Mahakipawa Arm

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5 People

2 Bathroom

3 Bedrooms

2 Queen

2 Bunks

Child Friendly

Pet Friendly


Take a digital holiday and walk through tranquil gardens right to the water’s edge where your kayak or dinghy awaits. Or just stay warm and enjoy the view in this classic homely kiwi bach where everyone’s welcome, including your pets

This retro kiwi bach has an old school interior and is set in mature gardens which run right to the water’s edge. Handy to Havelock, this house sleeps eight and is the ideal spot for relaxing, bird watching, fishing, boating and kayaking.
Just thirty minutes away from vineyards such as Nautilus, Forrest Estate, Framingham and Hunters. The nearby Pelorus River is an ideal swimming spot and was one of the locations for the filming of the Hobbit movie.

Other Information

Sky TV, all bed, bath and kitchen linen and your departure clean is included in your rental.
The house is all electric, with microwave in the kitchen, fridge/freezer and standard sized electric stove. The kitchen opens out onto a sitting room with a TV, DVD and CD players. Off the sitting room is the deck with a gas BBQ and table with views over the water. There are two bathrooms and laundry with a washing machine.

This property welcomes pets. It has an enclosed balcony but no fencing around the property. They are to stay outside unless agreed upon with us. There are policies and extra costs related to this.

Nelson City and airport are 1.5 hours away Blenheim is 40 minutes’ drive. Picton and ferry terminals 40 minutes’ drive. Havelock with shops, restaurants and bars is 10 minutes away by car.

Marlborough produces around 80 percent of NZ wines, notably Sauvignon Blanc. Marlborough is also home to The Queen Charlotte Track and many other superb walking and mountain bike tracks. There are many options for kayaking, boat cruises and eco tours throughout Marlborough. Call in on your way through Tasman, Abel Tasman National Park, West Coast, St Arnaud, Nydia Bay, French Pass, D’Urville or other Cook Strait adventure.

  • Microwave
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Electric Oven
  • Log burner
  • BBQ
  • Fridge
  • Stereo
  • DVD player
  • Deck
  • Firewood supplied


  • Bedroom One
  • - Queen
  • Bedroom Two
  • - Queen
  • Bedroom Three
  • - Single bunk set
  • - Single bunk set

Room Prices

Off peak $239.00 per night All bed, bath and kitchen linen plus your departure clean included in your rental.
Peak $260.00 per night All bed, bath and kitchen linen plus your departure clean included in your rental.

4 night minimum stay between 22 Dec and 2 Jan
We can provide WIFI internet at this property in conjunction with Netspeed. Minimum cost of $150 for 120Gb and $300 bond for the router. More data can be arranged.

Pets are charged at $5 per day and refundable bond of $200.


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


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


"• 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


"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

"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

"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

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


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.
December 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.


Jessica, Dec 2020

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

Dean, Jan 2021

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


Anna, Feb 2021