First Light house Accommodation

Bach or holiday home | Waimarama Beach | #35497

9.5/10 (34 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)
  • SKY TV ® - BYO card
  • Special events venue
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

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]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder Season
13-Dec-17 to 14-Dec-17
$300/night $325/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
15-Dec-17 to 02-Feb-18
$375/night $400/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
03-Feb-18 to 30-Apr-18
$300/night $325/night
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
01-May-18 to 31-Aug-18
$250/night $275/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Sep-18 to 13-Dec-18
$300/night $325/night
2 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 (34)

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  • Beautiful location

    Beautiful location. Hope to return :)

    AmberMa12 new member Dec 2017

  • Lovely quiet bach with gorgeous views and great outdoor areas

    Lovely quiet bach with gorgeous views and great outdoor areas. Perfect for a couple. A beautiful part of NZ.

    StephenBl6 new member Dec 2017

  • Amazing stay, beautifully positioned on the top of a lovely perch

    Amazing stay, beautifully positioned on the top of a lovely perch. The view was and Is absolutely beautiful. House had everything we needed! Loved how there was DVDs and music, board games and an outside bathroom. Great entertainment for those late nights :) we highly would recommend this to anyone looking to relax, take in the the fresh air with a view to boot! Also the beach was just a brief walk down the driveway :)

    Rach33c 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • The bach was very comfortable and we would've loved to stay longer

    The bach was very comfortable and we would've loved to stay longer.

    nickie447 100%|2x Oct 2017

  • Great location

    Great location. Very interesting house. Warm, comfortable and clean. Enjoyed our stay.

    SueM7376 100%|5x Sep 2017

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