Wagait Beach Shack - chill out on a budget!

Entire cabin hosted by Ian

  1. 3 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
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This is one of the few places in the area with a pool.


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Modern guesthouse with lovely verandah overlooking bush block, ideal for lazing, dining, watching the sun go down and stars come out.

Wagait Beach Shack is small but tidy and fully air conditioned. Rooms comfortably furnished with all basic amenities, and decorated with local indigenous art.

Walking distance to the Cox Country Club for meal, drink and occasional live music. And a 2 minute stroll to beautiful Wagait Beach. Great for fishermen and bushwalkers.

The space
Wagait Beach Shack is an unpretentious cabin in the Aussie tropical bush, and that it is reflected in the price.

Rooms are simply furnished and small, the cabin is catering more for those in Wagait Beach on a weekend of lazing in the bush, beach combing, fishing or attending one of Wagait's fun art or music events and exploring the Cox Peninsula. Go for a trek or drive through the forest or plains of termite mounds, respect the wildlife and finish each day with cold beers on the verandah.

The Beach Shack is not ideal for a luxurious romantic weekend with a loved one (!) - no chocolate mints on the pillows here! I'd recommend one of the other beautiful Airbnb properties in Wagait Beach for that. We are definitely the budget, easy going alternative! An no, geckos are not dangerous!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Public or shared beach access
Free parking on premises
Private pool
Washing machine
Window AC unit
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced

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4.69 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews


Where you’ll be

Wagait Beach, Northern Territory, Australia

Wagait Beach is an Australian tropical bush beach community, friendly and welcoming to everyone. It is a Darwin local's secret, and home to many writers, musicians and artists.

Pristine and remote, Wagait Beach is a great destination for fishing enthusiasts, bushwalkers and nature lovers. With a laidback and chilled vibe, the perfect place to kickback, relax and rejuvenate. At night, theres nothing to do except take in the sunsets, gaze at the stars or socialise underneath the giant banyan tree of Cox Country Club, home of the Mandorah Ukulele Folk Festival.

Wagait Beach can be used as a calm retreat from where to explore the city of Darwin - only 15 minutes by ferry from Cullen Bay. Or explore Litchfield Park which is now accessible less than a hours drive on a fully sealed road direct from Wagait Beach. travel around the Cox Peninsula, go for a swim at the natural springs of Berry Springs, or drive to Dundee Beach.

In the immediate area of Wagait Beach there are secluded tropical beaches accessible only by walking on the sand or 4WD and mountain bike tracks through the coastal vine forests. There are also amazing plains of termite mounds , wetlands, WWII ruins and even the wreck of an American Betty Bomber in the forest, maintained now as a war memorial.

At Wagait Beach you can be as active as you like - go looking for turtles on the moonlit beach, fish for barra in one of the creeks or just laze your afternoons in the hammock at the back of the beach shack.

Hosted by Ian

  1. Joined in June 2015
  • 13 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Airbnb.org supporter
Easy going I.T. guy with Northern Territory Government in Darwin who loves his home in the relaxed tropical coastal community of Wagait Beach. Kookaburras over computers, always!

During your stay

There are two houses on the 1 acre property - host lives in the main house and is available for help or advice or just to share a beer on the verandah!
  • Languages: 中文 (简体), English, Français, ภาษาไทย
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 12:00 pm
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety practices apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy