Marlborough Sounds - enjoy the view

Bach or holiday home | Waikawa Bay | #40178

9.9/10 (11 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


The house:

This fully furnished home has spectacular views from almost every room, built with an open plan flow and extensive floor-to-ceiling glass panels.

The top level has combined living, dining and kitchen, opening onto a wooden deck as well as an inner courtyard. The main bedroom is on this level. The lower level has two bedrooms and large bathroom, and there is a common area with a sofa/bed (sleeps 1)

It has a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, and coffee machine. There is coffee tea milk and sugar, and cooking basics - herbs spices olive oil etc.

Linen, towels and fluffy duvets are provided. You'll wallow in luxury. Bathrooms have liquid soap and shampoo.

The house is very eco friendly, and is cosy in winter with underfloor heating.

In summer the house is cooled by utilising natural breezes by cross ventilation.

Although the property has a few stairs, the entire upper level is wheelchair accessible, (contact me for further details).

Contact me for discounts (20%) for periods longer than a week. For longer periods (going to write a book perhaps?) we can discuss further.

Nearby attractions:

Blenheim (30mins drive), the centre of the Marlborough wine-growing area, with over 20 wineries to choose from, and a selection of gourmet dining, bars, artisan food outlets and art galleries.

Nelson, Kaikoura, and the Nelson Lakes National Park are also nearby.

It is a perfect base for vineyard touring, (cellar door tastings, vineyard gourmet lunches).

It is also an ideal location for boat tours, swimming with dolphins, walking, bike tours, and adventure activities.

Or just enjoy the ever-changing unobstructed views from your luxury home base, a perfect place for a truly memorable visit to New Zealand’s South Island.

Getting Around:

Waikawa is 3kms from Picton, which is the terminus for the Inter Island Ferry. Shuttles are available for transport to and from the ferry and the airport in Blenheim.

The nearest shops/cafes/restaurants are in Picton.

One last thing I have never cancelled a booking, so you can be assured of stable travel plans.

Special conditions:

-No smoking

-No parties or events

-May not be safe for infants (Under 2 years), internal stairs

-Please respect our neighbours, no noise after 10:00pm

-People other than those in guest party are not permitted to stay overnight in the property

-Please leave it as tidy as it was when you arrived, a quick sweep out or vacuum would be appreciated, please wash dishes and leave the kitchen clean. The cleaning fee essentially covers laundry and scrubbing toilets and bathrooms etc

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$75.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Double 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 (13)

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  • Wow!! Everything about this property is incredible - the view, the quality...

    Wow!! Everything about this property is incredible - the view, the quality of the property, a fabulous kitchen (great for our Christmas dinner) and the little touches to make your stay perfect. A nice easy walk down to the marina and we even walked into Picton. The property is on a hill which gives it the amazing views. We would definitely stay again. Don’t look any further - book!

    JadeC994 100%|1x Jan 2019

  • Fantastic place to stay, gorgeous views, everything 5 stars

    Fantastic place to stay, gorgeous views, everything 5 stars. The house, kitchen all fitted out nicely, comfortable beds, obviously somewhat modern as one can see, but still manages to have charm. If I was being picky it could use a long bench or something opposite the main bed to set suitcases and/or clothing on, some of us don't bend over to the floor as easily as we used to! I am very glad we stayed here instead of Nelson, drove through Nelson, too big, staying near Picton was a good choice.

    SusanBo18 100%|2x Dec 2018

  • From booking to departure Nigel’s care and attention made the whole process...

    From booking to departure Nigel’s care and attention made the whole process very easy. Rosewarne is everything you could want for a perfect Picton escape. Stunning architecture matched by equally stunning views of Waikawa Bay and beyond you would never tire of. The home is well equipped with ample space for friends/family to gather together for meals but equally offers the opportunity to have your own space. Instructions for the home are well set out and adds to the enjoyment of being there. There is plenty of information on how to make the most of what Marlborough has to offer its visitors both at the house and through Nigel’s email contact prior to our visit. Super comfy beds and welcoming treats in the fridge were appreciated. We loved our time here and will put it at the top of our list to return. Highly won’t be disappointed!

    Bernie C. Nov 2018

  • A short drive from Picton, this property is just outstanding

    A short drive from Picton, this property is just outstanding. There's an amazing view out of nearly every room in the house, but the house itself is also amazing. There is plenty of outdoor space for dining on warmer evening. The kitchen itself is excellent and it adjacent to the dining and living room area. Would stay there again in a heartbeat

    Darryn G. Oct 2018

  • Beautiful house with plenty of room for 7 of us

    Beautiful house with plenty of room for 7 of us. Loved the view and the underfloor heating. Very toasty. Would definitely stay there again.

    GayeD342 100%|3x Jun 2018

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