Idyllic Dryden Bay - a complete Sounds experience

Bach or holiday home | Dryden Bay | #8067

9.4/10 (18 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


A perfect spot to have a wine on the deck as the sun goes down - or if you are an early bird, watch the fantastic sun rise (pictured).

Part of the charm of Dryden Bay is it's sandy beach and wonderful bird life. The property is boat access only. Water taxis take guests to the property from Picton on regular scheduled services - or you can hire a small water taxi from the Picton waterfront for a larger group or travel in by your own boat. A mooring is available as part of the rental.

The house is a comfortable, well equipped, sunny home which offers an ideal retreat from hustle and bustle. The large deck gives the opportunity to dine outside, sunbathe or just chill. There is fantastic wild life all around the property and a lawn for children and adults to play on! The back lawn is fully fenced. There is a wharf to arrive and depart from and the property comes with a mooring should you bring your own boat.

Great for families, small groups or a quiet weekend away. Dryden Bay is a Fishing paradise, located close to the scallop area and great dives spots.You do not have to leave the Bay for those that do not have boats as there is great fishing to be had in the Bay area - you do not have to travel far to catch a remember to pack your fishing rod and bait!

Close to Ships Cove, the starting point for the Queen Charlotte Track. Excellent picnic areas and historical land sites are close by for a day out. Motuara Bird Sanctaury is a short boat ride and there are plenty of local walks available.

If you feel like dinner out you could take the water taxi or your own boat to one of the local resorts nearby.

The beach is flat and sandy, very safe for children and families. An easy launching spot for a dingy or kayak. The wharf provides a great place to fish with a hand line or to dive from.

Everything is on your doorstep - the hardest part is deciding what to do next!

A great place to have fun or just chill ..... you have the choice!

Special conditions:

No Smoking allowed in the property - outside only.

Pets may be considered.

Linen available at $30 per person if required.

Cleaning Service is mandatory for this property

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$90.00 per stay); (Optional, NZ$30.00 per person); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


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

Bed layouts

  • 2nd Bedroom

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • 3rd Bedroom

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Narrow single bed

  • Lounge


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*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 (28)

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  • Dryden Bay was a great place for our stay in Queen Charlotte...

    Dryden Bay was a great place for our stay in Queen Charlotte Sound. Close to local restaurants, and to Ship Cove and Motuara Island. The Jetty is really good to use as we had our own boat there, great non-slip steps and a good light on the jetty at night. The house was comfortable and well equipped, sunny and warm! Situated in a beautiful setting, we really enjoyed our stay, thank you.

    MarilynO'1 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Cool bach in nice location:-)

    Cool bach in nice location:-)

    Igi 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • The property is ideally located for a Marlborough Sounds adventure including fishing,...

    The property is ideally located for a Marlborough Sounds adventure including fishing, walking and relaxing. Our children highly enjoyed playing at the beach and kayaking in the bay. The view from the Bach is outstanding.

    KarenBa14 100%|3x May 2017

  • The location is excellent and suited us

    The location is excellent and suited us. The bach could do with a little tiding up drapes off hooks some need replaced and the lounge suites could be up dated not comfortable at all but the fire was great. We did enjoy the stay.

    Ross55 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Fantastic location loved the deck area

    Fantastic location loved the deck area.

    LindaRa4 100%|1x Mar 2017

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