Luxury Real Estate: Property for sale, Bay of Islands

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Waterfront property for sale Bay of IslandsWaterfront property for sale Bay of Islands

  • Privacy on the waterfront with two-way water views
  • Stunning coastal home, stylish interiors, pool and entertaining area
  • Set on two titles totalling approximately 1,737m2
  • Ancient kauri floors and curved ceilings
  • Overlooking Doves Bay and Opito Bay, track to the water’s edge
  • Just moments from Kerikeri Cruising Club, marina, boat ramp

View further information.  With such a winning combination of qualities, this stunning waterfront sanctuary will have broad appeal.  Call me now to view, on 0212 444 888.

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


The Bay of Islands – Sky high views


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Helicopter charter Bay of Islands

New Zealand offers stunning views from land, sea and air.  With its beautiful coastline, the flight north to the Bay of Islands from Auckland, can be nothing short of spectacular.  In addition to fixed wing craft, helicopters can make for a short and sweet ride.  There are a number of helicopter charter operators available on the Auckland Airport website: Auckland Airport Helicopter Charter.

The NZ Herald reported this week that a new terminal and hangar is due to open in November catering to increase demand from luxury tourist market.  The new terminal will be 200m from the international terminal, allowing helicopters to be Auckland Airport-based.  It will be built, owned and managed by Helicopter Me.  Along with many operators, they offer packages for flights and luxury accommodation to places such as Eagles Nest and Kauri Cliffs.  Locally, Salt Air in the Bay of Islands also offers charter flights.

However, it is not just luxury tourists who are looking to the sky.  New Zealand property owners and those such as my clients who are in the market for property, find helicopters an efficient and convenient way to travel.  Given the layout of the Bay of Islands with its waterways, peninsulas and islands, an aerial view is certainly a quick way to get your bearings.  It is also a very enjoyable way to take in the superb views.
That’s the thing about helicopters though – they may be undeniably fast but can leave you wanting to spend more time in the sky.

Helicopter charter Bay of Islands

Pictured: Helicopter at Edmonds Road Waterfront offered for sale by Luxury Real Estate.  If you would like further information or an appointment to view properties for sale in the Bay of Islands, please contact me on 0212 444 888.

Charlie Brendon-Cook
Luxury Real Estate Bay of Islands
(Licensed REAA 2008)

SOLD – Luxury Real Estate, Bay of Islands


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Thank you for your interest, this property in Kerikeri has now SOLD.

If you are interested in property for sale in the Bay of Islands region, register to receive the latest property news from Luxury Real Estate New Zealand.

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)

SOLD on the Bay of Islands


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Visitors have been sold on the Bay of Islands this winter, enjoying the attractions of the region and a great calendar of events.

If you haven’t yet marked it in your diary, the Bay of Islands Walking Weekend is on 7th-9th October, this year.  The walks in this area are incredible and so varied.  You can challenge yourself or opt for a stroll with a local guide to enjoy the history and flavour of the region.  From island cliffs to sandy shores, views can be spectacular.  Walking Headquarters is at the Russell Bowling Club this year in the charming town of Russell.  What a place to soak in the atmosphere at the end of a day’s walking.  This is a very popular event, so book ahead.

I also suggest booking ahead if you are planning to visit the Bay of Islands for a holiday as accommodation providers are reporting strong forward bookings.

Likewise, if you are planning to view property for sale in the Bay of Islands, please call for an appointment to view on 0212 444 888.  It has been very busy on the property front.

Pic: SOLD Trophy Waterfront Peninsula – Thank you for your interest, this property has just sold.  If you are interested in property of this calibre and wish to stay informed on property for sale in the Bay of Islands, contact: (Licensed REAA 2008)

Celebrate Winter in The Bay of Islands


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Many of the region’s luxury providers advertise seasonal offers.  Winter can be a great time to sample luxurious accommodation at Kauri Cliffs, Eagles Nest, or a selection of private rental properties across Northland.  Enjoy a round of golf followed by fireside dining at the Duke; charter a yacht or join the boats that head out to spot dolphins and whales in the Bay.  Stock up at the Farmers Market or let someone else do the cooking and book a table at one of the many great cafes and restaurants in the Bay of Islands.

Upcoming events include The Russell Birdman Festival on 14-17th July and Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues 12-14th August.  It is the ten year anniversary of the very popular  ‘Birdman’ so bookings for accommodation and activities are highly recommended.

I also recommend you book ahead if you wish to view property.  The halo effect from Auckland is certainly casting a glow over the Northland property market.  In turn, this is spurring locals who are looking to upgrade or invest.  It’s great to see that activity throughout the region with sold signs, new projects, building and renovations taking place.

For the latest property news and to view a selection of the finest property for sale in the Bay of Islands, feel free to contact me:
Charlie Brendon-Cook
0212 444 888

Pictured: Long Beach 5 July, 2016


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Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 11.56.03 AMSummer may have made way for autumn but the ‘No Vacancy’ signs continue to shine in the Bay of Islands.  The weather and water remain warm and ongoing events and local attractions have seen an influx of visitors from New Zealand and around the world.  Statistics New Zealand reported annual visitor arrivals to NZ end-Dec at a record 3.13 million, up 10 per cent from the previous year.

Interest in coastal property has certainly notched up a few degrees.  A number of high-end properties are in the process of negotiation, are under contract or have been sold.

If you are heading up the coast for Easter, call me for an appointment to view the finest selection of real estate for sale in the Bay of Islands, from character holiday homes to luxurious coastal estates.

