Idyllic bach at Staffa Bay.

Bach or holiday home | Matapouri | #3199

9.7/10 (53 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Private secluded bay
  • Peaceful retreat 50m to beach private access
  • Views of beach, bush & sea

Situated on the idyllic bush-clad private Staffa Bay, away from the road, with just a handful of other holiday homes. Nestled in native bush with gentle, safe, sandy beach just 50m at the end of the driveway. Views from the bach and deck to the beach and sea. Kayak or walk to Whale Bay; snorkel off the beach; surf at adjacent Woolleys Bay or short car trip to Sandy Bay. Matapouri local dairy just 20 mins walk over the hill, or longer tramp around stunning headland to Matapouri Bay. Tutukaka just 7km away with restaurants and Dive Centre.

Well appointed fully refurbished bach yet still maintaining its Kiwi feel with split level kitchen and light spacious lounge with woodburner. Well equipped kitchen with ample storage and surface space. Master bedrooom with ensuite. 2 further bedrooms and a separate rumpus room with bunk beds, TV and dvd. Second shower room/toilet. Sunny, large deck area facing north-west with table for 8 and umbrella shade. Further shaded deck opening out from rumpus room.

Boogie boards and 4 sit on Viking kayaks of different sizes available with range of child to adult life jackets.

Local activities include:

Dive Tutukaka - for daily dives to Poor Knights and wrecks. Scenic boat trips + game fishing from Tutukaka.

Horse riding at Sandy Bay.

Golf at Hikurangi and Whangarei (25 mins); 9 hole at Ngunguru (10km).

Coastal and inland tramps.

Local tennis court at Matapouri (20 mins walk through bush).

Special conditions: PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: Minimum THREE night stay EASTER: Minimum FOUR nights Servicing/cleaning fee is $110 per stay (non-negotiable). Beds made-up for your arrival. Shoulder and low season tariff is for 2 adults and 3 children <18; $25 per night per extra adult; extra child $10 per night. A 30% deposit at time of booking is required. Full payment is due 3 weeks before stay.


  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x Bunk bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Rumpus

    1 x Bunk bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $110.00 per stay (required)
  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

  • Gifts & giveaways: 20% off all stays 4 nights or longer valid between 1st May and 30th November

*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 (105)

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  • Absolutely beautiful spot! Lovely home/bach inside and out with plenty of space,...

    Absolutely beautiful spot! Lovely home/bach inside and out with plenty of space, lovely and clean, extremely well equipped home/bach (home away from home). Private, bush surroundings with plenty of deck space and wonderful sea views. The private bay was incredible for swimming + use of kayaks was really neat too, friendly locals. Very detailed instructions which proved very handy. Just loved it! Thank you for having us :-)

    SonyaDee 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • Beautiful house, very well equipped, especially the kitchen

    Beautiful house, very well equipped, especially the kitchen. Super comfy beds. Lots of space. Enjoyed the fireplace in the evenings. Safe private beach just down the driveway perfect for kids and dog. Lovely walks in the area. Will certainly be back.

    MillyK12 100%|5x Apr 2018

  • Second time staying here, fantastic location, beach incredibly close, use of surfboards...

    Second time staying here, fantastic location, beach incredibly close, use of surfboards & kayaks, great house, sunny with large deck. And we had amazing weather, we will be back!

    JackyS 100%|9x Apr 2018

  • A lovely bach we hope to book in the future

    A lovely bach we hope to book in the future. Great weather, warm water, an all around a great place to be....sad to have left.

    ChrisV2 100%|3x Mar 2018

  • Lovely location with a short walk to an almost private beach

    Lovely location with a short walk to an almost private beach. The bach was very clean with modern bathrooms and furnishings. Really nice to be able to take our small dog who really enjoyed the beach. Unfortunately all the walks were closed to dogs.

    JanW9366 100%|1x Mar 2018

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