Oreti Beach House - Sound of the Surf

Bach or holiday home | Invercargill City | #8496

9.1/10 (17 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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).

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);


  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Oven
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Single bed

  • living room

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

  • main bedroom / sunroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (45)

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  • Lovely location and a wonderful wee cottage

    Lovely location and a wonderful wee cottage. We enjoyed several long walks on the gorgeous Oreti Beach.

    RebeccaPi6 100%|2x Apr 2018

  • Property is a bit rustic but that's what we were after

    Property is a bit rustic but that's what we were after. Nice quiet location, close to beach and house is very comfortable

    JessicaDo5 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Private, quiet, close to beach and Invercargill

    Private, quiet, close to beach and Invercargill. Quirky wee crib. Was cold outside on the first night but inside the crib was warm and the fire made it toasty.

    jodims784 100%|4x Mar 2018

  • This is a cosy Bach with nice fire place and quality bed...

    This is a cosy Bach with nice fire place and quality bed linen. You can hear the surf and it’s a nice long beach to walk on. There’s a very good cafe/diner 8 minutes back along the main road. We had a great weekend . Thanks Jane

    Simon nighy new member Feb 2018

  • This crib was perfect for us

    This crib was perfect for us. I hope to holiday in Invercargill again, and this is where I want to stay. Close to Oreti beach which is an awesome location. Lovely crib with all necessary facilities and basic provisions like tea, coffee, soap, laundry powder, books. We were all delighted.

    WendyGr20 100%|1x Feb 2018

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