sailing in the Bay of Islands:
Opua Marina – Far North Holdings Limited
Russell Boating Club
Opua Cruising Club
Kerikeri Cruising Club

Luxury Real Estate Bay of Islands presents – Flagstaff Lodge, Russell


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Flagstaff Lodge, Russell
Offered for sale by Luxury Real Estate New Zealand

Flagstaff Lodge Russell

Flagstaff Lodge is a highly acclaimed and luxurious property located in the heart of Russell.

The property remains steeped in history whilst having been fully restored and modernized so as to optimize the privileges of position and pedigree.  These stunning renovations have enhanced the character, ensuring Flagstaff Lodge continues to honour the town in which it so beautifully belongs. With an abundance of natural beauty and historical charm, Russell is one of New Zealand’s leading destinations. 

Flagstaff Lodge now offers features attuned to a world-class standard of luxury accommodation. It presents with six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, ample car parking and a relaxing Day Spa. 

Flagstaff Lodge Russell
Features include:

  • Stunning classic villa with four spacious guest suites plus separate two bedroom residence
  • French doors to seating areas on the charming wrap-around, covered veranda
  • Separate residence is complete with reception area and a double garage
  • Privacy within spacious grounds whilst retaining prime, street frontage
  • As well as catering to discerning guests for superior accommodation, Flagstaff Lodge operates a Day Spa. The purpose-built treatment room combines with the other two buildings to form a central courtyard. A highlight of the landscaped outdoors is the private outdoor baths.
  • Flagstaff Lodge is located just a short stroll from the waterfront and a full complement of attractions.

The Bay of Islands is well served with restaurants, cafes, wineries, attractions, cultural and heritage trails, all of which attract visitors from around the world.  Progressive development has seen the area thrive to include some of the leading luxurious accommodation providers in the country. As a result there appears to be a growing demand for wedding venues and associated businesses.

Flagstaff Lodge is offered for sale by Luxury Real Estate New Zealand. 
Given recent reports on economic outlook for New Zealand, there may never be a better time to make the sea change.
Contact Charlie Brendon-Cook in the Russell office on 0212 444 888
Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
(Licensed REAA 2008)

Bay of Islands – Sensational summer weekends


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BOI Sailing week
We wish you a safe and enjoyable Anniversary Day Weekend.

It has been a magical week for the Bay of Islands Sailing Week and now, the start of the long weekend.
Saturday’s predicted sunshine is great news for those heading to see Renee Geyer in Kerikeri. The Summer Soul Vineyard Tour features Renee Geyer, Billy TK Jnr & guests at the Kainui Road Vineyard with local wines and food to accompany an evening of fabulous music.

The Bay of Islands has a great wine trail from Russell to Kerikeri, where you can taste the local offerings. Don’t miss Paroa Bay Winery on the coastal road from Russell. Paroa Bay is about twenty minutes drive from Russell. The drive along the outer bays takes in farmland and surf beaches including Parekura Bay, Dicks Bay and Jacks Bay. There are plenty of appealing places to stop for a walk or swim and to take in the views.

For the ideal place to sit and watch the sunset after a day at the beach or onboard a boat, The Duke of Marlborough in Russell is hard to beat.  With captivating views across to Paihia and Waitangi, you can sit on the deck or right on the waterfront strand in Russell and watch the changing colours of the sky. The Duke offers an impressive food and beverage selection. As they say on their website – 25 rooms, 100 wines, 30 beers and 1 great menu.

If you are looking for luxurious accommodation or wish to view a selection of the finest properties for sale in the Bay of Islands, contact the Luxury Real Estate office on 09 403 7788.

View the latest weather and marine forecast for the Bay of Islands with Metservice.

Auckland Anniversary Day is a public holiday observed in the northern half of the North Island of New Zealand.  The holiday usually falls on the Monday closest to 29 January, the anniversary of the arrival of William Hobson, later the first Governor of New Zealand, in the Bay of Islands in 1840.  The New Zealand Government Gazette of 26 January 1842 (Volume 2, 4th Edition) carried a notice stating,
“Saturday, the 29th instant, being the SECOND ANNIVERSARY of the establishment of the Colony, His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to direct that day to be held a GENERAL HOLIDAY, on which occasion the Public Offices will be closed.” 
Source: Wikipedia


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