Max Guests

About this Holiday House

A substantial family home, 3 minutes walk to the nearest beach, 8 minutes drive to Russell Village. Facing north with 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms and filtered glimpses of the sea through bush clad surrounds from most places within the house and decks. Enjoy magnificent sunsets and starlit nights hearing kiwi foraging in the surrounding bush. Built in 1983 to a high standard, Piwakawaka is located in a quiet cul de sac and set on half an acre covered partly with native bush. The house is designed for indoor/outdoor living, and has multiple living spaces within. It is built to a typical Russell 'style' with exposed Douglas Fir ceilings and open plan living. Fantails flutter around visitors to the garden and the house is named after this delightful tame and friendly little bird... Piwakawaka - loved by all. Any family (or extended family) can walk into this house and feel instantly at home due to its layout with mezzanine floor connecting central areas of the house. Three bedrooms are roomy and well appointed while a fourth is smaller, but a delightful space. More sleeping places are provided for on the mezzanine level. The vegetable garden produces seasonal goodies and oyster lovers will enjoy a tasty treat purchased directly from the oyster farm nearby or can have them served to them by local restaurants. However nothing can beat the flavour of that fresh snapper caught out in the bay.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Heat pump
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Clothes line
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture
Under floor heating

Bed layout

3 King(s), 4 Single(s), 2 Sofa bed(s)


Average Rating: 5
1 total review

Steven Scrivens
My wife and I were looking for a place to have a family get together to celebrate our wedding anniversary - and Piwakawaka fitted the plan perfectly. There were 3 couples and 2 children in our group - and each couple got a king sized bed and their own bathroom and the grandkids had their own bedroom.with single beds. The house was plenty big enough to host all of us and the grandkids loved exploring all the nooks and crannies in the house. The house is set in park like surroundings and is very peaceful and, as it's in a cul de sac, very safe for children. The house comes with all the amenities one would want in a getaway trip and there was nothing we needed whilst staying. The hosts are very friendly with good communication skills. Well recommended.
Response from Owner
We are very grateful to Steven for writing such a descriptive and complimentary review for our property. We love that families can come here and have a combined holiday and celebrate the joy of family times together. Our mission is to ensure that our guests are comfortable and enjoy their stay. Pippy and Richard Buchanan



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
13 Jan - 31 Jan $450 / Night for 6 guests$707 Nights
1 Feb - 9 Apr $450 / Night for 6 guests$654 Nights
10 Apr - 27 Apr $450 / Night for 6 guests$654 Nights
23 Oct - 26 Oct $400 / Night for 6 guests$653 Nights
1 Nov - 31 Jan $475 / Night for 6 guests$707 Nights
Rest of year$450 / Night for 6 guests$504 Nights
13 Jan - 31 Jan
$450 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $70Min. stay: 7 Nights
1 Feb - 9 Apr
$450 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $65Min. stay: 4 Nights
10 Apr - 27 Apr
$450 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $65Min. stay: 4 Nights
23 Oct - 26 Oct
$400 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $65Min. stay: 3 Nights
1 Nov - 31 Jan
$475 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $70Min. stay: 7 Nights
Rest of year
$450 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 4 Nights
Please enquire for rates for more or less than 6 people.
Please enquire for rates for less than minimum nights.
Please also enquire for rates for children.




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