Wai Wuri - On the beach in Jacks Bay - Catlins

Bach or holiday home | The Catlins | #34561

9.2/10 (24 ratings)
  • 5 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
  • 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
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
31-May-17 to 31-Aug-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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (24)

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  • Great spot

    Great spot

    TomCa126 new member May 2017

  • Million dollar views

    Million dollar views. A crib with a wonderful relaxed happy family feel to it. Can't wait to return.

    HeatherMc38 100%|1x May 2017

  • Absolutely special spot! Loved the crib, awesome views

    Absolutely special spot! Loved the crib, awesome views. Had everything we needed. Lovely safe beach for the kids! Can't wait to go back!

    RachaelDe8 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • This was an excellent base for what we needed in the Catlins...

    This was an excellent base for what we needed in the Catlins and you could tell this was a well-loved family crib. The actual property was a bit on the dusty side which set my allergies off but I whipped around with a damp cloth and sorted it pretty quickly.

    BelindaCu7 100%|1x Mar 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed the stay. Apologies about the dust. We had given the place a good mop clean and vacuum as we left, but had been shut up, so dust settles pretty quick without movement.

    GrantGibson 100%|20x

  • A truly magic spot- wish we could have stayed longer!

    A truly magic spot- wish we could have stayed longer!

    ChrisD22 100%|1x Mar 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks guys. The same thing we say every time we have to leave as well! Glad you enjoyed it.

    GrantGibson 100%|20x

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