First Light house Accommodation

Bach or holiday home | Waimarama Beach | #35497

9.5/10 (48 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Eco-Friendly 2016


  • Award Winning Eco Bach
  • Stunning Views from Elevated Lightening Ridge Site
  • Amazing Indoor / Outdoor flow

You can now stay in the global award winning First Light House on a fabulous site overlooking the sweep of Waimarama Beach in Hawke’s Bay. This much awarded eco home, designed and built by University of Victoria architectural students, went on display in Wellington, then it was shipped to Washington to compete in an international competition where it won first place in engineering, second for architecture and third place overall . Now this sassy solar home of the future has been permanently sited on Lightning Ridge overlooking the white sands of Waimarama Beach , a twenty minute scenic drive from Havelock North in Hawke’s Bay.

The First Light House combines energy efficiency with architectural excellence. It’s quite simply a beautiful home to stay in, while being sustainable with loads of smart technology built into the much admired house.

The house has amazing indoor – outdoor flow with more than 100 metres of decks overlooking the beautiful surf beach . With sweeping views down to Cape Kidnappers and out to sea to Bare Island, the location is special, perfect for such a special house.

If you are looking for a holiday or short break in a green, clean lovely bach, The First Light House is ready to take bookings.

Special conditions: Although the clever design allows for more sleeping we've designated that it's optimal hosting is for couples - please contact owner directly to seek arrangements outside of this.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Special events venue
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x King bed


Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen.
  • Extras: Cleaning and Linen $125.00 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]

*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 (48)

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  • Lovely house and gorgeous views!

    Lovely house and gorgeous views!

    Silentpictures 100%|2x Apr 2018

  • The location is stunning and the home is really interesting for those...

    The location is stunning and the home is really interesting for those of you who are into architecture. Would definitely recommend.

    BrianCu4 100%|5x Apr 2018

  • A simply stunning location, and the bach was a brilliant design

    A simply stunning location, and the bach was a brilliant design. The modern design is starting to show signs of normal wear and tear - and the property owner is doing a great job at addressing this. A nearly perfect property that we would thoroughly recommend.

    skc333 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • First Light is an amazingly designed eco haven in a simply stunning...

    First Light is an amazingly designed eco haven in a simply stunning spot. If you want to leave the beach its only a short 20-25 trip back into Havelock North and all those vineyards. Book It!

    MichelleRo10 100%|5x Mar 2018

  • Great location, very nice house

    Great location, very nice house. Good views over the beach. Quiet neighbours.

    JosephPC2 100%|4x Mar 2018

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