Spacious, family friendly house with spa perfect for relaxing or adventuring.

Bach or holiday home | Elaine Bay | #5768

9.4/10 (80 ratings)
  • 9 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


This fabulous and spacious family home welcomes you for your next holiday. Perfect for a classic kiwi summer, relaxing on the two large sunny decks with sea views (front) or garden views (fully fenced flat back lawn). Cook all your meals on the front deck barbie - gas bottles included . Large enough for extended families, or cosy for two with the warm log burner and Alpine spa (Whistler model). The house is fully childproof and fenced so even parents can properly relax. Enjoy Sky TV with sports package on the rainy days.

There are three bedrooms with 3 queen and 3 single beds. If the bed configuration doesn't suit, 2 of the rooms (1&2) are so big you can shift mattresses around to put people in different rooms.

Boating and fishing are easy with the nearby gravel launching ramp, with a dock for convenient pick-ups and fuel at the wharf (mobil/credit card). There is parking up our steep drive for boats and cars. For the energetic, there are two beautiful walking tracks minutes away - Piwakawaka winds its way through native bush and ends at a lovely swimming beach. Archers Track passes thru native and pine forest ending up at Penzance Bay - three hours walking, or can be mountain biked. There are kayaks available for hire in Elaine Bay. French Pass is a 40 minute drive away, offering boat charters and wildlife sea safaris as well as breathtaking scenery. Beach and floating jetty directly below the house - 2 minute walk. An ideal base for hunting/fishing/diving or kayaking. Or just relax and enjoy the birdsong whilst admiring the view.

1hr 25min from Nelson, 1hr 40min from Blenhiem, 2hrs from Picton, 50min from Rai Valley and 25min from Okiwi Bay all on a sealed road.

Check out our Guestbook for reviews from many happy customers. We are constantly upgrading and improving this property - we love staying in our second home and hope you will too!

Pets welcome but strictly outside only. Please do let us know if you are bringing a furry friend.

Linen is unfortunately not available for hire. Please bring sheets/pillowcases/towels. We provide duvets, pillows, tea towels, bath mats, and small hand towels.

Child-friendly with highchair, cot, fire guard and stairs gate always available. Toys and books in their own lounge nook.

Excellent Spark reception at the house for using mobile data. No landline or wi-fi sorry. Vodafone reception available at the top of the Elaine Bay hill (3 minutes drive).

If you don't require credit card payment facilities, we have our house listed with another Holiday Homes website that doesn't charge the same amount of fees......


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • Spa pool
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed


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*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 (146)

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  • This was our second stay at this fantastic house

    This was our second stay at this fantastic house. We loved it! So close to the beaches and walking tracks with lovely views. The house is fully equipped, has everything you need. Will be back again one day for sure!

    Michelle F. Feb 2019

  • The house was exactly what we needed post-tramp

    The house was exactly what we needed post-tramp. It had all the amenities, plus views for days! Great communication with Gabrielle and easy to follow directs to Elaine Bay. Would definitely recommend.

    Brandi F. Jan 2019

  • We really enjoyed our stay

    We really enjoyed our stay. Clear directions and easy access. Warm, comfortable two storey house with lots of quiet spaces to enjoy, including gardens and decking. Plenty of room/bedding arrangement options for our group of 6 adults. We made the most of the well-equiped kitchen, large dining table, barbecue and dishwasher. Plenty of fridge and freezer space if you were booked for a longer stay. The spa was warm and inviting with a great view - perfect for our weekend away. Elaine Bay was calm and quiet, with plenty of easy walking options. We would definitely recommend staying here.

    Leigh M. Nov 2018

  • Great Kiwi bach in a stunning location overlooking the sounds

    Great Kiwi bach in a stunning location overlooking the sounds. Spa pool was awesome and the house had everything we could have wanted, Thanks!

    Peter D. Oct 2018

  • Absolutely beaut place! Well equip with everything you need, will definitely love...

    Absolutely beaut place! Well equip with everything you need, will definitely love to stay again!

    njelinek 100%|1x Jul 2018

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