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Pipiroa Bay Homestay

348 Aucks Road Okiato Point, Russell 0272 New Zealand

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#7 of 12 B&Bs in Russell
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Russell, Pipiroa Bay Homestay is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Pipiroa Bay Homestay offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette.

Guests of Pipiroa Bay Homestay are also welcome to enjoy a hot tub and barbeque facilities, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

Close to some of Russell's most popular landmarks, such as Pompallier Mission and Printery (2.7 mi) and Christ Church (2.9 mi), Pipiroa Bay Homestay is a great destination for tourists.

While in Russell, you may want to check out one of the nearby Italian restaurants, which include Hone's Garden and Bayside Restaurant and Bar.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out an art gallery, such as Just Imagine Gallery.

Pipiroa Bay Homestay is sure to make your visit to Russell one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Hot bath
Breakfast in the room
Beach
Bicycle rental
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Canoeing
Hiking
Snorkelling
Fishing
Table tennis
Washing machine
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Seating area
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
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Barry L wrote a review Apr 2015
Oxford, United Kingdom28 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed with Gary and Paula for three nights at the beginning of our visit to NZ from the UK. They are a charming and helpful couple who made us feel like family friends from day one, even greeting us with tea and cake! The property is built on a slope, with a great deal of privacy and lovely views of the bay. Our apartment had a separate bedroom, living room, a fully equipped kitchen, private (though small) bathroom, a beautiful veranda with stunning views and a lovely, home-made breakfast was included. The town of Russell is walk-able (just) along the coast, but a car is essential as the home-stay is in quite a rural (although gorgeous) location. Overall good value for money with charming and hospitable owners.
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Date of stay: March 2015
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tim R wrote a review Apr 2015
Hinckley, United Kingdom101 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This lovely property has stunning views over the bay from the terraces. A great place to watch the sun go down, glass of excellent local wine in hand. Delicious breakfasts and faultless, friendly hospitality from Gary & Paula. Lots to do nearby, especailly if you like walking (aka 'tramping') and boat trips.
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Date of stay: March 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms good but the apartment offers more space.
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Alan L wrote a review Dec 2014
17 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I were doing the north region as part of our honeymoon. Gary and Paula made their place an excellent spot to dwell and use as a hub for all activities in the area. Price is excellent and breakfast is superb (you'll barely need to have lunch).
The place is very well equipped and they upgraded us to the self contained apartment for free.
The view to the bay is amazing and we managed to do everything around the area despite the bad weather. Gary can also arrange for fishing, kayaking and sailing around the bay of islands. Walk down to the bay down the house and even see some glow worms!
Do consider the need to take the vehicle ferry (also needed to reach the MUST town of Russell), it's a 10min ride but each one way crossing is $11NZD. Even so, everything before the ferry would not be worth it.
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Date of stay: December 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chrisisus wrote a review Mar 2014
Folkestone, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gary and Paula helped to make our dream holiday in New Zealand with a warm welcome, good company, a comfortable ensuite bedroom, our own relaxing conservatory, wonderful views of the bay and delicious breakfasts with fresh fruit and scrummy egg dishes.
The house sits in a beautiful and interesting garden with an intriguing maze of pathways leading down to the beach, perfect for a stroll in the sunshine. I was also inspired by the beautiful artwork that decorated Pipiroa, especially the handmade quilts.
Bed and breakfast is definitely the best way by which to experience the true character of the country and Pipiroa Homestay is one of the best examples.
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Date of stay: March 2014
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thelma W wrote a review Mar 2014
Fish Creek, Victoria, Australia154 contributions46 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Two couples so we were in the apartment downstairs. All clean and everything we needed. We certainly enjoyed our meals on our deck with the stunning views of the little bay. Host booked the Cream trip for us which was great and we had a lovely three nights here. Gardens down to the little bay are splendid and obviously a labour of love.
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Date of stay: February 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Laurajones1 wrote a review Feb 2014
Perth, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a brilliant place. Lovely hosts and inspirational garden.

Will return.

The fabric artwork and patchwork are incredible. More inspiration!!
Thanks for warm welcome.
Make sure you fully explore the gardens as there are lots of beautiful nooks and crannies.
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Date of stay: February 2014
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Joëlle S wrote a review Feb 2014
Geneva, Switzerland7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a ensuite room and a lounge attached to it, with a view on the sea. Superb views.
Breakfast was taken on a balcony, with my hosts, facing the sea- having breakfast in front of the sea, in the sun, felt like a dream... Considering how wet it is back home!
The breakfast was great, and Paula even cooked for me a savory breakfast because I do not really go for sweet things. How nice of her!
We had nice discussions and put the world to rights!... What a pleasure...
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Date of stay: February 2014
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Marian S wrote a review Mar 2012
Larkfield, United Kingdom36 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed in the B & B at Pipiroa last year and we would agree with all the previous comments. Arriving in the afternoon we were greeted with tea and home-made cake on the terrace and really made to feel welcome. The garden down to the bay is amazing with lots of little pathways and interesting plants. Paula's breakfasts on the terrace were excellent, something different each of the three days we were there. On our final evening we had a delicious dinner with Paula and Gary. As I mentioned in their visitor book, it felt more like dinner with friends than as paying guests. A really lovely place to stay.
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Date of stay: April 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jclarkebell wrote a review Feb 2012
Calgary, Canada112 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The apartment is situated on a lovely quiet bay. Gary's garden down to the beach is beautiful. There is a wonderful hike you can do into the Russell townsite that is about 7 k away. Great place to relax and enjoy the sea.
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Date of stay: February 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RobinSue wrote a review Feb 2011
Cherry Hill, New Jersey33 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed with my daughter and her friend for just one night. Paula and Gary are very interesting, stimulating and friendly hosts. We felt quite at home. The apartment is lovely and decorated with care; loved Paula's shell art pictures. Gary's garden is incredible and leads down through many paths to the bay below the house. We had a lovely breakfast on the porch overlooking the water in the morning.
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Date of stay: February 2011Trip type: Travelled with friends
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mdwUk wrote a tip Oct 2016
UK7 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Two rooms available; b and b upstairs with your own bathroom and conservatory; apartment downstairs."
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Tim R wrote a tip Apr 2015
Hinckley, United Kingdom101 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms good but the apartment offers more space."
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Kenzie V wrote a tip Jan 2013
Adelaide, Australia30 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check out the rooms upstairs as they may be quieter?"
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$174 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsRussell
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pipiroa Bay Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Pipiroa Bay Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Pompallier Mission and Printery (4.3 km), Waitangi Treaty Grounds (5.3 km), and Flagstaff Hill (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pipiroa Bay Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a hot tub, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Pipiroa Bay Homestay?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Pipiroa Bay Homestay?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Pipiroa Bay Homestay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pipiroa Bay Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and Omata Estate Vineyard & Kitchen.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pipiroa Bay Homestay?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
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