The Tide Watcher - Okiato Holiday Home

  • 5 People
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • Wifi
  • Pet Friendly Outdoor Only


Idyllic views out over the water as you sip your morning coffee out on the sundeck - Does that sounds like something you need this trip? Look no further than The Tide Watcher!

The indoor open-plan flow of this holiday home blends seamlessly into its scenic backdrop through the large windows and doors on both storeys.

Sleeping up to 5 guests, The Tide Watcher is a spacious and modern place to settle into with the whole family or group. At the end of a busy day exploring the Bay of Islands, sit back and enjoy a glass of wine on the sundeck and watch the turn of the tide.

With direct access to the ferry, right on your doorstep - you'll be perfectly set-up to take the ferry to Opua. From here you can make your way up to Paihia, further on to Cape Reinga, 90 Mile Beach, or cruise the Hole in the Rock.

Summer or winter, relaxation or exploration - The Tide Watcher has you covered!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Lounge (Level 1): 1 Sofa Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 2): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Pet Friendly

Yes Outside only.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $23 for up to two pets will apply.

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

Adults should closely supervise young children to ensure that they do not climb the bench seat at the top of the stairs due to risk of falling.

All guests should take care when using the internal stairs as they are steep and do not have a handrail.


  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (electric)
  • Heater (fan)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for The Tide Watcher

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Stayed April 2022

We stayed in this wonderful Bach for 5 nights and had a great time. Awesome views and the kids loved catching the ferry which was right at our doorstep.

Stayed March 2022

The home was so clean but I don't believe it makes clear how loud the road noise and boat noise is - its situated directly above the ferry boat wharf and gets loud traffic/boat noise from 6am till 10pm. Also the home was very very very musty smelling which was uninviting. Apart from these two issues the place was neat and tidy. The location is ideal if your traveling round the Bay of Islands but isn't very peaceful if your to spend time at this house.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback Grace and we're sorry the noise impacted your stay with us here. Given the property's central location with the ferry right on the doorstep, there is naturally going to be some noise. We are investigating the musty smell with the local team on the ground to ensure it is resolved for future guests.

Stayed January 2022

Great place and location

Stayed December 2021

Incredible view with an amazing deck for BBQs, great place and dog friendly which is a huge bonus! Highly recommend staying here.

Stayed April 2021

Lovely house with a great view. We really enjoyed our stay.

Stayed April 2021

Excellent. Recommend to all +++

Stayed March 2021

This was a great house View was amazing

Stayed July 2020

The Tides is a terrific bach for a family or 2 couples . Right at the ferry you can either zip across to Opua , Piahia or do the 10 min drive to Russell. Well appointed - warm enough for a winter stay with great deck outside to sit and have your sundowners and watch the boating traffic in Opua. Great spot - we will be back.

Stayed January 2020

Great spot, tidy, and great indoor / outdoor living. Stunning view and very comfortable, recently renovated amenities. Great layout for multiple guests. The car ferry noise is noticeable from early (circa 6am) til late (10pm) even with doors and windows shut. However being so close to the ferry allowed for extremely easy transport.

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