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Kokomo Retreat

30 Rewa Place Tapeka Point, Russell 0202 New Zealand
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Kokomo Retreat has 3 units available for holiday accommodation. It is situated on the water front with direct access to the beach. The Kiwiana Apartment is a 2 bedroom self-contained unit with full kitchen and living area. This unit faces the road with a distant view of the sea. It has its own deck and BBQ facilities. The Pacifica Apartment has a lounge/kitchenette and opens to an outdoor area and close views of the water. The Pohutukawa unit is a studio unit with combined bedroom and breakfast kitchenette. These 2 rooms have an optional inter-connecting door for a family or friends travelling together. All units are self-contained, modern, new and luxurious. There is a spa pool with views over the water for your use, BBQ areas and kayaks. The owners are on-site and very friendly and helpful.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Canoeing
Highchairs available
Spa
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Diving
Hiking
Snorkelling
Fishing
Self-serve laundry
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
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Anthea wrote a review Mar 2024
Brisbane Region, Australia2 contributions
Cannot rate this place high enough! The apartment was spotless, modern and extremely well appointed. The hosts were wonderful, welcoming, very gracious and a font of knowledge on the history of the area. My only complaint is we didn’t get to stay longer!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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shae71 wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand18 contributions5 helpful votes
We absolutely loved our stay at Kokomo and have already booked to go back! Lovely environment, great location, great host. Comfortable, peaceful accomodation and setting. The view from the hot tub and the lovely beach are really special and Russell beaches and township are great to explore from here :)
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ben B wrote a review Feb 2021
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Awesome place to stay. Spacious, clean and a short drive from Russell centre. Situated at the quieter Topeka Point and beach side. Covid level changes meant last minute amendments and the host was really accommodating and went out of their way to alter our booking. Definitely a brilliant place to stay when in Russell or even Paihia as that’s only a 5-10min ferry trip across the water.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kiwichicks wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions8 helpful votes
Kokomo Retreat is a 3 minute drive from Russell village. We stayed in the Kiwiana 2 bedroom unit and were very impressed. The accommodation is immaculately clean, very well furnished with a good layout & lovely little bits of décor personalizing it. There is a fully equipped kitchen & nice little touch was being provided with fresh milk for a few days, coffee, tea and biscuits. Also has a good choice of music, Sky channels and games for those rainy, indoor days. The location is incredibly quiet, and it was the best sleep I’ve had in months. The facility offers a shared hot tub (which we didn’t use) located with a stunning view over the ocean. It also offers the use of kayaks and has direct access to the beach which was awesome. Russell is considered a kiwi area, and one of the highlights of staying at Kokomo, was my husband was very fortunate to see a kiwi (not a weka) running down the road late one evening! We have a small dog and were a little concerned we would be put into an apartment that smelled of other dogs or was not as nice as other non-dog friendly accommodation, but this was not the case at all. Our dog was made to feel very welcome and the apartment smelled fresh and clean. Dave and Anita have a huge amount of pride in their property, and it was lovely to meet Dave in person. He was super friendly and very informative and we will most definitely be back to enjoy their hospitality again. Don’t miss out on a fabulous home away from home.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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David P wrote a review Dec 2019
Tamworth, United Kingdom181 contributions19 helpful votes
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If you are scrolling through here looking for possible places to stay in the Bay of Islands; stop right here! We had the most amazing couple of nights at Dave and Anita’s place - the only tough thing was leaving! The studio is beautiful with more than you’ll ever need and the view from the garden is breathtaking. The hot tub is the perfect place for your breakfast cuppa, watching out for dolphins in the bay. We spotted some on our first morning, leaping behind a boat, so we shot down to the beach and into the (complimentary!) kayak to join the whole pod for half an hour of pure joy. Just us and around 15 dolphins with their young, dipping and diving under and around us, it was the most magical experience and has totally made our honeymoon - and we were only on day 3! Even if you don’t see the dolphins it will still be one of the highlights of your trip staying here - the hospitality and friendliness of the hosts is second to none and the studio is spotless and really well equipped.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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swpw wrote a review Apr 2019
London, United Kingdom25 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a great 3 night break in this apartment. The location is great with easy access to small quiet beach and the use of Kayaks. The host was friendly, helpful and easily contacted. The apartment was well equipped comfortable and clear with fantastic views of the Bay of Island from the deck. You need a car to get into Russell but we knew that and it was an easy short drive.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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RedRover53 wrote a review Mar 2019
Manchester118 contributions44 helpful votes
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The short five minute drive northwards from bustling Russell, takes you up and over Flagstaff Hill and affords stunning views of The Bay of Islands. Jo & Murray’s property sits at the head of a quiet residential cul de sac, lined with contemporary designer properties. Jo is a charming host and immediately puts you at your ease. Murray, we sadly didn’t get chance to meet. The apartment has been stylishly furnished to a high standard. The pervading theme is one of elegant tranquility and the only distraction is the surf rolling on the beach below, or the occasional call of a weka. There’s access to a shared private beach, from which you can launch one of the kayaks. Tide and sea conditions permitting. There’s also a small public beach with fine white sand just at the bottom of the road. Another great find...
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jen and phil wrote a review Mar 2019
Birkenhead, New Zealand14 contributions1 helpful vote
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Lovely relaxing place with incredible views. Modern and clean. Jo was very welcoming and we enjoyed a glassor two of wine and good chat with her. Will definitely be back! Close to Russell township. Long Beach just over the hill with a coffee cart that sells really great coffee.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Amanda wrote a review Dec 2018
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What a perfect spot! If you're looking for a secluded private getaway, this is the best location in Russell. Set on your own stunning pebble beach, yet only a few minutes drive from the main town centre, this little beauty is the place! A major highlight was the spa! Words can't describe the stunning view you get whilst relaxing in the beautiful spa set on the edge of the cliff. Seriously. Go here. Also very eco friendly with a compost/worm farm in the garden for all your eco waste. LOVE! Hope to be back again one day x
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pacifica Unit is the best, as it has a lounge.
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Prospector1 wrote a review Nov 2018
Northern Ireland256 contributions238 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for two nights. We loved the beautiful location and high quality accommodation. Well equipped, very modern and clean apartment - we stayed in Pacifica- and great outlook down to the pebbly beach below. We used the kayaks, swam and sunbathed on the beach. Even managed to get joined by a pod of dolphins while out in the bay kayaking. It’s only 5 minutes drive into lovely Russell where there is some great dining. Only wished we could have stayed longer! Host Jo was very helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kokomo Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Kokomo Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Pompallier Mission and Printery (1.9 km), Waitangi Treaty Grounds (4.7 km), and Flagstaff Hill (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kokomo Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Kokomo Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kokomo Retreat?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Kokomo Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kokomo Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and Omata Estate Vineyard & Kitchen.