Secluded beach front property with drive on access

Bach or holiday home | Kenepuru Sound | #7190

9/10 (27 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 8 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Unforgettable holiday for 1 to 2 families on a secluded, private and safe swimming beach. Beach front property with drive on access. Tar sealed main drive in 2012. Modern cabins surrounded in native bush. Birds, glow-worms, fish in Bay. Dinghy, 3 kayaks, canoe and lifejackets are included.

Karamarina Bay is a private bay located roughly halfway between Te Mahia and Portage (both are 10 minutes drive away).


Separate units are nestled within lush native bush on an extensive beachside property. Kowhai Cabin (sleeps 4 in 2 rooms: queen and twin) and the Chalet (sleeps 6 in 3 rooms: queen, twin and bunk with ensuite and tea and coffee making facilities) an independent dining/ living area, and an independent kitchen and bathroom facility. A canoe, kayak, dinghy, lifejackets and a 2 tonne and 3 tonne mooring included. Excellent filtered drinking water. Two fridges / freezers and beer fridge, gas oven and hob, dishwasher and washing machine, gas BBQ with hood, 2 TVs and CD and DVD players.

Your booking will ensure EXCLUSIVE use of all facilities.

Portage Resort Hotel just 10 minutes drive away has a restaurant, snapper bar, and boat ramp, Te Mahia offers great coffee's.


The location is ideal for swimming, snapper fishing, water skiing, sailing, kayaking, biking and walking or simply lying on the sunny and sheltered north facing beach. Queen Charlotte Track and Mistletoe Bay nature trails nearby.


In the bay you will find: Weka, Morepork, Tui, Bell birds, Quail, Glow-worms, forest weta, mussels, crabs and starfish.


By ROAD from .....

CHRISTCHURCH 6 hours, NELSON 2 hours, BLENHEIM 1.5 hours, HAVELOCK 50 minutes, LINKWATER 35 minutes.

By Water Taxi - we are happy to collect and drop-off guests at Portage when they catch the Cougar Line water taxi service. Taxi services run to meet the Inter-Island Ferry and connections from the airport giving easy access from WELLINGTON or AUCKLAND.

Special conditions:

Drive on access (50...


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Chalet Room 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Chalet Room 2

    1 x Cot
    1 x Single bed

  • Chalet Room 3

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Kowhai Cabin Room 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Kowhai Cabin Room 2

    2 x Narrow single bed


Maybe booked

*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 (53)

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  • This property was a wonderful indulgence for us

    This property was a wonderful indulgence for us. The landscape, the birds, the water (kayaking whenever the urge struck!) Consisting of several small buildings sprinkled down the hillside, it afforded private space to each of our grown children as well as space for us to gather and enjoy the view while putting together one of several challenging puzzles. It felt like we were off in our own little paradise. Thank you, Jill!

    SarahSt73 100%|2x Dec 2017

  • We loved our stay at this charming bach! It is set in...

    We loved our stay at this charming bach! It is set in a stunning location with great access to the water. Well supplied kitchen, beautiful garden, breath taking views out of the dining area. We really liked having use of the kayaks as well. We're already scheming about a return visit there!

    KathleenK 100%|1x Dec 2017

  • Idilic place

    Idilic place. We loved using the kayaks and the dinghy. Facilities were great. Amazing views of the sounds. We would specially recommend this place for multi generational families or groups of friends . We wish we could have stayed longer.

    Helena H 100%|1x Sep 2017

  • Lovely spot with a beautiful beach! The kids loved creating a "museum"...

    Lovely spot with a beautiful beach! The kids loved creating a "museum" with all the shells, rocks and beach treasures! We liked the separate living and eating areas. Having the kayaks was great....I had a little shark and a stingray swim right under me several times!

    ShannonRa2 100%|3x Apr 2017

  • Lovely spot, good beach

    Lovely spot, good beach. The cabins and dining areas are separate, but well connected by tracks. We had a good time and especially enjoyed the views from the dining room. Thanks Jill.

    Neil M 100%|1x Dec 2016

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