Ngaire's Haven - Mahau Sound Holiday Home

  • 8 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi
  • Pet Friendly Outdoor Only


Ngaire's Haven is a 4 bedroom 1 bathroom Mahau Sound Holiday Home. Sitting on an absolute waterfront section, this home has an amazing outlook over Double Bay and features plenty of space for your next family or group escape.

Head out to the sundeck and take in the beauty and privacy that this home offers. The outdoor dining furniture will be a popular spot for enjoying classic Kiwi BBQ's and admiring the beautiful surrounds that this home offers. The home is also just a 20m walk from water's edge and with 3 kayaks + lifejackets for your enjoyment, there will be no shortage of adventures you can undertake during your stay.

The open plan living area offers amazing untouched views of the Sound and with comfortable couches, there is a spot for everyone to kick their feet up and relax after long days exploring. The bedrooms are spacious and have big windows that let plenty of natural light in.

For winter stays, the home is equipped with a potbelly fireplace and wood supplies that is bound to keep all members of your group or family warm.

The home is just a 22 minute drive from the nearest township of Havelock, where you can find restaurants and cafes for those looking for their caffeine fix. The home is also just a 40 minute drive from Piction for those venturing from the ferry terminal.

Absolute waterfront location and comfortable living. Welcome to Ngaire's Haven.

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 2 Single Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (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

Important: Due to ongoing road works on Moetapu Bay Road, the road is currently closed to all non-resident vehicles between 8 AM and 5 PM Monday - Friday. Guests arriving on a weekday are required to please check in after 5 PM. Guests departing on a weekday are required to please depart before 8 AM. Guests staying on weekdays are required to please remain at the property between 8 AM and 5 PM.

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

Please note cell phone reception and WiFi connection may be limited due to the location of the property. WiFi connection is temperamental and is not always available.

As the deck barrier is below 1 metre high, all guests should take care in this area due to the risk of falls.


  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (fan)
  • Heater (oil)
  • High chair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Ngaire's Haven

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Stayed June 2022

Stunning location with beautiful views from the house. The photos don't do it justice. Well appointed kitchen. The house has everything you need. Highly recommend.

Stayed March 2022

We had the best time at Ngaire’s Haven, it was very convenient to everything and we really enjoyed soaking up the sun on the deck and having the beach right in-front of the bach. The location and view was amazing and the kitchen was well equipped. We had lots of success with our fishing and really appreciated the use of the mooring, dingy and kayaks. The house really felt like a home and is ideal for family and friends, we hope to book again in the near future.

Stayed February 2022

It is a great spot to kick back and relax. Do some fishing and in general just enjoy yourself.

Stayed February 2022

A very nice place a stay. Wonderful location right at the water. Clean, tidy, well equipped.

Stayed January 2022

We spent 5 nights and had a fantastic stay. We did lots of fishing and swam out to the raft every day. It was very handy having a mooring and dingy.

Stayed April 2021

Fantastic place to stay. Comfortable, spacious and great location.

Stayed January 2021

Great place, perfect for a family holiday. Awesome having house right on the water front. Native trees and birds everywhere too. Loved our stay and we will be back.

Stayed June 2021

Great house and beautiful spot. House well supplied with essential bits. Could do with an axe to chop kindling. But Sandy (very helpful) Bach manager was great in delivering off a box of kindling for us. Really enjoyed the house and location and would book again.

Stayed July 2021

Superb venue so close to the beach. Plenty of activities for the indoors, which we made use of when we were stuck during the weather-related State of Emergency that hit the Marlborough region in July 2021. We will be back to try the outdoors when the weather is better :-)

Stayed May 2021

Property was perfect for a bunch of friends (like us) and would be fab for families. Toasty warm with the fire going, comfy beds, everything we needed and a fantastic selection of board games for wet weather! Beautiful views in a peaceful setting.

Stayed February 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ngaire's Haven. Such a beautiful spot and the house was also lovely. Tody well kept place with kayaks to head out on to the water and take in the views Would highly recommend staying here

Stayed January 2021

Wonderful place to stay, has everything you could need. The views are amazing, very comfortable and relaxing, so quiet

Stayed October 2020

Amazing holiday spot, we cannot wait to return soon!

Stayed October 2020

Great bach right on the water. Well equipped and comfortable. Good living spaces.

Stayed September 2020

What a beautiful location! The view from the house was exceptional, and we had loads of fun barbequing and kayaking. Excellent value for money.

Stayed September 2020

Lovely home. Convenient location. Beach front. Safe and easy. The local property manager Annie and her team had the home beautifully clean and fresh. There was fan heaters for all the rooms and dry fire wood ready to go. Thanks we will be back.

Stayed September 2020

Amazing house right on the water, enjoyed the open plan living area/kitchen. Everything was perfect apart from needing a more thorough clean.

Stayed August 2020

Absolutely stunning view. House was spacious with a fabulous outdoor space to enjoy! The kayaks were a treat! Many games to be played with too.

Stayed August 2020

Great place, perfect location. Really well equipped and very accommodating property manager. Place was warm with plenty of wood to keep the fire going. Would definitely book again.

Stayed June 2020

. So warm and cozy. So nice to watch the boats and see all the birds. Very peaceful and relaxing. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful spot.

Stayed May 2020

Wonderful relaxing family weekend away. Kids had a blast with all the games, toys and DVDs. Beds were comfortable and had excellent views. House was clean and well organised. Despite it being June we had lots of sunshine and with the log burner it felt like summer in the house! Third house we have booked with Bachcare in the last 12 months, as usual everything was a breeze, from booking to check out!

Penney and John
Stayed January 2020

A lovely property with good indoor outdoor flow. Well set out with easy beach access

Stayed December 2019

Stayed for 7 nights with 2 families. Nice views to the water, plenty of space for 7, comfortable beds. The kids enjoyed using the supplied kayaks. We also had our inflatable boat, although it was difficult to launch from the adjacent campground due to a lot of driftwood and the soft silty beach. Unfortunately we had a lot of rain and windy weather during our stay. The remote for the Freeview TV was missing at first, but a new decoder with remote was sent to us a few days later and after we connected it, it worked fine. Contrary to the description, free WIFI/internet wasn't available. There is also no mobile phone reception. We also had a brief power cut and no tap water on our last day. We had to fill the toilets with buckets of muddy water taken from the garden. The access to the property was getting very muddy from the heavy rain.

Bachcare replied

Thanks for your review Bert. Our apologies that you experienced issues during your stay at Ngaire's Haven, however we are glad that your Holiday Manager was able to assist you. The WiFi at the property is now back up and running. Water conservation at properites on tank water is very important in summer to ensure the tank doesn't run dry. While we cannot control the weather, we hope to welcome you back in the future for a sunnier stay!

Stayed October 2019

The place is just amazing, beautiful view! The house has comfortable rooms, plenty of natural light, great barbecue and a lovely kitchen.

Stayed February 2019

Great stay. Kayaks provided. Well set up Kitchen with dishwasher! Old school batch with lovely modernised living area.

Stayed December 2018

Very lovely location, quiet, fantastic kayaking and fishing in the bay. Close to lovely walks. Heaps of rainy day activities in the house

Stayed August 2018

Ngarie's Haven is an amazing spot - truly idyllic and the view from the living room is beautiful. The highlight of the stay was when a pod of dolphins swam past the bay just a short distance offshore!

Stayed August 2018

Really enjoyed the peace here and the relaxed and comfortable feel of the home.

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