by the sea, Island Beach Homestay

Homestay | Queen Charlotte Sound | #19113

  • 4 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • a HOMESTAY with lawns to a shared beach and the sea.
  • TARIFF - Transport included, Meals by arrangement
  • On-Island guided activities with familial languages; English, Deutsch, Russian, Czech.

Quote, “...this is life as it use to be, life as it should be”...

- Enjoy ‘at the sea’ activities or the Island ‘walking tracks’,

and come home to Family 'hospitality'.

KEY FEATURES; 230V mains-power - NO cell-phone or TV reception

With the family staying nearby in attendance, servicing and catering for your convenience;

Charlottes Island Beach House is nestled in the secluded head-cove of Ahitarakihi Bay.

- a safe swimming beach.

Summer - drinks and barbecue on sun drenched lawns or under vine enclosed decks.

Winter - mulled wine by the open log fire, and Dinning at your leisure.

Sheltered by Islands from the open sea of Cook Straight, located between rocky headlands,

the Bay is often frequented by Dolphin, Rays, and resident hand-fed fish - (not for fishing),

with Gardens and Outdoor areas set amongst re-establishing bush, making it a home

for the abundant native and marine bird life of the Sounds.


On Island

Popular walking tracks of central Arapawa Island, - Arapawa ridge (484M), Cooks lookout (382M).

Garden areas and walks, - picnics, lounging on deck, sunbathing, petanque lawn.

Safe-water activities, exploring rockpools, kayaks, dingys, swimming,

Fun feeding; cuddly Dog, Wekas, Blue-cod off the jetty, House cat, Hens, and collecting eggs.

Popular base for 'get a way' weekends and workshops

Plus well stocked bookshelves, and DVD collection.

Off Island

The Queen Charlotte walkway tracks, Ships cove, and local resorts

Outer Islands, of Blumine, Long Island fish reserve, Motuara bird sanctuary, outer Sounds fishing.

Transport; accessible by water only, - transport included,

on Floatplane and Water-taxi,

Or arrive on your Sea Kayak, or boat, (16M mooring block #3214 - 9M at MLWS)

Other options;

- a 'self catering' booking, - search Bookabach for; /8570

- Over-night at Picton–Waikawa? - see also - /10977

Special conditions: NO FISHING from Jetty or between Beach and beyond moorings. NO SMOKING or fires (except Gas Barbecue or Fish smoker) on property. FLOATATION devices to be used at all times when on the water.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dinghy
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk room - children

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Guest room - fern garden

    2 x Single bed

  • Main Bedroom - oceanside

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 5 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Summer tariff
08-Dec-16 to 29-Apr-17
$410+/night $410+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $30/night;
3 night minimum stay
Winter tariff
30-Apr-17 to 28-Sep-17
$410/night $410/night
3 night minimum stay
Summer tariff
29-Sep-17 to 08-Mar-18
$410+/night $410+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $30/night;
3 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

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