First Light house Accommodation

Bach or holiday home | Waimarama Beach | #35497

9.5/10 (31 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 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
  • 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 six 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

    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 $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
18-Oct-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 18-Apr-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 (31)

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  • 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%|1x Oct 2017

  • Great location

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

    SueM7376 100%|5x Sep 2017

  • We had a wonderful weekend stay in stunning surroundings and the weather...

    We had a wonderful weekend stay in stunning surroundings and the weather excelled itself for us. Would certainly recommend this cool Eco Bach for a romantic stay.

    SallySm1 100%|2x Sep 2017

  • A very special bach in a picture perfect location

    A very special bach in a picture perfect location.

    leigin109 100%|6x Aug 2017

  • Wonderful location

    Wonderful location. The views are stunning. The house is so cosy and quiet. A joy to come home to. We had 2 nights where it was only 4 degrees, the house only needed the odd burst of extra heating. We wish we had that kind of energy efficiency in our own house. Would recommend anyone interested in sustainable technology spend time there. It's well worth it.

    LesleyKB 100%|3x Aug 2017

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