Cloud 9 - Luxury Holiday Villa in Russell

9 Russell Heights, Russell, Bay Of Islands
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About this Holiday House

Cloud 9 is the perfect place to unwind in a magical oasis of beauty, privacy and tranquillity. Book Cloud 9 as your own exclusive holiday villa which is located in beautiful natural bush surroundings above the historic Bay of Islands town of Russell, on the North Island of New Zealand. From the villa's privileged vantage point you can see and hear the crashing waves whilst, at night, Kiwis can be heard foraging in the bush. Cloud 9 is one of New Zealand's most exclusive holiday homes, as highlighted by our reviews and being awarded New Zealand's highest quality assurance rating for a Holiday Home, Qualmark 5 stars. The private villa sleeps a total of six people; four in 2 double bedrooms and two persons in one twin room. The master bedroom has an ensuite, the other rooms share a bath/shower room. There is a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area that has been equipped and furnished to the highest standards. Viewing the Floor Plan helps to understand the space of this special property. State of the art entertainment systems including plasma televisions, wireless internet and Sky TV, are integrated through-out the house. Cloud 9's north facing position offers full day sun and uninterrupted, panoramic views and privacy Surrounded on 3 sides by cedar decking and terracing the stunning sea and coastal views can be enjoyed from sunrise to sunset, whether from the lounging decks or from the pool, barbecue areas and master bedroom. Bedrooms: Two double bedrooms + One twin room Sleeps six people Two bathrooms Living Areas: One living/sitting room Two flat screen tvs Wireless internet Air conditioning/Heat pumps Kitchen: Five ring gas hob Electric Oven Dishwasher Microwave oven Coffee maker and juicer Outdoor: Summer pool (unheated) 5 person spa pool Extensive decking Electronically operated awnings Outdoor furniture Gas BBQ Lockable double garage Laundry & Drying Facilities Inclusions: Pricing includes all linen and servicing (every 4th day for stays over 7 days) and first morning breakfast supplies. Additional Extras: Daily servicing Chef Waiter service Massage and Spa Treatments

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Sky TV
Spa pool
Swimming Pool
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Gas heating
Heat pump
Food processor
High Chair
Cot Available
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Gas log fire
Internet available
iPod Dock
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Super King(s), 1 King(s), 2 Single(s)

