Testimonials

"What a great bach with beautiful breathtaking views. A real experience for our overseas visitors & ourselves. Would definitely recommend & return again."

, Neill

"This is an excellent location. It is 10 minutes from Anakiwa. Great for mountain biking and walking. There is a kayak and bike hire place on the corner. This property is great for families or several couples with the three bathrooms and big living areas"

, Graeme

"What an awesome home for an amazing holiday, Thank you to Sounds Great and the owners"

, John

"Very prompt with communication. The Bach was perfect and we had a great time. Awesome views and very accommodating for our needs. Thanks!!"

, Emily

"The team at Sounds Great were super helpful and awesome!! Totally reccommend"

, Ruth

"We just loved this wonderful spot in the sounds!! What a fantastic location, we enjoyed using the canoes, we loved the lovely deck we could eat out on. The home was so well appointed with great appliances, and fantastic comfortable beds, a real lovely place for a family!! Thanks so much for sharing this great place with us!!"

, Sally

"Excellent communication to all of our queries. Professional, knowledge about the area and a pleasure to work with!"

, Jenny

"An amazing region to explore and we had an extremely relaxing holiday. Thanks"

, Paul

"What a magical spot it is here! We have had a wonderful time and endeavour to come back. Thank you to Sounds Great and the house owners. It's been amazing."

, Kirst

"An amazing location and authentic bach experience. The bach is very comfortable and has fantastic late afternoon sun and a wonderful view of the bay; plenty of tuis and wood pigeons as well. We appreciated the use of the kayaks and the bbq."

, Rowena

"We had a fantastic time staying on board the foxy lady. Bruce and Susan are great hosts. Will stay with them again if we have the opportunity. Highly recommended!!"

, Kham

"The Foxy Lady is amazing and I had the most relaxing time. It was so neat being able to stay on a boat. Thanks Bruce and Susanne, you rock."

, Nini

"This house was perfect for a family get-together. Well appointed, clean, congenial and roomy for a large group. The spacious deck was a good place to relax. We appreciated being able to have a dog on the property outside the house for an extra fee. The children loved walking down to the water's edge - playing there in the mud at low tide turned out to be a real highlight for them and the dog! They had a swim at high tide. Good walking tracks nearby too. Highly recommended, we have very good memories of our long weekend at here."

, Royce

"Great place for a large family gathering. With a large upper floor living area, wood burner and games we enjoyed our days in spite of less than favorable weather. All as promised apart from no welcome instructions re. Rubbish disposal etc. Kirchen had all basics, large oven, hobbs, and plenty of room to store and prepare food. Extra fridge storage in garage would have been a bonus had we needed it. Large deck was great."

, Lissie

"Very modern, clean home with comfortable beds, amazing views and great heating. Everything was perfect. Would definitely stay again! Bach manager very helpful with a couple of questions we had."

, Jillian Oct 17

"• A wonderful family bach well equipped with everything you need - a real home from home.
• The view from the property was amazing and it was great to sit and relax on the deck in the comfy armchairs
• Good to have a mooring
• Having Sky Sport meant we didn't miss out on the cricket!
• Can't wait to come back
• Hire of linen good value for money and it's a nice touch having beds made on our arrival with nice crisp white sheets
• Frith was great to deal with and had good knowledge of the property
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, Lynne

"A quick thanks for arranging our accommodation last weekend at the perfect spot.
We had an awesome weekend, it’s a lovely spot you guys have there.

We are keen to rent it again sometime.
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, Pete

""Great Location and perfect bach for families.""

, Simone, Jan 18

""Dealing with Frith it's been always easy and she sorted all my queries. Great""

, Simone, Jan 18

"Awesome location, very private and definitely a fabulous place to chill and relax. Very comfortable beds with plenty of extra bedding should you need it. Large securely fenced deck with a large outdoor table and gas bbq makes outdoor entertaining easy. Will definitely return again."

, Heather, Feb 2017

"Hi Frith, Bruce and Susanne

We had a fabulous time at the Perfect Spot. The house is so spacious and well appointed. We really enjoyed spending time in your fantastic garden, swimming in the sheltered cove, and popping across to the lodge for coffee. Thanks for all your help in organising and making it work smoothly for us. We hope to come again soon.

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, Richard, Nelson

"We would like to thank you Frith and Carmen for all your help in making our trip so memorable and such a great experience. We had a large group trying to make a booking somewhat last minute and being in contact with sounds great holiday homes was the best decision we could have made. We were immediately provided with exceptional service which continued throughout the duration of our stay including going the extra mile to help when our water taxi booking was compromised. Our Bach was perfect for us and we all had the best time. Can't wait to visit again!"

, Lorna Jan 2019

"We really enjoyed staying in this cozy property with its stunning views, great location and endless birdsong. The house had everything we needed and had a nice feeling to it. We enjoyed the water access and kayaking on the sound & Queen Charlotte track was an easy drive to get to. Bird watching and listening was awesome from the decking as well as the views. Communication from Frith the property manager was great. We really enjoyed our stay!"

, Summer M, Oct 2019

"Lovely open plan modern home. Great for family groups."

, Denelle, Nov 19

"Beautiful location and very nice house. Super close to queen charlotte trail. The host Frith was very helpful with information and support.”"

, Simon, Dec 19

"Five friends and I had a glorious stay at this beautiful spot. Gorgeous view from the deck, easy to use kitchen with all the little things you need, ready to go! We spent one day at the nearby Pelorus Bridge - highly recommended spot for swimming. Great communication - Thanks for having us!"

