Oyster Watch: Romantic apartment overlooking water

Flat or duplex | Russell | #6727

9.3/10 (56 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
03-Dec-16 to 18-Dec-16
$125/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
Christmas, New Year Holidays
19-Dec-16 to 15-Jan-17
$125/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
16-Jan-17 to 28-Feb-17
$125/night $150/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 $90/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
$125/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
Christmas, New Year Holidays
18-Dec-17 to 14-Jan-18
$125/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
15-Jan-18 to 28-Feb-18
$125/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Mar-18 to 03-Mar-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 (100)

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  • 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

  • Although attached to the house you felt privacy

    Although attached to the house you felt privacy. Just close the bedroom curtain then you won't see the cars outside, keeps it more relaxed. The location is sublime, tranquil, scenic, bush and water views, lovely

    SimoneBe3 100%|4x Nov 2016

  • We were delighted an pleasantly surprised with what we got

    We were delighted an pleasantly surprised with what we got. To be honest, this raises the bar a bit for future places. The luxury of this property is in how well thought the ease of getting into the place and enjoying it was. Delighted by the view and proximity to town. Delighted by the bathroom and large shower and tub. Delighted by internet and kitchen utilities. Delighted by our hostess. We look forward to the opportunity to go back... oh and take advantage of being next to an oyster farm.

    Skye2524 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • This place has a big bathroom and would be ok in summer...

    This place has a big bathroom and would be ok in summer if you were just looking for a place to sleep. It's less than ideal in winter as the chairs are very uncomfortable and it's awkward to view the tv, it's cold and not comfy, the tv hums constantly, they advertise there is Internet but the welcome pack states you can only use for emails. This is also not a romantic or private place, it's attached to the house and their cars are parked directly outside your bedroom window.

    BrigetteSu2 100%|8x Oct 2016

  • clean and tidy unit with all that you need supplied

    clean and tidy unit with all that you need supplied. Quiet and peaceful spot handy to Russell. A treat to hear the moreporks each night.

    John Taylor 100%|1x Oct 2016

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