Pomare's Secret - Studio Accommodation

15 Major Bridge Drive, Te Wahapu, Russell
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Set high above a canopy of native bush with tranquil views of yachts anchored in the bay below, bathed in sunshine is your own private downstairs studio, with the quaint historic village of Russell a 5-minute drive away. Surrounded by nature you can hear Kiwi calling in the night, wake to the sound of Tui, joined by Fantails, Wood Pigeons, Tom Tits, and Weka as they go about their day. Down a 150 meter native bush track is the beautiful secluded Pomare Bay, sheltered by giant Pohutakawa. Uninterrupted views and ample light provide the perfect retreat for you to chill out, pause and reflect, while soaking up your comfortable contemporary surrounds that include: a spacious living area, WiFi, TV, Netflix, separate bedroom with Queen bed, and large bathroom with shower over bath (baths not possible due to water restrictions). Or soak up the rays on the expansive deck. Kept to the highest standard, every effort is made to ensure your stay is perfect by providing all linen (except beach towels), toiletries, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, microwave, induction hot plate, Nutribullet, crockery/cutlery, Webber barbeque plus all utensils required to cater for light meals.

Details and amenities

No kids
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Food processor
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Internet available
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s)

Special Amenities

Tranquil water views framed by native bush with quick access to a beautiful secluded bay, and scenic walks. A separate entry to the studio ensures privacy.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Located on the Te Wahapu Peninsula, surrounded by native bush and waterways, the local community is very proud of its beautiful environment, therefore all take a great deal of care to protect it and the wild life, while enjoying all Russell and the surrounding area has to offer. Such as the local wineries Omata Estate and Paroa Estate (seasonal), the iconic and historic Duke of Marlborough, Pompallier Cafe in the old French Mission, to name but a few. For those keen to enjoy the outdoors there are several walkways: from Okaito to Russell, Flagstaff Hill to Tapeka and a little further away the Opua to Paihia walkway. For a day out on the water around the Bay of Islands a short ferry trip from Russell across to the vibrant township of Paihia local operators provide numerous excursions, most of which do pickups from Russell wharf. Getting around Russell is within an hour's drive by private car on State Highway 1 from Whangarei and a 3.5 hour drive from Auckland. Vehicular ferries run every 15 - 20 minutes from Opua to Okiato, early morning until l… read more


Average Rating: 5
3 total reviews

Monique Portegys
Great place to stay. Super clean and great hosts. Gorgeous views and can walk to the beach for a swim. Flat is below hosts house so if you're looking for that total feeling of privacy, maybe not quite the best place for you. We loved it.
Jenny Bridgen
Wonderful place, highly recommend. Great location, comfortable clean and quality accommodation, and friendly hosts.
Response from Owner
Thanks Jenny, it was an absolute pleasure to have had you & Alb stay. We hope to see you again; Warmest regards Sue & Graham
Kathryn King and Steve King
A fabulous little find with stunning views and delightfully friendly owners. Close to Paroa Bay Winery and well worth a meal at their restaurant, Sage. Russell is a fantastic little heritage village with lots to do and a trip via the little ferry to Waitangi is a cultural must. Thank you Sue and Graham for a most wonderful few days at your lovely accommodation. We will be back sooner than later!! 😊
Response from Owner
Thanks Kath & Steve. It was an absolute pleasure hosting your stay and we really appreciated how respectful you were & how clean & tidy you left the studio. Please do come again! Sue & Graham



Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
2 Jan - 14 Jan $220 / Night for 2 guests3 Nights
15 Jan - 31 Jan $200 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
1 Feb - 28 Feb $180 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
1 Mar - 6 Apr $160 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
15 Apr - 19 Apr $180 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
4 Jun - 6 Jun $160 / Night for 2 guests3 Nights
22 Oct - 25 Oct $160 / Night for 2 guests3 Nights
Rest of year$145 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
2 Jan - 14 Jan
$220 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
15 Jan - 31 Jan
$200 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Feb - 28 Feb
$180 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Mar - 6 Apr
$160 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
15 Apr - 19 Apr
$180 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
4 Jun - 6 Jun
$160 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
22 Oct - 25 Oct
$160 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year
$145 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights




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