Beautiful & Unique - The Chapel on the Olive Grove


Entire cottage hosted by Kelly

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Great location
94% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
As unique as you can get! This gorgeous 1870's wooden chapel has been lovingly transported and restored into bespoke holiday accommodation. The space is perfectly set up as a couples getaway.
For your comfort there is a new airconditioner/heatpump installed.
Located just 5 minutes drive from Russell, the Chapel at the Olive Grove is close enough to town to enjoy all there is to offer and it also has a Kitchenette and BBQ for those wishing to stay in for a quiet, romantic evening together.

The space
The chapel was built in 1875 in Kawakawa, Bay of Islands by Irish coal miners and was formerly know as St Francis Xavier catholic church.

It is listed as a Category 2 Historic building with Heritage New Zealand and is constructed of 1 inch thick rough sawn Kauri planks.

It was moved to the site on the olive grove in 2012 by a local couple after it had fallen into disrepair and was no longer in use. It has been lovingly restored and set for its new life as holiday accommodation amongst the olive trees.

Because of the high ceiling and thick wooden walls the Chapel is lovely and cool in the hot summer months and we have a heat pump installed to keep guests warm and cozy in winter

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Central air conditioning
Hair dryer
compact fridge with ice tray freezer refrigerator
Portable speaker bluetooth sound system
Dedicated workspace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Russell, Northland, New Zealand

Located in Uriti Bay. 5 minute drive from Russell.
The Orongo Bay Oyster farm is just accross the main road as is the Russell to Okiato walking trail.

Hosted by Kelly

  1. Joined in October 2016
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My husband and I have 3 young children and are lucky enough to call the Bay of Islands our home. I firmly believe when travelling that you truly get to know and appreciate a place so much more when you can stay and experience life like a local. Because of this I love the opportunities that Airbnb can provide for both myself and those staying in the houses I look after. I take care of several properties in the area and get great enjoyment from meeting new people from all over the world and sharing in their experiences of our beautiful area. As a family we love to get outside as much as possible. Whether its pottering around home in our garden, heading out to the beach or getting out on the water for some fishing.
My husband and I have 3 young children and are lucky enough to call the Bay of Islands our home. I firmly believe when travelling that you truly get to know and appreciate a place…

During your stay

Accommodation is Self Check-in but I live nearby if any assistance is required

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy