Private, leafy garden area. Outdoor area.Cozy corner.
Freedom Cottage - Russell
Freedom Cottage - Russell
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Large, comfortable, fully self contained cottage located in the historic village of Russell.

The space

Freedom Cottage is a well appointed, large, comfortable cottage close to restaurants, cafes and local shops. It has a private outdoor area set in an established garden.
Please note- there is NO WIFI available at the cottage at this point. I have been getting complaints about this from guests but we do not have wifi at this time. The cottage is too far away from the house and below it so the signal even with a booster is too far away.(I do however have vouchers for the wifi at Enterprise Russell in the mall and you are welcome to use our internet up at the house at any time:)

Guest access

Parking out front of the cottage-room for a boat too.

Interaction with guests

You will most likely be greeted by Warren (retiring builder) and some days by Lyn (teacher at the local school).
We are situated close by and we are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Other things to note

Russell is situated on a peninsula that is accessed by vehicular ferry from Opua. The ferry runs from 7am-10pm and is the best and quickest way to Russell. Freedom Cottage is approx. 10 minutes from the car ferry.
There is a coastal road that goes off at Whakapara north of Whangarei. This road is very windy in places and adds around a hour to the journey.
Russell is a 3 and a half hour drive from Auckland Airport (sometimes a bit more over the peak season Dec 25 through till about early April) and 1 hour from Kerikeri Airport.


Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 10AM

Leave cottage as you found it please.
Please ask us for anything you need - clean towels etc.
Enjoy your stay.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

49 Reviews

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Helen User Profile
March 2017
A very serene and well equipped cottage to stay in Russell. Bed extremely comfortable. Location great. Would definitely recommend staying there and we would certainly like to have a return trip.

Jayne User Profile
February 2017
Immaculate , well placed with a short stroll to Russel high street and main area , parking on site which means you can walk everywhere. The cottage is very well equipped , very clean and the hosts are a delight . We stayed for 2 nights and would have loved to stay more . If you are fortunate to find space here you will not be disappointed , it's great .

Charlotte User Profile
November 2016
Lyns place was perfect for our stay. Comfortable and clean. Thanks

Alan User Profile
September 2017
Visited Russell off season and really liked the relaxed atmosphere. Place at Lyn was better then expected together with the milk in the fridge and some cookies etc we certainly felt welcome ;-)

Chelsea User Profile
September 2017
Lyn's Airbnb is as described and a perfect spot and 5 minute walk to central Russell. Lyn was so friendly and check-in and checkout was so easy and hassle free. Highly recommend Lyn's Airbnb - wonderful go have all those amenities in the house as well!

Helen User Profile
July 2017
This cottage is just perfect. It is only a 4-5 minute walk to the center of town . There is plenty of room for eating and cooking, sleeping, watching television or just relaxing both inside or out on porch. It worked very nicely for the two of us and highly recommend.

Alyssa User Profile
June 2017
This place is a gorgeous little cottage!! We arrived on a Friday evening and the lights were on, heater going and it was warm and cozy. The cottage is very clean and very cute! Only a few minute stroll right to the heart of Russell. Great to be able to walk 5 minutes to grab coffee, groceries, restaurants and to the ferry. The bed is unbelievably comfortable! The cottage is on a main road but seeing as we were there off peak season, there wasn't much traffic to bother us. All and all, an excellent stay and would highly recommend this beauty!

Joined in January 2016
Lyn User ProfileLyn is a superhost.

I am a long term resident of Russell and I love this part of Northland. Warren has a small yacht and we both enjoy going out around the Bay exploring the many bays and finding new fishing spots.(I didn't really catch this marlin, I just stood by it).

I work at the local school and currently teach a delightful lot of 9 to 11 year olds. Warren is a retiring builder.

We are keen gardeners and have a vege garden at the back of the cottage and you are welcome to help yourself to whatever is in season.

We live up the hill in the trees behind the cottage so if you need anything we are not far away.

Russell is a great town and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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