Bach or holiday home, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4)
About Kiwi Heights
Eion's family has lived in and around the Bay of Islands for 80 years and this is where we first met. We left Russell to study and travel before returning in 2012. We built "Kiwi Heights" ourselves and also run a small eco-tourism business called "Russell Nature Walks". We love living here surrounded by the sea, forests and bird-life.
What makes this House unique
Stay in a kiwi zone - this is your chance to hear Kiwi calling at night. Enjoy stunning water views and privacy. Modern, copmfortabe and well-equipped. No extra charges for linen or cleaning. Free wifi.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No smoking inside
Kiwi Heights is not suitable for children under 5.
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
The person who made the booking must be part of the group who stays.
Only the number of people included in the booking are allowed to stay. No extra guests.
Shoes off inside please ........ it's the kiwi way :-)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Kiwi Heights is a beautifully appointed spacious two bedroom home with a stunning view of the Bay of Islands.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found Lisette a most hospitable host with a wonderful knowledge of the surrounding natural environment.
Great location, beautiful views and everything you need for a relaxing stay
House was very tidy and well set out. Had everything you need to comfortably stay in the house with lots of outdoor seating to follow the sun. Amazing views from every room. A very comfortable bed and lovely/welcoming owners.
Lisette has a lovely property that is very well maintained. The location is fab!
Hello Sarah. We're glad you and your family enjoyed the views from "Kiwi Heights" and made the most of your stay in Russell. Thanks for your review, Lisette
Rented from Feb4 to Mar 4. 2019
The house was extremely clean.Bed was comfortable. Good shower.Beautiful views, with many birds around.
Road noise was very disturbing from about 6 am to 10 pm.
Althoughkitchen appliances were adequate the kitchen utensils and equipment were very sparse. For example no teapot.Owner response ( by text) was “no teapot. Try the op shop tomorrow if you need one”
In the last 5 years we have spent 36 weeks touring NZ staying in rental homes and this was by far the least well supplied and equipped . We purchased toilet rolls, dishwasher powder and laundry detergent, which we have never needed to do in previous rentals .
Poor value for money.
The guest acknowledges the house is “extremely clean, comfortable, good shower, beautiful views, with many birds”. Otherwise, the review and the 2-star rating is dishonest and misleading. The guests rented the house for an entire month and received a generous discount on the understanding that it would not be serviced or re-provisioned during the stay. However, at their request I provided them with alternative outdoor furniture (no easy task), made their bed and regularly supplied fresh linen to save them from washing it themselves. When they asked for a teapot they already knew I wasn't available because I had family commitments (and I bought a teapot later). I responded to all their requests and did my best to make their stay enjoyable despite his pompous and demanding behaviour. Happily, I've never had other guests behave this way and I continue to enjoy welcoming people from NZ and around the world.
Luxurious house with phantastic views
wonderful spacious house with a beautiful clear and light design. The house is absolut perfect equiped. We enjoyed our time!
Thanks for your review and for leaving "Kiwi Heights" so clean and tidy. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay.
We could not have asked for a better experience!
We could not have asked for a better experience! Lisette's home is just beautiful, perfectly appointed for style and comfort. Loved the views, decks & birdsong! We appreciated the detailed house info she provided so that we could treat her home with the same respect and care that she gives it and her guests. If our travels bring us back this way we'd love to stay again! Perfect location to explore the Bay of Islands (except that we found we were tempted to just stay at the house!)
Thanks for your wonderful review. If you do return to the Bay of Islands we would love to welcome you back at "Kiwi Heights".