Karamarina Bay, Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough = secluded sunny beach front property with drive on access

2323 Kenepuru Sounds Road, Kenepuru Sound, Picton
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

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, lifejackets included. Karamarina Bay is a private bay located roughly halfway between Te Mahia and Portage (both are 10 minutes drive away). FACILITIES 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 and living area, and an independent kitchen and bathroom facility. A dinghy, 3 kayaks, lifejackets and two 2 tonne (small boat) moorings is included. Your booking will ensure exclusive use of all facilities. Portage Resort Hotel just 10 minutes drive away, it has a restaurant & bar. (Check opening hours during winter) There is a public boat ramp for launching runabouts etc. adjacent to the car/boat park. ACTIVITIES 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. WILDLIFE In the bay you will find: Weka, Morepork, Tui, Bell birds, Quail, Glow-worms, forest weta, mussels, crabs and starfish. HOW TO GET HERE Access to Karamarina Bay is by road. By road from CHRISTCHURCH 6 hours, NELSON 2 hours, BLENHEIM 1.5 hours. A stay in beautiful Karamarina Bay will leave you refreshed and spell-bound.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen not provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
High Chair
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 3 Single(s), 2 Bunk(s)

Special Amenities

Drive on access (50 minutes from Havelock) to waterfront property with sandy sheltered beach. All day sun, wonderful views. Dinghy, 3 kayaks, lifejackets and 2 moorings available. Excellent filtered drinking water. Two fridge / freezers and one beer fridge, gas oven and hob. Gas BBQ with hood. Guests to clean and leave place as found.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Queen Charlotte Walkway; Misteltoe Bay bush walks; Snapper fishing; Portage Hotel Resort 10 minutes away has a restaurant, Snapper Bar; public boat ramp for launching runabouts etc.


Average Rating: 4
10 total reviews

Rachel Lonsdale
We had a fantastic stay at Karamarina Bay. It was so wonderful to be able to utilise the dingy and the kayaks and we got out in them most days. We loved the beach access and even saw some stingrays in the bay. We had a few fishing expeditions although didn't manage to catch anything big enough to keep. The accommodation was perfect for us and our three teenagers as we all had enough space to spread out. The driveway and path are quite steep but we had nice dry weather so it was fine for us. Thank you so much Jill for allowing us to stay at your slice of paradise - hopefully we will be back some day!
Linda Whitehead
Not quite sure that " beach front property" cuts it! Lovely facilities, but the chalet looks into the back of the owners house and not beach front as one is led to believe. Very, very steep location and certainly not for anyone with a mobility issue.
Suzanne Hammond
Our holiday was heaven. A tranquil spot in our beautiful country. Wonderful native bush setting with its own resident Weka. Great kayaking and walks nearby. A wonderful place to get away from the world - highly recommended.
View more...



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Apr - 30 Nov $200 / Night for 2 guests$253 Nights
1 Dec - Mar $200 / Night for 2 guests$255 Nights
Rest of year$200 / Night for 2 guests$255 Nights
1 Apr - 30 Nov
$200 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 3 Nights
1 Dec - Mar
$200 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 5 Nights
Rest of year
$200 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 5 Nights
Minimum stay 5 nights, high season (1st Dec - 31st March.)
Low season. 1st April - 30th Nov. minimum 3 nights.
Bed linen and bathroom towels by arrangement ($15 per person). dinghy, 3 kayaks and lifejackets included.


More Holiday Houses near Kenepuru Sound