Tumu Toka Retreat, Curio Bay

Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Come experience a piece of paradise. Tumu Toka Retreat is a near new, spacious beach front house. With open plan living it has great indoor/outdoor flow. It has a covered alfresco area with deck chairs facing the beach and a lawn sloping down to the beautiful big sweeping beach of Porpoise Bay. It has stunning 180 degree views of the beach, bay and beyond. With under floor heating, electric fire & double glazing it is warm enough to relax, re-energize and recharge the soul on the coldest of days or open the doors wide to allow the indoors to join with the outdoors on the sunny days. You can rise early to catch a stunning sunrise, watch the dolphins & surfers from the breakfast table, and take in the views from the comfort of the living room, lounge or deck chairs as you wish. At night you can hear the lively conversations of the little blue penguins. This is a very warm sunny house suitable for a romantic night for 2 in a very special part of New Zealand.

Details and amenities

No kids
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Accessible Bathroom
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cleaning equipment
Electric heat
Outdoor furniture
Outdoor Shower
Under floor heating

Bed layout

2 Queen(s)

Special Amenities

This is a very special place being right on the beach, a near new house, with stunning views and a private beach access. It has a fully equipped kitchen, 2 lounges, deck chairs on the patio and an warm outside shower for after swimming. It is not far from Slope point, the southern most point of New Zealand. The area is rich with wildlife, views and magic, a photographers dream. Where else can you watch the hector dolphins swim and play while you sit at the breakfast table and listen to the little blue penguins chatter by night...Curio Bay is a very special place indeed.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

This is a slice of paradise. The scenic beauty, the wildlife, the fossilissed remains of an ancient forest and an interesting history makes for lots to see and do. Beach walks and bush walks, swimming and wild life watching. star gazing, relaxing and recharging the soul are the main activities of this area. For eating visit - Tumu Toka Curio Scape visitors center, café & restaurant 8 minute walk or 1 min drive; Niagara Falls Café- 8 min drive, 8.9 km; Other Places near by: Fossilized forest-just a 5 minute walk down the beach Waikawa Museum & Info centre-5 minute drive or 5.4 km; Cathedral Caves Walk- approx. 33minutes drive, 34 km; McLean Water Falls- approx. 35 minute drive , 34 km; Slope point, the southern most point of New Zealand is also not far away


Average Rating: 5
4 total reviews

Place was immaculate - clean, well appointed, everything works Try to tear yourself away from the beach and surf and wildlife, always on view from the living room picture windows Walk from the front lawn onto the beach Enjoy the heated bathroom floor - it's a warm house
Response from Owner
Thanks Guy, we're pleased you enjoyed it all, regards Barbara
A beautiful home in an excellent location. Great for two couples to share or a family. Everything about the home was excellent. Lovely decor, warm and spotlessly clean. Barbara was excellent to deal with. Would definitely recommend this gem in the Caitlins
Response from Owner
Thanks for the recommendation Claire, regards Barbara
Margaret Tunbridge
This holiday home was the ideal retreat and base for exploring the Catlins. The home was spacious, immaculate and very well equipped. We especially loved the warm outdoor shower, the perfect end to the magical experience of swimming with the Hectors Dolphins in Porpoise Bay. The family of penguins at the end of the garden was the icing on the cake; sitting out at night wrapped in the warm blankets provided and listening to the parents and chicks reuniting after a day apart was special. Barbara, the owner, was fantastic to deal with. We will be back - it’s a real gem. Highly recommended.
Response from Owner
Thanks Margaret, We are pleased you enjoyed it all. We look forward to seeing you again. regards Barbara
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$250 / Night for 2 guests$252 Nights
All year
$250 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 2 Nights

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