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


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 (59)

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  • 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

  • This idyllic property was perfect for our young family to get away...

    This idyllic property was perfect for our young family to get away from it all without comprimising comfort or ammenities. Jill has thought of everything from a kids dress up box/games/puzzles/kayaks. We were aware of the multi levels & infact enjoyed the fitness of using the steps which are so well maintained and beautiful at night with solar lights. Pack the furnace/picnic basket & enjoy a cuppa on the beach. Plenty of storage in the kitchen with 2 fridges. Dining room views stunning!

    norrcott 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • Great location, and really nice to have dinghies, kayaks, games, books and...

    Great location, and really nice to have dinghies, kayaks, games, books and well equipped kitchen and lounge available for use. However I felt the layout of the property let the place down with the kitchen being in a stand along building, the dining room and lounge in another building and then two other buildings housing the 4 bedrooms.

    AndreaKo1 100%|1x Jun 2016

  • Stunning views from the dining room and beautiful setting altogether

    Stunning views from the dining room and beautiful setting altogether. The modular design with buildings separated by bush paths worked well for out multi-generational family holiday for everyone to have their own space and then meet in the dining room for meals etc. The dinghy was well used and we caught snapper and the kayaks were fab for many kayak trips and perfect for mussel collecting. Kids loved it! The only improvement would be for an indoor bathroom/toilet for the top two bedrooms.

    Amanda_Bu1 100%|6x Mar 2016

  • The birds, the views, the beach, the loan of kayaks

    The birds, the views, the beach, the loan of kayaks.... A highlight for us was kayaking a little way from the beach in the evening and seeing a group of stingray right beside us!

    AngiePa2 100%|4x Feb 2016

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