First Light house Accommodation

Bach or holiday home | Waimarama Beach | #35497

9.5/10 (42 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
21-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 14-Dec-18
$300/night $325/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
15-Dec-18 to 21-Feb-19
$325/night $350/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 (42)

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  • Great location, with a lovely view

    Great location, with a lovely view. The story of the house is fascinating. Perfect for a couple. Very comfortable. The wet areas need consideration as the bathroom smells musty, and tha kitchen needs a few odds and ends, for example a sharp knife. Both comments really are nit picking as it’s a lovely home.

    richis288 100%|10x Feb 2018

  • Very funky bach that suited its environment and all our needs

    Very funky bach that suited its environment and all our needs . We had a great stay A perfect spot to kick back and relax!

    Heidimc1 100%|83x Feb 2018

  • Lovely views over that wonderful beach as it’s set high above Maimarima

    Lovely views over that wonderful beach as it’s set high above Maimarima. Great place for a couple and rather unique .

    ChrisJo34 new member Feb 2018

  • The First Light House is a special place

    The First Light House is a special place. Unique in many ways. Very comfortable with truly amazing views.

    richis288 100%|10x Jan 2018

  • What a magic place - we loved staying here, we had everything...

    What a magic place - we loved staying here, we had everything we needed including amazing views. Can't wait to return!

    MrsERJ 100%|1x Jan 2018

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