Beautiful Bach for Two, with little beach

Bach or holiday home | Waikawa Bay | #8560

9.7/10 (110 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


Maybe booked

  • 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

*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 (149)

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  • Beautiful little bach, it had been carefully and sympathetically updated so that...

    Beautiful little bach, it had been carefully and sympathetically updated so that it was comfortable but kept its vintage feel. We loved the location perched above the sea, and we enjoyed listening to birds on and watching seals swimming across the bay. We really didn’t want to leave!

    Angie_Deakin 100%|13x May 2018

  • Cozy wee character bach

    Cozy wee character bach. Great to chill out and escape. Kayaking was really fun. You need footwear for the beach.

    HarryK81 new member Apr 2018

  • Very nice little bach

    Very nice little bach. Awesome views and the little private beach just topped it off. We loved our stay there!

    CaSie 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • Amazing little bach with gorgeous views

    Amazing little bach with gorgeous views. This bach has everything you need. Not too far from picton town either. Would definitely stay again

    EdenB162 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • What a lovely kiwi Bach - clean and tidy and absolutely everything...

    What a lovely kiwi Bach - clean and tidy and absolutely everything you may need! Peaceful and quiet, and so much fun watching the ships and boats go by. Gorgeous vie

    LaurieSh4 new member Feb 2018

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