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A Tranquil Place B&B

14 Major Bridge Drive, Russell 0272 New Zealand
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#9 of 12 B&Bs in Russell
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A Tranquil Place B&B is a cosy, private place in a natural, secluded environment, tucked into native bush. The one and only ensuite guest room has a separate entrance and is equipped with a Queen size bed, tea & coffee making facility, desk, chairs, ceiling fan and offers bush and bay views. There is a choice of either having breakfast served in the main house or using the self-contained option with a kitchenette attached to the room.Relax on the sun decks during the day, listen to the bird song and watch the moon and the stars at night.A secluded beach is accessible via a footpath next to the property.
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Free parking
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Quaint
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flyingdutchdude wrote a review Jan 2022
New Zealand173 contributions63 helpful votes
This is the perfect place for a couple to stay for a few nights. The space is small, tidy, clean and very quiet, but well-appointed with an ensuite bathroom and kitchen. The nature trail to the secluded beach is a gem (a few steps involved), this really is a lovely spot. Beautiful view of the bay from the deck. The sounds of the tui's and other birds (including the occasional kiwi) in the sub-tropical canopy was the highlight. The host is very lovely, and we had everything we needed to make the stay perfect. Thank-you for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Stephanie E wrote a review Apr 2018
Schiphol, The Netherlands44 contributions65 helpful votes
We stayed for 3 nights at this lovely, secluded, peaceful setting. It is situated in a lush, semi-tropical rain forest. We awoke the first morning to a beautiful bird call. I was badly bitten by mosquitoes though (fortunately, New Zealand mosquitoes do not carry any diseases). By the time we left, I had over 25 mosquito bites and I was pretty miserable. There are bug screens on all of the windows but the bugs are still getting in easily from somewhere. Even though is it called "A Tranquil Place B&B," there is no breakfast provided (which was okay with us because we had our own breakfasts with us anyway). There is an adequate kitchen (in a room separate from the sitting area and bed) with a microwave, toaster, kettle and sink (I very much like not having to use the bathroom sink to wash dishes in) and there is sufficient kitchen ware and utensils. The bathroom is quite large and has a soaker tub with a good shower. There is no table but there is a bar with stools by a large window which looks out at all the lovely vegetation (although "A Tranquil Place" is very close to the beach, the thick vegetation obstructs any views of the beach). There is a reasonably sized flat screen TV but it carries very few channels (we were very disappointed when we could not watch the Men's Final Tennis Match at the 2018 Australian Open)! The place is very clean and well maintained; no worries there at all. There are two flights of narrow wooden stairs outside that must be negotiated getting to and from the suite which were no problem without luggage. The owner's partner kindly helped us down the stairs with our luggage when we arrived but it was tough getting it up all the stairs when we departed. There is a balcony outside the sliding glass doors of the sitting room which was lovely to sit on and admire the rain forest. There is a beautiful trail through the rain forest which we thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend from "A Tranquil Place" down to the small pebbly beach. The trail is approximately 10 to 15 minutes one way at a leisurely pace and is not too steep; my partner who has back issues and, thus, is not a hiker, managed it easily. "A Tranquil Place" is somewhat remote; it is approximately a 10 minute drive to the lovely and quaint town of Russell (a popular vacation place for New Zealanders themselves) and the gorgeous Bay of Islands from where we took a half day boat cruise. One would need a vehicle for transportation to and from A Tranquil Place and Russell. There are two marginal grocery stores in Russell; by "marginal," I mean that they weren't large but they had basic necessities.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Rosemeen S wrote a review Jan 2018
Toronto, Canada33 contributions8 helpful votes
We booked 2 nights here, for our final stay in NZ. So glad we did! The room was clean, quiet, wifi and tv in room, and very friendly owner. The beaches and town are about 10 min drive - so everything is close by. We booked our room from expedia, so breakfast was not included for us. The only cons: uncomfy bed (we kept sinking into the middle), and lots of bugs in the room. The location of home is very tropical (lots of plants, trees, birds...), so you can't really avoid the bugs. We found ants and mosquitos in our room even though we kept the windows and doors closed...
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Date of stay: December 2017
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srav_ca wrote a review Jan 2015
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India4 contributions
We stayed here for two nights. Place was spic and span. Very friendly host having good knowledge about the area in and out. Breakfast was served with different cereals, breads, cheese and accompanied by a fruit platter a healthy breakfast indeed. Room has all essential facilities - free wifi, kitchen with all appliances, no laundry but the host was kind enough to do the laundry for us. A wonderful place to spend with scenic views and beautiful sounds of the birds nearby. Its a very quiet place took us time to adjust to the scary silence. But once we got used to it we felt totally at peace.
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Date of stay: December 2014
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David C wrote a review Jan 2014
Alban, Canada23 contributions6 helpful votes
We spent 2 weeks in the North Island over Christmas 2013 and A Tranquil Place B&B was a real highlight. We had originally planned 4 nights but after one night we extended it an extra night...it is a fabulous place and the name truly says it all. It is set on hill side, surrounded by lush NZ flora with a view to the water below. It is extremely quiet and private with a lovely bedroom, ensuite and kitchenette...TV and wifi if you want it but..my recommendation is to stay "unplugged". It is immaculate and the host is very welcoming. Others have spoken of the breakfast and it is wonderful with fresh baked goodies, fruit salad, toast, yogurt, egg (if you want)....I am getting hungry just thinking of it again! There are many other features to delight you,from the private deck (great for reading) amongst the ferns to my favourite the skylight over the bed so you can see the stars and if you're lucky catch a falling star like we did ! I really recommend anyone going to the Bay of Islands to stay here...it is also well located being 5 minutes out of Russell and 5 minutes from the ferry to Pahia. Not many places I would go back to but this is one.....
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Date of stay: December 2013
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jaykaylam wrote a review Dec 2013
Rotorua, New Zealand6 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at A Tranquil place for 3 nights. The room was spotless and comfortable. The service and breakfasts were both of the highest quality, and the grounds and view were absolutely stunning. A wonderful place to get away and relax - we came away feeling totally at peace and refreshed. I would recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: December 2013
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Benlom wrote a review May 2013
Geelong1 contribution
Very peaceful and quiet place to think and rest. Great host who provides health breakfast and a very good knowledge of the area and places to visit. Real enjoyed my stay, the view of the water and various ferns very special.
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Date of stay: January 2013
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pleccy wrote a review May 2013
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at A Tranquil Place B&B over Easter 2013. Driving in the dark, we found it quite difficult to find because the signposting is not easy to see, but we got there in the end and we were greeted by the lovely hostess who was very accommodating. The room itself was absolutely spotless - she obviously takes great pride in her business and this shows. In the morning we were treated to the most spectacular breakfast which was my favorite part of staying there. I rate it 4/5 - the only reason I didn't give it full marks it because you are forced to stay 2 nights minimum and secondly it's bloody expensive! If you have a bit some spare cash then I absolutely recommend staying here,
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Date of stay: March 2013
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Responded 13 May 2013
Thank you very much for posting your review. It is good to hear that you have enjoyed your stay. I have taken your points on board
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Frequently Asked Questions about A Tranquil Place B&B
Which popular attractions are close to A Tranquil Place B&B?
Nearby attractions include Pompallier Mission and Printery (2.0 km), Waitangi Treaty Grounds (4.3 km), and Flagstaff Hill (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at A Tranquil Place B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at A Tranquil Place B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at A Tranquil Place B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to A Tranquil Place B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and Omata Estate Vineyard & Kitchen.