Wai Wuri - On the beach in Jacks Bay - Catlins

Bach or holiday home | The Catlins | #34561

9.3/10 (16 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
22-Feb-17 to 22-May-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 (16)

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  • i stayed here about 10 years ago and going back was just...

    i stayed here about 10 years ago and going back was just as homey as ever! and you slip straight into relax mode. it's a classic kiwi crib comfy warm and a view that can't be beaten, some cockles/clams from down the road and paua from around the corner and lots of exploring with the kids.

    Jayinsusi new member Feb 2017

  • If your looking for flashey with all the latest mods and con's...

    If your looking for flashey with all the latest mods and con's and zero character then this property is not for you. If you are looking for a true piece of kiwiana for a place full of quirks mismatched plates and creakys floor boards then this is your place! This place reminded me of my families batch in whitianga and gave me a chance to relive childhood. If I ever stay in jacks bay again this is where I'd want to stay thanks so much for the privilege of staying in your batch :)

    LauraRi11 100%|1x Jan 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for the feedback! That's exactly the feel we are trying to retain, while making the place more comfortable and homely. Glad you enjoyed the stay and thank you for the fantastic art work. Welcome back any time!

    GrantGibson 100%|13x

  • Fantastic location, with beautiful views of the sea and wildlife

    Fantastic location, with beautiful views of the sea and wildlife. Great family bach.

    megaen786 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Beautiful views, great fireplace, comfortable bach

    Beautiful views, great fireplace, comfortable bach.

    robyns180 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • The location is magic, such a special spot

    The location is magic, such a special spot.

    IngridVi1 100%|3x Nov 2016

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