Wai Wuri - On the beach in Jacks Bay - Catlins

Bach or holiday home | The Catlins | #34561

9.2/10 (30 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 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
My Tariff
27-Sep-17 to 27-Dec-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 (30)

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  • We had a wonderful long weekend stay at this beautiful spot! Highly...

    We had a wonderful long weekend stay at this beautiful spot! Highly recommend this real little kiwi batch to others wanting an escape from the hustle and bustle. Saw lots of wildlife including seals and penguins too!

    MarcieR4 new member Sep 2017

  • Place was AMAZING

    Place was AMAZING. Bach is comfortable and homely, views are beautiful. Extremley peaceful bay, il love to come back one day

    shannonma11 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • We absolutely loved our time at this original kiwi crib

    We absolutely loved our time at this original kiwi crib. It had everything we needed to be comfortable for our three days of exploring the Catlins. Jacks Bay is a lovely The view is fantastic and its proximity to the many attractions of the Catlins area is perfect. The Owaka village is only 10 minutes drive away and has an excellent four square supermarket, cafe, restaurant, pub, chemist, museum and Information centre. Perfect.

    michck39 100%|118x Jul 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for the feedback, and glad you enjoyed our special place. Not many places like Jack's Bay left.

    GrantGibson 100%|27x

  • Great location nice and remote

    Great location nice and remote.

    spollyike 100%|1x Jul 2017

  • Nice area

    Nice area. Incredibly close to the beach. Would like to enjoy again when the weather is warmer and can get in the water. Had a cozy wood burner though, so all in all, a comfortable stay.

    Madgwick 100%|10x Jul 2017

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