Oreti Beach House - Sound of the Surf

Bach or holiday home | Invercargill City | #8496

9.3/10 (11 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Short walk onto endless Oreti Beach
  • Wild beach but close to the city
  • 2 hrs drive from Queenstown, skifields, beautiful Fiordland and 3hrs from Dunedin

Just ten minutes drive from the centre of Invercargill, our crib is a cosy 1930’s cottage with beachside charm, part of a small settlement nestled in the sandhills of Oreti Beach on Foveaux Strait. the simple sprit of a NZ bach is here. City convenience is close, yet the atmosphere is quiet and isolated. A view of bushy Stewart island and sandhills graces the kitchen and the sound of the surf will whoosh you off to sleep at night.

A short walk through the sand hills takes you right on to the beach, broadening to a huge expanse of sand at low tide, stretching for miles around to Riverton. Great to mountain bike, just walk, beachcomb or even drive your car. The surf is enjoyed by surfers, swimmers, paddlers, kite surfers and windsurfers. Otatara cafes and bars (Ziffs and The Cabbage Tree) are handy, as is Otatara Golf Course and particularly close, a golfer's gem; Oreti Sands 18-hole golf links (southernmost links course on the planet!).

The Bluff Oyster festival in May offers great food and music, or try the Burt Munro Challenge (November) for unique motorbike races . If you're in travel mode, the Coronet Peak and Remarkables skifields, lakes, adventure activities and stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau and Queenstown are only 2 hours drive away, flights to beautiful Rakiura / Stewart Island leave from the local airport and you are right on the "Southern Scenic Route" if touring the lovely South Coast and Catlins. Less energetically, you might just prefer to watch the sun set into the ocean from the sandhill seat or relax by the woodburner with a hot cuppa and a good book!

Accommodates four comfortably but can sleep extras on fold out beds in the living room.

Winter time; longer term rental deals negotiable, please enquire.

If you are travelling to Milford Sound or elsewhere in Fiordland, you may also like to stay at our other listing in Te Anau (Bookabach no. 20335, Mountaineer Chalet).


  • Bath tub
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • living room

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Narrow single bed

  • main bedroom / sunroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • second bedroom

    1 x Single with rollaway bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak season
14-Dec-17 to 01-Apr-18
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
winter season
02-Apr-18 to 28-Oct-18
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
Default Tariff
29-Oct-18 to 14-Dec-18
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $50/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 (39)

Stayed here? Add a Review

  • Anyone looking to see Invercargill or Southland this is the place you...

    Anyone looking to see Invercargill or Southland this is the place you need to stay!

    MichaelP1992 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • Great kiwi bach that is super close to the beach

    Great kiwi bach that is super close to the beach. Happy times there! Hope to come back soon ...

    EikeB359 100%|2x Dec 2016

  • Clean and tidy property

    Clean and tidy property. Handy to the beach. No tv or internet but if you are wanting to get away from everything for some peace and quiet this is great.

    FrankJ52 100%|2x Nov 2016

  • Great place to kick back and relax

    Great place to kick back and relax. Quaint, remote but close to town. Easy access to the expanses of Oreti Beach,

    GrantRu4 100%|1x Apr 2016

  • Very quiet place and lovely beach nearby

    Very quiet place and lovely beach nearby.

    wanx8729 83%|6x Mar 2016

From $180 NZD per night*
Select your dates for a quote

Traveller Protection

Book and pay online for our
Book with Confidence Guarantee™

More info

About the Owner/Manager, janell168

Member since Jun 2009
Responds within 48 hours

Profile image
View profile