Bach or holiday home | Kaiteriteri | #33763

9.3/10 (30 ratings)
  • 9 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Secluded and sheltered pool area, catches all day sun, that turns into a magical evening setting.
  • You'll love the pool area, here the sound of the waterfall soothes & afternoon drifts into evening.

Penguins Nest is a very private property, sheltered by lush grounds of beautiful shrubs and flowers. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac but only minutes away from all the amenities. Completely re-furbished & renovated in time for summer 2015/16. It retains the charm and character of a loved family home. First time, ever offered as an exclusive holiday stay. Named after the Little Blue penguins that regularly nest under the garden shed !

From the garden a winding path leads down through the bush to Tapu Bay a lovely sandy beach, warm & safe to swim, with flounder, cockles & mussels for a feed Then caves and interesting rock pools for the kids and great fishing off the point too. House and garden views are spectacular, ever changing as the tide laps gently at the golden sand. A peaceful cul-de-sac of trees and bird-life. Yet only a stone’s throw from the bustle of Kaiteriteri. Here you'll find water-sports, mini-golf, a health spa with vegetarian dining, a couple more excellent restaurants and water-taxi’s that can whisk you to the Abel Tasman Park.

A Mountain Bike Park and the Taste Tasman Cycle Trail on the doorstep, follows the coast from Nelson to Kaiteriteri. Golf at several courses around the region. Motueka, has 2 cinemas, a great choice of leisure shops, two supermarkets, with many tasty restaurants & cafes. The coast and rivers provide excellent sea or trout fishing.

A visit to Golden Bay is a must, enjoy the lovely, old style town of Takaka. Just beyond town is Pupu Springs, the largest fresh-water spring in the southern hemisphere. Before you reach Takaka, hang a left, to catch a salmon at Anatoki Salmon Farm, the café will smoke your catch in a choice of styles. Spend a while at Wharariki Beach, it's huge caves, sand dunes and rock formations, are one of our favourite spots. If you’re lucky you’ll see baby seals playing in the rock pools. After a busy day sightseeing you can come home to relax in a really lovely home, pour a wine and swim in the pool.

Special conditions: The house is fitted out with beds for 9 people but an extra person may be accommodated on a sofa bed. A further 7 beds are available in our adjoining property, The Beech House, please enquire 021 02361049 On leaving the property guests are expected to leave the property reasonably tidy. Our cleaning service only operates on changeover day in between guests occupancy. If you have an extended stay we can arrange for someone to come in on a weekly basis to clean for a $140 charge


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Austrian Beds

    2 x Single bed

  • Bay View

    2 x Single bed

  • Fig Tree

    1 x Single bed

  • New Zealand

    1 x Queen bed


    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Last minute bookings: 15% off for stays over the next 7 nights

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 5 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

*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 (30)

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  • Amazing property! Spacious, comfortable, great for sharing with another family and great...

    Amazing property! Spacious, comfortable, great for sharing with another family and great for kids! Gorgeous views and lots to do nearby. Beach is steps away and Kayaks available with house. Highly recommend!

    Crystal570 100%|5x Apr 2018

  • Lovely spacious house great location

    Lovely spacious house great location.

    alison389 100%|8x Apr 2018

  • Couldn't have found a more comfortable or satisfactory house for 4 couples...

    Couldn't have found a more comfortable or satisfactory house for 4 couples to have a 76th birthday get-together. It was cosy and warm for the cooler weather, and cool and airy when hot outside. Masses of books to choose from if we ran out of conversation!! Disappointed that the weather wasn't quite hot enough to heat the water in the gorgeous pool - but lovely to sit beside it for evening drinks and nibbles.

    linddd979 100%|9x Apr 2018

  • Great house for an extended family holiday

    Great house for an extended family holiday. Plenty of room for everyone.

    DebR9887 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • Property was awesome

    Property was awesome. Lovely views of the sea. A long walk to Kaiteriteri Beach and roads have no footpaths.

    AnneCa19 new member Feb 2018

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