- This multi-award-winning, 75-acre estate offers five private luxury villas. Each villa offers inspirational views across private heated infinity edged lap pools to the Bay of Islands.
- 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.
- 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.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
From heli-hiking in the high country to a passive stroll on a pink sand beach, the luxury lodges offer incomparable hiking experiences for all levels, guided and unguided in pristine environments on private estates or in New Zealands famous National Parks nearby. Your lodge hosts will pack a delicious picnic, organise transportation and equipment for half day walks to overnight glamping and luxe hut experiences.
New Zealand and golf have a long history. Scottish immigrants introduced the game in the South Island in the 19th century and their links-style courses still thrive today. British Open champion Sir Bob Charles and more recently Michael Campbell’s win at the US Open in 2005 put New Zealand firmly in the modern golf spotlight. And golfing greats, the likes of Nick Faldo, Arnold Palmer and Greg Norman have trodden the fairways of New Zealand and praised their beauty and quality. A number of the Lodges of New Zealand have either their own world class course set in outstanding locations or are close to some of New Zealand’s premier courses and golf resorts – including two in the Golf Digest World Top 50 rankings. The Lodges can arrange everything for you – from tee times to your favourite post game cocktail – to ensure a quality experience. All you have to worry about is the quality of your swing.
Whether it is the world’s finest wild brown trout that lures you to New Zealand, or maybe it’s the famous Taupo rainbows, the salmon or big game, superb fly fishing or light tackle spinning the spectacular environment will exhilarate you, the new techniques required will challenge you and the rewards can be fabulous. There is great trout fishing year round in New Zealand’s outstanding rivers and lakes. Summer river fly fishing October-May is available throughout the country and advance reservations for guides are advisable. In winter, you’ll find the world’s best fresh water rainbow trout runs in the central North Island. Boat fishing is available throughout the year in Rotorua, Taupo and some South Island lakes. Our lodges have a wealth of experience in planning walk out / drive out and heli fishing day trips with their own qualified professional fishing guides.
Heliskiing takes you into the mountains away form the ski resorts where fresh tracks are followed by a gourmet picnic lunch. A full range of winter sports is on offer including glacier hikes, cross country skiing, ice skating, snow mobiles and snow shoe hiking. New Zealand ski resorts are located in and around Wanaka, Queenstown and Christchurch in South Island and near Lake Taupo in North Island.
Set atop its own private peninsula overlooking the beautiful Bay of Islands, this majestic 75-acre estate affords an amazing view you won’t find anywhere else. The lodgings are just as spectacular: With five villas designed in an eclectic, contemporary style, it’s no surprise Eagles Nest has been the recipient of international awards and acclaim. 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.
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 holiday destination for deep sea and big game fishing as well as sailing and cruising throughout the many picture-perfect islands, bays and coves.
5 guest villas: First Light (1 bedroom); Eyrie (3 bedrooms); Eagle Spirit (3 bedrooms); Sacred Space (4 bedrooms); Rahimoana (4 bedrooms). Each villa features private entrances, heated horizon edged lap pools (excluding First Light) Jacuzzis, fireplaces, air conditioning (excluding Sacred Space), integrated home cinema systems, gourmet kitchens, high speed wireless internet access, exotic landscaping, and superb views of the Bay of Islands. The smallest of the villas, First Light, is ideal for honeymooners, with one bedroom and separate his ’n’ hers bathrooms. The other villas have either three or four en-suite bedrooms, and the enormous beds feel like sleeping on a cloud. Refreshingly, none of the bedrooms have TVs; the view is the only distraction you need – although you can, of course, request one. Presidential suite Rahimoana has to be seen to be believed. It has a 25-metre pool, sliding glass walls, eight bathrooms, a private beach, gym, sauna, wine cellar and use of a Porsche Cayenne.
In soft shades of pale grey and white, Rahimoana epitomizes the refined elegance of modern minimalism. With a dramatic aerofoil copper roof serenely floating above three meter sliding glass walls, Rahimoana offers 300 degree views of ocean, islands, sunsets and landscapes. Four superb en suite bedrooms occupy the four corners and flank the generous living and entertaining areas. All have breathtaking views and flow onto granite balconies, and then on to the beautifully landscaped lawns and grounds. The ever changing ocean and sky, islands, sunsets, wildlife and the sounds of the waves rolling onto the private beach hint at why Rahimoana is an ultimate holiday villa.
Casually elegant, all suites are uniquely appointed with original artwork and antique furnishings. The large two storey glass roofed living area transforms gracefully from relaxed living to formal dining and then into a private movie theater at night. The master bedroom occupies the entire upstairs and enjoys four exposures, all with superb views. The villa’s open plan gourmet kitchen adjoins the dining and lounge areas and all open onto beautiful outdoor decks and living areas, including the pool and spa on the east, where there is another full bathroom and outdoor shower which adjoins the sauna.
First Light Temple
Growing out of the hillside, overlooking the magnificent land and seascapes is the ultimate honeymoon suite or love nest, an idyllic retreat for two. Stunning and romantic, First Light Temple offers the latest in simplicity and elegance of international high fashion. The mezzanine bedroom features spectacular views and has a floor to ceiling glass shower in the en suite, and skylight over the bed. The main floor has indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and walls of glass bifold doors that open onto a stunning balcony on three sides. The villa has a fabulous gourmet kitchen, another full bathroom and an outdoor shower.
Tucked into the hillside, Eagles Spirit offers peace and relaxation in a sheltered, sun drenched location. Nestled into a sea of native bush, the tranquility and seclusion of the private villa, the panoramic ocean vistas overlooking the historical grounds of Waitangi will capture the imagination. Watch dolphins play just below, while unwinding in the outdoor heated spa pool, or on the sun lounger on the deck.
From the expansive outdoor living area, watch the sunset, and enjoy the stunning views of the Bay of Islands. The Eyrie is situated high up in native bush overlooking the ocean, Waitangi, Paihia and the Islands of the North. The luxury villa is ideal for three couples or a family, and features original artwork and contemporary design. The gourmet kitchen overlooks the private and secluded courtyard, surrounded by tropical plants and alive with native birds.
Self-catering is welcomed, and all villas have kitchens and a gas BBQ outside. Your fridge is stocked with complimentary breakfast items – including eggs, bacon, smoked salmon, yoghurt and juices – while there is a daily bowl of fresh fruit, cereals, breads, bespoke tea and a Nespresso machine. The fridge also contains wines, beers and bubbles which, surprisingly, are very reasonably priced. For a decadent treat, chefs from Russell’s acclaimed Duke of Marlborough restaurant can whip up an in-villa feast, with local specialities including crayfish and oysters.
Eagles Nest Dining
Culinary resources, including fabulous resident chefs, a superb wine cellar and fresh locally sourced foods, create memorable dining experiences in the villas.
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.
Four of the villas have full size private swimming pools.
State of the art gym located in The Rahimoana Villa.