Oyster Watch: Romantic apartment overlooking water

Flat or duplex | Russell | #6727

9.4/10 (70 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 3 klms to the cafes, museums, beaches and all Fullers sight-seeing tours.

Oyster Watch offers you a quiet, romantic, almost rural holiday, yet only 3 klms 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 4 klms 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 dolphins 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 piece of 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 favorite 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 and ready for the next guests with only the bed left to make and the washing bundled up. OR: Guests may choose to pay $50 up front for the entire stay and we will have the apartment cleaned. We will ask you when you arrive.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • 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
Shoulder Season
31-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 30-Apr-18
$100/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Off Peak Season
01-May-18 to 30-Jun-18
$80/night $100/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (114)

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  • Great location, gorgeous view

    Great location, gorgeous view. The only thing lacking is a stereo system as it would be nice to listen to music while you are having dinner, drinks or lunch. You will need to bring milk as the place has minimal tea and coffee.

    CathyLo5 new member Mar 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    There is always enough tea coffee and sugar for at least ten cups. We do not leave milk as everyone has a different preference but as in your case Cathy, I brought you over a jug of milk seeing as you had none. We always see that our guests have whatever they ask for. Regarding a stereo, we do not advertise that we have one, as most people are happy with the radio in the bedroom which can be bought out at tea time if guests choose to stay in.

    JennyHu2 98%|136x

  • This was a very quiet location with a great view over the...

    This was a very quiet location with a great view over the bay. Only a minute drive into Russell and all the Bay of Islands has to offer. The apartment was great, spacious, clean and very modern equipment and bathroom. Would return here in a heart beat. Thanks Jenny!

    SonjaCa1 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • All you need for a weeks holiday well equipped very comfortable and...

    All you need for a weeks holiday well equipped very comfortable and stunning views should have stayed longer would use it as a base a if we ever visit New Zealand again.

    Arthur_Li1 new member Mar 2017

  • Lovely accomodation great view and location would stay again without any hesitation

    Lovely accomodation great view and location would stay again without any hesitation.

    JohnM613 new member Mar 2017

  • Really enjoyed our stay at this holiday apartment

    Really enjoyed our stay at this holiday apartment. Very spacious and modern with a spectacular view of Orangi Bay. Has all the amenities including an oven, barbecue, washer and dryer and a lovely patio. Only a 5 minute drive into Russell. Oyster shop and hiking trail right across the street.

    MalloryHa1 new member Mar 2017

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