First Light house Accommodation

Bach or holiday home | Waimarama Beach | #35497

9.6/10 (23 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Eco-Friendly 2016


  • Award Winning Eco Bach
  • Stunning Views from Elevated Lightening Ridge Site

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. The house sleeps six, but ideally we would recommend that young families of 4 or 2 couples will be best suited to the size and sleeping arrangements. But please watch this space as planned additions over the NZ winter 2016 will allow for additional bedrooms and living spaces.

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: Families preferred and Pets allowed only with prior notice and approval.


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

Bed layouts

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)
    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning AND Linen Turnover $125.00 per stay (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Winter Rates
27-Jun-17 to 06-Jul-17
$200/night $200/night
School Holidays
07-Jul-17 to 23-Jul-17
$250/night $275/night
2 night minimum stay
Winter Rates
24-Jul-17 to 27-Sep-17
$200/night $200/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 (23)

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  • Really interesting place to stay with the energy creation/efficient use of technology

    Really interesting place to stay with the energy creation/efficient use of technology. We would recommend staying. Wonderful views, very warm in winter. Great for a couple or a family who get on well. Small space, but well used and functional. Great place. We would say again.

    MaureenKe4 new member Jun 2017

  • A beautifully designed bach with incredible views

    A beautifully designed bach with incredible views.

    NedKelly1010 100%|5x Jun 2017

  • Beautiful hut, clean and tidy

    Beautiful hut, clean and tidy. Awesome views right over Waimarama and only a 2min walk down to the beach.

    MaryjoF4 100%|1x May 2017

  • Amazing little echo bach with beautiful views across Waimarama beach

    Amazing little echo bach with beautiful views across Waimarama beach. Would love to stay again.

    fionan113 100%|19x May 2017

  • Superb home and location

    Superb home and location. Fabulous views.

    DeeMac01 100%|1x May 2017

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