Waihaha Bach ~ high tides & good vibes

Bach or holiday home | Punakaiki | #39097

9.7/10 (26 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, $180 has been raised and donated to date (since January 2017) - 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)

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*

Maybe booked

  • 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
18-Aug-17 to 18-Nov-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;

*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 (26)

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  • The bach was very clean and tidy, and had everything you need...

    The bach was very clean and tidy, and had everything you need for a relaxing stay. The beds were super comfy and the location was fantastic, with amazing views. We didn't want to leave!! Thank you Daniel.

    ChrisMc55 100%|1x Jul 2017

  • Wonderful Bach, clean, tidy and comfortable

    Wonderful Bach, clean, tidy and comfortable. Great views and close to some wonderful walk ways. Will be back :-)

    KayH3682 100%|4x Jul 2017

  • cosy

    cosy. lots of character . great views..great location

    maryin447 100%|4x Jul 2017

  • Beautiful views, cosy clean and tidy wee Bach, easy to find

    Beautiful views, cosy clean and tidy wee Bach, easy to find. Loved the fresh picked flowers in all the rooms, can't wait to stay there again

    GabrielCa1 100%|1x Jul 2017

  • Location and Bach is fantastic, stunning scenery

    Location and Bach is fantastic, stunning scenery. Love this Bach

    ShirleyWy1 100%|1x Jun 2017

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About the Owner/Manager, Daniel Beetham

Member since Aug 2013
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