We have had so many people come and stay in our beautiful slice of paradise....


We had a absolutely beautiful stay at Lanza last week . Even though it was winter weather we were snug and warm with fireplace and furnishings. Great fishing out from Tennyson Inlet , and lots of fun handling the kayak to our mooring . Couldn’t ask for anything more from a awesome holiday home . Thankyou Tracy and family

Judy & Wayne

June 2019



We would highly recommend Lanza Retreat for those wishing to relax, explore the outdoors or both.  The place was impeccably clean and well equipped for couples and families alike.  We will definitely be returning to this gem.

Nigel & Rachael 

February 2019



**Wedding at Lanza Retreat**

Lanza Retreat proved to be a very special place for us to get married. We wanted somewhere private, quiet and secluded, secretive even, as our wedding was being planned as a surprise itself. 
Lanza is surrounded by lush green bush and tree ferns and you feel quite apart from any neighbours and the rest of the world. From the garden, living area and master bedroom you have a wonderful view of the water and hills on the other side of the inlet - and this made a beautiful backdrop for our day. 
We chose to have a very simple and intimate ceremony standing on Lanza’s private jetty. Just the sound of the birds and soft rain on the water surrounded the six of us: bride & groom, our little boy, my parents as witnesses and our celebrant. We toasted our marriage back at the house with champagne and a stunning, flower-covered, cake made in Nelson. Later, when the clouds parted we went back to the waters edge and had some gorgeous and dramatic photos taken in the late afternoon light.
Tracy was very helpful from booking through to the wedding day. She helped us to find a celebrant, the wonderful Rossi King Turner whose knowledge of the local area, warmth and down to earth kindness played an enormous part in making the ceremony special. And on the morning of the wedding was even phoning neighbours to find an iron that I could borrow to press my dress!
We loved Lanza so much we have just returned from another stay: something we hope will become an annual family tradition. This time we had hot sunshine all week and spent our time kayaking, swinging in the hammock and swimming - serenaded by the birds and cicada.
The house and garden have clearly been a much loved and cherished part of Tracy’s family and we are so happy that Lanza is now part of our family story too.
Trevor, Louisa & Kit
Married October 2018
 Returned January 2019


The house was very comfortable and had all the amenities we needed in a well equipped kitchen, the kayaks were great and the views were wonderful! It's possible that all other holiday homes will seem rubbish by comparison!

Noel & Elizabeth
Stayed November 2018




We really enjoyed Lanza Retreat it was such a lovely place, so private and quiet... really enjoyed the outdoor flow with the decking , all the facilities were spot on.

A big thanks from our guys at Marlborough Lines
Stayed October 2018



 "This is a stellar property. Superbly maintained, well appointed and well equipped. Single & Double kayak for your use, excellent jetty. Ample yard furniture and a terrific hammock. Highly recommended family spot or couples get away. Lots of dishes, etc and outstanding hot water and showers. Bring fly spray as there are sand flies in the morning. Would definitely stay here again! Owner manager a dream to deal with.  

Stayed March 2018

  Absolutely beautiful place, postcard views and so quiet. Tis truly a 'piece of paradise' thanks Tracy. PS communication was excellent:)

Jenny Bensemann
Stayed March 2018

 Had a fantastic weekend at this gorgeous piece of paradise. 

Thank you for allowing us to share it. The kids had a great time kayaking and fishing. Stunning views and a beautiful home.
We will definitely come again.

Monique Hardiman
Stayed March 2018

"Everything was great, amazing place best bach we’ve stayed in"

Kieron & Kaye, Nelson
Stayed March 2018


 Fantastic location. Very comfortable house

Stayed February 2018

This is an amazing , stunning relaxing place, beautiful surroundings, peaceful, spent lovely, relaxing, fun weekends here, love it.

Fiona Masters
Stayed November 2017

 The waterfront location makes Lanza Retreat such a lovely place to relax and enjoy the view.

Jumping off the jetty at full tide is fun, and there are several little spots to enjoy a G&T, or a snooze.

Really recommend Lanza Retreat for a tranquil relaxing get away.

Cheril Barber, Nelson
Stayed February 2017

What a wonderful place to enjoy and relax. Nature's wonderland at its very best

Robyn Coombes
Stayed October 2016

Penzance at its best from beautiful accommodation looking over Tennyson Inlet

Ali Kimber
Stayed October 2016

 Absolutely faultless. Stunning location, beautiful home and heaps of blue cod

Stayed July 2016