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Fantail Mill

8 Toi Track Orongo Bay, Russell 0272 New Zealand
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Fantail Mill is a very unique luxury complex overlooking Orongo Bay & a three minute drive to the historic seaside village of Russell. Fantail Mill is a very private pristine estate built to resemble a old 1800s NZ Mill town with four upmarket studios all with luxury linen & chattels. Each has a private balcony overlooking the bay where you can enjoy a drink & listen to the amazing chorus's of bird life & watch a beautiful sunset before the three minute drive into Russell for a memorable sea side dining experience. A taxi service is available. Nestled into bush & private subtropical gardens on one & a half acres of coastal land Fantail Mill is the ideal base to enjoy all which the Bay of Islands has to offer. We also offer a guest lounge in the cottage with large TV, DVD player, book library & comfortable couch's. Designated places are provided for smokers. Cape cod chairs placed under the shady canopy of the trees give a ideal spot to unwind, have a drink,catch up that book or grab one from the library in the guest lounge. Four lovely swimming beach's & two wineries are only a five minute drive away from your studio. We have a free laundry with washing machine,dryer & iron. We look forward to receiving you & helping in any way we can to make your stay at Fantail Mill a great one.
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anacar0linafreitas wrote a review Jun 2022
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic experience with a lovely reception. The accomodation is comfy, with great ocean view and all you need to feel welcome! Clean and tidy. Highly recommended. Close to the city but at the same time far enough to be quiet. Tracy makes you feel welcome and is very helpful on giving good tips about the area.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Justy Man wrote a review Jun 2022
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Fantastic short stay accommodation, view, value, private, only short drive to town. Hostess Tracey is lovely. All you need to do is put an exit sign on the out driveway and it is perfect. Very lucky we found this place. See you next time :)
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Yasmin Mevawala, New Zealand🇳🇿 wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand26 contributions9 helpful votes
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Fantaill Mill boutique accommodation is truly a gem located in a convenient and tranquil location in Russell. Our self contained studio was cozy and delightful with a comfy plush bed and luxury linen, good quality tea, coffee and toiletries. Not to mention a cute little balcony overlooking stunning views of the Orongo Bay, perfect for sipping morning tea/coffee or just simply relaxing with a glass of wine🍷😜 in the evening catching stunning sunsets😍. A special thumbs up to the lovely hostess Tracy who kindly offered to do dinner reservations for us at The Duke's. Highly recommend as an excellent getaway for couple of nights to a week. ❤
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from tracy nagel, Owner at Fantail Mill
Responded 5 Jan 2021
Thank you for your wonderful review. It gives us great pleasure to know you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your feedback.
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Lila Lanphere wrote a review Mar 2020
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What a gorgeous place to stay! Everything is so well kept and beautiful. We booked at Fantail Mill for our family to stay in during our Wedding and they loved it and want to go back again. Highly recommend his place! 5 Stars from us. Lila & Greg
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 4 Mar 2020
Thank you Lila and Greg! It was wonderful to meet you both and we look forward to seeing you again one day.
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Possum61 wrote a review Feb 2018
Auckland, New Zealand13 contributions4 helpful votes
Down a tree lined drive to a private gated oasis with views and amazing sunsets over Orongo Bay in Russell Bay of Islands.Well presented clean studio unit with Juliet balcony to enjoy a nice glass of wine while taking in the view across the bay. Great friendly life loving hosts who even gave us a ride into the quaint historic village of Russell ..will return.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Response from Fantail M, Owner at Fantail Mill
Responded 12 Feb 2018
Thank you for your fabulous review. We love sharing this piece of paradise and pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to meet you again!
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hinemoa-auckland wrote a review Feb 2018
Auckland, New Zealand203 contributions105 helpful votes
I stayed two nights in order to attend Waitangi Day celebrations. This is a lovely peaceful motel set in lovely elegant grounds. I stayed in room 1, gorgeous little balcony overlooking the water. Comfy bed and great linen. Herbal tea selection was much appreciated. Small but perfectly formed room and bathroom. The owners are super friendly. Tranquil atmosphere. I can recommend this place.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Responded 9 Feb 2018
Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Waitangi is such a special event and we were pleased to be part of your experience.
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mlshp wrote a review Jan 2018
Zurich, Switzerland8 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantail mill is a wonderful place to stay, perfectly situated with a fantastic view of the water in the bay of islands near Russell. Our room was lovely and our host, Tracy, made sure we had everything we needed (including a lift back from the Boat Race Hangi!) Could not recommend this place more!
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Emily G wrote a review Dec 2017
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This place is absolutely perfect for a getaway. Fantastic views, quiet, breath taking gardens and the hosts are A class! I stayed here for my birthday and Tracy the host made me feel so at home and looked after. I will return in a heartbeat! Comfortable room, gorgeous outdoor kitchen, views galore and close to town. Sit back, relax and enjoy 👍
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 Jan 2018
Thank you for your review. It is always a delight when we hear that you had a memorable stay. We love sharing our piece of paradise
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Jane K wrote a review Dec 2017
Cambridge, United Kingdom350 contributions136 helpful votes
Our room at Fantail Mill had a stunning view over the harbour and mussel beds and was wonderful at sunset. The gardens were beautiful and the bed was comfortable. There is a well equipped kitchen down the slope but we tended to eat in our room or on the balcony. The wifi was good and there were washing machines and a drying line up the garden. The only drawbacks were the lack of storage for clothes and the mosquitoes which seemed to find their way in. It is a short distance out of Russell and the road was slightly noisy but overall it was a good place to stay and we were made very welcome.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Responded 15 Dec 2017
Thank you for your review. We always enjoy hearing that you had a good experience at Fantail Mill.
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paulaEastAnglia wrote a review Mar 2017
East Anglia, UK64 contributions29 helpful votes
Comfortable room with very well equipped kitchenette and balcony overlooking bay. Modern bathroom. All spotlessly clean. Interesting gardens with outside kitchen which looked great but we didn't use it due to bad weather. Short drive into Russell where there are a couple of small supermarkets and several restaurants. Friendly and helpful owners. Great base for exploring the Bay of Islands.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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RM 534 - RM 544 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fantail Mill
Which popular attractions are close to Fantail Mill?
Nearby attractions include Pompallier Mission and Printery (3.2 km), Waitangi Treaty Grounds (6.3 km), and Flagstaff Hill (4.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fantail Mill?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Fantail Mill?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Fantail Mill?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fantail Mill?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and Omata Estate Vineyard & Kitchen.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fantail Mill?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.