Oyster Watch: Romantic apartment overlooking water

Flat or duplex | Russell | #6727

9.3/10 (77 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
Off Peak Season
18-Aug-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
$110/night $125/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak : Christmas, New Years
18-Dec-17 to 15-Jan-18
$125/night $140/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
16-Jan-18 to 28-Feb-18
$110/night $125/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-Sep-18
$80/night $100/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Oct-18 to 18-Nov-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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (121)

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  • Fabulous relaxing spot with great views and everything you need for a...

    Fabulous relaxing spot with great views and everything you need for a comfortable stay. Thank you, we will be back.

    heleen437 100%|8x Jun 2017

  • Great quiet and peaceful location, everything was clean and tidy

    Great quiet and peaceful location, everything was clean and tidy. Didn't notice that the unit is attached to permanent residence, it felt very private. Loved our stay and would recommend Oyster Watch to anyone.

    BridgetFr8 100%|1x Jun 2017

  • Oyster Watch was a fantastic place to stay

    Oyster Watch was a fantastic place to stay. The location is great for a quick pop over to Pahia or up to Russell, but it's removed enough that you feel away from it all. The kitchen is well-equipped for cooking most anything you want. The view from the kitchen table and outside patio was stunning, particularly in the morning. The bed was cozy, and the bathroom is beautiful.

    SarahBo51 100%|1x May 2017

  • Awesome location, great views! Great property, the bathroom is to die for!...

    Awesome location, great views! Great property, the bathroom is to die for! Really enjoyed our stay here

    NicolaRe9 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • The property was very clean and tidy

    The property was very clean and tidy. Be prepared to bring toiletries as we were caught unaware and hadn't remembered to bring our shower gel.

    Kieran D 100%|1x Apr 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for your feedback. We don't leave toiletries as we are not a motel but a bookabach and most folks are happy to provide their own. However we have had guests who have forgotten and have popped over to see us and we have given them some to go on with.

    JennyHu2 98%|148x

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