519 Waikawa-Curio Bay Road, RD 1 Tokanui Southland, Invercargill
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About this Holiday House

Perch above the 4km long sandy beach of Porpoise Bay, waves rolling outside your windows. Cast your eyes across the 180 degree view. Rain or shine you cannot lose here, the window view is without equal on this bay. Private path to the beach. Come nestle in the cosy home we call CLOUD9. Enjoy the scenic area with a heritage rich from the whaling, logging and farming pioneers of yesteryear.Swim, surf, kayak, take bush walks and view the wildlife around you.Photograph the magnificence. Snug and cosy yet intimate with Mother Nature, inviting beach and endless vistas out your windows. Dogs must be leashed, or otherwise physically controlled anytime they are outside of the crib to prevent a devastating incident. Penguins rest and nest on the property. Abundant wildlife: Wee Blue penguin hide, Yellow-Eye penguin tend their chicks, Hector dolphin frolic. Each in their season. Every day presents a new glory, boredom is not an option, yet peace reigns. Don't forget your camera. Please don't forget your beach towels.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Clothes line
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 1 Fold out bed(s), 1 Double Bunk(s)

Special Amenities

Coin Operated washer/dryer...cold water only. A 180 degree vista. A magnificent view of the beach, bay and surrounding farmland. Your own private short (30 metre) sandy track to the expansive beach of Porpoise Bay. A cosy nest above the beach keeps you snug. Take the road less travelled, settle in with your family in one of the cosiest homes in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet. CLOUD9 is modest, inviting, secure and has fantastic views of the pristine coastline – a photographer’s dream. The beds and linen are luxurious and wonderfully comfortable. Your drinking water comes from the sky, there’s none tastier. It's impossible to communicate all of this magic with the written word. Your memories will be priceless.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Just a few kilometres from Slope Point, the southernmost point of the South Island, nestled in the Catlins lie the magical Curio and Porpoise Bays. A small detour from the Southern Scenic Route guides you to a slice of paradise. The area is rich with wildlife, scenic beauty and heritage. Points of interest include a Jurassic Petrified forest, bush walks, swimming, surfing, kayaking and endless Southern Ocean views. The Waikawa Museum highlights the whaling, logging and pioneering heritage of this fertile region. Hector’s Dolphin visit annually from October through to March (occasionally April). You will be able to watch them teach their young to surf the waves just in front of CLOUD9. Walk down the road to the Petrified Forest at the end of the day to watch the Yellow-eyed penguins return onto the rock shelf from a day of fishing to preen and make their way into the flax to feed their hidden hungry chicks. The Niagara Falls Café, a short drive away offers delicious meals +64 3 2468 577. Invercargill (the gateway to Stewart Island) and Bluff are one hour further West, down the track. Invercargill offers a little of everything anyone could ever want, including an airport to take you to the less favoured locations in the world. Dunedin lies three hours to the North. It is a thriving City with the world class University of Otago and a rich cultural heritage. Queenstown is also about three hours away, a bustling resort destination loved by many. The Southern part of the South Island will become an everlasting memory but nothing will surpass your time at CLOUD9.


Average Rating: 4
12 total reviews

Rae Garland
Great place, great spot, very comfy. Just missing a few kitchen items
Good location, kitchenware needs updating - no frypan, chipped plates.
Response from Owner
Thank you for your comment, very helpful. The frying pan must have taken a walk and now has been replaced along with the plates. Cheers from Curio Bay
Mike Langford
It would be nice if you included a frying pan in the kitchen please! Great location and views! The fire was fantastic when it got cooler!
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$210 / Night for 2 guests$302 Nights
All year
$210 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
$10.00 surcharge for Credit Card payment. Direct Bank Credit or cash payment preferred. Thank you


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