Oyster Watch: Romantic apartment overlooking water

Flat or duplex | Russell | #6727

9.3/10 (86 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 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
High Season
18-Dec-17 to 31-Dec-17
$140/night $140/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak : Christmas, New Years
01-Jan-18 to 30-Jan-18
$140/night $140/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
31-Jan-18 to 31-Mar-18
$140/night $140/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Apr-18 to 31-May-18
$120/night $125/night
2 night minimum stay
Off Peak Season
01-Jun-18 to 30-Sep-18
$90/night $100/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Oct-18 to 30-Nov-18
$120/night $125/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
01-Dec-18 to 14-Dec-18
$140/night $140/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak : Christmas, New Years
15-Dec-18 to 28-Feb-19
$140/night $140/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
01-Mar-19 to 18-Mar-19
$140/night $140/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 (130)

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  • Oyster Watch is a lovely property in an equally lovely location half...

    Oyster Watch is a lovely property in an equally lovely location half way between the Russell township and the ferry. Very comfortable with a great outlook.

    ChristinaEg1 100%|2x Dec 2017

  • Great place, quiet and relaxing

    Great place, quiet and relaxing. Lovely that there was a tui popping about in the flax and that the resident cat came over for a visit.

    SandraLCullen new member Dec 2017

  • Located in a great spot 2 mins to russell township Beautiful property...

    Located in a great spot 2 mins to russell township Beautiful property and nice and private

    BenSh182 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • Great location, lovely house!

    Great location, lovely house!

    JoHardy 100%|5x Nov 2017

  • Great view over the bay and nice setting close to Russell

    Great view over the bay and nice setting close to Russell.

    Jonathan Chapman 100%|2x Oct 2017

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