Delightful house close to beach with superb views

Bach or holiday home | Te Mahia | #33056

9/10 (5 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • The house is on poles with a long deck giving wonderful views of the bay across to the sound.
  • The beach is sandy with small shells and quartz pebbles, sloping gently and safe for children.
  • Although it is on a ridge the native trees on all sides offer privacy and a feeling of tranquillity

The property is accessible by road from Linkwater which is on the Picton to Havelock Road ( Queen Charlotte Drive). It is approximately 22 kilometres from the Kenepuru Road turnoff at Linkwater. The area is known for boating, fishing, kayaking and is very safe for swimming. There are seldom many people on the beach which is accessed via the private road and is usually used by only about 5 families. There are many walks in the evirons including the Queen Charlotte walkway which can be accessed from the saddle above Te Mahia Bay ,( ten minutes walk). The saddle also allows access to Waterfall Bay and Mistletoe Bay on Queen Charlotte Sound. There are various options available in the area for launching boats and waterskiing.

There is a motel at Te Mahia which operates a small shop and a cafe. You can admire a slightly different view of the bay and the sound while sipping your coffee. The Portage hotel and restaurant is about 12 kilometres further on down Kenepuru Road and if you do not have a boat there are water taxis available to take you from the Te Mahia jetty to Raetihi Lodge on the other side of the sound for a delicious lunch or dinner. The house is equipped with a stereo system, late model TV set and Sky is available although you would have to supply your own decoder. There is a DVD player and a good selection of DVDs. There is also a selection of reading material although it would be appreciated if no books were removed from the property. In the kitchen there is a soda stream, a microwave, and a bread maker along with the usual kitchen necessities. Arrangements can be made for cleaners at an extra charge although the property is so easy to sweep out and leave clean and tidy that cleaners have not been necessary in the past. There is a vacuum cleaner and the floors can be easily swept and wiped over with a mop. It is a very easy care holiday property! !

Special conditions: Families or couples are preferred as the bedroom arrangements are not suitable for groups of young adults. Smoking is not allowed as there can be a risk of fire during periods of drought. Water also must be used sparingly as the supply is stream water from a spring further up the hill and this can dry up in dry spells. All power and water must be turned off as you leave according to a sheet which will be sent once a booking is made


  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    Double bed with blanket and warm quilt. Dressing table and bedside drawers. Built in Wardrobe. Games are kept in the top of the cupboard. Sheepskin rug.

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 2.

    Primarily used for children, this room has a single bed and bunks with blankets and quilts. The bed has an electric blanket. There is a built in wardrobe used at the moment for storage of garden tools

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Living room

    Other sleeping area

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning $70.00 per stay (required); $50.00 per stay (optional)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak season
20-Jan-17 to 31-Mar-17
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
3 night minimum stay
Low season
01-Apr-17 to 20-Jan-18
$150+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
3 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (5)

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  • Amazing spot - really enjoyed our stay

    Amazing spot - really enjoyed our stay. Would love top come back!

    razza10 new member Jan 2017

  • Great spot

    Great spot. House clean & tidy. Nice views. Very comfortable.

    BrianOl2 100%|2x Sep 2016

  • Great little bach in a wonderful location overlooking the bay

    Great little bach in a wonderful location overlooking the bay. A short walk to a good swimming beach and also to Te Mahia Resort, which does great coffee and snacks. We had a great time.

    samlowery 100%|2x Apr 2016

  • A beautiful quaint property

    A beautiful quaint property. The views and the location is amazing. I'm very happy to recommend this bach and would happily return.

    VannaV56 100%|1x Mar 2016

  • We have stayed in a number of places around the Marlborough Sounds...

    We have stayed in a number of places around the Marlborough Sounds and we really enjoyed our stay at this bach. We would happily stay here again.

    vanell511 100%|1x Jan 2016

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