Secluded beach front property with drive on access

Chalet | Kenepuru Sound | #7190

8.7/10 (33 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 10 Beds
  • 3 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, 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. 3 kayaks and 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 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.

Special conditions:

Please park at the top carpark and check the property before driving down any lower than the Kowhai Cabin area. (4WD only beyond this point)

This is a waterfront property with sandy sheltered beach. All day sun, wonderful views. Dinghy, and 3 kayaks, lifejackets and two 2 tonne moorings available if you have a speed boat or similar. Excellent filtered drinking water. Two fridge / freezers and one beer fridge, gas oven and hob, Gas BBQ with hood.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean all areas and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


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

Bed layouts

  • Chalet Room 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Chalet Room 2

    1 x Narrow single bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Chalet Room 3

    1 x Cot
    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Kowhai Cabin Room 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Kowhai Cabin Room 2

    2 x Single bed


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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 (59)

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  • Many thanks Jill! We had a very enjoyable stay and would have...

    Many thanks Jill! We had a very enjoyable stay and would have loved to have stayed longer. Loved the views, the setting (especially the indoor/outdoor shower) and the fact that the beach was so close.

    jennmp791 100%|1x May 2009

  • 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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