Aimeo Cottage is built on the hill of Okiato, a secluded peninsula overlooking the Bay of Islands. Only a stone's throw from the site of the country's first Government House and just across the Bay, where the British and Maori leaders signed the historic Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.
Upstairs your holiday accommodation has an open plan living/dining/kitchen area and two bedrooms with bathrooms, almost all with magnificent water views. The cozy living room is fully furnished with CD, DVD, Freeview TV, books in English and German, and lots of information about New Zealand, especially Northland.
The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, juicer and mixer, a gastop cooker and electric oven.
The deck surrounding the house catches the sun from early morning until sunset. It has a brand new gas BBQ, furniture and umbrellas for your use.
A subtropical garden with lawns, bananas, macademia, fig, and citrus trees offers several quiet areas for reading and relaxing.
Next to the spacious parking place is a separate building , with my backery , laundry and inside drying area.The Studio on the ground floor is privatly used.
We have wireless access in the house.
Childen over 5 years are welcome. But the balcony rail is not safe for toddlers. Babys are welcome too.
In the rental price are linnen and towls and beach towls included.
Cleaning after departure included, although I expect my guests leaving the house tidy.
Russell, once the hell hole of the Pacific, today steeped in history and tranquility it is one of the most idyllic seaside resorts in NZ .A careful guarded old world charm, as well as the reputation of the Bay of Islands and the lure of big game fishing has attracted many people from overseas , so Russell has become today an international village with about 1000 inhabitants.
In the Bay of Islands you find 144 little islands , some to visit by boat, beautiful swim or surf beaches, good fishing, several golf courses around us,
The Bay of Islands ideal Cruising, fishing,sailing spot. Historic towns and villages and the Treaty Ground of Waitangi all near by.
Coming from Auckland , driving on HW 1 to Kawakawa, from there on HW 11 to Opua, onto the car ferry and in 10 minutes you are in Okiato, 10 min. further in Russell
by car the easiest
all year around, summer between January and March, April and May still nice warm months, in June, July, August you might need a sweater and raincoat, September , October and November days are getting longer and warmer
English, German, French
my rates are very reasonable, check it out special rates for long staying guests