Iconic beachside house magnificent private setting

Bach or holiday home | Matapouri | #10837

9.5/10 (16 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 12 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Stunning beachfront house, architectural gem sitting beautifully within its magnificent native bush and sea environment.

The house is perched right above beautiful private Staffa Bay. A short path drops into the idyllic cove with golden sand tucked in at the eastern end of Woolleys Bay. Staffa Bay is a safe and beautiful swimming beach. Gorgeous sea views, 1 minute walk to beach on private path, 10 minute walk on scenic track to Whale Bay, 15 minute walk to Matapouri Bay and the Matapouri Store (or 40 minutes on the world-renowned coastal track), 15 minute walk to the nearby surf beach Sandy Bay.

Ideal for lounging on the divan and gazing at the sea, listening to the sound of the ocean and birdsong. In the evening have a sundowner on the comfortable wooden bench by the bench or on either of the two decks overlooking the sea. Cook a sausage on the BBQ, or in the cooler months curl up by the open fire in the Snug Room as the sun sets, enjoying the fine architecture and the warm light from the woven wicker lamp shades.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$70.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunkroom

    7 x Single bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Snug room with double sofabed

    1 x Double bed

  • Sun room

    2 x Narrow single bed


Maybe booked

*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 (25)

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  • Fantastic location

    Fantastic location. We pretty much had the entire beach to ouselves.

    Sstow001 new member Apr 2018

  • The perfect holiday in the perfect location

    The perfect holiday in the perfect location. Such an awesome little classic kiwi Bach set on the most beautiful beach. We feel lucky to have had the opportunity to stay here. Spotlessly clean with everything we could need. Thanks Lucy for a great holiday!!!

    LucyD672 new member Apr 2018

  • Great house in a great location

    Great house in a great location

    AndrewLi16 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Lovely property overall

    Lovely property overall. Wonderful beach. Great for kayaks.

    CatrinV2 100%|2x Dec 2017

  • What a magic weekend we had!

    What a magic weekend we had!. Will be returning for sure - the house was cosy and surprisingly roomy with lots of places to spread out - it would sleep and suit a horde of people if you needed it. There is a bit of walk from the car park down to the house, so if you've taken lots of gear, you'll be backwards and forwards. The views are to die for! Watching the weather, the sea, the beach - mesmerising!. Especially wonderful was being allowed to take our dog. Thanks Lucy!

    PamelaParkin new member Aug 2017

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