Serene Sounds - Anakiwa Holiday Home

Tirimoana Terrace, Anakiwa, Marlborough Sounds

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  • 10 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Pet Friendly Outdoor Only


Serene Sounds is a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom Anakiwa holiday home in the Marlborough Sounds. Set on a tranquil, spacious section, this private haven is the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle and admire the view!

This 2 storey Anakiwa holiday home includes sunny open plan living upstairs. The well presented interior is the perfect backdrop to your laid back getaway, with a fireplace for cosy winter nights... Sky TV is on hand for any indoor days. When the weather is warmer, unwind on the deck and gaze at the bush and sea vistas - this is the ultimate perch to dine al fresco and soak up the sun and fresh air!

Upstairs at this Anakiwa accommodation, bedroom 1 has a queen bed, while bedroom 2 includes a king bed. Downstairs, bedroom 3 is fitted with a king bed, and bedroom 4 has a single bunk set plus a queen bed. A sofa bed is also available in the lounge when required - this is an easy option for couples and family groups, with 2 bathrooms - one on each floor.

When you are not enjoying the beautiful section, set out on adventure - there are an array of fantastic bays and beaches to visit. Plus, Havelock is a 20 minute drive way, Picton is a 30 minute drive away, and Blenheim is just under an hour away...

You refreshing escape starts here, welcome to Serene Sounds!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 King Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 King Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed, 1 Bunk Bed
  • Lounge (Level 1): 1 Sofa Bed

Bathroom Configuration

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

Pet Friendly

Yes Outside only.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $23 for up to two pets will apply.

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

As there is an unfenced stream next to the property, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure there are safe around water

Please note cell phone reception may be limited.

There is a dog kennel available for use at Serene Sounds.


  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Garage
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (electric)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Serene Sounds

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Stayed April 2022

The top story spacious lounge and deck are the main features that make this house OK. Good views from the deck. Kitchen well supplied. Downstairs was very damp and musty to the point where some of the bedding was damp that had been left close to the window. It took about 3 days to start to air out - no heat pump downstairs to dehumidify only one old oil heater. Not good if you have asthma or allegies. upstairs is OK. Also quite a bit of animal fur I suspect. There were cockroaches if the kitchen so cleanliness needs to be improved. It isn't stated that access between the two floors is extenal, which is rather inconvenient, especially if it is raining. At the right price this place would be acceptable but a bit poorly maintained for the price. Not as tidy as the photos suggest.

Stayed April 2022

Beyond our expectations throughly enjoyed our stay thank you

Stayed January 2022

Fabulous home for a holiday with extended family. Beautiful setting and views. Everything we needed for a week of fun in the Sounds!

Stayed December 2021

Great location, home is set up great for multiple families. House could be cleaner considering you have to pay a cleaning fee but have passed feedback onto Bachcare. No rubbish collection up there however refuse stations at Havelock or Picton easy to get into and open 7 days. Stairs from top and bottom floors are external which worked great for us however may not be suitable for other families. All in all great house with great amenities was just the cleanliness that let us down, when we pay good money to stay there plus a cleaning fee we expected better.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed the house and it suited the needs for your family. However, we are sorry to hear about your issues with cleanliness and other concerns and we would like to assure you that all this feedback is being looked into by our team.

Stayed October 2021

Wonderful Place - marvellous for a large group with multiple living areas so people can have quiet time if needed. Lovely stroll to the beach. Every little detail was considered in the home. We would love to come back some time.

Stayed April 2021

Awesome views from the balcony up the Sound, upstairs is a real sun trap :) Tui & Wood Pigeon are abundant around the house which is tucked down a shared driveway. Everything you need is provided. Great beds and a large kitchen make for a great stay

Stayed April 2021

Overall the property was what we were expecting and it suited our large group, the house had everything we needed to feel at home the only down fall was the driveway, there's no room for parking a vehicle towing a trailer and had to back d

Stayed April 2021

This is a fantastic property to stay at, especially for our two families with children who enjoyed having their own space in the downstairs area. Lovely to sit on the deck and look at the view. The kids loved seeing the glowworms up the creek at the back of the property. So handy to be able to take our dog with us as well. We would definitely stay at this property again.

Stayed January 2021

This is a lovely property, very well set up and well serviced. We are repeat customers because we love it

Stayed November 2020

Great property for large or duel families. Very tidy and great amenities. If you have a boat, maybe check it access has been cleared enough so you can park up at the home without damaging it on the over grown trees and shrubs ( otherwise, be happy and prepared to park down the road) Overall though, a great place to stay!

Stayed October 2020

This 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom holiday house with a large living area and in a bush-setting was a great option for our group of 7 who were looking for a place to kick-back and relax after we'd finished walking the Queen Charlotte walkway. Initially there was a hitch getting in. The key was not where we were told it would be - a lockbox would fix this easily. Another easy fix would be to replace all the blown light-bulbs in the house. There is intermittent internet connection - better for those in our group on Vodafone. The Spark users in our group walked up to the mailbox or down to the beach. We saw it as a chance to disconnect from our everyday lives and enjoy the scenery. The only hitch was when we wanted to contact the local manager to find out where the key was and couldn't get through to her mobile. The house has a bathroom and two bedrooms upstairs (2x kingsize beds, 1x single bed) and a bathroom and two bedrooms downstairs (1x kingsize bed, 1x double & a set of bunks - a bit crammed in but it works ok). Upstairs has a good feel to it. The decor is dated but the spectacular views through the bush to the sea more than makes up for it and the deck is a good size for plenty of people to lounge around and enjoy the view over a morning coffee or end of day wine. Both kitchens are well-equipped. We took up the option of having the linen (well worth it) and made good use of the washing machine and clothes line on the deck. It's a short walk from the end of the Queen Charlotte track to Serene Sounds (well-named), a 5 minute walk to the beach, a 25 minute drive on a winding road to Picton and about the same to Havelock. The Queen Charlotte tavern (just near the turnoff to Havelock) has great coffee and home-baking too. We'd definitely return to Serene Sounds.

Stayed February 2019

Lovely views, tidy bach with everything you need.

Stayed January 2019

Serene Sounds is a fabulous place to stay, especially for the whole extended family, lots of space to gather or find some alone time! the glow worms at the back of the property in the creek were amazing! Our perfect holiday spot!

Stayed December 2018

This Bach is great for large extended family holidays with plenty of space and activities to keep everyone happy. A short walk to the water and beautiful view of the bay. We will definitely be back to stay!

Stayed November 2018

Great bach, it had everything you needed and an awesome view of the sunrise in the morning

Stayed May 2018

The property was great

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