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Mahakipawa Waterfront Hideaway - Belvue Bay Home

Mahakipawa, Marlborough Sounds (Ref. 1031845)


  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Review(s)

  • Sian

    “Great spot for three generations of our family”

    - Sian, March 2024


  • Bedroom 1: Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 x Bunk Beds
  • Bathroom: Hand Basin, Toilet, Shower, Towel Rail
  • Living, Dining, Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Wi-Fi, 2 Smart TVs, Chromecast
  • Kayaks, Paddleboards, Garden with Shoreline Access
  • Well-appointed Kitchen with: Oven, Hobs, Microwave, Fridge Freezer, Toaster, Kettle, Highchair
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • 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.

The property

Mahakipawa Waterfront Hideaway is a two bedroom Marlborough holiday home, where you can relax and unwind. Although this holiday house is easily accessible by road, as guests attest - the surrounding native bush gives a secluded and private feel. This home has a huge sunny deck that is perfect for eating, entertaining and relaxing whilst taking in the view of the tidal Mahakipawa Arm. When the tide is up kayaks and paddle boards can be launched from the end of the front garden, with shoreline access just a stone's throw away. At low tide, you can fossick along the craggy shoreline of the Arm or take a stroll along the Link Pathway, which crosses the properties driveway, or perhaps do a loop taking in both. After a day of activities there is nothing better than soaking in the cedar & stainless hot tub, set on a lower deck surrounded by bush and bird life. The holiday home includes many modern facilities so you can have an enjoyable and comfortable stay. The spacious bathroom has a shower over the bath, while the well-equipped kitchen includes a dish drawer and Nespresso coffee machine for your convenience and enjoyment. The water supply is treated with filters and UV in a modern, but natural, purification process that's completely eco-friendly and chemical-free. The open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area (with TV) opens out to the deck and the house is easily warmed or cooled as necessary via a modern heat pump. There are two bedrooms, the first has a queen bed, desk and TV, whilst the second has two sets of single bunks (4 beds). The living room couch can serve as a single bed, offering some flexibility, but please note that guest numbers are limited to a maximum of 6. The house has wifi, and the two TV's come equipped with Chromecast, loaded with free-to-air and streaming service apps, so you can watch your favourite shows after a busy day in the bay. To discover the beauty and excellent fishing of the Pelorus Sounds, you can utilise the commercial ramp at Havelock Marina, or alternatively beach launch your smaller boat from neighbouring Belvue bay. The holiday house has its own swing mooring in the arm, suited for a vessel up to 12 metres long and visible from the house deck. The mooring is also useful for anchoring the kayak(s) for a fish or a dip. There is a large flat grassy council layby at the top of the drive which is useful for temporarily parking a boat. Mahakipawa Waterfront Hideaway is perfect for water-sport lovers, with kayaks and paddleboards available for the whole family. The cafes, bars, restaurants, Four Square and small-town charm of historic Havelock is just a short 10 minutes drive away, while the increasingly popular Queen Charlotte Tavern is only 5mins in the other direction. The start of the Queen Charlotte Track at Anakiwa is only 14 minutes drive, while the famous Marlborough vineyards, or the beautiful Pelorus River (swimming & cafe at the bridge), are just 30 minutes away.

As the property has unfenced access to the shoreline and two creeks as well as external stairs, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe.

While Vodafone coverage can generally be found, other cell phone services are unlikely to be available on the property. Wifi at the property allows access to alternative calling/messaging applications.

Guests will need to use their personal login to access the paid streaming services on the TV's. Popular streaming apps, including free-to-view such as TVNZ and Three, have been downloaded, or there is the option to stream from your own device.

Water toys provided include:
2 children's kayaks (Weeniwaves - designed for kids ages 3+ or up to 40kg)
2 youth kayaks (Lifetime Wave - designed for kids ages 5 and up, or up to 60kg)
1 adult single kayak (Viking Ozzie - designed for 40-120kg children and adults)
1 double kayak (Viking 2+1 - designed to be paddled with one, two or two adults and a child)
1 paddleboard
While there are some basic (block) life jackets available for use, it is recommended that guests bring their own life-jackets to ensure fit and comfort.

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

Dubbed the greenshell mussel capital of the world, Havelock is located in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds. From here you can take a charter boat through the Mahau and Perlous Sounds (keep an eye out for dolphins along the way). All of our Havelock holiday homes are pre-inspected prior to your arrival and are ready for instant online booking.