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Lanza Retreat - Penzance Bay, Tennyson Inlet Home

Penzance Bay, Marlborough Sounds (Ref. 1031134)


  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Kate

    “Just stunning property, we really enjoyed everything about the bach, it's gardens and jetty, beach, coffee plunger, deck, proximity to main jetty, loved it all!”

    - Kate, January 2024


  • Bedroom 1: Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 3: 2 x Single Beds
  • Bathroom 1: Shower, Hand Basin, Toilet, Towel Rail
  • Bathroom 2: Shower, Hand Basin, Toilet
  • Living, Dining
  • Oven, Hobs, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Toaster, Kettle
  • Fireplace
  • TV, DVD Player, Wi-Fi
  • Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer


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

The property

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 foyer, with a daybed. 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. If you are bringing a boat in you will have to bring your own fuel or there is a fuel station at Rai Valley (only accessed by road and takes 45 minutes from Lanza Retreat). If you are coming in a launch by sea there is diesel only available at Elaine Bay (15 mins 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. WALKING TRACKS: 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!

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.

No 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.

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

Penzance Bay is a peaceful part of the Marlborough Sounds, surrounded by native bush and ferns. Relax and soak in the tranquility of the Sounds, or head out on the water for wakeboarding, waterskiing, kayaking and other boating activities. Penzance Bay is close to a number of walking tracks including the Opouri Bridle Track, Nydia Track and Archers Track. Overall it's a great option if you're looking to escape the hustle-and-bustle of cities and towns. All of our Penzance Bay holiday homes are pre-inspected prior to your arrival and are ready for instant online booking.