Lanza Retreat - Penzance Bay, Tennyson Inlet Home

  • 7 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • Wifi


Enjoying a waterfront position at The Marlborough Sounds, Lanza Retreat is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Penzance Bay holiday home with W-Fi, plus your own private jetty!

This Penzance Bay holiday home includes warm and welcoming open plan living, with a fireplace for ideal winter retreats. When the weather is warmer, find you favourite perch outdoors and soak up the stunning scenery! There is ample room to unwind in the sun as you gaze at the tranquil outlook, or fire up the BBQ and enjoy laid back holiday dining.

Bedroom 1 at this Penzance Bay accommodation includes an ensuite, and is fitted with a queen bed. Bedroom 2 also has a queen bed, while bedroom 3 includes 2 single beds. Additional sleeping space is available in the library area, with a single bed - a perfect spot for the kids to camp out!

In addition to the master ensuite, there is a family bathroom to service the remaining rooms.

Lanza Retreat is in a great location approximately 77 kms from Nelson City (1 1/2 hrs driving time), 50 kms from Blenheim, and only 30 kms from Rai Valley (45 mins driving time.)

Penzance is a very sheltered bay surrounded by gigantic ferns and native bush - perfect for waterskiing/wake-boarding and kayaking. Enjoy access right on your doorstep to some of the regions best fishing spots, gorgeous stoney beaches, and clear waters that you will often find the dolphins and seals visiting, and sometimes the Orcas.

The large public jetty is a 5 minute walk away and has excellent facilities with a concrete boat ramp to launch your boat no matter whether its low or high tide, then bring around to the private mooring and jetty. There is a boat fuelling station at Elaine Bay - about 15 minutes by boat.

The kids will love the swimming platform close to the main beach and jetty, along with a large reserve for that backyard summer game of cricket.

Enjoy kayaking (a single & double kayak plus x2 children's skiffs are available) the crystal clear waters from our private jetty and meander around the stunning coastline of Penzance Bay.

Some of the most stunning native bush in New Zealand is right at our doorstep! If you are into running, walking or mountain biking these tracks are well worth exploring, including the Opouri Bridle Track, the Nydia Track, and Archer's Track

Everything you need for an amazing escape to The Sounds awaits at this idyllic location...

Lanza Retreat awaits!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 2 Single Bed
  • Foyer, 1 single (Level 1): 1 Single Bed

Bathroom Configuration

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

Linen not available

Unfortunately linen is not available at this property. Please remember to bring your own.

Special Conditions

As shown in the photos, this property has unfenced access to a large expanse of bush nearby. It is essential that guests take personal responsibility for the safety of their group in and around the bush area adjacent to the property.

As there is unfenced access to the bay and private jetty, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.

Please be advised that all guests need to remove their rubbish from this property

Not pets allowed - the area is home to many native birds

PLEASE NOTE that there is no rubbish removal service at this property and guests must take their rubbish with them.


  • BBQ
  • Beachfront
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (shared)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Garage
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • Heater (oil)
  • High chair
  • Iron
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Port-A-Cot
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Lanza Retreat

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Stayed February 2022

Lanza Retreat is a very well appointed roomy holiday house with everything you need. Being waterfront the view out over Tennyson Inlet is lovely and you can't see any other houses, so it is very private and you feel totally away from it all. We particularly enjoyed the dining table with a view, the generous sunny deck area, water and bush views, the close by concrete all tide boat ramp and public jetty, and the private jetty and mooring in front of the holiday house. The owner Tracy is very friendly and helpful and a delight to liaise with.

Stayed November 2021

Lanza Retreat is a fabulous place to stay, such a beautiful outlook and so close to Nelson. Would recommend to everyone

Stayed September 2021

We had a wonderful long weekend at Lanza Retreat. Would highly recommend for any type of group/family. We are looking forward to our next visit in the near future.

Stayed August 2021

Fantastic host and perfect stay. Thanks Tracy and Linda.

Stayed January 2021

We had an awesome stay at Lanza Retreat. Perfect weather, perfect location, in a perfect bach. The place was clean and tidy upon arrival, and well equipped with everything you could ever need. BBQ and a few quiet drinks on the deck late into a summers evening, makes for a relaxing break away from it all. The kayaks were enjoyed by all, and appreciated the added safety of the supplied life jackets, that gave everyone the confidence to give it a try. Cannot recommend this Bach enough, would stay again without any hesitation. Thank you for letting us share and enjoy such a beautiful piece of our country.

Stayed December 2020

Beautiful property in Pelorus Sounds that provides a very comfortable stay for any family to enjoy the outdoors.

Stayed November 2020

Awesome property to stay at. Fully equipped & comfortable with an ever changing view. Jetty & mooring are a big bonus.

Stayed November 2020

Stunning waterfront property, the jetty and mooring make life very easy Great spot to unwind

Stayed July 2020

Our stay in the Bach was amazing. Even though it was the middle of winter and a rather cold week there was plenty of wood to make sure we stayed warm. Great cooking facilities with all the little extra utensils you need when on holiday. We can’t wait to return one day.

Stayed February 2019

Beautiful comfortable home- a true home away from home that I would recommend to stay at for a Sounds experience.

Stayed January 2019

For a mixture of relaxation and outdoor activities, this place ticks the box for couples and families alike. The necessity to boil drinking water in this area is a minor point and is soon brushed aside by taking in the magnificent view from the patio. The bach is well stocked with utensils for cooking and other general things that are often missed. If you have a boat, the jetty and mooring is a massive benefit - get on the fish at 5am like we did! Great place, I will definitely be returning.

Stayed March 2018


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