Matauwhi Bay, Russell, Bay of Islands

Ounuwhao B&B

Contact Liz and Gordon Lyons

Ph (09) 403 7310

16 Hope Avenue
Matauwhi Bay
Russell 0202

$200 - $350

Matauwhi Bay, Russell, Bay of Islands

Ounuwhao B&B

Photos of Ounuwhao B&B


Property Description

Welcome to historic Russell, the Heart of the Bay of Islands and the first settled area of NZ. Take a step back into a bygone era and spend some time with us in our delightful, nostalgic, immaculately restored Victorian villa (Circa 1894). Enjoy your own large guest lounge; tea/coffee and biscuits always available, with open fire in the cooler months, and wrap-around verandahs for you to relax and take in the warm sea breezes. Each of our 4 queen rooms have traditional wallpapers and paintwork and fresh flowers to create a lovingly detailed, traditional romantic interior. Breakfast is served in our Dining room which was the previously the Ballroom or alfresco on the verandah if you wish. It is an all home-made affair; from the freshly baked bread, to the yummy daily special and the jam conserves. Complimentary afternoon tea on arrival. Our Garden Suite is detached from the main house with a super king and a single bed, it has a kitchenette and bathroom with a spa bath to soak in. Laundry service available. We look forward to meeting you soon. Our homes are SMOKE-FREE. We are closed June and July.



B&B Details

Type: B&B & Separate Suite & Cottage with kitchen & Seperate Suite
Email: Email this host
Phone: (09) 403 7310
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Beds: 1 King
4 Queen
1 Single
Total 5 Bedrooms
(4 Queen in guest lodge, 1 super king and 1 single in garden suite)
Total capacity for 9 guests
Baths: 4 Ensuite
1 Private
Tariff: Double: $200.00 - $350.00
Single: $160.00 - $200.00
Children: under 12 $45
Other: Self-contained & garden suite double $280-$350 plus $25.00 child and extra adult sharing room in guestlodge=$50.00
Breakfast: Full (Continental + cooked)
Nearest Town: 1 km E of Russell
Pets/Children: Children welcome
Facilities: Internet Available
Smoking: No smoking on property
Payments: Visa/Mastercard
Associations: B&B Association New Zealand, Qualmark 4 1/2 stars




Reviews: 3 reviews

"I loved staying in this wonderfull historic house. It's rooms are breating a very warm luxurious atmosphere, and Marilyn surprises every morning with a gourmet breakfast and fingerlicking good fresh baked bread! We were ending our round trip of NewZealand in Russel, and decided to go for some extra luxury. Having a spacious private bathroom and a very big soft bed provided that feel very well, while nipping a chilled white wine on the porch at the end of an afternoon, and overlooking a lushious garden with rosebushes just made me smile like an insanely happy fellow. All right, i just proposed to my girl-friend, and she accepted, but if there's any place to celebrate it romantically: Go to Ounuwhao B&B!! (please forgive the spelling etc. I'm Dutch...)"

Christiaan Montanus, 12/05/2010

"We were fortunate to spend my husband's 75th birthday at your lovely B&B. We loved our lovely apartment with your wonderful hand made quilts. The breakfast was outstanding and very generous. We enjoyed visiting with your other guests from the far reaches of the earth. What a wonderful experience for us."

Shyrl Bailey, 01/05/2005

"I spent a great weekend at that b&b in's really a lovely place, the hosts were gorgeous!!"

Stefan Huber, 13/08/2001