Oyster Watch: Romantic apartment overlooking water

Flat or duplex | Russell | #6727

9.3/10 (65 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
High Season
26-Feb-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 30-Apr-18
$100/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Off Peak Season
01-May-18 to 26-May-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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (109)

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  • It is a lovely modern, fully equipped studio and also has outdoor...

    It is a lovely modern, fully equipped studio and also has outdoor furniture to eat and relax in the sun! You have a beautiful scenic view overlooking the oyster bay. We took a couple of 5min walks down the road to get ourselves a lovely snack of fresh oysters and smoked fish! Yum. Thanks for a lovely stay Jenny! :o)

    DebraSl1 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Clean and quaint

    Clean and quaint. Great location. Stunning views and nice, simple setup.

    ShanShan14 100%|5x Feb 2017

  • Great amenities, close to town center yet private and tranquil

    Great amenities, close to town center yet private and tranquil. The location was great with views.

    nicksingh 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Excellent location and nice view

    Excellent location and nice view. Well equipped with all the necessary stuff. We enjoyed our stay. Perfect holiday spot for relaxation.

    sachin 100%|4x Feb 2017

  • Wonderful views, and comfortable clean accommodation

    Wonderful views, and comfortable clean accommodation.

    JohnCo11 100%|1x Jan 2017

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