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Eagles Nest

Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand

Nestled on the ridgeline of a private peninsula on the east coast of the North Island lies a place of serenity, beauty, healing and harmony. Eagles Nest is a private villa estate where each villas has its own personality and long list of luxury comforts.

At a Glance

  • This is the ultimate private villa experience - whether you decide to go it alone or to have chefs, trainers, chauffeurs and spa therapists, the villas alone provides a high level of luxury and you will leave Eagles Nest feeling revived and energised

  • Cutting edge, architecturally designed villas

  • The larger villas are absolutely perfect for families, with private pools and plenty of space

  • Perfectly located to explore historic Russell

  • Explore the region by helicopter, landing on the property's very own helipad

Adventure, Beach, Culture, Family

Insider's View

I would highly recommend indulging in a personal chef for your stay to take care of your every culinary whim - locally caught crayfish prepared just for you and served on your private deck overlooking the islands... Bliss!

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Eagles nest staff will happily organize a boat trip for you. Having the views from your villa make it even more tempting to jump aboard a catamaran!

Katie Kennard

Insider's View

Why not head to The Duke of Marlborough pub in town right on the water front, for their renowned fish and chips.. delicious!

Sarah Rowan

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Eagles Nest or take a look at our itineraries to Bay of Islands


Eagles Nest is a secluded retreat in the breathtaking Bay of Islands, where the pressures of life are lost amidst the stunning natural beauty of the sub tropical paradise. Casually elegant, all of the five villas are uniquely appointed with original artwork and antique furnishings and all have outdoor Jacuzzis, wonderful views and gourmet kitchens. Four of the villas have full size private swimming pools.

Walk through native New Zealand bush to your own private beaches, soak up the sun, enjoy an invigorating swim in your private, heated infinity-edge lap pool or simply luxuriate in the in-villa spa treatments. Dining is an integral part of your stay at Eagles Nest who have the finest chefs ready to attend to your every culinary need with locally sourced, fresh produce cooked just the way you like it.

The Bay of Islands is a world-renowned vacation destination for deep sea and big game fishing as well as sailing and cruising throughout the many picture-perfect islands, bays and coves. It is also known for its dolphin watching, secluded beaches, lush native bush walks and historic attractions. It epitomizes clean, green New Zealand. For the more adventurous, sea kayaking, parasailing, sky diving, water skiing, scuba diving and snorkeling are all available. Tennis in Russell and golf at Waitangi or the internationally acclaimed Kauri Cliffs can be arranged.


The Villas here are capacious and private. The one-bedroom 'First Light' is the ultimate honeymoon love nest with mezzanine bedroom with spectacular views, deck with Jacuzzi and three-sided balcony. 'Eyrie' and 'Eagle Spirit' have three bedrooms, 18m infinity swimming pools, Jacuzzis and ocean views. 'Sacred Space' has four bedrooms, pool and a two-storey glass living room and Rahimoana has four bedrooms, 320 degree views, gym, sauna, 25 m pool and use of a Porsche. All villas feature a home theatre system, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, Wi-Fi, local artworks, safe, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers, CD/DVD library, access to private beach and a minibar.


Children of all ages are welcome to come and stay at Eagles Nest and the villas here provide a perfect environment for a wonderful family vacation. Cots and highchairs can be arranged free of charge but there are no other specific facilities except for babysitting.


Guests have the option of self-catering and each villa comes with gourmet kitchen facilities - choose for your fridge to be stocked for you with the wonderful array of fresh local produce or head to one of the local stores or farmers markets to stock up. The finest chefs are available to prepare your meals for you and can tailor menus according to your requirements. Deluxe Spa therapies can also be arranged in the comfort of your villa and trained therapists will relax and rejuvenate you.


Activities included in your stay at Eagles Nest include the use of mountain bikes, the jogging track and the free weights and Swiss balls. The following activities are just some of those that can be organized at an additional cost: Dolphin and whale watching, sea kayaking, parasailing, sky diving, water skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing.


At Eagles Nest all villas include Laurent Perrier champagne on arrival and daily replenished fruit platters and gourmet breakfast provisions. A nominal charge is applied for personal chefs, catering, personal trainers and beauty and massage therapists. At Rahimoana, personal butlers, chauffeurs and additional security can also be provided.

Location & Directions

Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand

Eagles Nest is a secluded retreat in the breathtaking Bay of Island, North Island, New Zealand. Perched on the Tapeka tip of the Russell Peninsula.

When to go

The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.

Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Eagles Nest or take a look at our itineraries to Bay of Islands

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