Just listed property for sale in Russell – 38 Wellington Street, Russell
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Property for sale Kerikeri – Prime Waterfront with Jetty
If you are looking for a waterfront property with a jetty, this is a must-see.
View detail at Luxury Real Estate New Zealand (Licensed REAA 2008)



Sensational Summer Sailing


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Summer sailing is proving spectacular in the Bay of Islands.

Over 90 boats hit the start line for the annual Tall Ships Regatta.

For the Tall Ships Division it was a second-time win for Kerikeri’s Sofia and Slyvan Kuczera onboard Sylvia.  The 80ft steel ketch was built by their late father Bernard.

Another local vessel, Shanty headed home with three trophies onboard.  Jim and Terri Cottier, who have a remarkable skill-set between them, built Shanty over at Robertson Island.

Fastest around the track was the foiling catamaran MARWINGC32.  Team Marwin Racing is in the Bay of Islands for the summer, including former Olympian Sharon Feris-Choat and Flavio Marazzi, a four-time Olympic sailor.

The vessel is out on the water most days and it is quite a sight to see it in action.

Bay of Islands Sailing Week and The Millennium Cup

Racing continues this week with Bay of  Islands Sailing Week, 26-29 January 2016.  It is the super yacht race for The Millennium Cup.

With the likes of Kealoha, Janice of Wyoming, Silvertip, Tawera and Shamoun among the entrants, it  is shaping up to be a spectacular event.   According to, Owners and Skippers have nothing but praise for the Bay of Islands venue.  Among comments made are ‘picturesque venue’, ‘beautiful islands’, ’pristine diving’, ‘world class fishing’,  ‘beautiful anchorages’ and ‘amazing cuisine’.

A big welcome to all sailors and visitors.  Have a fabulous time in the Bay of Islands.

 View further details and keep up with Twitter/Facebook for the yachts at:

SOLD: Luxury Real Estate Bay of Islands


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Bay of Islands waterfront property – SOLD

This lifestyle property in the Bay of Islands has now sold.  Congratulations to the new owners who are set to enjoy a superb summer in the Bay of Islands.

Thank you for your interest and if you would like to be informed of the latest Luxury Real Estate property listings for sale in the Bay of Islands and Northland coast, please contact me on 0212 444 888 or email

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

Summer in the Bay of Islands


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Summer Bay of Islands

If you are fortunate enough to find yourself visiting the Bay of Islands on the north-east coast of New Zealand this summer, you can look forward to:

Exploring by water
The Bay of Islands is stunning from the water.  Whether you prefer sailing or a high speed adventure, there are boating trips to suit all tastes.  Over the summer months many cruisers of the world make their way to this region for a reason.  Why not join them by chartering your own boat to discover the best of the Bay of Islands – pristine beaches, beautiful waterways , fishing, diving, swimming, snorkelling, paddle boarding, kayaking – and all in a family-friendly, natural environment.

Tasting the local fare
Head to the Farmers Market or seek out the local suppliers such as The Russell SmokehouseMahoe Cheese and Matakana Chocolates.  Summer is a great time for a picnic on the beach or take shade beneath a pohutukawa tree.  Spend some time at one of the cafes soaking in the sun and don’t miss the coffee cart at Long Beach – what a view.

Toasting the view 
Dress for summer and head to the waterfront of Paihia or Russell for a sundowner and bite to eat.  Be one of the first to sample the new Charlotte’s Kitchen in Paihia, due to open any day now…  Enjoy the original watering hole of the bay – The Duke of Marlborough Hotel and the magical sunset views from the waterfront in Russell.

Stepping into nature
One of the best ways to experience the native bird and plant life is to take in a walk.  There are tracks along the beaches, coasts and into the Kauri forests.  Check out the information centres or the Department of Conservation website for walks in the greater Bay of Islands area.

Enjoy on-land activities with heritage trails and cultural centres, museums, cinemas, shops, artists, wineries, scenic drives and world-class golf courses such as Kauri Cliffs to experience.

Have a great visit and if you require any assistance with luxury accommodation or property for sale in the Bay of Islands this summer, please feel free to contact me on 0212 444 888 or email


Property for Sale: Long Beach, Russell – Luxury Real Estate, Bay of Islands


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Long Beach, Russell
With sun-drenched sand and blue water views, Long Beach is a magnificent spot.  There are a limited number of properties at Long Beach, with some tightly-held for generations by those familiar with the outstanding qualities of this location. Property is a mix of bach-style homes and more contemporary, luxury coastal residences.   There is a limited number of sections yet to be built upon.  Given market indications, it could be the ideal time to consider the following:

Seaviews, Long Beach, Russell
Designed by renowned architect Robert Railley, this beach house offers three levels of coastal living with expansive ocean views.  Further details: Seaviews, Long Beach
Long Beach Russell property for sale

Long Beach Land
Given the obvious qualities of these land parcels and the enduring attractions of Long Beach, there is significant potential for developing one or more luxury homes in this elite, beachside pocket. To be sold individually or together. Two sections, approximately 1,530 sqm & 4,290 sqm subject to title.  Further details: Land for sale, Long Beach

117 Long Beach Road, Russell
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Architect-designed by Tim Hooson of Jasmax, the contemporary concrete beach house captures sweeping ocean views to showcase an idyllic location. Few properties achieve such sense of seclusion and privacy with this degree of beach access.

For further enquiries on property for sale at Long Beach, please call me on 0212 444 888 or email
Charlie Brendon-Cook
Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
(Licensed REAA 2008)

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