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Reflections On The Bay

7 reviews
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Reflections on the Bay International Artist's Retreat, is a creatively designed, beautifully flowing home, cascading down the natural native bush terrain above Pomare Bay, a coveted location for it's protected, warm climate and exceptional views of Russell and the surrounding bays. For those looking for an inspirational retreat, Reflections is a veritable painter's palette - offering a different perspective and different mood as you view the water from every window and all sun decks surrounding the home and swimming pool.<BR><BR>The property extends to the beach frontage below which is easily accessible by footpath, where you'll find a lovely swimming beach and kayaks for your use. The home is very tastefully appointed with artwork and luxury furnishings collected while living abroad in Eu...Reflections on the Bay International Artist's Retreat, is a creatively designed, beautifully flowing home, cascading down the natural native bush terrain above Pomare Bay, a coveted location for it's protected, warm climate and exceptional views of Russell and the surrounding bays. For those looking for an inspirational retreat, Reflections is a veritable painter's palette - offering a different perspective and different mood as you view the water from every window and all sun decks surrounding the home and swimming pool.<BR><BR>The property extends to the beach frontage below which is easily accessible by footpath, where you'll find a lovely swimming beach and kayaks for your use. The home is very tastefully appointed with artwork and luxury furnishings collected while living abroad in Europe and the Middle East. <BR><BR>The main house master bedroom has a super king, and a lounge sitting area with a private en-suite including bidet. A private entrance leads to the sun deck. The main house guest room is a king size bed with a hall bathroom. A two person spa bath sits between both bedroom areas. A second guest bedroom is detached from the main house for extra privacy yet shares the main house baths. All bedrooms have beautiful furnishings and linens. <BR><BR> The gourmet kitchen is set for the discriminating cook and includes a professional cooker hob and large fridge/ freezer, as well as exterior BBQ. The Proprietress, Lynda Shephard, is an internationally renowned artist, best know for her watercolor paintings of New Zealand and Europe, who offers optional painting classes for guests wishing to discover the art of watercolor studies during their stay! <BR><BR>For the Yachtsman, we can provide you with either a 3 or 4 ton boat mooring in the safe anchorage of Pomare Bay, directly in front of Reflections Lodge. For the Naturalist, trails lead throughout a large natural preserve alongside the house where you will not doubt view the curious native Weka and the playful Tui.More
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About the Owner
Cindy P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviews (7)

1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 28 February 2017

When traveling with our family (4 adults), it always makes more sense to do a vacation rental compared to two hotel rooms. Made a couple such reservations for our 3 week trip and this was definitely our favorite place; the perfect ending to a remarkable...More

Date of stay: February 2017
1  Thank ICIowa
Reviewed 8 February 2017

A beautiful property, set in a breathtakingly gorgeous environment. The manager, Cindy, is very professional, responsive and personable. She helped make our stay outstanding in all respects.

Date of stay: February 2017
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 August 2014

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Date of stay: February 2014
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Very clean and comfortable accommodation with spectacular views. Easy access to all of the cultural and tourist attractions including the beautiful village of Russell. Special thanks to Cindy for all of the helpful tips on what to do and see and especially for the tip...More

Date of stay: February 2014
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Marlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

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Date of stay: February 2013
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
Fireplace
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How to get there
From Auckland take state Hwy. 1 towards Whangarei. Approx. 45 minutes North of Whangarei at Kawakawa, take the State Hwy. 11 to Opua/Bay Of Islands. At the top of the hill leading to Opua/ Car Ferry to Russell, you will turn right and proceed downhill to the car ferry lane. The car ferry operates from 6:50 am (Opua side) to 9:50 pm and takes 5 minutes to cross. The fee is $10 per car + $1 for additional passengers, cash only. On the other side (Okiato) you are 5 minutes from Russell. As you drive towards Russell you'll turn left on Te Wahapu Rd. , continue another 2 km. and turn right at address sign.
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