Eagles Nest New Zealand
60 Tapeka Rd, Russell, Bay of Islands, 0202
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New Zealand Qualmark Luxury Lodge Approved, Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
History & Story
Set atop its own private peninsula overlooking the beautiful Bay of Islands, this majestic 75-acre estate affords an amazing view you won’t find anywhere else. The lodgings are just as spectacular: With five villas designed in an eclectic, contemporary style, it’s no surprise Eagles Nest has been the recipient of international awards and acclaim.
Rahimoana Villa, Eagles Nests’ presidential villa boasts four private ensuite bedrooms, all adorned with original artwork from both New Zealand and international artists, to accommodate a maximum of eight people in complete comfort and luxury. The award-winning 600 square metre design takes full advantage of the 320-degree Bay of Islands views. This villa offers some incredible amenities, including a state-of-the-art gym, sauna, 25 metre heated horizon edged swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Porsche Cayenne for guest use, 2x theater systems (one with a massive 100” screen), high speed wireless internet access, a personal chef-provisioned refrigerator and selection of premium local wines, a selection of French Champagne and a personal concierge and villa manager.
Annual renewal of all villas.
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Génuine New Zealand hospitality delivered in unrivalled opulent surrounds.
7 Star Service and Amenities.
Located in the Bay of Islands within easy walking distance of the historic town of Russell. Russell (Kororareka) is a small, historic seaside village on a peninsula in the eastern Bay of Islands. It is historically significant to all New Zealander’s as it was the site first capital of New Zealand, some of the earliest contact between European settlers and the Maori people.
Key sites/activities in the area
The Bay of Islands is a world renowned holiday destination offering over 144 islands to explore in this sub tropical paradise. World class big game fishing, scenic cruising, sailing diving, kayaking, bush walking, mountain biking, helicopter flight seeing, romantic picnics on your own private island are but some of the many options available from Eagles Nest.
Russell was an important mercantile centre and served as a vital resupply port for whaling and sealing operations. When the Colony of New Zealand was founded in 1840, General Hobson was reluctant to choose Russell as his capital, due to its bad reputation. Instead he purchased land at Okiato, situated five kilometres to the south, and renamed it Russell in honour of the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Lord John Russell. Captain Hobson soon decided that the move to the Okiato site was a mistake, and Auckland was selected as the new capital not long after.
Children are more than welcome at all times of the year at Eagles Nest. We provide all needed equipment (Cots, Highchairs etc) free of charge.
• Number of Villas in all: 5
Unlike so many New Zealand luxury hotels, Eagles Nest at Russell in the Bay of Islands also offers the services of its own resident personal trainer and spa therapists ensuring the most indulgent of stays.
Four of the five world class villas offers its own private heated horizon edged lap pool, all offering private Jacuzzis, air conditioning, original artworks, home theatre system, Ecostore amenities and fully equipped gourmet kitchen.
Our team of talented resident personal chefs can spoil you for the evening. They will offer a specially designed menu of your choice featuring freshly caught fish, venison, lamb, crayfish (lobster) and more. Eagles Nest personal chefs will prepare this meal in your own private villa. Giving you the opportunity to take in the breathtaking views, with a superb glass of New Zealand wine from the Estate’s extensive cellar.
Restaurants & Bars
• World Class in villa dining with your own personal chef
Duke of Marlborough – First Licensed premises in New Zealand
• The Gables – The Gables foundations were made of Whale bones originally
Dining is an integral part of the Eagles Nest experience. Let the team of talented resident personal chefs awaken and delight the connoisseur within. Eagles Nest’s “Gourmet Epicure” showcases a diverse array of New Zealand’s finest produce sourced locally and nationwide to provide a true sensation for all the senses to savour. Personal Chef Menus can be downloaded from the Downloaded Info Section of this website.
• Private jacuzzi located in each villa,
• First Light Villa and Rahimoana both have private Infra-Red sauna ’s,
• State of the art gym located in The Rahimoana Villa,
• 4 Infinity Swimming pools located at The Eyrie, Eagle Spirit, Sacred Space and Rahimoana villa.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Whether your plan is for a small, intimate wedding or a celebration for as many as 80 guests for a seated gala banquet, one or more of the five villas at Eagles Nest can be personally tailored exactly for you.
Extra Notable Features
• World Class diving available at The Poor Knights Islands. A favourite of Jacque Cousteau,
• 3 diffèrent Golf Course avalable within one and a half hours of Eagles Nest including 1 internationally acclaimed course,
• Two purpose sunk wrecks for scuba diving, one being 15 minutes boat ride from Eagles Nest,
The best Striped Marlin fishery in the world, along with all big game fishing available.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
• 2015 Signum Virtutis (The Seal of Excellence) at The Seven Star Global Luxury Awards,
• 2015 World Travel Awards – Australasia’s Leading Villa Resort,
• 2015 World Travel Awards – New Zealand’s Leading Resort.
• 2014 World Travel Awards- World’s Leading Villa Resort,
• 2014 World Travel Awards – Australasia’s Leading Villa Resort,
• 2014 World Travel Awards – New Zealand’s Leading Resort.
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