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


  • Safe sunny swimming beach
  • 3 Kayaks, canoe, lifejackets and 2 boat moorings included (2 tonne & 3 tonne)
  • Native bush, birds, glow-worms and snapper fishing

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 & 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 & DVD players.

Your booking will ensure EXCLUSIVE use of all facilities.

Portage Resort Hotel just 10 minutes drive away has a restaurant, snapper bar, & 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 minutes from Havelock) to waterfront property with sandy sheltered beach. All day sun, wonderful views. Dinghy, canoe, 3 kayaks, lifejackets and two 2 tonne moorings available. Excellent filtered drinking water. Two fridge / freezers and one beer fridge, gas oven and hob, Gas BBQ with hood.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Canoe(s)
  • Cot available
  • Dinghy
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Chalet Room 1

    Has TV

    1 x Queen bed

  • Chalet Room 2

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Cot

  • Chalet Room 3

    Has TV

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Kowhai Cabin Room 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Kowhai Cabin Room 2

    2 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen.

*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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  • Beautiful walks and excellent access to Kenepura Sound

    Beautiful walks and excellent access to Kenepura Sound. I recommend you bring all of the food you'll need for your holiday with you from Picton/Nelson.

    gregrt381 100%|2x Apr 2009

  • Magnificent setting, private and sunny

    Magnificent setting, private and sunny. It was great to be able to access one of the better beaches, which was kept very tidy. We enjoyed the fact that there were a couple of kayaks (and a dinghy) available (at no extra cost) which gave a great ability to see more of the coastline and land at otherwise inaccessible places such as tiny nearby islands.

    saraon203 100%|12x Mar 2009

  • The bach was great - very well equiped, awesome views of the...

    The bach was great - very well equiped, awesome views of the bay, beach access, fishing, great kitchen (with a view), etc. Hard to beat.

    georna81 100%|1x Dec 2008

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