Historic homestead on 11 acres with stream and riparian rites.
Peaceful location, family and child friendly for relaxing, biking, boating and outdoor activities. Ideal for extended or multi-family holidays.
Sleeps a maximum of 10 in a choice of 7 bedrooms including the playroom (2 being in the optional Studio). Base rate quoted is for up to 4 guests. Unless specifically requested, bookings are made for the 5 bedroom Homestead only.
Homestead has fully equipped kitchen for up to 10 guests, and even has a bread-maker.
Lounge has view through historic multi-paned windows to Clendon Cove with its ever changing tidal beachfront.
Homestead bathroom with shower, laundry and separate toilet are entered from enclosed back porch (4 paces from kitchen).
Studio bathroom has toilet, shower and basin
Studio also has living area, TV and kitchenette. Studio let separately when not arranged with Homestead.
Access is flat with heaps of space for cars and boat trailers.
Concrete launching ramp (suitable 2 hours each side of high tide) and fish bench.
All tide boat launching available at Te Uenga about 5km away.
No boat? Some guests fish from the kayaks or at low tide walk out to fish from nearby rocks.
Swimming is fun in the stream at high tide and there is shallow swimming from the beach (a long walk to get deep water). Good swimming at Jills Beach within walking distance, and about 15 minutes drive to Elliot Bay on the East Coast for sand and surf, and about 20 minutes to Long Beach over the hill from Russell township.
Escape to the cool of the forest at two easy Kauri walks, (best for children over 3yrs).
For the more adventurous walk to the old Whangamumu Whaling station (2.5 hours return) or even to Cape Brett.
In Russell about 15 minutes away (17 km) are cafes, restaurants, tours (e.g. Hole in the Rock), fishing charters, museum, the oldest church in NZ, Pompallier Mission and Printery, oyster farms and vineyards. The local mini bus tour is highly recommended.
Further afield Paihia, Waitangi and Kerikeri offer history, shopping, winerys and golf.
Your hosts live in nearby house on the property and can assist with baby sitting and meeting your needs.
Please bring your own beach towels, wet shoes and fishing rods.
Clendon Lodge is a multi-million dollar location with reasonable rates as the house is tidy, comfortable but not 'restored'.
It is a stunning venue for marquee weddings and enquiries are welcome.
Regretably we cannot allow the cooking of curry as we have found it impossible to guarantee the removal of the odour for subsequent guests.
Basic pantry supplies such as flour, sugar, breadcrumbs, oil are available for a donation towards replacements.
Guests are responsible for their rubbish and recycling although arrangements may be able to be made with owner to assist. Russell tip and transfer station opening hours are provided in information pack.
Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$120.00 per stay); Linen (included);Get the full listing »