Beautiful house in the Pelorus Sounds

Cottage | Pelorus Sound | #24314

9.7/10 (11 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Private wharf for fishing and swimming
  • 45 minutes from Havelock by boat.
  • Walking tracks on privately owned land, with native bush and birdlife. Tracks for running and biking


We are sheep farming, feel free to join in.

Although we are only boat access, it is only 45 minutes by boat to Havelock.

We also live on the farm (with our 2 children,) and own our own boat.

We have limited spark cell phone coverage.

The house is alternative power, cooking facilities are gas, and a generator is run twice a day for fridges, freezers, washing machine etc...

Beautiful, modern, framos house, sectioned off, with its own garden, overlooking the sea.

This properties most beautiful asset is its remoteness, due to being only boat access.

We are a 5th generation farming family, with 1700 acres of land for you to explore.

Come and watch the cow being milked every morning, and try some fresh milk!

There is a lot of native bush, home to many native birds.

Do some dolphin spotting from the wharf (they do pass by from time to time, and although not a regular occurrence we had orca swimming in the bay.

Our farm walk does a complete circuit around the property, which is a large peninsular. This track is also suitable for mountain biking (bikes not included).

you can go for a short walk to check out the glow worms.

Unlimited Broadband internet available, for $10 connection fee. (please be aware weather conditions can affect this)

Access to the most beautiful scenery in the Pelorus , with views stretching from the back of Blenheim to the North Island.

Malboat fares available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (pre booking recommended) $40 per person one way.

You need to book your own water taxi out, we can make recommendations.

The water taxis leave from Havelock, and can be found on the internet.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. No parties At times generator hours may change, e.g. if we are shearing. This doesn't affect cooking, as it is all gas.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Dinghy
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Back room

    2 x Single bed

  • Front room

    2 x Single bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
19-Jan-18 to 10-May-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $5/night; Children: $5/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
11-May-18 to 19-Apr-19
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (11)

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  • I give Pelorus Retreat a five star rating, not for all the...

    I give Pelorus Retreat a five star rating, not for all the usual reason's people give 5 stars (in a hotel situation) but it was for us, we were looking for a kiwi xmas, enjoying the simple things, this was an excellent option for us. The house was spotless and very easy to be in. Great spot, great family, lovely holiday. Thank you

    annard804 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Great location

    Great location. Great house Looking forward to going back Family had a awesome time. Good fishing from boat and the jetty.

    ToddN276 100%|3x Mar 2017

  • Wow, what a place! Had everything; beautiful scenery, wharf for jumping off,...

    Wow, what a place! Had everything; beautiful scenery, wharf for jumping off, a stunning track around the farm, cod to catch, pet goats for the kids and really friendly hosts. Quote from one of our kids - "this is better than Disneyland." Really felt like you were on an episode of country calendar. Don't let the fact that it is boat access only put you off (for us that added to it). Thanks Kelly and Trevor.

    steftt293 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Pelorus retreat was very relaxing and a great place to get away...

    Pelorus retreat was very relaxing and a great place to get away from it all but only a short walk around the bay on a nice bush track for a coffee and/or meal if your that way enclined. The house was great.

    DaphneB8 100%|3x Jan 2017

  • Excellent location in the Outer Sounds

    Excellent location in the Outer Sounds. Very friendly hosts and wonderful walks around the farm with stunning views.

    PatM2814 100%|1x Oct 2015

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