guest testimonials

“This was the most well appointed home we have ever stayed in”

"From the moment we entered your beautiful home to the last towel in the laundry room we were awestruck and in love with your home and Russell. Walking to and from the beach, going on the Cream Tour, cooking in this magnificent kitchen, star gazing at night to find the Southern Cross, lounging on the deck, going to the Farmers Market, shopping, enjoying the sunsets and just taking in beauty ALL AROUND. this was voted our BEST house on our family planned trip of four houses. We will never forget our treasured times in Russell at Blue Oasis!"

“Fantastic combination of sightseeing, museums, restaurants and fishing”

Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful house. We will be back!

"Thank you for providing the most idyllic home for my 50th.The views are spectacular! Your house is beautiful and the care you have shown in providing all the little graces made it just special. We hope to stay here again."

“Pictures do not do this place justice”

"This has been such a magical week for me. After seeing pictures and hearing about this place from different people, my expectations were still exceeded. Pictures do not do this place justice. No matter where you are in the house-getting dressed, doing dishes, cooking, going on the computer-is all a pleasure because of the amazing views from your house."

“The sounds of the waves lulled us to sleep each night”

"Using hyperbole is really the only way to do justice describing this house. It has the most beautiful views from every room...literally like staring out across an ever changing painting. The sounds of the waves lulled us to sleep each night and the clarity of the stars was like nothing I'd seen before. We came to NZ for our Honeymoon in the dead of winter and the weather was perfect."

“We can’t get enough of the stunning view!”

"Thank you so much for letting our family stay in your beautiful home. The property is gorgeous, the house is well equipped and the rooms are so clean and we can't get enough of the stunning view! We are sad to leave and that we didn't have a chance to meet you. We hope to be back and will definitely recommend to our friends!"

"Thank you for the most amazing experience that most people only dream about. Blue Oasis is the most beautiful, elegant, breathtaking place on the planet!"

“Unmatched scenic beauty”

"Blue Oasis goes into the record books as the best destination ever! Thanks for sharing it with us."

“We came, we saw…and we were amazed”

"We have enjoyed a wonderful family holiday at Blue Oasis! The most common past time was staring at the view. Now the batteries are recharged and we head back into the new year. Many thanks for making this great house and great outlook available."

“Blue Oasis is truly an Oasis!”

"We experienced a little bit of paradise these past few days. Blue Oasis is truly an Oasis! The home, the views, the ambiance...the town of Russell is equally as charming. It has been an adventure we will always treasure."

"We may have traveled quite a bit but we now have been to Paradise! Our days at Blue Oasis have been absolutely wonderful!"

“The spectacular Blue Oasis!”

“It was great to spend time at the spectacular Blue Oasis! That said, I would be remiss if I didn't log a few concerns that I have about this place. The bed is too comfortable, the bathroom is too big, the kitchen is too spacious, and one can see Cable Bay from every room. Oh btw...why do the crashing waves glow at night and is it really necessary for guests to see the stars and the Milky Way? Lastly, don't you think a Rainbow every day is a bit too much? I'll come back when the proper improvements have been made and this place is restored to some level of normalcy. :-) Really...this is a lovely place! Thank you!!! ”

“Blue Oasis is an Oasis!”

“I just had the pleasure of spending two weeks at Blue Oasis. The accommodations are first class, but the view and scenery is even better. The kitchen is stocked with everything one could want, so if you enjoy cooking, you will have everything available. Listening to the waves morning and night puts you at peace so you can truly relax at Blue Oasis.”

“How special it has been to be at Blue Oasis. You have one of the prettiest spots on the planet! A place of peace & tranquility you could live with forever.”

“It has been a fabulous few days and we have all been blown away by the beauty and tranquility of this place of paradise. We feel blessed. We are now looking forward to our next visit!”

“I feel as if I have been transported to a different place and a different time. A place of astonishing beauty and a time of serenity & peace. We became so relaxed we forgot where we lived.”

“Thanks for a wonderful stay, we had an amazing time. The view is absolutely beautiful, drop dead gorgeous!

“What a wonderful place! We loved the amazing views, privacy, separate teenager room (!) and the serenity of this lovely house. We loved the wireless (Sonos) stereo system. Our 3 children loved being here & so did we. Overall, this is undoubtedly a fantastic property in a wonderful location.”

“We had a wonderful time at Blue Oasis. Perfect accommodation in a lovely village. Great way to relax and enjoy this idyllic part of the world.”

“Blue Oasis had anything and everything you would possibly need. . .Russell is a beautiful, friendly seaside town. The view from every room was our favorite feature of Blue Oasis. . .and as for dislikes. . .there are none!”

“We had the most fantastic time! What a place to celebrate our first night as a married couple. The view is amazing & the house was perfect! Cannot wait to come back in the future! Thank you!”

