Hectors House, beachfront Curio Bay

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About this Holiday House

Hectors House is a superb beachfront 2 level house set on a stunning location giving unobstructed ocean views. Everywhere you look you cant get away from the ocean and it's waves washing up on the beach or smashing up on the far away rocks. At least you wont miss seeing the local Hectors dolphins jumping and surfing the waves right in front of you. It has a large lounge/dining room area with lots of seating facing the ocean. It also has an large outdoor balcony around two sides of the house with safety glass panels designed to not block your ocean views & deck chairs supplied. Huge grass lawn for kids to play on, own private beach access track. This house sleeps a total of 6 people. With 3 queen beds in 3 bedrooms, with one of the queen beds having a single bunk overhead. It has a nice bathroom with toilet & good shower/bath, good beds, comfortable seating, electric cooker & fridge, etc The houses heating is provided by an electric heat pump/air conditioning unit. TV/DVD. Everything you need to cook, eat, sleep and be warm is here. Sorry no pets are allowed. Minimum 2 nights on weekends Nov-May.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Heat pump
Boat parking
CD player
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

3 Queen(s), 1 Single(s)


Average Rating: 4
4 total reviews

Fantastic location and a great wee house. So bright and comfy with all you need (and more!) for a relaxing get away - just steps away from the stunning beach. Swimming with the dolphins every day was a very special experience.
Lisa and I stayed at the end of January, fantastic views of The bay and had dolphins all three days of our visit. The last day they played right outside of the house and we watched them from the balcony. Yellow eye penguins graced us with some of their time over at the petrified forest (just a short walk away!). A great place to sit and watch the waves roll in and relax..and great location for visiting the Falls etc in the Catlins. We chatted with Nick who pointed out the dolphins on our fist day, cheerful and fun guy. Comfortable place, good shower and lots of hot water. Highly recommended Andy and Lisa from the UK.
This is a nice house with amazing views of curio bay. The weather was very cold, windy and rainy when we stayed for 3 nights so it was great to be able to see the beach when taking a break inside. Unfortunately we didn't see any dolphins but we did see yellow penguins at the petrified forest and a seal pup near porpoise bay. Despite the wonderful location we would not return because we have an expectation of access to laundry facilities when staying in a holiday house. The laundry has been locked up by the owner so I resorted to handwashing in the bathtub. Very tedious for me and would have been less water efficient than using a washing machine. Perhaps the bathroom will be locked now? Greater attention is also needed to cleaning. The shower curtain was VERY mouldy and needs to be washed or discarded, perhaps the cleaners don't have a key to the secret laundry? I also suggest using liquid soup or individual cakes of soap rather than just leaving a large used cake of soap to be used by successive guests (yuck). I suggest either a coin operated washing machine or charging a bit more to cover water usage, locking up the laundry is likely to irritate your guests.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$200 / Night for 4 guests$201 Night
All year
$200 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 1 Night
Hectors House comes fully self contained with linen & towels supplied.
$200 per night 1-4 people
extra persons $20 each per night.
MID WEEK SPECIAL DEAL for 2 people, only $170 per night. (Excluding months of Dec. Jan. Feb)
Minimum stay is 3 nights in Jan unless there is one night slot available between bookings. I also manage other beachfront houses so best to email me for alternative options.


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