CLOUD9 Curio Bay, beachfront, Porpoise Bay.

Bach or holiday home | Curio Bay | #24355

9.3/10 (48 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Snug and cosy yet intimate with Mother Nature, inviting beach and endless vistas out your windows.
  • Abundant wildlife,wee Blue penguin hide,Yellow-Eye penguin tend their chicks,Hector dolphin frolic.
  • Every hour presents a new glory, boredom is not an option, yet peace reigns.Don't forget your camera

Just a few kilometres from Slope Point, the southernmost point of the South Island, nestled in the Catlins lie the magical Curio and Porpoise Bays. A small detour from the Southern Scenic Route guides you to a slice of paradise. The area is rich with wildlife, scenic beauty and heritage. Points of interest include a Jurassic Petrified forest, bush walks, swimming, surfing, kayaking and endless Southern Ocean views. The Waikawa Museum highlights the whaling, logging and pioneering heritage of this fertile region. Hector’s Dolphin visit annually from October through to March (occasionally April). You will be able to watch them teach their young to surf the waves just in front of CLOUD9. Walk down the road to the Petrified Forest at the end of the day to watch the Yellow-eyed penguins return onto the rock shelf from a day of fishing to preen and make their way into the flax to feed their hidden hungry chicks.

Take the road less travelled, settle in with your family in one of the cosiest homes in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet. CLOUD9 is modest, inviting, secure and has fantastic views of the pristine coastline – a photographer’s dream. The beds and linen are luxurious and wonderfully comfortable. Your drinking water comes from the sky, there’s none tastier. It's impossible to communicate all of this magic with the written word. Your memories will be priceless.

The Niagara Falls Café Ph. (03) 2468 577 is nearby. Visit their website.

Invercargill (the gateway to Stewart Island) and Bluff are one hour further West, down the track. Invercargill offers a little of everything anyone could ever want. Dunedin lies three hours to the North. It is a thriving City with the world class University of Otago and a rich cultural heritage. Queenstown is also about three hours away, a bustling resort destination loved by many. The Southern part of the South Island will become an everlasting memory but nothing will surpass your time at CLOUD9.

Special conditions: .... Beach Towels not provided •"Smoking allowed outside only" **Penguins resting/nesting on property** •"Pets allowed with prior approval, must be on leash at all times" •"Please, no shoes in house" Coin Operated washer/dryer, Cold water only Private Beach Access, 30m sandy track


  • Clothes dryer
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 2nd Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Master with Ocean View

    1 x Queen bed

  • Sleepout

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

  • Sunroom with Farm and Bush View

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)

*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 (48)

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  • Nice place with good views

    Nice place with good views

    KhushpreetS new member May 2018

  • Property is a traditional Kiwi Bach

    Property is a traditional Kiwi Bach. No Tv, Wood fire heats the hot water, older style fittings etc. As long as you are happy with this you will have one of the mast amazing stays. Kitchen was well supplied with utensils glasses and pots. Fire was lovely. Beds and linen were excellent. The view is amazing, better than photos on website. We walked to petrified forest, watched yellloweyed penguins come home, seals lazing around the carpark. Amazing wilderness experience.

    SarahPower 100%|1x May 2018

  • Excellent location

    Excellent location. It is so nice to be able to walk down to the beach from your door. The double glazed windows on the front are excellent. Hopefully the rest of the bach will be slowly updated to the same specifications. The fire place is good and the beds are comfy. Other things could be improved like the drafty kitchen window and the lean-to portion of the house where my son was sleeping was very noisy in the wind due to some loose guttering. A box of toys for kids would be a nice addition.

    RuthT516 100%|2x Apr 2018

  • 5 out of 5 stars for the fabulous views

    5 out of 5 stars for the fabulous views. To walk inside and see the bay embrace you through the generous windows was quite unique! But be warned that the property itself is very much in need of some attention. On balance , this is more than made up for by the genuine Bach feel and cosiness of the layout. We will definitely be back!

    JaniePa1 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Excellent position on beach

    Excellent position on beach. Cosy setting.

    JoP85246 new member Apr 2018

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