Picton Family Retreat

Flat or duplex | Picton Township | #29176

9/10 (5 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • A short walk to the wharf to catch the Beachcomber to walk the Charlotte track
  • Minutes walk to the waterfront to hire a bike or kayak to explore the Marlborough Sounds
  • Cross the road to the children's playground or enjoy the awesome views

There are so many things to do while holidaying in Picton in the Marlborough Sounds. I love to stroll up the Tirohanga track - a 2h 15 minute walk from the house and back as it offers magnificent views down the Queen Charlotte Sound or if I only have an hour I walk along to Bob's Bay and back. A walk out to the Snout and back will take you several hours. Walks to Esson's Valley take you into the hills to the dams that supply Pictons fresh water and offer the cool of the forest canopy on a hot day.

Boat cruises, dolphin swimming, seal swimming, scuba diving, kayaking or nature tours can be booked at the i-site across the road or at the offices along the foreshore.

Artisan shops in the High Street, restaurants, cafés and an Irish bar are so close to home it is not worth getting in the car.

The Ecoworld aquarium across the road will introduce you to the little blue penguins, mystical seahorse and an ancient tuatara, lizards, turtles and kakariki. Picton cinemas screen daily from the same location minutes walk from home.

Quad biking, jet skiing, jet boating and paintball are all available locally.

Mountain bikes can be hired from the waterfront but we do have two bikes in the garage you can use.

If you are not confident to explore the region yourself, guided walks, the Captain Cook Picton foreshore heritage walk or guided sea kayak trips are a good option.

For nature lovers the Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary is isolated from the mainland by a predator proof fence but can be visited by sea from a nearby wharf. I have caught the Beachcomber to Motuara Island bird sanctuary for the day. It is predator free home to the South Island Saddleback,Little Blue Penguin and the King Shag. Another recent 15 minute trip from Picton, a short walk from home took me to the wildlife sanctuary at Lochmara Bay where the Kunikuni pig let us scratch him and we were able to take kayaks out around the bay. An art gallery displayed and sold wonderful local paintings and jewellery.

Special conditions: This is a non-smoking home.


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 2 single beds

    The green room has storage space for suite cases or backpacks, a mirror and bedside unit with drawers

  • Queen bed

    The room has two bedside drawer units and storage space for two suitcases or backpacks

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen $40.00 per stay (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 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
Flat rate tariff
30-Mar-17 to 31-Dec-17
$150/night $150/night
4 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 (5)

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  • Good location quiet and close to everything especially for the kids

    Good location quiet and close to everything especially for the kids

    blairmacca 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • The property was very comfortable, clean and warm

    The property was very comfortable, clean and warm.

    JennySh3 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Perfect location close to everything (easy walk to the ferry terminal and...

    Perfect location close to everything (easy walk to the ferry terminal and just around the corner to the main street) and well stocked with everything for our stay. Joanne also kindly provided sheets and towels. Very clean and tidy on our arrival.

    TaniaHo11 100%|1x May 2016

  • Amazing location-so close to Picton foreshore, and safe for families

    Amazing location-so close to Picton foreshore, and safe for families. Loved the aquarium and whaling museum. The house has everything we needed (and more). It was warm and cosy. Loved the games in the cupboard!

    ClaireGar 100%|1x May 2016

  • Location amazing

    Location amazing. Loved being so close to everything.

    MaryannPr1 100%|6x Jan 2016

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