Classic bach with native bush and sea views

Bach or holiday home | Anakiwa | #18066

8.9/10 (47 ratings)
  • 11 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Sunny, expansive sea views
  • Right on the Queen Charlotte track
  • Surrounded by native bush and birds

Step out the door and go for a walk, run or bike on the beautiful Queen Charlotte Track, or stroll down to the beach to swim or fish off the jetty, or just lounge in the private grassy backyard, surrounded by tui, keruru, bell birds and the occasional cheeky weka. You are surrounded on two sides by native bush, and have glorious views out across the Sound.

This is a classic rugged family bach. It is not luxurious . You can be free from TV here! It is very comfortable, and we've updated the things that matter: fabulous new Queen-size beds, lots of fridge space, a new filtered water system, and plenty of outdoor furniture. In winter the log fire keeps it warm and there is plenty of firewood.

A new cabin has been added behind the house. It has a queen bed, and a mezzanine suitable for two children.

Unbeatable location: road access and a short drive to Picton, 40 minutes to Marlborough's vineyard trails, close to the beach, yet very private, and right on one of the country's most beautiful walking tracks.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only Dogs OK with prior approval (no cats please, because of the native birds)


  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk room

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Cabin

    1 x Queen bed

  • Double bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Lounge

    1 x Single bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen.
  • Extras: Extra people FREE (included); Cleaning $40.00 per stay (required)

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (59)

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  • great location

    great location ... wanted to do the whole outdoorsy thing but ended up having bronchitis, Soooo in saying that great place to convalescence. Sat at the kitchen table and in front of the fire and recuperated. Will be back, if all good, to do the outdoorsy things :)

    MandiT 100%|5x May 2018

  • This Bach was like being allowed to stay in a special big...

    This Bach was like being allowed to stay in a special big part of a families life . The position of the bach was not just unbelievable being the last house before the Queen Charlotte track but in it's beautiful ability to be a kiwi batch and to have had such incredible views changing every day from it's deck . We stayed for 6 nights and felt a real connection to this part of NZ at the end . Thanks Jan for sharing and highly recommend for a true kiwi experience. Ray and Rose Perth

    Ray Rose 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • The bach is exactly as it's described in the owner's description

    The bach is exactly as it's described in the owner's description. It's a 'classic' kiwi bach, so you get what you've booked. The location is outstanding. It was well equipped with some good new modern additions. The new cabin is a great addition, nicely done and was clean and comfortable. The main bach itself was good enough, but additional attention to cleaning after other residents have stayed (as reflected by other comments) would be beneficial. On balance, a good place to stay.

    Jason_Price 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • We loved this place - rough edges an all - made it...

    We loved this place - rough edges an all - made it all the more relaxing. Great location next to the QC track and its beautiful bush, great view over the bay and lovely safe beach for our young ones. Well stocked kitchen and the shower is awesome. With several separate sleeping areas it would be great for several families. Would have given it 5 stars but it isn't as flash as that.

    marknewdick 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • The location of the property is amazing

    The location of the property is amazing. There is a wonderful view of the sounds, and great for doing some people watching for those walking the Queen Charlotte track. The bach itself is old but it is comfortable and has what's required for a great stay. My only comment is that the bach may benefit from a spring clean, as there are some dusty and cobweb patches.

    AleishaA 100%|6x Mar 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Because we don't live in the house and the fact that it has native bush on two sides, it does tend to get a bit dusty. And spiders are a fact of life there! Whenever I am there I sweep them all away; they are back in within a day. I do try to keep them out but it is almost impossible.

    JanP46 100%|66x

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