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Mahakipawa Waterfront Hideaway - Belvue Bay Holiday Home

Queen Charlotte Drive, Mahakipawa, Marlborough Sounds

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  • 6 People
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking


Mahakipawa Waterfront Hideaway is a two bedroom Marlborough holiday home, where you can relax and unwind.

This Pelorus Sounds holiday home, has a huge sunny deck that is perfect for resting while dinner cooks on the barbeque, or the kayak can be launched from the front garden. At low tide, you can fossick along the craggy shoreline of the Mahakipawa Arm.

Mahakipawa Waterfront Hideaway is perfect for any water-sport lovers, with 4 children's kayaks, 1 double kayak and 2 paddleboards available for use!

This Belview Bay holiday home is refurbished in keeping with its peaceful native bush setting. It includes many modern facilities so you can have an enjoyable and comfortable stay.

The kitchen and bathroom are new, with shower over the bath, and a dishwasher plus microwave. The open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area opens out to the deck. There are two bedrooms, the first has a queen bed, the second has two sets of single bunks.

Although this accommodation is assessable by major road, the surrounding native bush gives a secluded and private feel, plus provides shelter on most windy days.

To discover the beauty and 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 that run from there.

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

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Bedroom Configuration

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

Bathroom Configuration

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

Linen available at additional charge

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

Special Conditions

As the property has unfenced access to the shoreline and two creeks, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water

The black sofa in the living area has been removed and replaced with a divan with cushions

Please note cell phone reception may be limited.

There are 4 children's kayaks, 1 double kayak and 2 paddleboards available for use, but guests must bring their own life-jackets to gain access to these.


  • Bath shower
  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • High chair
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Port-A-Cot
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Mahakipawa Waterfront Hideaway

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Stayed February 2022

Lovely place to stay, had everything we needed, except nice weather 😆great sound system. Water was not too good as had lots of rain, bought our own drinking water. Bed was good, great BBQ.

Stayed February 2022

This Bach really is something special. Enjoy!

Stayed January 2022

This property is great! Clean, comfortable, well equipped, great BBq and outdoor dining/seating. The location is beautiful- private, quiet with stunning views out into the Sounds. Magical at dawn with seabirds, herons, and I spotted a seal one morning! We very much enjoyed the kayaks, and paddle board. Thanks for providing life jackets. There is a great selection of books and games for all ages. A good location for exploring the area, close to Anikiwa, and Havelock, and Pelorus Bridge for great river swimming. Others recommended bringing in drinking water for families, which is what we did. Also river shoes would be useful for swimming. Overall a wonderful holiday, thank you.

Stayed January 2022

Excellent , would love to stay again

Stayed December 2021

We had an absolutely fabulous stay! It was so peaceful and restful and absolutely what we needed to relax, restore and enjoy some family time. The bach was clean, tidy, nicely presented and very well equipped. There were plenty of thoughtful touches to make the stay more comfortable. We particularly appreciated the Nespresso machine and the well-equipped kitchen. It was great to be able to access the bach from Queen Charlotte Drive and we did have some mobile phone reception. We really enjoyed the use of the paddle board and kayaks. We would love to come back and stay again.

Stayed April 2021

We stayed for 3 nights with our 2 boys aged 5 and 7 years. They loved the board games and were super excited about having 2 bunk beds (no arguments over who got the top!) The house is tastefully renovated and has an excellent heat pump. Very comfortable queen bed. The kids loved the kayaks and the garden goes straight down to the beach. Watch out for the mud at low tide - nearly lost our sandals into it! Had hoped to launch our boat at the community boat ramps. But none were suitable, Havelock marina is 10mins away and much safer. Shower pressure a bit low but plenty of hot water. We brought bottled water with us to avoid having to boil drinking water. No TV or internet was a great way to relax and enjoy each others company.

Stayed January 2021

This is a lovely spot with great proximity to Havelock and Picton. Definitely bring drinking water if there are a few of you! Clean with comfy beds and a great view and private beach access. Thanks for the board games too :)

Stayed January 2021

Awesome gem of a Bach . Well stocked cupboards with all necessities. Beautiful deck and a fab bbq . Private beach and community boat ramp made launching our boat easy . No tv , wifi and limited reception made this the perfect getaway. Thank you !

Stayed January 2020

We had a wonderful stay at this bach, we are a family of 5 and everything we needed was provided. The spot was great and having the use of the kayaks was an added bonus. Great location in the Sounds but proximity to Havelock was ideal.

Stayed October 2019

Lovely place with a very sunny deck. Very clean. Would love to come back in summer.

Stayed April 2019

We really enjoyed this property. It is bijoux but suited our family of 5 perfectly. We loved the peaceful location, felt so isolated but still only 10 minutes from the services of Havelock. The paddle boards and kayaks were a huge hit. The house was lovely and warm and having a refreshed and well equipped kitchen and bathroom was a real bonus. The tap water is not drinkable without pre-boiling so we recommend stocking up on bottled water in Havelock on your way in.

Bachcare replied

We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon! It is a very special location indeed!

Stayed February 2019

Lovely bach, well appointed kitchen and bathroom, comfy beds, great deck and kayaks and paddle boards. Access to a private beach. Might be worth noting if it's important to you that there's no wifi and poor mobile coverage (we headed for the beach when this was required).

Bachcare replied

Hi Vicki, we are so glad you loved your stay and the beach is just amazing! We do note on the listing that there is no wifi or cell phone reception - there's a filter in our guest searches to show only properties with wifi if you're looking for this in future.

Stayed February 2019

A lovely spot; with direct beach access. Great for kids with toys/books. Well equipped kitchen. Close to start of Queen Charlotte Track. Highly recommend the Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve.

Stayed February 2019

Beautiful location and lovely bach with plenty of room for a family of 4. Fantastic to have the water at the end of the garden and use of paddle boards and kayaks - really made the holiday! Everything in the bach was clean, modern and bach manager Anne was friendly and helpful.

Stayed October 2018

Had a great time at this cosy Bach.

Stayed January 2018

This home had everything we needed. It was lovely watching the tide and enjoying the kayaks on the water. House was easy to find, private and was a relaxing stay. Close proximity to walkways and Havelock for food and petrol etc.

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