First Light house Accommodation

Bach or holiday home | Waimarama Beach | #35497

9.5/10 (50 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Eco-Friendly 2016


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 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.

Extras: Cleaning and Linen (Optional, NZ$125.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (50)

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  • A great little house, we had a restful holiday

    A great little house, we had a restful holiday. I was recovering from a knee replacement 3 weeks earlier. Easy access and a comfortable bed. Thsnks

    AnnieSa2 new member Aug 2018

  • Best eco bach to spend a weekend!

    Best eco bach to spend a weekend!

    LucyS882 100%|1x Jul 2018

  • 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

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