, Miriam, Dec 19

"Lovely place - perfect for our family get together. 10/10"

, Lynette Oct 19

"We had an absolutely amazing stay at Carols place. The view, hospitality and overall experience was 10/10!! Thanks soo much for having us :)
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, Katelyn Jan 19

"'Lovely, cozy, modern & fun house located near the picturesque lakes of Marlborough Sounds! A piece of paradise! Lots of space for 11 of us! Beds were very comfy, kitchen was well equipped! Loved the games room... immediately, the kids & adults alike were awed by the games room that provided immense entertainment, fun & laughter with the dart board, snooker table & the mini fuseball table! We had a wonderful time here in the lovely & beautiful Marlborough Sounds! Frith, the property manager was great to deal with! Awesome place to stay in Marlborough Sounds!'"

, Gina Dec 19

"Awesome spot, great locations and house for families."

, Blair, Dec 19

"A lovely restful house with great indoor outdoor flow. Suits several families away together. Kayaks a bonus that we used and house very well equipped. "

, Jean, Jan 2020

"The Bach was in a perfect location and lovely and spacious and light. 5 minutes walk and we could be on the walkway which goes all the way to Picton, approximately 18 kms. We used it everyday to go to the Momorangi bay camp where family were camping, took us only 25 mins to walk there. We had perfect weather too."

, Carol, Jan 2020

"Was amazing location beautiful views from the property."

, William, Jan 2020

"Lovely open plan modern home. Great for family groups

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, Roy, Jan 2020

"The photos of this place do not do it justice. It's a lovely, clean and tidy kiwi bach which was home to our family over the Christmas period. We had two young children in the house (9mth who had just started crawling and a 3 year old) and found it very comfortable and safe."

, Leah, Jan 2020

"A truly wonderful and beautiful part of the world.. Batch more than served its purpose. Views to die for. Frith great to deal with. "

, Gerry, Jan 2020

"'Millard House is great! We’ll be back!! It was great to be able to walk to the edge of the yard to launch the canoe or kayak. It was very quiet. The sunsets were stunning. The Link track through native bush went past the property. Our group had tons of room and really enjoyed staying in this little piece of paradise.'"

, Marg, Feb 2020

"'Stunning views from the deck of this charming house ....well worth the drive ....so peaceful .... just rest, relaxation and rejuvenation ! Wish we could have stayed longer .'"

, Wendy Feb 2020

"This is a lovely family Bach, the view is spectacular and the location is ideal for walking and peace and quiet. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are a little cramped and were hot overnight. We didn’t use the kayak because it looked too difficult to take down and get back up again. I wouldn't recommend this for older people or very young children because the stairs to the bedrooms are very steep, a bit like a ladder but as we didn’t spend much time indoors it was fine for us. The laundry and kitchen both had everything we needed and the hotel/ bar at Portage also did a great lunch."

, Penny, Feb 2020

"Yes, we certainly did enjoy our time at Pukenui – it was a very comfortable and well-equipped house, in a beautiful, peaceful location which was SO relaxing and much-needed, but not too far from supplies etc in Havelock.
We loved the wee pathways in the surrounding bush and having birds all around – very lucky with the weather too.
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, Brent, Feb 2020

"Great house in a wonderful location with a private beach, what more could you want!"

, Vicky, Feb 2020

"Lovely clean inviting home
The ultimate relaxation location
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, Adrian, March 2020

"An oldie but a goodie. Comfortable beds, lovely views and setting. Great for the family for a couple of days.

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, Ben Oct 2020

"Fantastic traditional kiwi bach. Great quiet location looking out onto the sounds, handy boat launch just below the house. Furniture is dated but that adds to the charm, well appointed with everything you need for a relaxing break. Great communication from Frith, will be back again for longer next time!"

, Tracey, Dec 2020

"A comfortable kiwi bach just minutes from town but feels like you transported to nature's paradise. The property is well equipped, clean and very homely. The Tui and Quail have made the garden their home, just beautiful.
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, Sharon

"'This was the perfect spot for our large family to gather for Xmas. Beautiful and peaceful setting. Also much apppreciated the Christmas tree that was bought in for us. Great Kiwibach.' "

, Erin Dec 2020

"We had a lovely stay. Great communication with the owners. House clean and tidy, plenty of room and nice and close to Portage itself. We enjoyed some lovely swims at the beach and some lovely walks. I would highly recommend"

, Jill Dec 2020

"The bach was a perfect size for two families consisting of four adults and four children. The deck of the property was amazing and safe for our 1 year old and the views were incredible. The bach was clean and the linen and towels provided were clean and of high quality. The beach at the bottom of the property had fairly sharp shells so we couldn't let the children play there but the fact that we could launch the boat meant it wasn't hard to find a child friendly beach. We stayed a week but wished it had been longer.

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, Jessica, Dec 2020

"Thank you, we had a blast and what a great piece of Paradise.
We will be back I am sure.
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, Dean, Jan 2021

"Great place, views and bird sounds are incredible. Short walk down to the private beach."

, Dan Jan 2021

"Great location, and all that anyone could need for a relaxing holiday. More beach access for all day would have been great but all in all a delightful place to stay.

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, Don Jan 2021

"Thank you, loved our stay and would love to come back one day "

, Sabine, Jan 2021

"Wonderful stay in a great bach. Amazing views from the deck. Outdoor sink for filleting the fish was an awesome touch.



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, Anna, Feb 2021

"We had the most amazing time. The house is lovely and comfortable. The games room was fun. We collected cockles on the beach. Plenty of space for a large group or family. Thank you for sharing this piece of paradise "

, Birgit, Feb 2021