Beautiful Bach for Two, with little beach

Bach or holiday home | Waikawa Bay | #8560

9.7/10 (100 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Amazing setting with fantastic views
  • Handy for Queen Charlotte Track, boat trips, wineries

If you are looking for somewhere in the Marlborough Sounds where you can enjoy the simple pleasures of peace, natural surroundings, stunning views, and a comfortable nest where you can relax and unwind, Cariad is your kind of place.

With stunning views and a little beach, Cariad offers a secluded hideaway just five kilometres from Picton with easy access to the Sounds, the Queen Charlotte Track, ferries and wineries. The simple, weatherboard bach is over fifty years old, well maintained and very comfortable in all seasons. It has been sensitively brought up to date whilst retaining the traditional Kiwi bach atmosphere reminiscent of those long, lazy holidays of childhood. It has a great ‘retro’ feel, is fully insulated, has a heat pump, lots of hot water and top quality bed linen.

North facing with all day sun and set amongst native bush, the bach comprises a living/dining room, a kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom and a balcony with table and chairs. A path meanders down to a little beach, a good spot to sit and read, launch the kayaks for a paddle around the bay or take a dip. There are two bicycles for guest use.

Cariad is a place to wind down and relax. There is no TV but there is a well stocked bookcase, a variety of indoor games and a CD player with i-Pod facility and a selection of music to choose from. There is a phone and broadband email access.

The bach has a file with lots of information about things to do and see in the area, places to eat, shopping and transport or we can provide you with information before you arrive.

Special conditions: No smoking inside or outside as the bach is set in bush. Single or couple only. There is no extra bed. Path to beach is well formed and has a good handrail but it quite steep, so not suitable for anyone not too steady on their feet. This is definitely not a party venue!


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes public holidays.

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 5 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak 2017
25-Nov-17 to 31-Mar-18
$230/night $230/night
3 night minimum stay
01-Apr-18 to 31-May-18
$220/night $220/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 (139)

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  • The Bach is awesome

    The Bach is awesome. It has a great location, a fantastic view and lots of charm.

    MollySt1 new member Nov 2017

  • Lovely property in a wonderful, picturesque location

    Lovely property in a wonderful, picturesque location. Very quaint Bach with everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing stay.

    BruceGordon new member Sep 2017

  • Fantastic little Bach with stunning views out over the water

    Fantastic little Bach with stunning views out over the water. Beautifully decorated and has eveything you need. The extras like use of kayaks add an extra special touch. Picton is only 5 minutes drive away, I would recommend visiting this area to anyone. Would definitely love to stay at Cariad bach again in the summer months!

    LindsaySi3 100%|5x Jul 2017

  • The cutest little bach with the most stunning view

    The cutest little bach with the most stunning view. Well equiped with everything we needed plus more. Would love to stay again

    lisard493 100%|5x Jun 2017

  • Beautiful views, lovely warm relaxing place

    Beautiful views, lovely warm relaxing place. It so quiet being a bay or so away from Picton. Just Beautiful

    JoannaH4 100%|1x May 2017

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