Delightful house close to beach with superb views

Bach or holiday home | Te Mahia | #33056

9.1/10 (16 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 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. Bookings should be for 3 nights minimum . In summer, 5 nights.


  • 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


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $75.00 per stay (required); $50.00 per stay (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low season
22-Apr-18 to 31-May-18
$150+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
3 night minimum stay
Peak season
01-Jun-18 to 05-Jun-18
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
3 night minimum stay
Low season
06-Jun-18 to 20-Oct-18
$150+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
3 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
21-Oct-18 to 22-Apr-19
$180+/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (16)

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  • We loved the location

    We loved the location. Great access to Queen Charlotte track for biking and walking and Annette let us take our small family dog which was wonderful. Gorgeous small beach metres from the driveway and the local resort had a shop for milk and icecreams and other essentials like espresso coffee!

    Mtvicgirl 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • The bach and property is idyllic in its location, overlooking the sounds

    The bach and property is idyllic in its location, overlooking the sounds. It enjoys sun all day and it is only a 5 min stroll to a very pretty beach, which we had nearly to ourselves during our 3 week stay. Be aware though that the last bit up to the house is rather steep. It was possible to swim any time of the day whatever the tide. The bach is very tastefully furnished and comfortable. There are not many dog-walking options in the area apart from along the road and the small private beach.

    VerenaGr1 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • Wonderful place

    Wonderful place

    PatrickCh3 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • Lovely well equipped house close to a safe swimming beach

    Lovely well equipped house close to a safe swimming beach. We had a great family holiday. Thank you!

    RuthC756 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • The location is 5 star and more as the views r stunning

    The location is 5 star and more as the views r stunning. The bach is a typical nz bach not a luxury residence.

    LeanneFi1 100%|3x Jan 2018

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