Wai Wuri - On the beach in Jacks Bay - Catlins

Bach or holiday home | The Catlins | #34561

9.7/10 (9 ratings)
  • 7 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Right on the beach
  • Tidy and clean two bedroom holiday home
  • Stunning location - Fish, Paua / Mussels, Wildlife, and great walks all in Jacks Bay

Jacks Bay is in the heart of the Catlins, and is 10 minutes drive from the main town of Owaka. It is an ideal location as a base for your exploring, or you can relax and stay in the bay itself, with a great walk to the Jacks Bay Blowhole, spotting the seals and penguins coming up on the beach, through to fishing and gathering Paua or Mussels. The beach is also ideal for swimming and body boarding with a gentle slope making it safe for young and old.

The house is the classic kiwi crib. Tidy and warm, with some quirky touches, everyone that goes to Wai Wuri falls in love with it.

The large main bedroom has one queen bed, and a set of bunks if needed. Lying in bed, you get the perfect view out over the beach. The bedroom also contains a second TV and a Playstation, letting the kids relax after a busy day, and allowing Mum and Dad to have some quiet time soaking in the sunset in the lounge or on the deck.

The second smaller bedroom has a bunk, with a double bed at the base, and a single at the top.

The shelves are stacked with books and games, as well as TV / DVD with freeview and a stack of DVD's, and a new wood fire will ensure if the weather turns bad, you will be cosy and entertained.

We have set this up as our ideal holiday home. We are sure you will love it as much as we do.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Playstation ®
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Main Bedroom

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Small Bedroom

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
21-Oct-16 to 21-Jan-18
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (9)

Stayed here? Add a Review

  • Thankyou for a wonderful stay

    Thankyou for a wonderful stay. The bach is perfect, a beautiful place, warm and comfortable, and clean. It was a lovely few days and we'd love to come back one day.

    AndyJ384 new member Oct 2016

  • such a lovely location

    such a lovely location. the bay is really very beautiful. we stayed in Spring before the main tourist season so it was also very private for us. the bach is homely and comfortable and well equipped with everything you could need, we would definitely like to go back another time. the only very minor negative was that it did take us a few minutes to find the water pump in the basement to turn it on, because it wasnt very visible behind some sports gear. but maybe we are just not very practical.

    AliB83 100%|2x Oct 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for the feedback and comment about finding the water pump. Good advice and will include a picture next time. Glad you enjoyed it and you're welcome back any time

    GrantGibson 100%|5x

  • Awesome place! Very quite secluded little area perfect for escaping the rat...

    Awesome place! Very quite secluded little area perfect for escaping the rat race. Lots of significant things to see within the area. The Bach it's self is awesome, right up by the beach. Waking up to the sound of the ocean and a magnificent sun rise on the horizon seen from the lounge and master bedroom is definitely a reason in itself to visit! We will definitely be back. Cheers grant.

    reubenfa1 100%|2x Jul 2016

  • The property is comfy with a lovely fire

    The property is comfy with a lovely fire. Just a hop over the road to a beautiful beach and walks. A great place to blob and unwind, no traffic, no shops and in winter no people. Heaven. Many thanks Grant

    tartan girl 100%|2x Jul 2016

  • What a wonderful place to spend time at

    What a wonderful place to spend time at. Beautiful surroundings. Very warm batch with the lovely fire.

    Sheryl17 100%|1x Apr 2016

From $125 NZD per night*
Select your dates for a quote

Traveller Protection

You are protected by our
Basic Rental Guarantee

More info

About the Owner/Manager, GrantGibson

Member since Jan 2016
Responds the same day

Profile image
View profile
Open in Google Maps