Lightning Ridge Retreat - Waimarama Holiday Home


Lightning Ridge Drive, Waimarama, Hastings

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  • 8 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi


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 you can unwind in style. With 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 6 guests and an additional set of bunks in the garage that can fit another 2 guests.

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!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 2 King Single Bed
  • Garage (Level 1): 1 Bunk Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Linen included

You’ll be glad to know linen is included in the nightly rate

Special Conditions

This property has a maximum of 6 adults.

You'll be glad to know linen is included in the nightly rates.

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 the garage is a double garage with carpeted floors and it may get cold at night and in the colder months.


  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garage
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Lightning Ridge Retreat

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Stayed April 2022

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

Stayed January 2022

Great spot, the home was very clean and had everything for a relaxing mini break away with beautiful views

Stayed April 2021

Lovely house, we really enjoyed staying there, will definitely go back in the future .

Stayed 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.,

Stayed December 2020

A relaxing holiday. House is well equipped and comfortable. Has beautiful views over Waimarama Bay.

Stayed July 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.

Stayed October 2019

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.

Stayed March 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.

Stayed 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!

Bachcare replied

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!

Stayed February 2019

Spectacular home in excellent location. Recommend for families

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