- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
11 Customer Review(s)
“Its a beautiful home with breathtaking views.”
A short walk to the beach, we really loved our stay here.
A short walk to the beach, we really loved our stay here.- Sheenam, October 2022
“I ll wait until I get a response from Bachcare with their answer to my email, im ...”
I ll wait until I get a response from Bachcare with their answer to my email, im too upset at the moment to post anything or all my social media platforms until I get a reply from Bachcare- Eddie, April 2022
“Great spot, the home was very clean and had everything for a relaxing mini break away with beautiful views”- Rachele, January 2022
“Lovely house, we really enjoyed staying there, will definitely go back in the future .”- Patrice, April 2021
“We have decided that we want to make an annual visit each year.”
Thoroughly enjoyed the house and it's vista. Thank you for a wonderful stay.,- Regina, April 2021
“A relaxing holiday.”
House is well equipped and comfortable. Has beautiful views over Waimarama Bay.- Sue, December 2020
“Lovely property in a quiet area, not far from the beach.”
Lots of amenities from chilling out, visiting places, beaches or just kicking back and enjoying the views. Bachcare do state in the description but note if you are on a break with children getting in a mess there is no washing machine or dryer. Make sure you bring a lot of changes of clothes. Very spacious well laid out area with a BBQ out back, which the children loved. Not toys, bikes, kayaks or anything like that. So make sure you bring your own to keep the children content on a not so good weather day. Netflix is provided but only lasts so long before they all get bored.- Edward, July 2020
“We loved our stay at Lightning Ridge.”
Well appointed, modern property with beautiful views and only a short walk to the beach. A very restful place, perfect for a break away.- Marnie, October 2019
“We had a fantastic weekend away with our friends to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.”
The views were amazing and it was so restful. It felt like we had been away for days.- Bronwyn, March 2019
“Clean, new property with all the comforts of home.”
Loved the view and lounging on the deck listening to the ocean in the morning or at night. Great BBQ area out back too. Beds and pillows were comfy. The one queen bedroom is right off of the living room and separated by a sliding partition that does not fully seal. Tough to sleep in if anyone rises earlier and is in the living room or kitchen. Wouldn't be suitable for a kids room as any noise would easily wake them. Overall liked the place and would go back again. Thank you!- Duane, March 2019
Thank you for your comments Duane! We're delighted that you enjoyed the comforts of this holiday home and its prime location so much! We do take your comments about the sliding door to the queen room and will mention this on the listing so future guests are aware, as well as looking into it on site with our local team. Hope to see you again soon! Property Owner
“Spectacular home in excellent location.”
Recommend for families- Dennis, February 2019
- Bedroom 1: Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom 2: Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom 3: 2 x King Single Beds
- Bathroom 1: Hand Basin, Shower, Toilet
- Bathroom 2: Hand Basin, Shower, Toilet
- Living, Dining
- Oven, Hobs, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Toaster, Kettle
- Heat Pump
- TV, Wi-Fi
- Washing Machine
- Sorry, no smoking
Our linen service will provide all sheets, pillowcases, towels, bath mats, and tea towels for your stay. We’ll also make up the beds for you prior to arrival and strip them down after your departure. Pillows and duvets are provided at the property.
Fall in love with this architecturally designed holiday home with million-dollar views over one of the best beaches in the Hawkes Bay! Lightning Ridge Retreat is a stylish escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to rural serenity, where 6 guests across three rooms can unwind in style. The modern interior is simple and comfortable, leaving all attention focused on the stunning rural scenes and ocean vistas visible from floor-to-ceiling windows. Perfect year-round, Lightning Ridge Retreat has a heat pump on hand for winter, and air-con, BBQ and boat parking for relaxed summer stays. Wake up in holiday heaven in the master bedroom, enjoying ocean views as you sip your morning coffee in bed. Glass doors from all three bedrooms open onto the sunny decking and great outdoor living area facing the bay. Relax and soak in some sunshine from the deck, or head down to beautiful Waimarama Beach, ideal for walking swimming, surfing and fishing. You're just 30 minutes drive to Havelock North, past the famous Craggy Range winery - be sure to grab a bottle to bring home and enjoy as you watch the sunset! Discover your new happy place at Lightning Ridge Retreat!
Please note that one of the queen bedrooms is connected to the living room via a sliding door that may not be suitable for light sleepers.
Please note a bond may be charged at certain times of the year. One of our team members will contact you if this is required for your booking.
About the location
Karamea is the West Coast's Gateway to the Kaurangi National Park, and the start of the Heaphy track, which is one of New Zealand's Great Walks. There are also a number of shorter walkways, including the Nikau Walk, for a taste of the 82 kilometre Heaphy track, without all the effort! Other popular visitor activities include kayaking, white water rafting, helirafting, trout fishing, and exploring the limestone arches and caves of the Oparara Basin.