Bach or holiday home, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 10)
Why jillds940 chose Marlborough
This is our special holiday place that has been in the family for generations and is much loved and full of wonderful memories. We hope you all enjoy it as much as we do. If you are expecting a motel, this is not the place for you.
What makes this Chalet unique
Native bush, and an abundance of birds. You will wake up in the mornings to the beautiful sound of the native birds. Glow-worms and snapper fishing are just a few of the unexpected delights. If you have children it would be a real wonderland for them.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:30 am
Please take out all your rubbish and bottles.
The property is on a hill - steps involved.
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
You are to clean & tidy all rooms used in readiness for the next people.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Lovely location, quiet, beautiful and quirky with the different levels for kitchen, sleeping and dining! Loved the wee dingy for fishing and swing on beach. Thank you
I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Come back again.
Not clearly described- READ before booking
We understood the living area was separate from the chalet but it was not clear that all the units were spread out over several levels joined by steep garden paths The kitchen was also separate from the living area so you had to go back and forth. Our kids didn't want to use the outhouse another level up from the living area so we needed to walk them down the 30 steps several times a day and back again. The lounge area is the pretty spot with view, so it is the place you want to hang out. But it is not beach front. It's actually at the top of the property. The units have access to a beautiful beach but the units themselves are up the hill. The owners house and property is beach front. We did enjoy our stay but were disappointed upon arrival that it was so spread out. There have been a few other reviews that make this same point but I unfortunately did not read them. The description of the bach does not make this clear and I'm not sure why the owner is not clarifying this after several comments to this effect. The chalet is really just a unit tucked behind the owners house and one of the bathrooms described is in fact an outhouse. This setup would suit a group of adults but was not ideal for a family with young kids. Use of the dingy and kayaks were great and the kids had a great time playing on the golden sandy beach . I think you can enjoy your stay here more if you know in advance want to expect. Had it been clearly explained we would have chosen a property with kitchen, sleeping and dining areas combined.
The perfect Sounds getaway.
It would be hard to imagine how one could improve on this place. The views from the dining/sitting room cabin are stunning, access to the Queen Charlotte Track at several different points is just a five or ten minute drive away, the sleeping areas are cosy and well-thought-out, with everything built and maintained with care and consideration. It’s a treat to take the dinghy or the kayaks out onto Kenepuru Sound, and fun to explore the coastline and paddle around the neighbouring bays. During our stay we were visited regularly by tui, bellbirds, waxeyes and a very cheeky weka. Our host, Jill, was always responsive and wonderfully kind and helpful if we ran into any minor difficulties. We definitely hope to come back some day.
Thank you for choosing Karamarina Bay as a destination for your holiday here in NZ.
I am so pleased you loved our native birds. The bird song here in the mornings and again in the evening can be incredible.
Hope the next part of your trip goes well and you return some day.
Stunning location, very memorable holiday
We had a special holiday thank you Jill. The bach is well equipped, comfortable and clean with amazing views and the beach is wonderful. We enjoyed the exercise up and down the steps and the different areas really added to the interest of the holiday. The birds and the stars were amazing. Our 5 year old loved finding so many crabs under the rocks around the bay and we enjoyed the local walks and coffee and ice cream at Mistletoe Bay. Thank you so much for the opportunity to share your corner of paradise.
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in my little bit of paradise. Thank you for leaving the property so clean and tidy and locking up while I was away visiting family.
Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with our friends and family.
Such a stunning place, comfortable and tidy, and the kids loved the kayaks.
Jill is such a friendly and accommodating person to deal with and we all had a lovely time.
Lovely beach, good snapper fishing and good accommodation. I recommend this place for a relaxing stay.