Oyster Watch: Romantic apartment overlooking water

Flat or duplex | Russell | #6727

9.4/10 (107 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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.

We can 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.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed


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*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 (151)

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  • Very good location and some great amenities

    Very good location and some great amenities.

    DonnaGa8 100%|2x Jun 2018

  • Lovely space with all you need and a lovely view

    Lovely space with all you need and a lovely view. We loved our stay here and would have stayed longer if we could.

    DeirdreN 100%|1x May 2018

  • Great location just out of Russell

    Great location just out of Russell.

    AndreaHe12 100%|2x Apr 2018

  • Brilliant view, well appointed, plenty of space for two

    Brilliant view, well appointed, plenty of space for two

    JocelynSl1 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Super location spacious bach, with huge bathroom and separate bedroom...

    Super location spacious bach, with huge bathroom and separate bedroom. Great views across the oysterbeds, Nice comfortable sheltered BBQ area. A definite return if we're lucky to get back to NZ.

    Brian&AnnaB 100%|16x Apr 2018

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