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Tigers Den Magnificent View
Tigers Den Magnificent View
Tigers Den Magnificent View
Fun On The Water
Balcony view overlooking Waikawa Marina
Outdoor dining on the deck
Entrance
Picton
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5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

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rachaelOz
Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Our new annual destination!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

When you book this property, the owner writes back with a note "Welcome to Paradise". I admit, I was a bit doubtful about this claim, and as we arrived after dark, we couldn't really see where we were. So waking up was like Christmas morning, the most happy surprise! Keith is not exaggerating!

I rented this property for a girls long weekend in Marlborough wine country - we would certainly recommend Picton as the location to stay in if you are doing the same, while Blenheim is closer to the vineyards, it is nothing special (sorry Blenheim) - Picton is nestled in the beautiful bay of the Sound, is small picturesque and full of lovely shops and restaurants. And if you are after a beautiful place to stay with an incredible view, then Tigers Den is for you. The owners have thought of everything, the pictures hardly do it justice. The view is actually a trap, it's very hard to want to move from it.

The only thing I would suggest to the owners (and ask you to watch out for if you stay) - if you vacation there with young children, the side of the house with the outdoor spa (a definite treat at sunset and in the evening) has a glass fence *almost* the whole length of the deck, but there is a large gap, which I assume is to allow for people to walk down under house if they need to - however its quite steep and wouldn't be good with young children. A gate could easily address this.

Overall though, the property was simply stunning - within hours of being there we had decided it should be the venue of our annual getaway. Huge recommend and thank you to the owners for accepting our booking - see you March 2014 (if not before)!

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The wrap around verandah and view - the furnishings and conditon of house
Liked least: Trying to figure out how to take the spa cover off - read the Red House Manual!!!
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Greytown Wairarapa
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
4 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 4 of 5 stars Service
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers
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Management Response
Oct 24, 2012
Thanks Rob for staying at Tigersden.We are still considering a coffee machine just trying to find one everyone can use easily and does not cost us the earth with no return we get.
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RollyNZ
Christchurch
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Superb house with magnificent views to match”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

We stayed for 5 nights and enjoyed every thing that the house and the area had to offer. Keith and Vanessa have set the place up beautifully with everything you need to make your holiday stress free. We loved the home theatre music system - and so did half the bay I think!! The spa was well used - even in the rain and hail. The kitchen was more than adequate to cater for 10 guests - we didn't have to leave. The linen and towels provided were luxurious and was just so nice not to have to worry about washing....
We loved our stay here and totally recommend it to anyone who deserves a real break, it is well worth it to wake up and look down the marlborough sounds and just realize what a beautiful country NZ is.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The overall feel of luxury enhanced by the view
Liked least: Ran out of hot water in the mornings!!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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christchurch
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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Auckland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012 for a stay in March 2012
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
4 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 4 of 5 stars Service
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PORTSMOUTH
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012 for a stay in February 2012
4 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012 for a stay in January 2012
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
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