Queen Charlotte Sounds Dryden Bay Family Holiday Home

Dryden Bay, Queen Charlotte Sounds, Marlborough
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Queen Charlotte Sounds at its best. This property is boat access only so you can escape from the hussle and bustle of city life! New Zealand at it's best! A perfect spot to have a wine on the big deck area and chill as the sun goes down - or if you are an earlybird watch the sunrise (pictured). The house is a comfortable 3 bedroom sunny home offering the ideal spot to unwind. There is fantastic wild life all around the property and a large lawn for children and adults to play on. The back lawn area is fully fenced. The property comes with a safe mooring should you wish to bring a boat and a wharf to arrive, depart and fish from. Great property for families, small groups or a perfect spot for a quiet weekend away. Easy boat transfers available from Picton, assistance with arranging this can be provided. Dryden Bay is a fishing paradise, located close to the scollop area and within close boat access to cod fishing areas and the Cook Strait. Close to Ships Cove - the starting point of the Queen Charlotte track, and and an excellent picnic spot for a day out. Motuara Island bird santuary is a short boat ride and plenty of local walks are on your doorstep. If you feel like dinner out you could take your boat or a water taxi to one of the local resorts nearby. The beach is flat and sandy, very safe for children and families. An easy launching spot for the dinghy and kayaks. The wharf provides a great place for the kids to fish with a hand line. A great place to have fun or just chill with a book......the choice is all yours.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen not provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Sky TV
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 3 Single(s)

Special Amenities

The house is well position in a sunny spot getting sun from morning to the last in the evening. A fishermans paradise. An excellent spot to be as active or lazy as you choose. The lawn area is large and is fully fenced in the rear. There is also a gate to close off access form the beach area should you wish. The house is comfortable and clean. There are plenty of board games provided for the children or adults! There are 3 kayaks and one dinghy available for your use.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Queen Charlotte walkway, Motuara Island bird Sanctuary , Ships Cove , and many outlying islands are a short boat ride away. Furneau Lodge and the Bay of Many coves resort are also a short boat trip away. Dryden Bay is great for wakeboarding,skiiing, taking the kids around the bay on the donut or kneeboard and fishing from either your boat the dinghy or from the wharf


Average Rating: 5
8 total reviews

We had a lovely stay. The house is tidy and clean and comfortable. The view from the deck is beautiful. It is a quiet, small bay with amazing views out to the outer sound. Sue was super easy to deal with, very flexible when we had to change our booking, and friendly and responsive. A big plus for us is that there's no roads or cars so very quiet and peaceful. Loved it and would go again.
Beautiful peaceful bay, comfortable warm house, great owners , who went the extra mile plus to make our stay so enjoyable. Will definitely book again
Lucie K Ozanne
Great spot. Lovely view. great fishing. Very, very helpful owner.
Response from Owner
Thank you for choosing our property in this special part of the world.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 May - 31 Aug $245 / Night for 6 guests$302 Nights
1 Sep - 30 Nov $245 / Night for 6 guests$302 Nights
1 Dec - 30 Apr $270 / Night for 6 guests$302 Nights
Rest of year$240 / Night for 6 guests$202 Nights
1 May - 31 Aug
$245 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Sep - 30 Nov
$245 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Dec - 30 Apr
$270 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$240 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
Weekly rates and school holiday rental discounted rates by negotiation. There is a cleaning fee charged of $130 on all bookings. Linen is supplied by guest unless otherwise arranged.




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