Waihaha Bach ~ High Tides & Good Vibes

Bach or holiday home | Punakaiki | #39097

9.7/10 (56 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


This is the perfect location to soak up the atmosphere of the wild West Coast. Ideal for stunning sunsets or watching the spectacle of big west coast waves crashing at your feet - all from the comfort of a warm cosy bach.

Waihaha (meaning 'place of noisy waters') perfectly describes this magical spot - especially during big seas. At low tide enjoy a stroll along miles of sand and pebble beach and if you're lucky you will find pounamu/jade.

Located just 2 kms from Fox River with its caves and bush walks, there is plenty to see and do in the area. The pancake rocks at Punakaiki are just a 15-minute drive south. Westport is 30 minutes north of the bach.

The nearest cell phone reception is at Punakaiki to the south or Charleston to the north (both a 15-minute drive).

Enjoy free unlimited internet and Netflix (there is no broadcast TV)

Cleaning and linen are included with your rental. Please just do your dishes, leave the bach clean and tidy - we will do the rest :-)

Free tea, coffee and pantry basics are provided - be my guest.

HELP SAVE THE PENGUINS simply by booking! - A portion of every booking is donated to The West Coast Penguin Trust, $480 has been raised and donated so far by Waihaha Guests! (updated June 2018) ...the penguins and the Trust THANK-YOU!

**Please note that Waihaha Bach is not fenced from the road or the ocean - so small children would need constant supervision when outside.

Special conditions:

Self-check-in from 4 pm and check-out is 12 pm.

Smoking outside only - please use ashtrays provided.

No parties or events.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$40.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • Clothes dryer
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Single bed


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*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 (56)

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  • Unique bach RIGHT ON THE BEACH

    Unique bach RIGHT ON THE BEACH. Loved all the personal touches like the freshly cut flowers, flash-lights and unbrellas etc. Very neat and tidy house , would highly recommend

    deriam522 100%|8x May 2018

  • A fantastic private setting with the beach and rolling surf in front...

    A fantastic private setting with the beach and rolling surf in front and a fantastic outlook. It was warm and cosy and had good facilities. It has a covered deck to sit on and view the sunsets and the sea. Comfy beds, good shower. A few nice little touches.

    Randall 100%|2x May 2018

  • Great location and spot to base myself for a lot of the...

    Great location and spot to base myself for a lot of the West Coast attractions

    SmileySands 100%|7x May 2018

  • Beautiful bach with great view

    Beautiful bach with great view. Would stay there again , loved it. Thank you.

    irisheithne 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Comfortable, cute bach in a great location

    Comfortable, cute bach in a great location. Quite a long way from anywhere else so be prepared to drive if you want to explore, or just wander on the beach outside the front door.

    GeoffCollett 100%|4x Apr 2018

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