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Tirohanga Wai - Waikawa Holiday Home

Finlay Grove, Waikawa, Marlborough

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  • 10 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi
  • Pet Friendly Inside Welcome


Tirohanga Wai, translating to Water View, is a stylish 4-bedroom holiday home boasting million-dollar views right on the harbour's edge. Perfect for the whole family, Tirohanga Wai is pet-friendly too.

Relax in style here with a fireplace on hand for cooler months, as well as unlimited WIFI and Sky TV with sports for the big game. The kids will love the converted shed decked out with toys and games to keep the whole family entertained. This modern home is a comfortable base with plush carpets in the uber-comfy bedrooms, and bamboo flooring in the kitchen and dining room.

Soak up some sun from the deck while watching the boats in the harbour, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the magical sight of dolphins splashing about!

You'll love being just 2-minutes stroll from the beach and jetty, where you can head out on the kayak or wander down the beach to hire stand-up paddle boards.

Tirohanga Wai is a 5-minute drive to Picton, where you can explore the quaint village, visit Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary and treat yourself to some world-class seafood from the many great bars and restaurants. Picton Ferry is also here if you're continuing your journey across the Cook Strait up to Wellington!

Discover your own slice of paradise at Tirohanga Wai today!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 King Single Bed, 1 Pull out bed, 1 Bunk Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 King Size Bed

Bathroom Configuration

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

Pet Friendly

Yes Inside.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $20 + GST 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 ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.

Special Conditions

All guests should take care in the back garden as there is a retained section with a drop on to grass.

Please remember to bring your Nespresso-compatible pods for a delicious coffee fix in the morning from the Nespresso machine!

Please note that there's a maximum of 8 adults allowed at this property at all times.


  • Air conditioning
  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (fan)
  • Heater (oil)
  • High chair
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Mountain Bike
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Parking (on-street)
  • Port-A-Cot
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Tirohanga Wai

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Stayed April 2022

Great place, lovely views and everything there you needed. Yhe teenagers appreciated the games room and kayak. Would definately stay again.

Stayed April 2022

Warm sunny place with fantastic views. Beds are comfortable a well equipped Bach great spot to wonder down to the waterfront well recommend.

Stayed February 2022

Great property for the whole family (including the dog), great location. Rained the whole weekend while we were there but there was plenty of space inside to not get sick of each other and fun games to play also. We will be staying again for sure!

Stayed December 2021

Very well appointed homely house, not a palace but comfortable and endearing. Fabulous views of the Bay and reasonably private. A bonus to be able to take our dog. We will book it again for sure.

Stayed November 2021

The house needs some TLC on the outside but the inside is modern and well laid out. The decks are perfect and have great views. Would love to stay again and would recommend to everyone

Stayed November 2021

Fabulous spot. Had everything we needed. Thank you

Stayed October 2021

Nice home , lovely lay out and views . A great place to relax.

Stayed October 2021

We often holiday in Waikawa Bay and this would be one of our best! Our recent stay at Tirohanga Wai was beautiful. Communication with Bachcare was top notch, the property was in very clean condition, ecverything we needed was there and to top it off the weather over the weekend was fantastic, which made the sun drenched decks amazing. We will definitely be back.

Stayed May 2021

Great bach for a group of friends. Lovely location, comfortable beds, good sized rooms and beautiful views!

Stayed April 2021

We will never stay at a Bachcare property in Picton again, as the property manager is not up for the job

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear about your experience. We have organised a new local manager for the property.

Stayed January 2021

Outstanding view, and the bedroom arrangements worked out well for our family of 7. Very short walk down to the beach. Kitchen had everything we needed. We really appreciated the kayak and younger kids would love all the toys. Wifi wouldn’t let us all connect initially, but once I turned it off and on again it was fine.

Stayed December 2020

Location & view superb however property maintenance didn’t meet the advertised expectations.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback Brent. Its great to hear you enjoyed the location and views. We will follow up on any maintenance that needs to be done at the property.

Stayed September 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was well-presented and fully met our needs. We appreciated being allowed extra guests over for a meal to celebrate a significant birthday.

Stayed June 2020

Enjoyable stay in a beautiful slice of the Marlborough Sounds. House comfortable and cosy with the wood burner in the evenings. We will be back soon!

Stayed May 2020

Property feels unloved and a bit tired. Views and facilities are fine, but it was very dirty with mouse droppings in kitchen cupboards and even on two of the beds when we arrived. Considering how much we were charged for cleaning the property after departure (a charge made at the time we booked) this was unacceptable and has left us very dissatisfied. We complained to the local manager who said we would be contacted by head office but no contact has been made after 10 days have now passed.

Bachcare replied

We are sorry that this property did not meet your expectation, and that our response to your complaint was not as expected. Our team have been in touch to discuss this with you.

Stayed March 2020

Great place, awesome location and stunning views. Will stay again!

Stayed February 2020

Awesome house stunning views great location

Stayed November 2019

great stay, fantastic views

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