Special Amenities

Summer pool (unheated) Spa pool

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Russell was the first capital of New Zealand and lies across the Bay from Waitangi where the famous treaty was signed with the Maoris in the 18th Century. Nowadays Russell remains a peaceful waterfront village, approached either by a five-minute car ferry from Opua or the passenger ferry from Paihia. Russell is sub-tropical with summer temperatures into the 30°C, winter temperatures only fall to around 9°C or 10°C. The Bay of Islands boasts 144 Islands and many secluded bays it is one of the finest maritime parks in New Zealand. There is an abundance of marine life, including whales, penguins, dolphins, gannets the famous blue and black marlin. The Bay offers many activities to choose from; sailing, diving, hiking, sky diving, jet boating, beaches, dolphin excursions, golf, fishing charters, fine harvested local food, wine, arts and crafts, Cape Reinga, Ninety Mile Beach and cruising to the Hole in the Rock. Russell: Russell Kororareka is a small, historic seaside village on a peninsula in the eastern Bay of Islands. Since the 1700s it has provided a haven for visitors, offering shelter and hospitality. Because of its relatively remote location it retains an island quality and a charm that reflects the tranquility of earlier times, where a sense of that history and heritage are treasured. Despite this, it is a vibrant, cosmopolitan community that attracts visitors from New Zealand and all over the world - some of whom have chosen to make Russell their home. Its sense of community is evident from the pride in supporting its local school, the number of volunteers that help out with a wide range of activities from sport through to manning of local clubs. Visitors will quickly discover that this community is a special place that welcomes all comers and makes them feel at home and still keeps its village flavour. The settlement, nestled between green headlands, shows signs of its past in street names and building styles. The wharf, built originally in 1879 is still the main route into the town. Before road access was put through in the 1930s visiting steamers tied up here as they brought supplies and travellers. Buildings line the waterfront still - many historic like the Duke of Marlborough hotel (the 4th on the site) and the Victorian Gothic Customhouse (now our police station). At the south end of the waterfront sits Pompallier House, site of the first Roman Catholic Mission to New Zealand. Established in 1842 it is now restored to its original French Lyonnaise style, the only one of its type in the country. Leather making, printing and bookbinding can be seen once again. One street inland Pompallier's "rival" the Anglican Christ Church is the oldest existing church in New Zealand and has also been restored - except for the musket ball holes in the old weatherboards, visible reminder of the fierce fighting near the church during the 1845 Battle of Kororareka. Above the town on Maiki (the high place) Hill stands a flagstaff, originally the symbol of British authority and cause of conflict between Maori and the British which led to 1845's battle. It flies New Zealand's original flag twelve days a year. Settlement has spread during the twentieth century to the outskirts of the town - Long beach/Oneroa, Matauwhi, Tapeka, Te Wahapu but on headlands, in valleys and on the coast evidence still exists of earlier Maori occupation. Paihia: Paihia is located just across the bay via a short passenger ferry ride, or 20 minutes by car ferry. There is an abundance of things to do morning or afternoon. Visit the local souvenir shops, restaurants and cafes. Helicopter rides, jet skis and other water based sports are available for the adrenaline junkies. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds: As the "Birthplace of the Nation", The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is New Zealand's most historic site, it is where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between Maori Chiefs and the British Crown on February 6th, 1840. Spend the morning visiting the historic Treaty House or admiring one of the world's largest ceremonial waka (canoe). Illuminated at night, the beautiful Haruru falls are accessible by both road or via the pleasant walkway through the Waitangi national reserve. Kerikeri: Kerikeri is the arts and craft area of the BAY OF ISLANDS and has both historical and natural attractions. With an abundance of shopping, orchards, vineyards, and restaurants Kerikeri has a relaxed atmosphere and caf culture. It was recently voted the best small town in NEW ZEALAND. Kerikeri means to dig and the fertile soils that the Maoris once used to grow kumara now produce vegetables and citrus fruits. Activities: Russell's historic township and once the colonial capital of New Zealand The Waitangi Treaty House Russell Museum Flagstaff walk Pompallier House Christ Church - The Oldest Church in New Zealand Boat cruises around the Bay of Islands and through the 'Hole in the Rock' Big game fishing in the outer waters of the Bay of Islands The Okiato-Opua car ferry Kayaking in the sheltered waters of the harbour R Tucker Thompson tall sailing ship which cruises the islands Paihia, just a short boat trip across the bay Opua to Paihia Coastal walk Walkway from Rawhiti to the historic whaling station (now closed) at Whangamumu Orongo Bay oyster farms Walkway to Cape Brett Lighthouse Sport fishing Sunset cruising Sunday markets at Kerikeri - 45 minutes north Native forests and glow-worm caves Water-sports, diving, snorkelling and surfing Yachting and twilight sailing (seasonal)


Average Rating: 5
1 total review

Victoria Richards
The view is just stunning. We will all remember our stay at Cloud 9



Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
1 Feb - 30 Apr $2684 / Night for 6 guests4 Nights
1 May - 30 Sep $1830 / Night for 6 guests4 Nights
1 Oct - 14 Dec $2684 / Night for 6 guests4 Nights
15 Dec - 31 Jan $3295 / Night for 6 guests5 Nights
Rest of year$3295 / Night for 6 guests5 Nights
1 Feb - 30 Apr
$2684 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 4 Nights
1 May - 30 Sep
$1830 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 4 Nights
1 Oct - 14 Dec
$2684 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 4 Nights
15 Dec - 31 Jan
$3295 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 5 Nights
Rest of year
$3295 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 5 Nights




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