Oyster Watch: Romantic apartment overlooking water

Flat or duplex | Russell | #6727

9.3/10 (60 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Expansive views over Orongo Bay to Te Wahapu Peninsula. Lovely rural views to the rear.
  • Boardwalk walk from Russell to Paihia across the road.
  • Only 3kms to the cafes, museums, beaches and all Fullers sight-seeing tours.

Oyster Watch offers you a quiet, romantic, almost rural holiday, yet only 3kms from Russell township. The apartment overlooks the beautiful Orongo Bay, home of the famous Orongo Bay Oysters which can be purchased from almost from your doorstep. It is situated just 4kms from the Opua Ferry on the main road into Russell. Outstanding views from Orongo Bay to the Te Wahapu Peninsula with lovely farming and hillside views to the rear. At Oyster Watch you are so close to all the amenities the Bay of Islands has to offer. Russell itself offers many quaint restaurants and historical places to visit, or take the Cream Trip, watch the dolphiins from Fullers Dolphin Watch boats. Take a lazy boat ride over to Paihia and enjoy the shops or explore the beautiful surrounding beaches of Russell. Long Beach and Tapeka are only 5kms from Oyster Watch. Waitangi, Kerikeri,Haruru Falls, are all an easy drive away.

So come on up and enjoy New Zealands own Paradise - You will not be disappointed.

Oyster Watch is fully self-contained, however we can provide breakfast . We will even pack you a picnic basket, or have your holiday apartment filled with all your favourite food and beverages when you arrive. Just let us know your requirements upon booking.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside unit only. Apartment to be left as it is found...clean and tidy OR Guests may choose to pay $50 up front for the entire stay and we will have the apartment cleaned.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High Season
22-Jan-17 to 28-Feb-17
$100/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Mar-17 to 30-Apr-17
$100/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Off Peak Season
01-May-17 to 30-Sep-17
$80/night $100/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Oct-17 to 30-Nov-17
$100/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
01-Dec-17 to 17-Dec-17
$100/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
All holiday weekends
18-Dec-17 to 14-Jan-18
$110/night $125/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
15-Jan-18 to 28-Feb-18
$100/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Mar-18 to 22-Apr-18
$100/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (104)

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  • A simple, quaint and tidy set up

    A simple, quaint and tidy set up. Would recommend to anyone.

    MichaelHa48 new member Jan 2017

  • A lovely secluded location with pretty gardens and a gorgeous outlook

    A lovely secluded location with pretty gardens and a gorgeous outlook. A little out of the town but just a short drive in and nice to have the boardwalk right across the road. Very spacious and had everything you needed for a relaxing break. Would love to return someday.

    Evtipholiday 100%|4x Jan 2017

  • Great location and views

    Great location and views. What a great place to stay! ??

    AndrewG24 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • Good facilities

    Good facilities. Great location. Lovely views. Good access to Russell and ferry to Opua. Great opportunity to sample fresh local oysters.

    Brian T 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • Nice flat with great views

    Nice flat with great views. Short walk to oyster farm and short drive to lovely wineries. Would definitely stay again. Flat has everything you need. Thanks again.

    kimbry600 100%|1x Nov 2016

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