Welcome to our Slice of Heaven!


- Cosy Bed and Breakfast in the Marlborough Sounds -

  • Bush BBQ

    Enjoy a BBQ surrounded by native kiwi bush and soak in the sounds of the local wildlife, then take a walk in the garden and visit the glo-worms

  • Spa pool

    There's nothing better than a spa after a day of bushwalks or kyaking. Get lost in the relaxing atmosphere andenjoy a drink in the Spa

  • Creature Comforts

    Sit back and enjoy the fabulous weather with friends on the deck, or relax with the mod cons of a beautiful holiday home

Linda & Steve Hearn “Welcome to our Slice of Heaven!”

Your hosts Linda and Steve Hearn will give you a warm Kiwi welcome to their little piece of paradise in the Marlborough Sounds.

Fifth generation New Zealanders with a lifetime of experience in the Marlborough Sounds, Linda and Steve have owned and operated Tanglewood for over fifteen years and have welcomed thousands of happy guests.

“We want you to feel relaxed and at home at Tanglewood. Whether you stay for just one night, or a couple of weeks, we'll do our best to make your stay enjoyable”.

A goldmine of local information, Linda and Steve want you to get the best out of your time in the area and are happy to help you plan activities in the Marlborough Sounds and surrounding areas.

"We love sharing Tanglewood and the beautiful Marlborough Sounds with our guests. We have an intimate knowledge of New Zealand and the Marlborough Sounds and can help you get the best out of your holiday”.

About TanglewoodNestled in the Marlborough bush

Tanglewood is a modern architecturally designed home with stunning views of the Queen Charlotte Sounds. A family home, Tanglewood is decorated with an eclectic collection of locally made artwork, including paintings and wall sculpture, some created or designed by your hosts.

After a day of activities, relax in our large, private jacuzzi surrounded by beautiful native bush, before taking a night-time tour of our very own resident glow worms.

There is a private outdoor entertaining area for guests, surrounded by native ferns, with gas BBQ and outdoor table and seating for ten people.

Tanglewood offers a variety of spacious super king, queen or twin rooms, all with balcony and private ensuite. All rooms are fresh, clean and modern with new comfortable beds, high quality bedding, and fluffy towels.

Spa Pool

Super Kingsize Beds


Meals Available

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  • "Amazing place with amazing HOST! We are looking forward to the cookbook!!"
    W McFalda & J Byrd, Michigan, USA
  • "A real Kiwi experience. BEST pancakes in the east!"
    H & E Chaparro, Dominican Republic
  • "Excellent hospitality and gorgeous setting, THANKS"
    P& H Wrigley, Tauranga, NZ
  • "Thanks Linda and Steve for an awesome stopover. Food excellent, room wonderful. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.".
    S Tripney, Gloucester, Australia
  • "Enjoyed the glow worms, spa, the wonderful breakfast and view was superb! Thanks so much.".
    L & J Kitowski, Black River Falls, WI, USA
  • "18 months ago we said we would like to come back. And here we are! It's as nice as we've remembered. Your Pancakes are excellent!".
    Coruelia and Hermann, Collogue, Germany
  • "Slice of Heaven..... THANKS!".
    D, J and K Stemson, Seattle, USA
  • "We had a FABULOUS time here. Thanks for the great food (Dale especially likes the fudge!!) & conversation. We will definitely send out friends here!!!".
    Heather & Dale, Calgary, Canada
  • "Like living in a tree house - brilliant!".
    R and M Neave, Marchwood, Hampshire, UK
  • "Friendly hosts, great breakfast, nice spa, great B&B to stay.".
    A Tzang, Hong Kong
  • "Thanks. We have enjoyed learning about the beautiful Sounds. Lovely breakfast (pancakes to die for)!".
    M & C Plant, Vancouver, Canada

Our rooms

- Big rooms, big beds, modern and comfortable -

  • Ocean View Room

  • Ocean View Room

  • Ocean View Room

  • Ocean View Room

  • Ocean View Room


Ocean View Rooms

Our newly built Ocean View Rooms offer affordable luxury and stunning views Rooms are 19 sq metres, and have high six metre peaked ceilings.

With soft, natural décor, leather chairs, interesting local artwork, and large glass doors facing the ocean – you’ll never want to leave!

There are two Ocean View Rooms which contain super king size beds (180cm x 203cm) with stylish, clean ensuites.

Ocean View Rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and a small refrigerator.

Ocean View Rooms can also be configured into two single size beds.

  • Bush View Room

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  • Bush View Room

  • Bush View Room

  • Bush View Room


Native Bush View Rooms

Native Bush View Rooms can be booked separately, or together to create a private two bedroom self-contained apartment sharing a comfortable lounge and kitchen area.

Rooms are 16 sq metres, and the total apartment area is 55 sq metres.

The kitchen area consists of four person dining table and fully equipped kitchen with electric oven, microwave, refrigerator, saucepans, utensils, plates, cups and cutlery.

Queen Room - queen size bed with ensuite
Twin Room – two single size beds with ensuite

Room Type Price
Ocean View Room from $220 including full cooked breakfast - Twin room Single Rate from $195
Native Bush View Room from $195 including full cooked breakfast - Twin room Single Rate from $175


-Bush Walks, Marlborough Wineries, Sea kayaking, all in close proximity! -

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Drop us an email or call us on  +64 3 574 2080  to get in touch

Contact us

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