Historic Villa with Arresting Views

Bach or holiday home | Pelorus Sound | #35268

9.8/10 (11 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Panoramic Views Across the Pelorus Sound
  • Historic Villa - well appointed, close to CBD
  • Water Access, paddle in the Sound or Kayak around the Estuary

As Havelock was being established, Pioneer Lodge was built by one of the Township’s Founding Families. After a sympathetic refurbishment this property now offers well-appointed accommodations that match the views over the Pelorus Sound. Up to six people can enjoy the three bedrooms and if you need more space there is an independent cottage on the property that can accommodate a further 2 guests (please check for availability).

And if you wander the five minutes to the village you will find restaurants, cafes, a gallery, information centre, kayak tours, green lip mussel cruise, ships chandler (with boat hire), museum, tennis courts, 4Square, bowling club, Havelock Marina & launching ramp, bird watching, walkways,

Explore a little further out and you will discover the Pelorus River where parts of the ‘Hobbit’ movies were filmed, Canvastown where the rush of gold attracted people to the area, to the west is Nelson, to the East is Blenheim and in almost every direction you will find the fine grapes of Marlborough being processed into delicious portions for you to taste or take home. Picton has a combination movie theatre and aquarium and is especially irresistible to the children. Marlborough offers hunting and fishing in the surrounding areas.

Other Features

Kayaks x 2 and the beach to launch them

Off-street parking

Less than an hour to Nelson or Picton

30 minutes to Blenheim Airport

Havelock Medical Centre


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO card
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x King single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Master

    1 x King bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included); baby cot FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
My Tariff
21-Apr-18 to 21-Jul-18
$210+/night $210+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;

*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 (11)

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  • A lovely old house in a great location in Havelock

    A lovely old house in a great location in Havelock. The house was very clean with a very comfortable master bed, and a great shower. Access to the kayaks/beach looked rather tricky - down a steep bank with no defined pathway.

    JimG3276 100%|3x Mar 2018

  • Location excellent, lovely home with equally lovely garden

    Location excellent, lovely home with equally lovely garden. The big french doors open the inside to the outside so it's like a pavilion in warm weather. Very quiet location, can walk to everything.

    aliswn55 100%|7x Jan 2018

  • A great house for a family to stay in

    A great house for a family to stay in. Lots of room, really well appointed, tastefully decorated. Our children loved the kids rooms. Gorgeous views. Excellent spot to base yourself for exploring the region. Couldn’t fault it.

    tamste974 100%|5x Jan 2018

  • As a family of 6 staying we were very comfortable and there...

    As a family of 6 staying we were very comfortable and there was plenty of room for us all. The accommodation is well appointed and had all the necessities we needed for our stay. A beautiful location and views across the bay. Highly recommended.

    Musabi78 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • Beautiful villa with incredible views

    Beautiful villa with incredible views. Worth a visit

    BorijanM 100%|3x Nov 2017

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