Waihaha Bach ~ high tides & good vibes

Bach or holiday home | Punakaiki | #39097

9.8/10 (40 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Be mesmerised by the wild West Coast surf pounding the beach just below the bach.
  • On a sunny day or during a wild West Coast storm... you'll love it in any weather.
  • Keep a look out for the locals which include weka, orca, dolphins, seals, penguins & other seabirds.

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 fast 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: A portion of every booking is donated to The West Coast Penguin Trust, $360 has been raised and donated to date this year - 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.


  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed

  • lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x King single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $40.00 per stay (required)
  • 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
Standard Rate - All Year - One Price
13-Dec-17 to 13-Mar-19
$160+/night $160+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/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 (40)

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  • Perfect


    MicheleCo4 100%|2x Dec 2017

  • House was very comfortable

    House was very comfortable. One bedroom faced the ocean with the sound of the waves lulling you to sleep. The other faced the highway, which was a bit noisy during the day/morning. There were screens on the windows to keep the pesky sandflies out, but it would be nice if there was a screen on the sliding door, too. (something like this: http://www.rollaway.com/screen_doors.htm)

    MaureenBi1 new member Dec 2017

  • Fantastic bach, nothing is missing to feel at home and the location...

    Fantastic bach, nothing is missing to feel at home and the location is just stunning! With the sea at your feet you can watch playfool dolphins in the bay, unforgettable experience ??

    Chrystel 100%|2x Dec 2017

  • The location couldn't be beaten

    The location couldn't be beaten. It was mesmerising watching the waves from the Bach at night, and going for a dip in the Tasman in the morning. Perfectly away from it all. The Bach had so much love behind its decor, and the beds were the comfiest I've ever stayed in.

    Louisem29 100%|2x Nov 2017

  • Amazing location, couldn't be more beachfront

    Amazing location, couldn't be more beachfront. It was so great to go to sleep listening to the waves. The Wi-fi over fibre was faster than I get at home, and the TV had built-in Netflix and was great to use. The bach was spotless and had many thoughtful extras left out for our use. Couldn't have been better. Will definitely come back.

    JohnAs18 100%|1x Nov 2017

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