Our Rooms

Our rooms

The Wansbeck has three rooms for B&B guests

True coastal romance inspires your stay at The Wansbeck.  Wake up refreshed to a complimentary breakfast cooked or continental in the hospitality of our breakfast dining room.  Breakfast options are requested by 8.00pm the previous evening.  Children are welcome.  We do not accommodate pets.

Our three rooms are all upstairs.  We only accommodate one booking of up to 5 people at a time, at $200.00 per night for 2 people plus $90.00 per additional person including breakfast.

The Monterey Room.

The Monterey Room looks out over the township of Oamaru and the magnificent sweep of the coast of Oamaru Harbour reminiscent of Monterey Bay especially for its similarity in the harbour and boats and gulls, the sea mists and the same magic light just before the sun tips the horizon. And Oamaru had its boom days back in the 1860s just as did Cannery Row.


The Steinbeck Room

The Steinbeck Room in honour of John Steinbeck (the famous author of “Cannery Row” and “Mice and Men” and other great novels written in Monterey) looks out over Friendly Bay dotted with fishing boats at anchor and Cape Wanbrow where fur seals lie basking in the sun.


The Garden Room.

The Garden Room which looks out over the back garden of The Wansbeck where roses bloom and Tuis, Bell Birds and Silver Eyes sip nectar from the sugar jar.


* Off season April – September; High season October – March


A tribute to John Steinbeck, Winner of the Nobel Prize 1962

Your hosts

Your hosts John and Carol Robertson have relocated from Waiheke Island having sold their law firm from which John has retired after 22 years in law and now setting up a B&B at 24 Wansbeck Street Oamaru. Prior to practising law, John was a research scientist in what was then the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.

Carol has taken a position in an Oamaru law firm and is excited about making a contribution to life in Otago. Carol was born and bred in Otago having attended East Otago High School before moving to Auckland.

Carol and John are looking forward to hosting guests at The Wansbeck and establishing their new life in North Otago.

Come and join us for a stay at The Wansbeck