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. January is minimum stay of 3 nights.

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)

Special Amenities

Unequalled ocean views that are so good you won't want to leave.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Catlins surf school/hire open 7 days, operating in front of the Curio Bay Campground/store, look for the signs. accommodation & surfing package deals available. We also teach Stand Up Paddle.


Average Rating: 4
5 total reviews

Amazing location but that's where it ends unfortunately. The house is very tired - blankets on furniture to cover the wear and tear. although the sheets looked clean, the bed felt grubby. It appeared that a nest of flies inhabited the lounge kitchen area. Every time they were killed, new ones appeared - despite the windows being closed. I texted the owner about this for a solution, the reply was: "That's country living Diane. Close the windows (they hadn't been opened!) and use the vacuum cleaner to get rid of them" WOW - they're probably nesting in the vacuum - I didn't try to find out. P.S. In our 2 week trip around Fiordland, Stewart Island and The Catlins I didn't experience any other "country living" i.e.flies!
Response from Owner
thanks for the feedback Dianne, happy you enjoyed curio bay, as for the flies, that's is the first time I have ever had guests with this problem so I don't know what caused it, there were definitely no flies living inside lounge when I cleaned up after you left. Maybe there was an open window in bedroom or bathroom where they got in during your stay. Using a vacuum cleaner is the best way to get rid of them if they bother you. We use quality hire linen/towels from town so linen is always fresh. Im sorry you didn't think house was up to your high standard but Im happy you enjoyed Curio Bay
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.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
Jan - Jan $240 / Night for 6 guests1 Night
Rest of year$200 / Night for 4 guests$201 Night
Jan - Jan
$240 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 1 Night
Rest of 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. Januray tariff is $250per night for 1-6 people.
Off season mid week special deal for 2 people, only $170 per night. (Excluding months of 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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