Just steps away from the centre of the picturesque Russell village, is the precious Arapohue House that touches your senses with the beautiful gardens captivating you from every room of this gracious home. The luxury bed and breakfast provides you with the setting to leisurely appreciate the magic of the Bay of Islands' unique heritage. Historic Russell, with its museum and craft shops, offers natural history, nature walks, beautiful beaches and several activities to make your stay a treasured memory.
Arapohue, meaning 'A pathway or a Valley of Flowers', is a beautiful old bungalow that was rebuilt to include two ensuite bedrooms for guests, surrounded by park-like gardens, providing peace and tranquility. Part of the Russell scene for over 125 years, the bungalow has lost none of its original grace.
Both guest rooms – the Rose and the Garden, have queen size beds, with...> read more
... electric blankets, duvets and many pillows, bathrobes, tea and coffee making facilities, TV, stereo; bathrooms have heated towel rails and toiletries provided. A laundry is also available. Guests can also use a comfortable large lounge with a 40" TV. The Rose room has a veranda overlooking the garden and the Garden room has access to the beautiful garden with garden furniture and a barbecue.
Russell Beach is only 200 meters away; all the fine restaurants and coffee houses are also nearby. A short walk the other way takes you to Long Beach - great for a swim and a good read on a lazy afternoon to while away the sunny hours.
Bradley and Vivienne, the hosts keep their garden in great shape. Locals and tourists alike stop to smell the roses that grow over the white picket fence, and admire the lavender along the driveway. The house is smoke free and has no pets or children living at home. The hosts can also organize trips for you, and give many ideas to help make your stay in Russell interesting and enjoyable.