Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Sleeps 10. 5 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms Kids welcome. Great for family reunions. This large 2 storeyed open plan house has fantastic views of Mahau Sound, Hikapu Reach and Pelorus Sound. There is a private mooring and a path down to the waterfront through native bush. A new community jetty has been recently built just 400 mtrs from the house, giving great access to the water. The large sundeck affords a great opportunity to relax and enjoy the view. There is also a large lawn in front of the house. A dingy and two kayaks are available. There is good road access from Linkwater, where there is a good country pub and store which sells fuel. It is only a 20 minute drive to the cafes and bars of Havelock and the famous Portage Hotel in Kenepuru Sound. The house is set in 2 acres of mature native bush with glow worms along the driveway at night. The nights are dead still, except for the sound of morepork owls calling across the Sound. The moon rises over the water. A claw foot bath on the deck can be filled from the hot tap to provide a wonderful warm bath under the stars! There is a table tennis table upstairs, a half size pool table downstairs, and plenty of board games and books to read. There is Freeview TV, a DVD player, a CD player, and phone. Bring your own decoder to receive Sky TV. The upstairs lounge gives the kids a place to call their own, with a separate video player and mini music system! An upstairs office area provides good WiFi connectivity, a landline, and photocopier/printer

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen not provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Pool Table
Sky TV
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Heat pump
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
iPod Dock
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 King(s), 2 Queen(s), 5 Single(s)

Special Amenities

Brilliant views. Table tennis, pool table, badminton. Bath under the stars. Walking tracks through a hectare of native bush. Private access to the waterfront with a small. private beach, and a much larger swimming beach 10 minutes away, accessed by walking at low tide or along the road to the local DoC reserve. 2 kayaks, a dingy and a mooring.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Marlborough vineyards, Charter fishing from Havelock, Portage Hotel, Queen Charlotte track ( the final day or half day of this famous Great Walk is easily accessed from the house) The local Mt Cawte Track provides stunning views from the ridge above the house.


Average Rating: 5
6 total reviews

Chris Coakley
Can’t find any faults with this property. It was exactly what we wanted from our first trip to the Marlborough Sounds. Superb location with costal frontage, great views and handy boat mooring. New community jetty nearby was great too, managed to catch a few fish from jetty with kids. Nice big house that comfortably accommodated our family of nine. Numerous Tui feeding from bird feeder on the deck. Highly recommend.
Katherine MacNeill
Spacious and great for a big family or two smaller ones to share. My boys loved the pool table and table tennis as the weather was less kind to us. Great to be able to get out on the water when the sun came out however, and the views are always good in any weather. Thanks for letting us borrow your home for a week!
Absolutely fabulous spot that worked so well for our extended family Christmas. Bach very well equipped with views to die for from deck. Surrounded by beautiful bush so feels very secluded but also has very easy access to the water. Boat ramp just down the road , huge jetty & mooring.Highly recommend.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
16 Dec - 10 Feb $480 / Night for 8 guests$605 Nights
Rest of year$300 / Night for 5 guests$602 Nights
16 Dec - 10 Feb
$480 / Night for 8 guests
Extra guests: $60Min. stay: 5 Nights
Rest of year
$300 / Night for 5 guests
Extra guests: $60Min. stay: 2 Nights
A one off cleaning fee of $150 is applied in addition to the rental payment.


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