Cottage on The Beach - Moetapu Bay Bach

Bach or holiday home | Marlborough | #31501

7.9/10 (7 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Cottage on The Beach is a traditional 2 bedroom Moetapu Bay bach. Enjoying a fantastic location right on the beach, this low key Marlborough Sounds base is a fantastic option to get away from it all and relax!

This secluded Moetapu Bay bach includes cosy and compact open plan living with a fireplace for cooler stays. The living area flows outdoors where you can enjoy dining alfresco with peaceful surrounds, or wander down to the waters edge!

Bedroom 1 at this Moetapu Bay bach is fitted with a double bed, while bedroom 2 is accessed from the front porch and includes 1 single bunk set plus 1 single bed. There is also a day bed in the lounge when required.

All the basics are on hand for a classic kiwi stay. Plus, the outdoor shower is on hand after days at the beach, or make the most of the kayaks for days on the water! Nearby activities include fishing charters, kayaking, and boat cruises based in Havelock. You can walk the famous Queen Charlotte walkway from nearby Anakiwa and Te Mahia. Plus, Blenheim and the extensive Marlborough vineyards are only an hour's drive away.

For a laid back private hideaway, make your way to Moetapu Bay and settle in at Cottage on The Beach!

Special conditions: **Please note - all water must be purified before consumption.** Due to the limited capacity for heating water, please be aware that all showers need to be short. There is no washing machine, all washing can be done in the outdoor portable washtub. There is no stove, but there are 2 hot plates, the microwave is also a convection oven, and there is a BBQ. The car park is located halfway down the driveway on a small gravel area off the road to the left. Please park your vehicle under the Pohutukawa tree. There is enough space for 2 cars. Parking on the driveway is not permitted. It is a 3-5 minute walk from the car park to the cottage and it is steep in places. Please take the right-hand path at the first fork in the track (the left hand tracks heads back up to the neighbour's house). There is a wooden bridge 100m before you reach the cottage so please take care when crossing. Care should also be taken while walking down the track as there are lots of regenerative native tree...


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Lounge 1

    Other sleeping area


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $POA (required); Linen $25.00 per person (optional)

*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 (7)

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  • the lug in was more than 100meters, and the bed was double...

    the lug in was more than 100meters, and the bed was double and sank in the middle, having to purify the water was nor mentioned and proved to be an added nuisance........the kitchen sink blew back into the shower which meant we did not use it. The batch was a little on the dirty side.............needs a big spring clean inside and out. Location beach wise was great. the neighbour came on the first morning there...which was a nice welcome, he was wasp poisoning. other locals were friendly.

    donnach8 new member Mar 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We apologise sincerely for your surprise in purifying the water, and the listing description has now been update by our team to make this more clear. I've passed your feedback regarding cleanliness and the kitchen sink onto our team who will fix this ASAP. We're glad you got to meet the neighbours and other locals, and hope you had a great time away despite these factors! We'd love to accommodate your group again at any of our homes :) - PJ

    Bachcare 97%|5931x

  • Great little slice of kiwiana the way batches used to be !

    Great little slice of kiwiana the way batches used to be !

    DylanBennett 100%|3x May 2017

  • This place is all about location, location, location

    This place is all about location, location, location. The house is a little run down and could do with a jolly good clean, shame as it could be something amazing but its just ok as it is. Kid friendly which we enjoyed as you could sit outside the house and watch the kids play down on the beach.

    MelissaBo12 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • I loved it, but it wouldn't suit someone who wanted it posh

    I loved it, but it wouldn't suit someone who wanted it posh. Be prepared to carry what u need up and down a hill if you drive to the batch. Great outlook and loved the stereo and your music. Thank you for sharing your holiday place.

    KyraC699 new member Apr 2016

  • Awesome location, great for those who want to get away from it...

    Awesome location, great for those who want to get away from it all.

    wendyco10wendy new member Feb 2016

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