Mahakipawa Hideaway - Marlborough Sounds Holiday Home

Queen Charlotte Drive, Havelock, Marlborough Sounds

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  • 5 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • Wifi
  • Pet Friendly Outdoor Only


For outstanding views of the Marlborough Sounds and beach access, you can't look past Mahakipawa Hideaway.

Perched perfectly to look out on the beautiful Mahakipawa Arm of the Malborough Sounds, you will be able to feel the stress melt away from the minute you arrive. Put your feet up and take in every inch of the million dollar view over a cup of morning coffee or a glass wine at the end of the day.

In the summer your holiday living is as easy as taking a wander down to the beach directly from the deck or firing up the BBQ. In the cooler months watch the sunset over the mountains and then snuggle up in front of the fireplace with a movie.

This 2 bedroom home is ideally located to discover the excellent fishing of the Pelorus Sounds, launch your boat from the community ramp in the bay, or from the commercial ramp at Havelock Marina, where you can also join one of the many cruises. The cafes, bars, restaurants and small-town charm of historic Havelock are only a short 10 minutes drive away. The start of the Queen Charlotte Track at Anakiwa is only 9 minutes drive, and the famous Marlborough vineyards are just 25 minutes away.

Mahakipawa Hideaway awaits!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Conservatory (Level 1): 1 Pull out bed
  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 Queen Size Bed

Bathroom Configuration

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

Please note that the pullout bed is really only suitable for children and in the conservatory, not a bedroom.

As the property has unfenced access to the beach, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.

The property is partially fenced.

There are 2 kayaks available, with lifejackets (1x child and 2x adult)
There is a steep driveway to access off-street parking at this property.

Cell phone reception may be limited.


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

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Stayed March 2022

Splended views of the Sounds. Great lounge and dining areas with well appointed kitchen Both bedrooms were extremely comfortable. Need to upgrade extra bed requested for extra adult. This was not comfortable.

Stayed January 2022

Fantastic stay. Such an awesome place to genuinely relax. Nothing like waking up to a view like this, then having nothing to do but enjoy the beautiful marlborough sounds. We stayed here with our 3 children, 9, 7 and 4 years. They really enjoyed it. Loved exploring up and down the beach but were a too scared to swimming as the water was quite muddy. They still had fun on the kayaks and finding crabs on the beach. Great location, not far from picton or Blenheim. Comfortable bed, lovely big bath, well stocked kitchen. Our older 2 shared a queen sized bed and our little one slept in the single, this worked for us. Huge DVD collection also, but not many kids movies. Highly recommend and would stay here again.

Stayed January 2022

Nice and tidy house tucked away in the sounds. Was a great place to relax after doing the Queen Charlotte track.

Stayed December 2021

Lovely property. Can't fault it. Location perfect. Everything you need is there. It Two small hints. 1: Take a water jugs, it's "boil water" 2: If you are a large man, take you own life jacket for the kayaks. Other than that, it is fantastic, also Tracey very helpful.

Stayed December 2021

I would love to stay here again. Loved the spacious warm rooms. Very comfortable furniture. Views gorgeous and tidy and well equipped.

Stayed November 2021

Was so relaxing from the moment we got out of the car, had the best sleeps and the home was cosy the weather was amazing will definitely be back, but next time we will bring our adult children as they would have absolutely loved it there.. the bird life was incredible and the water and birds being the only sound around was just priceless.. the garden was awesome so many things to find and I’m sure we never found it all.. everything inside and out has been really well thought out. Thank you so much for the wonderful stay at your home.

Stayed October 2021

A lovely well appointed place with fabulous Sound views , outdoor seating and a great log burner fire.

Stayed March 2021

This bach feels more like a home and it has the most beautiful views both across the Sounds and down them too, fantastic! The kitchen and bathroom are fairly new and there is comfortable furniture and lovely artworks, not your standard kiwi bach.....much better!

Stayed January 2021

Wonderful view and handy location. There is a steep path down to the beach which requires good footwear as the shells are very sharp. We appreciated being able to take the family dog (who also wore booties at the beach).

Stayed January 2021

Awesome property, so peaceful and kid-friendly! And great customer service

Stayed February 2020

Nice location, but to get the view you have to stand. Great new kitchen and bathroom, but carpets are very tired.

Bachcare replied

Delighted you enjoyed this wonderful location and property. The carpets have now been replaced, giving Mahakipawa Hideaway a brand new look!

Stayed December 2019

This place is a hidden gem! Superb location and gorgeous house (though getting a wee bit tired). Also excellent communication with property manager.

Stayed October 2019

There were smiles all round when we arrived at this property ! Well equipped, well laid out comfortable home with gorgeous views, an idyllic and magical spot to holiday in.

Stayed December 2018

With beautiful views in an idyllic location, everything about this bach made our holiday perfect.

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