“If I had to use one word to describe 'Blue Oasis" and it's location in Russell, Bay of Islands, it would be spectacular!! Our main concerns were that we wanted to be close to a beach, have a nice view and a house big enough to accommodate all of us comfortably...'Blue Oasis' more than fit that bill. An exceptional experience, not to be forgotten!!”

“ Happy New Year 2013 to us! What a beautiful home with the BEST kitchen ever!! Blue Oasis is truly spectacular!!”

“A truly spectacular setting to welcome 2013! Such a stunning home that ensured we had a luxurious and relaxing break. We enjoyed taking the kayaks across the Bay and the proximity to town was great. We hope to return soon – just to take in the view. Thank you!”

“The house has views from every room that are breath taking making one feel like they are transcended to a blissful state of mind. The abode is cozy and has a magical ambiance calling us back for more relaxation and to make more memories. We will return since once is not enough!!!”

“We have had a wonderful, relaxed holiday with our family. On our 40th Wedding Anniversary our family served us champagne and superb seafood on your garden deck lit by candlelight and followed by a beautiful dinner overlooking the Bay of Islands…beautiful! Your home has been a delight! Thank you both!”

“What a beautiful slice of paradise you have here, loved celebrating our 30 years with fantastic friends in this magical place! Seeing the dolphins made it a perfect weekend! Thank you!”

“We've thoroughly enjoyed our few days away and thai you for providing such a fantastic location to do it. A very well thought out house and a FANTASTIC kitchen, wife now wants a Gaggenau!!!”

“What a wonderful spot for our family Christmas get together. The most beautiful view and lovely accommodation for all of us to enjoy. Kids and parents are all happy and relaxed! Thank you!”

“Heaven, heaven, heaven on earth! what stunning views and beautifully appointed home. Thank you for sharing with us! It is the ideal spot for Christmas with family from various continents. Cheers!”

“Beautiful house for us to start our married life together. Thank you so much!”

“Will be back next year for my sister's 50th if not before. Thank you so much for letting us share your piece of paradise!”

“Loved our stay in this beautiful house and part of the world. It's idyllic, enjoyed celebrating my sister's birthday here!”

“A very beautiful part of the world – natural, clean with lots of character and charm. House superb; very well appointed created with great taste and care.”

“Superb house with magic views in as pretty a place as anywhere on earth!”

“Breathtaking view, lovely beach, quaint town…pity about the rain. We'll be back!”

“Absolutely marvelous in every way!
What a location! Stunning views of the ocean. The house is well appointed and every little thing appears taken care of. Would recommend very highly.”

“A must place to visit and enjoy! Truly an outstanding opportunity to enjoy New Zealand in a magnificent home. We were truly at home in New Zealand and have raved to our friends about "Blue Oasis". Planning to return at the first opportunity in the future.
Big thank you to the owners, it has everything we needed.”

“We would like to congratulate Debra and Charlie on their achievement in presenting this fabulous property for others to share. We have really enjoyed our stay and really don't want to leave. Can we please come back again?”

“Thank you for providing a house which has been filled with happiness and laughter over the past four days. A picturesque environment which expresses our friendship..... filled with beauty and love. P.S. We shall return separately and together!!”

“We had a fantastic stay, it's a stunning house and location!
Big thank you to the owners, it has everything we needed.”

“Thank you for sharing your home. This was our first visit to New Zealand; what a fabulous place to spend it. The views are amazing, the locals are the friendliest people I've ever met, and the house is so serene. Again thank you for making our first visit so special.”

“The most relaxing, scenic, well tended, luxurious, private home we have ever had the pleasure of spending time in! Truly one of the most beautiful spots in the world! We will definitely be coming back!”

“The house was modern, upscale living at its best; the view was heaven on Earth; the location was a world class destination...I had it all for 10 days and will remember it forever!

  • Children welcome
  • No smoking
  • Pets: please enquire
  • No disabled access
  • Open Plan Living
  • Under floor heating 
  • Ceiling fans 
  • 4 queen size beds /
    1 twin
  • Linen provided
  • 4 Ensuite Bathrooms 
  • Spa Bath
  • Full Kitchen 
  • Butler's Pantry
  • 2 Fridges/Freezers
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Cappuccino/Espresso Maker
  • Highchair
  • Portacot
  • Washing Machine/
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • 2 Sky TV/ 1 DVD
  • Stereo
  • Internet Wi-Fi
  • Cellphone coverage
  • Phone available
  • Indoor/Outdoor
    Fire place
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Fire wood supplied 
  • Private Garden/Path 
  • Garage
  • Beach House
  • Boat Mooring
  • 3 kayaks
  • 2 bicycles
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